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Catamaran Tonina, 51ft, 6 guests based in Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Weekly Charter Rates

$15,500 (2 passengers 7 nights)
$18,500 (6 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. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX


Guests Cabins Length
6 3 51ft
Guest cabin configuration:
3 Queen en-suite cabins with AC
Designer Lagoon
Built 2006
Children Allowed Yes
Children Min. Age 6
Home port Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Scuba Rendezvous only
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Catamaran Tonina Overview

Charter Tonina in the beautiful British Virgin Islands.

Tonina is a spacious and immaculate 51ft Lagoon catamaran. The yacht is fitted to the highest standards with the latest amenities for guest comfort. The yacht has accommodations for up to 6 guests in three private en suite cabins, each with island queen beds, separate shower stalls and full AC control.

Tonina has a beautifully appointed interior, finished with contemporary style, space and attention to detail.

The outside cockpit is protected by a hard Bimini top and has a guest bar with fridge and ice maker, so you can help yourself to refreshments at any time. The yacht has a forward seating area and trampolines for those quieter moments, and a flybridge with helm station for sailing.

Tonina has been designed and equipped specifically to make your charter enjoyable. Whatever you want to do, wherever you want to go, the crew will ensure you achieve the most from your time onboard.

Ports and Available Cruising Areas

Home port: Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands


Three private, en suite, queen-sized guest cabins. All with A/C.


Air conditioning
WiFi Internet
Flatscreen in Saloon
Sound system
Board Games
Air Conditioning: Full
Salon Stereo
Salon TV
Deck Shower
Hair Dryer
Sun Awning
Ice Maker
Water Maker
Other entertainment: Internet available in the BVI only
Deck shower with and Hot/Cold water
Wet Bar
Guest Fridge
Drone (operated by Captain only)
Shampoo and conditioner provided
Hair dryer in each cabin

Communications: WIFI in BVI
Cell Phone for emergency use in BVI

Water toys

Dinghy: 14 ft
Towing tube
Waterski Adult
Floating mats
2-Man Kayak: 2
Adult Water Skis
Kids Water Skis
Knee Board
Floating Mats
Underwater Camera
Fishing Gear
Fishing Type: Trolling/Casting
Fishing Rods: 4
Dinghy Outboard HP: 50
Other equipment includes:

Kiteboarders, surfers welcome. Bring your equipment and we will take you to the best places available in the BVI.,

Crew photo

Meet the Crew

Luiz & Mauriane

Luiz and Mauriane first met 11 years ago and immediately felt in love. The scenario could not be more inspiring: a beautiful beach in the south of Brazil, almost a magical place with lots of sea turtles, fishing boats and a rocky shoreline. It was the moment they decided to travel the world on a sailboat.

Luiz was born and grew up in this very exact place, where he learnt how to sail when he was only 6 years old with his father, onboard a canoe with a square sail. His salty blood kept him connected to sea all the time and at the age of 18 he became a fisher man, as his father was and for 2 years he experienced how the life at the blue sea could be.

Mauriane was born very far from the sea. After going to the university and working for 12 years as a dentist, she became a sea and sail lover through the eyes of Luiz.

Soon after, they started traveling the world together hunting for their home. They ended up in Italy where they bought Cascalho (gravel), their first boat, named in honor of the beach where they first met.

The passion for traveling took them to so many different places, where they learnt a lot about tourism, sail life, food, entertainment and enjoying beautiful moments in life.

After discovering the Mediterranean, crossing the Atlantic from Gibraltar to the South of Brazil in order to be able to share the joy of this great adventure with family and friends, they finally arrived in the Caribbean Sea, where they decided to live for a few years. Operating a crewed yacht charter became the obvious way to make this change happen. ..read more

Tonina, an Arawak word for Dolphin, is their second boat and the dream coming true: a beautiful and spacious Lagoon 500!

Together they have already sailed 30 thousand miles, and so many of them were done chartering in the beautiful Virgin Islands. Popping from island to island, finding the best anchorages, the most beautiful beaches and spots to watch the sun setting, amazing beach bars, incredible snorkel spots, discovering the authentic Caribbean Cuisine and Cocktails and the art and history of this part of the world.

They love water sports! Apart from sharing their passion for sailing, Luiz can also share his passion for surfing and kitesurfing for those interested in that, as long as they bring their own equipment. As for Mauriane, preparing enticing meals is a passion influenced by their travels and is reflected in the cuisine aboard Tonina. A diverse mix is always on the menu with the guest's special preferences fully catered for. With the use of fresh, local ingredients and focus on detail, her meals will exceed the expectations of her guests.

The opportunity to combine their skills with their passions, makes everything so special. Your crew will encourage you to get the most out of your stay, the perfect itinerary, those hidden anchorages, stimulating activities with plenty of time left to relax at the end of the day with cocktails, fine dining and good company!

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Availability for Tonina:

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:

Available weekend day:
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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:

Booked: Tuesday, 15 August 2017 to Friday, 3 November 2017: Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Boat Show: Saturday, 4 November 2017 to Saturday, 11 November 2017: Boat Show: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Unavailable: Sunday, 12 November 2017 to Friday, 5 January 2018: Unavailable: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola, West End, BVI
On Hold: Saturday, 3 March 2018 to Sunday, 11 March 2018: Hold: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
Unavailable: Saturday, 1 September 2018 to Thursday, 15 November 2018: Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI

Hours required between charters: 24h provided same ports

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Summer Sailing
Our one-week vacation on board a catamaran was nothing but our best holidays ever. My wife Carol and I wouldn´t be able to say what we liked the most: the paradise-like landscapes, the feeling of adventure every time we sailed, the magical experience as we snorkeled in the crystal waters of the BVI or the friendliness of the crew. Every day was a brand new discovery, every island a spot for a breathtaking gaze.

Luiz and Mauriane, our helpful and lively hosts, made the experience even more unforgettable. A hearty appetizing breakfast would open the day; yummy snacks were set on the table as we came out of the water; a number of delicious meals was served for lunch and supper, not to mention a fine selection of red and white wines. Mau, as she prefers to be called, was restless when trying to please us. On the wheel, Luiz took advantage of his long proven sailing expertise, taking his catamaran to shallow waters where few inexperienced sailors would dare sail through. That´s where the Caribbean waters seemed even brighter and more transparent. I remember, most especially, the bluish waters around Necker Island and the sandbank turned into an iconic island, where three artificial palm trees embellished such scenery (we learned other natural ones had once been planted over there but didn´t succeed in surviving) - a perfect spot where we toasted life and the privileged cruise we were taking. As I recall those days, they still seem dream-like. The idyllic beaches of The Baths, the colorful underwater life at The Indians, the adventurous snorkeling into The Caves, all the fun and music at Foggy´s on Jost Van Dyke - these are just a few of the everlasting moments we lived in the BVI, a trip we look forward to taking again as soon as possible, surely with the lovely company of our now friends Luiz and Mau.

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The Perfect Vacation
Imagine your perfect vacation by the sea. If this is good enough, try to add to such scene dozens of gorgeous islands, awesome beaches and amazing sailing and snorkeling in incredibly clear waters. That´s only a bit of what my wife Claudia and I could experience on board Luiz and Mauriane´s charming catamaran. To make the cruise across the BVI islands even more memorable, we were welcomed like family members. Well, maybe we already are. After all, last time was our third cruise on board their cat. Captain Luiz and chef Mauriane were always ready to offer their best service and seemed to be genuinely glad for having us. That was noticeable in every detail: the exquisite food, the assortment of fine wines at hand, their 24/7 availability to ensure we could have what we all seek in such trips: moments of absolute relaxation and idleness and everlasting memories after we´re back home and away from the paradise where our hosts live.
Excellent Experience
What an experience we had! Exploring new places....everyday was a surprise for us! The crew was amazing! Luiz and Mauriane made our cruise even more unforgettable! They made us feel really "at home" by offering us a very organized cruise around The Grenadines! The boat was clean and tidy and everyday we were awaken with a delicious and healthy breakfast specially made by Mauriane! In fact all the meals were excellent! Besides all the meals, we were offered snacks and drinks at the beach or wherever we wanted to stay! Luiz, our captain, was always looking for the best and the most beautiful spots, showing us a huge experience in sailing! It was such a great 2017 start! The crew planned an unique New Year´s Eve Dinner with typical Caribbean food in a small island! We couldn´t expect more....The crew was always ready to please us ...offering activities as fishing, snorkeling or SUP.
What we can say is that, for sure, we are ready to take another cruise with them...We spent a week and we left the boat with happy hearts and priceless memories... There´s nothing better than feeling the sun, the wind, the sea on board of a catamaran! Thank you so much Luiz and Mauriane and we are looking forward to see you again and sail the BVI!

Reviews for Tonina with previous crew:

Our trip to the BVI was the best trip we have ever taken. Peter and Karen were so welcoming from the moment we set foot onto the Tonina. There is not one negative thing I could say about our entire week aboard. The boat was immaculate and the accommodations were extremely comfortable. The food was delicious and Karen managed to please the many different tastes in our family of five. It was the best we have eaten on a vacation in a very long time.

Each day was a new adventure and Peter was an excellent tour guide. I can't say enough about Karen and Peter and their hospitality. Our time spent with them is another reason our vacation was so special. They are fun and easygoing and adapted to my family's personality immediately. I can only hope that we can meet up with them again someday!

I would gladly talk to anyone who had questions about chartering because It was truly an unforgettable trip.

Lisa M, aboard Catamaran Tonina sailing the Virgin Islands

We had a most enjoyable time with our crew, Peter and Karen. They were both delightful, and they spent plenty of time with us but also respected our privacy. They seem to have a great knack for knowing when to socialize, and when to give us privacy with our friends. Two of our group were very interested in the sailing, and Peter made the effort to get us involved as much as possible.

We found Tonina to be very comfortable, and had no problems whatsoever. I was a little surprised to find that the cabins were air-conditioned, and at first I thought that was perhaps a bit overkill. However, by the end of the trip I realized that with the relative lack of outside ventilation available to the cabins, air-conditioning is by far the best way to keep them comfortable. The boat itself is amazingly comfortable; it was thoroughly enjoyable to drink our morning coffee up on the front deck and then dive in for a swim. The freshwater shower on the back of the port hull was much appreciated.

The food was exactly as we had hoped. Some of the meals were fairly simple but healthy and nutritious, as we had requested. Other meals were appropriately more extravagant; there was no shortage of drinks, desserts, and nothing lacking.

Peter did a great job with the itinerary, choosing good anchorages based on the prevailing wind and waves. The snorkeling was fine, and so were the swimming and the beaches.

Were also very happy with Sailing Directions’ service. You have been very responsive and informative throughout the whole process.

Dan M, aboard Catamaran Tonina sailing the British Virgin Islands

We had a wonderful time aboard Tonina. Peter and Karen were incredible hosts. Just an unforgettable vacation.

Stephanie I, aboard Catamaran Tonina sailing the Virgin Islands

sailing itinerary Sample Itinerary

Charter Tonina in the British Virgin Islands, a collection of beautiful islands that have been popular with charter guests for many years. Several of the islands are un-inhabited and most have secluded anchorages. Distances between islands are short, which means that there is plenty of time for activities, or time just to chill.

Visit The Baths on Virgin Gorda, a trail through giant boulders Grenadines where the sea and sunlight meet to give a dazzling display. Jost Van Dyke, the "barefoot" island, is known for its fine beaches, restaurants and bars. The sunken island of Anegada is unspoilt, famous for its wildlife and is always worth the trip.

A typical day aboard Tonina starts when you wake up in that specially chosen secluded anchorage and enjoy breakfast before moving on to our next destination. Stop for some fun with Tonina's wide range of water sports facilities while lunch is prepared for you. Arrive at our final resting place for the day in good time for a swim or a walk ashore. Maybe a cocktail or two as the sun falls over the horizon before your evening meal is served. Relax onboard or go ashore to visit the local bars before retiring to your comfortable cabin to rest and recharge for the day to come.

Every day is as different as you want it to be.

There's always plenty to do for those who want to explore further or just have some fun.

Tonina's tender is a powerful AB rigid inflatable with a light weight aluminum hull coupled to one of Yamaha's quietest running four-stroke outboards. This combination is ideal for water sports and with water skis, wake board, knee board & fun tube, there's plenty of scope for an exciting ride.

Use the two inflatable two-man kayaks for a relaxing paddle around the anchorage, or perhaps a more energetic race for those with a competitive spirit.

We have a full complement of snorkeling gear so you can explore the nearby reefs and caves directly from the swim-platform, which has a shower for when you return. We can also arrange rendezvous diving for qualified divers who want to explore the beautiful reefs more closely.

For those who want to venture ashore, we can guide you to a number of walks and show you some of the hidden treasures of these fabulous islands.

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