About us

The Phoenix

Our sailing boat, the Phoenix, is a 45.2 ft Jeanneau Sun Odyssey from 2003. She is a spacious and stable ship with wide gangways and she has a large cockpit that suits up to 8 people. Other seats are at the side of the ship and on the nice cushions up front. Sailing is the most eco friendly way of cruising, reduce your footprint and come sailing with us!

Some Facts:

  • Phoenix offers very easy access to the water
  • Phoenix has a permit for 20 guests and 3 crew members
  • Phoenix has a large cooling system for ice cold drinks
  • Phoenix has a double steering wheel so guest can sail along
  • Phoenix has 1 guest toilet and an outdoor shower
  • Phoenix has oxygen and an AED on board
  • There are professional snorkel materials on board for all guests
  • Sailing is not only fun but it's also eco friendly tourism
  • Go better go green! Waste is separated on board and ecological cleaning products are used on board

Norman & Emma, our story:

Norman and Emma met in 2017. Norman's passion for sailing in the Caribbean quickly turned on to Emma. Norman had rented the Phoenix for the 2017-2018 cruise season but he had more plans than the landlord liked. So Norman bought the Phoenix at the beginning of 2018 and Emma has been helping to build this new adventure ever since. Skipper Norman is an entrepreneur who had several companies in different branches. The past few years has been actively sailing as captain at the Compass and Nawati. Norman is a certified RYA Day Skipper, First responder, in possession of VHF certificate and never to old to learn much more!

Emma works full time as a diving instructor for Wannadive (our main professional dive partner) and is regularly on board as crew/divemaster or spending her free time.

We like to welcome you on board!

Our Team

Our Crew

Our crew is a worldly salsa with a lot of Dutch influence. Our enthusiastic staff members all have a passion for Bonaire, sailing and the right sense of hospitality.

Our chef

For our catering and private chef sailing cruises we work with chef Dhanesh de Kok. His surname is characteristic of his profession (in Dutch kok means cook). After a long carier as a sous chef in the kitchen of Avila beach, Dhanesh, as chef, set up the kitchen of the new Marriott on Bonaire. He has now spread his own wings and works as a culinary advisor and private chef. Our catering is composed and prepared with care by Dhanesh. Do you want a chef on board? Let Dhanesh be your private cook and let him pamper you culinary!

Our Dive Masters

We operate with several professional dive companies on Bonaire like Wannadive (where Emma works). Wannadive takes care of the dive operation on the sail & dive charters. They have a pro-staff of enthousiastic dive masters and instructors that will provide you a safe and pleasant dive. Exclusive for the Magic Night Snorkel we work with freelance pro-dive-instructor Jean Carlos. JC is a professional dive instructor and know’s the in and outs of the underwater world. He will guide you during our bioluminescent night snorkel tours. If you like to rent an underwater scooter JC is also the guy you need. You can check out his facebook page.

Fun Facts

insert_emoticon 365 Sunsets
explore 12 Full moons yearly
directions_boat 52 laps around Klein Bonaire