Customer Demand Prompted Virgin Islands Day Boat Charter Company To Add Second â€śAffordable Luxuryâ€ť Boat to Fleet, with service beginning May 7, 2012
Online PR News – 12-April-2012 – April 10, 2012 St Thomas, USVI – Picture the Virgin Islands--white sand beaches, palm trees swaying gently in the cool breeze, warm, crystal clear waters, and over 60 islands to explore. Before Pirateâ€™s Paradise Adventures began operating last year, the choice of watercraft to visit these gorgeous islands was extremely limited. Basically, you had two very different types of boat to choose from - the basic, bare bones center-console â€śfishing boatâ€ť style charter, or a budget-crushing 40+ foot Express Cruiser yacht. That all changed when Pirateâ€™s Paradise Adventures began operating with their first â€śaffordable luxuryâ€ť boat, Red Beard.
Pirateâ€™s Paradise Adventures (www.PiratesParadiseAdventures.com) was started by a family who frequently travels to the Virgin Islands and dreams of eventually becoming full time residents. They saw the islands like most people--on day boat charters--and this family of six quickly learned there was a big opportunity for a better experience. â€śWeâ€™ve been to the Virgin Islands many times and spent many days on the water, exploring the islands,â€ť said company co-founder Leigh Woeller. â€śWe learned quickly that the center-console fishing style boat left a lot to be desired in the way of comfort or convenience. If the waters were even a little rough or it rained at all...everything--including us--got really wet and it wasnâ€™t a fun trip. We looked at renting a more family-friendly boat that would be more comfortable, but they were about $2,500 for the day. Like most people, we just couldnâ€™t afford that.â€ť
Together, the family identified their dream charter boat and began the search. They found their perfect boat--a 32â€™ red Monterey super sport--and named her â€śRed Beard.â€ť Her features included two powerful engines, a giant swim step to make getting in and out of the water safe and easy, a transom shower to wash off salt water, and heavily padded, upholstered, front facing seating at the front of the boat. An open bow layout was critically important so everyone had plenty of room and and could see up ahead. Other criteria included a sun pad for tanning, a refrigerator and wet bar, an onboard head, and a great sound system.
Because there was no boat like her in the islands, the family shipped â€śRed Beardâ€ť from the states. Their gamble paid off, because customer demand for Red Beard was overwhelming.
â€śWe were amazed at how many people wanted the features and better experience we found important for our family,â€ť said co-founder Brian Woeller. â€śIf for some reason Red Beard isnâ€™t available, customers are really disappointed. The demand was there--we were turning people away everyday because Red Beard was booked. We knew we needed another boat--a lot sooner than we anticipated So, we did it. We bought Black Beard.â€ť
â€śBlack Beardâ€ť is a gorgeous 30 foot Sea Ray that offers all the same fabulous features as its sister ship, Red Beard. Sheâ€™s sleek, stylish and sexy, with a black hull and white upholstered interior. Her layout is much like Red Beard, with fully padded, upholstered chaise lounge style seating in the front of the boat. These seats even turn into a full sunpad where sun worshippers can spread out. At the back of the boat, a fantastic â€śu-shaped sofaâ€ť seating area comfortably seats 4 or 5 adults. Thereâ€™s a bar, refrigerator, an on-board head, and a sunshade mid-boat for anyone wanting to get out of the sun. â€śBlack Beardâ€ť also features a swim step, but best of all is her killer sound system with iPod capability.
Pirateâ€™s Paradise Adventuresâ€™ fleet is lead by Capt. Stan Good, a popular St. Thomas resident and long time USCG licensed captain. Ranked highly by TripAdvisor, â€śCaptain Stanâ€ť is the perfect captain for this fleet because of his love of the islands, desire to provide visitors a great experience and his appreciation for Red Beard and Black Beardâ€™s numerous amenities.
You might expect boats like Red Beard and Black Beard to be on the pricey side, but theyâ€™re actually about the same cost as the basic center console fishing boat--with so much more to offer. â€śWe typically paid about $700 a day including the captainâ€™s fee for the center console fishing boats,â€ť said Woeller of their familyâ€™s experience with day boat charters in the Virgin Islands. â€śRed Beard and Black Beard are currently priced at just $749 a day, including the islandsâ€™ best captains. By using a little creativity and thinking beyond what everyone else was doing, we can provide a lot more value for your money. We wanted to give our guests the best day of their lives, and now we have the boats to do it with.â€ť
About Pirateâ€™s Paradise Adventures: Pirates Paradise Adventures (www.PiratesParadiseAdventures.com) offers private, luxury powerboat day tours for snorkeling, swimming, or beach bar crawling in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Snorkel/swim with turtles, lay on white sugar-sand beaches, see the incredible pools and caves of the Baths, try a Pirates Paradise Poison at Nileâ€™s on Smugglerâ€™s Cove, sip a Painkiller while relaxing in a hammock at The Soggy Dollar Bar, try delicious chicken roti for lunch at Foxyâ€™s, or just admire the picture-postcard views of the top beaches in the world, including Trunk Bay on St John, (USVI) and White Bay on Jost Van Dyke (BVI).
Our stylish and sexy boats, â€śRed Beardâ€ť and â€śBlack Beardâ€ť take you throughout the USVI and BVI in comfort & style with huge swim steps, lounge-style seating, sun pads, on board toilets & cold drinks. Weâ€™ll help you customize the dayâ€™s itinerary to your specific wishes. The boat you choose for your tour really does make a difference!
To reserve your day on Red Beard or Black Beard, visit www.PiratesParadiseAdventures.com.