|Guest cabin configuration:|
|4 Double en-suite cabins with A/C, 2 cabins have an extra small single berth|
|Children Min. Age||Water Safe|
|Home port||Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands|
Karizma is a comfortable yacht with a great deal of headroom throughout. The yacht features four guest en-suite cabins and is most suitable for groups of up to 8 passengers. Two of the double cabins do have an extra kiddy berth that works if two or three children (including one small child) would like to share a cabin.
Captain Marcus has 7 years sailing the Virgin Islands and has made a point of finding as many hidden coves and secret anchorages to help you make the most of your charter. Risa is a talented and creative chef. Together they make a great crew for Karizma and are ready to show your group a great time sailing the Virgin Islands.
Home port: Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
2 Cabins include an additional single bed for small children sleeping with parents. Please Inquire for 9 and 10 pax rates using these single berths.
Extra high headroom throughout the yacht with an unusually spacious cockpit area featuring two tables that seat 8 guests comfortably. A built in BBQ grill is featured on the aft platform
Interior salon table seats 10 guests comfortably
2 SUP's, 1 Tandem Kayak, Inflatable "Party Island", Giant floating lily pad, Towing hotdog, Towing tube, Aqua Wing, 9 ft inflatable Slide, Sea animal fun noodles, Lazy Buns Floating Chairs, Underwater Scooter, Aria Full Face Snorkel Masks, , , ,
Byron & Michelle
Captain and Chef Byron Ravenscroft grew up on the water on the wild Coast of South African, East London. His love of sailing led to a competitive sailing career, and he has experience with a vast array of water sports: kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling, water skiing and Hobie sailing.
Along with his love of the sea, Byron brings his passion for cooking to Karizma - he graduated at the top of his class from the prestigious Alfresco International Acadademy of Food and Wine in South Africa.
Byron and Michelle work on the menus together and tag-team in the galley to dazzle their guests. Byron is ready to welcome new guests aboard Karizma, with his sparkling wit, easy humor and adventurous spirit.
Joining Byron is his partner and First Mate, Michelle Puzilewicz, who has her own wealth of knowledge in the hospitality industry from her time working on cruise ships sailing around the world. Michelle is a qualified surf lifesaver so your safety in the water is well ensured. Michelle enjoys drawing from her world travels to bring a variety of scrumptious tastes to Karizma's cuisine. She looks forward to delighting your taste buds!
Together this fun loving South African couple invites you to share in their infectious humour and desire to explore as they guide you around the best of the US and British Islands.See reviews
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: 24 hours
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Karizma!
We really had a wonderful time on the Karizma with Byron and Michelle. We have no complaints whatsoever. Really! Byron and Michelle really made the trip memorable. We all felt like they were just part of the family. I think there is always some bit of apprehension when meeting new people and knowing that you will be in close quarters for the week. Byron and Michelle went above and beyond in making us feel at home. They were able to accommodate us in every way. We would happily cruise with them again. Thank you for all of your coordinating efforts!"
From minute one to the last minute of our trip, the captain made us feel at home onboard with an easy going, friendly charm. Right away he showed us around the yacht, which in itself is amazing: plenty of space to move about, seek privacy, lounge comfortably, sleep like a baby, and even take a refreshing shower. He exceeded our expectations as the captain of our vacation and Karizma!
The comfort and luxury of Karizma was highlighted by the quality of our meals. Nourishment somehow arrived just when we were hungry and made us feel like we were eating in a high end restaurant at every meal. It was fresh, healthy and satisfying food that always included dessert which we devoured in earnest to fuel our many adventure filled days.
The crew feel like old friends after this trip. We felt completely safe with them as they proved to be competent sailors. The captain patiently and graciously showed us the ropes and gave us the opportunity to pitch in with sailing as we desired. We hold both of them in high regard and find ourselves missing their company now that the trip has come to an end.
Our days felt easy, revolving around what we wanted to do, with no rushing or pressure. The captain gave us solid advice and told many a story about the BVIs both from natural and historical perspectives as well as the real truth about living there. He enabled us to get a genuine feel for the life many of us only dream of and personally led us on hikes, and took us to amazing spots we likely wouldnt find on our own. From Tarpon feeding on Saba Rock, extraordinary banana daiquiris, a tour of Anegada by truck complete with a picnic on a beautiful secluded beachand many more.
We left Karizma feeling we had a satisfying mix of pleasure, relaxation and adventure. It was truly a trip of a lifetime and not one of us wanted to wake up from our dream vacation on Karizma. We will be back!
Marcus and Risa were the best crew we could have imagined! They made our stay very special. This vacation will definitely stay in our mind!
Karizma was comfortable, clean and ventilated: all of it, yes! Marcus & Risa cleaned up during the week, for example when we were all snorkeling in the water, by the time we came back to the boat everything was cleaned up. During the sailing we stayed at the front in the morning / evening more in the back of the yacht. Every location was really nice. In addition we liked the fact that every bedroom had its own bathroom.
We enjoyed every meal prepared by Risa! She is very professional and was a brilliant cook! We were always looking forward to breakfast / lunch / dinner time. Risa always asked if there is something somebody doesn't like and customized the dishes, it was great!
Marcus & Risa included us in the planning of the route and islands we want to go according to our preferences (more party vs more quiet). They recommended us to go up to Anegada (which we did) and it was actually our favorite island!
John, it was great to have you as a fast responding partner at any time for all kinds of questions! Thanks a lot!
Just want to highlight once again that Marcus & Risa did an incredible job. Marcus was always open minded in some action (riding the hot dog, dive board) and he sailed us every day in a great mood to great places! Risa cooked everyday awesome dishes, helped Markus, told us the best places. They were both a great company! We would love to spend another vacation with them!
Anika J, aboard Catamaran Karizma sailing the Virgin Islands