La Speranza Description
This gorgeous 2020 50´ Lagoon sailing catamaran´s starboard side is occupied by a huge king master stateroom that sleeps two lucky passengers. A large queen cabin and a midship queen birth share an ensuite bathroom on the port side of the vessel. The king-sized bathroom on board is very roomy, and both guest bathrooms feature their own private ensuite toilets with electric heads, vanities, and showers. The king and queen rooms, as well as the yacht, both offer incredible natural light, excellent ventilation, and completely air-conditioned places, according on the wishes of the guests. The salon provides ample room for groups to gather or for two or one person to find a quiet spot to unwind. Up to six people can be seated comfortably for eating or relaxing. The breezy fly bridge is a crowd favorite and can accommodate all guests. The aft exterior offers outdoor dining for up to six guests with plenty of top deck seats, a lounge area in front of the helm, and a front lower deck lounging area behind the trampolines. La Speranza is a perfect example of a luxurious Caribbean charter vessel! TOYS: 1 Stand Up Paddle Boards, Snorkeling Gear, 1 Floating Mat, 3 Extra Large Bow Bean Bags, & Onshore Games.
Cruising Area of La Speranza
3 extra large bow bean bags
Lobster tickle stick
Suitable for up to 4-6 guests (see layout). 5th and 6th guests must be comfortable sharing a head with another guest cabin.
La Speranza Crew Profile
Chef / First Mate
Capt. Jack Maher
Jack was born and raised in Northern Virginia and grew up sailing and boating on the Potomac River and Chesapeake bay. He always knew that a “traditional” or “regular” lifestyle wasn´t for him. In 2015, after graduating high school, he decided to turn his love and passion for the water into a career and signed on as crew to a traditional sailing ship and took a voyage across the ocean that changed his life forever. He completed his captains license course in 2018 and moved to Key West, Florida the following year to further pursue his career in the maritime industry. Over the past 4 years he has captained multiple modern and classic sailing yachts, traveling up and down the east coast of the U.S. and to the Caribbean. Outside of chartering, he spends his time windsurfing, cycling, and doing yoga. Jack is passionate about creating memorable charter experiences through sailing, water sports, snorkeling and hiking.
Chef Sidney Anderson
Sidney grew up in a very small town in Minnesota. She came from humble upbringings, eating whatever they could afford. Her memories of cooking started before she could see the counter top, knowing that if you wanted to spend time with the family, you did it in the kitchen. She and her dad would experiment and make whatever they could. Recipes were only suggestions and there were no such thing as mistakes. After her dads garden started growing she learned the real value of fresh food, sparking even more interest. When she was in high school, she´d ditch a lot with friends, only to end up in the kitchen where she would make them a delicious meal. From the start, Sidney has paved her own path without many rules or guidelines. Her ability to problem solve and go beyond the conventional box of modern day “shoulds and shouldn´ts” as given her the creative freedom to “measure with her heart” and make mistakes that turn into her next “I don´t know, but it´s good” meal. When Sidney turned 19, she left Minnesota and moved to many different places to discover the world beyond what little she knew. Along the way she found sailing, this became another passion. After 5 years she now has her 100 ton masters license and over 10,000 offshore nautical miles. During one of her past deliveries on an 80ft traditionally rigged wooden sail boat, the cook fell through. She couldn´t bear seeing everyone struggle to feed themselves daily and stepped in to do both her job as deckhand and cook. In a leaky galley with a half broken stove she successfully feed her hungry crew of tall ship sailors then would head on deck to start her watch. This experience transitioned over into some high end charters on the same wood yacht from 1939. Today she is excited and proud to say she can make a living doing not one but two of her many passions, while grounding herself in the mentality that making food is fun, sailing is fun, and life should be fun too, no matter what ingredients you have in your pantry
La Speranza CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
La Speranza Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|May 26, 2023||Jun 04, 2023||Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|Jun 24, 2023||Jul 01, 2023||Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|Jul 03, 2023||Jul 10, 2023||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jul 28, 2023||Oct 31, 2023||Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable|
|Dec 20, 2023||Dec 27, 2023||Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|Feb 15, 2024||Feb 20, 2024||Hold: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|Jun 15, 2024||Jun 22, 2024||Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
La Speranza Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $17,700(normal rate)
High price: $22,000(normal rate)
La Speranza Special Offer!
Offer: 20% discount for charters booked and completed on La Speranza between now and July 31st, 2023. This special cannot be combined with other offers.
Old price: $17,700 - $22,000 / week
New price: $14,160 - $17,600 / week (Save: $3,540 - $4,400 / week)
Minimum nights: 5
Travel before: Jul/31/2023
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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, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.
ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS
CURRENT SPECIAL: Charters booked and completed on LA SPERANZA between now and July 31st, 2023 will receive a 20% reduction off of the current charter rate. For the discount to apply, the charter must have a minimum of 5 nights. This special cannot be combined with other offers.
This vessel is legal to conduct charters in the BVI
Preferred pick up is St. Thomas. BVI pick ups are possible but limited to 7 per season.
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 5 nights
FOR LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTERS:
For 6 nights, divide by 7N X 6N. For less than 6 nights, divide by 6N X number of nights.
BVI PORT FEE: B.V.I. customs and cruising permit fees are included in the rate.
SUBTRACT $150 per person from weekly rate : Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners. Requires all other meals on shore at client expense.
2@$17,700 | 3@$18,300 | 4@$18,900 | 5@$19,500 | 6@$20,100
SUBTRACT $75 per person from weekly rate : Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner at client expense.
2@$17,850 | 3@$18,525 | 4@$19,200 | 5@$19,875 | 6@$20,550
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.
Christmas & New Year, 7 night minimum, Flat rate 2-6 guests, Full-board only:
Christmas 2023: $27,500 Must start 12/27 or later.
New Year´s 2023: $27,500; Must start 12/28 or later.
La Speranza Guest Reviews
Captain Jack and Chef Sidney, thank you both for the trip of a lifetime! I know we mentioned this before, but we were a little nervous about this trip from past experiences, but it really has exceeded our expectations in every possible way. We have probably never enjoyed ourselves this much on a vacation, and that is all due to the hard work, focus on detail and generosity, and pure kindness on your parts. Every destination was better than the last. Every meal absolutely blew us away. We really will miss both of “y´all” so much! Thank you both for everything. Love Sarah, Scotty, Caroline, & Luke.
Where do we begin? Y´all made this trip truly unforgettable! We could sense immediately that we were in the very best hands! The boat fit our family so well! Jack, you took us to some amazing spots and we really all enjoyed every single one of them! Sid, the food was unforgettable! Delicious and the presentation was always so beautiful! You both have such an amazing disposition for this! We absolutely lucked our getting you two for our trip! Thank you, thank you for the level of care you both gave us for this trip! It was perfect! We hope to see you both again! Thank you!
What an incredible trip! We started this voyage not knowing how fantastic captain captain (Jack) and crew (Sid) we would have. You guys have made it wonderful for all of us. Everything was perfect. From the delicious meals, to the water sports, to the beautiful views, and all the laughs. It was an amazing trip. I would give you guys a 5-star review any day of the week! Thank you for being so accommodating, and making this trip so memorable. Hope to see you guys again, stay safe. Best, Trent.
What an amazing experience we had. Thanks for making our trip so memorable. Sid´s food was amazing, thanks for going the extra mile and making my son his 9th birthday cake. We hope to see you both soon!
Sad to leave! Scott and I really enjoyed sailing around the BVI. It was a very relaxing way for the second leg of our vacation. Truly we were stuffed the entire trip from all the good meals. Sid made and not wanting to miss any. From the first day with our stop at Indian Caves for snorkeling til the last day hanging out in the giant claim floatie off of Jost Van Dyke it´s been an adventure. It´s hard to choose a favorite memory but I´d say it was eating the monster lobster in Anegada and swimming wit the three sea turtles off of Jost Can Dyke. Hard to pick, but my favorite meal was definitely the fish cakes with peanut noodles. YUM! Scott´s favorite memory was jumping off of the cut. Thank you for the wonderful memories!
Hi Jack and Sidney,
Thank you very much for your email and lovely photos. We had an absolutely brilliant time with you and were very sad when it came to an end. Thank you so much for looking after us so magnificently - it was a huge amount of work for you both and we really appreciated it. Sidney, the food you prepared for us for was truly wonderful and we loved every meal. Arranging and preparing it all out at sea was a huge undertaking and it all came together absolutely perfectly.
We so appreciated having everything taken care of by you guys so we could totally relax and enjoy spending every moment with ‘baby’ Harry (we’ll be calling him that when he’s 40). Exploring the ruins in the jungle, cavorting around on perfect beaches, swimming with turtles (and that friendly shark), and messing around on the lily-pad/leaping off the boat - these are the stuff of childhood memories and exactly what we wanted from this trip. Great itinerary guys! Thank you also for Harry’s presents (very sweet of you) and for making such a fuss of him. It really did feel as if we were amongst family.
Keep in touch, and we do very much hope to see you both again - here, there, or somewhere in between. The guest barn awaits!
Mark, Sally and Harry x
We were very pleased with everything associated with our charter, the crew, the boat and the destination.
1.Crew Friendliness: Both Sid and Jack were personable and we got to know them well over the course of our 7 day charter. Jack, answered my countless questions about the boat and sailing and Sid was always ready to help no matter what it was.
2. Crew knowledge: We found the crew very knowledgeable on our destination, the US Virgin Islands, all the sights, attractions and best mooring spots. Sid and Jack were well versed on the operation of the boat and worked well as a team in all phases of its operational.
3.Quality of service: Everything was topnotch, Lisa and I frequently would say ´we were so glad that we selected to do a charter.
4. Professionalism of crew: It was clear that Sid and Jack enjoyed what they do and it showed in the their professionalism and personable level of service they provided.
5.Value of cost of charter: We feel that doing the charter was a great value. We originally were going to get a hotel, rent a car and tour around by ourselves. But because of the logistics around doing this we considered a charter. We did not select the charter initially because of value but for convenience. In the end Lisa and I both felt the charter was a great value, when factoring in lodging, food, transportation, fuel, sightseeing and the overall fun factor.
6. On-Board Cuisine: We had almost all of our meals On-Board. All of the meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner were different offering great variety. The meals were well prepared, tasty and artfully presented. Lisa has a salt-free diet restrictions and Sid did a great job in the meal preparation to accommodate this.
7.Destination/Location: The main initiative to visit the US VI was to see the National Park on St John Island. They positioned the boat so that we were able to see everything in the park we wanted to see. Also we were able to coordinate doing the reef trail hike, in the down hill direction, and having the boat pick us up off the beach after the hike.
8.Water Sports: Our main water sport was snorkeling and we did it everyday some days at several locations. We also sailed to St Croix and back which was a fantastic experience we will not forget.
9.Overall satisfaction: Both Lisa and I loved everything about the charter, our biggest issue is that we can´t wait to do it again in other interesting destinations.
Thanks to everyone,-Lisa and Lothar”