S/V Expectations is a 43 foot Privilege Catamaran fifteen years young, like new and in pristine condition. She is equipped for scuba diving and snorkeling and has a dive compressor on board. We carry a full compliment of diving and snorkeling gear for those that cannot bring their own, and have plenty of deep-sea fishing gear to keep you busy while underway.
On board amenities include: three private cabins, one with a king size bed and private bathroom, plus two standard cabins, each with large beds and private wash basins. There is large salon, galley, lots of deck space to stretch and relax, and plenty of storage for any equipment you bring.
She's an excellent vessel for chartering to the reefs, cays (keys), and islands of Belize, the Rio Dulce in Guatemala, and the Bay Islands in Honduras (including Roatan, Utila, and Guanaja), or anywhere in the northwest Caribbean.
Dave has held a 100 ton USCG License for over 12 years and has continuously sailed the waters of the Caribbean since 1994.
As an avid diver and fisherman, Capt. Dave knows the waters in the NorthWest Caribbean. His knowledge and care for his customers will assure you of a vacation that is second to none.
His first large sailboat was a 37 foot Irwin sailboat that he purchased in 1978 in the Florida Keys. His second boat was a 41 foot Morgan and he sailed her for nearly 17 years.
Our one and three day charters are on the beautiful Rio Dulce (Sweet River) in Guatelmala.
The 3 day charter includes Lake Izabal and El Golfete. We'll visit Finca Paraiso where you can bask in the waterfalls and hot water springs, do a close sail-by of Castillo San Felipe, head down to the manatee reserve, and take a tour of the cliffs at the entrance to the Rio Dulce.
If you are in the area for only a short time but would like a tour of the area by boat, our 1 day charter is your perfect choice.
And of course, there will be plenty of places for you to swim and just relax, taking in the tropical sun.
Our 7 Day charters are superb. We have 2 standard packages: one to Belize and one to the Bay Islands in Honduras (including Roatan, Utila, Guanaja, and more). These charters will provide you with deep sea fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, and Capt. Dave's famous cooking. Dolphins abound and will almost always provide escorts while you are underway.
Belize is famous for its diving, with some of the most beatiful reefs in the Caribbean, giving you a diving adventure you'll never forget. The Bay Islands in Honduras provides a well rounded vacation that includes diving, fishing, snorkeling, and even shopping and a night life while in port.
And Captain Dave will work with you to help personalize your trip to turn your vacation into an adventure.
Our Charter to Cuba is a one of a kind adventure that most people will never have the opportunity to join. We are a foreign flagged vessel with English speaking crew, so there are no entry problems and communications with your capt. and crew are straight forward.
This charter is a minimum of 2 weeks, but well worth it. Our vessel, Expectations, will give you the comfort you need for the entire cruise, and you'll never go wrong with Capt. Dave's cooking and hospitality.
Not only do we provide some predefined charters, but Capt. Dave will be happy to work with you on that special adventure you always wanted. Whether just tweaking one of our regular charters, or starting one from scratch, we will be happy to work with you to turn your vacation into an adventure you'll never forget.
Come join us for an adventure to the reefs and cayes of Belize, Roatan and the Bay Islands of Honduras, and/or the Rio Dulce in Guatemala that you'll never forget. Our 43 foot Privilege sailing catamaran will provide you with comfort and space for whatever style of vacation you are looking for. Whether it be diving, fishing, purely sailing, or even a honeymoon, our captain will cater to your needs.
We have standard 3 and 7 day charters, but we will be happy to work with you to provide a customized vacation to suit your needs. Expectations can easily handle up to 6 people with room to spare and our charters are true liveaboard charters.
No matter which type of charter you choose, you'll get the finest the NorthWest Caribbean has to offer.