About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 nights
52 Ft Hatteras Sportfishing Yacht
Who needs a hotel or a tent when you can enjoy the experience of staying aboard a beautiful 52 foot Hatteras Sportfish Yacht. We can customize your trip to fulfill your dreams of living on a yacht.
Unrivaled location on the Fort Pierce Inlet from the Atlantic Ocean that affords a view of spectacular sunsets over the Indian River Lagoon. Of course, the desirable inlet location. Within walking distance there are many superb restaurants, a farmer's market, live theater and much more!
Relax aboard while enjoying many amenities. Salon aka living area features a custom made leather section with a magic bed (sleeps 2), 2 leather barrel chairs, wet bar with ice maker, 46 inch Sony Google TV, Wifi, Netflix, and DVD player. Fishing poles available for fishing from the back deck or dock. Master stateroom hosts an over-sized queen bed with Egyptian cotton sheets and a private bathroom with stand up shower and lush towels. Guest stateroom has twin bunks and access to 2nd bathroom with stand up shower. All linens of are the highest quality and beach towels are provided as well. Kitchen aka Galley has Keurig coffee maker, a full sized refrigerator freezer, 3 burner electric stove with compact oven, convection microwave oven, blender and everything needed to prepare meals just bring your groceries!
Propane grill is provided.
We are not a barefoot charter. Per our insurance only our USCG licensed Captain drives the vessel.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 19, 2018
About Ginger Howard
We love the salt water and just getting away from it all. We have decided to share our love of boating with others.
Ginger Howard purchased this Yacht in 2011
Why Ginger Howard chose Fort Pierce
We fell in love with Fort Pierce 10 years ago. It still has the old Florida feel and the fishing is amazing. Great restaurants and many wonderful things to do within walking distance of the boat.
What makes this Yacht unique
We will tailor your trip to fit your needs and share fishing tips. Where else can you enjoy a slight rocking of the boat to put you to sleep or wake up early enjoying your coffee while watching the dolphin or manatee play. This is not a barefoot charter.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The Island Son is great for people who love boats and being on the water. Great accommodations
Ft Pierce Marina is a great location with so many restaurants and shops and interesting places to see within walking distance. Being there on. Saturday while Farmers Market was being held and on St Patrick's day was perfect timing. This is a very active area and was a great spring Break trip with our daughter from college.
Glad you enjoyed your stay. I love the Farmers market as well! Have a safe trip home!
Clean, convenient many features show neglect
Boat was as advertised. Broken unusable chairs, broken freezer, some other features tired, worn. Windows in salon unmovable. Aircon works well. There is a grill for instance, but unusable. Owner doesn’t consider supply of consumables important, though did respond to later provide bath soap, tp and part used paper towel roll. Grudging, but responsive. Forward bunks are cramped. Plenty of hot water. Kitchen appliances (other than freezer) work fine.. plenty of towels. For someone who needs to stay in Fort Pierce, it is a great way to be there. Mornings watching pelicans, dolphins, cormorants are hard to beat. The pier parking lot was unavailable 80pct of the time.But be aware that maintenance is not a priority for the owner though she may choose to improve.
Sorry that we did not exceed your expectations. The chairs were damaged by the guest that had just vacated prior to your stay and new ones have been ordered. As is custom in vacation rentals we provided 2 rolls of TP per bathroom, 1 roll of paper towels and travel size shampoo & conditioner as well hand soap & dish soap. You’re the first tell me there was a problem with the grill so I will have it checked immediately. We could’ve have checked it and replaced during your stay if we had been aware. The boat is constantly maintained and we repair things nonstop as is common on all boats :)
Enjoyed our week on the Island Son. Coffee every morning on aft deck. Cocktails every afternoon on upper salon deck. What a view! Nice full kitchen, clean bathrooms/showers. The views of the marina from up top were fantastic. Farmers Market and dining/nightlife within walking distance. Any wait to visit again.
Island Son is a great get-a-way on the water!!
Island Son was beautiful. Very nice amenities, family room area, WiFi and everything in the kitchen you would need to make all of your meals. The marina was excellent. We felt safe and secure! Our boat "neighbors" were very friendly and helpful. The view was incredible! Very peaceful and when we left the boat, there were plenty of things to do in the area as well and that was important to us. The owners of Island Son were great to work with in scheduling our reservation. Definitely coming back!
Thank you! We look forward to your next stay!
A monumental and catastophic mistake
My wife and I were very disappointed with our "stay" on the Island Son. When we unlocked the door to the main cabin we were hit with a vial and toxic odor that I can only liken to the noxious odor of a chemical laden public restroom times twenty. We opened all the windows, left the door open and kept our jackets on in the hope that the odor would dissipate. IT DID NOT. A few hours later, Blake (employed by the owner, Ginger, to introduce us to the workings of the boat) arrived and I questioned the noxious odor. He had no answer. Fort Pierce was experiencing unusually cool weather so we bundled up, closed the windows but DID NOT turn on the heat since Blake had told us we might have an additional odor emanating from the heaters since they had not been used recently. During the night, my wife rose to use the bathroom being careful to place the toilet paper in a plastic bag (marine toilets are VERY delicate). When she flushed, the peddle stuck, sending water over the floor and onto the rug before I could stop it. We decided to vacate the premises at first light AND WE DID! We spent only 17 hours on that boat. My wife awoke with a sore throat and burning lungs. She is now under a doctor's care. I had a sore throat and a dull headache. Not what we expected from a vacation. I called Ginger that very day to tell her why we left but was forced to leave a voice message. After seven days I still have not heard from her. I believe we are owed a refund. It was a monumental and catastrophic mistake renting the Island Son.
The guest that checked in a just a few days after you were scheduled to leave left this review "Had a great time. Very welcoming and comfortable. Ginger went above and beyond. I will definitely be back." The guest that left just before you arrived "Another great visit. Blake and Virginia are always so helpful. Can't wait to come back"
I personally spoke with you on arrival and no complaint of any smells. When Blake arrived you did complain of a "cleaning chemical smell" which Blake said he couldn't even smell that's why he had no answer for you. I came myself after receiving your voicemail and I found no smells but damage to my yacht. The toilet didn't just overflow a little bit it flooded the entire downstairs! You didn't even try to clean any of it up! I have since spent $400 on carpet cleaning and water extraction and have wallpaper starting to peel at the bottom! I am waiting to see what the mahogany wood looks like after it dries out, praying there is no additional damage there. I tried to call you back but didn't leave voicemail as I was so angry at the condition of the boat who knows what I might have said......
Better than I thought
Coming from the land yacht world and Having not stayed on a boat before I was unsure of what to expect, however I was extremely pleased. The boat is awesome, much bigger than the pictures make you think. The fishing was fun also. There is plenty to do in the area. Ginger had some great recommendations on some places to eat, and they too were excellent. It's a very relaxing and different kind of place to stay and I feel lucky we found it on this site, I can't imagine that I won't go back again.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rate is based on double occupancy, additional fee of $25 per day per person. Maximum of 6 people allowed. You can choose the $99 damage insurance or the $500 refundable security deposit. Please let me know at time of booking your preference. All parties of 6 both apply. Cancellation policy 90 days for full refund, 60 days lose deposit, 30 days lose full amount