1. Private Day Sailing Charter on Lagoon 440 Catamaran in Espiritu Santo Island!
  2. Private Day Sailing Charter on Lagoon 440 Catamaran in Espiritu Santo Island!
  3. Private Day Sailing Charter on Lagoon 440 Catamaran in Espiritu Santo Island!

Private Day Sailing Charter on Lagoon 440 Catamaran in Espiritu Santo Island!

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Luxury tailored private daysails to Espiritu Santo island all-inclusive with a gourmet lunch to top off your day. Rates starting at $800 per day for 2 people, an additional $200 per person up to 10 people. Rates: • Day Charter: $800 per day for 2 person • Additional $200 per additional person up to max of 10 person Rates include: • Gourmet meals compared with the normal "beer" and ceviche • Full morning and afternoon teas and normally 9 hours of cruising compared with 6 – 7 hours for most yachts What You Can Expect: Enjoy the luxury of cruising on the Sea of Cortez aboard our Lagoon 440 catamaran, with the simplicity and beauty of all it has to offer. Our mission 10 years ago was to enjoy the very heart of nature while minimizing our environmental impact. We provide tailored charters to suit your tastes and requirements. ‘Sonrisa’ comes with crew, gourmet food, all nonalcoholic beverages, kayaks, freediving equipment, and fuel. (Alcoholic beverages can be supplied at cost). 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: ‘Sonrisa’ is a 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 Extras: • Special wines or spirits. • Specialised photography of the charter. • Fishing / free diving expeditions. • Charter location around Loreto. • Specialised meals. • Melissa, a qualified nutritionist and chef, can provide nutritional advice. • Shore-based excursions and reservations. 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


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
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Outboard Engine
  • Inboard Engine
  • Autopilot
  • Dinghy
  • Twin Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Head

Approximate Location

You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.

The boat's approximate location on a map

Cancellation Policy

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 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 Canceling 7 days prior of charter – no refund Full terms and conditions will be provided on request.

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