|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
At 45 feet with a 14' beam, The Lions Paw offers comfort and sleek design. Fully loaded with AC, fridge, microwave, coffee pot, stove, tv's, wifi and all linens are provided. The marina is in a protected cove so the rocking of the boat at night will be restful. Our vacation packages REQUIRE simultaneous booking of a half day sail, a full day sail, or overnight sail to a remote island with a licensed captain.
Fishing guides and dive boats depart from the Key West Harbor Marina daily..
I am a licensed Captain with more than 15 years experience sailing Florida waters. I take a lot of pride in the maintenance and cleanliness of The Lion's Paw and want to provide you a great and memorable vacation.
Captain Janet Hinkle purchased this yacht in 2008
The Lion's Paw is in a slip at the luxurious Key West Harbour Yacht Club - the island's premier marina, offering a private beach, fine dining, workout facilities and large pool.
For a complete description of all your vacation options see VACATION PACKAGES Two nights to seven day package MUST INCLUDE half-day, full day and overnight sails with an experience captain who knows the best reefs and overnight anchorages. The boat is fully equipped with snorkel gear.
I cannot imagine a better view of watching a perfect sun set and sun rise after a day of sailing in the most beautiful waters and after a wonderful dinner on board the Lion's Paw. What a fabulous overnight experience...one to check off on my bucket list. The accomodations were really neat compared to a "room" on land. Best of all was the enthusiasm and energy the crew [both Capt. Nancy & 1st mate Megan] brought to our adventure. Unfortunately the weather was a little uncooperative to really get the most out of our trip but Capt. Nancy and Megan made sure we still had an unforgetable experience. Not only did they share their sunshine smiles and knowledge with us but thier first and formost focus while with them was for our safety. I dont know about the other 3 travelers with me but I am ready to sign up next year for an even longer stay.
We spent an amazing time on the Lion's Paw. The cabins are spacious and have all of the basic amenities necessary and the captain is always available within an hour to answer any questions (by phone). The marina location is truly unique and is both beautiful and has everything you need (we barely spent any time in Key West proper because of this). The boat offers a truly unique opportunity to see the off the beaten track local marine spots around Key West and to also experience actual sailing (rather than just power boating). The crew is knowledgeable about the history and nearby island locations and can take you to the exact spots where you can get a feel for the spectacular scenery and marine wildlife.
Don't expect 5-star amenities comparable to a hotel, but it is about the best small boat marina environment you will find. Encountered some issues with the marina services for the boat but the captains were on top of it within an hour and resolved things within a matter of a few hours. They are very focused on you as a customer and will do whatever is in their power to make sure you have a fantastic stay on their boat.
Overall it was a perfect vacation for us. Two families got on like one. Unique environment, close quarters, and no problems! It's far enough away from the noise and trapping of KW but close enough to enjoy it when we wanted. We shared cooking duties , one cook at a time, because the galley is small but that brought out the best in each of us. We had no plans for the entire week except for the day sail with the Captain which was lots of fun. We woke up everyday and decided what we would do... a perfect week!
I would recommend sailing the lions paw for a moment to remember. The boat is clean, spacious and well maintained. The captain's are knowledgeable, interesting, and certainly entertaining. The amenities are first class both on the water and at the dock. The owers went overboard to exceed our expectations. Would highly recommend to anyone to treat themselves to an awesome experience.
Not only were the accomodations wonderful, we had the sail of a lifetime participating in the local Schooner's Wharf Wreckers Regatta! The experience we had on the Lion's Paw was outstanding! We sailed right beside the historic schooners to Sand Key Light. The captain and her first mate were wonderful. Lion's Paw is a comfortable sailboat from sleeping to sailing! My partner and I had a truly amazing vacation! I can wholeheartedly recommend Lion's Paw for accommodations and adventure!
This is such a beautiful boat and it offers such a unique and memorable experience. Me and my family loved our time spent on the boat and in the Keys. We went for my kids' spring break and had a wonderful time. My children are 9 and 10 years old. I wouldn't recommend for families with very young children, though...i would have been too nervous and wouldn't have been able to relax. For us, though, the boat was very comfortable and spacious for our family of four. We mainly used the kitchen for breakfast and packing lunches for when we went out on our own boat. The marina restaurant is very good. And there were some other great restaurants on Stock Island, like Hogfish and Roostica, without having to go into the historic district. The marina really offers a lot with the pool, beach area, restaurant, store, and also a more convenient tiki hut area very close to Lions Paw slip that has bathrooms, showers, laundry facility and perfect sunrise coffee spot. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. She was also easily accessible through text, phone or email if I had questions or other needs . She is the captain as well, and we had a lovely sailing trip to a reef for some snorkeling. We had such a wonderful time and I highly recommend giving this a try if you are up for something a little different.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes||IMPORTANT: ALL BOOKINGS MUST INCLUDE A SAILING OPTION......We offer two night to seven day vacation packages that MUST include a half day, full day, and overnight sails with a licensed captain and mate as part of the rental agreement. Airport pickup is available at no charge.|