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Catamaran Pentesilea II, 48ft, 8 passengers based in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Culinary Contest Winner, St Thomas 2016

Weekly Charter Rates

From
$11,150 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To
$15,950 (8 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and seasons. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees.

Specifications

Guests Cabins Length
8 4 48ft
Guest cabin configuration:
3 Double, 1 Double child-sized en-suite cabins with AC
Designer Privilege
Built 1992
Children Allowed Yes
Children Min. Age watersafe
Half Board Available Yes
Home port Bimini Marina, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Licensed for USVI 6+ passengers Available for USVI pickups with more than 6 passengers
Scuba SCUBA available on board Available onboard
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Catamaran Pentesilea II Overview

Pentesilea II is a 1992-launched Privilege catamaran operated by her professional crew in the Virgin Islands out of St Thomas or Tortola.

The catamaran is finished in varnished Cherry wood and light Caribbean colored fabrics. Pentesilea II features four guest cabins - 3 Doubles with en-suite bathroom and shower and 1 smaller double cabin / bed and bathroom which is ideal for children. The catamaran has plenty of natural ventilation and AC is available throughout the yacht.

Pentesilea II is fully equipped for scuba diving including an onboard Dive Instructor. This is ideal for both certified divers as well as for those who would like to try scuba the first time with a Resort Course. It is also possible to do your open water certification dives with Captain Travis.

Pentesilea II offers great value for family and friends. Come join Pentesilea II for a Caribbean sailing vacation of a lifetime!

Ports and Available Cruising Areas

Bimini Marina, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (Home)
Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (Additional)
West End, Tortola, British Virgin Islands (Additional)

Optional Half Board Details

1/2

Discount available for 3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore.

Accommodation

Four private, en-suite guest cabins including 3 Double and 1 small child-sized Double. All with A/C.

Amenities

Air conditioning
Electric Heads
DVDs
Flatscreen in Saloon
Sound system
Hairdryer
Watermaker
Board Games
BBQ
Deck Shower
WiFi Internet: Onboard WiFi

Water toys

Dinghy: 15ft 50HP
Snorkel gear
Kayak (2 person): 2
Wakeboard
Kneeboard
Towing tube
Waterski Adult
Floating mats: yes
Fishing gear
Windsurfer
Hammock
SCUBA available on board

 SCUBA Details

Scuba Terms: 5 dives per week are included for certified divers, additional dives are $25pp per dive.
Tanks: 8
BCDs: 8
Crew Scuba License: Master
Scuba Available Onboard: Yes

Meet the Crew

Dan & Alli Shivone

Captain Dan’s passion for the water started at an early age along the coast of Delaware. He developed his skills after moving to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, where he learned to read the wind and the water for both surfing and sailing. He obtained his Captain’s license in North Carolina, and quickly began guiding on the water and sharing his love of nature and the sea.

Dan worked on Bald Head Island, North Carolina helping in the development of an outdoor adventure company. He obtained his US Sailing Association Certification and American Sailing Association Certification, and began instructing others on sailing. During which and since, he has owned several personal sailboats and captained others, allowing him to learn and hone in his skill as a Captain.

Alli was born on the East Coast where as a young girl she grew up with a passion for the ocean and adventure passed to her by her father. In High School, Alli participated in multiple Outward Bound wilderness classes, and from there the adventure never stopped. She attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington, during which time she began working for the same sailing and kayaking company where she met her husband, Dan.

Alli has grown up with a passion for cooking food, that not only tastes good and looks good, but that is good for you. She began cooking at a young age, preparing meals for her family of five, and continues to create beautiful dishes with love and artistry...read more

Dan and Alli met in the Summer of 2009 on Bald Head Island, North Carolina, where they worked running kayak trips and sailing excursions. Together they managed the company, never losing sight of their passion for travel. From the North Shore of Hawaii, to the coastlines of Costa Rica, the couple began their adventures together starting that summer. After sailing their personal sailboat, Goose, over 2,500 miles from North Carolina to the Bahamas and back they discovered their love for the islands.

They moved to the Virgin Islands to pursue their love for the sea and sailing, where they began working for a popular watersports company. Dan captained a 50ft catamaran, running day charters around the BVIs and USVIs, and Alli managed the hotel’s land and sea based watersports activities, meanwhile obtaining her certifications to crew. They continued to get out on the water to snorkel, surf, fish etc. whenever the opportunity allowed. Whether searching for lobsters, searching for waves, or simply sailing, they always enjoy their time spent on the water.

One of their favorite quotes is, “The Virgin Islands were meant to be viewed from the water.” Pentesilea II has allowed them to share their love for the islands, the sea, and all the two have to offer, with all of her guests.

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Availability for Pentesilea II:

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.

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:

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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:

Booked: Saturday, 25 February 2017 to Saturday, 4 March 2017: Booked: Bimini Marina to Bimini Marina
Booked: Friday, 10 March 2017 to Thursday, 16 March 2017: Booked: Bimini Marina to Bimini Marina
Booked: Sunday, 26 March 2017 to Saturday, 1 April 2017: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Sunday, 2 April 2017 to Friday, 7 April 2017: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Saturday, 8 April 2017 to Friday, 14 April 2017: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 15 April 2017 to Saturday, 22 April 2017: Booked: Bimini Marina to Bimini Marina
Booked: Saturday, 29 April 2017 to Saturday, 6 May 2017: Booked: Bimini Marina to Bimini Marina
Booked: Wednesday, 10 May 2017 to Wednesday, 17 May 2017: Booked: Bimini Marina to Bimini Marina
Booked: Saturday, 20 May 2017 to Saturday, 27 May 2017: Booked: Bimini Marina to Bimini Marina
Booked: Monday, 5 June 2017 to Monday, 12 June 2017: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Friday, 23 June 2017 to Friday, 30 June 2017: Booked: Fajardo, Puerto Rico* to Fajardo, Puerto Rico*
Booked: Monday, 3 July 2017 to Monday, 10 July 2017: Booked: Bimini Marina to Bimini Marina
Booked: Wednesday, 12 July 2017 to Wednesday, 19 July 2017: Booked: Bimini Marina to Bimini Marina
Unavailable: Monday, 24 July 2017 to Saturday, 29 July 2017: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Sunday, 30 July 2017 to Tuesday, 24 October 2017: Unavailable: Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI* to Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI*
Unavailable: Wednesday, 1 November 2017 to Sunday, 5 November 2017: Unavailable: Boat Show, USVI* to Boat Show, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 18 November 2017 to Saturday, 25 November 2017: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Sunday, 26 November 2017 to Saturday, 2 December 2017: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Thursday, 28 December 2017 to Thursday, 4 January 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 24 February 2018 to Saturday, 3 March 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
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Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Pentesilea II!

 June 2016 guests aboard PENTESILEA say:
Jason and Cassandra did an awesome job! We can't imagine anyone doing a better job than they did. They were very professional and competent in all areas during the charter. At the same time they were very friendly and made us feel at ease and welcome on the boat. The food was magnificent- better than any restaurant we went to. They were very helpful and patient with us on our scuba diving as we all were new to the sport. Side trips on each island were facilitated by their knowledge and expertise. If and when we do another charter in the BVIs we would definitely want to have Jason and Cassandra again😀!

-Sara and Frank Little, June 2016

 Guests from April, 2016 say:
Cass and Jason were incredibly ingratiating and welcomed us like part of the family. Cant wait to go again!

-Ted Kasemir, April 2016

 Mid Winter guests on PENtESILEA 2 said:
Jason and Cassandra went above and beyond to make sure that we had an amazing trip. All of Jason's meals were delicious and exceeded our expectations! Jason and Cassandra are a fun couple to sail with and we enjoyed our time with them. They took us to beautiful areas we likely wouldn't have been to before and are extremely knowledgable about the area. They always made sure that we were safe and comfortable. The boat was fun and well stocked with activities ranging from paddle boards, kayaks, scuba and games. We were able to be active or just relax as we pleased. We would love to plan another trip with them in the near future

-Gina Flynn, February 2016

 Guests aboard PENTESILEA 2 in late June and early July, 2015
We were fortunate to spend a week with Andrew and Kailee onthe Penteselia II.

They were very accommodating and extremely familiar with options for excursions, snorkeling, hiking, restaurants, etc. They took the time to understand ourpreferences and create an itinerary with something for everyone to enjoy. They had a wealth of knowledge about theislands customs and lore. The meals wereincredible and served with our agenda in mind. Our family had a fabulous vacation and we would recommend without reservation this crewed boat!

Nancy Pacenta

 JAN 15
-We have been to the Virgin Islands several times before but have never had such a good time as we had with Andrew and Kailee. A great combination of activity, adventure, awesome food and memorable company Oh, and great partying. What more could someone ask for? Guest
 JAN 15
"For both Jim and I - they had the perfect energy. They toured us through the islands both with knowledge and confidence and we felt safe and at peace at all times. We were able to partake in the local 'hangout's' such as Norman Island, Saba, and Anegada. We snorkeled, hiked, swam, wake-boarded - did everything we asked and more. The energy of the crew was boundless and their enthusiasm and love for what they do drove our energy as well."
 DEC 14
Where do we begin? Andrew and Kailee made our dreams come true. Celebrating our 25th anniversary, Christmas and a 50th birthday met our trifecta beautifully. From the amazing meal and we mean ah-mazing!... To the hiking, snorkeling, swimming, wake boarding, lobster, limbo contest we would never have had this experience on another boat with another crew! We chose well, very well! Guest-Dec 14
 NOV 14
Our 4th trip on Pentesilea II and it did not disappoint! We were a little concerned before the trip this time because of the new crew but Andrew and Kailee were amazing! Andrew's knowledge of the Islands and Kailee's warm hospitality made us feel right at home again! The food is great, the yacht is well appointed and all in all, we cannot imagine vacationing another way or in another place! Bill & Blair
 NOV 14
Wow. Just wow. The boat is beautiful, the crew is awesome and the Virgin Islands are spectacular! The week was more than we ever hoped it would be. Rick and Louise
 AUG 14
-What an adventure! I am so thankful for this journey to the Virgin Islands! Without Andrew and Kailee, this trip would not have been the same. They did a wonderful job of taking care of us and making sure we had a memorable week aboard the amazing Pentesilea II! Guest-Aug 14
 FEBRUARY 2014
Name: Brent

Yacht: PENTESILEA II with Hannes Scheeperes and Kristen Berg

Charter Dates: February 7-14, 2014

Area Cruised: Virgin Islands

Overall Rating: 5

5 being the highest 0 being the lowest

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.

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?

Yes

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?

Yes

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?

Yes

4. Was the food good and well presented?

N/A

5. Did you like the area you sailed?

Yes

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?

No

7. May we post this review on our website?

Yes

8. Additional comments on your charter?

We had the "Captain only" charter, so we took care of Captain Hannes in the food and crew department. If we were to sail again, we would definitely go with the food and chef included. I am sure Kristen would have added more value to our experience. But we did fine. It was fun to check out different restaurants. Our Skipper Hannes was absolutely the BEST!!! He was very knowledgeable and well organized. He was patient with people that have never been on a sailboat, provided assistance whenever needed, no one on the boat had to wait for help. He made sure our snorkel equipment fit properly. Basically, Hannes was determined to make sure all the guests got the most out of the BVI Sailing experience. This man is passionate about sailing and making sure everyone was happy. There is too much to comment on, our sailing adventure was an experience that will never be forgotten. I would recommend Hannes and the Pentesilea II for anyone to enjoy.

 JULY 2013
Name: Michael Randazzo

Yacht: PENTESILEA II with Hannes Scheepers & Jayde Haiweth

Charter Dates: July 24 - 31, 2013

Area Cruised: Virgin Islands

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.

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?

Hannes and Jayde were fantastic! They immediately made us feel at home.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?

The yacht was amazing, there was plenty of room for my family.

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?

The air-conditioning was not working in the kiddie kingdom, which made it uncomfortable at night. The ac in the on-suite cabin shut off in the middle of the night on our last three evenings, which made it uncomfortable.

4. Was the food good and well presented?

Jayde made many spectacular dishes. It was like eating at a five star restaurant three times a day!

5. Did you like the area you sailed?

Hannes planned a wonderful trip for us and was very cautious about a storm that may have threatened during the week. We were constantly on the move and enjoyed the sights at every island.

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?

The tender that should have been on the boat broke down. You could have assisted Hannes in getting the tender fixed during our trip.

7. May we post this review on our website?

Yes

8. Additional comments on your charter?

This was truly one of the most beautiful and relaxing vacations my family has ever taken. Hannes and Jayde were like part of the family. They went out of their way to give us the greatest trip. Hannes always had a fun story or an exciting experience to share and had my kids enthralled with his tales. Jayde was so sweet and went out of her way to make us these fantastic meals, each one better than the next. They were fantastic with my children and we look forward to sailing with Hannes and Jayde in the future. This is a trip we will be talking about for years to come!

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 April 2013
Name: Todd & Anne

Yacht: S/V Pentesilea II

Date: April 15-20, 2013

Comment on the comfort onboard Pentesilea II:

Very comfortable with many places to lay around in the sun or shade

Comment on the condition of Pentesilea II:

Very good condition

Comment on the cleanliness of Pentesilea II:

Extremely clean and the crew kept up on everything

Comment on the congeniality of the Captain and crew:

Wow, could not have been any better, Professional. Polite, and fun!

Comment on the service of the Captain and crew:

Great attention to detail

Comment on the fun aspect of the Captain and crew:

Fun with lots of laughs

Comment on the expertise of the Captain and crew:

We knew we were safe on and off the boat

Comment on the quality of your meals:

We give all meals 5 stars

Comment on the presentation of your meals:

Wonderful and we have pictures to back it up

Would you charter this yacht again? (Circle one) YES

Additional notes:

Hannes was not only a great captain but he was a great dive instructor with a lot of personality and fun. Amy his partner had a personal emergency and was not available for our charter. They did a very good job informing us ahead of time and pulling in Ashley that impressed us with every meal.

 With Hannes and Amy
Name: Jim Wisler

Yacht: PENTESILEA II with Hannes & Amy

Charter Dates: March 15-22, 2013

Area Cruised: Virgin Islands

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.

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?

Hannes and Amy are just fabulous

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?

Yes

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?

Yes

4. Was the food good and well presented?

Food was outstanding

5. Did you like the area you sailed?

We loved it.

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?

You were very good and responded quickly

7. May we post this review on our website?

Yes

8. Additional comments on your charter?

Our group just loved sailing with Hannes and Amy. We were taken well care of and they have a sense of adventure and enthusiasm that we all shared. The Pentesilea 2 is a wonderful yacht that exceeded our expectations, and Hannes and Amy us feel like family. If there was any doubt about this crews abi,lity to provide a safe and fun sail it disappeared the minute we set foot on board!! Ahoy my friends. Jim an Nora Wisler

 January 2007
This trip has been a wonderful experience. We have chartered many times and feel that you have been the best crew ever. Your easy personalities and flexibility have made this trip very laid back. Our kids loved spending time with you. Bruce and Lowell felt at such ease while diving. Great food. Good company and a relaxing sail. That is what vacation is all about. Good luck in your future years together. You make a great couple! Liz and Bruce Ganin

Thank you so much for being so wonderful at what you do! I have to admit before this trip I definitely had a a great fear of being in water deeper than four feet. You two have helped me accomplish so much more than just having fun on this trip! I love seeing Roses' favorite fish and hearing Travis' Maryland accent. Thank you Rose for catering to my every allergy - more than anyone else has ever done for me. Your food was completely amazing. Never stop cooking. thank you Travis for the coolesr dinghy rides ever. Thank goodness you didn't become a lawyer. My appreciation goes to both of you for sharing your home with us. I wish you all the best of Sails in the future and many Blessings in the New Year. Have a wonderful wedding on August 8. Don't forget to come to Las Vegas! Ryan Richard

 Dec 28-jan 04/13
Name: Jane

Yacht: PENTESILEA II with Travis & Rosemary Lindberg

Charter Dates: December 28, 2012 -January 4, 2013

Area Cruised: Virgin Islands

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.

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?

Hannes and Amy were very friendly and accomodating. The yacht was well looked after and we felt very spoiled the whole of the trip. Hannes is an excellent Captain and we loved every moment of the trip.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?

Yes very. The additional touches also did not go unnoticed.

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?

Yes.

4. Was the food good and well presented?

Amy's cooking was superb and she managed all the dietary requirements very well. We enjoyed every morsel and even took some of her recipe's with us to try at home.

5. Did you like the area you sailed?

The BVIs were amazing. Some personal highlights were Virgin Gorda and the Baths, Cow Wreck beach on Anagada and diving the Rhode. We loved the yacht club in the North Sound and the hike behind Bitter End.

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?

Not really.

7. May we post this review on our website?

Yes

8. Additional comments on your charter?

While Hannes and Amy are new to the BVIs, they were very knowledgable about the area and full of enthusiasm. They made us feel very welcome and looked after throughout the trip and managed the boat and the guests extremely well. We had a wonderful time over New Years and would come back in a flash. The facilities aboard the Pentesilea II are very comfortable and I am sure that as their experience of the area grows it will only make the charter even better. Thank you for putting us in touch with this yacht and crew. It was amazing. We cannot wait to return.

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Above and beyond our expectations! Food was gourmet and superb, Rose. Always the perfect presentations. Travis, you found places to snorkel even when it too windy. Thanks for a perfect week. Bill and Blair.

Yo G's! This week wuz off tha hook. Thanks for thoes wild, drak, strong, stormy nights, ya here! Keep it fresh, yo.

P.S. That stuffing was off the chain-izzle, my wizzles.

Seriously, thanks for the fun time. I am so grateful for everything. You are so chill about everything! Mallory.

This was the best vacation by far! I had such a great time handing out on the boat and diving with Travis even though the weather was difficult. Thank you so much for such a great time! Rose's food was out of this world! Thanksgiving was the best. Thanks again.

Meredith

What a lovely week. The food offerings were just superb-looking. Rose and Travis have what it takes to provide incomparable hospitality. We loved the boat and its appointments. Air conditioning at night, solitude to enjoy nature and comfey places to sun. Your continual enthusaim made it a wonderful week. Deborah and Dennis

 July
The Kelly charter (2007)- Sydney (10) I had such a fun time. I really liked the diving. It was great spending time with everyone. This was the best vacation ever! Dont be surprised if we come back next summer! P. S. Im so glad we got to go on Pentesilea. It was all great. Travis and Rosemary are the best crew ever!Savannah (12) I had an awesome time! I LOVED diving the Rhone wreck. I hope we can come back soon. Have a great sum! You guys ROCK! BEST SUMMER EVER!Karl Kelley (the Dad). Thanks, guys! Rosemarys cooking was awesome, Travis kept us off the reefs, and Jason found all the best dive sites (and bars). Perfect weather, great water, great people! Sorry about the mancala nut.
 August/September
Rose and Travis - We had a great time! Can't wait to do it again! Thanks for every everything! Dani and Rich
 October/November
 Jan 25-Feb 01/2012

Yacht: PENTESILEA II with Rosemary and Travis

Charter Dates: January 25 - February 1, 2012

Area Cruised: Virgin Islands

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.

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?

Absolutely

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?

Yes

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?

No complaints

4. Was the food good and well presented?

Every single meal was absolutely perfect. Rose has the touch of a gourmet chef and everything was from scratch.

5. Did you like the area you sailed?

Yes, we saw most of the BVI and stayed at a different moorage site every night. The Captain made sure we saw the must-sees.

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?

Last minute contact was lacking.

7. May we post this review on our website?

Yes

8. Additional comments on your charter?

I highly recommend sailing with Rose and Travis. They did everything they could to make sure we were comfortable, and adapted the itinerary to what we wanted to see. Rose worked her magic on our beverages and put together meals fit for royalty. All of us on board agree we will return!

 April 29-May 06-12
Name: Mary Beth

Yacht: PENTESILEA II with Travis & Rosemary

Charter Dates: April 29 - May 6, 2012

Area Cruised: Virgin Islands

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.

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?

By all means

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?

Yes

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?

usually on the warm/humid side at night trying to sleep

4. Was the food good and well presented?

amazing

5. Did you like the area you sailed?

yes

6. Could have helped you further in any way?

we didnt ask, but suggestions for hotels before and after sailing would have been helpful. Again, we did not think to ask

7. May we post this review on our website?

Yes

8. Additional comments on your charter?

 Dec 22-29-11
Name: Ms. Nina

Yacht: PENTESILEA II with Travis and Rosemary

Charter Dates: 12/22/11- 12/29/11

Area Cruised: Virgin Islands

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.

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?

very much!

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?

yes

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?

yes

4. Was the food good and well presented?

yes

5. Did you like the area you sailed?

yes

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?

no

7. May we post this review on our website?

Yes

8. Additional comments on your charter?

Our trip with Rose and Travis was exceptional and we would give our highest recommendation to anyone considering traveling with them.

Reviews for Pentesilea II with previous crew:

Cassandra and Jason were wonderful as our hosts. They knew about all we asked, and spoiled us completely. They both called us prior to our trip to make sure we were good to go. Also arranged our travel to and from the boat to our hotel and to the airport, couldn't have asked for more.

Pentesilea II was great. Loved the front to sit on the beanbags and at the very tip of the pontoons. The cockpit area was also great to get some shade and enjoy the view too. The beds were very comfy, and the rooms surprisingly roomy!

The food was like eating at a 5 star restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Beautifully prepared, and presented. Jason is a fabulous chef.

We had some ideas and the crew helped plan the itinerary around that and fill in the gaps. We had the snorkeling, kayaking and water sports. Jason was great getting three of us in to scuba. We loved their New Year's Eve suggestion at Trellis Bay as well as everywhere else we went.

I think Sailing Directions provided great service. You have been responsive to each and every request..

This was about our best vacation ever. We would recommend Pentesilea II and Cassandra and Jason 100% to anyone who asked.

Terri L, aboard Catamaran Pentesilea II sailing the Virgin Islands

Andrew and Kailee were great relating to our four 20-something aged children, and providing lots of opportunities for water sports. They were always quick to see to our needs and desires – very accommodating. Kailee did a fantastic job! Can’t believe how well she could cook in such a tiny kitchen.

Dianne L, aboard Catamaran Pentesilea II sailing the Virgin Islands

We absolutely loved Andrew and Kailee. They were friendly, fun, and wonderful with our two teenage daughters. They were great and accommodating hosts!

The food was beautiful and delicious. Kailee should publish a cookbook!

We had such a wonderful time we are trying to figure out when we will be able to go again.

Stacey S, aboard Catamaran Pentesilea II sailing the Virgin Islands

The crew was not only friendly, accommodating and attentive, they became family, shared meals with us, Jayde even played board games with our family. Hannes, went out of his way to get us wherever we wanted. He even found an obscure wreck in the middle of the ocean so my son could dive it.

Pentesilea II is charming and comfortable. The itinerary was agreed upon on day one, and was really great!

The food and service were fantastic, we requested healthy foods and Jayde produced! Always with a smile. She and Hannes do not know the word "no" unless it compromises safety ( i.e, too much current to dive etc.)

I am happy to be a VERY positive reference and will do my damn best to tell my colleagues and friends, that this trip is a must for the bucket list.

Lou R, aboard Catamaran Pentesilea II sailing the Virgin Islands

First of all, let me just say that this was one of the best vacations that we have ever been on and we will definitely do it again! If you had to rate this trip on a scale of 1 to 10, it was a 15! Travis and Rosemary are two of the nicest people we have ever met and they were very friendly, attentive and accommodating.

Pentesilea ll was fabulous in all areas. We all gained at least 5 to 6 pounds so that tells you how good the food was and the presentation was beautiful! The itinerary was perfect and we loved every, single place we went.

The service that we received from Sailing Directions, especially with John, was wonderful - our questions were always answered to our satisfaction and in a very timely manner. John was so helpful in working out our time frame-even though we had to change it 50 times - he was so patient and understanding!! Of course we will do another charter with Sailing Directions on the Pentesilea ll with Travis and Rosemary.

You may use all of our comments on the website - please do. One last remark - Rosemary and Travis - YOU ROCK! Thanks for all of your help - we will be in touch again.

Bob T, aboard Catamaran Pentesilea II sailing the Virgin Islands

sailing itinerary Sample Itinerary

Day 1:
We pick you up in Red Hook, St. Thomas around noon and head for Waterlemon Cay, St. John serving lunch along the way. Go for a snorkel with the turtles around the cay and/or a hike up to the Annaberg sugar plantation ruins. In the evening watch the sun set over St. John with a Pina Colada. Dinner is on the way!

Day 2:
After breakfast and a morning swim, we sail across the Sir. Francis Drake Channel to the old pirate haunt of Sophers Hole, Tortola. The captain will check everyone into customs while you relax. Check out the local shops before we sail to Norman Island (the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island"). Once at Norman, we can go for a dive at the "Indians" and/or snorkel Blackbeards caves. Bring a flashlight! In the afternoon relax with a book or go waterskiing, wakeboarding, or tubing. Spend sunset on deck with a glass of wine and some appetizers while dinner is prepared to your liking. After dinner, party it up at the famous "Willy T" floating pirate ship bar or challenge Rose and Travis to a board game.

Day 3:
Sip on some freshly brewed coffee while Rose makes Breakfast or sleep in (you are on vacation!). You can go on a dive with Travis or hike to the top of Norman Island for one of the best views in the Virgin Islands. We'll then sail to Peter Island for lunch and an afternoon on Deadman's Beach. You can go windsurfing, build a sandcastle or take a tour of one of the most exclusive resorts in the world.

Day 4:
Mango/Banana pancakes this morning! A short sail away is Salt Island; home of one of the only working salt farms in the Caribbean and the last resting place of the famous wreck of the RMS Rhone. Snorkel over the gigantic propeller or dive the skeleton of the hull. Lunch will be waiting for you when you get back. Relax for a while as we sail to Cooper Island. We can dive "wreck alley", snorkel "Lantern Rock" or take a leisurely walk around the Cooper Island Beach Club (the perfect place to watch the sun set over the Sir Fancis Drake).

Day 5:
Once you've had breakfast we sail for "Fallen Jerusalem". We'll launch the kayaks and you can go ashore this deserted island. Explore the island... It's all yours! Go find "lost beach". Snorkel the "Conch Graveyard". You will not want to leave! Listen for the Conch blowing after noon... It's lunch time. The afternoon will be spent at the world famous "Baths" of Virgin Gorda. We'll arrive late enough to miss the day crowds but early enough for you to explore as much as you like. There is no place like this in the world!

Day 6:
A great sail up to the North Sound of Virgin Gorda. There is a lot to do in the sound. Take a look around the Bitter End Yacht Club, go out in a Hobie Cat, snorkel the barrier reef, water ski or just lie back and read a good book. Need one? We've got scores to choose from.

Day 7:
Today we'll take a nice downwind sail to "Monkey Point", definitely one of the best snorkels anywhere. Swim with 6ft Tarpon amid schools of thousands of silversides and brightly colored reef fish. Another nice downwind sail and we'll be Jost Van Dyke; home of Foxy's, the Soggy Dollar, One Love and probably one of the nicest stretches of sand in the World. We can take a dinghy ride to Salty Spit (no more than a lump of sand and palm trees in the ocean or you can just find a hammock and forget about the world.

Day 8:
Sad day, but it's not over yet! We'll sail early to get one last snorkel in on the way. Then it back to the U.S. Virgin Island of St. John. We'll stop long enough check in with customs and give you a little "souvenir time". Then it's back to port in St. Thomas around noon.

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