All About Chartering the Guiding Light
Welcome aboard the Guiding Light, the future site of your best vacation ever!
Tired of the cold and snowy weather? Then come on down to the Caribbean and charter the Guiding Light for a week of snorkeling amazing reefs, relaxing on sandy beaches, partying at world renowned hot spots, exploring historic sites, and so much more. My name is Shane and I want to invite you to join the adventure and have the time of your life when you charter your next vacation aboard the Guiding Light.
Living on a sailboat is a unique experience. You may even end up calling it your best vacation EVER, like a lot of my past guests (click to see reviews).
During your sailboat charter you can do whatever you want. Do you want to do absolutely nothing but lie in the sun? How about playing in the water or snorkeling the reefs as if you were IN an aquarium? Check out the videos below about charters on the Guiding Light and what you can see “Under the Guiding Light”.
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 (click for the sailing school). Your sailboat charter gives you access to all the equipment aboard the vessel including snorkel gear for diving the reefs, tubing behind the dinghy, SUP (stand up paddle boards) for your paddling desires, fishing gear to appease your hunter/gather side, bicycles for land tours, and other toys socked away for you to discover.
Between Thanksgiving and mid April (winter) I will be in the Virgin Islands and $7000 plus expenses is all it takes to charter to the BVI or $6000 plus expenses if you want to sail around the USVI or Spanish VI. You can bring up to six people, which will share three queen size cabin (click to see the vessel). The typical expenses are provisioning ($100-$200 per person per week), BVI Fees ($200-$450 total per week), moorings ($200 total per week), and fuel/water/ice ($75-$125 total per week). Plus, you get my services of provisioning (saving you 3-4 hours at the begining of your charter), baking homemade bread for lunch sandwiches, cooking up to 3 dinners (click for the food page), and as a snorkel and tour guide with historical stories and so more.
Between mid April and Thanksgiving (spring & summer) I will be cruising down the Caribbean island chain and have two options for you. First you can charter the Guiding Light for a week or more at $6000 plus expense. You will get the same great services as when I am in the Virgin Islands, but we will be experiencing new islands.
The second option is to crew aboard the Guiding Light for $3000 per cabin per week. If you choose this option please be aware there is a two week minimum and you are expected to help in ALL aspects of running the boat as we explore the Caribbean. This includes (but is not limited to) sailing, planing, maintaince, cooking, and cleaning. This will be a great option if you would like to experience the cruising lifestyle.
After reading all of this I know you are interested in a vacation aboard the Guiding Light, so contact me with any questions (check out the calendar). I look forward to having you as a guest aboard the Guiding Light.
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