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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). We offer pick up in two locations: Red Hook Harbor, St Thomas or Tortola, British Virgin Islands. 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.
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 drinks as well as our personal massage chair will help your back after a long day sailing!!
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!!
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
Come enjoy the Caribbean by water and experience things you wouldn't by land.
We are an all inclusive sailing adventure. We offer gourmet dining - breakfast, lunch, happy hour appetizers, dinner and dessert plus full bar
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
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.
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Summer Season for 2 people
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
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
50% due on contract balance due 30 days prior to arrival