Catamaran Pelican

58ft · 10 guests · St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Pelican Crewed Catamaran Charter
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7-Night Rates

From $18,500 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $26,500 (10 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and the premium weeks of Christmas & New Years. 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

Yacht Details

Guests Up to 10
Guest Cabins 5
Length 58ft
Guest Cabin Configuration 4 Queen, 1 Double en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer Voyage
Launched 2002 (Refit 2009)
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: 5 years, Water savvy pref'd)
Home Port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Scuba SCUBA available on board Available onboard (see Specs tab)
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards

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)!

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Meet the Crew

Crew photo
Kahle & Cook

Captain/Chef: Kahle Wightman

Kahle has spent the past few years climbing the ranks in the yacht world on large charter yachts. In that time, she has gained experience sailing the east coast into the Great Lakes, the west coast through the Panama Canal up to Alaska, and everywhere else from the Bahamas to St. Kitts.

With her USCG Masters license, ASA 104-114 certifications, and high-profile charter experience, she is ready and eager to give you the five-star vacation of a lifetime!

Kahle is also a certified PADI Divemaster, logging over 300 dives. Her real passion for the water all started with scuba diving in the chilly, rougher waters off of California...so by the time she made it to the Caribbean she was in heaven! Any opportunity to dive with guests in the warm, beautiful waters of the USVI’s is always welcomed. It was also in California that she inherited her love for sailing from her father and decided to make a career switch from motor yachts.

Captain/Chef: Cook Carpenter..read more

Cook is commonly known as a jack of all trades”, Cook is a skilled sailor, and began sailing around the gulf coast as a youngster. He has gained experience on a variety of monohulls throughout the years. He has spent his entire life on boats. Coming from the Yachting industry, he has developed a high standard of service, which he has brought to all his previous boats. Cook takes pride in his reputation and always tries to meet clients expectations. He also comes equipped with his USCG 100 ton Masters License and ASA 101-114 certifications.

Growing up with a name like Cook”, it was only fitting that he took to cooking right off the bat. Growing up in the culinary city of New Orleans, he fell in love with southern food and cooking. All while being raised in a vegetarian household. Almost any type of cuisine is in his wheelhouse. From the naughtiest of Southern cooking to refreshing, vegan dishes, Cook has you covered.

Nevertheless, his real culinary specialty is seafood. He has spent his whole life fishing (including in-shore, off-shore, and fly fishing). He has done so professionally and recreationally in all waters surrounding the United States and the Caribbean. After spending the past year trolling off a 60 meter motor yacht and fishing from their various tenders, he has nearly perfected his craft. If he can catch it, he can cook it!

When he isn’t searing a mouth-watering tuna dish or filet-ing the catch of the day, he can be found exploring the islands in search of the best local spots. If there’s a good time, Cook will find it!

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.

Hours required between charters: 24 hrs, 48 preferred

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:
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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:
Unavailable: Monday, 12 July 2021 to Sunday, 31 October 2021: Unavailable: unavailable to unavailable
Booked: Monday, 1 November 2021 to Tuesday, 9 November 2021: Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Unavailable: Sunday, 14 November 2021 to Monday, 15 November 2021: Unavailable: unavailable to unavailable
Booked: Tuesday, 16 November 2021 to Sunday, 21 November 2021: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Saturday, 11 December 2021 to Saturday, 18 December 2021: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Monday, 27 December 2021 to Sunday, 2 January 2022: Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Booked: Tuesday, 15 February 2022 to Wednesday, 23 February 2022: Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
On Hold: Thursday, 10 March 2022 to Monday, 21 March 2022: Hold: St Martin to St Martin
Booked: Wednesday, 30 March 2022 to Monday, 11 April 2022: Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Booked: Friday, 22 April 2022 to Tuesday, 26 April 2022: Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Booked: Saturday, 21 May 2022 to Saturday, 4 June 2022: Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Booked: Sunday, 12 June 2022 to Sunday, 19 June 2022: Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*

7-night Charter Rates by Group Size

Guests: 2 guests 3 guests 4 guests 5 guests 6 guests 7 guests 8 guests 9 guests 10 guests
Winter 2020 to 2021 $18,500 $19,000 $19,500 $20,000 $20,500 $21,500 $22,000 $24,000 $25,000
Summer 2021 $18,500 $19,000 $19,500 $20,000 $20,500 $21,500 $22,000 $24,000 $25,000
Winter 2021 to 2022 $20,000 $20,500 $21,000 $21,500 $22,000 $22,500 $23,000 $25,500 $26,500
Summer 2022 $20,000 $20,500 $21,000 $21,500 $22,000 $22,500 $23,000 $25,500 $26,500
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and the premium weeks of Christmas & New Years. 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

Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Pelican!

Full Specifications for Pelican

Pelican Layout
Length 58ft
Beam 31
Draft 5.6
Designer Voyage
Launched 2002 (Refit 2009)
Guests Up to 10
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: 5 years, Water savvy pref'd)
Air Conditioning Full
Flag USVI
Max. Speed 14Knots
Dinghy/Tender 15 ft (70HP)
Dingy Max. Passengers 12
Guest Cabins 5
Guest Cabin Configuration 4 Queen, 1 Double en-suite cabins with A/C
Guest Electric Heads 5
Accommodation Description:

5 Luxury Queen Berths with dry heads

AC in each cabin with independent control

Toiletries supplied for each cabin

Complimentary wireless internet access

Home Port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Preferred Port Crown Bay Marina, STT, USVI
Other Port Red Hook/YHG, STT - West End,
Hours Between Charters 24 hrs, 48 preferred
Sun Awning Yes
Hammock No
Deck Shower Yes
Hair Dryer Yes
Ice Maker Yes
BBQ Yes
Voltage 110
Other 24-hour internet access (wireless connections are slow in the BVI)
Pelican carries a variety of card and board games for your enjoyment, including Chess and Checkers, Backgammon, Monopoly, Jenga, Scrabble, Pictionary, Uno and more.
Adult Waterskis Yes
Kids Waterskis Yes
Stand Up Paddle Board 2
Snorkeling Gear Yes
Tow Tube Yes
Wake Board Yes
Knee Board No
1-Person Kayak No
2-Person Kayak 2
Float Mats Yes
Beach Games Yes
Fishing Gear Yes
Fishing Gear Type 2x Trolling Rods and 1 spinnin
Number of Rods 3
Other Water Toys 15 foot Caribe Dingy with a 60hp motor
Water skiing, 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 underway and 1 lighter casting rods.
2 Double ocean Kayaks
Floating Mats and noodles
Scuba Terms Up to 5 dives per week included for up to 8 certified divers.
Scuba License Instructor
Personal BCs 8
Regulators 8
Weights 8
Number of Divers 8
Dives per Week 5/wk
Air Compressor Not Onboard
Stereo System Yes
iPod Hookup Yes
Satellite TV Directv
DVD Player Yes
Board Games Yes
Books 20
Captain License USCG Master
Captain Years Sailing 20
Crew Smokes No
Crew Pets No
Caters to Special Diets Yes
Kosher Available Inq

Reviews for Pelican with previous crew:

We cannot say enough great things about our charter on Pelican. Our crew was outstanding, 5 stars! Lovely people, excellent at their job, great ease at making all of us comfortable and fed us beautiful, delicious, healthy meals that were beyond expectations.

The boat provided plenty of space where 9 of us could easily feel comfortable. Our rooms were cozy and we slept just fine after adjusting to being on water.

Our group utilized the paddle boards, kayaks, snorkeling gear and floating mats daily. Everyone also enjoyed having the front of the catamaran to lay out on and relax either early morning sunrises or afternoon sunsets.

On our last night our captain Ty set up the inside TV so we could all sit around and watch the first episode of season 8 of Game of Thrones.

All Day Fun for 7 Days. My daughter and I had a fabulous dive at The Rhone where we saw 5 reef sharks, two eels, a giant lobster, schools of colorful fish and a lionfish. While moored in Caneel Bay we saw several spotted rays and a nurse shark. The sea life in the Virgin Island is absolutely spectacular.

Kristen G, aboard Catamaran Pelican April 2019  sailing the Virgin Islands

We all had the most incredible time.

We have nothing but praise for "Shawtumn". They're an amazing team - we always felt so well looked after. Autumn is an amazing cook. Always kept us on time so we didn't have to worry about anything. They read our group well and suggested excursions were always appreciated. I don't have any captains to compare Shawn to, but he seems to really know what he's doing and we all felt very safe. And added bonus - they're very fun to be around!

Pelican is very clean. A/C kept us comfortable at night. So many good places for lounging above deck.

The pre-cruise preference list was very helpful. The meals kept getting better and better. So impressive that Autumn can make that magic happen in such a small space.

Sailing Directions has great service, emails were always rapidly answered.

THANK YOU FOR THIS AMAZING EXPERIENCE!

Rosa M, aboard Catamaran Pelican March 2019  sailing the Virgin Islands

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