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Five Star Experience on The Lion's Paw.

Bedrooms 2
Property type yacht
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sailboat yacht, 45 foot Catalina Morgan, 2 Bdrs, berth, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

At 45 feet with a 14' beam, The Lions Paw offers comfort and sleek design. Fully loaded with AC, fridge, microwave, coffee pot, stove, tv's, wifi and all linens are provided. The marina is in a protected cove so the rocking of the boat at night will be restful. Our vacation packages REQUIRE simultaneous booking of a half day sail, a full day sail, or overnight sail to a remote island with a licensed captain.

Fishing guides and dive boats depart from the Key West Harbor Marina daily..

Captain Janet Hinkle
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Captain Janet Hinkle

I am a licensed Captain with more than 15 years experience sailing Florida waters. I take a lot of pride in the maintenance and cleanliness of The Lion's Paw and want to provide you a great and memorable vacation.

Captain Janet Hinkle purchased this yacht in 2008

Why Captain Janet Hinkle chose Stock Island

The Lion's Paw is in a slip at the luxurious Key West Harbour Yacht Club - the island's premier marina, offering a private beach, fine dining, workout facilities and large pool.

What makes this yacht unique

For a complete description of all your vacation options see VACATION PACKAGES Three nights to seven day package MUST INCLUDE half-day, full day and overnight sails with an experience captain who knows the best reefs and overnight anchorages. The boat is fully equipped with snorkel gear.


Stock Island Yacht Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • yacht
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 2 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A half, full, or overnight sailing adventure is required. Half, $600; full, $800, 24 hr for 2, $1,300; 24hr for 4, $1,600. Budget 20% for captain tip
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Access to private bath and television
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Access to private bath and television
  • Double Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Captain Janet and her staff hope to provide an exceptional vacation experience for you and your family.


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Five Star Experience on The Lion's Paw.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Orlando, Florida

Wedding in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding and honeymoon on Lions Paw and could not have enjoyed it more. Janet and Nancy really care about you having a fantastic trip, and we were able to have a wonderful adventure while feeling 100% safe and secure. Lions Paw is a beautiful and comfortable boat that was just perfect for exploring. I can’t say enough what a wonderful time we had. Great food, great company, and a beautiful ceremony, all in an amazing setting. Thank you so much Lions Paw!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were honored to be a part of your special day and we're grateful for trusting us. We have made lifelong friends
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Greenwood, IN, USA


  • 5 of 5

I cannot imagine a better view of watching a perfect sun set and sun rise after a day of sailing in the most beautiful waters and after a wonderful dinner on board the Lion's Paw. What a fabulous overnight to check off on my bucket list. The accomodations were really neat compared to a "room" on land. Best of all was the enthusiasm and energy the crew [both Capt. Nancy & 1st mate Megan] brought to our adventure. Unfortunately the weather was a little uncooperative to really get the most out of our trip but Capt. Nancy and Megan made sure we still had an unforgetable experience. Not only did they share their sunshine smiles and knowledge with us but thier first and formost focus while with them was for our safety. I dont know about the other 3 travelers with me but I am ready to sign up next year for an even longer stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Adventure

  • 5 of 5

We spent an amazing time on the Lion's Paw. The cabins are spacious and have all of the basic amenities necessary and the captain is always available within an hour to answer any questions (by phone). The marina location is truly unique and is both beautiful and has everything you need (we barely spent any time in Key West proper because of this). The boat offers a truly unique opportunity to see the off the beaten track local marine spots around Key West and to also experience actual sailing (rather than just power boating). The crew is knowledgeable about the history and nearby island locations and can take you to the exact spots where you can get a feel for the spectacular scenery and marine wildlife.

Don't expect 5-star amenities comparable to a hotel, but it is about the best small boat marina environment you will find. Encountered some issues with the marina services for the boat but the captains were on top of it within an hour and resolved things within a matter of a few hours. They are very focused on you as a customer and will do whatever is in their power to make sure you have a fantastic stay on their boat.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Strongsville, Ohio

Family time

  • 5 of 5

Overall it was a perfect vacation for us. Two families got on like one. Unique environment, close quarters, and no problems! It's far enough away from the noise and trapping of KW but close enough to enjoy it when we wanted. We shared cooking duties , one cook at a time, because the galley is small but that brought out the best in each of us. We had no plans for the entire week except for the day sail with the Captain which was lots of fun. We woke up everyday and decided what we would do... a perfect week!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pristine and Perfect

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend sailing the lions paw for a moment to remember. The boat is clean, spacious and well maintained. The captain's are knowledgeable, interesting, and certainly entertaining. The amenities are first class both on the water and at the dock. The owers went overboard to exceed our expectations. Would highly recommend to anyone to treat themselves to an awesome experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Up close and racing with the schooners! Wreckers Regatta!

  • 5 of 5

Not only were the accomodations wonderful, we had the sail of a lifetime participating in the local Schooner's Wharf Wreckers Regatta! The experience we had on the Lion's Paw was outstanding! We sailed right beside the historic schooners to Sand Key Light. The captain and her first mate were wonderful. Lion's Paw is a comfortable sailboat from sleeping to sailing! My partner and I had a truly amazing vacation! I can wholeheartedly recommend Lion's Paw for accommodations and adventure!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

IMPORTANT: ALL BOOKINGS MUST INCLUDE A SAILING OPTION......We offer three night to seven day vacation packages that MUST include a half day, full day, and overnight sails with a licensed captain and mate as part of the rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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