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See the Best of the Us and British V.I.'S on 48' Sloop Storm Petrel

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Storm Petrel at anchor in the Virgin Islands

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

An adventure aboard Storm Petrel can take you places only accessible by boat. Unpack once, and see the best the US and BVI have to offer. Captain Phil is a native Bostonian, has lived in Guadeloupe, St Thomas, traveled throughout the Caribbean and knows these areas well. He is a knowledgeable companion for your get-away, an avid sailor and wind surfer, who can teach you the finer points of sailing, or let you relax and enjoy the sail. Chef Laura will cater to your dietary whims and delight your palate with her fresh creations. She is also a cardiac nurse, licensed captain, avid sailor and fisherman.  Storm Petrel is available for vacations of a week or more for 2-4 guests. Storm Petrel is a sturdy, seaworthy and safe 48' steel sloop. Outside, she has full sun protection with the covered cockpit and dodger, extra high life lines for safety and comfortable seating. Inside, she is dry and snug, well ventilated. Every day a new island awaits, and every room is waterfront with great views


Your trip: Your trip aboard Storm Petrel starts at Red Hook, St Thomas. From there, the possibilities are endless...a sail to St John, snorkeling or hiking in National Parks, sailing to Tortola, to experience the British Virgin Islands or just relaxing on the boat, watching the sunset as you sip a 'Petrel Passion', the captain's own rum and passion fruit cocktail. With Phil's 20 years of experience in the Caribbean, we know the best snorkeling spots, and everything each island has to offer, from quiet anchorages to vibrant beach bars. Every vacation is customized to what YOU want to do, not based on a preset itinerary. For the truly adventurous, trips to the Spanish Virgin Islands or St Martin can be arranged.

Your accommodations: Storm Petrel is a center cockpit sloop, that allows for a king size bed in the aft cabin. The forward cabin contains 2 single berths, that can be made into a large double by use of an insert. This is perfect for siblings or 2 couples. The main salon is spacious enough to comfortably seat 6 for dinner. There is a hot water shower on deck, conveniently located near the swim ladder, perfect for the after snorkel rinsing. The deck hatches allow for stargazing from your bed, and the tropical breezes keep you cool at night. We have snorkel gear to fit your party, and carry a windsurfer on board. Scuba diving can be arranged through local shops.

Requirements: A US Passport is NOT required for sailing in the US Virgin Islands (St Thomas, St John, and St Croix). or for the Spanish Virgin Islands (unspoiled islands of Vieques, Culebra and Culebrita) A passport is required for entry into the British Virgin Islands or any other Islands. We are a casual, barefoot cruising vacation. No starched shirts or dinner jackets on this boat! A few swim suits, shorts and t-shirts will take you through a week of island hopping. You don't need to keep opening your wallet, as we include everything except the bar, so it can be stocked to your exact preference. You don't need to worry about food, as all of your meals are prepared for you. Cruising taxes into the BVI and moorings, when necessary, are not included.

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Property Type

  • Yacht

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Included In Price
  • Dinner - Included In Price

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Children under 12 must wear life preservers while boat is underway per USCG laws...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    insert to make double...moreless

  • Master suite is the aft cabin. King size bed, closet and flat screen television in room. Forward cabin is 2 twin berths that make into a large double by use of a insert....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: outdoor shower

    hot,fresh water shower located near swim ladder on stern...moreless

  • Levac pump toilet, standard marine toilet. Head compact, but fully functional. Foot pump for water to sink....moreless

Other Amenities

  • All the meals are prepared for you, based on your preferences and/or dietary needs....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    small varied library...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    built into flat screen tv in aft cabin...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games...moreless

  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library:

    Large assortment of CD's, ranges from classical to jazz to rock (rap-free) to SOCA and Regge. Guests can bring an i-pod for the docking station....moreless

  • Radio

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Coin Laundry
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Mail salon for evening meals (with crew). Folding cockpit table for optional breakfast and lunch al fresco dining, or JUST ASK...dinner for two in the cockpit!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Beach towels, too....moreless

  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    changed twice weekly, more frequently by request....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    4 burner, oven broiler. CREW use only, as all meals are provided, prepared for you....moreless

  • Stove

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Beginner and advanced windsurfer. One windsurfer doubles as stand up paddle board (SUP)...moreless

 

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Charters <7 days +10% $183
  • Christmas/new year +10% $560
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Half day sail .. $600, cooler and ice, water and soft drinks provided (6 Passenger max)

Full day sail .. $900. cooler and ice, water and soft drinks provided (6 Passenger max)

Overnight and longer charters ALL INCLUSIVE

2 nt 3 day long weekend...$2400 (2 passengers)...$2900 (4 Passengers)

2 guests, 1 cabin . $5600 for 8 days/ 7 nights

2 guests, 2 cabins $6050/wk

3 guests $6050/wk

4 guests $6500/wk

Payment is 50% deposit on confirmation of charter, balance due 30 days prior to start of charter, or on boarding if arranged in advance.

Payment by cash or check or travelers checks. Credit card payments are assessed an additional 3% banking fee.

Rates are subject to change until payment is confirmed.


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
stt, cyril king airport

Car: Not Necessary

Red Hook is the quiet end of St. Thomas. It offers local bars and shops, incase you find you've forgotten something, or just want to start with a cold beverage. From there, we sail to your desired destinations, be it the National Parks of St. John, the unspoiled beauty of the Spanish Virgins, or the variety of the British VIrgin Islands. The choice is yours!

Other Activities: para-sailing rentals, kayak rentals

Golf: Mahogany Run golf course 15 minutes from Red Hook

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: Captain Phil is the owner of Storm Petrel. He has been chartering in the Caribbean and Cape cod since 1992. He is a USCG licensed captain, speaks German, some French and Spanish. He has lived in Guadeloupe, Switzerland, and wherever Storm Petrel takes him. The co-owner and co-captain of Storm Petrel is Laura, an RN for over 25 years. She loves cooking, sailing, and fishing, and has been Phil's charter partner for the past 9 years.

Why the Owner Chose Vessup Bay:
Phil is a native Bostonian, and knows these waters well. For summer sails in the cape, leaving from Falmouth, the sail can take you across Buzzards Bay to the Elizabeth Islands, Cuttyhunk, or longer sails can go to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket. In the winter, St Thomas is easily accessible by commercial flights. Red Hook is at the east end of the island, and an ideal starting point for your charter vacation. The US Virgin Islands of St John and St Croix are an easy trip, and the beautiful British Virgin Islands are not more than a few hours sailing away.

The Unique Benefits at this Yacht:
The ultimate way to traverse the Islands is by boat, drifting from one island to the next, sleeping under a million stars. Chartering Storm Petrel allows you to create your own schedule, with no ferries to catch, and no rush to check out of a hotel in the morning. She can take you to places only accessible by boat, and you always have a waterfront room! Storm Petrel is a safe and comfortable sailboat. She makes her yearly trips to the US Virgin Islands for the winter, to Cape Cod for the summer, for chartering in both locations.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german, some Spanish and French, not fluent

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Photos

  • Storm Petrel at anchor in the Virgin Islands

    Storm Petrel at anchor in the Virgin Islands

  • A humpback whale comes in for a closer look in Sir Francis Drake channel, BVI

    A humpback whale comes in for a closer look in Sir Francis Drake channel, BVI

  • Snorkeling with the hawksbill turtles...the sealife is abundant!

    Snorkeling with the hawksbill turtles...the sealife is abundant!

  • A beach wedding then a beautiful honeymoon aboard Storm Petrel

    A beach wedding then a beautiful honeymoon aboard Storm Petrel

  • Phil and Laura love teaching sailing.....especially to kids!

    Phil and Laura love teaching sailing.....especially to kids!

  • We can teach all levels, from novice to advanced...or just relax and let us sail

    We can teach all levels, from novice to advanced...or just relax and let us sail

  • Storm Petrel at anchor in a deserted bay

    Storm Petrel at anchor in a deserted bay

  • Sandy spit near Jost Van Dyke

    Sandy spit near Jost Van Dyke

  • Crashing through warm waters is quite a thrill!

    Crashing through warm waters is quite a thrill!

  • Captain Phil windsurfing across beautiful blue waters: we have a board for you!

    Captain Phil windsurfing across beautiful blue waters: we have a board for you!

  • Laura feeds the fish at the caves at Norman Island (even they love her cooking)

    Laura feeds the fish at the caves at Norman Island (even they love her cooking)

  • The forward cabins twin berths become a queen bed with the insert (Comfortable!)

    The forward cabins twin berths become a queen bed with the insert (Comfortable!)

  • Your hosts, Captains Phil and Laura

    Your hosts, Captains Phil and Laura

  • Wild dolphins swim next to the boat

    Wild dolphins swim next to the boat

  • We make weddings special...take a vow on the bow!

    We make weddings special...take a vow on the bow!

  • Sailors of all ages take a turn at the helm.

    Sailors of all ages take a turn at the helm.

  • We welcome kids of all ages for an adventure of a lifetime! (Laura with new BFF)

    We welcome kids of all ages for an adventure of a lifetime! (Laura with new BFF)

  • Sheer joy of snorkeling/swimming in the warm Caribbean waters

    Sheer joy of snorkeling/swimming in the warm Caribbean waters

  • Looking forward.....to a sail!

    Looking forward.....to a sail!

  • Storm Petrel in another idylic anchorage....need we say more?

    Storm Petrel in another idylic anchorage....need we say more?

  • Salt Island, so named for the salt flats: my favorite island for the beauty!

    Salt Island, so named for the salt flats: my favorite island for the beauty!

  • A perfect ending to a perfect day....

    A perfect ending to a perfect day....

  • Fresh, local fruits and vegetables are included in Laura's menu

    Fresh, local fruits and vegetables are included in Laura's menu

  • Spacious aft cabin has a king size bed with a hatch overhead for stargazing

    Spacious aft cabin has a king size bed with a hatch overhead for stargazing

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, some Spanish and French, not fluent
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/02/2015
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Boston area code, not long distance to call the VI

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