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  • Everybody should sail with Sailing Bohemia! I feel not only did I make great memories, but I made great new friends.
    Gregory Slimko
  • These guys are awesome. I can't recommend a trip with these guys enough! We'll be chartering with them again!!
    Rick Sarmento

Join us in the ABCs and beyond next year!

We will be setting our sails for the ABCs (Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao) later in 2024! We hope to to offer places to join us there around October 2024. Watch this space for availability or register your interest joining us below!

What's included?

Your 7 days onboard includes the full gamut of First Mate's jokes, the master cabin of Bohemia, full running costs for the week and your food and drink while onboard.

Bohemia is a beautiful 2001 Beneteau Oceanis 361 owners' version with 2 cabins, a large saloon & galley and spacious head and shower. You can read more about Bohemia here.

In case it wasn't already obvious, you're going to have a blast with us, and we can't wait to welcome you on board!

What's not included?

  • Flights and ground transport
  • Food and drink away from the boat
  • National park entrance and anchoring fees

About Bohemia

Some people see a boat, we see her as home.


Bohemia is a Beneteau Oceanis 361, built in South Carolina, USA in 2001. We bought her in May 2017 in Alameda, California. Having originally bought her as an occasional weekend cruiser, we have carried out many major upgrades to transform her into a comfortable year-round cruiser.

Bohemia is the ‘owner’s’ version of the 361; which means it has a two-cabin layout, a large galley, large aft berth, and lazarette locker on the port side (where the third cabin would otherwise have been). For a relatively small boat, we feel that she punches above her weight in terms of interior layout and comfort. It's hard to find a more spacious galley and head with a full stand-up shower even among larger boats.

Despite the relatively spacious interior, Bohemia has a modest freeboard. This combined with her light weight and modern fin-keeled design allow her to sail well. We can often average over 6 knots on passage and can point as high as about 37 degrees to windward.

Among the many modifications and upgrades over the years, here are some of the more noteworthy and/or life-changing in terms of comfort:

  • Power: 540Ah BattleBorn lithium-ion phosphate batteries, 3KW Victron inverter/charger, 675w solar capacity, 210A high output alternator
  • Safety: Viking 4 person offshore liferaft, EPIRB beacon, PLB, 3x smoke detectors and CO alarm, gas vapor alarm and remote shutoff, new standing rigging 2019, all thru-hulls replaced 2019, backup navigation lights and countless spares
  • Comfort: Spectra 18 US gal/hr low power DC watermaker, carbon block filters on all drinking water. Bimini cockpit shade, new saloon upholstery 2019 (Made by the First Mate's own fair hand!), wall mounted TV and Raspberry Pi entertainment system, all electric cooking as a backup/addition to propane.
  • Sailing & anchoring: Asymmetrical cruising spinnaker, mast mounted whisker pole and rigging, Spade 55lbs anchor with 200 ft 5/16 chain, Ocean Signal masthead trilight/anchor light, 9.9HP outboard and lightweight 8.5ft aluminium dinghy
  • Cockpit
  • Galley
  • Saloon
  • Saloon
  • Aft berth
  • Aft berth
  • Layout plan
  • On anchor
  • Forward cabin
  • Galley
  • Head
  • Forward cabin
  • Head
  • Galley
  • Under sail


Satellite internet

High speed satellite internet onboard. Tease friends from paradise or disconnect.


Inside full-height shower stall & outside showers.


Fresh towels on arrival.


New 8ft tender with 10hp motor for excursions.


Not that you'll need to use it... Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided throughout.

Snorkeling gear

At least two sets of snorkeling gear (fins, mask, snorkel) available on board.

Fishing gear

Trolling and spearfishing equipment on board.

Water maker

Almost unlimited fresh water for drinking and showers.


Large batteries & solar provide all the power to charge devices.


Bluetooth sound system and music library, TV.

Double queen bed

Fit for two queens! Owner's double aft berth.


Selection of board and card games available.

Safety gear

PFDs, life raft, extinguishers, smoke and CO alarms.

Electric head

No furious hand pumping! Push button operation.

About us

Two husbands sailing the world.

Peter & Tom

Peter and Tom are a gay couple who quit their jobs and set out to sail the world back in 2019. They first sailed together on their honeymoon in 2015. Tom had never sailed before but luckily Peter was a natural sea dog, dutifully taking the helm, repeating the mantra that the guy in the Mauritius beach hut left us with “Just keep your back to the wind and you’ll be fine!” He still swears by this technique today.

Fast forward one year later and the happy couple’s wanderlust - and Tom’s job - saw them move to California, where the beautiful San Francisco Bay stretched out in front of them. Convinced there may be more useful tricks they could add to their repertoire while keeping their backs to the wind, they set about taking sailing lessons with their local American Sailing Association (ASA) school and were hooked in no time.

The details are hazy, but somehow they managed to convince themselves that buying their beloved Bohemia (a Beneteau Oceanis 361) and teaching themselves ‘the rest of sailing’ would be the cheaper option compared to completing the remaining ASA courses and exams!

Peter and Tom’s love of sailing grew with their frequent weekend escapes around the Bay and nearby Pacific Coast aboard Bohemia. No matter what stresses the work week had in store, they quickly melted away once we were bobbing around on the water.

As they continued to cruise, far from being sated, the wanderlust just grew stronger, and the pair set their thoughts to the crazy notion of cruising long term and taking little Bohemia to distant shores and warmer waters. After years of boat work, upgrades (and no small amount of learning to sail the hard way!), they set off under the Golden Gate Bridge in 2019, giving up the land life for good.

Since then they have sailed over 5500 nautical miles, eaten their body weight in tacos and spent over a year exploring the wild and remote Sea of Cortez, encountering whale sharks and sea turtles among the beautiful desert surroundings. They cruised the challenging and treacherous Central American coastline before crossing the Panama Canal in early 2022. The Caribbean is their new home, and they are busy plotting ways to explore as many, different countries, palm-lined beaches and palapa bars as possible in the years ahead!

  • Strolling the docks
  • Something fun is happening in the cockpit
  • Tom finds something to wind up in the cockpit
  • Peter celebrates a new anchorage

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