Shangri La 52 ft Catamaran

Low Season Rate
$25200 Per Week
High Season Rate
$28750 Per Week
Boat Length
52 ft Lagoon
Number of Cabins
3 Queen Berths, 1 twin
Number of People
1 - 6 Guests

This beautiful new Crewed Charter Yacht Lagoon 52 SHANGRI LA offers luxurious accommodations and world class service. Her accommodations include 1 master cabin with queen cabin, private en-suite bath (electric head, wash basin and large stall shower), lots of storage and separate access directly to the aft desk.  There are 2 large queen cabins each with private en-suite bath (electric head, wash basic and stall shower) plus 1 cabin with two single bunk beds.  This also has a  private en-suite bath (electric head, wash basin and large stall shower).

Image of yacht layout for Shangri La 52 ft Catamaran

Cruising Area

Pref. Pick-up Red Hook, US
Other Pick-up BVI, limit 7
Summer Ports Winter Ports Virgin Islands

Full Yacht Amenities

  • Sat Tv/ Stereo
  • iPod/Device Hookups
  • Sun Awning
  • Deck Shower
  • Bimini
  • Special Diets
  • BBQ
  • Hairdryers
  • Lots of Port Hatches
  • Guests Smokes Yes aft scoop steps only please
  • Children are Welcom no age limit we love children
  • Generator
  • Water Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Sailing Instructions
  • Onboard WIFI
  • Green Initiatives Make purified drinking water with Re-usable water bottles
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products
  • solar panels
  • local and organic produce when locally available
  • 14 ft Dinghy with 50 hp engine
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Tube
  • Wake Board
  • Floating Mats
  • Swim Platform with Boarding Ladder
  • Beach Games
  • 2 x SU Paddle Boards
  • No fishing on boat
  • U/Water Camera & Video
  • Floating lounge - great for cocktails
  • Noodles
  • Bocce Balls
  • Football
  • Frisbee
  • Pool Bar
  • Subwing
  • 2 beanbags
  • 2 Kayak Paddles to use the SUP as a kayak
  • European Coffee and Espresso machine
  • Karaoke on Board

Charter Information

All rates are for the entire boat and are subject to change without notice prior to actual reservation, Charter Fee does not include a customary gratuity in the amount of 15-20% of the total charter fee payable to a deserving Captain and Crew upon the completion of a successful charter, All guests over 18 yrs wishing to fish in BVI must purchase a BVI license prior to boarding ask us for information, Marina dockage if applicable upon the request of the charter guests is not included, Fine wines champagnes and top shelf liquors are not included and can be purchased upon request of the charter guests at their expense, Hurricane Season is from 1st June to end of November and it is imperative that all guests purchase trip insurance. Yacht's are not responsible for clients shore side expenses if charter cancelled for named storm (this includes meals hotels transportation as well as air transport) Most yachts will allow client to rebook unused dates within 6 months of cancellation (excluding holidays).

Yacht Rates in USD

2 pax3 pax4 pax5 pax6 pax
S 202325,50026,00026,50027,00027,500
W 2023/2426,75027,25027,75028,25028,750
S 202426,75027,25027,75028,25028,750

All inclusive rates are based on a 7 night charter (1 week) with food, beverages and standard bar, cruising permits and licenses are paid by boat
Taxes, relocation fees may be extra, see below for Charter Information

If cruising area includes BVI, rates are PLUS permits, licenses and fees which are to be paid by client.

Charter Fee does not include a customary gratuity in the amount of 15-20% of the total charter fee payable to a deserving Captain and Crew upon the completion of a successful charter.

SLEEP ABOARD: Available for half of the daily rate. Includes boarding after 4pm, snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner ashore is additional. Select option upon booking. EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year’s weeks.

FULL-BOARD 7 & 8 PAX OPTION RATES:
7@$28,950 | 8@$29,800

HALF-BOARD OPTION:
7 nights ($150 off per person) – Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners aboard – with all other meals to be taken ashore at client expense
2@$25,200 | 3@$25,550 | 4@$25,900 | 5@$26,250 | 6@$26,600 | 7@$28,950 | 8@$29,800

LOCAL FARE OPTION:
7 nights ($75 off per person) – Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.
2@$25,350 | 3@$25,775 | 4@$26,200 | 5@$26,625 | 6@$27,050 | 7@$29,475 | 8@$30,400

** The chef occupies the mid-ship crew bunk and the captain occupies the port aft queen cabin. With approval, the captain will move to the mid-ship crew bunk for the additional rate plus a relocation fee $1,000 giving guests 4 queen cabins. Inquire for details.

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS:
CHRISTMAS 2023: 1-6 pax @ $33,000, 7 night minimum. Christmas must end by 12/26.
NEW YEARS 2023: 1-6 pax @ $34,000, 7 night minimum. New Years must start no earlier than 12/28.

CHRISTMAS 2023: 1-8 pax @ $36,000, 7 night minimum. Christmas must end by 12/26.
NEW YEARS 2023: 1-8 pax @ $37,000, 7 night minimum. New Years must start no earlier than 12/28.

Scuba  Yacht offers Rendezvous diving only

Crew Information

Image of crew for Shangri La 52 ft Catamaran

Capt. Terry “TC” Carter is a fourth generation Floridian who has spent most of his life on or around the water. While growing up on the sandy shores of St. Petersburg, he developed a deep love for the sea and began feeling the calling of distant shores. After his service in the US Air Force, he moved back to the Sun Coast where he started an entertainment company specializing in providing music for a wide range of audiences. When you couple that with his enjoyment of mixing a delightful libation, it quickly becomes evident he is drawn to ensuring a good time is had by all. His passion for orchestrating a festive experience has melded itself beautifully with his desire to live on the ocean. The consummate professional combined with the quintessential entertainer is certain to leave you wishing for one more day on your Caribbean getaway.

Chef Julia Ray grew up in Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes. She developed a love for boating and sailing on frequent family outings on Lake Huron and the many inland waterways that are abundant in Michigan. Julia was introduced to the Virgin Islands as a child on the first of many annual family vacations more than 30 years ago. Julia learned to cook and entertain while assisting family members during daily meal preparation and by assisting with catering numerous gatherings. Julia has also worked in the restaurant and hospitality industries. She holds degrees in both accounting and social work and although she had a successful career in the corporate world, she left it all behind in 2013 to realize her dream of living in the Virgin Islands. She has since been employed as mate and chef, sailing throughout the islands.

Energetic and personable, Julia loves to meet new people and share her enthusiasm for the islands while ensuring their comfort and safety aboard and in the water. She is certified in first aid, CPR and fire fighting. She spends much of her spare time in the kitchen, preparing and perfecting new recipes for friends and family to sample. Julia delights in spoiling guests with gourmet meals and tempting treats. She prepares a wide variety of meals and remains flexible in her meal planning to ensure the freshest and best quality food is offered to guests. Julia takes much pride in her ability to work with guests to accommodate special diets and food allergies and develop menus that will leave everyone satisfied!

Sample Menu

Breakfast
Stuffed French toast strata with sausage
Eggs Florentine with ham and home fries
Caribbean fruit crepes
Frittata with leeks, sundried tomato, broccoli & cheese
White chocolate pancakes with sautéed banana & pecans
Loaded potato quiche with fresh muffins or bread
Sausage and cheese breakfast burritos with western potatoes
Continental breakfast with fresh fruit, breads & muffins, yogurt, cereals

Fresh fruit will be served each morning along with breakfast based on availability. Coffee, tea, juices, and milk are available each morning. Your choice of breakfast meat includes crispy bacon, link pork sausage or breakfast ham. Vegetarian options are also available.

Lunch
Crab cakes on a bed of micro greens with avocado remouladeChicken caesar or chef salad with warm garlic bread sticks
Ham and cheese sliders with sweet potato chips and grilled pineapple
Fish Tacos with black bean salad and sweet corn tomalito
Grilled hamburgers with Caribbean potato salad
Chicken salad croissants with cilantro lime quinoa
Turkey, bacon and avocado wrap with coleslaw and chips

Chips, crackers, cookies, nuts, fresh fruit and vegetables with dip will be available throughout the afternoon.

Appetizers
Herbed tomato bruschetta with fresh parmesan
Buffalo chicken dip and tortilla chips
Flatbread pizza with vegetables, fresh basil, and feta cheese
Chicken satay with peanut sauce
West Indian conch fritters
Quesadillas with fresh guacamole and salsa
Homemade hummus with pita chips and vegetables

Dinner
Cajun shrimp tortellini with asagio and garlic rubbed toast points
Chicken scaloppini with broasted potatoes and sesame broccoli spears
Star fruit and orange shrimp with almond couscous and snow peas
Grilled Steak with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed asparagus
Mahi-mahi with mango salsa, butternut squash risotto and sautéed red cabbage
Jerked pork tenderloin with porcini mushroom quinoa, and leek & spinach wilt
Blackened tuna with ginger & wasabi, wild rice and sautéed vegetable medley

Entries are served with an appropriate wine if you desire

Desserts
Key lime cheesecake
Pound cake layered with cream cheese and marmalade
Banana turnover with chocolate and caramel drizzle
S’mores pie
Mango and papaya shortcake with whipped cream
Peanut butter pie with dark chocolate curls
Hot fudge brownie cake with whipped cream

Each charter menu is custom designed based on guest preferences!

Ship’s Bar
Vodka- Absolute/Titos Rum- Paradise/Cruzan Dark
Bourbon- Jim Beam/Bullet Whiskey- Jack Daniels/Makers Mark
Tequila-Suaza/Patron Gin-Bombay/Hendricks
Wine
Basic red/white – Josh
Sparkling- La Marca

Testimonials from guests on Shangri La 52 ft Catamaran

April 2023
TC & Julia, Thank you so much for such an amazing week! You both really knocked out of the park…a grand salami…a no hitter and any other superlative! Every facet of the charter was great. The late(-ish) night talking was the icing on the cake. It was really a pleasure and honor to get to know you both and share in this thing called life. Thank you so much!
April 2023

Dear TC & Julia,

Thank you for the most amazing charter! Our whole family had the best time and each one of us has our own special reasons. TC – thank you for being such a capable and smart and safe captain. Your seaworthiness combined with your ability to crack nonstop 12 year old humor made for nonstop laughs. Julia – thank you for providing the most delicious meals! The food and service was out of this world and beyond my wildest expectations. Thank you also for your wildlife knowledge. You are an amazing woman and it was a pleasure to be with you this week.

April 2023
“Riding Dirty” – TC Thank you for an awesome charter. I’d really like to come again! I am trying to convince my parents!
April 2023
TC and Julia, Thank you for an amazing time. This has been my favorite vacation ever. I can’t wait to see you guys again. Thanks for the amazing cooking Julia, and for all the laughs TC.
April 2023
BEST EVER! Very fun, great trip. Loved everywhere we went and everything we saw. TC & Julia were the best ever. Love them for everything they did. This is one for the books.
5 Star Julia
April 2023
TC and Julia are the best, thank you so much y’all are the best. I’ve not done this in 10 years and you made it so much better than the first. TC, you’ve been the best captain and friend. Julia you’ve been the best chef, always making the perfect food and snacks.
PS. You make the best dad jokes.
April 2023
This was one of the best trips I’ve ever taken. TC was an amazing captain and made the experience so much better, and he is really funny. Julia was an amazing cook, as well, and was super fun to hang out with. The trip was planned out really nicely and we all had a great time. WE LOVE TC <3
April 2023
Thank you for having us! The food was amazing, even though I had a bunch of grilled cheeses.
April 2023
Thank you so much for having us! It was so much fun, I loved the snorkeling!
April 2023
I love the quote on this page, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Being on Shangri La, I can truly say I have been able to let go of worries & felt so happy during my week here in the Virgin Islands. Thank you Capt. TC & Chef Julia for creating such a wonderful trip, delicious food, sharing your knowledge and being such gracious hosts!! Hopefully the Sabbagh-Keyses family can return again to another charter with you both soon.
March 2023
Shangri La has become my favorite place on the water. Truly, it has felt like home from Day 1. Captain TC and Chef Julia have been wonderful! They have been attentive to every wish and desire during your sailing cruise. They have shared their experiences and knowledge to make this the best trip we could ever dream of. The memories and feelings we take home with us will always be with us. And hopefully, if we are very lucky, we will call Shangri La home again on another sailing trip! Thank you TC & Julia for sharing your paradise with us!
March 2023

Dear Julia & TC and your Beautiful Vessel

Thank you for showing us such an unbelievable time in our first visit to these majestic islands. Your hospitality was over the top and allowed us to relax and unwind quickly. The meals were spot on and catered to our family’s likes so well. We never went hungry yet always waited for the next feeding time with anticipation! Of particular note were the crab bites, banana bread, shrimp pasta, s’mores pie and can’t forget the looney Leprechauns. We prioritize experiences for our family and seek out adventure as a way to teach our kids about the world, other cultures, and ways of life. This week met all of those criteria and we thank you for taking the time to teach, explain, and tell your stories. It was impactful for the kids to observe the simpler life and gain a healthy respect for the seas! And it in fact inspired Jake to come down and become a Christmas Cove Pizza delivery guy! You may bump into him here in a few years!Thanks again for an amazing week full of many lasting memories. Truly grateful!

March 2023

Captain TC & Chef Julia,

Shangri La…”A remote, beautiful, imaginary place where life approaches perfection, Utopia!” But you guys brought Utopia to life for us. And we followed a boat “Memory Makes” – you truly created lifetime memories for us that we will always smile warmly as we recall. And another boat “Chillax” – you created an environment where we could renew our batteries for life’s next big adventure. Julia’s meals were superb but it was more the care and love she put into their detailed preparation that showed. TC – you made us feel safe and not awkward. Nothing was too much trouble as you accommodated every wish and you’re a funny whoa. We couldn’t wish for a better time and crew. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

March 2023

Capt. TC & Julia

Thank you for sharing your boat with us and treating us to the most incredible Virgin Islands sailing vacation. You truly showed us the main of the islands while treating us like queens. Julia, your cooking was beyond amazing. Every meal was beyond delicious. We are in awe and you both treated us to a vacation of our dreams. Thank you for sharing with us your incredible knowledge, style, grace, incredible organization and your beautiful home. We are honored and so grateful to know this special part of the world and hope to come back again one day!

February 2023
Thank you TC and Julia for a trip of a lifetime! The British VI’s were straight out of a dream, and better than I could have ever imagined! Julia’s food was better than any 5-star restaurant and TC and his jokes could entertain for days. Thank you for showing us parts of the world we never thought we could see. Your hospitality was better than anything we could have imagined. Pictures do not do justice and we will never forget this week! Thank you for taking us ions this adventure and all you did to make it so special. The night at Foxy’s was one we won’t forget too!
January 2023
We had a lovely time aboard Shangri La. It was a the perfect getaway from the January weather. The staff were friendly and attentive while being able to read when privacy was wanted. We always felt safe and comfortable. All of the meals were amazing. We are excited to try to recreate those delicious desserts. Thank you for taking such great care of us and allowing us to make some great memories. It was an enjoyable experience for everyone!
January 2023
The Shangri La is a beautiful, pristine boat. Our time aboard was relaxing and time to spend with friends. The sunsets and rainbows were beautiful. The hiking trails on St. John Island provide nice vistas of the landscape and up close encounters of the wildlife. The snorkeling and paddle boarding in the beautiful waters is amazing! The meals prepared by chef Julia were amazing! Capt. TC and Chef Julia were very attentive during our stay on the Shangri La. Sailing is definitely the way to experience these beautiful Islands!
January 2023

Our 3 day trip on Shangri La was wonderful. We had nice weather, pretty sunsets, sea turtle sightings, fun boat rides and we even traveled with the sails up once. Julia is an amazing chef – awesome meals and desserts. – certainly 5-star! TC knows the history of the islands and has a great sense of humor. They both have so much experience – this boat runs like a well oiled machine. TC and Julia wait on you hand and foot and will do anything they can to make your trip more enjoyable. Bless her heart, even made me different meat options with dinners. We had a fabulous time. I’ll highly recommend TC & Julia to our friends. Best of luck!

Love,

Gannon & Amanda

December 2022
Happy New Year! Much love from the Kirkland Family. It is truly difficult to even put into words how absolutely incredible this week has been! TC & Julia are the BEST. Y’all came up with a perfect itinerary for us novices and managed to skirt the weather and crowds perfectly so that we felt just enough away from the riff riff while join gin in a tiny bit! Let’s see…Julia’s painkillers were by far the best, but we did enjoy sampling all the ones at Soggy Dollar, Gertrude’s, One Love, Bitter End, Foxy’s and the Willy T! Our little jaunt to Bubbly Pool and the new Jost Van Dyke signage was really cute…New Year at Bitter End, followed by Cooper Island and Norman Island all bookended by Christmas Cove. Snorkeling was incredible, especially the Indians – Wow! Actually, really sailing to St. John was fabulous. Millie and I loved going over every meal including happy hours and desserts. I am sorry none of us but me could finish it all but Julia – truly, your cooking is the best I’ve ever had. All of it! The two of you spoiled us rotten, I’ve not spent a week this pampered in my whole life, and we – well I – needed it. I cannot wait to come backhand let y’all just take us to your favorite spots. Lastly, from me, this week would NOT have been as special with anyone else but the two of y’all. We love you both and know our home in Nashville is open to y’all anytime!
December 2022

To sunsets and Painkillers…to Chicken Hasselhoff and Cocoa Lopez…to guitar solos, and Rock & Roll Saxophone! Thank you Julia & TC for the trip of a lifetime! The Shangri La and the Islands are a nice canvas, but you guys paint the masterpiece. I’m starting ’23 fat and spoiled. I’ll report back whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing.

Happy New Year and Many Thanks,

December 2022

I could tell you the last time I felt this peaceful. I loved our activities – the snorkeling spots and beach bars. More than anything, though, I was just happy being. For the 5 of us to get to just enjoy the beauty of the islands had to offer is truly so special. TC & Julia, you made this trip so wonderful and relaxing! Thank you!

Love,

Millie

December 2022
Y’all are amazing. It’s honestly weird to think back on this week because it went by so fast, but in such a laid back and relaxed way that it feels like it was all one day. The food could not have been any better. I apologize for eating like a fiver year old some days. Haha! I will remember you both forever and will be quoting TC for the rest of my life. Next time I come, I will work on not keeping you up all night…
December 2022
It was a wonderful stay – thank y’all for putting up with our crazy family. Y’all are awesome and there was never a dull moment on this trip, and I would not change a thing.
November 2022

TC & Julia – Wow…what an incredible adventure!!! Thank you for the exciting trip, far exceeding our expectations. Great food, great conversation, great excursions, …mixed with a few beautiful “medium” hikes. Julia, thank you fo your 5 star fare, wonderful drink creations & morning coffee!! We couldn’t be around here longer, spoiled by your incredible cooking, and still fit through those passageways. TC, thank-you for your attention to every detail, great story telling, and guidance to beautiful bays and exciting bars. We are leaving this beautiful place with our hearts, souls and stomachs overflowing with gratitude for making this the trip of a lifetime.

With Our Best,
Marci Pressley & Jack Herr

November 2022
TC & Julia – Thank you for a special vacation week on the Shangri La! The experience exceeded all expectations. One of the top vacations of our lives. Julia, you “5 Star” chef skills are superb. Every meal was gourmet with excellent presentation. We couldn’t wait for the next meal. We’re glad we brought expandable, oversized clothing. TC, you are an excellent captain, and very entertaining with your 7 character impression…and counting. When we come back, we’re expecting to hear a New England accent. Keep working Keep working those debating skills, they a surpassed by none. Both of your knowledge is impressive about the islands, trails, saline, various bays, restaurants, snorkeling areas, etc. You are a great team!!! When you come to Cape Cod, please look us up. We loved getting to know you.
November 2022
TC & Julia – What a memorable vacation aboard Shangri La, celebrating a couple of 60th birthdays – thank-you! We loved all of your recommendations both on shore and on the water. We shared some great sunrises and a spectacular sunset on the last night. Julia, you are an amazing chef! Each meal, appetizer and dessert was worthy of five stars both in taste and presentation. You certainly have a gift and we have the expanded waistlines to prove it! TC, you are an am captain, bartender…and fun entertainment. Thank you for keeping us safe and showing us around some of your favorite spots in the USVI. Both of you are welcome to join us in Maine – anytime!
July 2022
From the moment we stepped on the boat, we didn’t have to worry about a thing. We really won the lottery with TC and Julia! All our needs and wants were well attended and it made for a very relaxing week. TC took us to all the Mose beautiful places around the island. Lots of gorgeous views and great snorkeling – truly incredible to see! Julia’s cooking is AH-mazing. I can hardly fit into any of the clothes I brought aboard. We never went hungry or thirsty! Thank you for a memorable week. It was everything we needed and more!
The Boothby Family
June 2022

What can we say – you saved our vacation! We are so thankful for your willingness to scoop us up last minute and show us such a wonderful time – we are truly grateful to have the opportunity to sail with you and are so happy we were able to experience such a lovely time. The food was excellent, the ride comfortable and peaceful, and the experience phenomenal. It was just what we needed and we couldn’t feel more relieved, gracious, and at peace having spent the last week with you! Thank you!!

Danielle & Michah

April 2022

TC & Julia – It’s so hard to put into words how wonderful this trip was! From the food, the laughs, swimming with turtles, beautiful sunsets, shooting stars and top class hospitality…our trip would not have been what it was without the two of you!! Thank you for caring as much as you do! And next time, we’ll bring Alicia’s sippy cup. 🙂

Ben & Alicia
Joey & Tiffany

March 2022

To Captain TC & Julia – Sometimes it’s not about the journey or the destination…but about the people you meet along the way. Six friends came together to escape the stress of life in a truly beautiful place; but we quickly realized that it wasn’t the beauty of the islands or the sea that made this trip so completely amazing. It was both of you!! TC, your concern for our group’s safety and comfort was always always your number one concern! You are an amazing captain and I think we’ll all be laughing at your “character voices” and funny jokes for years to come. You started as our captain and quickly turned into a friend. Julia, Julia, Julia…your cooking is out of this world! Absolutely everything you made us was something you’d expect at a 5-Star restaurant. Your passion and love for cooking is displayed in every meal you make. The offer still stands to come to Michigan. :-). Thank you for your hospitality, your friendship and for 7 days on the water that none of us will ever forget! You guys are the best!!

The Michigan Crew
The Ross’, The Miller’s, The Irwins

March 2022

To Captain TC and Julia we’d like to say thank-you for allowing us a glimpse of your life aboard the Shangri La. We had a fabulous time and enjoyed seeing things above and below the water that were fascinating and memorable to us. By the amount of work that you both put into our cruise, we realize that this is more than a job for you and Al and I will remember this trip for a long time. We consider you friends and we thank you so much for the experience.

Sincerely,
Al & Betty Damiani

“The greatest experiences you will ever have in life, are just on the other side of fear.”
~Captain TC Carter
Our greatest experience was on the other side of the plane ride to the Shangri La! Thank you so much for a week of wonderful time, and food! Muchas Gracias! It was wonderful, and all I can say is you guys made our vacation very unique and exciting. Julia’s food amazing, TC entertaining amazing. 100% wonderful experience. God Bless you

Sandra & Al Gillis

February 2022
Well what a magical week we have had on board Shangri La! We have done our fair share of bareboating and cruising and truly cannot remember a better experience. We got to do all the things we love – sailing, snorkeling, fishing and even got to experience the most incredible sunrise of my life. The food was delicious, fresh, well prepared, homemade seasonings and nerves and made with love by our chef Julia. TC was the consummate host – attentive, warm focused on providing a perfect day! Most importantly we laughed and laughed and laughed. We have made new friends with Julia and TC… And will be back to try and replicate this magical week. We leave refreshed and with our souls a little lighter than when we arrived.
February 2022

Rise – Breakfast – Play – Read – Lunch – Play – Appetizer – Play – Dinner – Rest – Repeat

God was I in need of a vacation – and you guys delivered. The food, the sights, the accents were all just so amazing! There is really nothing like beautiful scenery and good company! Thank you!

Izzy

Sun – Sea – Yacht – Wee…had the perfect recharge to balance two years of COVID restrictions. What 7 days in Nature’s Paradise can do to revive and bless the eyes with beauty. The venue is nothing short of amazing. Julia and Captain TC, thank you for the endless, delicious, creative and stunning meals and dishes, and playlists. Your smiles and banter created inclusive energy and good vibes 24/7. We look forward to the repeat soon!! Endless thanks!

Caroline, Roger, Izzy & Luci

February 2022
It is hard to find the right collection of words to describe our stay on Shangri La. It has truly been an unforgettable experience that will go down as the best vacation I’ve ever been on. Beautiful scenery, ample family time, peak relaxation, unbelievable food, laughs, new friends… the list goes on. TC and Julia were a pleasure to be around and by the end of the week it felt as if we were one big family. Cheers to a remarkable week and experience.
February 2022
God was I I need of a vacation and you guys delivered. The food, the sights, the accents were all just amazing! There is really nothing like beautiful scenery and good company.
February 2022

The Crew, Capt TC and Chef Julia were fabulous, very friendly and welcoming. Both of them were very knowledgeable in their areas. We had an issue with the generator and it was handled well. The crew quickly devised an alternate plan to keep us entertained during the repair. I felt the the quality of the accommodations and food were wonderful. The Shangri La is beautiful and very comfortable and Julia’s food and presentation were fabulous. Both Capt TC and Chef Julia were very professional, but also very approachable and friendly. I felt very comfortable and confident with both of them. Since I was lucky enough to be a guest on the cruise I can not comment on the value of the cost of the trip. I do feel very lucky to have been included in Cathy’s birthday celebration though ?. I don’t think I can say enough about Chef Julia’s cuisine. It was not only delicious, but absolutely beautifully presented. She worked tirelessly and everything she did was wonderful. Coming from the snowy Midwest it would not take much of a change of climate to make me happy, but the beautiful Virgin Islands never fail to impress with it’s beauty. I think everyone was happy with the water sport options on the boat. Snorkeling was very popular. The floating pad was used and the paddle board was tried. Overall it was a great experience.

TC and Julia really helped make the trip very enjoyable. They both worked so hard, but were so friendly and attentive to all of our desires and needs. I can’t think of one most memorable highlight. The entire trip was such a gift. TC was so entertaining and yet very in tune with his duties on the boat. He handled the day to day running of it with knowledge and handled the problems without causing any stress to us who did know know about the workings of a boat. Julia is just wonderful. She is an artist in the kitchen, but also helped with the boat without missing a beat. Both of them worked constantly to make us have a fabulous trip. They are both great assets to your company.

One other note. We caused a delay to the start of the trip. Because of an airline delay, we missed our connection to St Thomas. This meant that we could not get there until the next day. Capt TC and Julia altered their planned schedule to allow for our delay and still entertained the group that had arrived on time. We appreciated their efforts and their ability to switch up their plans to allow for the change.

February 2022

We have all had a fabulous time with you both. TC you are a great captain. You make sailing look so easy and you managed the boat so well. You were also beyond entertaining. I think you have moved from second to the best captain in the islands. Julia you are so talented in the kitchen. Not only in your delicious food, but it is all so beautiful. You are an artist in the kitchen. We will all remember our time with you both, but wish it could have been longer. Thank you for all your efforts in making it a wonderful time.

The Rheiner Family

February 2022
Sun, sea, yacht, wee..ha! This was the perfect recharge to balance 2 years of COVID restrictions. What 7 days in nature paradise can do to revive and bless the eyes with beauty. The venue was nothing shot of amazing. Julia and Capt. TC thank you for the endless delicious creative and stunning meals and drinks. Your smiles created inclusive energy and good vibes 24/7. We look forward to the repeat soon! Endless thanks!
January 2022

What a week. A sizably round of applause to our two hosts – Julia and TC – who created a sublime environment for our family to disconnect, and reconnect with ourselves, each-other, and the beauty around us. Julia and TC – your hospitality was unending, and our trip wouldn’t have been complete without you. Here’s to the next journey together.

Sam Polito

January 2022

Julia and TC,

Beautiful, amazing, relaxing, stunning and delicious don’t seem to cover it! As you have read in the prior few pages – this has been a perfect experience for our family! A better birthday present could not be had. Indeed, these are lifetime experiences that will forever be remembered! I thank you!!

Mark Leiss

January 2022

We have all had a fabulous time with you both. TC you are a great captain. You make sailing look so easy and you managed the boat so well. You were also beyond entertaining. I think you have moved from second to the next captain in the islands.

Julia you are so talented in the kitchen. Not only is your food delicious, but it is all so beautiful. You are an artist in the kitchen. We will all remember our time with you both, but wish it could have been longer. Thank you for all your efforts making it a wonderful time.

January 2022

I guess my whole family is going to take up this book now and I already wrote one for the family, but decided I needed to write one from just me too. As a busy college student who stares at her computer all day and night as a computer science student, I never really get the chance to unplug. I don’t think I’ve ever read as much as I have this week, and it’s been amazing. I really do love to read, and I just never have the time. Three books in one week is a new record! I can’t say I’m looking forward to the 4 degree weather that awaits me in Boston, but I will forever remember this amazing trip. Thank you for everything.

Avery Leiss

January 2022
“Sounds of the wind or sounds of the sea make me happy happy just to be me” June Polis
This little poem sums it up – We all really appreciated the time on Shangri La tp “just be.” I think we didn’t even realize how everyday life crowds out time to sit and think, and watch and observe nature. The sky, the sea and each other. Being able to do all of that while being completely spoiled and taken care of by TC and Julia was truly special and made it an experience we won’t forget. TC immediately made us feel welcome as did Julia (except for on the mat) 🙂 They both let us know what the basic daily structure would be and other than that, let everyone to choose how to spend their time. The family could all relax and give it up to the expertise all around in captaining the boat, and in offering us one delicious meal or snack after the next. I truly enjoyed the whole experience and will miss you guys when we leave. Thanks for making the week the absolute best!Jamie Leiss
January 2022

It is hard to find the right collection of words to describe our stay on the Shangri La. It has truly been an unforgettable experience that will go down as the best vacation I have ever been on. Beautiful scenery, ample family time, peak relaxation, unbelievable food, laughs, new friends…the list goes on. TC and Julia were a pleasure to be around and by the end of the week it felt as if we were on big family. Cheers to a remarkable week and experience

Ted Polito
(aka 1-6)

January 2022

Julia and TC.

Beautiful, amazing, relaxing, stunning and delicious don’t seem to convey. As you have read in a few pages, this has been a perfect experience for our family! A better birthday present could not be had.

January 2022
Amazing.
Incredible.
Outstanding.
10 out of 10!Julia and Captain TC are fabulous hosts.
We have been pampered and feted like never before.Julia’s culinary skills are off-the-charts…each meal is perfect.
And she is such a lovely person…warm and inviting.TC is a great Captain.
Safely getting us to the perfect place each day…sharing the history and stories of those places…and making sure we are safe and well-cared for.In the hospitality business, it’s difficult  to be nice to everyone…let alone being nice 24 hours a day for a week…but Julia and TC made it look effortless.A GREAT experience.
We WILL be back!

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