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Sail 48 Ft Sloop Storm Petrel to See Cape Cod and Islands

Bedrooms 2
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Boat, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

An adventure aboard Storm Petrel can take you places only accessible by boat. Unpack once, and see the best Cape Cod and the Elizabeth Islands have to offer.  Captain Phil is a native Bostonian, Has lived in Guadeloupe, St Thomas, traveled throughout the Caribbean and knows these areas well. He is a knowledgeable companion for your get-away, an avid sailor and wind surfer, who can teach you the finer points of sailing, or let you relax and enjoy the sail. Chef Laura will cater to your dietary whims and delight your palate with her fresh creations. She is also a cardiac nurse, licensed captain, avid sailor and fisherman.  Storm Petrel is available for vacations of a week or more for 2-4 guests. We also offer long week-end get aways, full or half day sails.  Storm Petrel is a sturdy, seaworthy and safe 48' steel sloop. Outside, she has full sun protection with the covered cockpit and doger, extra high life lines for safety, and comfortable seating. Inside, she is dry and snug, well ventilated and comfortably appointed. The aft master suite features a king size bed. The forward cabin has 2 twin beds, converting to a queen by use of an insert, perfect for a family or 2 couples. Her namesake is a small seabird, which lives its life in the open ocean, only coming to shore to raise their young.

Keywords: Sailing, Sailboat, Day Sails, Charter, Island Sailing vacation

More Details

Phil and Laura
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, german, sone Spanish and French, though not fluent
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2017

About Phil and Laura

Captain Phil is the owner of Storm Petrel. He has been chartering in the Caribbean and Cape cod since 1992. He is a USCG licensed captain, speaks German, some French and Spanish. He has lived in Guadeloupe, Switzerland, and wherever Storm Petrel takes him. The co-owner and co-captain of Storm Petrel is Laura, an RN for over 25 years. She loves cooking, sailing, and fishing, and has been Phil's charter partner for the past 9 years.

Phil and Laura purchased this boat in 1990

Why Phil and Laura chose North Falmouth

Phil is a native Bostonian, and knows these waters well. From Falmouth, the sail can take you across Buzzards Bay to the Elizabeth Islands, Cuttyhunk, or longer sails can go to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket. In the winter, St Thomas is easily accessible by commercial flights. Red Hook is at the east end of the island, and an ideal starting point for your charter vacation. The US Virgin Islands of St John and St Croix are an easy trip, and the beautiful British Virgin Islands are not more than a few hours sailing away.

What makes this boat unique

The ultimate way to traverse the Islands is by boat, drifting from one island to the next, sleeping under a million stars. Chartering Storm Petrel allows you to create your own schedule, with no ferries to catch, and no rush to check out of a hotel in the morning.  She can take you to places only accessible by boat, and you always have a waterfront room! Storm Petrel is a safe and comfortable sailboat. She makes her yearly trips to the US Virgin Islands for the winter, to Cape Cod for the summer, for chartering in both locations.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Laura and Phil, thank you so much for letting us stay on your boat! It was such a fun experience! I loved boogie boarding! Gabby (12 y/o)

We had such an amazing time! Great Company! Hope we can do this in St. Thomas! Mitch

Loved the fishing and the company by the sea! Maya
Aug 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday boat rental in North Falmouth, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • boat
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Aft cabin, Queen size Beds (1) two twins in forward cabin make into queen by use of an optional insert.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We carry a windsurfer, and lessons are available. We also have fishing gear aboard.


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Sail 48 Ft Sloop Storm Petrel to See Cape Cod and Islands
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

I could have stayed forever.

  • 5 of 5

We went to st Thomas and had a great time sailing the British and us Virgin Islands. Phil and Laura are excellent hosts and tour guides and Laura is an amazing cook! Nothing better than starting your morning with a steaming cup of French press followed by a swim !

  • Review Submitted: 19/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bristol, UK

Best Time Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Storm Petrel may not be the most glamorous boat in the Marina but as the home of Captain Phil and Laura, every last practical detail has been thought of and the boat has everything you could possibly want for a perfect sailing holiday. Her steel hull keeps her cool and dry below deck and she is very stable in the water. More importantly, I would rather be on a boat having fun with Phil and Laura than aboard some fancy yacht bound by all manner of rules with a precious skipper reluctant to have interfering crew mates! Phil and Laura were the most easy going and lovely couple you could ever wish to meet and were generously accomodating to me and my three teenage kids. We were allowed to do much of the sailing and navigation and Phil was keen to teach us as much as he could during our time aboard. He always remained good natured even when I steered the boat only horseshoe shoal and when we laughed at his ecclectic CD collection! We loved the fact that we could sail to a new and exciting location every day and have time ashore. We also loved the swimming and fishing. The biggest surprise was the absolute luxury and sheer indulgence of having 5* food served up three times a day by Laura - in American speak I would say it was "awesome". The kids are still talking about it. For anyone reading this review, please accept my utter and unconditional endorsement that any time spent aboard Storm Petrel ( and more importantly in the company of Laura and Phil) will be the best time ever. I definately hope to be back again.

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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what a fabulous time we had in St john!

  • 5 of 5

my husband I just got back from a wonderfully romantic romantic sail around Saint John. Our tour guides, captain Phil and first mate Laura, were wonderful hosts!the snorkeling was great laura is an amazing guide she knew where all the sea creatures hide. She is also an amazing chef. We did not expect to be served such devine food. captain Phil taught us a lot about sailing, he is very patient,calm and knowledgeable.we were only off the boat for 15 hours the whole week!we are looking forward to another adventure next winter!

  • Review Submitted: 12/01/2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Storm Petrel review

  • 5 of 5

I could not have been happier over the whole experience. The boat was lovely and handled beautifully, especially under sail. Phil and Laura were warm, helpful, funny, delightful companions, and expert sailors. Laura is a superb and innovative chef, producing miracles from her tiny galley. I'd forgotten how peacefully one sleeps aboard a sailboat, and the wonderful motion they have underway. A truly memorable week, one I would gladly repeat.

  • Review Submitted: 19/08/2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experiance

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful trip with great hosts.They could not do enough for us.

Would recommend this trip to anybody who is fit.

The Cape Cod area is very beautiful

  • Review Submitted: 19/08/2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a GREAT sailing adventure!

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I bareboat often from Greece to the Caribbean. We are familiar with life aboard a sailboat. But the high tides and strong currents in the New England area made us want to charter a sailboat with an experienced Captain. And what a success it was to find Captain Phil and 1st Mate Laura! They were both terrific! Phil threw me the charts and tide books and allowed me to participate as much as I wanted to . And Laura totally surprised me day after day with some of the best food ever-including such items as "ship-made" crab cakes, homemade chutney sauce, and even homemade bread pudding (made especially for me). In short order, Phil & Laura became sailing buddies and my wife & I had days of fun laughing and learning about the waters Nantucket Sound. We plan to sail with them soon, perhaps on a voyage exploring the Spanish Virgin Islands.

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
BOS, boston Logan or PVD, Providence RI
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Ferry
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Right near our anchorage

A different island every day! Mix it up, it's your vacation: swim, snorkel, hike, shop, sunbathe, relax with a rum punch, etc


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday boat in North Falmouth, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$164 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

<7 days add 10% daily/2 AU$105.18
<7 days add 10% daily/4 AU$174.4

Half day sail .. $600, cooler and ice, water and soft drinks provided (6 Passenger max)
Full day sail .. $900. cooler and ice, water and soft drinks provided (6 Passenger max)
Overnight and longer charters ALL INCLUSIVE
2 nt 3 day long weekend...$2400 (2 guests)...$2900 (4 guests)
2 guests, 1 cabin . $5600 for 7 days/nights
2 guests, 2 cabins $6050/wk
3 guests $6050/wk
4 guests $6500/wk

Rates are subject to change until charter is confirmed.
A 50% deposit is due upon signing of contract to confirm dates.
Balance is due 30 days prior to start of charter, or may be paid on boarding if arrangements are made in advance.
Payment is cash, check or travelers checks. A credit card payment is assessed a 3% bank fee, incurred by charterer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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