Welcome to eXta-Sea BVI Yacht Charters
Extasea operates their BVI yacht charters out of Tortola.
Looking for an exotic getaway in Paradise – Let Mike and Lesley welcome you to Extasea a luxury “Owner Operated” Leopard 47 Catamaran, which was voted Cruising Boat of the Year.
Enjoy your dream vacation in our “Feel at Home” – friendly atmosphere, enjoying tropical drinks and fabulous food while you discover idyllic bays, white beaches, and beautiful islands.
Snorkel in crystalline waters, SCUBA dive tropical reefs and famous shipwrecks, or partake in the various water-sport thrills, or simply relax and get a tan while your personal chef and skipper spoil and pamper you.
A BVI itinerary is extremely flexible and the cruising grounds present a myriad of opportunities. Let us show you a good time in the islands. There’s an array of exciting things to do within the islands, and a range of fabulous Caribbean beaches to enjoy, each with its own special character and vibe.
Together with your skippers advice, we will plan a holiday of a lifetime according to where your wishes and the weather takes you.
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EXTASEA Crew Profile
Warm and friendly, Captain Mike and Chef Lesley Blamey will spoil you with true South African hospitality. Growing up in the Sub Tropical coast of Zululand, the ocean has always been a big part of their life's. They traveled extensively meeting new people making friends around the world, and enjoying the cultures and cuisines of the world, and decided that once their children had graduated and left home they would pursue a more relaxed lifestyle sharing their love of the ocean, water sports, traveling, meeting new people and enjoying new cultures and cuisine.
They have sailed the Indian Ocean Islands, and previously owned a successful Charter Catamaran specializing in Scuba Diving and Fishing holidays, in Madagascar. They set sail from Cape Town in 2008 - and have been successfully chartering Extasea in the Caribbean since November 2009.
Mikeis a qualified RYA Yachtmaster with over 40,000 sea miles under his belt. It gives him great pleasure to assist a total novice in getting up and sailing with a little guidance and encouragement. He is also a qualified Padi Dive Master, and will happily assist certified divers on planning their dives and accompany them as their guide. As an accomplished water-skier, and surfer he will soon have you up and riding on your water sports of choice. He is very competent in maintaining and running all aspects of his yacht. His warm and giving personality, love of life, sense of humor and honesty make him a great captain to sail with. His "generous" barman's skills and great tales will have guests laughing into the night.
Lesley is a certified diver and a true piscies. You’ll find her in the water as as much as on it. She will happily take you on guided snorkeling safaris, pointing out all the varied corals and fish found in the beautiful Caribbean waters. She is a natural earth mother, who enjoys children, is fun, easy going, helpful and resourceful. She will happily play surrogate "granny" to the kids while you enjoy a scuba dive or a visit to one of the fabulous beach bars or restaurants on the islands. From the moment you board Extasea she will make you immediately feel relaxed and at home, while making sure your every need is attended to. A great cook - who will delight you with her cuisine, which reflects their travels throughout the world, varied and beautifully presented.
Mike and Lesley have been happily married for 39 years. Their friendship, respect and happiness together makes them a great team, and they look forward to giving you a holiday of a lifetime.
You will meet them as their guests and leave Extasea as their friends.
Guests aboard EXTA-SEA in mid March, 2015, wrote:
Phenomenal! Spectacular! Magnificent! Memorable! The Best! Wateriffic! Beyond Fantastic! These are our thoughts about this trip. We have been so blessed to have you both as our crew. Too many pounds to take home but reflects Lesley's meals from her small kitchen - Superb !! Thank you both for your hospitality and being so accommodating. You made our week in paradise very memorable.
Sue, Beth, John, Rich, Ted and Sherry
Guests aboard EXTASEA in early March, 2016, said:
First, I can't thank you enough for recommending Mike and Lesley Blamey and the Exta-Sea yacht charter. They were very fun and the perfect hosts--Mike gave the helm to my husband so he got his sailing fix, the meals were nothing less than superb, provisioning and accommodations outstanding, and the itinerary perfect with lots of flexibility for guest input. By the way, Mike has an amazing music library too. We were so pampered! This was indeed the vacation of a lifetime!
Having said that, we'd all like to charter with them again for a second "vacation of a lifetime!" and will be in contact with you about that.
This charter experience far exceeded my expectations. You clearly recommended to us the very best charter boat captain and mate. They are fantastic to say the least. Their attention to all of our desires, needs and wishes was superb. The food and drink selection was exceptional! Leslie could easily be a master chef at a top of the line restaurant. We still don’t understand how she could manage everything else in addition to exquisite cuisine. Mike instilled in all of us a quiet sense of confidence, solicited our input on daily decisions and provided us with outstanding recommendations when we were undecided. He did so with humor and consideration for all of our needs. He also handled the many boat chores with great aplomb and competence. As a competent sailor in my own right with decades of experience with much offshore sailing experience on our own 45 ft yacht I was very impressed at Mike’s sailing and yacht management experience. Exta-Sea is a delight with Mike and Leslie! We are contemplating a future charter with eXta-Sea next year.
Peg and I echo Ingo’s comments – Mike and Leslie made this wonderful vacation even more special. The food, sailing, entertainment and general ambiance significantly exceeded our expectations! Mike even let Ingo take the helm for much of our true sailing! The rest of us were more than content to just relax.Thanks again for your wonderful recommendation!
Ditto from Fred and me. Honestly, we hadn't done this before so weren't sure what to expect exactly. However, for the price we expected a pretty amazing experience and Mike and Lesley really delivered. We were NOT disappointed! Mike and Lesley were so warm and welcoming and we connected with them quickly.We can't say enough about the food, as you can see, and we were totally confident in Mike's skills as a Captain. We had a bit of wind and chop on one or two days and we were never anything but totally comfortable.Our vacation was totally relaxing, altogether amazing, and we can't wait to plan our next trip on Exta-sea!
THE WAVES - DONNA, CAREN AND ROSEMARY
22/01/14 - 29/03/14
Your gracious hosting isbeyond comparison. This week has been a wonderful (heartfelt) memory.
Thank you for sharing thiscelebration and adding "vibey" excitement. This wasfantastic bliss!
Chef Lesley = pleasecome to NYC and open a restaurant (make the world a better, happier place!!)
The best vacation EVER!! You are masterful at your craft and the ultimate host and hostess!
Our WAVES trip BVI 2014will never be forgotten - including our last Dark n Stormy nite.
For me you are the yin& yang of the sea. Our 7 days upon Extasea was and forever will be abeautiful shared experience for Catamarean aka Caren, Donasea aka Donna andSearose aka Rosemary
May we meet again by landand by sea.
T.SCOTT, VICKY, ABBY +SPENCER JONES
15/03/14 - 21/03/14
We had a fabulous time andenjoyed the fantastic scenery as much as the spectacular food and great drinks.
The diving was phenomenaland all 4 of us appreciated your constant patience and consideration.
We look forward tocruising w/y'all again soon.
Your hospitality wasawesome. We could not have dreamed of a better vacation with suchwonderful, fun, lovely people.
Thank you for everything -it has been great!!
BILL + SHERI BOUCHER
KEVIN + KIRSTEN GODLESKI
PAUL + ELIZABETH GROSS
01/03/14 - 08/03/14
What a fabulous trip andvacation! We couldn't have imagined a better experience. We lovedgetting to know you both -
your family history, yourboating history, you wonderful personalities!!
The food was out of thisworld, as were the painkillers!!
We are already thing aboutour next trip with Y'all!!
Luv ya lots!
P.S. We so loved meetingall your South African friends!
P.S.S. Can we be adoptedas SAfricans?
BILL + TRACIE EAST
17/2/14 - 24/2/14
We had an awesome time the week!!! What a great fun and relaxing charter. The food was out of this world as well as the personal service and pampering. We are definitely looking forward to our next visit with you!
Hopefully you can say weare the "best" charter you have ever had.
Thanks for a truly great week!!
DAN + KIM KEERS
Words cannot explain the time and experience we shared with you.
We hope to see you again and have more great memories.
P.S. We will always have a place in Indy for our dearest new friends
CHRIS + JENNIFER NORTHERN
We weren't sure what to expect from our trip, - but we have had a trip of a lifetime. We camewith four friends and and are leaving with two more.
Thank you so much for yourhospitality and great food, but most of all for allowing us to spend ourvacation with you.
......until next time!!
DOUG + LAURIE ANDERSON
9/2/14 - 16/2/14
Everything was fabulous,except for parting ways.
We will miss you and hopeto return SOON!!
Fair winds and followingseas to you
LISA + DAVID MENS
We loved every moment, thefood was fabulous, dives were great,
Our new drink called the"Extasea" - awesome!!
MARY KENNEDY + KELLYCORTUM
Thank you so much for agreat week on the sea! We couldn't have been more lucky then to get youas our crew,
and now our friends. Amazing food. Thank you again!
THE OURY FAMILY, JAMES ,NICOLE, NOAH (6) KEEGAN (6), LUCA (4) + McKENZIE(2)
29/01/14 - 6/02/14
Thank you SO much for ourfabulous, fun filled holiday.
We had the most amazingtime and cannot thank you enough for your lovely hospitality and fabulous wayswith our lively crew!
You have given us thesailing bug !! - An absolutely fantastic time had byall.
TOM + DONNA BAUER AND FAMILY
27/12/13 - 05/01/14
Thank you for a wonderfulweek!
Your kindness, cooking andhospitality were exceptional.
I feel like we are leavingfamily today, and hope will can remain in touch.
Thank you again!
|LENGTH||47ft (14.3m)||BEAM||24ft (7.3m)||DRAFT||4ft 2in (1.3m)|
|YEAR BUILT||1998||BUILDER||Robertson & Caine||DESIGNER||Simonis|
|GUESTS||6||CREW||Captain Michael Blamey + 1||REFIT||2012|
|SPEED||7kts / 12kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||United Kingdom|
|ENGINES||2x Yanmar @ 56hp|
EXTA-SEA can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins.
The Master cabin has a queen bed, en-suite shower and one touch electric toilet.
All guest cabins have queen beds, en-suite showers and one touch electric toilets.
EXTA-SEA is an "ECO FRIENDLY” Boat.
All cabins have spacious headroom, plenty of natural ventilation and are fitted with two fans.
Smoking is allowed on deck.
EXTA-SEA's crew has a separate heads and shower.
Exta-sea has a Generator and is fully airconditioned
EXTA-SEA makes purified water on board, and features reusable water bottles for guest use. She also features 800 watts of solar electrical power and wind generation as well as utilizing eco-friendly soaps and detergents.
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