|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
An adventure aboard Storm Petrel can take you places only accessible by boat. Unpack once, and see the best Cape Cod and the Elizabeth Islands have to offer. Captain Phil is a native Bostonian, Has lived in Guadeloupe, St Thomas, traveled throughout the Caribbean and knows these areas well. He is a knowledgeable companion for your get-away, an avid sailor and wind surfer, who can teach you the finer points of sailing, or let you relax and enjoy the sail. Chef Laura will cater to your dietary whims and delight your palate with her fresh creations. She is also a cardiac nurse, licensed captain, avid sailor and fisherman. Storm Petrel is available for vacations of a week or more for 2-4 guests. We also offer long week-end get aways, full or half day sails. Storm Petrel is a sturdy, seaworthy and safe 48' steel sloop. Outside, she has full sun protection with the covered cockpit and doger, extra high life lines for safety, and comfortable seating. Inside, she is dry and snug, well ventilated and comfortably appointed. The aft master suite features a king size bed. The forward cabin has 2 twin beds, converting to a queen by use of an insert, perfect for a family or 2 couples. Her namesake is a small seabird, which lives its life in the open ocean, only coming to shore to raise their young.
Keywords: Sailing, Sailboat, Day Sails, Charter, Island Sailing vacation
Captain Phil is the owner of Storm Petrel. He has been chartering in the Caribbean and Cape cod since 1992. He is a USCG licensed captain, speaks German, some French and Spanish. He has lived in Guadeloupe, Switzerland, and wherever Storm Petrel takes him. The co-owner and co-captain of Storm Petrel is Laura, an RN for over 25 years. She loves cooking, sailing, and fishing, and has been Phil's charter partner for the past 9 years.
Phil and Laura purchased this boat in 1990
Phil is a native Bostonian, and knows these waters well. From Falmouth, the sail can take you across Buzzards Bay to the Elizabeth Islands, Cuttyhunk, or longer sails can go to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket. In the winter, St Thomas is easily accessible by commercial flights. Red Hook is at the east end of the island, and an ideal starting point for your charter vacation. The US Virgin Islands of St John and St Croix are an easy trip, and the beautiful British Virgin Islands are not more than a few hours sailing away.
The ultimate way to traverse the Islands is by boat, drifting from one island to the next, sleeping under a million stars. Chartering Storm Petrel allows you to create your own schedule, with no ferries to catch, and no rush to check out of a hotel in the morning. She can take you to places only accessible by boat, and you always have a waterfront room! Storm Petrel is a safe and comfortable sailboat. She makes her yearly trips to the US Virgin Islands for the winter, to Cape Cod for the summer, for chartering in both locations.
Dear Laura and Phil, thank you so much for letting us stay on your boat! It was such a fun experience! I loved boogie boarding! Gabby (12 y/o)
We had such an amazing time! Great Company! Hope we can do this in St. Thomas! Mitch
Loved the fishing and the company by the sea! Maya
my husband I just got back from a wonderfully romantic romantic sail around Saint John. Our tour guides, captain Phil and first mate Laura, were wonderful hosts!the snorkeling was great laura is an amazing guide she knew where all the sea creatures hide. She is also an amazing chef. We did not expect to be served such devine food. captain Phil taught us a lot about sailing, he is very patient,calm and knowledgeable.we were only off the boat for 15 hours the whole week!we are looking forward to another adventure next winter!
I could not have been happier over the whole experience. The boat was lovely and handled beautifully, especially under sail. Phil and Laura were warm, helpful, funny, delightful companions, and expert sailors. Laura is a superb and innovative chef, producing miracles from her tiny galley. I'd forgotten how peacefully one sleeps aboard a sailboat, and the wonderful motion they have underway. A truly memorable week, one I would gladly repeat.
Had a wonderful trip with great hosts.They could not do enough for us.
Would recommend this trip to anybody who is fit.
The Cape Cod area is very beautiful
My wife & I bareboat often from Greece to the Caribbean. We are familiar with life aboard a sailboat. But the high tides and strong currents in the New England area made us want to charter a sailboat with an experienced Captain. And what a success it was to find Captain Phil and 1st Mate Laura! They were both terrific! Phil threw me the charts and tide books and allowed me to participate as much as I wanted to . And Laura totally surprised me day after day with some of the best food ever-including such items as "ship-made" crab cakes, homemade chutney sauce, and even homemade bread pudding (made especially for me). In short order, Phil & Laura became sailing buddies and my wife & I had days of fun laughing and learning about the waters Nantucket Sound. We plan to sail with them soon, perhaps on a voyage exploring the Spanish Virgin Islands.
Phil was a great host and made the trip custom to my wants and needs. If I had a specific request for an anchorage, dinner, or activity, Phil was ready to accomodate. If I asked for suggestions, Phil offered several choices and matched them to our likes. We could change at will. It was awesome not to be stuck on a schedule like some of those big cruises. I want this to be MY vacation, not to be told I have to be a certain place at a certain time.
I've cruised with Phil 5 or 6 times over the years and always had an great time. The quarters are comfortable, the fare amazing. If you don't have a good time with Phil on Storm Petrel - it's your own fault.
In the cape, we saw whales, caught bluefish, stopped lobsterboats with 4 pound lobsters and ate them, rented bikes on Nantucket, went to Carly Simon's digs (Hot Tin Roof) on Martha's Vineyard, enjoyed the culture shock that is P-Town, visited the small windowed bar housing The Perfect Storm in Glouscester. Truly an unforgettable trip.
If you prefer to dine out, Phil knows just about everyone in every port by name. He can recommend good food, bars, dancing. You name it. He's a built in tour guide.
A different island every day! Mix it up, it's your vacation: swim, snorkel, hike, shop, sunbathe, relax with a rum punch, etc
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $125 per night, per additional guest|
|<7 days add 10% per day||$80|
Half day sail .. $600, cooler and ice, water and soft drinks provided (6 Passenger max)
Full day sail .. $900. cooler and ice, water and soft drinks provided (6 Passenger max)
Overnight and longer charters ALL INCLUSIVE
2 nt 3 day long weekend...$2400 (2 guests)...$2900 (4 guests)
2 guests, 1 cabin . $5600 for 7 days/nights
2 guests, 2 cabins $6050/wk
3 guests $6050/wk
4 guests $6500/wk
Rates are subject to change until charter is confirmed.
A 50% deposit is due upon signing of contract to confirm dates.
Balance is due 30 days prior to start of charter, or may be paid on boarding if arrangements are made in advance.
Payment is cash, check or travelers checks. A credit card payment is assessed a 3% bank fee, incurred by charterer.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.