Ventana is a beautiful new Lagoon 520 catamaran offering crewed charters. They have four large double berths each with private ensuite baths including electric heads, vanity and separate showers. A fifth cabin is available offering upper and lower berths and this cabin also has a private ensuite bath with electric head, vanity and separate shower.
The salon will seat up to 8 guests in comfort for lounging or dining. Ventana’s exterior offers alfresco dining on the aft deck for up to 8 guests. There is top deck seating and a lounge area in front of the helm. Plus more seating on the forward lower deck lounge area behind trampolines. With numerous lounging areas, there is plenty of space for gathering as a group or finding a private place for one or two to relax.
Cabins and boat offer wonderful natural lighting and great ventilation. The boat is fully air-conditioned, and each cabin can adjust the air-conditioning individually for optimal guest comfort. All heads are fresh water flush. The Salon offers lounge and formal dining area in addition to aft deck alfresco dining. Top fly-bridge offers seating and lounge area with 360 degree view. There is also a lounge area forward behind the large trampolines. Five guest queen cabins each with private en-suite electric head, vanity and separate shower. Crew have separate twin bunk cabin and private head. Entire yacht is full air-conditioned for client comfort.
Yacht Rates in USD Special Offer
All inclusive rates are based on a 7 night charter (1 week) with food, beverages and standard bar, cruising permits and licenses are paid by boat
Charter Fee does not include a customary gratuity in the amount of 15-20% of the total charter fee payable to a deserving Captain and Crew upon the completion of a successful charter.
BVI PORT FEE: Add $400 each end for BVI ports other than West End or Jost
SLEEP ABOARD Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Available for $200 per cabin per night, with a 3 cabin minimum. Includes snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner is to be taken ashore at client expense. EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year’s weeks.
HALF-BOARD OPTION: Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
LOCAL FARE OPTION: Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: 7 night minimum,
Scuba Yacht offers Rendezvous diving only
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Captain Darrin Jackson and Chef Julia Ray are from USA
Captain Darrin Jackson is a third generation mariner. Born in St. Thomas and raised on a boat in the US and British Virgin Islands , Darrin took to the water at an early age. The family business of marine transportation, construction and salvage exposed him to the many aspects of professional life upon the seas. Eager to follow in his fathers footsteps he obtained his captains license at 19 and immediately began his career on the waters of the Caribbean ultimately captaining several vessels, including catamarans and a 75 ft Schooner. Darrin’s passion for sailing led him to begin racing in regattas, he also enjoys surfing, free-diving, and spearfishing. He looks forward to showing you all the wonders of his “backyard”!
Chef Julia Ray grew up in Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes. She developed a love for boating and sailing on frequent family outings on Lake Huron and the many inland waterways that are abundant in Michigan. Julia was introduced to the Virgin Islands as a child on the first of many annual family vacations more than 30 years ago. Julia learned to cook and entertain while assisting family members during daily meal preparation and by assisting with catering numerous gatherings. Julia has also worked in the restaurant and hospitality industries. She holds degrees in both accounting and social work and although she had a successful career in the corporate world, she left it all behind in 2013 to realize her dream of living in the Virgin Islands. She has since been employed as mate and chef, sailing throughout the islands.
Energetic and personable, Julia loves to meet new people and share her enthusiasm for the islands while ensuring their comfort and safety aboard and in the water. She is certified in first aid, CPR and fire fighting. She spends much of her spare time in the kitchen, preparing and perfecting new recipes for friends and family to sample. Julia delights in spoiling guests with gourmet meals and tempting treats. She prepares a wide variety of meals and remains flexible in her meal planning to ensure the freshest and best quality food is offered to guests. Julia takes much pride in her ability to work with guests to accommodate special diets and food allergies and develop menus that will leave everyone satisfied!
Each charter menu is custom designed based on guest preferences!
Stuffed French toast strata with sausage
Fresh fruit will be served each morning along with breakfast based on availability. Coffee, tea, juices, and milk are available each morning. Your choice of breakfast meat includes crispy bacon, link pork sausage or breakfast ham. Vegetarian options are also available.
Crab cakes on a bed of micro greens with avocado remoulade
Chips, crackers, cookies, nuts, fresh fruit and vegetables with dip will be available throughout the afternoon.
Herbed tomato bruschetta with fresh parmesan
Cajun shrimp tortellini with asagio and garlic rubbed toast points
Entries are served with an appropriate wine if you desire
Key lime cheesecake
VENTANA GUESTS COMMENTS
New Years 2019
Sharon and Len
We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.
” thank you so much for am amazing week! We had so much fun exploring around the islands, and I loved relaxing on board as well ( I will miss that hammock!) Thanks again !
“Thanks for taking us around the Virgin Islands for a week! It was an incredible experience that I will never forget. Since this was the first time I’ve been on a charter, I thought the limited space would be an issue. However, I loved how you always kept us active with activity a after activity. Also the food was amazing!! Thanks again!
“Thank you so much for all the work you have put into making this week unforgettable. These memories will last a lifetime!
The crew were very accommodating. Drinks and snacks were always available. and again the food was great!! We never left the table hungry.
Robert and Sherry H.
Had a great week on the Mimzy! For a first time sailor, I learned to trust the captain- erythromycin capable and knowledgeable of all the waters and things to do.
Thank you for such and incredible trip – you two know what you’re doing and make a great Team (pretty cute couple too 🙂 ) thank you for taking such great care of us and I really appreciate your adjusting the meals given my situation. Please do keep in touch and if you ever find yourself in NYC you’ve got a place to call home.
Safari exceeded our expectations – plenty of room, lots of area to gather, or to be alone. Beds were really comfortable, and everything was so clean.
The food was beyond our expectations! Julia is an amazing cook – delicious and gorgeous presentation! She customized to us – only complaints are that she fed us too much and that we had to come home without her!
We felt like we did the perfect option with the half board – the benefit of Julia’s amazing cooking, and also being able to sample some of the local flavor at dinners and lunch.
We had an incredible time – exceeded our expectations in every way! Thanks to you too for coordinating for us – made everything run very smoothly. We really appreciated the advice regarding packing – we did a pretty good job with that. Pre-planning and prep was great and easy. Will definitely recommend to others! And we’ll be back, too!
The food was great. Julia made lots of different dishes and we enjoyed them all. We didn’t have a lot of specific preferences and were very happy with all of her cooking. Come hungry as there’s always lots to eat and drink.
We loved the itinerary sailing the Virgin Islands. We liked the route and all the moorages but what really made the trip special was the captain & Julia’s local knowledge. They showed us a handful of small beach towns and the local vibe of each place. We met a number of their friends and really enjoyed seeing some of the spots off the beaten path.
The food was unbelievably delicious and visually fantastic. The itinerary was perfect. Safari was absolutely comfortable.