Shangri La Description

Beautiful new 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. 3 large queen cabins each with private en-suite bath (electric head, wash basic and stall shower).

Cruising Area of Shangri La

Pref. Pick-upYHG
Other Pick-upBVI, limit 7
Summer PortVirgin Islands
Winter PortVirgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands


Length52 Feet
Beam28.8 Feet
Draft5.1 Feet
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Num HatchLots
Guest SmokeYes, after scoop steps only pl
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeNone, we love children
Voltages110v via adapter
Water MakerYes, 50GPH
Water Capacity1,776 per day
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Generator17.5 Kw & 3Kw backup
Turnaround24 hrs
Engines2x Yanmar 80hp Diesels 17.5 Kw generator 3000w inverter Volatage 110v via adapter
WiFi: Unlimited


Wash Basins4
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
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 deck. 3 large queen cabins each with private en-suite bath (electric head, wash basin and stall shower).

Port & Strb Front Cabin, Port Back Cabin:
160cm X 205cm
63´ X 81´
5.3´ X 6.7´


Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
CDsOnboard sy
Board GamesYes
Other Entertainment
European Coffee and Espresso machine
Karaoke on Board


Special DietsYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14´ RIB center console
Dinghy Hp50hp
Dinghy Pax8
Snorkel GearYes
Wake BoardYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsScoop steps
Boarding Ladderoff scoop steps, s/s
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeDeep sea rods, artificial bait
Deep Sea FishingYes
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
Floating lounge - great for cocktails
Bocce Balls
Pool Bar
2 beanbags
2 Kayak Paddles to use the SUP as a kayak

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Shangri La Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainKeith Cressman
LicenseUSCG 100T
CrewAmanda Hyatt

Captain Keith grew up boating, fishing, and waterskiing on the lakes in South Dakota and Minnesota. He was bitten by the sailing bug as a teenager; he first sailed a Sunfish14 and a Hobie Cat 16 on Big Stone Lake in South Dakota of all places! He is an accomplished freshwater and saltwater angler. As a youth he marveled at the adventures of Jacques Cousteau and “Calypso” and dreamed of becoming a scuba diver. Now he shares his love of diving by leading tours as PADI Divemaster.

In 1998 he joined friends on bareboat charter in the BVI and discovered his “sailor within”! His passion for sailing led him to dream of owning his own yacht. In 2002, he put a picture of a 43´ Jeanneau Decks Salon on his refrigerator – 18 months later, he bought “Daddy´s Girl” – a sister ship of the one depicted on his fridge! In 2005, he earned his USCG Captain´s license and began delivering yachts along the Atlantic coast and between the US and the Caribbean, gathering over 50,000 blue water miles. Keith has had the pleasure of skippering luxury yacht charters in the Chesapeake Bay and the Caribbean. Keith enjoys helping others discover their own “sailor within” and hone their skills. Keith is entering his third year as a luxury term charter yacht captain with Paradise Yacht Management in the Virgin Islands.

Keith also has a hospitality background; he loves grilling and bartending. He takes great pride in delivering an exceptional experience to guests. He is an accomplished amateur sous chef, mixologist, and oenophile.

Hailing from Virginia Beach, VA, Amanda was born and raised by the sea, and introduced to the water at an early age at her grandparents lake house and also sailing the Chesapeake on her uncle´s sloop. This inspired her to take to a life on the sea after college brought her to Florida. She has spent the last three years working on sailing catamarans, which have taken her across the Atlantic, up the east coast and all around the Caribbean. All the while she developed her love of cooking and refined her culinary knowledge at the Ashburton Chef´s Academy in Devon, England.

She is passionate about healthful and delicious meals, trying to source only the best ingredients from local and organic sources. Her creative flair is always present working with what is available to provide comforting, wholesome, and satisfying fare with island infusions, and exciting flavors from different parts of the world. With knowledge of vegan and raw food traditions, stepping out of the box is easy for her to do. Although catering traditional meals in a nutritious and delicious way is what she enjoys best!

As a PADI Rescue Diver, and watersports enthusiast, Amanda loves to encourage her guests in the water be it snorkeling, paddleboarding, wakeboarding, kayaking, surfing, or kiteboarding! Her kind and gentle demeanor makes it easy for her to understand what guests need and want to make their vacation exemplary, all while they relax onboard in between unforgettable meals, sunsets, and their favorite sundowners! Keep Calm and Sail On!

Shangri La Calendar

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Shangri La Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jul 19, 2021Jul 25, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 26, 2021Oct 31, 2021Unavailable: Saint Thomas, USVI* to Saint Thomas, USVI*
Nov 04, 2021Nov 11, 2021Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 04, 2021Dec 11, 2021Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Dec 27, 2021Jan 03, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 29, 2022Feb 05, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 11, 2022Mar 18, 2022Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Mar 26, 2022Apr 02, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
May 14, 2022May 21, 2022Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
May 28, 2022Jun 04, 2022Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Nov 12, 2022Nov 26, 2022Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*

Shangri La Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $21,500

High price: $26,000

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2021 Summer$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500$26,000
2021/22 Winter$21,500$22,250$23,000$23,750$24,500
2022 Summer$21,500$22,250$23,000$23,750$24,500
2022/23 Winter$21,500$22,250$23,000$23,750$24,500

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 Shangri La.

Shangri La Guest Reviews

April 2021 - broker provided survey

How was your satisfaction with...

1. Crew Friendliness: Great
2. Crew Knowledge: Great
3. Quality of Service: Great
4. The Professionalism of Crew: Great
5. Value of the Cost + Expenses Charter: OK
6. On-Board Cuisine: Great
7. Destination / Location: Good
8. Variety & Quality of Water-Sports Equipment: Good
9. Overall Satisfaction: Great

What was the most memorable highlight of your yacht charter vacation? The entire Trip was very good.

April 2021

Captain Keith , Chef Amanda,
We have enjoyed our 9 days with you both on Shangri La. It was a memorable holiday for us
and you both were most pleasant, attentive and kind to us all. Thank you for that.
Maybe we see you again.

Thank you very much!

Kayhan, Pinar, Omer Karabey
New York/Southampton/Istanbul

Easter 2021

We are wrapping up a wonderful journey, sailing with you and the warm and hospitable
Caribbean Sea. Our Captain has been blessed with good winds, our chef has seduced us with
her culinary musings. Our paths crossed for a few days, full of generosity, thoughtful attention,
and care.

Thank you again for the time shared and a time of gifts. God’s speed on your next journey - the
truth and joy of life is in it. The journey, not the destination.

-The AXXXXX Family

March 2021

As we wind down this unbelievable excursion or shall I say, escape, I’d describe it as a once in
a lifetime experience. So much more than a trip or a vacation. Whether it be fabulous
accommodations (boat - Shangri La itself), the breath taking water and National Park setting, or
the exceptional crew - Captain Keith and Chef Amanda, it truly combined to be the greatest
mentally and emotionally uplifting experience.

The memories we have made will with stay with us forever - the laughs, the conversations, the
sailing! The snorkeling, the tubing!!

Captain Keith and Chef Amanda were there at every turn making sure we had any and all we
needed and were enjoying every moment. Many thanks to you both!
We hope to make it aboard again!!

Melanie and Lee
-Nashville, TN

March 2021

We had an extraordinary experience! Fabulous service, Captain Keith and Chef Amanda always
present and filling our wishes from our minds “even my strange habits of coffee with nonfat
milk and non flat” water. Chef Amanda always on the go preparing the most delicious dishes.
Captain Keith always up for some fun! Thank you for taking care of the kids and allowing them
to have the time of their life!

“I am not a woman of words, but being a German, I mean what I say and keep to my words
and promises.”

-Edina, David, & Luke

Great time!!! Loved the drinks! Would come again.
-Barron (age 10)

March 2021

We had an amazing week on Shangri La! Captain Keith and Chef Amanda kept us safe and full!
Amanda’s cooking was amazing. Everything was delicious. The challenge of feeding 7
individuals with very different tastes was not an easy task!
Every day was a new adventure. Captain Keith made sure that we had just what we needed.
Three generations together on the Shangri La will long be remembered by all!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Feb 2021

Our first family boat trip and Wow, it blew away any expectation. Captain Keith and Chef Amanda are incredible. With a vegan and one picky eater, they made sure every meal was catered to each person’s liking. The food is 5 star! Mahi mahi, pad Thai, Caribbean chicken salad and desserts that never stopped! Plenty of activities and Capt. Keith always happy to do anything at any time. He picks the perfect locations and ensures everyone is happy! Daily drinks (especially the painkillers) and afternoon snacks were a hit. Always refreshing and very tasty! Capt. Keith and Amanda never stop moving, never stop caring for our experience. They are the ultimate hosts! Always building interesting conversation and full of local information. We could not have asked for a better family trip and assure you we will be back! Thank you thank you for the wonderful memories we will forever cherish!
All the best, Tim, Leslie, Quinlyn, Timothy and Luke

Jan 2021

I have decided to call our experience on Shangri La “The Ritz Carlton” of charter boats! Keith
and Amanda are extremely attentive and intuitive to guests. The boat reminded me of being on
a Disney Cruise because of the constant cleaning they do! They keep the boat very organized
and do all the tidying up for you. We will have very special memories from the trip and thank
Keith and Amanda for their kind hospitality!
Food & Drinks: 10/10
Favorites: Fish Tacos, Pad Thai & Rum Punch
-Ashley & Lance

Feb 2021

Kade and I had an amazing adventure on the beautiful Shangri La. Keith and Amanda treated
us like royalty and made sure we had a very custom and uniquely catered experience. We
loved every minute of our time on this boat, and can’t wait to come back. Thank you Keith,
Amanda and Shangri La for a trip we will never forget!
Much Love,
Corey & Kade

Jan 2021

Just finished an amazing breakfast of eggs, bacon swirls, grits, French toast, and mom’s.
Listening to Jerry Jeff Walker. . . trying to extend our trip as long as possible before we start
We had the most amazing trip. So many memories. The most amazing scenery. Celebrating
two milestone birthdays. Incredible food and drink, but the most memorable part of our journey
was our amazing crew, Captain Keith and Chef Amanda, thank you for everything.
Always sailing, always upbeat. Right by our side the whole time.
It’s always about the people. Always.
Thank you for everything. Especially for the cool peppermint cloths. Those were amazing.
Hope to see you again soon. If you are ever in Austin, look us up.
Allan & Maria


On behalf of our group, we want to thank you for a truly amazing experience. Honestly, it was the best vacation we´ve ever had, and much/most can be attributed to you. Everyone felt safe every minute thanks to your skills a competencies. The food was fantastic! You anticipated every one of our needs, stopping a t nothing to find and keep our beer supply stocked. Thank you so much and we hope to be lucky enough to sail with you again soon!
-Kim & Mark

We felt so secure and cared for. What a fine experience to have met you. Thank you, thank you. Bon Voyage!
-Lynn & John

February 2020/Amanda

Thank you so much for a great week of food, sailing, sun, snorkeling, sand, rum, etc. Your hospitality and friendliness helped bring all of us together for an experience that far exceeded our expectations. Thanks again!
-John & Mariya

Thank you for your overwhelming kindness & generosity & hospitality during our trip with you. Most of all thanks for creating memories of a lifetime!!!
-Jennifer & Trip

We had such a wonderful time with you, what a great time! The boat was amazing and you made our trip so special as I was celebrating a 50th birthday! We would do another trip with you any day!
-Sonja & Dave

You took such great care of us and are a lot of fun! Loved Amanda´s cooking, i´ll miss it. Yummy!! Good luck in all of your sailing!
-Sanda & Dave

February 2020/Amanda

You made our adventures onboard memories that will be on ´the best´ list for a lifetime! Amanda, your creativity from the galley reflected exactly how hard you are constantly working, but you do it with ease, style and grace, making us feel so cared for. You were a blessing to each of us in every way. We are leaving truly blessed.
-Cliff & Rebecca

Valentine´s week 2020/Amanda

Thank you for t he incredible adventure to the BVI. You made the week amazing with food, stories, information about the area and planning each day to perfection. I loved every second!

Best sail ever! Best week ever! Best food ever!
Loved every moment with you! So nice to do nothing. Blessings to you and your future. Come see us!
-Gary and Karen

You made us feel like royalty! From the food, the chats, the adventures, and the service! Beyond lovely! May you enjoy many blessings.
-Z & T

June 2019

Dear AJ and Captain Keith
Thank you for showing us such an amazing time and unforgettable adventure. You made our trip so special. your kindness and caring nature shone through like sunshine. We loved all of the beautiful places and delicious food. we have been more spoiled thank you again for making us feel like family. Hope to see you sooner than latter . Next time maybe with out kiddos or not! later Man.
- Cari & Sam

June 2019

we spent an amazing week with best friend and 2 new friends Captain and AJ. We are so truly blessed to experience this amazing 7 days together, from meeting the best cooker in the BVI to some of the best snorkeling @ virgin Gorda. We are so truly blessed to not only experience the love and friendship we have is rare. Such incredible memories we will cherish forever #nauti krew
-Jay,Kendra,Tuisa,Nickand Amanda
´For many are invited, but few are chosen´
happy Bday KC

June 2019

Finding the right words to express our thoughts and emotions is going to be tough. We come aboard thinking this would be an awesome vacation but during the course of our journey we discovered 2 people that will live in or hearts forever! You both have such a heart for making people feel comfortable, happy and above all LOVED! You know the perfect route for us to discover these islands. perfect pace, never felt rushed. The cooking was beyond incredible. The drinks always flowing. Euphoria is an amazing home on the water . Could not have asked for a better vacation. I than god that our paths crossed. Love you both.
-Amy.Ali,Hali &Lucy

June 2019

There aren´t enough thank you to convey our gratitude. You were completely responsible for making James 50th celebration a week that will not be surpassed. Your constant care and kindness absolutely made the trip! from exceptional meals, cocktails(just a few),excursions, attention to every detail, you plan and execute the most amazing experience. We are amazingly grateful and imagine that one day we get to enjoy another adventure led by you. This was truly the best week ever!
many , many thanks yours
nav go take naps!

June 2019

AJ & Captain Keith
Wow what a week! I enjoyed everything ,food, diving and getting to know you guys. I cannot say enough about the food, every meal was awesome. The diving was incredible. Hope to see you guys again before you return.

June 2019

Shit Show 2019
All I can say is wow From the first moment we boarded the beautiful boat captain Keith and AJ. were professional, inviting and a blast to hang with, great conversation ,awesome cocktails and AJ creates culinary masterpieces time and time again. We Cherished our time and look forward to many more to come.
P.S I hope you both have room for some more life long friends! See you soon in Belize, Oklahoma, North Carolina or anywhere else on the planet you want to meet up!

Aka ´Lick´ ´Adonis´ ´Garbage disposal´ etc.

June 2019

Dear AJ & Captain keith
There anent enough words to describe the gratitude we feel towards you two for the making this one of the greatest experiences we´ve had in all of our years of coming here.
You both immediately made us feel like family and the bond we all formed I know will last a lifetime.
Our trip was perfectly planned expertly executed with the most amazing food ever. our cocktails were always full and they truly were better than any beach bar around.
You two are awesome team and are absolute professionals and the best at your craft!!!
Thank you we are leaving here with the best memories that we will never forget.
Until we meet again, Much Love
PS- You must come to visit us ok to.

-Tracy (nutmeg lover)

June 2019

shit show 2019- not a writer but we love you soooooooo much!!!!!
1-you are the best!
2-Can we take you home ?!!!!!
3-Can´t wait to see you again
4-Love you forever and always
- Tracy & Bren

June 2019

shit Show 2019
For whoever is reading this you are about to experience and amazing vacation!! words wont do what is about to happen. Captain Keith and AJ are amazing!!!
To Cap &AJ- love you both and look forward to many more adventures together. You two are such amazing and special people - God blessed this world with with you two!! from wheeler walker to patsy cline- all that needs to be said much love to you both and god bless!!
I will never forget you two nor will my liver!!!

June 2019

AJ& Kieth
We want to thank you for bringing back a happy memory for Karen and I and helping us create a new memory with our family. The accommodations the food and the company were all first class. The BVI is a magical place that will hold a special place in our hearts.

-Ruben& Karen

May 2019

Thank you so much for such a wonderful adventure! Dominic and I will always treasure the memories we made here in the BVI and you both helped make it happen. We´ve had an amazing family trip filled with laughter and love. Thank you for being part of it and making it extra special!
PS, Send a cookbook our way when it´s ready!!!!
-Dominic & Erin

May 2019

May you always sail with Euphoria. We so appreciate the great conversations, excellent meals, amazing cocktails and so much more. Our cups truly runneth over. Many thanks to Captain Keith and chef AJ for sharing stories, we will never forget the wonderful time on Euphoria. Amazing trip with amazing people. Thanks you from the depths of our hearts.
- Ruben, Karen, Erin and Dominic

May 2019

Well...what nice things can I say? The Food ?...Mediocre. Service?... Fair. Entertainment>.... much Improvement needed :)
It´s been a lovely cruise... Ke Ke and AJ thanks you doesn´t really cut it but we will say it none the less. Thank you both. A fun filled delicious entertaining and fabulous trip it was. Our only wish would be to be able to spend some more time with you both on Euphoria. Until we meet again. take good care of yourselves. as you did us. You both are little rays of sunshine. We were so lucky to met you both.
-Mike, Anne, Ralph & Cindy

May 2019

There are not more compliments I can give to the most incredible 5 days spent aboard Euphoria to celebrate my 40th Birthday. The Food from AJ the attention to detail, service and sailing from captain Keith was out of this world! We will never forget the moments of this trip and Keith& AJ will be in our hearts forever. If we could we would pack you both up and take you home with us. I Fee so grateful to have had you guide and feed us through this amazing adventure. Than you from bottom of My Heart.
PS Thanks for everything Keith and AJ love the trip and your hospitality was amazing!! Cheers Enjoy the lucky hat

May 2019

thank you for an amazing vacation adventure & dream trip! You both made us feel like family and wanted guests in your home. I will never forget our time wit you all the amazing food, drinks & laughter.
Please come visit us in Cali. you will always have a place to rest your head and we will share many more laughs, good food and drinks.
Until we meet again.
-Spakle Fish

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