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Catamaran Pelican, 58ft, 10 guests based in Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Weekly Charter Rates

From
$18,500 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To
$23,000 (10 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and seasons. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Specifications

Guests Cabins Length
10 5 58ft
Guest cabin configuration:
4 Queen, 1 Double en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer Voyage
Built 2002
Children Allowed Yes
Children Min. Age 5 years, Water savvy pref'd
Home port Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Licensed for USVI 6+ passengers Available for USVI pickups with more than 6 passengers
Scuba SCUBA available on board Available onboard
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Catamaran Pelican Overview

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)!

Ports and Available Cruising Areas

Home port: Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands

Accommodation

5 Luxury Queen Berths with dry heads

AC in each cabin with independent control

Playstaion 2 and TV in each cabin

Toiletries supplied for each cabin

Complimentary wireless internet access

Amenities

Air Conditioning: Full
Salon Stereo
Salon TV
Deck Shower
BBQ
Hair Dryer
Board Games
Sun Awning
Ice Maker
Other entertainment: 13 Sony Playstation2 games
24-hour internet access (wireless connections are slow in the BVI)
Each guest cabin has its own flat-screen TV driven by a Sony Playstation2, which enables you to watch DVD movies, listing to music CDs or play games. Fantasy Island carries a variety of card and board games for your enjoyment, including Chess and Checkers, Backgammon, Monopoly, Jenga, Scrabble, Pictionary, Uno and more.

Water toys

WakeBoard
2-Man Kayak: 2
Adult Water Skis
Kids Water Skis
Knee Board
Floating Mats
Snorkel Gear
Tube
Underwater Camera
Fishing Gear
Fishing Type: 2x Trolling Rods and 1 spinnin
Fishing Rods: 3
Dinghy: 15 ft
Dinghy Outboard HP: 70
Other equipment includes:

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


SCUBA available on board

 SCUBA Details

Scuba Available Onboard: Yes
Scuba Terms: Up to 5 dives per week included for certified divers.
Dive Tanks: 8
Captain's Scuba License: Master
Dive Regs: 8
Divers: 5
Crew photo

Meet the Crew

Paul & Lauren

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.

LAUREN MORAN BOWES

Chef Lauren was awarded a James Beard Student Scholarship in 2009 and graduated “with Distinction” as a Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts, Specializing in Wine and Beverage from New England Culinary Institute in 2011. Then she set out to begin her dream of being a yacht chef!..read more

With more than 25,000 sea miles working as head chef for many dynamic, world-traveling, charter/expedition yachts over the past 7 years in such locations as the; United States, Caribbean, Bahamas, New Zealand, Panama, Belize, Indonesia and the South Pacific. Including Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Marshall Islands, Lauren brings all this experience directly to you on SV Pelican.

Lauren’s passions revolve around thoughtfully created dishes based on your preferences, while incorporating International flavors with fresh, seasonal, and unique local ingredients into each and every meal.

Please don’t hesitate to bring any ideas or interests to her attention!

CUISINES

New American Casual/Fine-Dining, Low-Fat California, Japanese, Asian Fusion, Indian, Chinese, Thai, Mexican, Italian, Tex-Mex, Vegetarian (Ovo/Lacto/Pescatarian, , Vegan, Roast and Holiday Dinners

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Availability for Pelican:

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.

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:

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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:

Unavailable: Wednesday, 27 December 2017 to Wednesday, 27 December 2017: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Thursday, 28 December 2017 to Friday, 5 January 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Sunday, 7 January 2018 to Friday, 12 January 2018: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 13 January 2018 to Saturday, 20 January 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Sunday, 21 January 2018 to Saturday, 27 January 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Sunday, 4 February 2018 to Sunday, 11 February 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Monday, 12 February 2018 to Monday, 19 February 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Tuesday, 20 February 2018 to Tuesday, 20 February 2018: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Thursday, 1 March 2018 to Thursday, 1 March 2018: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Friday, 2 March 2018 to Friday, 9 March 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 10 March 2018 to Saturday, 17 March 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Sunday, 18 March 2018 to Friday, 23 March 2018: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 24 March 2018 to Saturday, 31 March 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Monday, 2 April 2018 to Monday, 9 April 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 14 April 2018 to Saturday, 21 April 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 5 May 2018 to Saturday, 12 May 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Thursday, 7 June 2018 to Thursday, 14 June 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Friday, 15 June 2018 to Saturday, 23 June 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Sunday, 24 June 2018 to Friday, 29 June 2018: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 30 June 2018 to Saturday, 7 July 2018: Booked: Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI to Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI
Booked: Sunday, 8 July 2018 to Sunday, 15 July 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Transit: Monday, 16 July 2018 to Monday, 30 July 2018: Transit: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Grenada, St Georges
Unavailable: Tuesday, 31 July 2018 to Saturday, 20 October 2018: Unavailable: Grenada, St Georges to Grenada, St Georges
Booked: Thursday, 27 December 2018 to Sunday, 6 January 2019: Booked: Tortola, To be Decided - BVI to Tortola, To be Decided - BVI
On Hold: Wednesday, 5 June 2019 to Wednesday, 12 June 2019: Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*

Hours required between charters: 24 hrs, 48 preferred

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Guests aboard PELICAN in January, 2017 said:
First of all it was a fantastic trip we enjoyed the week with the boys and girlfriends and the surprise was a hit. Eva and Paul were the perfect fit for us and the boys. We had amazing meals and we did lots of stuff whether it was heading into shore to visit a bar or using the toys on the boat. We told them we would be doing a write up on trip advisor for them as well.
Guests aboard PELICAN in early January, 2017, said:
Missing you guys already. Thanks so much for being such wonderful hosts.

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
More guest comments for Paul and Eva on PELICAN:
We had an amazing vacation aboard the Pelican. The boat is clean, newly renovated and absolutely beautiful sailing along the water. Paul is an amazing captain. He is very knowledgeable in all aspects of sailing. We learned a lot and it was so great that he was willing and interested to teach us about sailing and he is a lot of fun! Eva is an amazing chef! I still dream about her incredible meals. From her special cocktails at sunset to her pulled pork that she was making for days, I had some of the best meals of my life. Every breakfast, lunch and dinner was absolutely beautiful in presentation and had incredible flavors. She also makes sure that she knows the likes and dislikes of everyone on the boat so that she can ensure that everyone has a great meal every time. This was our second boat vacation and again we loved every minute of our trip!

...For me, I say without hesitation that this was the greatest vacation of all time. It actually felt more like two trips: an exotic adventure crossed with a five star food and wine excursion.

...The Boat so much larger than expected. The rooms were two to three times larger than the beds. The showers were large even though we chose to use the outdoor showers after exiting the water. We found that the community areas were perfect to hold all nine of us and there were also many places to hide and get some alone time when needed.

...Paul Paul has this amazing knack of anticipating our needs. When we wanted adventure, he gave us adventure. When we wanted to get off the boat, get off the boat, just hang and relax, he always was one step ahead of us. He was so accommodating and could easily transition between this first class butler/attendant, adventure surfer/guide, DJ, bartender, and all while safely navigating the BVIs!

... Eva - She spoiled us with super creative, beautifully plated dishes. I literally could not wait to see what she prepared next from breakfast to lunch followed by a post activity snack and dinner. ...Every meal had different proteins, varied ethnicities, fresh veggies, and amazing flavors. She constantly surprised and taught me so much about new combinations and techniques. Long story short, Look up the Pelican/EVA/PAUL for some amazing food, adventure, relaxation and safe non sun-burnt fun in the BVIs. We cannot wait to sail with them again.

Our kids still ask about Paul and Eva. They were amazing teachers about the craft of sailing and all things BVI. Safety came first; they made it fun for the kids and relaxing for the parents. They took all of our (often disparate) plans and wishes into consideration and did so openly and graciously. Christmas 2016 was among the best for us (maybe the single best?) and Paul, Eva and Pelican deserve credit and many thanks for that!
November 2016 guests aboard Pelican said:
Paul and Eva are tremendous. It's not easy to welcome new guests into your life, andthey did it with grace and ease. We see the USVI/BVI trip as one of the most amazing and rewarding trips we take every year. To have trusted crew that have a genuine concern for our well being - in addition to some exceedingly brilliant meals - I'm honored to have their company. And yes, he's a brilliant photographer. And yes, Eva cooks up a storm. Bravo!

Marco Larson
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