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Affordable, All-Inclusive Sailing Vacations In U.S. And British Virgin Islands

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type yacht
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Customizable itinerary, luxury suites w/private baths, captain and personal chef

Welcome Aboard Magic Inspiration!

Magic is a beautiful 46' Fountaine Pajot catamaran, popular among sailors for its sleek, contemporary design that combines high performance sailing with all the luxurious creature comforts you'd expect in a high-end crewed yacht.

This well-equipped catamaran offers 4 cabins with 4 en suite bathrooms, providing luxurious accommodations for your trip. You can lounge in the shaded cockpit, on the leather sofa in the salon, on the spacious trampoline in our cushioned deck chairs, or in the water on our swim floats or noodles. If you want to engage in more activity, take one of the sup's or Kayaks out for a spin, grab some snorkel gear for a look at some beautiful marine life, take a hike onshore, or have Captain Jeff take you out tubing with the dinghy.

We will share all of our local knowledge about the Virgin Islands, and work with you to customize our itinerary to ensure you see and experience the things that are most important to YOU. We generally make 2 stops per day, but we will go at your pace, doing as much or as little as you prefer. We can visit remote sandy beaches, snorkel the Wreck of the Rhone, hike through the boulders at the Baths, tip back a drink or two at the Soggy Dollar and Foxy's, hike to the sugar mill ruins or petroglyphs on St John, sail to the remote Anegada for lobsters on the beach.....or visit Richard Branson's zoo on Necker Island near the Bitter End....these are just a few of the things you could experience.

We have four different types of charters to choose from - ranging from Captain only to All Inclusive (see details on the Rates page). We can walk you through the selection process, so there are no surprises.

Come join us for YOUR "Trip of a Lifetime"!!

More Details

Owner
Owner/ Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Owner/ Property Manager

Captain Jeff and Sandy hail from Boston, MA and have been sailing together for over 15 years. Our journeys have taken us along the East Coast of the U.S., and to exotic destinations in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, U.S., Spanish, and British Virgin Islands, St Maarten, Bequia, Mustique, St Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines. Our thirst for adventure, love of the sea, and impeccable hospitality combine to bring our guests magical vacations with memories that will last a lifetime!

Captain Jeff's ocean experience started at the early age of 12 while growing up in a small fishing village on the North Shore of Boston. He was scuba diving at 14, and taking extra classes in Biology and working at the Woods Hole branch in Salem, MA while in high school. After graduating from the University of Miami with a degree in Biology and Chemistry, he spent 30 years involved in the marine equipment and boat building industries. Now, with over 40,000 miles sailed, he shares his love of the sea firsthand through chartering.

Captain Jeff holds a commercially endorsed MCA 200 Ton Offshore RYA Yachtmaster License. He enjoys taking guests out for guided underwater tours and taking amazing underwater photos and videos for our guests to take home with them. He also has fun creating his famous Captain's Cocktails for all to enjoy.

First Mate/Chef/Yoga Instructor Sandy has 25 years experience in hosting events and catering to discriminating executive-level clients. Through extensive worldwide travel , she has fine-tuned many types of cuisines, and enjoys using locally sourced, organic products for a heart healthy variety of menu choices. She also enjoys indulging in scratch cooking, creating homemade breads and desserts for all to enjoy.....also offering Gluten free, Sugar free, Low Fat options. Sandy has been published in the charter chef cookbook "Dining on Deck". Sandy also helps you work off those calories with onboard or beach yoga!

Owner/ Property Manager purchased this yacht in 2009

Why Owner/ Property Manager chose St. Thomas

As owner/operators, we offer a unique perspective for our guests. We left our corporate lives to "sail away", and now almost 8 years later have accumulated a wealth of experiences on the water to share with guests. We take pride in our catamaran, which is maintained and cleaned to "yacht quality" finish. We also know the waters of the U.S. and British Virgin Islands like the back of our hands....including where to find certain species of fish or turtles for our guests to swim with! Sailing on Magic Inspiration provides a classic, elegant feel, with beautiful interior wood trim, and lush accommodations.....we also know how to maximize the performance of the yacht, and have been known to race other yachts up the Drake Channel to ensure we get the premium location at the next island destination!

By offering 4 different types of charter styles, our guests can participate as much or as little in the daily activities and food preparation, and find a price point that fits nicely into any budget.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday yacht in East End in St. Thomas

Property Type:
  • yacht
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 6
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All Bathrooms are private per each cabin and include all towels and paper products.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All Bedrooms come outfitted with fine linens, memory foam mattresses, A/C, Fans, Closet, Storage, and Private Ensuite Bathrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

This sailing trip and boat were magic!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were one of two couples who researched sailing charters in the Virgin Islands. Our research that resulted in choosing Magic Inspiration, crewed by Sandy and Jeff, was totally worth it. The trip was the best. We’ve been on Virgin Islands trips before, but have never had such an accommodating crew and such wonderful meals. We chose the all-inclusive meal plan, and had 20 meals in 7 days. Every meal was different and every meal was delicious. The only times when the entire meal was not made in Sandy’s toaster oven were when we had pizzas from Pizza Pi, a sailboat anchored in Christmas Bay (reviewed elsewhere), and when Jeff grilled hamburgers and steaks. Imagine these toaster oven specialties: coconut cream pie, Grand Marnier French toast and sausage, tuna steak and herb rice, sweet potato hash topped with a fried egg, and more! Drinks included unlimited juices, sparkling water, and cocktails, wine, and beer. Jeff made better Pain Killers and Dark and Stormys than any we bought in the USVIs after the trip. Our 7-night sailing ports focused on St. John, Jost Van Dyke, Norman Island, the Indians (ocean rock formations with excellent snorkeling), Peter Island, Norman Island, Marina Cay, Cooper Island, and Great St. James Island. Jeff found ideal snorkeling sites and places where we could noodle float and paddle board. We were lucky, with perfect weather every day, only one brief afternoon shower, and relatively calm seas. Jeff is an accomplished sailor – there’s nothing he can’t handle. Sandy makes a perfect “first mate” when mooring, anchoring, and helping with the sails. AND she is an excellent yoga instructor – twice during the trip, one on land and one on the boat’s trampoline bow. We suggest making your reservations for this boat through VRBO or directly through Sandy (other websites and brokers take too big a cut, in my opinion). One important tip – the Magic Inspiration is plenty big enough for 6 guests and crew. The boat is clean, well-maintained, and Jeff can repair almost anything on the boat that may go wrong. But what made a difference on this boat is the “ventilation ports” in the cabins that allow nighttime breezes to make sleeping more comfortable. We found out later that not all catamarans have such ports. Usually, I find something negative about every hotel and restaurant that I review. This boat comes closest to perfection in sailing, in every way.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, Tennessee
5

A perfect week, thank you so very much!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! That was an awesome vacation! Thank you Jeff & Sandy for a lifetime of great memories that our family will cherish. Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty, I can't thank Jeff enough for speeding 26 miles back & forth across the rough straights in the dinghy at the outset of our trip in an effort to resolve a visa issue for our Colombian au pair; meanwhile, we lounged on the boat at beautiful anchorages, dove the nearby reefs & hiked through the sugar plantation ruins.

A real highlight was our 15 year old daughter being in the right spot at the right time as a dolphin cow & calf swam leisurely over and under her while she was swimming alone back to the boat. She was starry eyed for days! The younger boys loved swimming with and feeding Barry the big barracuda as well as squeezing between the rocks and making their own tight path through the baths. Our teenage son was happy to hang his hammock from the mast and nap away much of the afternoon after diving.

As a restaurateur, I usually look forward to returning from vacation to eat my own good food again; however, I have to give Sandy lots of credit for her delicious and perfectly portioned meals. The whole family loved her food. We did a half board, and I felt the food on the boat was better than the resort restaurant stops.

Jeff & Sandy are great people who've made a fantastic transition from busy corporate executi

ves to laid back sailing hosts. Jeff's a great sailor and we were always in the right anchorage at the right time. We hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
St Thomas Airport (STT), BVI airport (EIS)
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Red Hook
Nearest Beach
Sail to beautiful beaches daily in USVI and BVI
Car: not necessary

The U.S. and British Virgin Islands offer an abundance of popular sailing destinations, enjoyed by guests of all ages. Our sailing itinerary has many options, which we review with our guests so that we can customize your vacation according to what YOU like to do!

Some of the most popular destinations:

Snorkeling and Diving enthusiasts can explore famous locations such as the Wreck of the Rhone, the Indians, and Green Cay.

Beach enthusiasts will love the remote and gorgeous white sands of Anegada, White Bay, and Sandy Spit.

Beach Bar fun can be had at stops at the Soggy Dollar, Foxy's, Cooper Island Beach Club, and Saba Rock.

Kayaking and SUPs are popular activities while anchored at Peter Island, Virgin Gorda, Cooper Island, Waterlemon Cay, and Christmas Cove.

Hiking the famous Baths rock formations on Virgin Gorda is a MUST. There are also numerous trails on St John, USVI which is 2/3 National Park.

If you opt to dine ashore during your vacation, there are excellent options in some locations, whether you are looking for casual or more formal dining.....we can make recommendations and reservations for you.

Shopping while on St John at Mongoose Junction, or at any one of the funky little beach shops is a popular stop for our guests to pick up souvenirs.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday yacht in East End, Virgin Islands (US)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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5 night minimum stay
£4,424
for 5 nights
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£876
£6,179
 

Additional pricing information

Damage Insurance £45.84

Magic Inspiration offers four different types of charters:

1. Captain Only "Basic" - $7,895 up to 6 guests
Captain plus first mate will be onboard to take care of sailing the boat, dishes, daily clean-up of the boat, and assisting with local knowledge, and utilization of all yacht amenities (SUPs, Kayaks, Snorkel Equipment, etc.). They will provide their own food and beverages, and also provide for guests all linens, towels, beach towels, paper products, basic condiments and spices.

Guests provide their own food and beverages (we will coordinate with you to get boat provisioned prior to your arrival), ice, water (first full tank is complimentary), customs and cruising fees, moorings and/or dockage if required, and fuel.

2. Captain Only "Deluxe" - $8,500 up to 6 guests
Captain plus first mate will be onboard to take care of sailing the boat, dishes, daily clean-up of the boat, and assisting with local knowledge, and utilization of all yacht amenities (SUPs, Kayaks, Snorkel Equipment, etc. They will provide their own food and beverages, and also provide for guests all linens, towels, beach towels, paper products, basic condiments and spices. They also provide water, customs and cruising fees, moorings, and fuel.

Guests provide their own food, beverages and ice.

3. Half Board - up to 6 guests
2 - $9,500
3 - $10,250
4 - $11,000
5 - $11,700
6 - $12,450

Everything that is included in the Captain Only "Deluxe" charter is included PLUS standard ships bar, beverages, and 7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, Happy Hour Appetizers, and 3 Dinners. This option is popular, as it allows for guests to be pampered while onboard, and have the opportunity to try some of the wonderful local restaurants for a few lunches and dinners.

4. All-Inclusive - up to 6 guests
2 - $9,995
3 - $11,000
4 - $12,000
5 - $12,950
6 - $13,950

Everything is included, Full Board (standard ship's bar, beverages, 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, Happy Hour Appetizers, 7 Dinners with amazing homemade desserts!)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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