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Bel Ami Voyages

St Thomas , VI
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5304 Yacht Haven Grande , Suite 104
St Thomas, VI 00802 US (map)

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608-772-0634

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Say "I do" aboard Bel Ami, then sail into romance and the colorful Caribbean sunset. Welcome aboard Bel Ami Voyages, your own private floating honeymoon yacht! Bel Ami Voyages provides... Read more
Say "I do" aboard Bel Ami, then sail into romance and the colorful Caribbean sunset. Welcome aboard Bel Ami Voyages, your own private floating honeymoon yacht! Bel Ami Voyages provides unique unforgettable honeymoons in the beautiful Virgin Islands, "honeymoon capital of the world." We specialize in newlyweds and honeymooners, providing them with their own private 53 foot luxury cruising sailboat. Sail, swim, snorkel, scuba dive, sunning, shopping, sensuously luxuriating in the warm crystal clear aquamarine waters of the Caribbean.

Wake up leisurely then bathe in the warm waters of the Caribbean as you greet your day. Enjoy artfully conceived cuisine prepared fresh daily, catering to your specific tastes and requests. Wake up to fresh squeezed OJ, eggs cooked to order, or whatever your heart desires. All meals aboard are designed not only to please your palette but also to enhance your overall health and well-being. After a fun filled day of exploring the beautiful underwater world, watching rainbows, or hiking up island mountain trails, relax on deck under the starry sky and count the shooting stars.

Our sailing vessel Bel Ami is a 53 foot world class cruising yacht, designed to sail safely around the world in luxurious comfort. The aft master cabin is the honeymoon suite: spacious, private, air-conditioned with its own ensuite head and shower. It is has a flat screen TV and hundreds of movies for your private enjoyment. The Galley (i.e. kitchen) is fully equipped with all the modern conveniences. The salon area includes a 53 X 37 inch screen with 7:1 home theater sound system for ultimate in movie watching. The center cockpit layout is extremely comfortable for cruising the azure waters of the Caribbean. The decks have wide open spaces for sunning during the day and star gazing at night. Watch as dolphins swim and play in the bow wave.

Bel Ami is equipped with the latest in electronic navigation gear, and meets or exceeds all United States Coast Guard safety standards. She is a ketch rig, meaning she has two masts, and 3 sails are generally deployed. Sail control is push button with state of the art rigging systems, allowing for the vessel to be easily handled in the most challenging of conditions.

Captain Dave, owner and skipper of Bel Ami, holds a 100 Ton Masters USCG Captains License. He has been sailing in and around the East Caribbean for many years, and knows all the great private secluded anchorages as well as the best spots for entertainment. He is an experienced scuba diver and holds an advanced/rescue diver certification.

What better way to start your lifetime together than to get married aboard Bel Ami and then sail off into the sunset!? Alternatively, for those of you planning a destination land/beach based wedding in the Virgin Islands, considering coming aboard Bel Ami for a dream honeymoon you will never forget. Contact Captain Dave today to begin your sail into romance! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Beach, Boat / Yacht
Describe the style of your venue
Nautical, Tropical, Waterfront
What kind of settings are available?
Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
2
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite

REVIEWS

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ghanima
Wedding:
11/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Unique, amazing, relaxing trip. Great vehicle to celebrate life, love and friendship
This was truely a relaxing adventure with world class new friends. My partner and I spent a week aboard the Bel Ami early November. From the time we landed in St.Thomas until we took off, we were pampered by Captain Dave and Admiral Bobby Rae. They anticipated our needs, from suggesting hikes, taking us to beautiful snorkling spots, to cooking gourmet meals, and surprising us with delicious drinks. Although not new to the boating world, our accomadations exceeded our expectations. We had plenty privacy in our relatively spacious quarter, and enjoyed the efficiency of the amenities on board. We often left it up to Captain Dave to decide where to set his sails, and he never took short cuts, and every place we visited was charming, and some were really magical. We were looking at spending a week, reliving some of my boyfriend's early memory, and celbrating our love, and friendship. We wanted a laid back escapade indulging in the beauty of the Carribean. Bel ami, Captain David, and Admiral Bobby Rae delivered this and more.
Unique, amazing, relaxing trip. Great vehicle to celebrate life, love and friendship
This was truely a relaxing Read more...
Unique, amazing, relaxing trip. Great vehicle to celebrate life, love and friendship
This was truely a relaxing adventure with world class new friends. My partner and I spent a week aboard the Bel Ami early November. From the time we landed in St.Thomas until we took off, we were pampered by Captain Dave and Admiral Bobby Rae. They anticipated our needs, from suggesting hikes, taking us to beautiful snorkling spots, to cooking gourmet meals, and surprising us with delicious drinks. Although not new to the boating world, our accomadations exceeded our expectations. We had plenty privacy in our relatively spacious quarter, and enjoyed the efficiency of the amenities on board. We often left it up to Captain Dave to decide where to set his sails, and he never took short cuts, and every place we visited was charming, and some were really magical. We were looking at spending a week, reliving some of my boyfriend's early memory, and celbrating our love, and friendship. We wanted a laid back escapade indulging in the beauty of the Carribean. Bel ami, Captain David, and Admiral Bobby Rae delivered this and more. Read less
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John
Wedding:
5/14/2016
5.0/5.0
Sailing VI for a week would be a highlight vacation for most people. Sailing VI with Dave and Bobbie Rae is a once in a lifetime experience! Beyond their expertise with the islands and sailing, they are two of the most engaging, thoughtful, interesting, and caring people you could have as guides. The food, the drink, the ambiance are all remarkable. It was an amazing adventure, capturing all that VI could offer. I can honestly say it was the best vacation we've ever experienced. And to have the experience as our honeymoon made it all the more special.
Sailing VI for a week would be a highlight vacation for most people. Sailing VI with Dave and Bobbie Rae is a once in a Read more...
Sailing VI for a week would be a highlight vacation for most people. Sailing VI with Dave and Bobbie Rae is a once in a lifetime experience! Beyond their expertise with the islands and sailing, they are two of the most engaging, thoughtful, interesting, and caring people you could have as guides. The food, the drink, the ambiance are all remarkable. It was an amazing adventure, capturing all that VI could offer. I can honestly say it was the best vacation we've ever experienced. And to have the experience as our honeymoon made it all the more special. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We booked this venue to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and to renew our wedding vows. We also have been wanting to learn to sail, so what better way to combine the two to create a unique experience. We approached the Captain with the intent on learning more about sailing in the Virgin Islands on our own, so the purpose of our vacation was much different than most charters. With that goal in mind, the Captain taught us many things about chart/GPS reading, navigating, barefoot chartering, weather planning and the actual sailing of the boat. Even though that was the focus of our trip, the Captain and crew additionally made it a great vacation. They served us delicious meals catering to our personal tastes, afternoon cocktails and a variety of activities including snorkeling, kayaking, sightseeing and yes, even accordion playing at night. The nice thing about this trip, it can be personalized in so many ways depending on the individuals' tastes and desires. Regardless, the scenery is great and very relaxing, and the company is very enjoyable. In the short span of 8 days, we feel like we've made a lasting connection with the Captain Dave and crew and a lifelong memory.
We booked this venue to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and to renew our wedding vows. We also have been wanting to Read more...
We booked this venue to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and to renew our wedding vows. We also have been wanting to learn to sail, so what better way to combine the two to create a unique experience. We approached the Captain with the intent on learning more about sailing in the Virgin Islands on our own, so the purpose of our vacation was much different than most charters. With that goal in mind, the Captain taught us many things about chart/GPS reading, navigating, barefoot chartering, weather planning and the actual sailing of the boat. Even though that was the focus of our trip, the Captain and crew additionally made it a great vacation. They served us delicious meals catering to our personal tastes, afternoon cocktails and a variety of activities including snorkeling, kayaking, sightseeing and yes, even accordion playing at night. The nice thing about this trip, it can be personalized in so many ways depending on the individuals' tastes and desires. Regardless, the scenery is great and very relaxing, and the company is very enjoyable. In the short span of 8 days, we feel like we've made a lasting connection with the Captain Dave and crew and a lifelong memory. Read less
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Lucia
Wedding:
4/23/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I decided to spend our honeymoon visiting the beautiful caribbean islands. We were lucky enough to find Bel Ami and have the most amazing vacation ever. Captain Dave is very professional and has a boat in excellent conditions. He is also a lot of fun and will take you to the most amazing places in the Virgen British and US islands. Bobbie Rae makes sure all your needs are taken care of and helps Captain Dave cook delicious food. My husband and I were very eager to learn sailing and Captain Dave helped us fulfill that dream, and yes, we were sailing the boat at the end of our trip!!!!
My husband and I decided to spend our honeymoon visiting the beautiful caribbean islands. We were lucky enough to find Bel Read more...
My husband and I decided to spend our honeymoon visiting the beautiful caribbean islands. We were lucky enough to find Bel Ami and have the most amazing vacation ever. Captain Dave is very professional and has a boat in excellent conditions. He is also a lot of fun and will take you to the most amazing places in the Virgen British and US islands. Bobbie Rae makes sure all your needs are taken care of and helps Captain Dave cook delicious food. My husband and I were very eager to learn sailing and Captain Dave helped us fulfill that dream, and yes, we were sailing the boat at the end of our trip!!!! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/5/2015
5.0/5.0
We could not have asked for a more beautiful honeymoon destination and experience. “Captain” Dave and “Admiral” Bobbie Rae were experienced, engaging, and delightful hosts. They not only accommodated our dietary and beverage requests, but they truly presented our meals in a creative and beautiful way. They were not just our hosts, they became our friends; we played games, enjoyed music together, and danced the night away. Whether we were trading stories, hiking in the pouring rain, or snorkeling through dark caves, it truly was the best experience either of us have ever had. Captain Dave knows the sea and the islands like the back of his hand and Bobbie Rae treats her guests like they were her own family. We will not hesitate to return to the Bel Ami to see our new friends, Dave and Bobbie Rae, for another amazing adventure in the Virgin Islands. Thank you Dave and Bobbie Rae for making our honeymoon more amazing than we could have ever imagined. We look forward to seeing you again someday, and we are sincere in our invitation to you to come to Colorado for a skiing, (killer) hiking, or whitewater rafting trip!
We could not have asked for a more beautiful honeymoon destination and experience. “Captain” Dave and “Admiral” Bobbie Rae Read more...
We could not have asked for a more beautiful honeymoon destination and experience. “Captain” Dave and “Admiral” Bobbie Rae were experienced, engaging, and delightful hosts. They not only accommodated our dietary and beverage requests, but they truly presented our meals in a creative and beautiful way. They were not just our hosts, they became our friends; we played games, enjoyed music together, and danced the night away. Whether we were trading stories, hiking in the pouring rain, or snorkeling through dark caves, it truly was the best experience either of us have ever had. Captain Dave knows the sea and the islands like the back of his hand and Bobbie Rae treats her guests like they were her own family. We will not hesitate to return to the Bel Ami to see our new friends, Dave and Bobbie Rae, for another amazing adventure in the Virgin Islands. Thank you Dave and Bobbie Rae for making our honeymoon more amazing than we could have ever imagined. We look forward to seeing you again someday, and we are sincere in our invitation to you to come to Colorado for a skiing, (killer) hiking, or whitewater rafting trip! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue very professional thanks so much
Beautiful venue very professional thanks so much
Beautiful venue very professional thanks so much Read less
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Larry
Wedding:
1/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We spent a wonderful few weeks aboard Bel Ami with Captain Dave to celebrate the reaffirmation of our wedding vows and our 2nd honeymoon together. At first, booking our charter on Bel Ami I thought being on a small boat rather than a cruise ship would be more romantic. But I did worry about space on the boat and having our own private cabin. Everything when we got on board that we expected was beyond our expectations! We had the full privacy of the aft cabin with our own bathroom and shower. It was everything we could dream about without all the crowds and people running around on the decks like a large cruise boat would be. My wife and I had sunsets, walks on the beach, captain Dave knew when to disappear to give us even more privacy. It was like the boat was our own private yacht. To take off wiith your wife or girlfriend for a romantic time and see things you would never see on a cruise ship, and have the most intimate time of your life...this is it!
We spent a wonderful few weeks aboard Bel Ami with Captain Dave to celebrate the reaffirmation of our wedding vows and our Read more...
We spent a wonderful few weeks aboard Bel Ami with Captain Dave to celebrate the reaffirmation of our wedding vows and our 2nd honeymoon together. At first, booking our charter on Bel Ami I thought being on a small boat rather than a cruise ship would be more romantic. But I did worry about space on the boat and having our own private cabin. Everything when we got on board that we expected was beyond our expectations! We had the full privacy of the aft cabin with our own bathroom and shower. It was everything we could dream about without all the crowds and people running around on the decks like a large cruise boat would be. My wife and I had sunsets, walks on the beach, captain Dave knew when to disappear to give us even more privacy. It was like the boat was our own private yacht. To take off wiith your wife or girlfriend for a romantic time and see things you would never see on a cruise ship, and have the most intimate time of your life...this is it! Read less
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Brandon
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
It was a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone looking for adventure! My thanks goes out to Dave and Anne!
Cheers!

Brandon
&
Kelly
It was a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone looking for adventure! My thanks goes out to Dave and Read more...
It was a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone looking for adventure! My thanks goes out to Dave and Anne!
Cheers!

Brandon
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Kelly Read less
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naomi
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Dave is the best captain one could hope for! He is very knowledgeable, friendly, considerate, fun, lively, and creates the perfect trip for you! He took us to all of the islands that we wanted to see and brought us to the best snorkeling spots and indulged our strange eating habits and cooked us delicious meals. The cabin was cozy and comfortable, had air conditioning, a great kitchen, yummy snacks, and we even had a fun lazy evening in watching Finding Nemo. You can dance on deck to his accordion playing (he takes requests) and has great stories to share. Privacy onboard is easily obtained and it is both romantic, adventurous, fun, and wonderful! We can't wait to take another trip! It was a perfect honeymoon!
Dave is the best captain one could hope for! He is very knowledgeable, friendly, considerate, fun, lively, and creates the Read more...
Dave is the best captain one could hope for! He is very knowledgeable, friendly, considerate, fun, lively, and creates the perfect trip for you! He took us to all of the islands that we wanted to see and brought us to the best snorkeling spots and indulged our strange eating habits and cooked us delicious meals. The cabin was cozy and comfortable, had air conditioning, a great kitchen, yummy snacks, and we even had a fun lazy evening in watching Finding Nemo. You can dance on deck to his accordion playing (he takes requests) and has great stories to share. Privacy onboard is easily obtained and it is both romantic, adventurous, fun, and wonderful! We can't wait to take another trip! It was a perfect honeymoon! Read less
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Steve
Wedding:
6/4/2016
2.2/5.0
On our recent scheduled trip on the Bel Ami June 4 to 11 /2016 we have the following comments Due to circumstances aboard we were forced to cut the trip short on Wednesday June 8 We will itemize a number of the conditions that led to this decision It was apparent from the beginning that Captain Dave and Admiral Bobbie Rae were more concerned about cost cutting than the comfort of their guests aboard. Weather was very hot and humid ... First night on board we had to sleep without a/c since Captain Dave said it was too expensive to run the generator Not sure how we managed to make it through it was a miserable night. We could never relax below in the cabin privately because it was too ghastly hot and tended to make us seasick. Whenever we requested a cold drink we were treated to one ice cube since they were not willing to purchase ice but instead made their own . It seemed that instead of feeling like a special guest we were made to feel that any requests were determined by Captain Dave and his need to conserve $$$. We paid for gourmet appetizers ( triscuits with cheese and some fruit or cut up Apple ). They constantly munched in front of us and one time out at a lobster lunch bar, Captain Dave took our plates and started eating all the leftovers including a potato I had on my plate. They then cleaned up all of the lobster shells on our plates , it was disgusting. Another night out for dinner when we did not request side dishes with our meal he was going to ask for our side dishes so that he and Bobbie Rae could eat them at a later time. Their table manners were terrible! We had one good dinner on board the shrimp , the chicken dinner was terrible. The bed was small and uncomfortable big enough for one person not two and in the rear of the boat where air flow was limited while Bobbie Rae admitted that they kept the larger bedroom ( reserved for guests) and that air flow in that room was much better.
On our recent scheduled trip on the Bel Ami June 4 to 11 /2016 we have the following comments Due to circumstances aboard Read more...
On our recent scheduled trip on the Bel Ami June 4 to 11 /2016 we have the following comments Due to circumstances aboard we were forced to cut the trip short on Wednesday June 8 We will itemize a number of the conditions that led to this decision It was apparent from the beginning that Captain Dave and Admiral Bobbie Rae were more concerned about cost cutting than the comfort of their guests aboard. Weather was very hot and humid ... First night on board we had to sleep without a/c since Captain Dave said it was too expensive to run the generator Not sure how we managed to make it through it was a miserable night. We could never relax below in the cabin privately because it was too ghastly hot and tended to make us seasick. Whenever we requested a cold drink we were treated to one ice cube since they were not willing to purchase ice but instead made their own . It seemed that instead of feeling like a special guest we were made to feel that any requests were determined by Captain Dave and his need to conserve $$$. We paid for gourmet appetizers ( triscuits with cheese and some fruit or cut up Apple ). They constantly munched in front of us and one time out at a lobster lunch bar, Captain Dave took our plates and started eating all the leftovers including a potato I had on my plate. They then cleaned up all of the lobster shells on our plates , it was disgusting. Another night out for dinner when we did not request side dishes with our meal he was going to ask for our side dishes so that he and Bobbie Rae could eat them at a later time. Their table manners were terrible! We had one good dinner on board the shrimp , the chicken dinner was terrible. The bed was small and uncomfortable big enough for one person not two and in the rear of the boat where air flow was limited while Bobbie Rae admitted that they kept the larger bedroom ( reserved for guests) and that air flow in that room was much better. Read less
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Bel Ami Voyages responded with the following comments:

This was our first negative review after more than 30 overwhelming positive reviews. Yes, this was a “Horrible Trip” from our perspective also. This couple arranged their trip by a charter broker with no direct communication with us until just prior to the trip, when we were informed of certain physical wellness issues. Additionally, once aboard it soon became evident that this couple lacked understanding regards the limitations of a sailboat vacation. Despite our best efforts, we and this couple were not a good fit. In response to specific itemized complaints: 1) It simply is not true that we are more concerned about cost cutting than the comfort of our guests. The comfort of our guests is one of our highest priorities. 2) It is simply not true that we told them never to use the air conditioning. 3) It is simply not true that were were not willing to purchase ice. 4) It is simply not true that our food and beverage offerings are determined by a need to save money. 5) It is simply not true that we stole lobster from them. They admit in their review that they forgot to take their lobster when they disembarked. In fact, we were well under way to our next location when we realized they had left their lobster aboard. Vacationing on a sailing yacht is ideal for select individuals who seek to appreciate the joy and pleasures offered by such a unique experience. Our overwhelming positive reviews are testimony to this. As Captain and Admiral of Bel Ami Voyages…Sail Into Romance, we are blessed with the opportunity to provide the best romantic sailing vacations of a lifetime for 1 special, very select and loving couple, be it their honeymoon, anniversary, birthday, other special occasion, or just a romantic get-a-way.

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