Business Spotlight:  Come Sail Away with Kindred Spirit

Business Spotlight: Come Sail Away with Kindred Spirit

I’m very excited to have the opportunity today to tell you about one of my absolute FAVORITE ways to be on the water.

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Sail Kindred Spirit!

I’ve been so grateful for all of the beautiful memories and unforgettable moments made on day sails, sunsets and overnight trips with this company over the years!  My parents visit every February and we gather up some friends and set sail on our own private vessel to the BVI for several nights each year.  And every time we get off the boat back in Cruz Bay, they both say they didn’t think anything could top last year…until this one!

As we always say when we are out with the Kindred Spirit Charters crew, “Home is where the boat is.”

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Home is where the boat is

Kindred Spirit Charters was founded on St. John in 2014 and Chris Shoupe and Elizbeth Miller have been there since the beginning!  At its inception, this dynamic duo ran both the company AND all of the trips on Kindred Spirit I, a beautiful 2001 Leopard 45 sailing catamaran.  They later expanded the company to add a second boat and Captain and crew for each vessel. The new addition, Kindred Sprit 2 is an absolutely gorgeous 2011 Leopard 46.

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Kindred Spirit I & II

Both of the boats have ample outdoor seating.  If you’re in the mood for some sunshine, there are huge trampolines with bean bag chairs on the front of the boats for lounging.  If you need a little shade, hang with the Captain and a cocktail in the cockpit dining area. If you’re up for a little adventure and want to do more than just relax, you can explore secluded coves on one of their paddle boards.  Or, grab a snorkel and follow your first mate as they guide you to some hidden underwater ship wrecks and reefs!

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Cocktails in Paradise

If you’re interested in the best vacation ever, I would recommend booking at least three nights aboard Kindred!  Each day, experience daytime snorkel expeditions, beach stops and bar hopping.  Clean yourself up in one of the three comfortable cabins with en suite bathrooms for a fancy dinner ashore.

Enjoy a delicious dinner on the boat prepared by your crew in one of the two dining areas on board.  Watch the sun set with your loved ones each evening and rise each morning to enjoy your coffee and breakfast in a tranquil setting on the water.  An overnight trip on Kindred Spirit is SURE to show you some of the Virgin Islands that you have yet to experience!

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Paddle boarding into the sunset on an overnight trip

This is truly an adventurous vacation centered around the enjoyment of the journey to each new and exciting destination.  Or, as Chris says, it’s more about the journey than the destinations.

If you’re short on time or have your accommodations already booked, try a day trip or a sunset sail first….I guarantee you’ll be back next time for a bit more than that!

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It’s about the journey

Both Kindred Spirit I & II traditionally offer day trips to the British Virgin Islands and the USVI.  For now, the BVI borders are closed until at least September 1, but there is PLENTY to do and see in the USVI.

Day trips include sailing and paddle board and/or snorkel stops led by an informative and friendly Captain and crew.  Grab lunch on shore at Bikinis on the Beach at Honeymoon or Maho Crossroads.  OR, raft up to Pizza Pi in Christmas Cove for some fresh baked pizza or Lime Out for some tacos.  When the BVI is open, White Bay on Jost Van Dyke is an easy lunch stop with its plethora of establishments; including the world famous Soggy Dollar Bar!

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Bring the kids along for any one of Kindred’s offered excusions

For a classy evening on the water, set up a sunset sail aboard your own private yacht.  Both Kindred Spirit and Kindred Spirit II offer a luxurious and relaxing way to witness the beauty of the Caribbean as the sun sets on the horizon. Enjoy the open bar along with a gourmet meat and cheese board. Allow the sounds of the sail, wind and water to bring a peaceful and memorable end to your day.

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Sunset Sailing Adventures

For an absolutely unforgettable day, evening or multiple days on the water, visit www.sailkindredspirit.com or email [email protected].

6 thoughts on “Business Spotlight: Come Sail Away with Kindred Spirit”

  1. Too commercial.
    Love the people, history, sea life
    Don’t let St. John become an
    over developed/ hyped island.

  2. Spent a week on both KS1 and KS2, with best friends. Accommodations outstanding, meals prepared outstanding, crew outstanding. Did I mention it was outstanding. We’ll do it again some day. Highly recommended!!!

  3. We spent a week on KS2 last November with our best friends. Every part of the experience was AWESOME. We can’t wait to go back.

  4. Our family chartered a trip with Chris and Elizabeth on the K2 a few years ago. We had the best time and consider it our best/favorite vacation ever! We talk about our trip all of the time and have such wonderful memories. The catamaran was great, the food and drinks were absolutely delicious, the views were breathtaking, the activities kept our 2 teenage boys busy and having a blast, but most importantly, Chris and Elizabeth are the perfect hosts. We had such a fantastic time! More recently, we booked a day trip and had a fantastic trip! Friends of ours also went out on a day trip and had a wonderful experience as well! This is a must do vacation! Truly! We are looking forward to booking another trip soon!

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