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LOVE THE WATER, LOVE ADVENTURE, YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE THIS VACATION!

Diane

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LOVE THE WATER, LOVE ADVENTURE, YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE THIS VACATION!

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Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this holiday boat in Vieux Fort - Lost Our Marbles Sail Boat

39 ft Privilege Catamaran WINTER 2015 SPECIALS - SAIL ANYWHERE IN THE CARIBBEAN!

After so many fun filled and successful sailing vacations, please refer to our reviews to get the best idea of what this vacation will provide for you! Great adventure to islands of your choice (time permitting), fabulous locally fresh high quality cuisine, and an experienced Captain and crew will make this the trip of a lifetime! Contact us for a customized vacation with exceptional prices for this phenomenal experience!

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
Diane (Owner)
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About Diane

We are retired Officers who love the Caribbean and sailing. We have been sailing for a number of years internationally and find the Caribbean to be a fantastic place to explore! We love to show our guests a great time by fulfilling all of their wants and desires. You can check out both the sailing vessel and our villa listing testimonials to see how satisfied our guests are!

Diane purchased this boat in 2012

Why Diane chose Vieux Fort

We wanted to add the sailing yacht property to compliment our villa site #382304. We offer daily tours for our villa guests however, we've found they love it so much they've suggested we offer it as a weekly getaway. We thought this was a great idea as well so here we are!

What makes this boat unique

We customize. Ask your self where you want to go, what you want to do, who do you want to do it with and we'll set up your perfect Caribbean vacation!

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Reviews

Reviews

5
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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Vieux Fort St Lucia
5

Fantastic adventure!

  • 5 out of 5
Ken and Diane hosted us at their villa and on their catamaran at the end of April 2014. It was just the most amazing trip, the catamaran sailing experience was like no other. They let my boyfriend and I do as much or as little as we wanted. The educated us so much about sailing in the Caribbean and taught us a thing or five hundred about the cat itself. We were welcomed with rum punch, Diane and Ken cooked a fabulous meal of fish they caught just the day before- and we snorkeled and swam and dove off the front of the cat. How fun! Simply an experience not to be missed and I feel comfortable to say I have recommended to friends who may travel to the area and will definitely reach out to them if we ever find ourselves in their neck of the woods again. =)
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Vieux Fort St Lucia
5

Barb, Scott, Catie, Cole and RJ

  • 5 out of 5
Our family had an awesome March break week with Ken and Diane. From the moment they picked us up at the airport they were accommodating to our family of 5. Our kids range in age from 16 to 8 and they all had a great time. Ken and Diane made us feel very welcome and we were able to plan our adventures based on their expertise of the area. We did a side trip to Martinique complete with a day tour of that island. Our oldest son did his first official scuba dive and was thrilled, we all snorkled, fished and swam. The catamaran was comfortable, relaxing and best of all we could do as much or as little as we wanted. It was so nice not to have to worry about all the "details" of sailing - Ken and Diane were on top of it all. Ken's focus on safety was very much appreciated and Diane produced some awesome meals from that small kitchen! We have recommended sailing with Ken and Diane to many of our friends - it will be a vacation that won't be forgotten soon. Thanks so much for your kindness and a unique adventure!
  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Barbara, Scott, RJ. Catie and Cole,
Thank you so much for the kind words about your Caribbean sailing adventure! It was so much fun having you on board and showing you the ropes of sailing. We are so happy that you enjoyed the trip and sure would love to have you join us again one day! Thank you for your help on board, it was greatly appreciated and thank you for being so much fun and for posting such a wonderful review! Capt Ken and 1st Mate Diane
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Vieux Fort St Lucia
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5

NOT TO BE MISSED - A PERSONALISED SAILING TRIP WITH THE NICEST CAPTAINS EVER

  • 5 out of 5
Our family of 4 (we have two teenage boys) had the privilege of spending one night and two days with Ken and Diane on their wonderful boat. I suffer from sea sickness and was a bit unsure of this trip but didn't want to miss out. I started with sea sick tablets which spaced me out, and after a peaceful night with the best sleep Ive had in years I seemed to be cured (maybe their Rum Punch has some special healing medicine for dodgy tummies :) )

Diane and Ken will listen to your preferences for what you want out of the trip, and then deliver. The food was fresh, fabulous and forthcoming (plenty of it) as were the drinks. My boys wanted to fish and snorkel and that's exactly what they did. Ken also encouraged them to help out with sailing chores so they learnt bits about what is required to sail the vessel.
We had such a wonderful time and it was great to spend such quality and relaxing time with my lovely family, we cant thank Ken and Diane for working so hard to make this a special time for us. They are a great couple and great company. We left the boat feeling like we'd known them for years. Ken is even going to take our youngest to a local rugby training session whilst we are on the island, as this is another of his passions. Thank you both so much.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Nicola, Ian, Alexander and Cameron,
It was truly a pleasure having you join us for a sail in St Lucia! From the moment you got on board, we knew we were going to have a great time, and catch a lot of fish! Thank you for bringing along all the interesting accessories and sharing with us! We certainly hope to see you back in St Lucia one day so we can do it again, perhaps venture to another island as well! Have a wonderful summer and thank you once again for joining us and for leaving such a kind review! Diane and Capt Ken!
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Vieux Fort St Lucia
5

A Fantastic Family Adventure!

  • 5 out of 5
Our family of five (kids 12, 10 and 7) had a fantastic week long adventure with Ken and Dianne on board Lost Our Marbles. We sailed, swam, snorkeled and fished as we explored to coasts of St. Lucia and Martinique. Ken was a safe, knowledgeable and fun captain who allowed us to get involved in the running of the ship. Dianne was the perfect host, feeding us with excellent meals and even baby sitting the kids one night so that we could have a date night on shore. We couldn't have enjoyed our time more and would highly recommend them to any adventure seekers who wish to sail. We feel like we made some new friends and some great family memories. Thanks Ken and Dianne!
  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Dear Matt, Kim, Abbey, Josie, and Sam,

Thank you so much for the excellent review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your family sailing adventure with us! It was wonderful having you on board and exploring the islands together!

It was our pleasure to share our sailing knowledge and serve you some great meals, especially the fish that we caught together!

Thank you once again for joining us and for the great review!

Kind regards,

Diane and Ken
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Vieux Fort St Lucia
5

Live aboard! tropical catamaran paradise

  • 5 out of 5
Ken and Diane are wonderful hosts, experienced sailors and great ambassadors for the island of St Lucia! We had been to several of the Caribbean Islands in the past, and had also done a sail charter out of the BVI in the past. However, this was our first visit to St Lucia and with just the two of us traveling, were not keen on chartering a boat on our own.

Ken and Diane to the rescue! We “chartered” 3 nights and 4 days on a live aboard on their catamaran “Lost our Marbles”. We had only a week and wanted to split our time on land and sea to get a flavor for the island. We stayed the first couple nights on the north end of the island, and were very excited to get out on the water. When time came Ken and Diane picked us up just a town away from where we were staying at the local marina. After brief introductions, we were off!

Wind in our hair (Ken too) sailing down the leeward side of the island, seeing the caribbean from the water brings a whole new appreciation for the beauty. Ken had lots to tell of us the island, sights, and area; Diane made us fantastic meals. We were mostly looking to snorkel, but Ken nearly converted us to fishermen on the way. We didn’t catch anything but Ken’s persistence was inspiring -- oh and the one that got away -- that counts if someone sees it!

Marigot Bay, Anse Chastanet, and the Pitons outside of Soufriere (which Ken explained is NOT named after the sulfur smell from the volcano, but for the word BROTHERS in french-- for the ‘Piton brothers’) All gorgeous movie set locations.

On a spur one night, i thought i’d like to scuba dive in the morning -- my mate having a problem with her ears, i wasn’t planning on it -- but within an hour or so Ken and Diane had the whole thing arranged with a local certified Scuba tour. They dropped Melanie off for some snorkeling and took me with on a outstanding reef scuba.

A fantastic sail down the southern side of the island, more great food, and then it was time to leave -- they even dropped us at the airport after. Fantastic hosts! If your interested in a 2 day to 7 day Caribbean live aboard in St Lucia, this is the one.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael & Melanie,

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We really enjoyed having you on board and thank you for showing us how to race the Catamaran! We are so glad that you had a great experience with us and we certainly hope we'll see you back again for the Grenada adventure!
Have a fantastic 2014 and Happy New Year!
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Vieux Fort St Lucia
5

What a fun memory!

  • 5 out of 5
As my husband and I were flying into St. Lucia, the most beautiful rainbow was over the island. After clearing immigration, we walked outside and were greeted by Ken and Diane holding a sign with our names and smiles on their faces. From the very first moment, I felt as though we were meeting old friends. Diane immediately puts you at ease with her friendly nature. Growing up in Colorado, we had never sailed on the ocean (had only been on "stink boats" as Ken jokingly calls them).
As it was too late to sail the first night, we slept on the ship and I was gently rocked to sleep like a baby. Ken gave us a friendly orientation of what to do and not to do on the boat and we set sail the next morning. Diane had coffee and breakfast waiting and our adventure at sea started.
We just wanted some much needed R&R (rest and relaxation) and this sail certainly provided that. Jumping off the end of the boat and swimming in the beautiful blue ocean was so much fun. (One morning it was navy blue, the next it was turquoise). That alone was so peaceful. The sun sets added a beautiful colorful end to the night.
We also did some fishing and I caught a nice barracuda about 20lbs, 36 inches! And that was dinner for the evening and lunch the following day! The flavor was surperb as Diane used local spices and onions to cook the fish. No fishy taste here!
I also cannot forget my diving experience with Chester (Adventure Divng) at the Hummingbird Resort while we were anchored in the bay at Soufiere. Not only were the pitons spectacular, but under the water, diving the pinnacles and "supermans flight" was great. Visibility was 100 ft or better as Chester pointed out a number of different types of fish, corals and eels. Just a great divemaster in a great setting.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Dear Ed and Diane,

What an adventure we had with you two! It was so much fun having you on board with us and most excellent having someone to catch that 28 lbs Barracuda :-)
Thank you once again for sailing with us and we look forward to having you join us again real soon! Perhaps we'll venture to a few more islands together.
We hope all is going well and you're having the merriest of holidays and we'd like to wish you all the best in 2014. Happy New Year!

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Hewannora International Airport St Lucia (UVF)

The areas we sail in the Caribbean can have whatever you want for amenities, we are extremely flexible and can provide what you would like. It's a matter of letting us know and we'll help plan the trip to include it all. We are so flexible because we can sail anywhere!

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes N/Days. 2 pers 4 pers 6 pers
7n/8d $4600 $6150 $7750
6n/7d $4100 $5550 $7150
5n/6d $3600 $4950 $6450
4n/5d $3100 $4250 $5750
3n/4d $2600 $3650 $5050
2n/3d $2100 $3000 $4450
1n/1d $1200 $2000 $2800

Day Sail Up to 4 pers $800 $60 each over 4
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday boat in Vieux Fort, St Lucia

Property Type:
  • boat
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • Toilet and showers, also 2 shower areas on platform of boat to rinse salt water after swimming.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 8
  • Over size double beds each with 4 stateroom windows for maximum breeze and comfort for sleeping. Each bedroom has a vanity and closets.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We offer full meal service which includes your choice of local or your favorite foods. Just let us know. We offer a complimentary rum punch however we do not include alcohal in the cost.
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