Sail Around the Virgin Islands Aboard the Guiding Light(17 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Property type:Yacht
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
41 Foot Catamaran With Three Cabins, 3 Heads, And A Captain
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.
Between Thanksgiving and mid April, $7000 plus expenses (which are $100-200 per person for food, $200 total for moorings, $250-450 total for BVI fees, and $75-125 total for fuel) is all it takes to charter the Guiding Light for 8 days and 7 nights in the BVI. Or you can sail through the USVI, with St John being a highlight, or the Spanish VI for only $6000 plus expenses.
Between mid April and Thanksgiving I will be cruising down the Caribbean isalnd chain and would love to have you aboard for a week at the $6000 plus expenses rate.
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.
Member since: 2013
- 800 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Come aboard you will have the best vacation ever!!!
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided
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My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Taxes Not included
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: My name is Shane and I have owned the Guiding Light for eight 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 2012 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 Water Island, Saint Thomas, 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.
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Everyone has a blast aboard the Guiding Light
The 1st cabin is the 'Sailing Cabin'
The 3rd cabin is the 'Firefighting Cabin'
The galley where all the aromatic magic happens
Two of the cabins have ensuite heads. The third shares a head with the captain.
People love riding on the trampoline
I am working hard for you!!!!!
Coconut lime chicken soup - just one of my creations
How would you like to try out the kayak while in a harbor?
A perfect beach to waste a day on!!!
Looking out a cave, this is one of many magical moments I will show you.
Look at those colors!!!
Come sail aboard the Guiding Light
The 2nd cabin is the 'Pirate Cabin'
Enjoy time in the roomy cockpit
Have a seat in the salon and enjoy yourself
The full size stand up shower so you don't have to be cramped
The Guiding Light at anchor
Fresh home made bread for lunch
Sautéed bananas in a rum sauce - one more example
Does it get any better than this?
Did someone order up a secluded beach?
Everyone loves the turtles!
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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