Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Free Mega Yacht Charters - San Juan Islands

Free Mega Yacht Charters - San Juan Islands

Seattle firm offers expense only charters to promote spectacular San Juan Islands

Seattle, Wash. (Vocus) April 6, 2010

Seattle-based CEO Expeditions (http://www. ceoexpeditions. com/), an award winning yachting company, is waiving charter fees (http://ceoexpeditions. com/specials/index. html) in order to open up mega yachting in the San Juan Islands, a chain consistently rated among the top ten island groups in the world. A pilot program last summer received rave reviews, similar to those the company has experienced from celebrities and billionaires alike – past guests include Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Glenn Beck.

Actress, Hilary Swank said, "We had an absolutely enchanted time aboard the Katania, a more beautiful yacht does not exist."

Instead of total fees of up to $105,000 a week, expenses only will be charged from $27,500 for the 100' Katania, and $39,500 for 123’ Kayana for a base configuration of guests and itinerary. That covers full crew, select Northwest wines, and gourmet food prepared by a cordon bleu level private chef. Amenities include kayaks, hot tub, fishing/crabbing/shrimping, and extensive tenders.

Bruce Milne, company owner, stated, “Since we started chartering 11 years ago, we have been looking for a chance to waive the usual $50-80K charter fees to introduce luxury Mega Yachting in the San Juan Islands, the most beautiful inland archipelago in the world. This extended recession provides that opportunity to do something dramatic for travel agents, the local island economy and most of all, the savvy adventure traveler who is looking for what we call “Expeditions to the Extraordinary”. We are able to offer these luxury cruises because we are based here with no positioning costs, and can leverage the resources of sister company, Whidbey Retreats (http://www. whidbeyretreats. com/), the largest luxury retreat program in Puget Sound.”

A guest from the pilot program last year, John Patton, said, "Kayana and her fabulous crew provided a spectacular new vacation for my family in one of the most beautiful areas on earth - the San Juan Islands. We were well pampered and well pleased. The idea came up again and again: we need to do this every year."

For more information or to reserve a week, e-mail or call Gina Stanhope today at info(at)ceoexpeditions(dot)com, 425-460-4100.

About CEO Expeditions:
Seattle, Wash.-based CEO Expeditions was founded in 1999 and operated its first private yacht charter in 2000. The company currently owns the 100’ Katania (Burger) and 120’ Kayana (Vosper-Thornycroft) that cruise Pacific Northwest and Mexico. For more information, visit www. ceoexpeditions. com].

Gina Stanhope