|Guest cabin configuration:|
|1 Master, 2 Queen en-suite cabins with AC|
|Children Min. Age||None|
|Home port||Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands|
Azuria is a 51ft Lagoon 500 sailing catamaran launched in 2010, hosting the latest features and modern conveniences. A state of the art yacht, Azuria offers an elegantly appointed interior featuring comfort, quality and numerous amenities. The yacht features three spacious and modern guest cabins including a master suite, each with en-suite bathroom and individual a/c controls.
Mark and Sally's objective is to ensure Azuria's charter guests enjoy the ultimate vacation, one that is nothing less than a breathtaking experience. Charters are tailor made to suit the guest's needs and desires.
Explore the charm and the exotic beauty of the Caribbean Virgin Islands, make it a voyage of discovery for the family, or one of pampered indulgence. Azuria's sumptuous cuisine, comprised of dishes from around the globe, awakens the senses. A commitment to quality and personal service are Mark and Sally's ingredients for a memorable yachting vacation aboard luxury crewed catamaran Azuria.
Home port: Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Noodles, 4 bean bag chairs on bow, 3 pax banana, 1 men's wake board, 1 woman's wake board, 8 person floating island, Bow bimini cover, Child's SUPS
Mark & Sally Duncan
Mark - You'll find me in the water as much as on it, and I love to lead guided snorkeling safaris. Pointing out the amazing richness and variety of fish and wildlife the Caribbean Islands have to offer. I also love to fish and delight in helping you tempt a nice Tuna or Mahi-Mahi to your lure, or a Bonefish to your fly. When at anchor you may like to take some tuition from me on learning to Windsurf. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to assist a total novice in getting up and sailing with a little guidance and encouragement.
Sally - Having sailed with my father from before I could walk and having helped my mum in the kitchen from an early age I've always had a passion for sailing and food. Graduating from University in Food Technology I have loved creating dinner parties and varied social events or taking part in competitive sailing. I aspire to ensure our guests are able to relax, enjoy good cuisine, and have lots of fun experiencing The Caribbean on their dream vacation. We have always gelled as a team. Guests enthuse about our professionalism, hospitality, good humor and desire to live life to the full.
We excel at being great hosts and creating personalized, unforgettable vacations. Let us help you live the dream!See reviews
|Winter 2018 to 2019||$18,000||$19,000||$20,000||$20,750||$21,500|
|Winter 2019 to 2020||$18,000||$19,000||$20,000||$20,750||$21,500|
Listed below are any confirmed reservations or unavailability, as well as current holds / options. Note: this calendar is not always 100% current. Please contact us for more information about available dates aboard this yacht.
Hours required between charters: 24hrs
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Azuria!
Donné and Stewart were the model of friendly, attentive and accommodating (add GRACIOUS). They are superb hosts, entertaining and lovely to be with. We were totally impressed by our trip and all future sailing trips will be measured by a trip on Azuria.
On our day of departure, I recall walking up to Azuria where it was docked and commenting to my friends that it was the cleanest boat I had ever seen. You can eat off any surface of this vessel. Donné and Stewart take incredibly good care of their boat (as well as they take care of you!). The main saloon is very well ventilated and the cabins have a good breeze blowing through the hatch if it's breezy or there is air conditioning available if not (rarely used). The level of service provided by Donné and Stewart was superb.
Donné is a superb chef and she takes great pains to present each meal beautifully. We couldn't wait until the next meal as they were so delicious. I highly recommend Captain Stewart's petit rum as well (well, actually, all of the Captain's Cocktails!).
We threw them for a loop as one of our party had to leave early. They accommodated our needs and we still had a fantastic itinerary. We were lucky to have a fantastic sail from Tortola to the Baths due to an unusual wind. We had a tremendous time!
Sailing Directions was very easy to deal with. We would definitely do another charter.
Brett L, aboard Catamaran Azuria sailing the Virgin Islands
Donne cleaned the cabins, bathrooms and refused to let us make our own beds. Every morning as we sat for breakfast she hurried off to each cabin to clean as if we were just walking in for the first time.
The food was incredible. We told Donne and Stewart multiple times that we couldn't have gone to a restaurant and ordered that well three meals per day! The portions were perfect and she was even willing to share her recipes with us. The best part is we weren't rushed to sit for any meals yet when we were ready she reacted and served us immediately.
Our itinerary was great and only made better by Stewart and Donne's suggestions to us. Like something simple as a choice of a spa day at Peter Island or they could pack us champagne on ice and glasses in a backpack and they would show us a trail to hike to the top of Peter Island so we could see an incredible view of all the islands and toast a great trip!
John, you were so quick to respond to every question and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you. In fact I've already sent your info to a friend. It couldn't have been easier and more efficient.
Jimmy S, aboard Catamaran Azuria sailing the Virgin Islands
Our trip through the BVIs was amazing. Azuria is a beautiful catamaran and we were made to feel right at home with Stewart and Donne'. They were welcoming and we felt like we were with our best friends. Donne' catered to our food needs perfectly - and we do have some finicky eaters with our kids. We have been so impressed by both our charters booked through your company and I am sure we will be sailing again very soon. Thank you again for providing such quality.
Lisa M, aboard Catamaran Azuria sailing the British Virgin Islands
We had a fabulous trip, wonderful crew in Stewart and Donne' and have only the highest regard for our entire experience. Thanks again.
Sam H, aboard Catamaran Azuria sailing the Virgin Islands
Donne' & Stewart were great hosts the two weeks we were aboard Azuria. They made sure we were comfortable and happy. Azuria is a wonderful sailing yacht, the berths are good sized with a hatch that allows you to feel the cool breezes while you sleep.
Donne' is the master of the galley. Our stay was two weeks and we requested no seafood, which is unusual, but she created meals that were way above our expectations. Simply amazing.
Both Donne' & Stewart' know the US & BVI's very well and took us to wonderful anchorages and areas on the islands to hike and explore. Their knowledge of the area was a great benefit to us. We also had such a good time while we sailed.
Donna B, aboard Catamaran Azuria sailing the Virgin Islands
Our recent sailing vacation was outstanding! We have done this several times over the years and Stuart and Donne' are the best. The Azuria is a beautiful boat, the food was 5 Star and Stuart and Donne' made the trip memorable for all of us. Hope to be able to sail again with them.
Jeanne L, aboard Catamaran Azuria sailing the Virgin Islands
We had a great time. We had a completely different experience than we did when sailed a few years ago. Before we left I had recommended Sailing Directions as we had a great time previously. Had even more fun this time!
The crew were over the top on friendly, attentive and accommodating. Exceeded expectations. Really enjoyed being on their boat. Our family highly recommends Azuria which includes our 19 and 21 year old girls.
Food was delicious. Enjoyed the variety of seafood and salads. Presentation excellent.
They kept us busy and yet had time to relax. Enjoyed every stop. It was nice as we had been to many of the same spots previously, we stayed in different locations and learned something new each time.
Recommending Sailing Directions' service to others. I have used Sailing Directions twice and will use again.
Nancy O, aboard Catamaran Azuria sailing the British Virgin Islands
Our vacation was absolutely FABULOUS. We couldn't have special ordered a better couple to spend a week with than Donne and Stewart. We are all at this moment missing them dearly.
Donne and Stewart are the most friendly and interesting and FUN people we have met in a long time. They work tirelessly to make sure we are getting the most out of our vacation. The food that Donne prepared was so delicious and we all looked forward to mealtime :-)
The Azuria is a beautiful new yacht and they take such pride in keeping her maintained in perfect shape at all times. The crew always knew the best spots to snorkel, places to anchor and fun things to see.
We will definitely be looking into another week with them next year.
Mary Jane M, aboard Catamaran Azuria sailing the Virgin Islands
Stewart & Donne' were great. They went above and beyond to make us comfortable. They were entertaining and we enjoyed their company and stories. The Azuria was exceptionally clean and tidy. The food and drinks were amazing! More than we expected.
The Azuria was comfortable, clean and well ventilated. The rooms were well attended. We did not spend a lot of time below but when we did we were comfortable.
Like I said above - food was amazing. Can't say enough about the food that Donne presented from that tiny kitchen and a few times while we were sailing. We certainly never went hungry and when the food was served it was presented beautifully and was gourmet quality.
Itinerary was great. They showed us new placed that we did not visit on our first Caribbean voyage.
Sailing Directions were great (Thanks John) and we let Stewart and Donne know just how easy you were to deal with. Thanks.
Janet B, aboard Catamaran Azuria sailing the British Virgin Islands
We had the time of our lives. Stewart and Donne' could not have taken better care of us. We wanted for nothing. The boat is beautiful. Stewart took us skiing, tubing, snorkeling, hiking and made fantastic Pain Killers. Donne's meals were scrumptious. We will sail with them again.
Leslie N, aboard Catamaran Azuria sailing the British Virgin Islands
Our week on Azuria was by far above and beyond anything we had expected or imagined! Stewart and Donne were extremely friendly, attentive, and accommodating in every way possible. By the end of the week they felt like family and we hated to say goodbye! Azuria was immaculate and very comfortable. The food was out of this world! The one night we ate out we wished we hadn't. We had been so spoiled by Donne's (and Stewart's( cooking!
We absolutely loved the itinerary. We trusted Stewart to take us to the best snorkeling spots and beaches and he didn't let us down! Red Hook port worked very well with our itinerary. We were extremely pleased with the service Sailing Directions provided. It was the best family vacation we've ever had! We will definitely try to find a way to do it again!
April R, aboard Catamaran Azuria sailing the Virgin Islands
In short best boat, crew, food and fun of my life. Thank you. Love Donne and Stewart. Wonderful people.
Stephanie I, aboard Catamaran Azuria sailing the Virgin Islands
We had a wonderful time on Azuria last week. Donne' and Stewart were very gracious hosts and the weather was just perfect. Donne's meals were certainly one of the high points of each day. Each meal was not only delicious but presented as well as in any fine restaurant. Azuria is a beautiful yacht that is spacious and provides several private gathering areas. Our group particularly enjoyed the amazing Caribbean night sky from the seating area on the bow.
Although my wife and daughter-in-law were very concerned about getting seasick, neither had any problem at all. In fact, my daughter-in-law learned to scuba dive during the trip.
Stewart and Donne' were attentive to our every need whether it was helping us prepare to snorkel or arranging a taxi for our onshore adventures.
The entire experience was beyond all of our expectations.
Ed P, aboard Catamaran Azuria sailing the Virgin Islands
Stewart and Donne' were wonderful hosts. The Azuria is a beautiful vessel. She is very well appointed and Stewart and Donne' take great care and pride in her appearance and proper function. I didn't want to leave. The food was wonderful. I have never eaten so well and in such quantity for 5 straight days.
The whole experience was very positive - both working with Sailing Directions and then Stewart and Donne'. I would be happy to serve as a reference for Sailing Directions and Stewart and Donne'.
Montgomery M, aboard Catamaran Azuria sailing the Virgin Islands
Mark & Sally were fantastic. Really enjoyed their company. Great in every way. Viking Dream was great. Loved the table/meals area, really comfortable. The food was fantastic. It exceeded our expectations! Loved the islands and places we saw. The service was the most surprising thing - we had never had such great service. Even when we got off the yacht and went to do an island trip, Mark had every detail planned and every taxi driver set up. Really excellent service! Love to do it again in the future.
Kathleen K, aboard Catamaran Viking Dream sailing the Virgin Islands