Overnight Charter on Lagoon 440 Sailing Catamaran "Sonrisa" in Baja California Sur
Relax, chill, enjoy cruising around the Espiritu Santo Island onboard a crewed Lagoon 440 catamaran! Book the Overnight Charter for 2 to 4 people. Rates starting at $1,600 per 2 persons We start at 1000 on day 1 and return at 1700 on the final day, not the normal same start/return times as with most yachts. Rates: Overnight Charter • 2 Persons: $1,600 • 4 Persons: $2,000 What You Can Expect: Our Lagoon 440 Catamaran "Sonrisa" is set up to accommodate one or two couples that can be ‘disconnected’ for the duration of the charter. We try to minimize our energy footprint and recycle or dispose of garbage in a responsible manner. We encourage our guests to shower outside and feel the freedom of no clothes or swimwear – we are clothing optional. We take great pride in providing a personally tailored charter to suit all of your tastes and desires. You will be provided with a comprehensive list of options regarding activities and food, both land based and on the sea. Seasons and Preferred times to visit: There are two predominant seasons here in La Paz, with a month or so change over for each. • Summer, from early June to the end of October. Temperatures are particularly hot, high 30’s C from July to the end of September – this is also Cyclone season. Winds are generally calmer than winter with water temperatures in the high 20’s C • Winter from December to the end of April. Days are pleasantly warm, normally in the high 20’s C, while nights are cool. Winds are predominantly from the North and can get quite brisk, up to 20 knots. Water temperatures are fresh in the high teens and low 20’s C • May and October are the changeover months when winds can be rather variable. For us the best month is October – hopefully no cyclones, water is warm and days are hot but not unpleasant with cooler nights. What To Expect Onboard: Our Lagoon 440, some 45 feet long, with two comfortable guest double cabins and en suite bathrooms. She was purchased new in 2007 in La Rochelle, France. Nick and Melissa spent 6 months fitting her out for extended cruising and to be as environmentally friendly as possible. ‘Sonrisa’ has covered over 10,000 miles, and survived 3 cyclones without drama or hiccup. Nick and Mel have lived aboard, along with their two young boys, for the last 10 years so they know all of her quirks. She has been maintained to the highest standards possible as you would expect from a retired professional crew. Specification: • Complete complement of snorkeling equipment • 10 foot RIB with 15 hp outboard. • Two 1 person Kayaks • Comfortable and airy inside saloon and galley on the main deck • Cabins located in the aft of each hull • Fully covered aft dining/lounge area. • Flybridge steering station, forward covered seating area, and a netted sunbaking area forward. • Twin 50 Hp Diesel engines – cruising around 6 knots • Approx 1 Kw of Solar panels • No Air conditioning or Icemaker If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 10 guests
- Cruising Catamaran
Your hosts, Nick and Melissa worked in the Professional Yacht industry for over 20 years throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Baltic seas. Nick is a retired MCA Class IV (Yacht) Captain with over 100,000 sea miles in his own yachts and as a professional Captain. He is a qualified Yacht Surveyor and was originally a licensed Land Surveyor in Tasmania. From 1979 to 1984 he constructed his own 10 m yacht and left Tasmania in 1987 to sail around the Pacific, he has lived outside Australia for over 30 years. In 1999 he spent two years in Holland overseeing the construction of the 40 m luxury Motor Yacht ‘Solaia’. Melissa left Australia when she was 22 to study and train in the hospitality industry in Spain. In 1996, in Mallorca, Spain, she met Nick and started working as a stewardess. They were married in 2002. During the construction of the 40 m Motor Yacht ‘Solaia’ she trained as a professional chef in Amsterdam. She recently completed her Nutritional Medicine degree in Australia and is now a certified Nutritionist. For several years she was the chef on Solaia. In 2007, with the imminent arrival of their first son, Benjamin they left the Yacht Industry and took possession of their new Lagoon 440 Catamaran ‘Sonrisa’ in La Rochelle, France. ‘Sonrisa’ has been their home over the past 10 years as they crossed the Atlantic, cruised the Caribbean, and transited the Panama Canal. In 2010 they found the dream cruising area in the Sea of Cortez and have been there ever since. Their two boys, Benjamin and Huon were homeschooled for several years until 2015 when they enrolled in the Liceo Montessori school in La Paz. On most weekends the family take off for the Espiritu Islands to unshackle from society, get rid of clothes, and enjoy the numerous water based activities in this National Park.
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Watersports Equipment
- Wheel steering
- CD Player
- Single Engine
- Fuel type: Diesel
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
50% refund up to 30 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
• As all sailing is weather dependent we reserve the right to determine if it is safe to go cruising and alter your itinerary accordingly. • Safety is our primary concern – for you and us, we, therefore, reserve the right to cancel the charter or modify it for any behavior that we feel is dangerous to Sonrisa or the crew – you know what we mean, and it would have to be pretty bad! • We reserve the right to not accept a charter due to lack of physical condition of the charterer, age or any other factor we feel may be detrimental to the harmony on ‘Sonrisa’ The following will apply; o Canceling 30 days or more prior of charter - complete refund. o 30 days to 7 days prior of charter – 50% charge. o Cancelling 7 days prior of charter – no refund Full terms and conditions will be provided on request.