Lagoon 52ft - 2016

Shangri La

Yacht description

Shangri La is a fabulous Lagoon 52. This yacht won runner up in best in show at the 2018 St Thomas crewed yacht show which is a tremendous accolade, and well deserved.

Layout is three queen cabins, each with ensuite bathrooms and a bunk room so perfect for families – please enquire for 7 or 8 people if some are children.

The salon is light and airy and the overall look is very contemporary. There is a flybridge and also a forward seating area, which will probably be the most popular spots on the yacht. At the rear of the yacht is a large cockpit with outdoor seating and comfy sun pads.

Penny's personal opinion

Why book Shangri la – WE LOVE IT! – This is the perfect yacht for families or couples alike.  Lots of space both above and below decks.  The crew are new this season and are really customer oriented and fun.  So gourmet food, great selection of water toys and pristine yacht – all the boxes are ticked!

Yacht layout


  • Yacht
    • Fully air conditioned
    • Salon TV
    • Salon stereo
    • Device hookups
    • Onboard wi-fi
    • Hair dryers
    • Karaoke machine
    • Water maker
  • Water Toys
    • 14ft RIB w/50hp
    • Snorkel gear
    • Towing tube
    • Wakeboard
    • Subwing
    • SUP x 2
    • Floating lounge
    • Beach games
    • Underwater camera and video

Onboard experience

Crew profile
Capt. Terry “TC” Carter is a fourth generation Floridian who has spent most of his life on or around the water. While growing up on the sandy shores of St. Petersburg, he developed a deep love for the sea and began feeling the calling of distant shores. After his service in the US Air Force, he moved back to the Sun Coast where he started an entertainment company specializing in providing music for a wide range of audiences.
Sample menu
This is a sample menu only to give you an idea of your chef’s cooking style. Your menu will be personalised for you - designed around your food and drink preferences. Most chefs are able to adapt to different dietary requirements such as vegetarian or gluten free but please let us know at the time of booking so we can check for you.
7 nights
6 nights
5 nights
2 $ 25,500 $ 21,857 $ 21,250
3 $ 26,000 $ 22,286 $ 21,667
4 $ 26,500 $ 22,714 $ 22,083
5 $ 27,000 $ 23,143 $ 22,500
6 $ 27,500 $ 23,571 $ 22,917

Crew generally occupy Port Aft Cabin and Mid-ship crew bunk. Crew willing to move cabins and share crew bunk for a $1,000 cabin change fee – by inquiry/approval only
With Cabin Change, Boat can accept up to 8 pax. For Full Board 7 @ $28,500, 8 @ $29,500.

2 $ 25,500 $ 21,857 $ 21,250
3 $ 26,000 $ 22,286 $ 21,667
4 $ 26,500 $ 22,714 $ 22,083
5 $ 27,000 $ 23,143 $ 22,500
6 $ 27,500 $ 23,571 $ 22,917

Crew generally occupy Port Aft Cabin and Mid-ship crew bunk. Crew willing to move cabins and share crew bunk for a $1,000 cabin change fee – by inquiry/approval only
With Cabin Change, Boat can accept up to 8 pax. For Full Board 7 @ $28,500, 8 @ $29,500.

2 $ 25,500 $ 21,857 $ 21,250
3 $ 26,000 $ 22,286 $ 21,667
4 $ 26,500 $ 22,714 $ 22,083
5 $ 27,000 $ 23,143 $ 22,500
6 $ 27,500 $ 23,571 $ 22,917

Crew generally occupy Port Aft Cabin and Mid-ship crew bunk. Crew willing to move cabins and share crew bunk for a $1,000 cabin change fee – by inquiry/approval only

With Cabin Change, Boat can accept up to 8 pax. For Full Board 7 @ $28,500, 8 @ $29,500.


1 – 6 people. 7 nights minimum
Charters during Christmas week are required to finish by Dec 26


1 – 6 people. 7 nights minimum
New Year charters commence no earlier than Dec 28

Deduct $150/person

Half-board rates include 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners, snacks and standard bar; all other meals to be taken ashore at guests’ expense

$400/cabin, 3-cabin minimum

Board after 4pm, dinner to be taken ashore at guests’ expense but breakfast the following morning is included. Sleepaboard available with 6-night minimum for half-board, 7-night minimum for all-inclusive.

Special offers
Special Christmas offer - December 19-26 is now offered at the standard Winter rate. This offer applies to new bookings made by December 15th, 2022

Charter information

  • Add $400 each end for BVI ports other than West End or Jost
  • BVI Fees not included – please budget an additional $150/person/week
  • A crew gratuity, based on your level of satisfaction, but typically 15-20% of the charter rate is not included
  • Information and rates quoted on this website are believed to be correct but are subject to change without notice.


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  • The Boothby Family

    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 most 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!

  • Danielle & Michah

    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!!

  • Ben & Alicia, Joey & Tiffany

    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. 🙂

  • The Michigan Crew: The Ross’, The Miller’s, The Irwins

    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!!

  • Well what a magical week we have had on board Shangri La! We have done our fair share of bareboating and cruising and truly cannot remember a better experience. We got to do all the things we love – sailing, snorkeling, fishing and even got to experience the most incredible sunrise of my life. The food was delicious, fresh, well prepared, homemade seasonings and nerves and made with love by our chef Julia. TC was the consummate host – attentive, warm focused on providing a perfect day! Most importantly we laughed and laughed and laughed. We have made new friends with Julia and TC… And will be back to try and replicate this magical week. We leave refreshed and with our souls a little lighter than when we arrived.

  • It is hard to find the right collection of words to describe our stay on Shangri La. It has truly been an unforgettable experience that will go down as the best vacation I’ve ever been on. Beautiful scenery, ample family time, peak relaxation, unbelievable food, laughs, new friends… the list goes on. TC and Julia were a pleasure to be around and by the end of the week it felt as if we were one big family. Cheers to a remarkable week and experience.

  • What. A. Week. A sizeable round of applause to our two hosts Julia and TC who created a sublime environment for our family to disconnect, and reconnect with ourselves, each other, and the beauty around us. Julia and TC your hospitality was unreal, and our trip wouldn’t have been complete without you! Here’s to the next journey together!

  • The Crew, Capt TC and Chef Julia were fabulous, very friendly and welcoming. Both of them were very knowledgeable in their areas. We had an issue with the generator and it was handled well. The crew quickly devised an alternate plan to keep us entertained during the repair. I felt the the quality of the accommodations and food were wonderful. The Shangri La is beautiful and very comfortable and Julia’s food and presentation were fabulous. Both Capt TC and Chef Julia were very professional, but also very approachable and friendly. I felt very comfortable and confident with both of them. Since I was lucky enough to be a guest on the cruise I can not comment on the value of the cost of the trip. I do feel very lucky to have been included in Cathy’s birthday celebration though 😁. I don’t think I can say enough about Chef Julia’s cuisine. It was not only delicious, but absolutely beautifully presented. She worked tirelessly and everything she did was wonderful. Coming from the snowy Midwest it would not take much of a change of climate to make me happy, but the beautiful Virgin Islands never fail to impress with it’s beauty. I think everyone was happy with the water sport options on the boat. Snorkeling was very popular. The floating pad was used and the paddle board was tried. Overall it was a great experience.

    TC and Julia really helped make the trip very enjoyable. They both worked so hard, but were so friendly and attentive to all of our desires and needs. I can’t think of one most memorable highlight. The entire trip was such a gift. TC was so entertaining and yet very in tune with his duties on the boat. He handled the day to day running of it with knowledge and handled the problems without causing any stress to us who did know know about the workings of a boat. Julia is just wonderful. She is an artist in the kitchen, but also helped with the boat without missing a beat. Both of them worked constantly to make us have a fabulous trip. They are both great assets to your company.

    One other note. We caused a delay to the start of the trip. Because of an airline delay, we missed our connection to St Thomas. This meant that we could not get there until the next day. Capt TC and Julia altered their planned schedule to allow for our delay and still entertained the group that had arrived on time. We appreciated their efforts and their ability to switch up their plans to allow for the change.

  • Sun, sea, yacht, wee..ha! This was the perfect recharge to balance 2 years of COVID restrictions. What 7 days in nature paradise can do to revive and bless the eyes with beauty. The venue was nothing shot of amazing. Julia and Capt. TC thank you for the endless delicious creative and stunning meals and drinks. Your smiles created inclusive energy and good vibes 24/7. We look forward to the repeat soon! Endless thanks!

  • We have all had a fabulous time with you both. TC you are a great captain. You make sailing look so easy and you managed the boat so well. You were also beyond entertaining. I think you have moved from second to the next captain in the islands.

    Julia you are so talented in the kitchen. Not only is your food delicious, but it is all so beautiful. You are an artist in the kitchen. We will all remember our time with you both, but wish it could have been longer. Thank you for all your efforts making it a wonderful time.

  • Julia and TC
    Beautiful, amazing, relaxing, stunning and delicious don’t seem to convey. As you have read in a few pages, this has been a perfect experience for our family! A better birthday present could not be had.

  • We can say with great certainty that this is one of the best vacations we have ever had. How nice it was to unplug and enjoy the fresh, warm air as opposed to the single digit temperature we have at home. Both TC and Julia were more them wonderful; TC with his impeccable captaining, dancing, and stories, and Julia with her amazing meals, knowledge of reef life. We truly are so grateful for the amazing company you brought us this week and the beautiful sights you’ve shared.

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