|Guest cabin configuration:|
|4 Queen, 1 Double en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Children Min. Age||5 years, Water savvy pref'd|
|Home port||Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands|
|Available for USVI pickups with more than 6 passengers|
Pelican, previously named Fantasy Island, raises the bar for affordable luxury charters! This exciting 58ft catamaran's sleek lines, high tech construction and modern interior have earned her the prestigious award of "Best Cruising Catamaran of 2003" from Cruising World Magazine, and she sails just as fast as she looks!
Clever design gives Pelican more usable space than many yachts her size, allowing her to accommodate up to 10 guests in air-conditioned staterooms with four queen-sized beds and one double-sized room all with vacuum-flush bathrooms. The crew has separate accommodation and bathroom.
The salon is open and spacious and includes the galley, with serving counter, a bar and comfortable seating. You can watch a movie on the larger flat-screen TV with Bose sound system, listen to some good music, or just relax in air-conditioned comfort. There's also full-time Internet access and a phone for your convenience. At night, recessed LED lighting provides a dramatic effect.
Just aft of the salon is the cockpit area with dining tables on both sides. The cockpit has a permanent carbon-fiber bimini overhead to protect you from the sun, and the entire cockpit area can be enclosed in the event of rain. The cockpit is at deck level, so you don't need to climb in or out of it you simply walk through the aft entry opening to the deck beyond.
Each hull has wide stern steps leading down to the water for swimming or diving, with a fold-down stainless steel ladder. You can enter the dinghy easily, thanks to the design of the boarding platform, which is the same height as the dinghy's inflatable tubes. A fresh-water hot and cold shower is located at each stern platform, so you can rinse off after swimming.
Sun lovers particularly enjoy the large forward trampolines and seats built into the bow railing each side. This is a very popular spot both at anchor and under sail. Directional Bose speakers mounted on the mast can play music for your enjoyment. Due to the massive sails, there's usually some shade from the sun on one side of the boat or the other when under way.
Pelican has twin engines for reliability under power, two generators to assure you of electricity whenever needed, and a large (65 gallons per hour) water maker to provide an uninterrupted water supply throughout your charter. She points higher into the wind than most cruising sailboats and sails faster, all without noticeable heel and without the fuss of a conventional sailboat. Her performance never ceases to surprise experienced charter guests (and the other boats as you pass them)!
Home port: Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, New England
AC in each cabin with independent control
Playstaion 2 and TV in each cabin
Toiletries supplied for each cabin
Complimentary wireless internet access
15 foot Caribe Dingy with a 60hp motor , Water skiing, kneeboarding, wakeboarding, tubing and stand up Paddle Board , Snorkel Gear & Scuba Equipment for 8 Guests, New State of the art electric heads 2010, Fishing enthusiasts will enjoy the 3 fishing rods: Two for trolling under way and 1 lighter casting rods., 2 Double ocean Kayaks, Floating Mats and noodles
Paul & Eva
Captain: Paul Porter (29)
Paul has had a love for life on the water since a very young age - sailing, surfing, competitive kite boarding and scuba diving. Being near or on the water has always been of great importance to him. Captaining boats up to 65 feet and hosting guests aboard is second nature to him. In 2010, Paul acquired the S/V Seaker, an Islander 30 moored in Seattle, Washington. After six years of ownership he has restored her from the keel up, learning many useful skills along the way. Paul has had the opportunity to lead sailing charters alongside his chef, first mate Eva Mrak-Blumberg in their home waters of the Puget Sound to Italy, Greece, Croatia, Sweden and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. You can also find Paul and Eva sailing the US Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands year round aboard S/V Pelican, a 58ft catamaran based out of Saint Thomas.
When not living a nautical life, Paul works in New York City as a documentary photographer and lighting director in the fashion industry. He is also a well recognized teacher of outdoor photography, kiteboarding and sailing who happily shares his knowledge and experience to guest on board.
Chef-Mate: Eva Mrak-Blumberg (27)
Eva draws her inspiration as a chef from her worldwide travels and adventures, highlighting seasonality, and introducing guests to local food. She serves eclectic meals for individual families that are unique, beautiful, and delicious. Before working at Pentesilea, she worked as a personal chef in New York City where she made customized meals weekly for families. With a degree in anthropology from Colorado College, she finds and highlights elements of local culture, incorporating whatever flavors she discovers at each stop along the way. She provisions as close to the source as she can, using the highest quality ingredients available and cooking from scratch to bring meals that are fresh and exciting. She has ample experience tailoring meals to specific dietary restrictions and preferences including but not limited to, dairy and gluten intolerance, paleo, kosher, vegetarian and vegan. Originally from Seattle, Eva is an outdoor adventurist who spends any time she can rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, and scuba diving. She has operated charters as Chef and First Mate with Captain Paul all over the world including the British Virgin Islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Sweden, and her home of Washington State...read more
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: 24 hrs, 48 preferred
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Pelican!
You 2 made our trip with your delicious food and the entertainment/skill of Captain Paul. There was just the right amount of relaxation and activities. The guys and gals tell everyone it was the best trip of their life, and they have all been to Asia, Europe and Mexico, etc.
We really enjoyed our stint at the helm.
Thank you for sharing your love of BVI with the Murphys