Ocean Getaways is a “boutique” yacht charter company that represents the finest ultra-luxe charter yachts in the most delightful destinations worldwide. We're committed to delivering a travel experience where your spirit soars, where laughter and liberation abound, where stress evaporates, and where you re-discover the true meaning of carefree.
With over 30 years of delivering extraordinary vacations and corporate incentive travel programs, our impeccable track record and extensive list of repeat clients shows that we are proven and trustworthy. Our experience translates into a seamless and fun-splashed experience for you. We know what it takes to consistently surpass client’s expectations. We have strict standards of excellence for the yachts and crews that we offer you. 98% of our clients give our yachts, the crews, the meals and the experience the highest possible ratings.
Everyone claims to offer superb customer service. For us, customer service is proactive, anticipating your needs and fulfilling them before you have to ask. It’s about addressing the questions that you don’t even know that you should be asking. It’s about listening to your wishes and surpassing your expectations. And we’re available 24/7.
Ocean Getaways is the leading U.S. provider of yachting incentive programs and groups. We pioneered the concept of the "Caribbean Yachting Incentive Program" and have personally operated more yachting incentive programs than any other yacht charter broker services in the United States. Corporate clients include Chrysler, Lincoln Financial, Nestle, Mack Trucks and BMW, to name but a few.
Our vision encompasses tomorrow. Trish Cronan, President of Ocean Getaways is one of the founding members of the Charter Yacht Brokers Association International (CYBA), has served as both its president and vice president, and is currently on the board of directors. She is the founding member and chairperson of its "Going Green" environmental committee, committed to preserving the health and beauty of our oceans. She is also an active member of Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA) and American Yacht Charter Brokers Association (AYCA).
The world is our oyster. We have personally sailed the oceans, and the knowledge that we gain allows us to create very unique itineraries for you. We are pleased to offer you worldwide luxury yachting destinations throughout the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Southeast Asia, South Pacific, Galapagos, Bahamas, Florida, Alaska, and along the coasts of the United States.
Trish Cronan, President, and Captain Brad Lavigne, Director, are the founders of Ocean Getaways. As a husband/wife team, they both have been key players in the international yacht charter industry since 1980. Sailing is in their DNA, having started out as captain and chef and then as yacht charter brokers since 1984.
In Trish’s words, “We are consummate lovers of the ocean, avid sailors, and our hearts and souls have been nurtured by the unparalleled beauty of the world's oceans since we first discovered the Caribbean Sea in the late 1970s. The lure of sailing on a yacht in azure waters with gentle breezes is like a siren’s call to us.” This passion and zest are the underpinnings of Ocean Getaways’ relationships with its clients.
We listen to you carefully, respond quickly, think creatively, plan with precision, and smile often. We love what we do and can’t wait to share the truly unique wonders of yachting with you.
We travel the world to source the best yachts and crews, and we have sailed in most of the destinations that we recommend. Many yacht charter specialists attend international charter shows to inspect the fleet and evaluate crews. We take it a step farther - we specialize in group yacht charters, and we sail with these groups so we get to know the crews firsthand. Being in Florida with Ft. Lauderdale as the superyacht hub, we have numerous opportunities each month to view new charter yachts and crews.
It’s a vacation so let’s have fun planning it. Yes, we are dead serious when it comes to negotiating the best contract for you and handling funds, but beyond that we are still enthused every time we help someone cast off on a luxury yacht vacation.
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We’re proud to be at the very forefront of the Going Green movement which is slowly, but surely, revolutionizing the luxury yacht charter business. Our President, Trish Cronan, launched the Green Committee of the Charter Yacht Brokers Association International.
Eco-friendly vacations are gaining in popularity with travellers the world over, who are realizing the need to protect the natural wonders they so longingly wish to see. At Ocean Getaways, we’re proud to be at the very forefront of the Going Green movement which is slowly, but surely, revolutionizing the luxury yacht charter business.
Our President, Trish Cronan, has spent the last couple of years talking trash… mostly plastic water bottle trash. It’s not a glamorous subject. In fact, it is downright toxic when you think of the millions of plastic water bottles that super yachts and charter yachts send to the landfills every year. A Fiji, an Aquafina, or an Evian will outlast any yacht plying the ocean today. No one knows for sure, but estimates for how long it takes a plastic bottle to degrade range from 450 to 1,000 years.
To some, the concept of an eco-friendly super yacht sounds like an oxymoron. To those skeptics, we say, “Just google green and super yacht, and sift through the 3 million results. You’ll be impressed.”
As technological innovations abound in the super yacht industry, for every new build, there’s probably 100 older, and by older we mean 5 years or more, charter yachts that are challenged to go green with the hulls that they have. For them, the changes are incremental – treating their fuel, using paints that reduce AC consumption, and tweaking systems so that they burn less energy. Nothing radical, just a few simple steps at a time.
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