Cruising Area of Guinevere
Charter GUINEVERE through the stunning islands of the Bahamas. You´ll reach some of the most beautiful, white sand beaches found anywhere in the world. The multi-colored marine life is a thrill to snorkelers and divers. Sailing over the crystal clear, turquoise water is simply spectacular.
GUINEVERE is a luxurious, big cruising cat with lots of storage, very private cabins, and spacious common areas. This 2015 St. Francis 50, South African-built catamaran, is also speedy and remarkably stable. Most guests have no trouble walking from stern to bow, without even using the handrails, to enjoy a pleasant ride in the pulpit seat.
There are two levels on the boat. The upper level features a huge, double trampoline, great for riding over the waves under the tropical sun. The main deck features a large, covered salon. The rear deck has a double staircase with swim ladder for easy access. There lounge pads on deck for sunning and relaxation. If you prefer the shade, the cockpit is covered and can be enclosed. The lower deck is comprised of the two hulls that house spacious cabins with en suite bathrooms.
The fully-equipped galley allows your chef to create menus to suit your preferences. There is also a grill on the back deck for delicious barbecues and grilled fresh catch. The salon comfortably seats six for lounging, dining or watching a movie on the TV/DVD player. There is a stereo system throughout the boat, so guests can listen to the radio, pop in a CD or plug in an iPod / iPhone / iPad and stream music.
Three roomy guest cabins are en suite with electric heads, showers, and private locking doors. All cabins have queen sized beds, the master has a tub, and one queen guest cabin is equipped with an additional twin bed. Beds are made up of luxurious 730-thread count linens, lovely soft goods, and plush bath towels.
GUINEVERE and her professional crew of three wish to offer family charters, groups of friends charters and retreat style charters. Guests can choose an itinerary designed for relaxation and rejuvenation with an emphasis on yoga and meditation, or opt for an itinerary of fun charter activities; exploring, beachcombing and snorkeling. Rates are the same. Renald holds a Yacht Masters 200-ton limited captain license and has sailed thousands of miles, both single-handed and as crew. He has studied yoga for over 18 years. Michelle is a certified yoga and breath work instructor. Terri is a highly experienced, charter yacht chef. Come sailing on Guinevere in the Bahamas and take home wonderful memories.
6 guests in 3 ensuite cabins, crew in 4th ensuite cabin.
Guinevere Crew Profile
Captain Renald Guindon
Ren is from picturesque Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. The Canadian city is on the St. Marys River with access to the Great Lakes. Ren started boating even before he started school. He and his family spent as much time as possible out on the water. He says, “We were a family of four boys. My Father always had us on a boat. I built my first sailboat, actually converted a rowboat into a sailboat, when I was in the 5th Grade. I have always loved sailing and being on the water. I want others to have as great an experience sailing as I do.”
Sailing may have been Ren’s first passion, but he has pursued other interests with equal vigor. Watersports of course, kayaking, paddle boarding, parasailing, diving, and free diving. He is quite musical; sang in the choir, played drums in a band, and plays the ukulele. He has studied yoga for 18 years and is dedicated to the practice. Friends describe him as funny, outgoing and calm. It is the perfect balance for a charter captain. He is a wonderful host who can remain composed in any situation.
Ren’s favorite destination on earth is the Bahamas. These islands rise out of the most beautiful waters and offer the best beaches in the world. He makes every effort not to miss a single detail that will lead to the best possible experience for his guests. As the Captain and host aboard GUINEVERE, Ren eagerly shares his life on board, his yoga practice, his ukulele repertoire and his favorite island spots to create an unforgettable charter vacation.
Mate/Hostess Michelle Amiel
Michelle grew up in the suburbs of Montreal, Canada, with an older brother and younger sister. She was always very active outdoors; camping, fishing, skiing, and horseback riding. She was also a lifeguard at a young age and was awarded Queen of her hometown. She was a volunteer working with children and seniors and took young children annually to a French Immersion Riding Camp to learn French.
Michelle spent as much time as possible away from urban life, in the wilderness and on the beaches. Eventually, she moved to Vancouver Canada to live in the mountains and to be closer to the ocean. She says, ´In Vancouver I sailed monohulls. I prefer the energy of the water and the simple peaceful life it offers to be on a sailboat.” She has a degree in dental hygiene and worked in this industry for thirty years. She is also a yoga instructor and holds a Yoga Teachers Certificate, and coaches breathing, wellness, leadership, and a healthy lifestyle.
Michelle enjoys a high-level of personal involvement with her guests. Friends describe her as personable, patient and kind, which is why so many of her guests become lifelong friends. She is an excellent guide and instructor for yoga, snorkeling, free diving, breathing, meditation, aromatherapy, and preparing healthy smoothies and foods. Her motto: Why wait, do it now! The Bahamas beckon.
Chef Melinda Meaney
Melinda was born in the U.S. and after graduating at the VillaNova University she went on to study and obtained her degree at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, and also obtained a Level One Master of Sommelier Court of US, as well as undertaking Raw Food Chef Training with the famous Chef Nicola Storrent. Melinda quickly discovered that working in the yachting industry allowed her to combine her favorite pastimes, cooking and travel and has spent the last 10 years working on yachts and motor yachts delighting clients with her culinary skills. Her menu results from an inspired fusion of creativity, curiosity and colorful cultures. She incorporates recipes and ingredients from her experiences and training in world cuisine.
Melinda regards herself as an extremely motivated and detail oriented yacht professional. She understands the high level of culinary experience that is expected for owners and their guests and believes organization and cleanliness are of utmost importance for the galley. Creating a menu for special or restricted diets is not a problem, and she’s great with kids on board. Her passion is creating and serving a menu that is so delicious most guests ask for seconds and many ask for recipes. That’s what she calls cuisine worth sharing! Melinda also enjoys creating a warm and approachable environment in the galley for guests that are interested in food.
For a charter experience that is as beautiful as it is unforgettable, charter sailing catamaran GUINEVERE.
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Guinevere Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Apr 30, 2019||May 07, 2019||Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*|
|May 10, 2019||Nov 30, 2019||Unavailable: Exumas, Bahamas* to Annapolis, MD*|
Guinevere Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $13,000
High price: $17,500
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Yacht terms: All Inclusive
An all-inclusive charter covers all provisioning and running expenses. This includes a captain and crew that is fully trained and committed to your safety and enjoyment of your trip. A chef will provide the kind of exceptional, personalized meal preparation that you would expect of a five-star restaurant. The listed rate may not include all local taxes, premium beverages or scuba activities. Inquire for more information.
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Guinevere Guest Reviews
Ren was a pleasure as our host. He was right there for anything we needed. He answered the many questions my son and husband had about the beautiful catamaran. The beds were so comfortable I actually woke up and didn´t know where I was for a second. We had a much needed peaceful break from reality and loved every minute of it. So from Glen, Alexandra, Glen Jr and our friend Margie we thank you for a wonderful stay. Alexandra
Life on a catamaran
Despite the changes to our travel plans, and the crew were so accommodating. The catamaran was in fantastic condition for us and Ren was a super captain. There was plenty of space for everyone. Breakfast was a delightful bonus! We enjoyed staying on Guinevere and learning more about life on a catamaran and sailing in general. Ren was very gracious about our daily schedules which took us on and off the boat several times. We look forward to crossing paths with Ren & Chef in the future. Kelley and young Family from York SC.
The boat is a beautiful catamaran. The bedrooms are a decent size for the boat, and having a private bath for each bedroom is very nice. You are on a boat, so you´ll have to be considerate about water usage and take fast showers, but it´s hard to get a more comfortable boat stay. The common areas are fantastic and we did not want to leave the boat really, it was such a great time hanging out on the water and watching the sunsets. Capt Ren is very nice and helpful in all aspects and we had a phenomenal time. Stefan
We enjoyed a beautiful day sail with Captain Ren! The boat was lovely; very clean, comfortable, and well appointed. We were made to feel right at home! Ren was so wonderful with our kids, patiently answering questions about the boat, letting them help him steer the boat, and was delighted to let them (safely) climb around and enjoy. We had a beautiful sail and swim! What a wonderful day! Thank you! Abigail
Charter guests want to return
Awesome awesome awesome! My husband and I stayed with another couple it could not have been better. Ren went above and beyond to make us super comfortable. Our beds were comfy our cabins were so nice it was great to have our own bathrooms and showers. Showers were nice pressure The boat is so beautiful and relaxing! We cannot wait to return! Lauren
Unforgettable experience on Guinevere
Such an amazing stay! We didn’t want to leave and cannot wait to return. Ren was an absolute pleasure to have with us. A truly unique and unforgettable experience. Thank you!!!
Kendra and family, Ada, Michigan
What an awesome trip to Newport and it had a lot to do with our awesome home on the water, The Guinevere. Captain Ren was an amazing host to us and our four kids (ages 14, 12, 10 and 8). The boat was brand new and the cabins were very well kept. We loved hanging out on the boat watching TV, reading and teaching Captain Ren how to play UNO. The kids also loved learning how to drive the dingy to and from shore under Captain Ren´s supervision. No better way to experience Newport!! Steven
An amazing boat. The crew were nice and easy to communicate with.
Ian from San Clemente, CA
Staying on the boat was fantastic. From morning swims to evening sunsets, it felt like a true vacation to spend 3 days living on a beautiful sailboat in the Newport Harbor. Ren was a great captain. He picked us up with our luggage from the dock and got us well oriented for staying on the boat. Breakfast was delicious (coffee/tea, juice, yogurt, granola, muffins, and fresh fruit). Staying on the boat was easy to get accustomed to. The boat is gorgeous, far and away the fanciest boat I´ve ever been aboard. Each of the 3 rooms has a large bed that easily sleeps 2. Each room also had its own bathroom with shower and small storage area. Like all boats, spaces are smaller but we had ample room for all 4 of us guests and our belongings. Such a special experience! 5 stars.
Ren was very gracious and accepted our party like friends from the beginning. The boat is amazing, beautiful and functional. It was quite a treat to be on the water in the mornings for breakfast and for the evening sunsets! The boat has everything you need, I am glad we didn´t miss this unique opportunity. Stefan
Staying with Ren on the Guinevere was the best decision we could have made during our stay in Newport. We were in town to check out the Folk Festival, which we´d been attending for many years, and this was probably the best hotel/rental experience we´ve had so far. The logistics of getting to and forth to the boat and festival with all of our belongings seemed like it would be a complicated process, but Ren made it so simple and actually became a very enjoyable part of the process. We went into the long weekend knowing exactly where to park in town (for free) and where to meet. Ren was the most gracious host; He prepared us a delicious, healthy breakfast every morning while we jumped off the back of the boat to start our day. He was very pleasant to talk to and spend time with on the boat, plus he makes a mean cup of coffee ;). The boat is large enough that we all had plenty of privacy whenever it was desired. The catamaran trampoline is a great place for watching distant thunderstorms! The catamaran itself is very stable, even in rougher waters/storms. I can´t say enough positive things about Ren and crew and our entire experience staying with them. 10/10 would recommend. Jeff and family
Staying onboard the luxury Guinevere provided us the perfect stay for our weekend in Annapolis. Ren was an excellent host but wouldn´t expect anything less from a fellow Canadian. His friendly disposition and accommodating nature provided us with an exceptional experience aboard his vessel. It was conveniently situated near the downtown core, making travel to and from the yacht easy and convenient. We couldn´t ask for a better view of the harbour whether directly from our cabin or during breakfast on the aft deck. We would definitely charter again and look forward to another visit. Todd
Newport - August
We had a fantastic time in Newport! Staying on the boat was truly a great experience and our teenage kids loved it. We enjoyed spending time on board admiring the scenic views of Newport harbor. Ren was an amazing host, always very thoughtful and considerate. Breakfast was delicious. We highly recommend this original way of discovering Newport. Gaile and family, London