Pelican Description

This fun-filled 58´ Voyage sailing catamaran offers 5 luxury queen berths with dry heads. The cabins and yacht both offer wonderful natural lighting and great ventilation plus fully air-conditioned depending on the guests´ desires. The salon will seat all guests in comfort for lounging or dining plus with numerous lounging areas, there is plenty of space for gathering as a group or finding a private place to relax. The aft exterior offers alfresco dining for all guests along with spacious deck seating and lounge areas on the bow. TOYS: 2 Stand Up Paddle Boards, Snorkeling Gear, Tubes, 1 2-Person Kayak, Floating Mats, 2 Sea Scooters, 1 Adult Water Ski Set, 1 Kids Water Ski Set, 1 Wakeboard, 2 Fishing Rods & Onshore Games. DIVING: Offered Rendezvous Only

Cruising Area of Pelican

Currently available for USVI only chartersInquire for more information
Pref. Pick-upAYH
Other Pick-upYHG
Summer PortVirgin Islands / Grenadines / Windward
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortVirgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Specification

Length58 Feet
Beam31 Feet
Draft5.6 Feet
Built2002
Refit2009
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
HairdryerYes
Num Hatch29
Guest Smoketransoms
Children AllowedYes
Min Child Age5 years, Water savvy pref´d
InverterYes
Voltages110
Ice MakerYes
Generator2
Max Speed14Knots
Cruising Speed8 Knots
Fuel Consumption2 US Gall/Hr
Range1000NM
Turnaround48 hrs, Inquire for 24
EnginesShe has two 75Hp propulsion engines and two generators for redundancy and reliability. There´s a large-capacity water-maker, and icemaker in the salon

Accommodations

Guests10
Cabins5
Crew2
Queen5
Showers5
Wash Basins5
Heads5
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads5
Accommodation Details
5 Luxury Queen Berths with dry heads
AC in each cabin with independent control
Toiletries supplied for each cabin
Complimentary wireless internet access

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)15 ft
Dinghy Hp70
Dinghy Pax12
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
Sea ScootersYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
2-Man Kayak2
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim Platforms2 transoms
Boarding LadderTransoms
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear Type2x Trolling Rods and 1 spinnin
Fishing Rods3
Other Toys
NEW UPGRADES FOR THE 2022/2023 SEASON

New main sail and Genoa
New 70 hp dinghy motor
New 105# mantis anchor w/ 240 feet 10mm chain
10x10 bote inflatable dock and 6 bote deck chairs
2 new paddle boards
3 person towable water toy
New 105 liter dometic cooler in the cockpit
New touch screen chart plotter
New radar
New auto pilot
New rain man watermaker 40 gpa
New inverter/ charger
New 24v charger on engine
All lighting changed out to LED cockpit, salon and cabins
New wire in the mast, lights and antenna
Complete service of engines/ sail drives and both gensets
Bottom paint/ we were scheduled for painting the hulls, but the painter flaked out. We did a good polish and wax. Next year hull paint.
Painted interior and cockpit, everything that is not gelcoat.
New mattress pads, pillows and linens
All new interior art and decor
New cockpit shades
Recover cockpit cushions
Reupholster salon seating and stools/ navy blue
New range/ oven
New drawer dishwasher
New londeck interior floor, Redo floor caulking .
Clean and paint bilges
Repair leak in stbd water tank,,, pain in the butt job!!!
Inspected and reseated all connections on the black water systems, new joker valves all around.
4 each; regulators, bcd, tanks. Giving up 8 very good scuba sets and 12 tanks
4 underwater scooters
Assorted snorkel gear

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Regulators8
Diving Info
This yacht offers rendezvous diving only

Equipment onboard:
12 tanks
9 BCD´s
6 regulators
Masks
Fins
Weights

Entertainment

Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes
Books20
Other Entertainment
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.

Cuisine

Din-in10
Special DietsYes
KosherInq
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes

Pelican Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainCasey Laaro
Born1994
SpeaksEnglish
Years Sailing20
Years Chartering2
License100T USCG, STCW
Angela Wilt
Angela WiltChef / First Mate
Born1995
Years Sailing10
Years Chartering2
License100 ton Near Coastal Master´s License 200 ton Near Coasta


Captain Casey

As a prior captain of historic sailing vessels, Casey brings a wealth of maritime history and a unique perspective to your cruising experience. Casey´s passion for boating began as a young student participating in a sail training program aboard the 137ft sailing vessel Denis Sullivan of his hometown, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Growing from that exposure, Casey has since enjoyed 11 years of magnificent tall ship sailing, traversing the East and West coasts of the U.S., as well as 4 of the 5 Great Lakes, and the Caribbean. While aboard tall ships, Casey has cultivated a love of sharing exceptional sailing adventures with his guests. He also enjoys a broad appreciation for various cultures, experiences, and cuisines, and is not afraid of showing his culinary enthusiasm in the galley as well.

Whether he is firing off a 50 pound cannon during a historic reenactment, or a flame grilled captain´s burger for your charter, Casey is sure to make a booming impact on your trip. With his 100ton USCG license, STCW certificate, and copious offshore sailing experience, Casey is ready to show your company all the relaxation and excitement of a sailing vacation in the beautiful USVIs.

He and his new wife, Angela look forward to providing your group with a sailing experience to touch your soul, just as the sea has touched theirs.


Chef Angela

Angela started her life´s journey on the Chesapeake Bay, crabbing and oystering with her grandfather. She then found true love in the sea and her partner, Casey, through a career on tall ships. From guiding students through the act of sailing a 200 year old vessel, to dishing up a hearty and delicious offshore meal, she has found joy in every aspect of a water based lifestyle. Her nautical culinary voyage has taken her from cooking in the beautiful Nantucket Sound, to shaking up a delicious Caribbean Hurricane Cocktail on Lake Erie.

With a familial background in local agriculture, in addition to water keeping, Angela enjoys incorporating local fresh produce into her creations. She finds herself browsing farmers´ markets wherever she goes, and appreciates the variety of bright colors and flavors brought forth by the freshest ingredients.

Angela and Casey met each other six years ago aboard the 122ft sailing vessel Lynx and have become an un-sinkable team since. They are both USCG certified 100 ton Captains with sailing endorsements. As such, they each take part in the responsibilities of both sailing and cooking up magnificent fare on the vessel. While Angela takes the helm of the galley most often, she is not afraid to take the helm of the boat for an adventurous spin.

This dynamic couple greatly enjoys sharing their fantastic sea stories, and looks forward to inviting you aboard to cultivate memories of your own!


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Pelican Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Dec 04, 2022Dec 11, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 19, 2022Dec 26, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 27, 2022Jan 03, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 25, 2023Jan 30, 2023Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Mar 05, 2023Mar 11, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 13, 2023Mar 17, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 31, 2023Apr 06, 2023Booked: Owner Use to Owner Use
Apr 07, 2023Apr 14, 2023Booked: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
May 19, 2023Jun 03, 2023Booked: Owner Use - St. Thomas to Owner Use - St. Thomas
Aug 01, 2023Oct 31, 2023Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable
Jan 06, 2024Jan 14, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

Pelican Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $20,000

High price: $26,500


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax10 Pax
2022/23 Winter$20,000$20,500$21,000$21,500$22,000$22,500$23,000$25,500$26,500
2023 Summer$20,000$20,500$21,000$21,500$22,000$22,500$23,000$25,500$26,500

Yacht terms: All Inclusive*
*Cruising Permits, Fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all locations. Please inquire about rates and customary fees.

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.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Pelican.

Pelican Guest Reviews

June 2019 guests wrote:

The vacation of a lifetime for the ten of us! Beautiful islands, great beaches and coves, incredible diving and snorkeling and fanatics accommodations aboard the S/V Pelican. To quote one of our teenage sailors the meals were “out of this word insanely incredible.” He especially loved Ms. Autumn’s desserts. Our group is from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and have been planning this adventure for over a year and Shawn and Autumn never disappointed, they were the most attentive, caring and courteous host and hostess we could have ever asked for!
We loved every second of our incredible Caribbean experience with the crew of the S/V Pelican!

Sincerely,
Dawn and Jerry of the notorious “Mississippi Amigos”

June 2019 guests wrote:

We celebrated our 40th birthday with Shawn and Autumn onboard the Pelican. The boat was perfect for our group, so many activities, inviting common areas, and two huge hammocks where I spent most of my days! The rooms were much larger then we expected and the boat was clean and well maintained. The itinerary itself was everything we could have asked for, from massages on Scrub Island to visiting the Rum Distillery on Tortola, we loved every minute. The views were amazing and we LOVED each spot. The absolute best part of the trip was the hospitality of Autumn and Shawn. Every single meal felt like we were at a gourmet restaurant and the Painkillers made by Autumn were the best we had on the trip! Shawn and Autumn were the best hosts that we could ask for! Shawn was an amazing Captain, but he really came through helping our group with their fist ocean diving experiences. 10/10 stars isn´t enough. This was a vacation of a lifetime. We miss Shawn and Autumn!! - Krysten

Late May, 2019, guests aboard catamaran PELICAN wrote:

Late May, 2019, guests aboard catamaran PELICAN wrote:
I am sorry that it took me so long to reply. I was slammed with work after vacation. Our vacation was amazing and Shawn and Autumn were incredible. Here is our review:
We celebrated our 40th birthday with Shawn and Autumn onboard the Pelican. The boat was perfect for our group, so many activities, inviting common areas, and two huge hammocks where I spent most of my days! The rooms were much larger then we expected and the boat was clean and well maintained. The itinerary itself was everything we could have asked for, from massages on Scrub Island to visiting the Rum Distillery on Tortola, we loved every minute. The views were amazing and we LOVED each spot. The absolute best part of the trip was the hospitality of Autumn and Shawn. Every single meal felt like we were at a gourmet restaurant and the Painkillers made by Autumn were the best we had on the trip! Shawn and Autumn were the best hosts that we could ask for! Shawn was an amazing Captain, but he really came through helping our group with their fist ocean diving experiences. 10/10 stars isn´t enough. This was a vacation of a lifetime. We miss Shawn and Autumn!!

March 2019 guests wrote

They say teamwork makes the dream work. After spending the last 7 days with Autumn and Shawn that saying could never be more true. For 7 days, our lives were a dream come true because those two put all of their energy and heart into every aspect of our trip... I didn’t think it was possible to relax like this!
Natalie

Early April, 2018, guests aboard catamaran PELICAN wrote:

Just wanted to send you a short note about our BVI charter. Paul and Kristen were awesome. The trip in itself was great and very worth it but the two of them took it over the top. Please relay our feelings to the boat owners also. I am speaking for all eight of us that went on the charter. We have highly recommended both your company and the boat and crew to our friends.

Thanks,
Tom

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