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). 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 much more.
Between mid April and the end of the season (spring & summer) I will be cruising down the Caribbean island chain and have two options for you. First you can charter the entire Guiding Light for a week or more at $6000 plus expenses. 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 plus expenses. 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 sailing, planing, maintainance, cooking, and cleaning. This will be a great option if you would like to experience the cruising lifestyle.
The typical expenses are provisioning based on what you order ($150-$250 per person per week), fuel/water/ice ($75-$125 total per week), mooring balls when we don’t anchor (up to $210 total per week), and BVI Fees ($400-$700 total per week, but only charters going there).
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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