|Guest cabin configuration:|
|3 Double en-suite cabins + additional berth forward of the mast accessible via hatch all with A/C|
|Children Min. Age||5 years|
|Home port||Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands|
This crewed Voyage 500 catamaran sports a wide beam and offers excellent stability and space in the staterooms, saloon, cockpit and deck. The gourmet upper level galley shares its large panoramic view windows with the saloon and bar that form an exceptional entertainment area.
The yacht has three double cabins with en suite bathroom and shower, plus a small forward double berth that shares one of the bathrooms. Feel the Magic offers great value all-inclusive sailing charter vacations for parties of up to 8 guests sailing the British Virgin Islands.
Home port: Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Generator, inverter, auto pilot, GPS, Wind Speed and Depth indicators, Solar Panels and LED Lighting for energy efficiency.
WIFI On Board.
Extensive music and movie library.
Guest may bring their own IPod, MP3 player or Bluetooth enabled device.
Beach towels provided
State of the Art Stereo System & Speakers with Bluetooth capability.
Certified Yoga Instructor on board
<B>Award Winning Chef & Certified Sommelier</B> on board for wine selections & meal pairings.
Other Toys , 2 Stand-Up Paddleboards, 2 bean bags, 2 Surfboards, Noodles & Snorkel Vests, Hobie Mirage 2 person Kayak with pedals., Floating Party Mat for sunning & play., Wake Board, Knee Board, Water Skiis, Fishing Rods & Gear, Floating Tube for play & towing behind dinghy, Snuba Hose for underwater exploration from boat, Guitar (upon request), ,
Mike & Micheale
Mike (a.k.a. Hank) and Micheale are from San Diego, California, and are an adventurous, easy going couple, who combine their individual talents and prior experiences to create an unforgettable sailing vacation for their guests of all ages. They make an excellent team who take enormous pride in their job as your crew to create a relaxed, warm and safe environment.
After years of sailing throughout the Caribbean and The Bahamas, Belize and southern California, they knew that the beautiful cruising grounds of the British Virgin Islands is where they were meant to be. It became harder and harder to go home after each sailing adventure and they finally started a 5-year plan to make this paradise "home". It seemed crazy at times as they were selling all of their life possessions and leaving careers behind, but this experience has far exceeded anything they could have imagined.
Hank was born in Miami Beach and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He holds a USCG 100 Ton Master License, is a PADI Certified Advanced and Rescue Diver and has obtained his Marine Safety STCW 95 and First Aid training. He enjoyed a successful career in the hospitality business for over 20+ years with two national restaurant chains specializing in multi unit operations, food safety, marketing and consulting.
During this time, Hank moved throughout the United States and Canada, before ending up in San Diego where he fell in love with the ocean and became an avid surfer, sailor and water sport enthusiast. This love of water sports led him to adventures in Hawaii, Costa Rica, South Africa and throughout the Caribbean. Hank's enthusiasm, experience and relaxed personality will add to an unforgettable vacation on Feel the Magic. "I just love giving our guest an experience that will last a lifetime in one of the most beautiful places in the world. I welcome you to join me to a life that you hear Buffett and Chesney sing about."..read more
Micheale spent her early years growing up on a ranch in Nebraska, then moved to Dallas, Texas, where she attended high school & college. She has always loved being active on land and in the water, and is a sports enthusiast. After a successful 14 year career in real estate, she followed her passion into food and wine working in fine dining restaurants and the resort industry, then finally to a winery in southern California. Her accomplishments and culinary skills in the galley were recognized as she was the Award Winning Chef for the 2012 and 2013 St Thomas Boat Show Culinary Contest. She holds a Certified Sommelier (CS) and Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) certification and looks forward to pairing beautiful wines with your gourmet cuisine. Micheale is also a certified RYT 200hr yoga instructor if you'd like to enjoy a beautiful practice beachside!
Micheale he obtained her Marine Safety STCW 95, EMS First Aid training and is a SSI Certified Diver. She is both friendly and extremely attentive to guests and any needs they may have to make their trip more enjoyable. She has a true flair for creating enticing menus from the freshest local ingredients and making each meal a memorable experience for their guests. "Food, Wine, Yoga, Travel and Entertaining are my passion... I am truly living the dream as the First Mate & Chef aboard Feel the Magic".
Listed below are any confirmed reservations or unavailability, as well as current holds / options. Note: this calendar is not always 100% current. Please contact us for more information about available dates aboard this yacht.
Hours required between charters: 48hr pref
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Feel The Magic!
The crew were very friendly and attentive. They worked their butts off making sure we were having a great vacation (which we did). I enjoyed talking with both of them about their previous lives and what led them to this charter service on Feel the Magic.
Was Feel the Magic was very clean, the beds were bigger than I'd expected and the breezes at night through the hatches were delightful. We used A/C on the first night so the kids could settle in but after that it was all sea breezes.
The food was very good. Micheale did a great job meeting our requests on the preliminary sheets and came up with some wonderful meals based on those ingredients. Often when on vacation, you feel guilty about eating poorly, but we had some amazing meals that I know were very healthy (although I may have had a few too many second and third helpings). The kids always found something they liked and if Micheale noticed they weren't really eating something, she offered to make something different.
We did the bulk of our long journey during the second day to get ahead of some weather swells and were very happy with the route that was chosen. Hank knew many of the nooks and crannies of the islands and brought us to many special places that he knew we'd enjoy. I'm glad we got to see so many different islands as it gave us an idea of which we'd like to focus on for return trips.
Everyone agrees that it was our best vacation ever. I wish we could do it 3x a year.
Scott C, aboard Catamaran Feel The Magic sailing the Virgin Islands
This was th trip you dream about... for the last seven days I could "feel the magic"... this was a awesome trip. Thanks for a job well done Hank and Micheale. Wayne and family
This trip was so amazing! The food was spectacular and Micheale did an awesome job with gluten free meals! The islands were so pretty - it was better than the pictures you see in the magazines :-) Have to come back soon, thanks for the bootcamp Hank! Tom, Kean, Logan, Taylor and Regan
beauty of the islands and the waters. But mostly we were in awe of the Magic
of Hank and Micheale. With Hank's amazing skills at the Helm and Micheale's
seemly effortless ability to serve up delicious meals, truly met every need
we had. Truly an unforgettable trip. Thanks for all the great Memories.
Erin, Ted, Emily, Julia, Abby and Sam Conway
We are sadly at St Thomas now. We have had a fabulous trip and Feel The Magic was perfect... We cannot say enough good things about Hank and Micheale! We feel like we are all one big happy family and we are truly looking forward to another visit!
If there is anything you need from me to encourage others to use them, each of us are happy to do so! 5 star trip from the food, sun, and fun! Our captain and his first mate are number one in our books!
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