About the property
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Why rent a home with 1 view, when we can sail you to multiple ports & islan
The Sea Witch is a nationally recognized yacht from her annual travels along the American coastline between Cape Cod and the Caribbean. Based in Martha's Vineyard from mid-June to mid-September, The Sea Witch offers private 2, 4 and 8 hour, sunset, lunch or dinner cruises, weekend & week sailing charters. Daily charters are picked up in Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard.
Join us this summer and let us sail you away on a special customized weekend or weekly charter, with optional pick up in Falmouth Heights, Cape Cod or Martha's Vineyard. Your sailing excursion could include Martha's Vineyard and its 5 beautiful ports, Nantucket, the Elizabeth Islands, Cutty Hunk & Hyannis/Chatham Cape Cod, depending on how much time you book aboard Sea Witch. Enjoy the picturesque views of the region’s popular lighthouses, historical homes, wonderful beaches and the colorful clay cliffs. Explore quaint little towns, with a variety of unique gift shops, tasty restaurants and lively pubs!
In the winter months, we relocate to the Caribbean and offer private daily charters in St. Thomas or St. John, US Virgin Islands and weekly charters to US & the amazingly beautiful, more rustic British Virgin Islands (BVI’s) or The Spanish Virgins (Culebra, Culebrita & Vieques no passports needed).
We offer pick up in three locations: Red Hook Harbor, St Thomas, Tortola, British Virgin Islands or Culebra Puerto Rico.. We recommend beginning your sailing adventure with the first stop in St. John to unwind from your flight. The next day we can sail to Tortola, British Virgin Islands to clear customs and begin our exploration of the many islands that make up the BVI’s, including: Norman, Peter, Cooper Islands, Marina Cay, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke. We also specialize in the Spanish Virgins &
Experience the ultimate sailing adventure aboard the Sea Witch. Relax and experience the tranquil breezes that fill the sails as you glide through the beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean, watching for whales, turtles or just the gorgeous views of these tropical hideaways. If you want a little more action, you can help us in hoisting the sails and navigating or just kick back, relax and soak in the Caribbean sun! Let us sail you to unique secluded destinations and romantic coves, with options for swimming, snorkeling, diving, fishing, kayaking or just basking in the sun during a glorious day.
Enjoy being pampered with gourmet meals with specialty local drinks !!
We hope to see you soon aboard the Sea Witch. Contact us today to set up your next or first sailing adventure with Captain John and your Tour Director and Hostess Susan Stephenson
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- May 10, 2018
About Susan Stephenson
Captain John and Susan Stephenson; Your Captain is John Stephenson, a US Coast Guard Master 100 ton Licensed Captain with over 25 years of sailing expertise. Certified in First Aid, CPR and was on the Boston Underwater Search & Rescue team for 5 years. John has been at the helm of numerous sized vessels, including a 139 ft. Tall Ship. He is from Scituate Massachusetts and had a successful photography business in Boston for 20 years. His knowledge, experience and friendly manner put your safety and enjoyment first and will help you discover beautiful destinations for sailing and snorkeling. Susan Brooks Stephenson is your hostess and chef. Being raised in a large Italian family in Mamaroneck, New York inspired her passion for cooking. Her experience from owning a Mexican Restaurant in Wellesley, Ma. for over five years enables her to create a variety of innovative dishes from steak to seafood (vegetarian too!) using native produce and spices. Susan was the top in her company nationwide in sales for over 20 years and has won several awards. Some of her other interests are walking, hiking, dancing, swimming, snorkeling & traveling to new destinations!
Susan Stephenson purchased this Yacht in 2004
Why Susan Stephenson chose St. Thomas
Come enjoy the Caribbean by water and experience things you wouldn't by land.
What makes this Yacht unique
We are an all inclusive sailing adventure. We offer gourmet dining - breakfast, lunch, happy hour appetizers, dinner and dessert plus full bar
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
We had a wonderful time on our one week cruise on Sea Witch in the Virgin Islands. Captain John and First Mate Susan are a pleasure to travel with. John knows the waters there like the back of his hand and Susan is a world class chef, whipping up terrific meals in a galley that seems far too small for most people to make a peanut butter sandwich. They are both dedicated to providing guests with a wonderful experience, and obviously enjoy interacting with their clients. Our cruise was more like a trip with close friends. The boat itself is spacious, comfortable and very well maintained. We would go back tomorrow.
Unbelievably comfortable and memorable experience!
Looking for a vacation filled with fabulous activities, sunshine, sailing and delicious food? Aboard Sea Witch you will be with John and Susan, knowledgeable of Caribbean waters, eager to snorkel, fish, hike and involve you with sailing. They listened to our desires and designed a memorable vacation that our teenagers thoroughly enjoyed, along with their parents. We snorkeled with turtles, octopus, colorful fish, hiked to the bubbly baths and saw goats, hermit crabs and nests of termites. White sandy beaches and sunny Caribbean days were filled touring island sights, enjoying beach bars and relaxing when we were not sailing. Our children were also able to complete their dives and earn their scuba license. Daily, Susan prepared delicious meals and served refreshing island beverages. She incorporates local fruits and vegetables and sets her table with a nautical theme. John and Susan are a safety conscious, fun loving couple that graciously include you into their home/sailboat, the Sea Witch, providing everyone a vacation of a lifetime. Can't wait to return!
Beautiful Boat, Beautiful View, Beautiful People
As a family, we decided to make the holidays more about experiences and less about gifts. How fortunate we were to come across the Sea Witch while researching sail boats in the US and British Virgin Islands. We coordinated our charter with Susan over 9 days in December and visited various islands throughout the area. Our hosts Captain John and Susan were so incredibly kind, knowledgable and gracious. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. From the Sea Witch and its character and grace, to the cuisine (still can't imagine how Susan cooked everything in that tiny galley!!), to the confidence we had in Capt John, to the careful attention to details - it was all first class! We quickly felt like old friends and appreciated all the consideration to our happiness. One of the best family vacations we've ever experienced - hope to do it again!
A Slice of Paradise
My wife and I chartered Sea Witch and crew for four nights in the US and BVI's to celebrate my 60th birthday. We visited Norman Island, Jost Van Dyke and a couple of remote spots on St. John. Captain John is an extremely capable, knowledgable and experienced sailor. Susan kept the boat in shipshape and served up one delicious meal after the next. They were both very gracious, welcoming hosts and very generous with providing information about Sea Witch, sailing and all the areas we visited. They were very accommodating to our desires with respect to activities and schedule. Sea Witch is a beautiful vessel - heavy, seaworthy, comfortable, well equipped and adorned with teak woodwork throughout for a classic feel. Any concerns that I had about spending days aboard a boat with a couple I had never met fell away instantly upon meeting Susan & John. We quickly felt like old friends, laughing, sharing stories and meals and giving each other all the space we needed when we wanted quiet time, all without the slightest awkwardness. I would not hesitate to recommend the Sea Witch for a charter in the Virgin Islands during the winter or in it's summer home at Martha's Vineyard. We look forward to sailing on her again!
Captain John and Susan are wonderful but their passion and willingness to share the beauties of the Virgin Islands is the best part.
To see the islands aboard Sea Witch is beautiful and is the only way to do it. Sea Witch is a sailing charter and you will learn as you enjoy the adventure. The food was better than any restaurant and the accommodations were spacious and comfortable. First Class operation and adventure.
Communication was very important to insure that Sea Witch crew could understand your expectations and the more information you can share the better they can insure that you will be happy.
This is a sailing adventure and you are affected by weather but go with a free mind
Your safety is Captains John and Susan's first and foremost
Great little coves and islands and great food await your trip and you will enjoy especially if you are looking for a great way to see the islands
My wife and I enjoyed our trip so much and have many memories of beauty and laughter to last forever
What a wonderful week of living right!
We wanted a wonderful quite, fun, peaceful, scenic, slightly pampered get away week of sailing around the Virgin Islands. (We are seasoned travelers and wanted off the grid for a week- well not entirely- we did peak at iPhones a bit.) I had taken a similar sail in 2012 and really enjoyed the trip, so my expectations were high for Deborah and me. This was my 7th time to St John area. Cap'n John and Susan were most accomodating in every way. The boat is wonderful- very comfortable with plenty of privacy for the two of us. Sleeping with the hatch up and being awakened by gentle rain drops in the night was a special treat. Deborah and I even saw a shooting star at 2.00 am as we were sitting up top taking in the beautiful night sky. The boat was always tidy and well-maintained, but we felt right at home, not like stepping into a museum. We stayed in some incredible bays during the nights and experienced the fun of sailing in these waters. Cap'n John and Susan generously showed us some of the local venues for eating and socializing. Watching the super bowl on the beach with the friendly group was most memorable. Susan guided us on a few hikes and provided just the right of explanation of the history. They gave us the space we sought but also I felt like we were sailing with 2 new friends. Did I mention that the food was fabulous! I'm recommending the Sea Witch to my friends and next time (not soon enough) we go back to the Virgin Islands, for sure we are calling Cap'n John and Susan. I highly recommend the Sea Witch.
The Sea Witch is a nationally recognized yacht from her travels up and down the American coastline and from Cape Cod to the Caribbean. Sea Witch is based in Martha's Vineyard, MA in the summer until October and offers local hourly charters and weekend and week charters to Cape Cod, Nantucket, Block Island, and Cutty Hunk. In the winter she relocates to the Caribbean (pick up in Red Hook Harbor, St Thomas VI or Tortola BVI) offering daily, weekend or week charters to the US and the British Virgin Islands. Experience the ultimate sailing adventure aboard the Sea Witch. Relax and enjoy the tranquil breezes that fill the sails as you glide through the beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean, watching for turtles or whales or just the gorgeous views of these tropical hideaways. If you would like a little more action be involved with hoisting the sails and navigation or just kick back and relax and soak in some Caribbean sun!! Let us sail you to unique secluded destinations and romantic coves with options for swimming, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, or just basking in the sun during a glorious day. We recommend beginning your sailing adventure pick up in Red Hook Harbor St Thomas with the first stop in St John to unwind from your flight with a cold one! The next day after a gourmet breakfast and a snorkel tour we can sail to Tortola British Virgin Islands to clear customs and begin our explorations of the many rustic islands that make up the BVI's including Norman, Peter Island, Cooper Island, Salt & Ginger Islands, Virgin Gorda, Anegada & Jost Van Dyke.. Whatever your preference, Sea Witch can offer something for everyone.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We are ALL INCLUSIVE includes breakfast, lunch, happy hour appetizers, dinner & dessert, & basic bar!! A 10% surcharge is for the Christmas & New Years week. We are in St Thomas from November 15th to April 15th Martha's Vineyard from June 15th to September 15th