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$ 21,250


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. The crew occupy mid-ship crew bunk. With 6 guest charters, the captain will occupy the port aft queen cabin and the chef will will stay in the bunk.

TOYS: 2 Stand Up Paddle Boards, Snorkeling Gear, 1 Large Floating Mat, Tubes, 1 Subwing, 2 Fishing Rods & Onshore Games.

TURN AROUND TIME: We prefer 48 hours in between charter drop off and pick ups, but feel free to inquire for 24. We will do our best to accommodate.

CRUISING GROUNDS: British Virgin Islands & U.S. Virgin Islands. BVI customs & cruising permit fees are included in the rate.


*To book a charter we have a 5-night minimum, but feel free to inquire for less.


Includes 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Meals ashore are additional.







7 night minimum

Full-board option only

Guests: 1-6 @ $33,000

Must end on or before 12/26

Please contact us for more information.


7 night minimum

Full-board option only

Guests: 1-6 @ $34,000

May not start prior to 12/28

Please contact us for more information.


Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Available for half of the daily rate. Includes boarding after 4pm, snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner ashore is additional. Select option upon booking.

EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year’s weeks.


Enjoy all that this yacht has to offer with a detailed and guided walkthrough of the vessel and a ‘float around’ video of the exterior.



Capt. Sean O'Grady

Growing up sailing with my Dad, I found the love for the ocean at an early age. After a few years off the water, I got back into sailing in SF Bay, enjoying racing and charters both. I have worked with USA76, a former America’s cup IACC yacht, since 2018. I have done some commercial fishing in Alaska as well as some sport fish guiding and working on large yachts. I worked as the maintenance director and a Captain on a pair of Santa Cruz 70’s in Monterey Bay for two years. I then made my way to the Caribbean to get some sun and share my love of the ocean breeze with all the great people I get to take out on the water.

I hold a 100 ton near coastal Master license with STCW, Sail and Assistance Towing endorsements. My philosophy as a Captain is to provide a safe fun atmosphere with the highest levels of service. Let’s laugh together and enjoy all the islands have to offer.

Chef Julia Ray

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.




Baked brioche French toast, sausage links and fresh fruit

Eggs, bacon, homestyle fries, toast and jam

Blueberry pancakes with maple syrup, sausage and fresh fruit

Specialty quiche served with bacon and English muffins

Tostada with egg, ground sausage, Pico de Gallo, queso fresco, and cilantro

Flaky Croissant breakfast sandwich with fresh fruit

Yogurt parfait with freshly made coconut granola and homemade muffins


Mixed greens salad with chicken, candied almonds, strawberries, craisins and goat cheese served with warm bread

Chicken Ceasar wrap served with plantain chips and fruit

Southwest salad with chicken, black bean and corn salsa, tortilla strips and homemade buttermilk ranch

Bacon cheeseburger with broccoli salad and fruit

Spinach salad with shrimp, grapefruit, feta and pine nuts tossed with fresh dill red wine vinaigrette

Chicken sandwich with arugula, muenster and strawberry chipotle spread on seeded bread served with chips and fruit

Shrimp tacos with spicy slaw on warm flour tortilla with fresh fruit


Charcuterie with a variety of cheeses, meats, spreads and fruits

Crab stuffed puff pastry

Fresh guacamole with tortilla chips

Flat bread pizza with artichoke, sundried tomato, feta, prosciutto, and fresh basil

Caprese salad

Tuna nachos with avocado and local hot peppers

Coconut shrimp ceviche


Blackened mahi-mahi fillet served with coconut rice and haricots verts

Grilled steak, mashed redskin potatoes, roasted broccolini and blistered tomatoes

Bourbon glazed salmon served with parmesan risotto and steamed asparagus

Medallions of pork with peach barbeque, sweet potato and roasted local carrots

Cajun shrimp tortellini with garlic toast points

Seared scallops, pureed cauliflower and carrot, mixed greens with citrus balsamic

Tuna poke served with rice noodles and sesame


Banana turnover with chocolate and caramel drizzle

Peanut butter pie with chocolate dust

Smores pie with toasted marshmallow

Frosted fudge brownie

Hummingbird cake with cream cheese frosting

Pavlova with cream and berries

Key lime pie with fresh whipped cream

Ship's Bar

● Vodka- Absolute/Titos
● Rum- Paradise/Cruzan Dark
● Bourbon- Jim Beam/Bullet
● Whiskey- Jack Daniels/Makers Mark
● Tequila-Suaza/Patron
● Gin-Bombay/Hendricks
● Wine
● Basic red/white – Josh
● Sparkling- La Marca


January 2023

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!

January 2023

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!​
​ Love,​
​ Gannon & Amanda

December 2022

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!

December 2022

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

December 2022

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!​
​ Love,​
​ Millie

December 2022

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…

December 2022

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.

November 2022

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

November 2022

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.

November 2022

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!

April 2022

The lurie's: Jeff, Kim, Brad, & Kara​
Captain & Chef - As returning guests, our expectations were very high! You delivered on every aspect of our trip, from finding the cozy spots with great snorkeling to the most amazing three meals per day. Can't say enough nor thank you enough for your great service. Best wishes for another successful charter season and all your future endeavors. We'll continue to follow you on social media to relive our amazing trip. All the best, Brad & Kara Lurie, Jeff & Kim Lurie

July 2022

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

June 2022

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

April 2022

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

March 2022

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

March 2022

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.​
​ Sincerely,​
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