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Sail Around the Virgin Islands Aboard the Guiding Light

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Everyone has a blast aboard the Guiding Light

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Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

USVI yacht description

Join the adventure and have the time of your life when you charter your next vacation aboard the sailing vessel guiding light.

You can do absolutely nothing but lie in the sun, play in the water, and snorkel the reefs as if you were in an aquarium. If you are feeling a little more adventurous you can help sail the boat and i will teach you as much as you would like to learn. Your charter gives you access to all the equipment aboard the vessel including snorkel gear for diving on the reefs, beach gear for lying around in the sand, bicycles for land tours, a kayak for your paddling desires, fishing gear to appease your hunter/gather side, and other toys socked away for you to discover.

$6000, plus expenses, is all it takes to charter the guiding light for 8 days and 7 nights. You can bring up to six people, which will share three queen size cabins (2 have ensuite heads plus there is a full size shower for everyone to use). I am charging significantly less than most other catamarans, which will run you $10,000-$16,000 a week, because i love showing adventurous, easy going, fun loving people the sights and joy of my lifestyle.

I want to make your vacation the best one possible, so you will want to come back year after year and leave comments like the following:

This was the best day….Of my life! ~ mandy

Thanks for the great family vacation. Sailing can’t get any easier than aboard the guiding light ~ mike

Thanks for sharing your home & local knowledge. ~ carol

Great week, lots of great sights & snorkeling. / ditto! Turtles, goats, and drinks…oh my! ~ aaron & sabrina

The guiding light is a great boat and shane was an awesome captain. ~ chris & audrey

All you have to do is tell me your desires and i will do everything possible to make it happen, because your charter will be totally customized to your request.

When it comes to food i can help out as much as you like, including provisioning the boat for you, baking homemade bread, and cooking some of my highly regarded dishes and desserts like:

• roasted red pepper and tomato soup
• feta stuffed roasted peppers
• survey soup (lemon, chicken, and artichokes)
• lemon pepper flank steak stuffed with cheese and spinach
• greek roasted chicken
• tequila lime chicken
• guatemalan style fish
• mango pasta (a wonderful blend of sweet, salty, and spice created aboard guiding light)
• cherry pastry (everyone’s favorite)
• pears boiled in red wine with a mint chocolate sauce on top
• pineapple soufflé
• white chocolate cranberry tart

There is even a drink of the day during your charter if you would like.

Property Type

  • Yacht
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Private Chef
      • Staff

      Suitability

      • Smoking Allowed:

        Smoking is allowed on the back of the boat only....moreless

      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Events Allowed
      • Children Welcome
      • Pets Considered

      Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

      Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

        Private head...moreless

      • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

        Private head...moreless

      • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

        ...moreless

      • Two of the cabins have private sinks and toilets. I pulled the head out of the third cabin in order to build a full size shower for everyone to use. The third cabin shared the head with the captain, but has a separate entrance....moreless

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Kitchen:

        About the only thing I can not make in my galley is a full size turkey (the oven is smaller)....moreless

      • Dining:

        You can eat at the solon table or outside at the cockpit table...moreless

      • Coffee Maker:

        I have had lots of success with a Frence press...moreless

      • Oven
      • Dishes & Utensils
      • Toaster
      • Seating for 8 people

      Amenities

      • Living Room:

        The solon has a 32' TV with over 600 movies and lots of games....moreless

      • Linens Provided
      • Towels Provided
      • Hair Dryer
      • Iron & Board

      Other Amenities

          • Come aboard you will have the best vacation ever!!!

          Entertainment

          • Games:

            I love playing board games and have many you may have not heard of...moreless

          • Toys:

            I have some water toys plus snorkel gear for everyone...moreless

          • Video Library:

            Over 600 movies and lots of TV shows...moreless

          • Stereo
          • Books

          Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Does the ocean and reefs count? :)...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Boat:

                Besides the one you will be staying on I have a dinghy to get you to shore...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                The kayak is a 1 or 2 person depending on where you sit...moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Snorkel gear and beach gear plus some other stuff...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Bicycles

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions
               

              Reviews

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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              5 night min stay
              $943
              $6,000 $19,200
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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              • Taxes Not included

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              Last updated: 07/29/2014
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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2009

              About the owner: My name is Shane and I have owned the Guiding Light for over four years now. I sailed it from the BVI to Texas and then spent a year sailing along the Gulf and East Coast before spending a year traveling around the Bahamas. I returned to the Virgin Island at the beginning of 2011 and have been running charters ever since. I love taking my guest to the different wonderful sites and giving them a unique feel for the islands and a historical perspective to view them through. Before I bought my boat I was a recovery auditor and a firefighter for 10 years in Colorado.

              Why the Owner Chose USVI:
              I think the Lagoon 410 is one of the best vessels out there because it has the accommodations, good sailing capabilities, and most people say it feel much bigger than it is.

              The Unique Benefits at this Yacht:
              When you charter with me aboard the Guiding Light you get my services as a captain plus as a tour guide, snorkel guide, and cook. I make homemade bread for sandwiches at lunch and will prepare dinners for you if you are interested.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english
               

              Photos

              • Everyone has a blast aboard the Guiding Light

                Everyone has a blast aboard the Guiding Light

              • The 1st cabin is the 'Sailing Cabin'

                The 1st cabin is the 'Sailing Cabin'

              • The 3rd cabin is the 'Firefighting Cabin'

                The 3rd cabin is the 'Firefighting Cabin'

              • The galley where all the aromatic magic happens

                The galley where all the aromatic magic happens

              • Two of the cabins have ensuite heads.  The third shares a head with the captain.

                Two of the cabins have ensuite heads. The third shares a head with the captain.

              • People love riding on the trampoline

                People love riding on the trampoline

              • I am working hard for you!!!!!

                I am working hard for you!!!!!

              • Coconut lime chicken soup - just one of my creations

                Coconut lime chicken soup - just one of my creations

              • How would you like to try out the kayak while in a harbor?

                How would you like to try out the kayak while in a harbor?

              • A perfect beach to waste a day on!!!

                A perfect beach to waste a day on!!!

              • Looking out a cave, this is one of many magical moments I will show you.

                Looking out a cave, this is one of many magical moments I will show you.

              • Look at those colors!!!

                Look at those colors!!!

              • Come sail aboard the Guiding Light

                Come sail aboard the Guiding Light

              • The 2nd cabin is the 'Pirate Cabin'

                The 2nd cabin is the 'Pirate Cabin'

              • Enjoy time in the roomy cockpit

                Enjoy time in the roomy cockpit

              • Have a seat in the salon and enjoy yourself

                Have a seat in the salon and enjoy yourself

              • The full size stand up shower so you don't have to be cramped

                The full size stand up shower so you don't have to be cramped

              • The Guiding Light at anchor

                The Guiding Light at anchor

              • Fresh home made bread for lunch

                Fresh home made bread for lunch

              • Sautéed bananas in a rum sauce - one more example

                Sautéed bananas in a rum sauce - one more example

              • Fishing anyone?

                Fishing anyone?

              • Does it get any better than this?

                Does it get any better than this?

              • Did someone order up a secluded beach?

                Did someone order up a secluded beach?

              • Everyone loves the turtles!

                Everyone loves the turtles!

              VRBO #483176

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Saturday, June 28, 2014

              $943 per night (USD)
              5

              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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