About this listing
A typical vacation will have you arriving at the St Thomas airport.
I’ll pick you up and then shop for your lunch and dinners, or I can shop for you. On to Compass Point Marina where we will transfer your provisions to Sea Level. Then it is off to Christmas Cove, home of the friendly sea turtles. We will probably be just in time for a great sunset, the kind that drops into the ocean. The next morning I will introduce you to my turtle friends.
Capt., fuel, cooking... Add $195 for booked days
Experience living on a comfortable ocean sailing yacht, designed and equipped for sailing around the world. Yes, this is a B&B, but if you desire to sail and explore our remote islands, swim with the Green & Hawksbill turtles, just ask. *note: added cost of 195/day for Capt. & fuel.
My usual guest are a couple and they have the aft stateroom that has full bath with walk in shower. I usually sleep on the other end of the boat in the V-birth, with a half bath. If the booking guest want to bring one or two additional guest, they will sleep in my V-birth and I will sleep in one of the sofa/single births. If we have a total of 5 then one guest will sleep in the salons other sofa/single birth.
Make yourself at home. Enjoy the whole boat. There's plenty of snorkel equipment. At most snorkel locations I will lead you on a tour of the reef pointing out fish and critters of interest. I use a GoPro to video the tours that will be transferred to a 16gb thumb drive for you to take home.
Interaction with guests
On your honeymoon? I can disappear.
Want to tie the knot? I can arrange weddings.
Or you want to chat? As an airline pilot that retired at 52 and sailed from Baltimore to Thailand, I have a few tales to tell. I am sure you have had a few adventures to share as well.
Other things to note
Be sure to message me through the AirB&B website. If you use reply from your own email provider, I will not get the message, Thanks!.
My boat is listed as a B&B.
With a boat you can do much more; sailing and exploring the remote islands of all the Virgins. (British Virgin Islands - passports required).
These activates must be at an additional cost to cover my time as captain and fuel ($195/day).
I will cook and clean for all your meals.
Food cost for lunch and dinner varies depending on your taste.
Usually $60 / day will cover the cost for two. You decide when I take you shopping if you want a steak or hamburger menu.
If you want to go to British Virgin Islands there are customs fees that range from $40 to $150 depending on how long you stay and where you go, moorings are $30/night. I will try to anchor to save on cost but sometimes it is necessary to use a mooring .
If you want only a place to sleep, the cost quoted by AirBnB is what you pay. But if you want an adventure, it must come as an added expense. You decide what kind of adventure you desire and I will give you a fair price.
Pack light! I will supply beach towels, snorkel equipment, and even tooth brushes if you forget yours. It is best to pack your clothing in soft duffel bags.
Whoever books the trip needs to explain these house rules to the other person.
I have fresh water to rinse off your feet after going ashore.
Kick off your shoes and relax! - Please No Shoes on Board.
No spray suntan lotion ( the acetone chemical melts plastic)
This is a nonsmoking boat, bring your E-cigarette
The Coast Guard still operates a "0 tolerance " drug program. You can still have fun ashore, please leave it ashore.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I hold a USCG 100 ton Master license with all endorsements. I was working as a Captain on a 60 ft. catamaran for 74 passengers, and a 42 ft. SCUBA dive boat for 17 divers. I have left that job to do AirBnB full time.
My area of operation is the US and British Virgin Islands.
In my previous life I started out as a cook and a baker in the US Navy, which led me to complete a 2 year degree in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Managing. Then it was back to college to study aviation for my 4 year BS degree. I started as a flight instructor and worked my way up the ladder to fly for a major airline, USAirways. After 29 years as a pilot, I retired in 2000 as a Boeing 737 Captain.
After retiring, I fulfilled my life long dream by sailing my boat from Baltimore to Thailand through the South Pacific. My favorite island to visit was New Zealand.
Returning to the States in 2006 I found my current boat "Sea Level" in the British Virgin Islands. I enjoyed sailing and living in the Virgin Islands so much I decide to stay and make it my home.
Being in the tourist industry, I get to meet many interesting people from all walks of life. So many have come as guests and leave as friends.