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$ 16,000


Soggy Doggy is offered as a Captain-Only vessel until January 1st, 2024. The rate for captain-only is $16,000. After that, Chef Lily will be onboard. Crafted with versatility at its core, we present the next evolution of Leopard Catamarans: the Leopard 50. This vessel is set to succeed one of the most iconic and best-selling models in our fleet, the award-winning Leopard 48. The Leopard 50 boasts an optimal layout for enthusiasts of open-air living. It features a flybridge replete with a lounge area, table, sunbed, and options for external speakers and a shade awning. Floating stairs from the aft cockpit ensure easy access. What sets this flybridge design apart from others in its class is the spaciousness; even under sail, passengers can roam the flybridge with generous headroom, free from any hindrance by the boom. Moreover, the flybridge’s positioning ensures continuous engagement with the helm station, a signature touch found in all Leopard Catamarans.

TOYS: 2 Stand Up Paddle Boards, Snorkeling Gear, Floats

CRUISING GROUNDS: British Virgin Islands & U.S. Virgin Islands.


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


7 night minimum

Full-board option only

Guests: 1-6 @ $29,000

May not start prior to 12/27

Please contact us for more information.


For 6 passengers:

Five Night Charter: $20,000

Six Night Charter: $20,571

Seven Night Charter: $24,000


7 night minimum

Full-board option only

Guests: 1-6 @ $27,000

Must end on or before 12/25

Please contact us for more information.



Born and raised in Dallas, I moved to Colorado at the age of 20 to finish up my degree at the University of Colorado. After school I spent 18 years in Colorado and had a career as a financial auditor and a volunteer firefighter. In 2009 I realized my life-long dream of owning a boat and cruising the world. I cruised my boat along the Gulf and East Coasts of America for a year, the Bahamas for another year, and finally made it to the Virgin Islands.

By the time I arrived in the Virgin Islands I learned that entertaining guests aboard my vessel was my favorite part of the experience.  Since then I have been a charter boat captain for 12 years and 170+ charters… and counting. I have run charters in the Virgin Islands, the Leeward & Windward Islands, the Greater Antilles, and Central America, becoming quite a staple in the Caribbean charter scene.

I have always had a love for cooking and during my long chartering career I have developed many highly received dishes. In fact, I have written a successful cookbook called “Cooking On The Guiding Light” that is filled with recipes I cook on charter and stories from my cruising life. My homemade bread become famous enough it has earned me the nickname “The Bread Captain”.

In addition to being a captain and chef, I love to teach sailing as an ASA instructor, taking people snorkeling to see what is under the sea, free diving, playing board games, sharing my passion for the history of the various areas I have visited, and basically anything else that makes my guests have the “vacation of their life!” You can say that I have set the standard for certain types of charters.

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On Board Starting Jan. 1 2024

I grew up in Guadalajara, the 2nd largest city in Mexico, with 6 brothers and a sister. As a person who always has had a quest for knowledge, I obtained a master’s degree in Design & Development of New Products from the University of Guadalajara. I starting my career as a high school teacher, but realized how awful teenagers can be (haha). Over several years I transitioned to becoming a university professor of marketing, which is a position I held for 17 years.

I have three wonderful grown children. My oldest is 29 and became a social media influencer…after obtaining her medical degree! What a world we live in now!!! My second daughter is 22 and studying to become a lawyer, but has become quite the business woman in the meantime. My baby boy is 21 and studying to become an environmental urban planner through the architecture school.

My Voyage
My time on a boat only started once I met Shane, but I have enjoyed every minute of it since then. We have cruised the Greater Antilles and Central America since I have been aboard. My favorite places to visit were Cuba, the Honduras Bay Islands, and Panama’s San Blas Islands. I never knew how much I would enjoy interacting with guests and making sure everyone is happy while I am assisting Shane to show guests the joys of each new location. My favorite parts of a charter is leading a morning workout on the bow, fixing breakfast fruit bowls, and game nights.

Moving Forward
Since meeting Shane I have moved full forward into this new adventure by retiring from my professor position. During the offseason I have loved the amazing adventures we have taken. From Shane showing my my own country to traveling down the Amazon River on a local river boat.

Well behaved women rarely make history!



Day 7

Breakfast: Waffles with fruit toppings
Lunch: Bread, fruit, cheese salad
Dinner: Lemon asparagus chicken

Day 6

Breakfast: French toast
Lunch: Chicken stuffed avocados
Dinner: Sage & ham wrapped fish

Day 5

Breakfast: Mexican-style muffins with pico de gallo
Lunch: Vegetarian ceviche
Dinner: Lemon pepper flank steak stuffed w/ spinach & cheese

Day 4

Breakfast: Banana pancake with a raspberry sauce
Lunch: Club sandwiches
Dinner: Seared tuna w/ carrot & ginger topping

Day 3

Breakfast: Avocado and egg toast
Lunch: Chicken breast salad
Dinner: Pork chops with a papaya salsa

Day 2

Breakfast: Fruit bowl with yogurt, granola and honey
Lunch: Quesadillas with homemade guacamole
Dinner: Chicken spinach Florentine crepes

Day 1

Breakfast: Omelets with fruit bowl
Lunch: Tuna ceviche with mango
Dinner: Caribbean meatballs

Sample Menu Items


Avocado and egg toast

Mexican-style muffins with pico de gallo

Banana pancake with a raspberry sauce


Tuna ceviche with mango

Quesadillas with homemade guacamole

Chicken stuffed avocados



Coconut lime chicken soup

Caribbean lettuce wraps

Pesto salad

Main course

Seared tuna w/ carrot & ginger topping

Caribbean meatballs

Mango pasta w/ sweet chili shrimp


White chocolate & cranberry tart

Key lime mousse

Mojito cake


Thank you so much Shane & Lily! We had such an amazing vacation aboard Guiding Light! We especially loved all the fantastic sailing, snorkeling, beaches, hiking, and delicious food. <3 A great escape from the cold and blizzards back in Colorado. :)

– February 2022

Shane & Lily, Thank you for a wonderful trip through Honduras. The sails, the snorkels, the land tours. All were spectacular. The quiet bays with nighttime breezes sensational and kayaking supurb. Love you both. See you next year!! Safe sailing and traveling.

– March 2023

Thank you for your hospitality & kindness during our stay. We had a great time. This was an experience of a lifetime & we will cherish the adventure. Please be safe in your travels. We look forward to following you!

– February 2023

We had such a blast on our first trip aboard the Guiding Light. The snorkeling was epic everywhere we stopped, as Mona said “like swimming in an aquarium”. The stops at Hideaway Caye and Ranguana were special highlights. We loved the DOTDs – goombay smash being quite a hit! It was the first time our whole family had been on a sailboat in over 15 years, and Jack’s first Cannon family adventure. Y’all made it so special and effortless. Big thanks for helping us ring in the New Year!

– January 2023

We loved our second trip (& 2nd Christmas) on the Guiding Light! Exploring the islands of Belize was amazing with Captain Shane. Our favorite events were swimming on the beautiful beaches and sandbars, finding islands that we had all to ourselves, and jumping off the boat with Captain Shane & Lily. Santa even came to visit Christmas morning! We will never forget our Christmas Eve adventure next to the cruise ship island :) and the miracle of getting to Tutti Fruiti ice cream before they closed! We can’t wait for our third visit (wherever it may take us) on the Guiding Light!

– December 2022

First time on a cat, won’t be our last! Had an amazing time floating down the Rio, hiking waterfalls, swimming with nurse sharks, racing dolphins, helping baby turtles to get to sea, and so many more memorable things it’s hard to list them all. We had a blast and thank you so much for all the cool experiences!

– November 2022