|Guest cabin configuration:|
|2 Queen, 1 Double (can split to twin) en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Children Min. Age||None|
|Half Board Available||Yes|
|Home port||Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands|
Paradigm Shift is a beautiful 2011 St. Francis catamaran with three guest suites (2 queen and 1 doubles) each with a private en-suite head (electric toilet, shower and vanity/sink). The catamaran is fast, sleek, spacious and comfortable, with all the amenities you could possibly need to enjoy your Caribbean cruising vacation.
The main salon has a large chef’s galley plus spacious lounge area for cocktails, games or indoor meals. The yacht’s interior is fully air-conditioned for your comfort. Have a tropical drink as you watch the sunset, or enjoy a glass of red wine as you relax in the spacious salon after dinner.
The large aft cockpit covered area offers lots of shade for lounging and dinning alfresco. The forward trampolines offer a great place for sunbathing or hanging out while under sail.
Home port: Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, New England
$150 discount per person. Includes standard ships bar, snacks, canapes, 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners.
Underwater lights, Kayak is a 2 person with GLASS BOTTOM , Noodles, (4) Stand-up paddle boards, (2) Ugly stick rod/reels, (2) Stinson rod/reels, Smashball game, Beach Tennis set, (2) squirt guns
Steven & Bonnie Carroll
The crew of PARADIGM SHIFT, A 50 FOOT, St. Francis luxury catamaran, are a delightful and very relaxed husband and wife team with a passion for the sea, swimming, sailing, great food and better wine...they are extremely social and love entertaining aboard their beautiful boat.
CAPTAIN: Steven Carroll. A US Coast Guard licensed Master Mariner, Steven has spent his life on the ocean, from sailing with his grandfather in Boston Harbor at six years of age to running a commercial fishing boat in the Gulf of Maine for a decade to sailing extensively in Greece, Turkey, the Caribbean and New England. He grew up and was educated in Africa, the Middle East and Europe before settling down in Annapolis, Maryland graduating from a fully restored classic 42 ft C&C monohull to a 2011 South African built blue water cruising Catamaran. He has a wide variety of interests and a deep appreciation for and considerable experience with, diverse cultures as a result of his life long travels.
FIRST MATE/CHEF: Bonnie Carroll
Originally a farm girl from Western PA, Bonnie has developed a convert's zeal for ocean sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving. Bonnie and Steven both hold Advanced Open Water PADI dive certifications Her early career included waitressing and eventually managing several fine dining restaurants in Pittsburgh where she worked under several renowned chefs developing her own gourmet style of cooking. She presents a very eclectic menu from down home "comfort food" like fresh baked sourdough bread and chocolate chip cookies to organic free range beef tenderloin, fresh fried snapper to Fetuccini Alfredo..She uses all natural, non-processed ingredients and is as concerned about making healthy food choices as she is about over the top quality and taste. Both she and Steven love sharing their very active lifestyle and will gladly teach beginners how to snorkel, kayak and paddle board...read more
SECOND MATE & MASCOT: Sailor Dog
Sailor is aboard for both New England charters and charters in the Virgin Islands.
Sailor is a 1 yr old, 10 lb. Bichon Frieze/Toy Poodle mix that is in charge of making sure all the cushions on the boat are equally comfortable. Her other duties include chasing seagulls on the beach, drinking only fresh water with ice and keeping the Captain and First mate's bunk warm on chilly evenings. She is an extremely friendly, completely non-aggressive, people lover that is hypoallergenic to boot.
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: 48 hrs
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Paradigm Shift!
We loved Steve and Bonnie they were perfect and the yacht was perfection. We loved everything including the puppy, Sailor. The food was excellent every meal was great and we had plenty of snacks.
Sailing Directions made this experience easy. I, like most people, have a crazy busy schedule and having everything handled took the stress out of planning the trip.
We feel in love with experience. Best vacation ever and we can't wait until we get to sail again.
Christy W, aboard Catamaran Paradigm Shift sailing the Virgin Islands
We chartered it for a day for a work retreat with my New York office. Our group was 12. It was fantastic. The boat is new and spotless, Bonnie's food was outstanding (think high expectations for big-city foodies), and Steve was a great captain, making sure we went to the best places for our group and pulling out all the toys for us throughout the day (tubing, snorkel gear, SUPs, games, etc.)!
I have seen most of the charters in the VI so this review should save a lot of research time. If you like new and clean, high-quality food, the best layout of a catamaran I have seen, and a very professional and fun host couple, this is your boat. I will be taking my family on an overnight charter next.
Visited December 2015
Sailing the US and British Virgin Islands from St Thomas or Tortola.
This trip is an all inclusive award winning gourmet food, fully stocked bar including our famous Pain Killers, water toys and much more!
We pick you up at American Yacht Harbor Dock in Red Hook, St Thomas where we then depart for a gorgeous secluded bay on St John fin a US National Park before clearing through to the British Virgin Islands for the remainder of the week. Fabulous snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding or just basking in the tropical sun on a float with a cocktail in your hand.
You will have a fantastic week of great sailing, excellent service and delicious food! Expansive decks, shade awning and floats satisfy your need for comfort. We try to take you off the beaten path to some of those places you've dreamt about. And whether its snorkel instruction, beverage and food service Captain Steve and Chief Bonnie will help make your week memorable, safe and fun.
We welcome the opportunity to tailor a week to your specific requests and needs.