BALI 5.4 SAILING CATAMARAN
6 BEDS / 6 HEADS
MAX PAX: 10
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Dedicated Captain and Chef/First Mate
Fully Customizable and Catered Menu
Full Sized Refrigerator
Dingy / Yacht-tender
Stand Up Paddle Boards
Rendezvous Scuba Diving
10 ft. Floating Dock
Fusion 3 Zone Bluetooth Enabled Sound System
Television in the Salon
Ad Astra Branded Giveaways
All-inclusive rates are for 8 days and 7 nights. For charters longer or shorter in duration (with at least a 4 night minimum), please contact us for details.
Embarkation is 12:00 p.m. / Disembarkation is 12:00 p.m.
Guests Full-Board USD/week
Christmas Week will be a flat rate of $32,000
New Year's Week will be a flat rate of $41,600
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
Tip. It is customary to tip your crew at the end of your charter. The amount you leave is at your discretion and should be based on the level of service provided. The suggested gratuity is 15-20% of the total charter fee.
Born and raised in the Netherlands Thomas always had a passion for the ocean. With both of his parents being fanatic sailors, it was only natural that he spent all of his free time on the water partaking in every water sport imaginable.
From a young age it became very clear that his drive would point him toward a career on the water. He applied for a bachelor’s in Water Management with a minor in Smart Water, followed by a Masters in Hydrology specializing in hurricane storm surge control in the Caribbean and Florida.
During COVID, he decided to apply to a nautical college and upon graduation, worked as a first officer on sailing yachts up to 500GT. He quickly realized that the size of these yachts directly impact the amount of guest interaction. He therefore decided to obtain his Yacht Masters and become a captain on smaller sailing vessels.
His adventures started working in Flotillas in the Mediterranean, where he met Mollie on the dock in Croatia. After a lot of evenings sharing dreams, they decided to put these dreams into practice. They moved to the south Caribbean to work day charters on a 75ft catamaran and returned to the Mediterranean together. They quickly realized that this is the life they want to live.
Mollie grew up in a small city called Jönköping, in Sweden and with her loving mother she learned how to cook from a young age and would always create great feasts for her big family and friends.
At the age of 18 she moved away from home to follow her passion for performing arts and worked as a dancer, flying trapeze instructor and acrobat in Mexico. Here she found her love for the Mexican cuisine, which speaks to her eclectic range of cooking with combinations of ingredients like lime, chili and garlic. Her guacamole is to die for.
Mollie then found herself following her other interests, sport and exercise science which took her to Australia to study for a year. She fell in love with this beautiful country and ended up staying for almost 4 years. With her knowledge she tried her hand in entrepreneurial ship, opening her own performance center for strength sports on the Sunshine Coast in a partnership. After the separation of the partnership (the business however has been a success and is still in operation), she started working as a front of house manager in a vegan and gluten-free herbal bar. Here she was able to tap into her creative side and create new exciting cocktails, write menus and run a team of incredible people.
After this Mollie decided to move back to Scandinavia to enter the oil industry where she worked in the catering department. But she got tired of the cold weather and decided to take on a new path and move to warmer climate. She then found a home in the yachting industry, an occupation where she can both travel and work at the same time, whilst meeting new exciting people all over the world.
She took on multiple roles as deckhand, stewardess and chef on both motor yachts and sailing boats. This is where she really found a passion for the art of cooking. Mollie has been very fortunate to travel all over the world and has visited over 50 different countries. In those different countries she loved to take an active approach to learn and study the cuisine. Fresh produce and good ingredients are key when creating a nutritious and flavorful dish and don't forget that sprinkle of love.
When Mollie is not cooking, she enjoys adventuring activities such as hiking, dancing, skiing, sailing and all kinds of training and when she wants to relax, she likes taking a deep breath on her yoga mat or creating long lasting memories through her camera lens.
Mollie and Thomas met on the dock on her very first sailing trip and they never looked back! From two separate parts of the world, they found each other in a whirlwind of adventure.
JUNE 2023 - BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Thank you so much for making our trip unforgettable. The memories made with my Dad will be treasured. It is because of your attention to detail, charming personalities and passion to the love of sailing. We enjoyed getting to know you!
APRIL 2023 - BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Thank you so much for the most amazing week. Our family, spanning grandparents, kids, grandkids, and of course in-laws had the greatest time. Your knowledge of everything - from the local seas, to the cooking capabilities, to our family's varying preferences on everything - made it an especially remarkable experience. We had the greatest time, all because of you two. We will share below some thoughts from our own children/grandchildren, to whom you were particularly amazing.
I love Mollie and Thomas. I had a grate week with them thank you a lot.
Thank you Molly and Thomas! This has been the most amazing week of my life. I will forget you guys!
P.S. . . . .Best . . . . Week . . . .EVER!
With the utmost thanks and highest recommendation.
MARCH 2023 - BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
We thank you for your hospitality and kindness during our week on Ad Astra. You were perfect hosts, taking care of all of our needs and wishes. You are gifted with all you do. Tom - you are a cook and calm captain. You always made sure we had the best spots!! Mollie - your love shined through your cooking and over each meal, snack and latte you served us. We will miss you and hope to sail with you again in the future.
FEBRUARY 2023 - BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Thank you so much for all you have done for us this week! It's a sign of a great trip when by the end we can call our crew friends. Extra special thank you for taking care of your "difficult passenger" (with all of my sea sickness). I wish we could join you for the next two weeks, but since we can't I hope you both have some relaxing down time together. We' see you in Amsterdam!
JANUARY 2023 - BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
You did an amazing job making Ad Astra an idyllic vacation destination! The boat is beautifully redone and so comfortable! But the best part was you two - your welcoming spirit and enthusiasm for making our family vacation and Christmas so memorable! Tom you are such a calm, confident skipper and we loved our sails this week! You take such meticulous care of the boat! Mollie, the food was absolutely amazing and every day blew us away! We come away with so many memories - barracuda, amazing lattes, back flips, the caves, tubing, snorkeling everywhere, the sail from Anegada, Soggy Dollar - all of it! You guys are the best!
DECEMBER 2023 - BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Our family had a dreamy week on Ad Astra and Tom and Mollie were the most wonderful hosts, catering to our every need in the most comfortable, gracious manner. The boat accommodated us all so comfortable and was perfectly appointed so that we could take full advantage of relaxing among the natural beauty around us. We were so well taken care of from start to finish, from our fabulous itinerary, our sails, our excursions, and the amazing food and drinks, it was a week we will never forget. We are already thinking of when we get back on board with Tom and Mollie!