British Virgin Islands
Kayaks 2 Pax:
Vlad - Captain
Vlad is a cruiser and international competitive racer with ocean-traversing experiences across the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Pacific-crossing waters. From Hawaii to LA, St-Lucia to Antigua, Pacific Northwest adventures and Club Racing, Vlad will provide the adventure or cruising experience you dream of.
As a former marine technician at Vancouver’s renowned First Yacht Services, Vlad’s experience goes beyond the adventure-seeking to ensure high-quality service, peace of mind and safety for all mechanical, rigging and electrical issues from his experiences across luxury powerboat and sailing vessels. Vlad’s qualifications include RYA Yachtmaster Offshore; Marine First Aid and CPR; Personal Survival Techniques and Basic Fire Fighting (STCW).
Before calling Vancouver home, Vlad worked world-wide on special effects projects for Cirque Cavalia, a renowned equestrian performance tour, providing stories to delight. In Vancouver, Vlad met his life-partner and first mate, Melanie Brisson.
For international guests, Vlad speaks English, Russian, Hebrew and French.
Melanie - Chef/First Mate
Mel’s been cruising with the Lower Mainland Yacht Club in the Pacific Northwest and has delivered luxury yachts in the Caribbean from St-Lucia to Antigua.
Before Mel met Vlad on a sailboat in Vancouver waters, she worked in forensic toxicology sciences in Ottawa before relocating to the Pacific Northwest to provide Pilates instruction to clients and new teachers using the Classical Pilates Method.
Mel enjoys creating and delivering high-quality tours, adventures, entertainment, and delicious hospitality experiences, ensuring everyone sails away with fantastic memories. Mel’s qualifications include RYA Day Skipper Shore based training; Marine First Aid and CPR; Personal Survival Techniques and Basic Fire Fighting (STCW).
For international guests, Mel speaks English and French.
Our Amazing Holiday On Your Boat
We had a fabulous holiday on board your sailing boat. Pinny and Warren were very hard working and nothing was too much trouble. Not being very experienced sailors they took the time to teach us the skills we were lacking and answer our questions with there years of experience. The food was presented to top restaurant standard and accommodated our special dietary needs. Pinny your range of cuisine was wide and it was a highlight of our day to see what delicious food you would serve. The whole trip will live in our memories for our lifetimes.
Wishing you all the best in your future adventures
Mel and John Baker
A Great Experience
Our vacation was very enjoyable and the trip felt very safe under all conditions. Warren appeared to bend over backwards to what our wishes and needs were. Our experience with Warren as the captain of our boat was comparably as good if not better than any of the other Tradewind cruises we have been on.
Warren allowed other boat members with sailing background to ʻhelpʻ sail and work the lines under his watchful eye. The look of joy on the faces of those who wanted this experience was delightful to watch.
Warren and the crew were up long before we were up to start the day to ensure our day would be the best possible. He communicated the plans for the day to us guests at each breakfast. He had experienced where we were going and set us up for delightful days every day we were on board.
Warren helped to facilitate a dream that I had always had. I had always wanted to scuba dive. The local dive master that he was working with worked with me and I did an introductory dive and it was amazing!
If I had the opportunity to vacation with Warren as our captain again I would jump at the chance.
Customer Service Beyond Expectations
We can say with a matter of fact, that our experience on your ship was truly amazing to say the least! Your customer service was beyond expectations. Not to mention, that your skill with navigating the waters left us at ease to relax and enjoy our vacation. You knew exactly how to navigate the waters (and my man knows a boater and their expertise when he sees a caption in action). We knew that you were great at your job and had us protected. We were extremely impressed with your teamwork in how you dove in and helped out your first mate Pinny, when she needed it. During our voyage, in exploring the unknown, you were extremely knowledgeable and informative of what we were about to experience. You educated us and informed us of all that we needed to know. We have vacationed all over this world.....but we would travel with you and your crew a hundred times over if given the chance. You are amazing at your job....and an absolute pleasure to be with.
Planning our Next Sailing Trip With You
Hi Pinny and Warren,
I wanted to send you a thank you for our sailing holiday. Me and Paula have wanted to experience a sailing holiday for a few years now and we are so glad it was with you. You were professional from the start and made us feel safe and enjoy our time with you. We both loved learning to sail and looked forward to Pinny’s food every day especially tuna steaks on the bbq. You both gave us all the service we wanted and time to relax at anchor. We are very much planning our next sailing holiday with you.
See you soon
Chris and Paula
We had a blast cruising with the Belline crew. Very friendly and personable, we felt at home immediately.
The boat is spacious and comfortable, also the team are super knowledgeable about the area and this greatly adds to the experience.
Even those of us uncomfortable at sea loved it, as the boat is a catamaran, very stable and doesn't roll.
It was better than my highest expectations, we left the boat elated, looking forward to our next sailing day next time we come to Tortola.
Best Catamaran in the BVI
We had an amazing experience on Belline, the crew exceeded our expectations with the wonderful services. The boat was so comfortable with plenty of space to relax. I have chartered before in BVI but this time Adventure Charters were so far the best. We highly recommended them and I look forward to going back again. Again, thank you for your excellent hospitality and showing us BVI from your boat.
The best sail trip by far
My family and friends will have forever memories of an amazing time on our private charter, Beline II. She's a beautiful catamaran, with an incredible crew who brought us to the special destinations in the BVIs to snorkel and dine without any crowds; truly unbelievable! We all had a carefree time with lots of laughter, sunshine, love and FUN👍🙌⛵🏝🐠
Dee is exceptional to deal with and prepared a beautiful sail itinerary for our family, nothing cookie cutter ! …everything tailored to our needs and the islands we wanted to visit during our charter. She is professional, flexible and understanding of the current fluid Covid situations and travel restrictions. Looking forward to our next sail & Highly recommend!
The final charter of the season, August, 2018
“Niki’s Birthday Trip!!!”
Thank you for the trip of a lifetime! You both took such great care of our group and made our celebration truly incredible. You showed us around to so many amazing sights in the BVI including the Baths tour, Soggy Dollar and Willy T’s, which were the highlights! And your cooking was incredible! We can’t thank you enough for taking such love and passion in the Belline experience. We all loved it!
Niki & Ken Peters
Mark & Penny
Arlette & JP,
Besides being safe, experienced and strong captain, you were both the most warm and loving hosts to us all. We had a wonderful week and curated a mesmerizing adventure through the British Virgin Islands. Helping us try new things, see new things, and taste new things. Dallas, Texas awaits your visit. XOXOXO!
Kristy & Brian Jacoby
What an experience!
We had an amazing time on your boat and at all the destinations we went to. We loved the food as much as anything, especially the dutch pancakes and the raclette. Marvilloso!!
Craig & Meagan
Ed and Bonnie's 50th Wedding Anniversary Trip, June, 2018...
This was a trip of a lifetime and we couldn't of had a better crew to sail,
cook and celebrate a wonderful marriage as well as a family.
Each day was a new and exciting adventure that couldn't have turned out any better.
Popop got to sail trough a storm, Jacob and Karson got to winch and use their manpower through the
storm, dad got to catch moorings.
Thank you for all the memories this week and becoming a part of our big happy family.
Belline's crew made this tandem vacation possbile because of their valiant efforts to dinghy all of us from boat to boat!
The Elles and Edema Clans
We spent a week with our family of 12 on a tandem charter celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. We were the lucky ones who were aboard Belline II. The boat is absolutely beautiful and very clean. It is very spacious and it accommodated not only the 6 of us that were staying on Belline II but the other 6 that came over and partied with us all the time. We were somewhere beautiful and fun every night. Our chef presented us with delicious breakfast, lunch and dinners everyday. And wonderful cocktails. This trip was the best vacation we have ever had. We have adopted both of them into our family. So if you are looking to charter a catamaran look no further. If you have already chartered Belline II get ready to be entertained, eat delicious food and have the time of your life.
Thank you for making our 50th anniversary something we will always cherish!
Ed and Bonnie Elles
April 2018 guests on catamaran BELLINE 2 wrote:
This was soooo much fun! We snorkeled, scuba dived, kayaked. Thank you for everything!
Thank you guys for this awesome sailing adventure. I loved the Baths with all the large boulders and caves. Thank you for the amazing food. I enjoyed going to town with you and enjoyed pulling the prank the rest of the boat. Thank you for teaching us to how to scuba dive.
Thank you for captaining us through the BVI. It was very fun. I really want to say a special thank you for teaching me to wakeboard. You taught me how to sail and I want to thank you for that. Thank you for scuba instructions and taking us to the Baths.
Thank you for cooking some of the best food I ever had. I had so much fun doing the prank on the dinghy, I will never forget that awesome prank. You always make me laugh. Thank you for showing me how to put the anchor down.
Mid April, 2018, guests aboard BELLINE 2 in the BVI wrote
-Kayaking with the kids
-Driving the boat
-Sleeping on deck
Thank you, Thank you for taking me on one of the best boat trips of my life and thanks for letting me drive the boat. And thank you for the awesome food, also going snorkeling with me.
This has been an amazing experience, one of a lifetime. You guys have been the best captains. These last 5 days have been a load of memories for all of us, especially the kids. Thank you for taking care of us like chiefs.
Best week with my family that I can remember. The kids had a blast and it was very relaxing for me. Thank you both so much. We truly hope you come our way and we will take care of YOU!
Guests from March, 2018, on BELLINE 2 wrote:
Thank you for this wonderful journey, full of adventure and great food! All the best to you and hope to see you in Argentina! Love,
Estela, Felipe & Juli.
Thank you for a wonderful vacation and being so great with the kids!! Safe travels,
November, 2017 guests in the Grenadines aboard BELLINE 2 wrote
Thank you for an incredible adventure! It was comforting to be in the hands of such a knowledgeable, skillful and fun loving duo. Our journey included Bequia, Tobago Cays, Union island (Frigate, Clifton, Chatam Bay) and Mayrou, before returning to our starting point at Young Island in St. Vincent. You kept our cups and bellies full of such delicious recipes. It was a must learning about the various sea life.
All the best,
Erik and Liz.
Thank you so much for your ceaseless hard work and service! I really enjoyed the charter. It is difficult to name the best moment on the trip for me, but if I had to choose, it would be our time spent at Petit Tabac. I am a tremendous fan of Pirates of the Caribbean, and it was a pleasant surprise when dad told me that we were headed there during the charter. Of course, being on the island itself was even better. Absolutely beautiful! I said this before to my family members, so I should share it with you. This was the vacation to end all vacations for me!! It will be difficult to come close to how good of an experience this was. Thank you very much! Good luck with your future charters!
The trip exceeded expectations. Especially the nice long sailing W.O. Engine roars were good to my sailor’s heart! Great quiet moorings, very scenic, nice snorkeling & swimming and as highlights, the giant turtles. And then of course every night a culinary highlight, All in all, a terrific experience well worth repeating. (Maybe next year!?!)
Gosh, they have said it all already. It was a great trip. We worried before we came, but that was not necessary. You read all of my comments on what we would eat and surpassed my expectations. Love the sailing days, the sails going up, the turtles popping up, the scenery and the peaceful nights under all those stars. Really thankful all of our boys could make the trip as they had a good time of it as well. We were not sure what to expect, but delighted to have come to the Grenadines. Thanks for all your hard work.
Late March, 20178, guests aboard Belline 2 wrote:
This is now the sixth (and seventh) (and first!) time on the Belline it is as good as ever. Our home away from home! As always, the ever voracious Wolff-Stark clan ate through all the food, water and alcohol. And Ice. Even lobster- people, we had the most amazing time. We love visiting paradise and being with yall! We're already looking forward to the next Belline trip. Here's to more scuba, death marches, stingray sightings, ice lime Jack Daniels drinking, snorkeling, sun bathing, and general merriment soon!
con mucho amor,
David, Leslie, Ellen, Tony, Alex, Rebecca & Daniel
March, 2017 guests wrote
Walter and Arlette
Thank you for a wonderful week aboard Belline II!
It was great to enjoy:
- visiting new places
- great dives
- your flexibility and willingness to please
- sharing your knowledge of sailing, diving, boats, navigating and reading maps
- making possible "project swan", the first kite surf swan in the world!
Hope to see you again in the virgin islands!
Alessandra, Francesco, Ursula and Ricardo Vasi, and Emilya and Nico!
Feb./March, 2017, guests on BELLINE 2 wrote:
Where do I start? "what an enchanted voyage!"
Thank you, Thank you for taking away the world and it's worries for an amazing week.
Making dolphins riding the waves with us, the jumping in and swimming with them, most incredible moment ever!!! The food, every meal delicious, gonna miss that!
Every night stopping in the most beautiful spot ever, until the next spot. Can't wait to return to the Belline II seeing good friends and having the time of our lives.
Love + laughs
Arlette & Walti,
Thanks for making my dreams come true:
- Diving from a sailboat
- Living aboard
- Kind 40th Birthday
- Lots of laughs
- Blue water
- Black water
- Shallow water
- Deep water
Hope to see you soon and Belline II as well
A much needed sanctuary from the stresses of life. Thank you for for helping me appreciate and notice the world outside of my self created daily grind. An overwhelming feeling of love for the earth, family and friends
Much love and Thanks
Walti and Arlette,
Thanks for a great trip! Truly felt like spending time with family! A much needed relaxing trip!
Hoping to see you again soon!
Mark and Terie Krupp
Belline 2's New Years week guests wrote:
Arlette + Walti
Thank you for changing our perspective and our lives for the week whole!
See you next time
We had the most Amazing trip and look forward to the next time. Cheers to healt and happiness in the new year!
I love my visit,
The Nolens & Smiths from Charlotte, NC
Thanksgiving week guests on Belline 2 said:
Arlette + Walti
We thouroughly enjoyed our vacation aboard the Belline, we had a wonderful trip.
Thank you for:
- The welcoming champagne toast
. The thanksgiving turkey
- John's birthday dinner + cake
. Helping complete our PADI SCUBA certifications
- Saving Georg's life by punching him in the stomach
- Thanks for being such an amazing SCUBA instructor and making us feel comfortable diving the dives.
.Willy T's, Soggy $ + Foxy's
- Losing Belline 3 times in backgammon was... and winning her back 4 times.
- Sharing your life stories... and those of your family... Eddie, Ross, Jeff, Roger...
- Awesome food
- Sleeping under the milky way
Looking forward to our next Belline trip!
If i had one word to describe our experience it would be wow! The islands, the underwater adventures and we can't forget the weather! However, it was your energy, positivity and openness that mad this trip of a lifetime complete!
We will never cherish our time with you both aboard the Belline II and hope that you two will enjoy some of our memories.
There will also be those memories that will remain a little soggy. From the many shots aboard the drunken Willie t's, to the naked in 3.2 painkillers at soggy dollar bar.
We cannot thank you enough. May our paths cross again, either in in the Caribbean islands or in Rhode Island!
John, Denise, George, Jenni, Dri, Karina, Hamilton and Brooklyn
Late Summer, 2016, guests on Belline said
Dear Arlette and Walti,
Thank you for the great vacation. We all had the best experience of our life. The boat was perfect for our family. We liked the layout of the boat. It was open and spacious and easy to get around. From our first meal to our last meal everything was amazing. The BBQ on the beach was very special. It was great to go were no one was around. We loved swimming around in the ocean and had fun with the inner-tube and aquanaut. The scuba diving was amazing and we got to see so many cool fish and coral, especially the lion fish. There was so much to see on shore as well, our favorite spots including Union Island and mainland Grenada. We were surprised with the amount of rain around Grenada and the Grenadines but we loved the warm wet weather. Some of our favorite memories were snorkeling in the Tobago cays with the turtels, riding the tube and eating dinner on Union Island.
Again, the vacation was amazing and you two were outstanding hosts.
David, Ethan, Lee and Isabel.
Late July guests said of Belline 2:
Lieber Walti, Arlette & Flo,
Scho zum 2. mal hemmer uf de guete Belline wunderschni Ferie drfe erlebe!
Das mal simmer vo Martinique us bis da abe uf Grenada gseglet und au wenns chli anderst isch als d'BVI hets eus allne mega guet gfalle.
D'Highlights vo de 1. Wuche sind definitiv die grosse Teller gsi wo mer (bzw. zum glck au de Walti) versenkt hend. D'Flo mit de Jungs uf dem Kajak nahzzieh und die legendri und unvergesslichi wanderig (4h statt 1.5h wo mer denkt hend)
Au i de 2. Wuche hemmer unvergesslichi Moment wie s'sushi esse, s'nachtschnorchle oder de usflug a eisem leider scho leste tag zu de seven sisters waterfalls drfe erlbe.
Mier sind 2 wuche lang mit erstklassigem esse verwhnt worde, hend viell vo eu drfe lerne und sind immer wieder mal nch bide iheimische gsi, was sicher alli interessant funde hend.
Mier hend unglaublich viell spass gha & danket eu allne fr die unvergssliche Ferie!
We wish all of you only the best!
Schhle's und Walder's
Guests in May, 2016, on Belline said:
Nach einer erlebnisreichen Anreise sind wir in Guadeloupe glcklich gelandet. Wir wurden von Walti mit einem breiten Lachen von herzen erwartet. Ein langer und abwechslungsreicher Segelturn von Guadeloupe bis Grenada nimmt heute leider seinen Abschluss.
IN den drei Wochen war alles dabei: Hohe Wellen, Wind mit bis zu 36 knoten, Seekrankheit mit => Kotzen auf Back und Steuerbord, ging es vorwrts mit gehissten Segeln bis die Genua zerriss und Walti mich auf den Masten hissen lies. Auf Komando von Arlette lies ich die besgte Leine los und war damit sofort arbeitslos. Marcello und Walti mussten es dann regeln damit wir weiter konnten segeln. Kulinarisch wurden wir mit Mens aus allen Lndern verwhnt. Wein, Drinks und Rum genossen wir nur im Mass und hatten trozdem immer unseren Spass!!
Die Reise ist zu Ende, wir genossen es auf der Belline II von Anfang bis zu Ende.
Herzlichen dank an das ganze Team!
Marcello, Patricia, Cornelia, Sven, Jimmy und Ann
April, 2016 guests on BELLINE 2 said:
An absolutly incredible trip filled with so much adventure and laughter. It's hard to beat a weeks worth of pricate beaches, amazing food and a wonderful crew! ARlette and Walter gave us a blissful week in paradise, we could not have asked for a better crew. Every place we went to became over favorite place, it's too hard to choose just one place. I don't think any vacation after this will be as amazing as this. It was so easy to just fall into beat life it will be hard to go back to our old life.
We wish you all safe travels and great weather on Belline II
The Shrim family
Phil, Claudia, Sarah, Ashley
Thank you for a trip of a lifetime, Walti and Arlette!
The places you took us to were absolutely amazing... all Paradise!
We also loved getting to know both of you and hearing about all of your adventures. We could not have asked for a better crew and truly appreciate your incredible hospitality. I have a feeling this was only the first of many more travels on Belline II. Safe travels to you and we'll se you soon!
The Stillson Family
Terri, Mike, Hannah & Ashley
I will never forget about this amazing vacation spent on the Belline II. From private beaches to great food and funny shrimtalks at night, no vacation will ever compare to this. Every beach and island we went to were so amazing... and when I thought it couldn't get Better, it did!
save travels and we'll see you soon!
Hannah Stillson (shrimp)
This has been the best trip ever! I loved very island that we went to. I hope that we can spend many more vacations on the Belline II
Thank you guys so much
*In Forest Gump Voice*
Does anyone want some shrimp? We got spicy shrimp, sweet shrimp, sour shrimp, bitter shrimp, peanut butter shrim, pineapple shrimp, all kinds of shrimp you can imagine! Just we got no Tomatoes because tomatoes aren't healty! We also got Mexican, Italian, sushi, Hambuger. candy, chips cookies...
allt the food you can imagine! we don't make nothing with tomatoes though. No ketchup, no tomato sauce. But we got pesto and alfredo sauce! My shrimp are the freshest shrimp you can get bc they come from the ocean! What i do to find my shrimp is simply snorkel for them and put them in my shrimp bucket! Shrimp is my speciality. However, that's not the only seafood I sell. I also got clams, oysters, crab, lobster and every fish that lives in the ocean... Just NO TOMATOES!
But in the end, everything's just a shrimp. Yu're a shrimp, I'm a shrim, every noe's a Shrimp! Belline II is even a shrimp.
We want to sell as much shrimp as we can, so we mad a song and a dance move.
" Now watch me shrimp, now watch me shrimp shrimp. Now watch me shrimp shrimp, now watch e shrimp shrimp.
Now i'll be right over with your shrimp. That was the sweet shrimp you said you wanted? Shine a light and ill come find you on my innertube and bucket of delicieus shrimp"
Hannah and the Ashley's
Walti + Arlette
When we first set sail, you told me this was not a cruise but adventure. The word "adventure" does describe our experience. While i am thinking of our incredible voyage, I am feeling tears of happyness. The Belline II has became a home for us, and the crew will always be part of our family.
This week we have expanded so much, and I have seen that less is really more. It is that simple. Things that have made this the absolut best. I have seen my teenager daughters have been kids again. The family has growen together.
I cannot thank you both enough!
you truly are the Best!
March guests aboard Belline 2 said:
Walti and Arlette,
Safe, fun, adventerous, good food, music, joy, color, nature, sun, shells, sea + Booze!
A Family adventure like no other!
Thank you sincerly Arlette and Walti for a trip of a lifetime.
We wish you sunshine, calm seas and a HERB GARDEN!
We hope our paths will cross again!
Love the McNally Family
February, 2016, guests on Belline 2
Dear Walti and Arlette
This trip is always the greatest. It makes other vacations not worth taking! Thank you for being such incredible hosts and wonderful friends to us! We love comming and hate to leave. We will be back for more fun in the sun soon!
Much Love and thanks!
Michelle, Ian, Tum, Lynn, Bill, Stacy, Sarah and Martin
Quotes from the Boat:
"Hi, I'm Shellkat maby you've heard of me? I'm a 1 person party"
"It's monday and we allready lost all of our stuff!"
"I need a couple of strong guys to help me... you should ask Stacy!"
"Boom goes the dynamite!"
"Bill just pulled the plug on the super Bowl! What 's he doing back on shore anyway? Tell him we have mashed potatoes!"
"I would like to officially name this island shut up Stacy Island"
"Murder Island is scary but it has great sandwiches!"
"See Walti, I told you it's possible to spend 500$ at Willy T's!"
I know you need it to sail, but can we keep this map as a souvenir?"
Best boat song = Son of a Bitch, give me a Drink!
Thanks for all the great memories!
p.s. If you fiend my other flipfloppy, i'll be back to collect it in 2018, Stacy
November "threepeats" on Belline 2
Our 3rd trip to the BVI has been the best! wonderful water, amazing snorkling and diving. and even better that it was all shared with family! Thanksgiving truely was execptional and so much appriciated! The Belline proud to be a mighty ship and a wonderful experience. Thank you Walti and Arlette