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Caribbean Sailing Yacht Vacation Aboard Beagle Knot, a 38' Catamaran, Full Crew

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Does not get better than a vacation on a sailing yacht in the Virgin Islands.

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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Hotel
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedrooms, 4 persons. Moveable, luxurious, exotic vacation. Captain and chef.

Sailing vessel (s/v) Beagle Knot is a 38' catamaran. We can accommodate up to 4 guests.

We sail the Virgin Islands during the winter (Nov - April) and we sail Grenada and the Grenadines in the summer (June - August). We invite you to discover these islands and their surroundings, via the sea, naturally.

In the virgin islands there is the choice of three groups of islands: the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the US Virgin Islands (USVI) and the virgin islands of Puerto Rico also known as the Spanish Virgin Islands. The BVI and the USVI can be visited together. The Spanish VI are a little further afield but are worth the trip all by themselves.

In Grenada both the sea and the land base attractions are vying for your attention. We can help you balance both, depending on your preferences.

Your crew, Denis the Captain and LaDonna the chef, organizer and everything else on the boat offer you three levels of service:

Full board: Everything is included, all your meals, breakfast, lunches, munchies, dinners. It includes wine, beer, cocktails, sundowners, etc.. We cook for you, we take care of the dishes. Real vacations for you. We recommend Full Board for Grenada and the Grenadines as restaurants are not always close by.

Half board: It the same as Full Board, except we supply half the lunches and dinners. This gives you plenty of opportunities to discover the local restaurants. This is a great option in the USVI and BVI.

Captain only. Nothing is included except for the boat and the good services of the Captain. You are in charge of provisioning for your stay: food, wine, alcohol, beer. We provide the linens for the beds, the towels, snorkeling gear. You do the cooking, you do the dishes, you top up the water and diesel tanks. I am sure it's a good solutions for some. If your spouse is the one who cooks, make sure to run this by her/him for his opinion!

Rates:
The rates posted on this website are those for ‘Captain Only’. Here are the all the rates.

FULL BOARD - Price in USD for 7 days
- - 1 or 2 persons, one cabin $7,700
- - 2 or 3 persons, two cabins $9,660
- - 4 persons, two cabins $10,990

HALF BOARD - Price in USD for 7 days
- - 1 or 2 persons, one cabin $6,440
- - 2 or 3 persons, two cabins $7,910
- - 4 persons, two cabins $9,100

CAPTAIN ONLY - Price in USD for 7 days
- - 1 or 2 persons, one cabin $5,950
- - 2 or 3 persons, two cabins $6,440
- - 4 persons, two cabins $6,440

Adjustment for the number of days.
- 6 and more days: rate is adjusted proportionally.
- 5 days: rule of 6 adjustment. (take 7 day tariff, divide by 6 and multiply by 5)
- 4 days: rule of 6 adjustment. (take 7 day tariff, divide by 6 and multiply by 4)

Discounts
- Children 12 and under, get a discount of $630 ($90 per day). You can accumulate up to three such discounts per booking.
- Honeymooners get a discount of $630 ($90 per day). Limited to two passengers charters.
Christmas and New Year week.
- A 10 % premium applies and we only book charters on the basis of a 7 days stay. This is an industry wide practice because of the popularity of these two weeks.

It is hard to do better than a crewed sailing yacht vacation in the Caribbean. All the pieces of a magic puzzle come together. The beauty of the islands, the sailing conditions, the weather, the water, the food, the bays in which to anchor, the natural wonders, the sea creatures, the food – did we mention the food? What else can we say? Oh yes!! The boat and the crew! We would love to have you aboard Beagle Knot on your next vacation.

Beagle Knot is a Lagoon 380 catamaran built in 2003 out of fiberglass, it is 38 ft (11,5m) long and 21 ft (6,4m) wide. The trampoline, the salon, the cockpit and the galley are about on the same level, up. The bedrooms (cabins) and the bathrooms (heads) are down in the hulls. Catamarans are very stable and don’t rock too much at anchor.

Beagle Knot can accommodate a couple very comfortably, (Queen size bed, own bathroom) or two couples, or a couple with two children. The second couple – or the children – will share a slightly smaller bed (Queen size at the head but narrower at the feet) and will share with the first two persons the above mentioned bathroom.

The social life happens in the cockpit and in the saloon. Both are large enough for at least six adults.

YOUR CREW. Denis and LaDonna, a husband and wife team, have one goal: for you to have a great vacation.

Denis grew up in France where he started sailing when about 12. In the 70’s and early 80s, competitive sailing was his consuming passion. In 1982 he finished 2nd at the 5o5 French championship in the bay of Mount St. Michel, and 21st at the 5o5 World championship in Cork, Ireland.

Forward twenty years and in 1999, Denis introduced LaDonna to the pleasures of sailing on Kentucky Lake. The next year LaDonna and Denis went on their honeymoon to the British Virgin Islands and had the time of their life. LaDonna loved the sailing and over the next years Denis and LaDonna went on frequent sailing trips and visited the Los Angeles area islands, the San Juan islands north west of Seattle, the Florida Keys, Grenada and of course, the Virgin Islands.

The next logical step was to live full time on a boat. This happened in early 2013, LaDonna and Denis purchased Beagle Knot and refitted it to make it ready for you to visit.

Denis has certification in Coastal and Celestial Navigations and holds a US Coast Guard Captain’s license.

LaDonna is an Intensive Care Nurse, a fabulous organizer, first mate and cook. LaDonna is extremely knowledgeable in sea life and an excellent snorkeling guide. Her collection of sea creature photographs is impressive. Some call her the turtle whisperer.

Have the vacation YOU choose. From sunbathing, reading, stargazing on the trampolines at night to hiking, sailing, swimming, snorkeling or paddle boarding, the list of activities is very broad. We love to cook. Eating aboard is very relaxing but there are some really great restaurants and fun beach bars to explore too. The on-land scene runs the gamut from listening to live music, enjoying a family-friendly full moon party at Trellis Bay to people watching – or playing - at some of the wilder places.

If you enjoy scuba diving or want to learn we can arrange this with a local scuba-diving operator. Shopping on St Thomas is a sport all of its own that many enjoy - and not just women. Because this is a duty free island, it is well-known for jewelry, liquor, beauty products, perfumes and electronics. There is also the possibility of big game fishing which also needs to be arranged with a local operator.

The sailing here in the Virgin Islands is fantastic. The trade winds blow steadily and with so many islands to explore you can choose between long relaxing sails and short hops.

Because Beagle Knot is a catamaran we don’t “heel” or tilt to one side while sailing and at anchor the boat doesn’t roll around as much as a monohull. Do you want to learn how to sail? Denis will be happy to teach you.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

Property Type

  • Yacht
  • 700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Yep, you need to be 18!!...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children as young as 1. We often have our grandson on board, so we are well trained to handle the little ones. We will take all the security precautions needed for them to have a safe and enjoyable vacations. However, we cannot babysit during the day, we are amenable to babysit once or twice in the evening so you can enjoy a adult only evening on the town. No brats please....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Sorry, absolutely no smoking aboard Beagle Knot. Not negotiable, we are allergic to smoke....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Hotel
  • Hotel

Meals

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

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Forward cabin: 1 queen

    The forward cabin also has a queen bed, it is a V queen....moreless

  • Aft Cabin: 1 queen

    This cabin has a full Queen, very comfortable....moreless

  • Beagle Knot can accommodate a couple very comfortably, (Queen size bed, own bathroom) or two couples, or a couple with two children. The second couple – or the children – will share a slightly smaller bed (Queen size at the head but narrower at the feet) and will share with the first two persons the above mentioned bathroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathrooms on boats are known as 'heads'. It is a combination sink, shower and commode. It is not huge but shelves accommodate all the shampoo and tooth paste you will need....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We offer three classes of service. Captain only, Full board and Half board. Captain only. (which is what is priced on VRBO) With this solution, you get the boat and the service of the crew, the captain’s mostly, but the 1st mate cannot help helping. However, you are responsible for the provisioning, the food, the booze, the water, the permits, the preparation of the meals. Whether on board or on land, you are responsible for the captain’s meal as well. (We often stay on board). At the end of your stay you top up the gas and water tanks. Full board. Full board crewed charter includes all your meals on board. You can still go to shore for some lunches or some dinners, but if you think you may want to eat all your meals on board, this is the tariff you need to start with. Half board crewed charter includes all your breakfasts, 3 dinners and 4 lunches. (7 day basis) It enables you to enjoy the wide variety of restaurants in the cruising area and go out on the town....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books are voluminous and heavy, so we do not have many, however we have the best star watching book ever written. If you want to brush up on astronomy, Denis will be glad to oblige....moreless

  • Games:

    Mexican train dominoes: Fun for all ages. Cards....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Lots of American pop music. ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Toys:

    We have two stand up paddle boards. They are a lot of fun to explore the anchorage. Fins, snorkels and masks. We also have snorkeling equipment to fit most everyone....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    On a boat, the beach view is permanent....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    On a boat, the beachfront is the one you choose...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    We promise no one can obscure your view of the ocean....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    You cannot do better than being on boat for oceanfront....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    We really have two dining areas. In the cockpit (outside) we can sit six comfortably, (four guests and ourselves) in the salon (inside) it gets a little more crowded, but it is doable....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Internet:

    Internet is via hotspot from our iPhones. Works well most places, though depending on where we are anchored, the service may be limited to inexistant....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The salon, the cockpit and the trampoline are the social gathering places on board of Beagle Knot....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell phones....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We provide towels, scrubbies and leave in conditioner. The leave in conditioner is a water conservation measure....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We use a French press, everyone loves the coffee....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes and utensils included....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    We have a kitchen, known as a 'galley', out of which LaDonna produces wonderful meals. You will have the opportunity to tell us what your preferences are and we will make sure to stock for you....moreless

  • Oven:

    Yes, see stove....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We are 'foodies' and we have a well stock pantry....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    On boats refrigerators are called refrigerators. :-) We also have a freezer. We can stock everything we need for four guests and ourselves for a two week stay....moreless

  • Stove:

    There is a stove and an oven in the galley....moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Beagle Knot is a catamaran, it is 38 ft (11,5m) long and 21 ft (6,4m) wide. The trampoline, salon, cockpit and galley are on the same level, up. Bedrooms (cabins) and the bath are down in the hulls....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We carry two stand-up paddle boards. (SUP) Great to get a little exercise and explore the anchorage....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We cook often on the grill at the back of the boat. We also have a solar oven which works great for so slow cooking like Jamaican Jerk chicken....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    - Two standup paddle board. They are easy to learn and fun. - Snorkeling equipment. We've scouted the good spot for you and will show you the turtles and colorful fish....moreless

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$750
$5,250

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $154 per night, per additional guest


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Notes:

The above weekly rates are for 7 days, daily rates are those used for 3 and 4 day rentals. Six or more day are calculated on the basis of the 7 d rate. 5 day rate are proportional with a 10% premium, 3 and 4 day rates are also proportional, with a 20% premium. These rates are 'Captain only' rates. Ask us for half board and full board rates. From Nov to June: V.I., June to Oct: Grenada.


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Location

2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charlotte Amalie (STT)
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal
St. Thomas, USVI
Nearest Beach
John Brewers beach

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Denis and LaDonna, a husband and wife team, have one goal: for you to have a great vacation on board of our boat Beagle Knot. In the winter (mid Nov - end of Apr) we are in the Virgin Islands. In the summer we move out of the 'hurricane belt'. We go to Grenada (direct flights from Miami) with the Tobago Cays within couple of easy day sails. Denis grew up in France where he started sailing when about 12. In the 70’s and early 80s, competitive sailing was his consuming passion. In 1982 he finished 2nd at the 5o5 French championship in the bay of Mount St. Michel, and 21st at the 5o5 World championship in Cork, Ireland. Forward twenty years and in 1999, Denis introduced LaDonna to the pleasures of sailing on Kentucky Lake. The next year LaDonna and Denis went on their honeymoon to the British Virgin Islands and had the time of their life. LaDonna loved the sailing and over the next years Denis and LaDonna went on frequent sailing trips and visited the Los Angeles area islands, the San Juan islands north west of Seattle, the Florida Keys, Grenada and of course, the Virgin Islands. The next logical step was to live full time on a boat. This happened in early 2013, LaDonna and Denis purchased Beagle Knot and refitted it to make it ready for you to visit. Denis has certification in Coastal and Celestial Navigations and holds a US Coast Guard Captain’s license. LaDonna is an Intensive Care Nurse, a fabulous organizer, first mate and cook. LaDonna is extremely knowledgeable in sea life and an excellent snorkeling guide. Her collection of sea creature photographs is impressive. Some call her the turtle whisperer.

Why the Owner Chose St. Thomas, USVI:
The purchase of this boat was a long term goal of ours and we had fixed ourselves a deadline. Which worked out really great. On the day of the deadline, we sold our house, and started on our new adventure on the high seas.

The Unique Benefits at this Hotel:
Spending your vacation with us on Beagle Knot will be a unique experience. No more expensive than crowded cruise ships, we offer you a fantastic level of service and mobility. You decide where you want to go (within the constraint of a sailing vessel) and we show you the nooks and crannies we have discovered over more than 15 years cruising these grounds. We call it 'low brow pampering'.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

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Photos

  • Does not get better than a vacation on a sailing yacht in the Virgin Islands.

    Does not get better than a vacation on a sailing yacht in the Virgin Islands.

  • Beagle Knot at anchor at The Baths, BVI.

    Beagle Knot at anchor at The Baths, BVI.

  • Beagle Knot plan.  The cabins and the bath are down in the hull.

    Beagle Knot plan. The cabins and the bath are down in the hull.

  • The cockpit, where much of our social life takes place.

    The cockpit, where much of our social life takes place.

  • The cabins are very comfortable with queen size beds.

    The cabins are very comfortable with queen size beds.

  • The forward cabin has a bed that is Queen at the head, tapers at the feet.

    The forward cabin has a bed that is Queen at the head, tapers at the feet.

  • How is that for a table with a view?

    How is that for a table with a view?

  • A walk on a deserted beach, never gets old.

    A walk on a deserted beach, never gets old.

  • We carry two identical paddle board.  Visit the anchorage or have a race.

    We carry two identical paddle board. Visit the anchorage or have a race.

  • Snorkeling.  Discover a different world with marvelously intriguing creatures.

    Snorkeling. Discover a different world with marvelously intriguing creatures.

  • Colorful fish.  Here a Queen angle fish.

    Colorful fish. Here a Queen angle fish.

  • Octupus change color at an amazing speed.

    Octupus change color at an amazing speed.

  • Denis and LaDonna, a husband and wife team: 1 goal: making  your vacation GREAT!

    Denis and LaDonna, a husband and wife team: 1 goal: making your vacation GREAT!

  • Meagens Bay, St Thomas.  Part of a Nature Preserve worth the trip.

    Meagens Bay, St Thomas. Part of a Nature Preserve worth the trip.

  • View from the top of the mast.

    View from the top of the mast.

  • The salon.  A good place to read or write.  Have a drink.

    The salon. A good place to read or write. Have a drink.

  • The bathroom, called a 'Head' on a boat, offers all the amenities in one.

    The bathroom, called a 'Head' on a boat, offers all the amenities in one.

  • Anniversary celebrations.  A romantic stay that will get you a discount. Ask.

    Anniversary celebrations. A romantic stay that will get you a discount. Ask.

  • The trampoline, work on your tan or watch the stars.

    The trampoline, work on your tan or watch the stars.

  • Hiking.  Many trails to discover.  Particularly on St. John.

    Hiking. Many trails to discover. Particularly on St. John.

  • Sailing, sailing.  Fun, fun. fun!

    Sailing, sailing. Fun, fun. fun!

  • Swim with the turtle guarantee.  We are fascinated by them.

    Swim with the turtle guarantee. We are fascinated by them.

  • A flounder.  It's easy to miss them as they camouflage themselves.

    A flounder. It's easy to miss them as they camouflage themselves.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 16, 2017

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