Shangri La Description
Shangri La is an exceptional 2016 52´ Lagoon sailing catamaran with 3 beautifully decorated queen cabins each with private ensuite baths including electric heads, vanity and separate showers. She boasts multiple areas to sit and relax or sip a cocktail and enjoy the cool trade winds of the beautiful blue Caribbean water! The well-decorated salon will seat all guests in comfort for lounging or dining. The luxurious exterior offers alfresco dining , top deck seating and lounge area in front of helm plus forward lower deck lounge area behind trampolines. With numerous areas to unwind, there is plenty of space for gathering as a group or finding a private place to really relax. TOYS: 2 Stand Up Paddle Boards, Snorkeling Gear, 1 Large Floating Mat, Tubes, 1 Subwing, 1 Wake Board, 2 Fishing Rods & Onshore Games. DIVING: Offered via rendezvous only LAYOUT OPTION: The crew quarters are in the port aft deck cabin and bunk. Both crew will move to the bunk cabin for an additional $1,000 with approval.
Cruising Area of Shangri La
3 queen cabins, private en-suite bath (electric head, wash basin and large stall shower), lots of storage and separate access directly to the aft deck.
Port & Strb Front Cabin, Port Back Cabin:
160cm X 205cm
63´ X 81´
5.3´ X 6.7´
** The chef occupies the mid-ship crew bunk and the captain occupies the port aft queen cabin. Upon 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.
2 Kayak Paddles to use the SUP as a kayak
Karaoke on Board
Eco-friendly cleaning products, solar panels, local and organic produce when locally available. Boat has a wind generator.
Shangri La Crew Profile
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!
Shangri La CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Shangri La Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Mar 27, 2023||Apr 02, 2023||Unavailable: Unavailable, Crew Holiday to Unavailable, Crew Holiday|
|Apr 08, 2023||Apr 13, 2023||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Apr 15, 2023||Apr 22, 2023||Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|May 09, 2023||May 09, 2023||Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable|
|Aug 07, 2023||Oct 31, 2023||Unavailable: Puerto Rico* to Puerto Rico*|
|Feb 16, 2024||Feb 24, 2024||Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
Shangri La Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $25,200
High price: $28,750
|Season||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax|
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.
Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Shangri La.
Shangri La Guest Reviews
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!
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!
Gannon & Amanda
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!
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,
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!
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…
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.
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
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.
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!
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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!!
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.
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.
“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!
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
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.
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!
Thanks for an incredible week! Getting the family together in this beautiful part of the world was incredibly special for us. Very sad to be leaving to go home to the cold and snow, but with great memories to see us through to the next time!
The Hermann Family
We can say with great certainty that this is one of the best vacations we have ever had. How nice it was to unplug and enjoy the fresh, warm air as opposed to the single digit temperature we have at home. Both TC and Julia were more them wonderful; TC with his impeccable captaining, dancing, and stories, and Julia with her amazing meals, knowledge of reef life. We truly are so grateful for the amazing company you brought us this week and the beautiful sights you’ve shared. Sorry about all the mess...next time we´ll bring our own paper towels.
Wow! What a magical week we have had on the Shangri La! We have done our fair share of bare-boating and cruising and truly cannot remember a better experience. We got to do all of the things we love - sailing, snorkeling, fishing and even got to see the most incredible sunrise of my life. The food was delicious - fresh, well prepared, homemade seasonings and herbs made with love by our boat mama (aka Julia.). TC was the consulate host - attentive, warm, and focused on providing the perfect day. Most importantly, we laughed and laughed and laughed! We have made new friends in Julia and TC…and will be back to try and recreate this magical week. We leave refreshed and with our souls a little lighter than when we arrived.
Curren & Ashley
New years 2021- Lets Play Two
The trip was great. And the crew (TC & Z) were absolutely amazing. TC really knew his stuff, about the islands, sailing, and the boat, and was super focused on ensuring we were enjoying ourselves! Z´s cooking was amazing - she really did a great job exceeding expectations and surprising us with meals everyday, which is not easy given the closed quarters. and they really made us feel comfortable aboard the ship. I would 1 million % charter with this crew again - they were awesome. The boat itself was very clean and did not ´feel´ 4 years old.
March 2021- From Lets Play Two
Dear TC $ Suzanne
Start to finish…best vacation ever! Your hospitality is unmatched. You made us feel so
comfortable in a setting we’re not used to. We rate the food a solid 10/10. A floating 5 star,
all-inclusive resort! Your kindness and passion for this lifestyle show clearer than the water.
Our activities were very enjoyable - we always had something to do…from snorkeling to
sub-0winging. Thank you lots for the funny accents, jokes, and the entire Caribbean
experience. We hate to leave, but we’re excited to see you guys next year!
-Jeff, Jordan, Avery & Dylan
March 2021- From Lets Play Two
TC & Suzanne
We had trouble coming up with the right words to describe the amazing trip we had with you.
We know we aren’t the most normal family…Our family members being an amputee, one with
seizures, one that loves the water, and one who is a workaholic. You all took care of us from
the moment we stepped out of the cab. Your genuine kindness, respect and fun-loving nature
made this the trip of a lifetime (and we have taken a lot of trips!). The food, the drinks, the fun -
amazing! The only downside is the expectation of the food delivery and prettiness :-) Thanks
for beating Gavin up on the tube. Grace will be talking about her fruit punch from the captain
for a long time! We will definitely be back to find you both in the future, so please stay in touch.
Thanks for caring about all of us. No detail was left undone. Thanks for the memories! We
love you both!
-Jeff, Elizabeth, Grace & Gavin (Casper)
July 2021- From Lets Play Two
My family and I just spent a great week with TC and Suzanne on Let’s Play Two. In my business, we always hear the complaints, reasonable and unreasonable, but rarely the compliments. It’s always good to find areas for improvement but I also like to know who’s doing a great job. Those people are the lifeblood of our company and they aren’t easy to replace.
Both Suzanne and Terry were fantastic. Boating can look easy but it’s not. They made it seem effortless. Their relaxed demeanor just made everything better but I could tell that no detail was overlooked. My wife has a food allergy, but Suzanne had no trouble working around it. I’ve had great meals in great restaurants but her food was consistently as good and usually better, pretty amazing on a boat.
I think you have something pretty special with those two. We had a great time and look forward to doing it again soon.
July 2021 Broker provided- From Lets Play Two
Yacht: Let´s Play Two with Terry & Suzanne
Charter Dates: 07/19/2021 to 07/25/2021
Area Cruised: St. Thomas - USVI
Overall Rating: 5/5
1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
4. Was the food good and well presented?
5. Did you like the area you sailed?
6. Additional comments on your charter?
Our trip was absolutely amazing. Terry and Suzanne were extremely knowledgeable and made us feel very safe and comfortable. They left no stone unturned and were attentive from 6am to until we went to bed. The food was better than any of the restaurants we tried.
February 2021- From Lats Play Two
The Boat was clean beautiful as pictured . what I enjoyed was the food and drink. Our Captain was the best he was knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and funny. the itinerary was fantastic and our Chef exceeded all expectations; she was absolutely fabulous the meals was better than most restaurants the crew were such great hosts. We can´t wait to be back
April 2021- From Lets Play Two
With this being our first charter, we had high expectations. After planning for months, we
hoped that we had not an unachievable bar for excellence. We couldn’t be more happy to say
that our week on Let’s Play Two was way better than we imagined! Not only were TC &
Suzanne first-class hosts, the quality and presentation of the food reflected that of a 5-star
restaurant. Our itinerary suited us perfectly, and the steps that were taken to ensure our
comfort were appreciated. We are now heading back to Detroit where we will soon begin
planning our next charter in the VI’s. Thanks for all the memories!!
-Dave Damian & Krista Sohm
Thank you for one of the best weeks ever. From the moment we stepped onboard, we were
spoiled for a week. The drinks, food, destinations, and conversations were all the best!
This trip was so perfect for spending time as a family. Thank you for everything!!!
-Keith, Katie, Ellie, William & Annie
What an amazing adventure!! Thank you two so much for the amazing. . . well everything. The
food was impeccable, the sites were incredible, and the memories y’all gave us were those to
last a lifetime. Hope to see y’all again soon.
-Brad and Tammie
Thank you! Thank you!
From start to finish, this was a 1st class trip. We have memories that will last a lifetime.
-Matthew and Michelle
Thank you for making our 40th’s such an amazing trip! I look forward to making way more
memories with you guys on the seas.
Thank you for an amazing once in a lifetime experience! The hospitality was very much
appreciated. We could not have asked for a better vacation!
-Heidi and Casey
This was our long awaited trip due to cover and it was certainly wort the wait! The boat
was pristine the entire trip. The sailing was amazing and every snorkel spot was better than the
last. Amanda’s food was over the top. Special desserts were loved by all, especially the kids.
They will miss the milkshakes, Shirley temples (Graham), and the treats each night on their
beds. Graham can’t thank you enough for going the extra mile for the fishing rod. We will
treasure our special shells from Brewers. So many fun activities. . . paddle boards, wake board,
party mat, endless stories, history, and great recommendations on lunch spots. Any family
would be lucky to have this amazing experience with you all on this gorgeous boat. This is truly
a trip we will never forget with memories to treasure for a lifetime. We hope one day to sail
again with you and hear Captain Keith say “The Pool is Open” and Chef Amanda says “Bon
Dave, Mindi, Graham, Jane & Kate
What a fantastic week its been on the Shangri La with Keith and Amanda! Our family of
five had a wonderful time snorkeling, swimming, sailing, exploring, and of course dining on
fabulous food and delicious cocktails. The ease and pace of life this week was just perfect.
Thank you for all you both did to make this
All the best,
Mike, Alison, Madeline, Laura and Ellie
Wow! What an amazing trip we had aboard Shangri La! My wife Carolyn semi-surprised
me with this adventure on my 60th birthday with our three boys John, Chris, and Sam. We
sailed, explored the islands, swam, snorkeled, sub-winged but mostly we ate and were treated
like Kings and Queens! Never before have we been spoiled like this. Chef Amanda’s cooking
was to die for. Every meal and every detail was not only delicious, but it was presented with
grace and style. Plus, a warm and friendly smile!
Captain Keith’s hospitality, local knowledge, and expert seamanship was exceptional.
The boat was kept spotless and ran like a top. Keith’s mixology skills weren’t too shabby either.
Both he and Amanda kept us well hydrated to say the least.
Thank you both for a wonderful vacation. We had a few days away that we will never
forget and I’m sure we’ll be back again to visit this little piece of paradise.
Smooth sailing on your future adventures and I truly hope our paths cross again.
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.
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
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,
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
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
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
-Edina, David, & Luke
Great time!!! Loved the drinks! Would come again.
-Barron (age 10)
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!
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
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
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!
Corey & Kade
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
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
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
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
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
´For many are invited, but few are chosen´
happy Bday KC
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.
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!
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.
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.
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)
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
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!!!
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.
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 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
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
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
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.