Live aboard, learn how to sail, cook or help to repair sailboat on Caribbean side of Guatemala

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    I'm Dmitry, 49yo, living in tropics on my sailboat.
    Wanted neat helpers:
    - a cook (also shopping, and keeping the boat clean)
    - a handyman for projects: carpentry (power tools), mechanic (diesel engine, outboard motor, bicycle, etc), electric (DC\AC)

    In your request, please, only answer my questions, in English
    For handyman - your skills (briefly describe projects you have done) according to my needs,
    For cook - what "Harvard Healthy Eating Plate" says about potato and poultry

    If you are interested I can teach you how to sail. in the afternoon I do sailing classes for my students on Sunfish sailing dinghy. For my helpers discount half price.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    After lunch we sail, chill, swim, ride, explore arounds. My guests are free to use my bicycle and ocean kayak.
    In the evening, join us to watch the sunset, have a drink and get to know the community, make new friends and, if you are interested, become a crew member on a sailboat to continue exploring the world - cruisers generally like to have a crew. Some of my guests have made it to different sides of the Caribbean.
    In the morning, feel free to join our group to practice Vipassana meditation

  • Help


    If you have boat-specific skills like general maintenance, mechanic, electric, some carpentry then you're very welcome.
    Usually, a handyman helps me after breakfast till lunch (Mon-Fri), 3-5hrs a day. Another person cooks 2-3 meals a day, shops 2 times a week, cleaning usually takes half hour a day.

    Also, in your request please mention:
    - your contact (Telegram, FB, insta, WA)
    - capacity of your backpack.

    Looking for tidy crew members only. Everything that has been used, tools, utensils etc, also the working area must be clean afterward. If neatness is not part of your comfort, I am sure you can easily find another host.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Intermediate
    Russian: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Here's an international community of sailors from all over the world

  • Accommodation


    There're 3 cabins on the boat: you can stay in the central saloon or the forward private cabin, I live in the aft cabin

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    To visit:
    The greatest bridge in Central America
    Conquistador's castle,
    Mayan ruins,
    river canyons,
    cascade waterfalls,
    hot waterfall,
    lakes Izabal, El Golfete,
    exotic fruit farm,
    local fishermen's and farmer's villages in jungle,
    bars and restaurants around.

    Safe daily buses to the capital,
    Buses to Mayan ruins
    Minibusses for local short trips,
    Lanchas to Livingston,
    Shuttles to Honduras, Atitlan, Antigua, Tikal,
    Tuk-tuk and taxi

    pool, gym, BBQ, library, hammocks, workshop, laundry, warm showers, hotel, restaurant, bar, and parking.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    One of the best internet access in the area- 25Mbps unlimited Wi-Fi in the marina, good enough for high-resolution video stream, etc.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Secure parking in the marina, CCTV, security 24/7

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    3-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 397596575186

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