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Cruise the VI in Style with your own 45' Crewed Leopard Catamaran

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Cruz Bay Boat Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom Yacht

Kindred Spirit is a 2001 45' Leopard Catamaran. She is designed for comfort and strength in South Africa. These Yachts are very popular in the Virgin Islands due to their ease of travel and large comfortable accommodations. She is 25' wide and is extremely stable in all sea conditions. See the very favorable reviews written and published by Cruising World and Multi-Hull magazines on this yacht.

Our charters include 2 crew members to guide you along your adventure. All you do is sit back and let us sail you to islands of your choice or if you would like to be more hands on we will teach you to sail the boat. Our crew is passionate about both food and cocktails. We will customize a food and drink menu for you. Wake up each morning in a calm turquoise blue water cove to the smell of breakfast being prepared.

Yacht Accommodations

4 Private Queen-sized cabins each with private head and shower

Enginees - 2 x Yanmar 50hp Diesels Cruising Speed - 6 Knots

Sails - Baton Reinforced Main Sail, Jib Sail and 2 Spinnakers Cruising Speed - 7 to 9 Knots

2 8 Person Dinning Tables

3 Burner Gas Stove and Oven

1 Refrigerator

1 Larger Reach In Ice Box

Gas Grill

2 DVD TV Systems in Aft Cabins

1 DVD TV System in Galley for outdoor movies

12 Speaker Sound System with Auxiliary Hookup


Sailing, Relaxing, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Fishing, Lobster Hunting, Beach Volleyball, Beach Cornhole, Beach Bocce, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Surfing, Kite Boarding, Wake Boarding, Water Skiing, Tubing and Hiking


We recommend our all inclusive package which includes all you can drink fresh squeezed custom cocktails, beer and wine as well as breakfast, light snacks and either lunch or dinner on the boat. We will stop at an amazing local restaurant for the other meal allowing you and your guests to explore the islands authentic Caribbean cuisine.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Chris Shoupe
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Chris Shoupe

Our crew has been sailing in these waters for over a decade. We know all the best dining, hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving and beach locations. You tell us what type of unique vacation you desire and our crew will put together custom menus and itineraries to fit your needs. There is no better way to see the USVI and BVI's.

Chris Shoupe purchased this boat in 2014

Why Chris Shoupe chose St John

Why be land locked? Any Caribbean adventure revolves around the water. Boat rentals and day trips are very expensive. Renting Villas or hotels are also expensive and you are still land locked. Dinning and drinking out also adds considerable expense to your trip. Staying on a yacht gives you 24 hour access to these crystal clear warm waters and is the most affordable way to experience all this beautiful area has to offer. The boat is loaded with everything you need for an amazing adventure. Our crew will assist you along your way so all you have to do is sit back and sip on your freshly made cocktail and enjoy the sun and the fresh sea breeze.

What makes this boat unique

Being on the water offers lots of unique benefits. Its much cooler on the water then on land as we always have a fresh cool breeze. All our cabins are equipped with fans and 5 hatches that let the cool ocean air to blow through. AC is not necessary. As in any tropical area bugs can be an major issue. Staying on the water is the only way to escape them. No need for bug spray here. There is no better way to enjoy the Caribbean then on a Yacht!


based on 25 traveler reviews

Cruise the VI in Style with your own 45' Crewed Leopard Catamaran
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

The Kindred Spirit - "A Perfect Storm!" - The Not to Miss Private Yacht Experience

  • 5 of 5

Looking for a personalized adventure and like to visit secluded pirate coves with deserted beaches, bars and restaurants accessible only by boat, give Captain Chris and first mate Elizabeth a call! From your 1st inquiry to when you return to land, you are in good hands. We considered all our options (Villa? Yacht? Hotel?), Chris answered all of our questions timely and professionally. He was in constant contact with us up until the day we ferried to St. John. At the last moment, Chris had a family emergency. Captain Kara, ex- military and BVI knowledgeable, stepped in. Between Kara and Elizabeth, the first mate, tour guide and amazing cook, we had continuous fun! Elizabeth kept us “on course” planning each day’s activities, preparing gourmet quality meals, mid day cocktails, suggesting cool coves, unique bars and restaurants and sharing her knowledge about the islands sites. Sleeping arrangements were very comfortable and rival those of five star hotels – queen bed, private bathroom with shower and hot water, stereo, fans, big kitchen, private chef. It is a catamaran, so don’t pack a huge suitcase. You are on the open seas with others “in the same boat.” Bring your t-shirts, bikinis, flip-flops, swim shorts, sun tan lotion, and necessary toiletries in a knapsack. Elizabeth had everything else we needed - SUP boards, snorkel gear, binoculars, towels, etc. After a quick stop at customs (bring your passports) we set sail. Memorable excursions included snorkeling the Indians, an afternoon of sunbathing at “spit island,” Saba Rock, Jost Van Dyke, home of the famous Soggy Dollar where Pain Killers are strong (more rum than juice), and our favorite, the eclectic One Love Bar and Grill. Don’t miss The Baths, on Virgin Gorda. There are only 2 places on earth with these majestic, glacial rock formations. The professionally prepared and presented meals by Elizabeth were one of our top BVI highlights, an experience you will NOT find written up in any travel book. TAKE THE MEAL OPTION! We woke up to specially prepared breakfasts before heading off for the day. We would visit private resorts with pools, restaurants, bathrooms, bars and beaches for lunch. We’d return for a mid-day snack and cocktail with the crew. When the sun set, Elizabeth would appear from the galley with a gourmet meal. 4 nights was not enough. We missed Anegada, the northernmost of the BVIs. We will return to continue our adventure, on board The Kindred Spirit of course!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kindred Spirit

  • 5 of 5

This was really an awesome experience. I highly recommend this boat and this experience to anybody. The crew went above and beyond anything we would've expected, and the owner who wasn't able to be there made sure we were treated like Kings and Queens. Travelling allover the USVI's and BVI's, we went places and saw things that I can't wait to get back to experience again. If I could put my email address or phone number on here, I'd gladly take any calls for any recommendations or references as to how sweet this was. Thanks for a great time Kindred Spirit. See you soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kindred Spirit

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about this boat and the crew. Kara and Morgan were off the chart. They immediately became part of TeamSS with a singular goal of creating a memorable trip. We managed to stop at all of the hotspots we requested and some additional spots new to us. Kara and Morgan were both extremely knowledgeable and professional whether it was tips on how to gracefully exit the dinghy or how to find quiet a spot to catch a few zzzz's on the Kindred Spirit. Food was undoubtedly better than some of the $200 meals I had on shore. Cannot believe that I went years with Tony Chachere's in our cabinet and never put it on my eggs.

After many island trips we decided to try a chartering for a day or two. Best decision we ever made. We have already decided next year will be a 7-day charter and we can think of no one better to do that with than Kara and Morgan.

If you are on the fence about chartering please do yourself a favor and charter this boat. While the owners were stateside they were very accommodating and ensured that we had everything needed. If you do luck out and are able to get Kara and Morgan, I promise that you will have a memorable trip and be as hooked as #teamSS.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kindred Spirit

  • 5 of 5

My time spent on the Kindred Spirit was wonderful. Our crew, Jeremy and Kara, were extremely knowledgeable and professional. They did a great job tailoring the experience to what we wanted it to be and the food and drinks were delicious. It was unlike anything I had ever done before.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Linn

Amazingly fun adventure on Kindred Spirits!

  • 5 of 5

Spent 4 glorious nights on Kindred Spirits and would do it again in a heart beat! The food was delicious, the service was spot-on and the boat was SO clean! Captain Chris was very knowledgeable & charismatic and Elisabeth was wonderful at knowing the right balance of privacy and special attention while we hung out on the front of the boat soaking up the beautiful BVI scenes. They are a great couple and make the trip a huge success. Can't wait to do it again!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing trip!

  • 5 of 5

This was our best trip yet! Chris and Elizabeth rock! They made our trip extra special for sure. Not sure I would want to take this adventure with anyone else now. They make it all look effortless and make you feel so pampered and welcome. We left the boat feeling they were our friends and truly enjoyed getting to know them and their company.

Our only regret was we only had 3 nights, it was not long enough.

We were able to see some beautiful, amazing places in that short time.

They were great about letting us know our options

in the BVI's and letting us choose the itinerary.

The boat itself was great, nice rooms with private bathrooms, lots of room for all 6 of us. They have a nice new trampoline on the front. (Elizabeth delivers cocktails of your choice while you relax and take in the beauty of the islands). We enjoyed learning more about sailing, they are both good about explaining what they were doing. Elizabeth is fun to watch, she certainly is very good at what she does. Chris is a great captain. They are a great team.

Chris just got a new dingy which is very nice.

We were able to make it all the way to The Baths. We had a great day! Chris and Elizabeth hiked with us, Chris our "tour guide" inserting his humorous facts, as Elizabeth took pictures for us along the way. We had lunch at the Top of the Rock, amazing view!

That evening we had drinks at Saba Rock, big fun! Beautiful location/view.

The food they made us was exceptional! As was the presentation. Rivaled any Restuarant we ate at in St John. Amazing fish tacos, gourmet burgers, chicken enchiladas (best I have had!) family recipe I hope to get ahold of! We loved waking up every morning to the beautiful scenery, upbeat happy people and Chris driving us to our next adventure. Elizabeth had music playing and was cooking breakfast. French toast is so good! It was all good!!

Cocktails were great too. During the day as we sailed Elizabeth was great at playing the music, making us feel relaxed and sharing things along the way. She even took care of our friend who wasn't feeling well.

We also enjoyed the evenings chilling on the boat, listening to music and sharing stories.

Chris and Elizabeth are a lot of fun to hang with. They are both fun, interesting, calm, talented and just all around awesome people.

Loved the food, boat, crew, excursions, service.

We will definitely be sailing with them again!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
St Thomas
Car: not necessary


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Pet Fee $200

Our rates are $250 per person per night. Our minimum is 4 guests and 3 nights. Our rates are $1000 for 1-4 guests and $1500 covers up to 6 guests.

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Cruz Bay Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • boat
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms are private and have their own shower, mirror, medicine cabinet and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The Yacht has 4 Cabins but one is reserved for Crew. Each cabin has its own private bathroom and shower. Aft cabins have DVD TV systems.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

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