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Denis Oudard, Captain

Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, spanish, portuguese

Caribbean Sailing Yacht Vacation aboard Beagle Knot, a 38' catamaran, full crew

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type yacht
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of the West End vacation yacht rental

2 bedrooms, 4 persons. Moveable, luxurious, exotic vacation. Captain and chef.

Sailing vessel (s/v) Beagle Knot is a 38' catamaran. We can accommodate up to 4 guests.

We sail the Virgin Islands during the winter (Nov - April) and we sail Grenada and the Grenadines in the summer (June - August). We invite you to discover these islands and their surroundings, via the sea, naturally.

In the virgin islands there is the choice of three groups of islands: the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the US Virgin Islands (USVI) and the virgin islands of Puerto Rico also known as the Spanish Virgin Islands. The BVI and the USVI can be visited together. The Spanish VI are a little further afield but are worth the trip all by themselves.

In Grenada both the sea and the land base attractions are vying for your attention. We can help you balance both, depending on your preferences.

Your crew, Denis the Captain and LaDonna the chef, organizer and everything else on the boat offer you three levels of service:

Full board: Everything is included, all your meals, breakfast, lunches, munchies, dinners. It includes wine, beer, cocktails, sundowners, etc.. We cook for you, we take care of the dishes. Real vacations for you. We recommend Full Board for Grenada and the Grenadines as restaurants are not always close by.

Half board: It the same as Full Board, except we supply half the lunches and dinners. This gives you plenty of opportunities to discover the local restaurants. This is a great option in the USVI and BVI.

Captain only. Nothing is included except for the boat and the good services of the Captain. You are in charge of provisioning for your stay: food, wine, alcohol, beer. We provide the linens for the beds, the towels, snorkeling gear. You do the cooking, you do the dishes, you top up the water and diesel tanks. I am sure it's a good solutions for some. If your spouse is the one who cooks, make sure to run this by her/him for his opinion!

Rates:

The rates posted on this website are those for ‘Captain Only’. Here are the all the rates.

FULL BOARD - Price in USD for 7 days

- - 1 or 2 persons, one cabin $7,700

- - 2 or 3 persons, two cabins $9,660

- - 4 persons, two cabins $10,990

HALF BOARD - Price in USD for 7 days

- - 1 or 2 persons, one cabin $6,440

- - 2 or 3 persons, two cabins $7,910

- - 4 persons, two cabins $9,100

CAPTAIN ONLY - Price in USD for 7 days

- - 1 or 2 persons, one cabin $5,950

- - 2 or 3 persons, two cabins $6,440

- - 4 persons, two cabins $6,440

Adjustment for the number of days.

- 6 and more days: rate is adjusted proportionally.

- 5 days: rule of 6 adjustment. (take 7 day tariff, divide by 6 and multiply by 5)

- 4 days: rule of 6 adjustment. (take 7 day tariff, divide by 6 and multiply by 4)

Discounts

- Children 12 and under, get a discount of $630 ($90 per day). You can accumulate up to three such discounts per booking.

- Honeymooners get a discount of $630 ($90 per day). Limited to two passengers charters.

Christmas and New Year week.

- A 10 % premium applies and we only book charters on the basis of a 7 days stay. This is an industry wide practice because of the popularity of these two weeks.

It is hard to do better than a crewed sailing yacht vacation in the Caribbean. All the pieces of a magic puzzle come together. The beauty of the islands, the sailing conditions, the weather, the water, the food, the bays in which to anchor, the natural wonders, the sea creatures, the food – did we mention the food? What else can we say? Oh yes!! The boat and the crew! We would love to have you aboard Beagle Knot on your next vacation.

Beagle Knot is a Lagoon 380 catamaran built in 2003 out of fiberglass, it is 38 ft (11,5m) long and 21 ft (6,4m) wide. The trampoline, the salon, the cockpit and the galley are about on the same level, up. The bedrooms (cabins) and the bathrooms (heads) are down in the hulls. Catamarans are very stable and don’t rock too much at anchor.

Beagle Knot can accommodate a couple very comfortably, (Queen size bed, own bathroom) or two couples, or a couple with two children. The second couple – or the children – will share a slightly smaller bed (Queen size at the head but narrower at the feet) and will share with the first two persons the above mentioned bathroom.

The social life happens in the cockpit and in the saloon. Both are large enough for at least six adults.

YOUR CREW. Denis and LaDonna, a husband and wife team, have one goal: for you to have a great vacation.

Denis grew up in France where he started sailing when about 12. In the 70’s and early 80s, competitive sailing was his consuming passion. In 1982 he finished 2nd at the 5o5 French championship in the bay of Mount St. Michel, and 21st at the 5o5 World championship in Cork, Ireland.

Forward twenty years and in 1999, Denis introduced LaDonna to the pleasures of sailing on Kentucky Lake. The next year LaDonna and Denis went on their honeymoon to the British Virgin Islands and had the time of their life. LaDonna loved the sailing and over the next years Denis and LaDonna went on frequent sailing trips and visited the Los Angeles area islands, the San Juan islands north west of Seattle, the Florida Keys, Grenada and of course, the Virgin Islands.

The next logical step was to live full time on a boat. This happened in early 2013, LaDonna and Denis purchased Beagle Knot and refitted it to make it ready for you to visit.

Denis has certification in Coastal and Celestial Navigations and holds a US Coast Guard Captain’s license.

LaDonna is an Intensive Care Nurse, a fabulous organizer, first mate and cook. LaDonna is extremely knowledgeable in sea life and an excellent snorkeling guide. Her collection of sea creature photographs is impressive. Some call her the turtle whisperer.

Have the vacation YOU choose. From sunbathing, reading, stargazing on the trampolines at night to hiking, sailing, swimming, snorkeling or paddle boarding, the list of activities is very broad. We love to cook. Eating aboard is very relaxing but there are some really great restaurants and fun beach bars to explore too. The on-land scene runs the gamut from listening to live music, enjoying a family-friendly full moon party at Trellis Bay to people watching – or playing - at some of the wilder places.

If you enjoy scuba diving or want to learn we can arrange this with a local scuba-diving operator. Shopping on St Thomas is a sport all of its own that many enjoy - and not just women. Because this is a duty free island, it is well-known for jewelry, liquor, beauty products, perfumes and electronics. There is also the possibility of big game fishing which also needs to be arranged with a local operator.

The sailing here in the Virgin Islands is fantastic. The trade winds blow steadily and with so many islands to explore you can choose between long relaxing sails and short hops.

Because Beagle Knot is a catamaran we don’t “heel” or tilt to one side while sailing and at anchor the boat doesn’t roll around as much as a monohull. Do you want to learn how to sail? Denis will be happy to teach you.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Denis Oudard, Captain (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, spanish, portuguese

Location

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Charlotte Amalie (STT)
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal
Nearest Beach
John Brewers beach
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation yacht rental in West End, Virgin Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
C$987
C$6,912
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$203 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

The above weekly rates are for 7 days, daily rates are those used for 3 and 4 day rentals. Six or more day are calculated on the basis of the 7 d rate. 5 day rate are proportional with a 10% premium, 3 and 4 day rates are also proportional, with a 20% premium. These rates are 'Captain only' rates. Ask us for half board and full board rates. From Nov to June: V.I., June to Oct: Grenada.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation yacht rental in West End, Virgin Islands

Property Type:
  • yacht
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Bathrooms on boats are known as 'heads'. It is a combination sink, shower and commode. It is not huge but shelves accommodate all the shampoo and tooth paste you will need.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Forward cabin - 1 queen , The forward cabin also has a queen bed, it is a V queen.
    Aft Cabin - 1 queen , This cabin has a full Queen, very comfortable.
  • Beagle Knot can accommodate a couple very comfortably, (Queen size bed, own bathroom) or two couples, or a couple with two children. The second couple – or the children – will share a slightly smaller bed (Queen size at the head but narrower at the feet) and will share with the first two persons the above mentioned bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
We offer three classes of service. Captain only, Full board and Half board. Captain only. (which is what is priced on VRBO) With this solution, you get the boat and the service of the crew, the captain’s mostly, but the 1st mate cannot help helping. However, you are responsible for the provisioning, the food, the booze, the water, the permits, the preparation of the meals. Whether on board or on land, you are responsible for the captain’s meal as well. (We often stay on board). At the end of your stay you top up the gas and water tanks. Full board. Full board crewed charter includes all your meals on board. You can still go to shore for some lunches or some dinners, but if you think you may want to eat all your meals on board, this is the tariff you need to start with. Half board crewed charter includes all your breakfasts, 3 dinners and 4 lunches. (7 day basis) It enables you to enjoy the wide variety of restaurants in the cruising area and go out on the town.