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$ 15,000


Whiskey Business is a beautiful 45′ Lagoon Catamaran with 3 queen cabins each with private ensuite baths including electric heads, vanity and separate showers. She boasts multiple areas to sit and relax or sip a cocktail and enjoy the cool trade winds and the beautiful blue Caribbean water! She’s available this 2022/2023 season crewed by the outstanding duo Capt. Wade and Chef Tippee Ball. Along with their onboard celebrity, Bo the dog, guest experiences are always exceeded on Whiskey Business!

TOYS: 2 Stand Up Paddle Boards, 1 6-Person Paddle Board, Snorkeling Gear, Floating Mats, 1 2-Person Kayak, 1 Subwing, 2 Fishing Rods & Onshore Games.

CRUISING GROUNDS: British Virgin Islands & U.S. Virgin Islands. BVI customs & cruising permit fees are included in the rate.


*To book a charter we have a 5-night minimum, but feel free to inquire for less.


Includes 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Meals ashore are additional.







7 night minimum

Full-board option only

Guests: 1-6 @ $24,000

Must end on or before 12/26

Please contact us for more information.


7 night minimum

Full-board option only

Guests: 1-6 @ $24,000

May not start prior to 12/27

Please contact us for more information.


Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Available for half of the daily rate. Includes boarding after 4pm, snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner ashore is additional. Select option upon booking.

EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year’s weeks.


Enjoy all that this yacht has to offer with a detailed and guided walkthrough by the crew!



Capt. Wade Ball

Tippee & Wade are no strangers to the water or to entertaining friends and family. And they are very excited to be on the Caribbean charter scene! There is nothing they are more passionate about than watching friends and family enjoying their Lagoon 450F and making memories.

Their motto is “Dream it. Then do it”. And that’s exactly what they are doing. Both have an entrepreneurial spirit and love the challenge of a new adventure. They both retired early from the corporate world after 30 years and immediately started an online business and began to execute on their dream of owning a catamaran and chartering in the Virgin Islands. Both love to travel, but the Virgin Islands stole their hearts a few years prior when they were married on St John, so this is where they decided to execute their dream!

A funny story they tell is that when they met, Wade was an “all power” toy aficionado. He owned several “power toys” including a power boat. Tippee had developed a passion for sailing in her 20’s while sailing off the beach in Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. And she preferred the quieter art of sailing versus power. When first asked about sailing, Wade’s response was “I don’t sail, I like power and speed”. That all quickly changed when Tippee planned their first sailing adventure off the coast of South Carolina. He loves to shut off the engines on their lagoon 450F and just listen to the wind. And as they say “the rest is history”.

Chef Tippee Ball

Wade and Tippee have five children, ranging in age from 20-30 years old. Four daughters and one son. They also have three grandchildren. When they aren’t sailing or traveling, spending time with them is their favorite thing to do. They also love to fish and Tippee usually catches the biggest fish! But Wade is ok with that as long as it’s something she can cook for him.

Tippee’s love of cooking was inspired early in her life by friends and family who shaped her culinary talents. She continues to actively educate herself and learn new flavors and techniques in her culinary art. Her famous pasta with Italian Gravy is a frequently requested item from friends and family.

Wade has always loved the water, owning boats since college. Since falling in love with sailing, he has been actively educating himself on both the art of sailing and has received his captain’s license. Wade is an avid DIY’er and has ample opportunity to use his talents on the boat.


Get to know this crew better with a hosted interview!




Blueberry, pecan, cinnamon apple or banana’s foster pancakes with fresh whipped cream and sausage
Avocado toast layered with a poached egg, tomato cilantro salsa & feta cheese
French toast casserole with fresh whipped cream, caramel drizzle, crispy bacon and fresh fruit
Traditional benedict with hollandaise sauce and southwest homestyle potatoes
Crepes stuffed with sweet cream ricotta and raspberry drizzle, fresh fruit and crispy bacon
Crustless quiche with ham, gruyere cheese, peppers & onions, fresh salsa and avocado drizzle
Vanilla bean Greek yogurt served with granola and fresh fruit (available every morning)


Ahi Nachos with spicy chopped Thai salad
Greek salad with salami, ham & assorted cheeses (or chicken) with Greek feta dressing & garlic crostini
Ham & brie croissant with raspberry Jam & fresh spring mix & sweet potato fries
Carnitas or shrimp tacos with pineapple salsa, jalapeno slaw topped with lime aioli sauce
Blue or pimento cheese stuffed angus beef burger with bacon, tomato, onion and chipotle mayo with loaded potato salad
Tuna stack with nectarine, feta & cucumber salad
Roast beef & pepper jack sliders served with pub chips
Individual “made to order” pizza on Naan bread with choice of veggies, meats & cheeses, served with side salad
Bang bang shrimp with coconut rice & sauteed veggies
Buffalo chicken sandwich on Kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato & ranch dressing, served with shoestring potato fries
Cheesy chicken melts served with broccoli salad
Grilled chicken Caesar salad served with fresh parmesan and garlic crostini

Hors d’oeuvres

Caramel apple & brie skewers with caramel drizzle
Tomato crostini with whipped feta & fresh basil
Stuffed mushrooms with crab, parmesan & ricotta
Baba Ganoush with warm pita bread & Greek olives
Sundowner TexMex trio of guacamole, salsa & bean dip served with tortilla chips
Quinoa zucchini parmesan fritters served with tomato salsa
Smoked salmon with capers, red onions & dill, served with garlic crostini
Mediterranean 5- layer dip with hummus, aloette cheese, feta, cucumbers and tomatoes, served with pita chips
Charcuterie board with cured meats, assorted cheeses, olives, almonds & apples
Italian sausage & cream cheese stuffed baby peppers


Honey bourbon salmon over creamy smoked gouda grits, served with mixed greens, apples, almonds & gorgonzola with wild Canadian raspberry vinaigrette dressing
Jerk chicken with Caribbean rice and mango salsa Shrimp & pineapple skewers with Jasmine rice
Spaghetti with homemade Italian gravy made with meatballs, brats, Italian sausage & tomato sauce, served with spinach
salad, fresh strawberries, goat cheese and toasted almonds, red wine vinaigrette
Creamy Tuscan shrimp served over linguine with mix greens, nectarines, pistachios, feta cheese & champagne vinaigrette
Braised short ribs served over creamy garlic mashed potatoes with roasted brussels sprouts
Mussels with spicy tomato bacon broth & garlic toasted French bread
Seared salmon served with creamy dill sauce, braised carrots & Greek cucumber salad
Creamy parmesan chicken with angel hair pasta & almond green beans
Lobster risotto with watermelon, cucumber salad
Prosciutto wrapped pork tenderloin with apple chutney, crispy potato stacks & parmesan roasted brussels sprouts
Filet of beef with mushrooms & red wine reduction served with garlic roasted potatoes & asparagus
Cajun crab cakes with remoulade sauce served with garlic mashed potatoes & corn Maque Choux
Macadamia nut crusted Mahi served with pineapple salsa, jasmine rice & sauteed zucchini
Parmesan & pecan crusted grouper served with butternut squash risotto and haricot verts
Parmesan shrimp scampi pasta served with spring mix salad, tossed with pine nuts, apples, feta cheese & raspberry vinaigrette


Dutch apple pie with white chocolate butter Caramelized nectarines with vanilla bean ice cream
Bailey’s chocolate mousse with whipped cream & raspberries
Mini cheesecakes with salted caramel sauce
Chocolate crepes with orange cream cheese filling
Black cherry tarts with vanilla bean ice cream
Chocolate molten lava cakes with dolce de leche ice cream and caramel drizzle
Not Yo Momma’s Banana Pudding Chocolate caramel Carmelitas Panna Cotta


January 2023

We took our family on a week long trip on Whiskey Business and I cannot say enough great things about it. Wade, Tippee and Bo made it the best vacation ever. Tippee's food was delicious, Wade's Pain Killers were plentiful and Bo was always a willing partner for a hike. From lobster hunting, sea turtles, eels, nurse sharks, starfish and hikes, there was always something to do. So many memories were made on this trip and we can't wait to do it again!

December 2022

This charter is mind-blowing and fabulous. I’m sure there are many options but I can guarantee that the food, hospitality, and attentiveness of Captain Wade and his beautiful wife Tippee is unparalleled!!! We arrived as acquaintances and left as family! It’s extraordinarily relaxing, surreal scenery, fun things to do (paddle boards, snorkeling, swimming, hiking……whatever your heart desires.​
The most important nuance of the entire trip was we were all made to feel welcome, accepted, and very cared-for. Tippee is worthy of her chef credentials and Wade can mix you a killer drink (my favorite was the Painkillers!) so get ready to sit back, relax and enjoy what is a TRUE vacation. I certainly hope to visit again soon!!!

December 2022

I had the honor to be a part of a celebration of life for our dear friend who had past earlier this year. It was gifted by the wonderful owners of Whiskey Business! Tippee and Wade were such amazing hostesses and made our trip perfect! Their catamaran was super clean and beds super comfy! Tippee went out of her way to make my trip comfortable since I have a food allergy, Celiac’s disease, and cooked my meals separate and especially for me and from cross contamination. She took time out and doubled checked with me to reassure what I could eat which was amazing, delicious, fresh and full of flavor! Wade is an amazing mixologist and always created some wonderful tasty island cocktails. He also made sure we were comfortable and safe when we were paddle boarding, snorkeling and swimming. He is the perfect Captain! He explained every bay we visited and is highly knowledgeable on what areas to visit. He took pride in his catamaran and it showed! We also fell in love with their sweet dog Bo. Very well behaved and brought smiles to our faces with his handsome, calm demeanor and gorgeous blue eyes! I can certainly say we have gained special close friendships and can easily call them family. I can’t thank them enough for their generosity! You won’t be disappointed! Thank you Tippee, Wade, and Bo!

December 2022

This charter trip was a once and a lifetime trip! Wade and Tippie are such genuine people and certainly take pride in their business. Whiskey Business boat was meticulously clean and well stocked with our preferred drink and food. The fresh gourmet meals prepared by Tippie was full of flavor, and the presentation was just as delightful as well. We enjoyed the drink of the day as we spent most of the time basking in the sun on the sun deck and in the hammocks. We also enjoyed the water activities and going ashore for some retail therapy. I will forever cherish this trip as it was a trip that was gifted by Wade and Tippie in honor of our dear friend who passed recently this year. This speaks volumes to Wade and Tippie’s sincerity, as this was their special friend as well. They not only ensured we enjoyed our time, but most importantly embrace this trip to remember our family member/friend. Last but not least, Bo their dog was an added bonus who provided pet therapy and guide dog for hiking. Thank you again for your hospitality, words can’t even express my gratitude! We literally boarded the boat as a friend, but left as family!

November 2022

We just returned from our fantastic all star trip on Whiskey Business with Wade & Tippee. A total 5 star trip! We miss it so much already! 🌴⛵️ what a fabulous time we all had! The boat was so much roomier and luxurious than we could have imagined, the meals we way more gourmet than we could have imagined! Tippee is amazing with what she could cook in her kitchen, and Wade’s competence with the boating and bar tending were spectacular! He was so accommodating with setting us up for snorkeling, retrieving us in the dingy 😜, taking care of all the details, even figuring out all our favorite drinks! We miss you! How we will we ever be able to take care of ourselves again?!

July 2022

We chartered on Whiskey Business June 15 - 22, 2022. From the moment we stepped aboard, Tippee, Wade, & Bo welcomed us and made us feel at home, on their home.​
The five of us could not have experienced a better week. It was flawless and pure enjoyment. We were in a stress free environment. They took care of everything and there was nothing too difficult for Tippee and Wade to do for us.​
We sailed; we swam; we fished; we hiked; we snorkeled; we paddled on the SUPs; we spent time on a beach and had lunch delivered to us by Tippee and Wade. And, we helped celebrate Tippee’s birthday with a live music concert on board. With all of those activities, there was still time to relax, read, chat and laugh together. It was perfect!​
We chose the all inclusive option and are so glad we did. Tippee is an exemplary chef. She made magic happen in the galley. No matter whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner, we were never disappointed. The meals from the galley rival 5 star restaurants, thanks to Tippee’s expertise and innovations. Wade is an excellent captain. But, also, his ability to mix up a variety of delicious drinks is simply the best. Again, never disappointed. He was continually making sure we we had the equipment needed for all our aquatic adventures. And, Bo was a wonderful companion for our sailing adventure. Bo charmed us all, greeting us every morning with loving nudges and kisses.​
This vacation and our time aboard Whiskey Business with Tippee, Wade, & Bo was just wonderful! We felt comfortable, pampered, and loved. We cherish the memories we have from this wonderful and memorable vacation. Our time together has made us lifelong friends and we look forward to another adventure in the future​.
We all recommend trying a sailing charter on Whiskey Business. You will not be disappointed.​
Diane, Page, Missy, Donna , & Denise

June 2022

Our family of four just finished a week with Tippee and Wade on Raisin’ Sail charters and had a fantastic time. They did a great job making sure they knew what we were hoping for, and handled everything - planning and logistics, drinks and meals, activities and outings, safety, and comfort - beautifully.​
The boat cabins and shared spaces were spacious, comfortable and well-equipped, the drinks and meals were outstanding, we had just the right combination of activities and down time, and Tippee and Wade were generally just a great team at making sure we were taken care of at every step. And on top of all of that, they were fun to be around and became instant friends.​
Highly recommend!

June 2022

If you’re looking for a once in a lifetime vacation… this is it!! Tippee and Wade are the best pair you can ask for! And Bo makes you feel right at home ❤️🐶 these two gave us the best experience we could have asked for! From incredible meals, beautiful destinations, and memories we will never forget. This is a must do. Wade is so attentive and an amazing Captain. He had us laughing the entire trip! Tippee will have you never wanting to leave the boat in fear you might miss one of her delicious treats! Be ready to leave with happy hearts and snug pants 🤣 highly recommend this trip for families, friends, couples, and for all ages!!

May 2022

Not enough words to describe how fabulous our experience was on Whisky Business! From the first phone call with Tippee to the moment we left with 2 new friends- absolutely fantastic. The food was fun, delicious and set the tone for a great meal every time. Tippee & Wade opened up their home to us and that's what it felt like - home on the water. Thank you Captain Wade, Tippee & our favorite 4 legged friend - Bo; for changing the way we look at travel!!

May 2022

Diane and I had an incredible week on Whiskey Business (best name ever)!!! Wade, who I knew from a prior work life, and Tippee were excellent hosts and friends to us. They made us feel at “home”. While we thought we would mainly hang out on the boat (which we did a lot), we tried everything they had to offer: snorkeling, paddle-boarding, hiking, hammocks, music, etc. Having tracked their Facebook page for over a year, we knew Tippee’s food would be excellent, and it surpassed our expectations. We even got to be the 1st ones to try the new pizza oven, and the pizza was great. And we must shout out to Wade as an excellent mixologist! They took us to beautiful bays and cities and recommended various places to drink and eat and none disappointed.​
As Wade and Tippee say…….DREAM IT. THEN DO IT!

May 2022

I really can’t find the words to describe how incredible this past week was for us on the Whiskey Business. Wade and Tippee exceeded all our expectations on every level … food, drink, entertainment, relaxation, fun…every single category. We left knowing we will 1000% be back! In fact, one couple in our group already booked for next year…before we even left the boat. Our family grew by 2 this week … Tippee and Wade will forever be in our hearts and a part of our family!​ “Until the next hello!”

April 2022

Checked a bucket list item off with a trip to St Thomas and St John. Spent a couple days at a hotel on St Thomas then toured St John and it’s National Park with Raisin’Sail Island Charters on Whiskey Business. The girls took a introduction to scuba class and went on their first dive. We snorkeled with sea turtles, we hiked to see petroglyphs and old sugar mill ruins, we laughed and ate. We spent 4 nights moored in National park waters. We come home well rested.​
​ Thank you Wade & Tippee Bishop Ball for taking such good care us and opening your boat and sharing you dog Bo with us. It was a week we will never forget.

March 2022

On our last day of a weeklong charter on Whiskey Business, I asked our 11-year-old son what was his favorite part of this vacation. He didn't even have to think about his answer. EVERYTHING. That was his answer. EVERYTHING. I realized then it was my answer, too. There was no way I could pinpoint the best part of the week living aboard one of the most beautiful boats in one of the most beautiful places with two of the most beautiful people, Captain Wade and Chef Tippee. We felt safe and comfortable in the capable hands of Captain Wade, who navigated the waters of the USVI as if he'd been doing it since birth. We were treated each and every meal with home-cooked love - every meal felt like a special Sunday supper. The boat itself felt like home in its comfort and in how welcoming Wade and Tippee made us feel. I could truly go on and on and on. I'll just leave this strong recommendation with this. My husband and I have traveled quite a bit and we both said, bar none, a week on Whiskey Business was the best vacation of our lives. Little moments made for big memories and we'll be back to make some more. xxoo

March 2022

This was a big bucket list trip for us an it was exceptional. Tippee and Wade and Bo are great hosts and the experience could not have been better. The food was gourmet, and they accommodated our tastes. The boat toys 6' paddle board, other paddle boards, big floatie, tent and chairs for the beach...we had everything we needed. Great experience with a floating taco bar and a boat concert!

February 2022

Where to begin… what started off as a wedding week on the WhiskeyBusiness ended with life long friendships! Wade & Tippee are truly the most genuine people you will ever meet. Their soul purpose is to see you have an incredible experience on the Whiskey Business, as they invite you into their home, they are serving you memories I’m sure you have never experienced before. Wade is an incredible Captain, I felt completely safe at all times with his expertise and capabilities. Tippee is there to make sure you have the best food possible and is quite the chef indeed and all the food she prepares in just a little galley kitchen. Trust me, you will NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!! We laughed, we cried, we bonded over drinks and well prepared gourmet food. The stories that were told had great belly laughs and you knew you would be sad to see it all come to an end. Wade & Tippe know the very best places to take you. You can hike, relax, water board, what ever you can dream, you can do on this catamaran. The accommodations were top notch. Each have their own bathroom as well. The beds were comfortable also. No TV folks, but don’t worry, you will forget about that 🤣. There’s no need when you’re in paradise. The best advise is this… DONT OVER THINK THIS TRIP, just book it before it’s too late. Wether it’s for your family or close friends, you will have the trip you’ve always dreamed. Thank you, Wade & Tippee, I miss y’all’s sweet faces already!! ♥️🐠🌴⛵️ till next time… oh wait, how can I forget BO, that’s the cutest blue eyed pup with you will EVER meet. Must like fur babies bc Bo is the first mate on this sail. Id say he was partial to me, but that be a lie, bc apparently he LOVES everyone

February 2022

We were so HONORED to have Whiskey Business host our wedding! Captain Wade and Tippee Ball are a complete 5 Star Service . We highly recommend them and their vessel for your next USVI excursion. We chartered for a week with friends and had a trip of a lifetime! And the accommodations and food are DIVINE!!

February 2022

What an absolutely incredible journey it has been this past week. Tippee and Wade and their dog Bo were the best hosts on their catamaran…Whiskey Business! We’ve made new, life-long friends and look forward to getting together again with them in the near future! This mighty Duo invited us aboard with open arms. Wade is the super captain of his boat and Tippee was a five star chef, turning out three incredible meals for eight people in that kitchen daily. Unbelievable! They will exceed your expectations in every way possible. We highly recommend chartering with them. We look forward to our next journeys with Tippee and Wade aboard Whiskey Business!

January 2022

What an amazing experience on Whiskey Business between Christmas and New Years! You could not ask for better hosts with Wade, Tippee, and Bo. It truly was a vacation of a lifetime for our family. It was the perfect mix of relaxation and activity for our family of 5 including kids 10, 13 and 15. What better way to celebrate a kid’s birthday and New Years Eve. Wade and Tippee accommodated all of our requests and I couldn’t be happier with the experience, minus the few pounds gained on the trip, from all the fantastic meals. We look forward to our next trip on Whiskey Business.

January 2022

A week on Whiskey Business with Tippee Wade was our first chartered sailing experience, and thanks to such an incredible experience, it wont be our last! PERFECT family vacation. A great balance between relaxation, family time and various activities - hiking, island exploration, snorkeling, paddle boarding, etc. Wade and Tippee's hospitality and easy going nature made us feel relaxed and welcome, and they did everything possible to customize the trip to exceed our expectations - which they did! Can't even begin to say enough about the food and cocktails. It was an amazing week!

January 2022

Our sailing trip on the Whiskey Business was perfect! We had 4 nights and five days of delicious and beautifully prepared food, we went to many different gorgeous coves where they had all the fun toys, boards, snorkel gear and anything we wanted to play in the ocean and they also took us to shore for trail hikes with gorgeous views! It was everything we dreamed of and our grown children were amazed! Our captains Tippee and Wade Ball were so kind, fun and informative so we could also learn all about the islands and their history! This was our second trip and can’t wait to book again!!

January 2022

Our family chartered the Whiskey Business with Wade, Tippee, and Below deck Bo!!! We had the most incredible week. Wade and Tippee know all of the best beaches, restaurants, and activities to recommend! The boat is beautiful and they have super fun ocean toys! Tippee’s cooking was so amazing and Wade is a great bartender! We all left saying this was our favorite vacation we’ve taken! Thank you Whiskey Business!!!!!

December 2021

What a wonderful day spent with Wade, Tippee and Bo!!! Thank you so much for taking that leap of faith and jumping for your dreams it made it possible for us to enjoy a wonderful day with our kids and the three of you. You helped us create unforgettable memories for our kids. We can’t wait to come back for that week long trip aboard to explore and hear more of your stories! Thanks 🙏 stay safe.