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Welcome Aboard Opus, Your 50' Floating Dive Resort In The Virgin Islands!!!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type yacht
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Opus is a 50 foot custom built trimaran which provides stability and comfort. The itinerary will take you to many islands, stopping at many different coves and beaches along the way. There are so many amazing things to do and islands to see! Your crew, Billy and Pat are down to earth, laid back and easy going and want you to relax and enjoy your vacation!

Many people come to the US Virgin Islands to get married and honeymoon. Billy is a non-denominational wedding officiant and provides wedding services on Opus or a beach of your choice.

Opus is based in St. Thomas for convenient access and availability for pick-up in either St. Thomas or Tortola, BVI. She is your perfect floating villa for as little or as long as you would like to stay with us.

Opus has three staterooms with separate entrances. Two double bed cabins and one v-berth queen bed cabin each feature a private en suite head/shower. The main salon is comfortable for relaxing, watching movies, reading and dining. The covered cockpit provides a welcome escape from the sun.

On deck, we provide all scuba dive/snorkel gear, fishing gear and chairs to relax in. The fighting chair on the aft deck is great for fishing or a favorite place to gather at sunset. There is a swim platform, ladder and fresh water shower provided. Whether you prefer to dine in the shaded cockpit, sunbathe on the trampolines, dance on the foredeck, or simply count the stars, Opus's large open deck provides unmatched flexibility.

There are many dive sites anywhere within the Sir Francis Drake Channel from Norman Island through Peter Island, Dead Chest, Salt, Cooper and Ginger Islands all the way up to Mountain Point on Virgin Gorda, including the Dog Islands, Guana, the Camanoe Islands, Marina Cay and Trellis Bay. Weather conditions and experience level of divers determines what islands we go to.

We offer a wide range of opportunities to begin and continue your dive education. From basic classes like Discover Scuba all the way to Professional Level courses like Dive Master and Assistant Instructor. Billy's level of experience will enhance your skills, safety and even your career!

Billy is a PADI Master Instructor who has been scuba diving for over 30 years. His knowledge, love of diving and patience insures that your dive experiences are safe and unforgettable!

When deciding your charter vacation, we provide three options to fit your needs:

'Captain Only' includes captain and first mate, but does not include food and beverage. This is a great choice if you love to cook and want to plan your meals or eat on shore a lot.

2 guests $7500.00

3 guests $7750.00

4 guests $8000.00

5 guests $8250.00

6 guests $8500.00

'Half Board' based on 8 days, 7 nights includes 7 breakfast, 4 lunches, 3 dinners and the ship's bar. A great choice if you love to experience the local restaurants.

2 guests $8250.00

3 guests $8625.00

4 guests $9000.00

5 guests $9375.00

6 guests $9750.00

'All-Inclusive' includes all food, beverages and ship's bar.

2 guests $8500.00

3 guests $9000.00

4 guests $9500.00

5 guests $10000.00

6 guests $10500.00

Prices are based on 8 days, 7 nights and includes all expenses related to running of the vessel and the use of sports equipment, scuba diving for certified divers, 5 dives/week.

Add 10% surcharge for charters 6 or 5 nights and add 15% for charters 4 nights or less.

Add 15% surcharge for weeks of Christmas and New Years, 7 night minimum stay.

Includes all expenses related to running of the vessel and the use of sports equipment, scuba diving for certified divers, 5 dives per person per week. Additional dives are $50 each. Certification courses are available upon request at an additional cost.

Excludes the BVI cruising permits, passenger tax and custom fees which total approximately $65 per person, top shelf bar requests, premium wines and champagnes, shore excursions and transportation, food and drinks onshore, dockage if requested by Charterer, personal communications on board. Rates do not include customary 15-25% gratuity for a deserving crew. As in the hospitality industry, gratuities are greatly appreciated and are split between the 2 crew members.

Our main business is chartering throughout the Virgin Islands, but we also offer Opus as a Bed & Breakfast when we are available April through November. Opus is your perfect floating villa for as little or as long as you would like to stay with us.

More Details

Owner
Captain Billy and Pat Pratt
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

About Captain Billy and Pat Pratt

Billy has been scuba diving and working on boats in St. Thomas for 30 years. Opus is our home and we love living on the water and being outdoors. Island life is awesome and so are the people who live here. It's all about meeting new people, sharing our home and making your vacation a lifelong memory. Welcome! We hope you love this experience as much as we do!

Billy holds a USCG 100 ton Masters, 1st issue 1986. With Auxiliary Sail, Over 20,000 miles on the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. U.S. sailing school certified. PADI Master Instructor, DAN 02 Instructor, CPR/First Aide Instructor, N2 certified, Certified Bauer technician, with basic electrical, mechanical, and fiberglass experience. Billy was a professional musician having played at numerous resorts and on Cruise Ships through out the Caribbean.

Captain Billy and Pat Pratt purchased this yacht in 2008

Why Captain Billy and Pat Pratt chose US Virgin Islands

Trimarans provide more stability and comfort than mono hulled boats. Eight people can sit comfortably on the large open deck. Scuba diving off the aft deck is spacious and effortless. The Virgin Islands are truly the perfect cruising ground, close together and well protected.

What makes this yacht unique

Our main business is chartering throughout the US and British Virgin Islands, but we also offer Opus as a Bed & Breakfast when we are available April through November. Opus is your perfect floating villa for as little or as long as you would like to stay with us. NOTE: Please check our rates and terms and conditions on our website (opusvirginislands). Also visit our Facebook page.

People can get all their dive training by a seasoned PADI Master Instructor with over 30 years of experience. (A PADI Master Instructor is one step below a PADI Course Director - an instructor's instructor.) Experienced divers are allowed to explore on their own in buddy teams. Logs books and C cards required. Spear fishing, lobster diving, deep, night, drift and wreck diving are also available for the seasoned veteran. Note: Spear fishing and lobster diving is not legal in the British Virgin Islands.

Feel free to help as much or as little as you would like, whether helping us adjust the sails or take the helm! We want you to feel a part of this exciting experience! We are your guide to diving, snorkeling, swimming and beachcombing. The possibilities are limitless!

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday yacht rental in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Property Type:
  • yacht
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Port bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Electric head
    Starboard Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Electric head
    Fwd Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Sit down shower / Manual head
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Starboard Stateroom with private head/shower. - 1 double bed
    Port Stateroom with private head/shower. - 1 double bed
    Forward Stateroom with private head/sit down shower. - 1 large double bed , Separate entrances from fwd deck and salon with v-berth bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

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(13 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Pelican, Pelican, Pelican

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a fabulous week aboard OPUS. Great time. Plenty of sunshine, warm breezes, food and drink and laughter. Capt. Pratt & First Mate Pat were great hosts. We had great visits to the many BVI islands. Capt. Pratt knows the best mooring spots. We slept well aboard OPUS, plenty of breeze blowing through the hatches. We even had an evening of Capt. Pratts guitar playing and singing!!!

Looking forward to our next trip with OPUS. Thank you, Pratt Dem!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful Way to Experience the Virgin Islands

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I sailed with Billy and Pat for 3 days and nights around the US and British Virgin Islands. Traveling on the Opus allowed us to explore totally stress-free, feeling like "island locals"! They got the timing just right on all of our excursions, and we seemed to constantly be beating the "crowd" to all the best places—something we definitely could not have planned for on our own.

We visited various islands and had plenty of time to snorkel, swim, kayak, explore and relax. As hosts, they were super easygoing, gracious and accommodating, and kept us well sustained with great food and drinks. Opus was very comfortable and had all the amenities we needed. It was just a pleasure, all the way around.

Billy and Pat were also very helpful in preparing us for our trip: providing great information about what to expect, bring, etc. We hope to be back some day! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeremy and Hannah for choosing to charter with us on Opus. It was a pleasure having you on board. We're happy that we got to be a part of celebrating your anniversary and hope to see you again some day. Thanks again, you both were great! Billy & Pat
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5

The BEST Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

OPUS is First Class! We booked this trip wanting a relaxing family vacation on the water while touring the islands. We got all of that and so much more. Billy is not only an excellent boat captain but a full on tour guide, experienced Master dive instructor and an amazing person to be around. Pat was an outstanding First Mate. She kept our teenagers fed while providing a great cuisine for us all to enjoy. Every day was a new adventure. Morning coffee out on the deck was my favorite time as the guys were gearing up to take a morning dive. The guys arrive back to the boat for a wonderful breakfast. We would all enjoy our daily snorkeling and the beaches were beautiful and so relaxing. Billy and Pat know all the best spots for family fun for all. This was a great family vacation for our family. Thank you Billy and Pat for a trip of a life time!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Meredith, Thank you for spending your vacation with us on Opus! It was great meeting your family and we had a wonderful time with all of you. Billy is still using the wallet for his iPhone and loves it! We look forward to showing your family more places in the BVI on your next trip. Billy & Pat
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5

Totally Fabulous and Most Relaxing Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed the Opus with Captain BIlly and First Mate Pat! The diving was wonderful and most convenient! I loved the "no shoes" allowed rule as well! Pat prepared most excellent meals and I cleaned my plate every time.

Those pain killers really worked well too as I was feeling no pain after three of those.

My teenage daughter and her friend also had a great time and loved showing off their tans!

Definitely the most relaxation in one week I have ever experienced!

A great thing to be on one's bucket list!!!

Hope to be able to do it again someday!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR LAID BACK FOLKS WHO HAVE CRAZY JOBS AND NEED TO GET AWAY FOR A TIME OF TOTAL RELAXATION!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we had a great week with all of you! We're happy that you enjoyed yourselves and that you had time to relax and unwind. We look forward to seeing all of you again someday! Billy & Pat
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Great Diving, Relaxing Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd trip with Cap'n Billy & finally got to meet his wonderful wife Pat. We had the best time & would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking for a trip of a lifetime. We dove, we ate, we drank, we relaxed, we laughed, we told stories. ...Billy is quite the joke teller!! Pat is a wonderful cook and has the sweetest personality! They were very accomodating to whatever we wanted to do. We loved them both! Everyone should try a sailboat vacation once in their life & even tho I'm biased, I think it should be on the Opus!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it was great having you back and so nice to meet all of you! Take care and we look forward to your return! Billy & Pat
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Fabulous Trip!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful trip. Billy and Pat wanted to make sure that they complied with all of our desires. They completely pampered us. They were very open to suggestions and when we changed our minds, or conditions changed, they were extremely flexible. We signed up for the half meal program but if I were to do it again I'd have all of our meals prepared by Pat. She's an excellent chef and imaginative in the different meals she prepares.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nancy! We're glad you enjoyed your vacation. We celebrated a lot of birthdays together and had a great time with you guys. We look forward to your return so we can show you other great places that you'll enjoy! Billy & Pat
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Cyril E. King Airport
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

After starting a new adventure, we are no longer accepting new bookings on Opus as of March 2017. We appreciate the business from all of our past charter guests.
Opus is now up for sale and a new owner can re-open the calendar!

Rates shown are based on Captain Only, 7 nights, 2 guests which includes the yacht and crew. We also offer Half Board or All-Inclusive vacations.

Sorry, we do not accept credit cards. Please wire (Add $15) or express a money order, certified or cashier's check payable to Yacht Opus, LLC.

We recommend travel insurance, but it is not necessary.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.