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 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.
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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