|Guest cabin configuration:|
|3 Double, 1 Twin cabins with A/C|
|Children Min. Age||all are welcome!|
|Home port||Bimini Marina, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands|
|Available for USVI pickups with more than 6 passengers|
Welcome aboard Raven, renamed from Priorities, a 57ft Lagoon catamaran based out of the picturesque Virgin Islands sailing from St Thomas. We invite you to come aboard, soak up the warm Caribbean sun, enjoy gourmet meals, and bask in the luxury of our recently refitted floating resort.
Raven features four staterooms each with en-suite head and shower. Three cabins include queen beds, while one suite features two twin bunks to accommodate everyone in the family. Priorities measures 57ft with a 30ft beam offering plenty of room to relax and have fun both above and below the deck.
The yacht also has plenty of water sports equipment including scuba dive gear for both certified divers as well as others interested in trying a discover scuba course as your Luke and Erin are both scuba instructors.
Want to island hop and hit all the hotspots? We'll get you there in style. Spend your time helping sail Raven, or just relax and take in the scenery while the crew does the work. Fill your days with water sports, relaxation and great dinning, hikes and scuba diving.
Home port: Bimini Marina, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
2 Stand Up Paddle Boards, Fishing registered in USVI and BVI
Luke & Erin Furnas
Luke and Erin Furnas met while completing their Scuba instructor training in the British Virgin Islands and have been exploring, diving, and sailing together ever since.
Captain Luke, a St Thomas native, has been exploring the waters of the USVI since he was born. His earliest memories are aboard his family's boats angling, diving, and sailing throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands. With a local's knowledge he is able to find the secret coves, quiet beaches, and amazing reefs that will make your experience aboard unique and unforgettable. He has also owned and operated his own bar and has managed various restaurants which has contributed to his extensive hospitality talents. Not only is he an expert at tending bar, he's also an unbeatable help to Erin in the galley!
Few things make Luke happier than sharing his beautiful Caribbean home with others, both above and below the water. He will do whatever it takes to make your charter unforgettable!
First Mate and Chef Erin grew up in New York, and spent her summers on the waters of the Jersey Shore. She grew up swimming, surfing, and diving in the cold Atlantic. In a previous life, Erin developed and managed strategic implementation projects in the healthcare arena. It's no wonder that she took off from New York City in 2013! Realizing her love for the ocean and the Caribbean, Erin moved to the British Virgin Islands and spent time exploring up and down the Caribbean island chain...read more
These days she's a qualified SCUBA instructor and water sports enthusiast. As an experienced cook and hostess, ensuing the comforts of her guests are her first priority. Erin loves to offer her guests the best of what the islands have to offer, whether it is in the kitchen or on the water. Her ability in the galley results in creative delicious meals tailored to her guests preferences.
With their combined knowledge of all that the Virgin Islands have to offer, both as PADI Dive Instructors and your professional crew, Luke and Erin look forward to sharing these great adventures with you. Be it relaxing on deck of Raven or below the waters where they delight in certifying new divers, giving instruction, and leading explorations of stunning reefs and wrecks. Their combined extensive training allows them to tailor the experience for the completely inexperienced to the most advanced divers.
Their years of experience working with people is coupled with their sincere desire to make your experience aboard an amazing one. They look forward to sailing with you!
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 Hrs.
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Raven!
Erin and Luke were GREAT!!! They worked non-stop to make sure we were having the time of our life. It was hard to say goodbye.
Raven is a really nice boat. Very comfortable and clean.
It was a great vacation and one our kids will carry with forever.
Stanley C, aboard Catamaran Raven sailing the Virgin Islands
We didn't come to the BVI's to knit....and we were not disappointed in any way. Our crew had a magical time on the Raven. We could not be more pleased with the holiday as it was one of the best vacations ever and surpassed our lofty expectations.
Luke and Erin could not have been better crew/guides and friends. Both are delightful traveling companions and incredibly gifted hosts. From the moment we set foot on the boat to the time we (unfortunately) departed, we were treated as kings and queens of the Caribbean. I'm certain, a harder working and more prepared couple can not be found...on land or sea!
The six of us continue to be impressed with the amazing time we had and look forward to our next ocean adventure.
Chris, Melanie, Haley, Dominic, Alex, and Alicia
My daughter, Olivia, was a little anxious about the trip and on the second day, she was not eating and feeling a bit out of sorts (new places, different foods, etc.). Luke made an emergency run from Norman Island back to Tortolla to get some comfort food for Olivia (Pop-Tarts, Oreos, etc.) and it really helped her feel relaxed, in control, and of course, then she ate all Erin's great cooking and had a fantastic time.
We loved the unique look of the Raven compared to other boats out on the water, and Luke and Erin clearly take pride in their work, keeping her beautiful and operating her in the most professional way. They clearly had our safety and comfort always at the top of their minds.
Most in our group eat like small children, and Erin pulled off a miracle by keeping three picking eaters happy while still giving the more adventurous eater in the group some excitement. Megan told Erin a story about the best lasagna Megan had ever had was at a small restaurant in NYC a few years ago. Well, we think Erin took on the challenge as 2 nights later we had lasagna, and Megan said it was 1000 times better than the best from NYC.
They also were great at fitting in an incredible amount of activity in a week, without it feeling like we were being rushed from place to place. We never felt like there was a plan or a schedule to keep, but whenever we had enough of one spot, they were taking us to the next. They did a great job of balancing different activities, like snorkeling, beach relaxation, and sites like The Baths or the Bubbly Pool.
Finally, having 2 certified dive instructors on board was a real bonus. While I could not get the girls to try SCUBA, I had 3 incredible dives (the Indians, the Rhone, and the Chikuzen). Sharing those experiences with Luke and Erin, and the fun they were clearly having, really added to the trip.
Luke was a great captain who also served as scuba instructor, tour guide, stubbed toe healer and dominoes player. He helped support Erin in her cooking responsibilities as well as had time to enjoy playing cards. His sense of humor and knowledge of the islands were both fantastic.
Erin is a fantastic chef. We enjoyed every meal that she prepared especially the desserts she baked fresh every day. Erin is so knowledgeable about sea life. My 13 year old loved snorkeling and discussing with her all of the unusual fish and creatures that he would see. Watching Erin and Luke grab the mooring ball never ceased to amaze us. There is no detail that is left to chance. They are both organized, thorough and professional while being kind and caring.
This was such a special memorable trip. We feel fortunate that our yacht broker directed us to The Raven which was the perfect boat for our family. The Raven met all of our needs.
Thank you so much for everything,
We have had an amazing time on your boat. I am so sad to go and I am hoping we can come back soon! Erin - I love your desserts and every single one of them disappeared. Luke, your boating skills are amazing. Especially when we went tubing and kneeboarding. Together you make an amazing crew with some hilarious stories to tell. Some of my favorite parts of this trip were hiking to the bubbly pool, exploring the baths, and just relaxing on the boat. We wanted to go on a vacation
Thank you for a wonderful trip! We will always remember our Trip of a Lifetime and the two of you made it very special for all of us!
You guys are very special and we feel privileged to get to meet you and spend our time with you! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Todd, Meredith & Ansley E.
Dear Luke and Erin,
I have had such a great time here with you guys. I cant wait to learn how to dive next year! Erin, I will definitely miss your laugh!. Luke, next year we are definitely staying on the tube longer! I will miss you both so much. P.S. I loved the crab cakes
Luke and Erin
Thank you for what was a trip that exceeded every expectation we had. We will always remember the phenomenal meals, the call of the Raven, Erins great storytelling, and Lukes very patient SCUBA instruction. This was a very special trip down memory lane for me. Thank you for everything - we will be back!
Please call us when you get to Atlanta.
Your new friends,
Cathy, Connor, and Emmeline P.
Luke and Erin
Thank you for an incredible week on the Raven. Everything about the trip exceed expectations and truly made for a wonderful vacation. Luke, thank you for helping me get dive certified and and basically introducing me to basically a whole new world underwater. I cant wait to come back and dive a few more spots here. Erin, thank you for the phenomenal cooking, everything this week was awesome. We will be back soon!
Thank you Captain Luke and Chef Erin for making this boat experience unforgettable. You have made it hard for us to leave. We will always treasure these memories. Your kind hearts, warm spirits, and endless inspiration will shine on.
Thank you so much for everything. I loved every part of this boat experience. I hope Luke gets his cookie! Erin thank you for your amazing food and your terrific smoothies. You are both so kind I hope we come back next year!
Thank you Luke and Erin for making this the best boat experience ever. To wake up every day and want to get up and learn about diving or see another fish and just enjoy the Raven Life. Thank you again Captain Luke and Chef (Admiral) Erin.
I will never forget Raven and the Shah-tastic week I had! I got certified as an open water diver, at the most AMAZING food EVER, and went to new fascinating places. Barracudas forever! I hope we visit next year! Raven-Tastic!
Dear Luke and Erin,
Thank you, thank you, thank you! We love your genuine passion, your caring, and your hospitality. We have fantastic memories and a vacation we will never forget. The action never stopped - SCUBA diving, snorkeling, wakeboarding, banana rides, paddle boarding, diving through the moon pools, free diving, sailing, driving the tender, and Raven!
We could have eaten the delicious cookies and brownies all day! The appetizers made us feel so welcome, the exquisite dinner inspired us to to cook better at home and the mouth watering desserts just made us glutinous. Were not convinced you actually sleep!
Thank you for being your genuine selves and sharing your lives with us. We are privileged to know you.
We had a BLAST! Every toy was used, food was great, scenery amazing. Erin and Captain Luke work hard and are true professionals in wanting to make each moment of the experience perfect and done with a smile.
It was a pleasure getting to know you all. We loved all of your stories about the islands.
Were making memories!
Carey, Stanley, Spencer, Hannah, and Blake
Our experience on Raven was amazing. Each day brought new adventures and delicious food to beautiful places. Luke and Erin were fabulous and we really did have the time of our lives. Luke and Erin Planned things perfectly and we were able to hit our spots of interest as well as a few hidden gems they shared with us. They were were great hosts to our family of four.
We had the perfect amount of adventures (snorkeling, paddle boarding, swimming, jumping off the Willy T) balanced with quieter times (napping on the boat, sitting on a beach, and hanging out eating and drinking).
Seeing dolphins on our way to Anegada from Saba Rock was a very special treat. Sunsets in Anegada and Cooper Island were beautiful and sunrises at Anegada and Saba Rock so peaceful and beautiful. Spending time at Soggy Dollar was fun and the scenery beautiful. At Cooper Island we learned its real name is Copper and Canta Loupe gelato is the BEST. We all knew that once Matt is up, hes up is a little white lie.
The food and drinks were perfect. Every meal was delicious and all of our drinks were perfect.
Celebrating our daughters sweet sixteen on Raven was incredibly special with Luke and Erin. She woke up to balloons and her favorite breakfast followed by paddle boarding and SCUBA diving with Luke for the first time. Erin made another delicious dinner and a special birthday cake. We cannot thank Luke and Erin enough for making this week spectacular for our memory book. It was the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation, great food and drinks, lots of togetherness and making new friends with Erin and Big Tuna!
Sandi, John, Hannah, and Matt Meehan
I appreciated the balance between activity and leisure time. The SCUBA diving, snorkeling, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Tubing, Hiking, Swimming, Sea Shelling, Board Game Playing, Dancing, Storytelling and Laughing was SO MUCH fun!
The trip was fantastic - thank you, thank you, thank you for making us feel spoiled on this trip!
You are the best crew!
Kent, Jill, Reed, Carson, & Morgan Godberson
-Vineet B. 2015
We had an amazing week. Everything was better than could have imagined. Thank you for all your assistance in setting us up with the perfect yacht and crew. I can’t think of any way you could improve.
Both Jack and Cayley were tremendous. Not only did they make us feel welcome but they also created a fun environment in which any questions and or suggestions were met with excitement and insight. The perfect crew for our family.
Raven is an outstanding boat. Clean, roomy and well maintained. Favorite aspect – comfort and ease in living on the boat. We lacked nothing and never felt cramped or that something was lacking.
Cayley never presented any meal, snack and or appetizer that was not well thought out, prepared and presented. Every meal she prepared was outstanding, we actually preferred to eat on the boat versus off. She made every meal special.
The itinerary was excellent and had enough flexibility that we made small changes on the fly based on crew suggestions. Everything they suggested was added to our overall experience.
Jack and Cayley are the perfect hosts that made our trip a once in a lifetime experience. The Raven was a special boat that provided the amenities and luxury you hope for when booking a trip like this.
Lyle W, aboard Catamaran Raven sailing the Virgin Islands