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Liity seikkailu ja on aikaa elämääsi, kun charter seuraava loma kyytiin purjealus opastava valo.
Voit tehdä yhtään mitään, mutta valhe auringossa, leikkiä vedessä, ja snorkkeli riutat kuin olisit akvaario. Jos sinulla on tunne hieman Jännitystä voit auttaa purjehtia veneen ja Aion opettaa sinulle, niin paljon kuin haluat oppia. Charter antaa sinulle pääsyn kaikki laitteet alukseen myös snorkkeli vaihde Sukellus riutat, ranta vaihde makaa ympäriinsä hiekka, polkupyöriä maa matkat, kajakki teidän melontaan toiveita, pyydyksiä rauhoitella teidän metsästäjä / kerää puolella, ja muut lelut socked pois voit löytää.
$ 6000, plus kulut (jotka ovat $ 100-200 per henkilö ruokaa, $ 200 yhteensä venepaikkaa, $ 250-450 yhteensä BVI maksuja, ja $ 75-125 yhteensä polttoaineen) on kaikki mitä tarvitaan charter johtotähtenä 8 päivää ja 7 yötä. Voit tuoda jopa kuusi henkilöä, jotka jakavat kolme queen size mökkiä (2 on kylpyhuone päätä plus on täysikokoinen suihku jokaiselle käyttää). Olen latauksen huomattavasti vähemmän kuin useimmat muut katamaraanit, joka jatkuu sinulle $ 10.000 $ 16,000 viikossa, koska rakastan osoittaa seikkailunhaluinen, easy going, hauskaa rakastavia ihmisiä nähtävyyksiä ja iloa minun elämäntapa.
Haluan tehdä lomasta paras mahdollinen, joten sinun kannattaa palata vuosi toisensa jälkeen ja jättää kommentteja kuten seuraavat:
Tämä oli paras päivä ... virtausasteen funk- elämäni! ~ Mandy
Kiitos suuri perheen loma. Purjehdus ei voi saada mitään helpompaa kuin kyytiin opastava valo ~ Mike
Kiitos jaat kotiin ja paikallistuntemus. ~ Carol
Suuri viikko, paljon suuria nähtävyyksiä ja snorklausta. / sama! Kilpikonnia, vuohia, ja juomia ... Oh My! ~ Aaron & Sabrina
Johtotähtenä on suuri vene ja Shane oli mahtava kapteeni. ~ Chris & Audrey
Kaikki mitä sinun tarvitsee tehdä on kertoa toiveesi ja aion tehdä kaikkensa, jotta se tapahtuu, koska toimilupa voidaan täysin räätälöidä pyynnön.
Kun on ruokaa voin auttaa niin paljon kuin haluat, kuten provisiointiratkaisujen vene sinulle, leivontaan kotitekoista leipää, ja ruoanlaitto joitakin minun arvostettu ruokia ja jälkiruokia, kuten:
• paahdettua paprikaa ja tomaattikeitto
• feta täytetyt paprikat
• tutkimus keitto (sitruuna, kanaa, ja artisokat)
• sitruuna pippuria kylki pihvi täytetty juusto ja pinaatti
• Kreikan paahdettua kanaa
• Tequila lime kana
• Guatemalan tyyli kala
• mango pasta (ihana sekoitus makea, suolainen, ja mauste luonut kyytiin opastava valo)
• kirsikka leivonnaiset (kaikkien suosikki)
• päärynät keitetään punaviini minttu suklaakastiketta päälle
• ananas kohokas
• valkoinen suklaa karpalo torttu
On jopa juomaa aikana charter jos haluat.
Shane is a great host, adventure guide, skipper and cook! This charter was a first-time experience for most of us (3 couples) and it was fantastic. Shane has spent more than six years doing charters out of Red Hook, and he knows a lot of awesome spots that are only accessible by boat. Before we arrived, he emailed a questionnaire to help plan activities, meals, beer & wine, etc., stocked the boat according to that, and we simply reimbursed him. We had breakfast & lunch on the boat, and 3 dinners with a special "drink of the day." The other nights we all ate at restaurants. We spent a full week just sailing, snorkeling, hiking, relaxing; the women did morning yoga on the trampoline. Shane laid out lots of options, let us choose our destinations and joined in the hikes and snorkeling. And he was happy to involve us in the actual sailing, anchoring, etc., although he's used to managing the boat solo. The beaches on the north side of Tortola were closed because of big swells, and even the Drake Channel was a little rough, but Shane knows all the tricks to avoid seasickness. We were glad to be on a catamaran rather than a monohull, and we skipped the longer haul to Anagada (not much there anyway), spending more time at remote spots on St. John instead. The diversity of marine life in the mangroves at Hurricane Hole and around Waterlemon Cay is incredible. Shane knows a lot about the history of the islands too: Indians, sugar plantations, pirates. Norman Island was the model for Stevenson's "Treasure Island", Dead Chest Island the origin of "Dead Man's Chest (Yo-Ho-Ho...)", Sandy Cay was in the opening credits of "Gilligan's Island." We had a great mix of out-of-the-way adventures plus some more standard stuff like Foxy's and the Soggy Dollar on Jost Van Dyke. Guiding LIght might seem a little tight for 7 people, but Shane is such a genial, easy-going guy that everything worked out wonderfully. Why would anybody choose a Moorings charter costing twice as much?
Shane was an excellent guide! His familiarity with the area allowed us to see the best of the US and British Virgin Islands. He had options when the weather turned bad and always provided a Plan A or Plan B. The meals were delicious - fresh and healthy breakfasts - quick lunches so we could keep playing - and yummy home cooked meals. It was nice to balance with eating dinners "on land". Also very much enjoyed the Captains "Drink of the Day". He does a great job of stocking the boat according to your preference sheet. Shane does his best to ensure all had a good time. We had 6 adults - parents and 4 adult children and all found it great fun. The accommodations were comfortable- good sleeping with the breeze and rocking boat. You should understand that this is an "outdoor" vacation so blow dryers...heels...and fancy outfits can stay at home. We have wonderful memories of our trip on the Guiding Light!
We booked the Guiding Light primarily because the Captain seemed fun and laid-back, and partially because of the other positive reviews. We had a very different experience…although we loved the Islands, we had a terrible trip with Captain Shane. Each day he spent a significant amount of time complaining about previous guests, which was extremely unprofessional. His overall demeanor was annoyed and dismissive. When he made his “drink of the day” on the first night, he poured one for himself and sat down, meanwhile not preparing anything non-alcoholic for the pregnant woman that was in our party, and smugly saying “sorry, you can’t have anything”.
He does not like having other people on his boat, and had many rules about which cup to use, turning lights off, how to use the toilet, which towel to use, not to touch the food, etc. It was very daunting. He did not give us much privacy, and constantly butted in and commented on our conversations.
The boat is old, and does not have some of the amenities that newer fleet boats have. The births are not quite queen size (I’m 5’6” and my feet hung off the bed, and I could touch both side walls without fully outreaching my arms). The toilets are composting, so you cannot flush, and have to lean over the toilet bowl to churn it every time you go. Shane would not allow bottled water on the boat, and the holding tank water was quite undrinkable, so we had a hard time staying hydrated.
But, the biggest disappointment was poor time management. We didn’t get under way until 10 or 11 each day, then took 2-3 hours traveling to the next spot, which only left us with 2 or 3 hours of daylight at each location. This trip was the most expensive I have ever taken, and certainly the least enjoyable. I will be returning to the USVIs, but not with Shane. Next time I'll captain my own boat.
Six friends from New England set sail on the Guiding Light out of St Thomas and left behind their children, jobs, stress and any and all other worries! Leaving the bitter cold of Boston, Massachusetts, we flew to St Thomas for the start of a trip with the excuse of celebrating the year that four out of six of us would turn 40! Upon arriving in St. Thomas, we settled into a local hotel and did some shopping and local sight-seeing that night and the next morning (Pasta Go Go is a cute laid back spot in St Thomas for a quick breakfast). We eagerly got to Red Hook in the afternoon to meet Captain Shane to board the Guiding Light and start our week at sea.
Shane was friendly and outgoing from the get go, getting us acquainted with the boat and how things operated. Having him do our grocery shopping before we boarded the boat was a huge convenience. The boat was well stocked with food, wine and enough Millah Lites to last the week. We easily picked cabins, water bottle and towel colors and soon set sail. The arrangements on the boat were great, there was ample space for all of us to eat, sleep and lounge while we were underway or not. Shane was very patient with us, answering all of our questions (with a sense of humor at the annoying ones) and helped us fill out the paperwork needed to get going.
What followed was an amazing week of exactly what we had set sail for..rest and relaxation, snorkeling, paddle boarding, swimming, sight-seeing, eating and drinking pain killers at each and every stop (how else do you figure out who has the best?). It was a stress free week with Captain Shane giving us options throughout the trip and allowing us to call the shots. We had too many highlights to mention them all.. Ivan’s Stress Free Bar buffet, Willy T’s, Foxy’s, Leverick Bay and the Pirate Show, the Bathes, the Bubble Pools, Cooper Island, Norman Island, the Caves & Indians, Saba Rock and the Tarpon Feeding, Bitter End Yacht Club and the hammocks, Soggy Dollah Bah, Anegada and their lobsters..and the Pain Killers. The water toys that were available to us were great as well. Some of us enjoyed sailing more than others and helped Shane to get to and from spots as needed. I’m sure Shane appreciated the guys help!
What started as an idea presented by one of the group members (April, you are an amazing friend and travel planner!) a couple of years ago turned into a memorable trip that ranks among the best vacations by all of us. If you are in need of a wee
My husband and I were aboard The Guiding Light with Captain Shane in March for our 25th wedding anniversary. Our trip is unforgettable! We had so much fun and enjoyed our time on the boat and in the BVI's immensely. Shane is an awesome boat captain, tour guide, and cook! The drink of the day was fabulous. I loved waking up to the beauty of the islands and the awesome breezes. Shane took us to some wonderful places like Willy T's, The Baths, The Full Moon Party, St. John, Soggy Dollar, and beautiful beaches in between. I loved learning to paddle board and became more adventurous by swimming to The Baths from the boat. We did not want to leave and are already planning on our next trip. The boat is beautiful and I loved my happy place on the trampoline in front of the boat. It is a great place to hang out, to relax, and to enjoy sailing around the islands. I cannot imagine having a better trip than we did. Shane is awesome and is so great to accommodate the trip to your preferences.
Hi: My name is Laura Kay and I have just had the most fantastic 10 day cruise. My friend, Barbara, booked a Caribbean trip for five of us aboard the “Guiding Light” with Captain Shane McClellan. We arrived at Red Hook Harbor without a clear idea of where we were going. I was told, “It will depend on the wind and the weather.” That was good enough for me, as I am always ready for a new adventure.
Since I had already been to the BVIs I was pleased when it was decided that we would circumnavigate the island of St. John. What a great choice that turned out to be!! Our whole group loves to sail and snorkel and we were given several choice opportunities daily to do both. We saw beautiful coral, a huge variety of interesting fish which included angelfish, parrot fish, porcupine fish, trumpet fish, schools of blue tang, barracuda and sharks, plus dolphin, turtles, sting rays, sea urchins, eels and crabs. My favorite “sighting” was a spotted eel, but seeing the two Caribbean reef squid was certainly thrilling also.
Shane is certainly knowledgeable regarding navigation, history of the area, and what is available for a variety of interesting activities. He is flexible with the itinerary and will plan everyday according to the interests of the group. Plus, Shane is lots of fun and has a great sense of humor!! In addition, he is a fantastic captain. I am a novice sailor, but most of the rest of the group is quite skilled. Shane allowed us all to sail the ship, and he was very patient with me. He not only guided me during my time at the helm, but he explained how and why each procedure was set up. It was a thrill to be able to sail the “Guiding Light”!!
Also, we had fresh homemade bread during the entire trip! Shane is obviously an excellent cook!! His dinners would rival Emeril!! All of the dinners were his own recipes and included an original salad, a delectable main dish and a delicious dessert. I can’t wait for him to put all of his recipes into his cookbook!! In the meantime, I am joining his newsletter so I can get the recipe of the month.
As our time with Captain Shane and the “Guiding Light” is concluding (this is our last night aboard ), I can truly say this experience surpassed any expectations I had for the trip!! Our group will reminisce with our memories of our magical time with Shane many times over!!!!
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