Ocelot is a 2016 Lagoon 520 owner’s version offering a spacious master cabin + 3 other Queen guest cabins. All guest cabins have en-suite electric heads with vanity and separate shower stalls. There is also a 5th bunk cabin that offers two single berths and crew will swap out for a queen upon request. Ocelot has nice natural lighting and ventilation throughout the yacht plus full air-conditioning.
The yacht offers alfresco dining in the cockpit and will comfortably accommodate 8 guests at the table. The salon will also seat up to 8 guests for dining or just relaxing in the A/C. There is plenty of options for sunbathing and lots of places to kick back in the shade as well. Whether you are looking for a fun family adventure or a Caribbean getaway with friends, Ocelot is ready to welcome you on the sailing trip of a lifetime!
Accommodations: Cabins and boat offer lots of natural lighting and great ventilation. The boat is fully air-conditioned, and each cabin can adjust the air-conditioning individually for optimal guest comfort.
4 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.
Salon offers lounge/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.
Children are Welcome -water safe - bring life vest
Green Initiatives- Make purified drinking water
Eco-friendly cleaning products with limited use of paper products
Chef purchased organic or locally grown produce
13 ft Dinghy with 40hp engine
Water Skis for Adult
Swim Platform on Scoop steps
SU Paddle Boards
Fishing Gear-Trolling & Casting
All rates are for the entire boat and are subject to change without notice prior to actual reservation, 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, All guests over 18 yrs wishing to fish in BVI must purchase a BVI license prior to boarding ask us for information, Marina dockage if applicable upon the request of the charter guests is not included, Fine wines champagnes and top shelf liquors are not included and can be purchased upon request of the charter guests at their expense, Hurricane Season is from 1st June to end of November and it is imperative that all guests purchase trip insurance. Yacht's are not responsible for clients shore side expenses if charter cancelled for named storm (this includes meals hotels transportation as well as air transport) Most yachts will allow client to rebook unused dates within 6 months of cancellation (excluding holidays).
Yacht Rates in USD
Additional Rate Details: BVI PORT FEE: B.V.I. customs and cruising permit fees are included in the rate.
SLEEP ABOARD: Available for half of the daily rate. Includes boarding after 4pm, snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner ashore is additional. Select option upon booking. EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year’s weeks.
HALF-BOARD OPTION: 7 nights ($150 off per person) – Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners aboard – with all other meals to be taken ashore at client expense 2@$25,200 3@$25,550 4@$25,900 5@$26,250 6@$26,600 7@$26,950 8@$27,300
LOCAL FARE OPTION: 7 nights ($75 off per person) – Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense. 2@$25,350 3@$25,775 4@$26,200 5@$26,625 6@$27,050 7@$27,475 8@$27,900
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: 7 night minimum, VIRGIN ISLANDS CHRISTMAS 2023: 1-8 pax $33,000 must end on or before December 26th NEW YEARS 2023: 1-8 pax $35,000, December 27th start or later
Diving Info Crew are PADI certified Divemasters.
Guest rent gear (BC, reg, weight belts, tanks, dive computer etc.) from dive shop directly, the yacht will collect and have on-board when they arrive and help guests return gear. Red Hook Dive Center: www.redhookdivecenter.com Telephone: 340-777-3483 Diving Costs $35 per dive, per diver, payable aboard to yacht crew.
Andrew & Michael are happy to handle gear rental, pick-up and return on the guests behalf. Crew will discuss details during preference calls with guests. Gear rental is at the guests’ expense; crew provide individual cost estimates based on the guest’s requirements.
The crew can also arrange diving with dive operators who offer rendezvous diving
Captain Tim Shiaris
Growing up in the Chesapeake Bay area, Tim has been privileged to spend most of his time on a variety of boats, both motor and sailing. Tim is a fan of traveling and exploring the world around him in search of local adventures. Tim’s appetite for adventure and people has brought him to the Virgin Islands. His experience on racing yachts, enhanced his passion for crewing and sailing and encouraged him to pursue advanced certifications to expand his capabilities. In addition to sailing, Tim has other interests including snowboarding and restoring old houses. He is also known for taking home awards from BBQ competitions! He lives by the motto “It’s all about the experience” and looks forward to sharing and guiding guests to experience the beauty and adventure of the islands. His calm demeanor, attention to safety, and dedication to his guests’ time in the islands will ensure the best experience for everyone aboard.
Chef Zara Browne Zara was born in Dublin, Ireland and moved to Long Island at a young age where she found her love of the water. She spent her weekends sailing with her Dad and exploring the North Fork of Long Island. When she wasn’t enjoying the outdoors she spent her down time at her family’s restaurant in Hoboken, NJ where her love of fresh quality food began.
Her professional background has always been in the restaurant industry and hospitality. She has over 15 years of bartending experience and another 5 years in luxury concierge services working closely with high profile NYC restaurants, planning extravagant events, and running private spas and gyms.
When Zara felt she wanted a change of pace she decided what better way to bring her love of hospitality and the water together than joining the yachting industry. She has been lucky enough to work under multiple yacht chefs where she has been able to add a new layer of knowledge to her personal culinary experience.
Zara has always had a passion for bringing a memorable experience to her guests and looks forward to helping form unforgettable memories aboard Ocelot through food, cocktails, and the ambiance of the islands.
DAY BREAK Shakshuka Cheese and Vegetable Frittata Avocado Toast with Pickled Onion and Fried Eggs Crab Cake Benedict Bagels, Eggs, and Lox American Breakfast Brioche French toast
MIDDAY Chicken and Avocado Burritos Caribbean Chicken Salad Greek Feast Shrimp Pad Thai Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl Cheeseburgers in Paradise Fish Tacos
HOR’S DEOUVRES Artichoke Dip Corn and Cotija Guacamole Bacon Wrapped Dates Grilled Jerk Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers Prosciutto Wrapped Grilled Brie with Pineapple Stuffed Mushrooms Charcuterie Board Vietnamese Summer Rolls Melon Mozzarella Basil and Prosciutto Skewers
MAIN Shrimp Linguini Grilled Wild Salmon and Couscous with an Orange Miso Glaze Chilean Sea Bass with Porcini Risotto Dry Rubbed Beef Tenderloin with Cilantro Rice and Salsa Verde Sauce Grilled Mahi Mahi with Wild Rice and Cashew Coconut Sauce Filet Mignon with Garlic Mash and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Lobster tails over Forbidden Black Rice Mango Salsa and Chili Lime Butter
DESSERT Key Lime Pie Ice cream sandwiches Chocolate mousse
SHIP’S BAR Vodka: Tito’s Rum: Cruzan (3-4 Flavors, a Dark, and a Light) Bourbon: Bulleit Gin: Bombay Sapphire Tequila: Milagro Champagne: La Marca Prosecco Red/White Wine ($12-$15 bottles typically): Josh, 19 Crimes, Apothic, Matua, Dark Horse, Oyster Bay Cordials: Grand Marnier, Espresso Vodka, Amaretto. Frangelica Beers: ST. John Brewer’s, Leatherback Brewery, Corona
Testimonials from guests on Ocelot 52ft Catamaran
Thank you Zara and Tim for the best Camera Family 2023 vacation. You both went above and beyond to make everyone feel welcome and at home. Your meals were delicious and the cocktails tasty. Snorkeling the caves and Indians were beautiful. The Baths were glorious to enjoy! Who can forget our “Foxy’s Facts” and late night living there. Your hospitality and little extra touches made for a perfect trip. We can’t wait to come back! We can’t thank you enough!
Hands down best family vaca! Voted by all of us. Zara and Tim made our time on the water so special. The meals were above and beyond delicious and accommodating our family’s dietary needs is not easy. Beautiful coves and water activities were perfect for our adventurous family. We hope to do this again and couldn’t imagine any other crew to do it with. Thank you Zara and Tim for everything!!
Our family has had a fabulous and relaxing sailing vacation in and around The USVI. From the moment we got onboard Tim and Zara were incredibly friendly, thoughtful, professional, and a warm desire to be attentive to our needs as their 1st family charter on Ocelot! We have sailed before on a catamaran in Croatia, so we know what to expect of a week living and dining on a catamaran. Tim and Zara did not disappoint. Dining on the boat was delicious, healthy, varied, and beautifully presented. Zara was easily able to accommodate our family’s dietary needs as well. Zara was an incredible host and bartender! Tim definitely knows his way around The USVI and every great beach, snorkeling area and routes to sail. Tim was flexible in giving us options for the day so we were able to pack in a lot during a day- snorkle, paddle, kayak, and hike all in a day. Tim and Zara became part of our family unit as the trip progressed which made it that much more special. We were absolutely blown away with nightly Hanukkah treats for us- really so unique and thoughtful. We would 100% love the opportunity to sail again with Tim and Zara
When you arrived, your first impression of the yacht was:
What did you think about your accommodation? Cabins, beds, bathrooms:
Accommodations were great – no surprises
Salon, cockpit, deck space:
Space arrangement was great.
Was the boat kept clean during your charter (your cabins, the bathrooms/heads, your towels, bedding, the cockpit, the galley)?
We had everything we needed.
Did you miss anything on board?
What did you enjoy the most on board?
Everything was great. Some family members really appreciated the open water sailing. Others would say the friendliness of the crew. Others would say the swimming or the on-shore excursions such as hiking. Everyone loved the food.
Please describe your Captain (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.)
All the above. The captain was great. What do you think about your itinerary, the places and bays you visited and the activities you have done?
Itinerary & activities were great. Our family was pretty flexible. The crew did great in terms of helping put an itinerary together for us.
Please describe your chef (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.)
Same comments as the captain – the crew was outstanding.
Please describe your meals (presentation, quality, quantity)
Meals were great. Much better variety, quantity & preparation thoughtfulness than we had ever expected.
Do you feel the meals and drinks reflected the requests you made in your preference sheet?
Yes. The crew was very accommodating in terms of a few dietary preferences.
If you had children in your party, what did the crew do to make their vacation special (food, games, toys, etc)?
The crew was great with the kids. Especially in terms of preparing children food dishes and giving them some special 1 on 1 time when needed.
D & D
A thousand thanks for all of your hard work and all of our big fun! We appreciate all you did for us. – food was delicious, diving that was beautiful, beaches that were wonderful, snorkeling that was stupendous, drinks, flexibility, turtles, a marlin! (almost), half a barracuda, theme nights, coffee and much more! Happy Holidays! Many bon voyages!
Dev and Dav,
Thank you for everything you did to make this week so fun and relaxing. You guys did it all! From amazing meals to fun games and incredible diving (I did see the cuttlefish). Good luck in future endeavors and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Devan and Davis,
What a week! Thank you for everything you have done to make our vacation fun and exciting while at the same time making it chill and relaxing. Thank you for your patience and flexibility with my diving and our silly and memorable themed nights. Y’all are amazing and we will miss you and our time here! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Dearest Double D’s
Honestly I don’t know how to put all my thankfulness into words. Also piano Christmas music is playing right now so feelin’ kinda senti. Thank you for sharing your awesome life and boat with us this week. It was very fun and cool and dope and swag. Y’all are two of the chillest/funniest people ever and I am so jello of everyone whose paths cross with y’all in the future. Have the best life ever – sing moana super load when you’re sailing the world. Watch out for the pirates. Ok. Love y’all you remind me of Ashton Kutcher and the mermaid from Aquamarine. Club Slot for lyfe!
Dear Devan and Davis,
Thank you so much for an amazing week! This was a much needed vaca following a tough quarter at school. You both were very welcoming and thoughtful throughout the trip. I really appreciate you guys showing us around. I loved the sunset on the beach and all the turtles/sealife! Happy Holidays!
Devan and Davis,
We cannot thank you enough for making this ‘bucket-list trip’ for our family so wonderful. It completely exceeded our expectations and we 100 percent have you guys to thank for that. You are both so easy-going and could handle all of our varying interests, tastes, and personalities perfectly. Each spot you took us to, each activity we did, and each meal we ate was perfection! We will remember this trip forever and we will always be grateful to y’all for everything. Best of luck to you guys in the future…maybe we can meet us again in Wilmington. Thank you again for everything!
Devan and Davis – Thank you for the best week in paradise – you are a class act crew and we enjoyed every minute of fun, mapping, trivia, sailing, talking, laughing, eating, snorkeling, sunset watching, and everything we are forgetting (probably because we had too much chardonnay :)) We truly appreciated your professionalism combined with playfulness, love, and knowledge 🙂 We wish you the best for the rest of the season and life together – Be grateful for all of the small things 🙂 We look forward to staying in touch!
Devan and Davis
Bon Temps! We cannot thank you enough for guiding us through a beautiful week of joy and laughter. Devan, your smile and confidence constantly impressed us. Davis, your stories and easy going manner warmed our hearts. Keep the sails high and the love flowing! God bless!
I cant even put into words how great this past week on Ocelot has been! Ocelot is a beautiful boat, the USVI is an amazing place, but what really made our trip special was the two of you! Devan, you are an awesome Captain and role model for our girls. You enthusiasm for chartering and always being up for the next adventure made this trip so much more fun for all of us! Tim, in addition to being an excellent chef, you taught poker and always knew the perfect time to offer a cocktail! Both of you were so patient and kind with our gaggle of kids. They adore you! Thanks so much for giving us lots of happy memories from the week. Take care, Virginia
Thank you for an extraordinary vacation. It was exactly what we need – relaxation with adventure. Thank for always making us feeling safe at sea and for the delicious meals! Thanks for an amazing trip! And for all the really fun dives and places we got to eat! Thank you so much for an amazing week. All the dives were amazing and it was so nice to get to know you guys. See you around!
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