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Catamaran Ventana, 52ft, 10 guests based in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Weekly Charter Rates

From
$22,100 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To
$32,000 (10 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

Specifications

Guests Cabins Length
10 5 52ft
Guest cabin configuration:
4 Queen, 1 Bunk en-suite cabins with A%C
Designer Lagoon
Built 2017
Children Allowed Yes
Children Min. Age None
Home port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Scuba Rendezvous only
Factory photo courtesy of Phototeque Lagoon - Nicolas Claris. Factory photo courtesy of Phototeque Lagoon - Nicolas Claris. Forward cockpit/lounge area (Ventana) Flybridge sunning area (Ventana) Top deck alfresco dining area (Ventana) Helm area with seating (Ventana) Flybridge (Ventana) Ventana Layout

Catamaran Ventana Overview

2017 Lagoon 520 Ventana offers charter guests four large double berths each with private en-suite bathrooms including electric heads, vanity and separate showers. A fifth cabin is available offering upper and lower berths and this cabin also has a private en-suite bath with electric head, vanity and separate shower.

Throughout the yacht offers wonderful natural lighting and great ventilation plus fully air-conditioning set to guests desires. The salon will seat up to 8 guests in comfort for lounging or dining.

Ventana's exterior offers alfresco dining for up to 8 guests, top deck seating and lounge area in front of helm plus forward lower deck lounge area behind trampolines.

With numerous lounging areas, there is plenty of space for gathering as a group or finding a private place for one or two to relax.

Ports and Available Cruising Areas

Home port: Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Windwards
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Windwards

Accommodation

4 guest queen cabins each with private en-suite electric head, vanity and separate shower. There is a 5th guest cabin available with upper/lower single berths, an en-suite electric head, vanity and separate shower. Entire yacht is full air-conditioned for client comfort. Separate crew cabins not included in above guest cabin count.

All heads are fresh water flush.

Salon offers lounge/formal dining area in addition to aft deck alfresco dining.

Top fly-bridge offers seating and lounge area with 360 degree view. There is also a lounge area forward behind the large trampolines.

Amenities

Air Conditioning: Full
Salon Stereo
Salon TV
Deck Shower
BBQ
Hair Dryer
Board Games
Ice Maker
Other entertainment: Onboard WiFi limited, no streaming please.

Water toys

Knee Board
Floating Mats
Snorkel Gear
Tube
Underwater Camera
Fishing Type: None
Dinghy: 12ft RIB center console
Dinghy Outboard HP: 40hp
Crew photo

Meet the Crew

Dawn & George

Captain and Chef Dawn Marie:

Dawn believes in combining the feeling of southern hospitality and family gatherings, yet making sure that it is five-star service all the way. Her guests, friends, and family all agree: Dawn has a unique ability to connect with people in a very unique and personal way. Your experience on Charter with Dawn Marie will be unforgettable, not only because of the natural beauty of the Caribbean but because of the curated experience Dawn Marie will offer you.

Dawn Marie was born with a natural love for the outdoors. Having been raised along the Rio Grande in the enchanted state of New Mexico is a blessing she will always be thankful for. Exploring, rock climbing, wake-boarding, hiking, backpacking, and even scuba diving are a few of her favorite pastimes. She always seeks to indulge in as many exciting sports and hobbies she can get her hands on which has shaped her into the adventure seeker you will meet today. The Caribbean has become her backyard and she can’t seem to get enough. Her knowledge of all the best spots around the U.S. and British Virgin Islands lays the foundation for a carefree and magical vacation experience you won’t forget.

Dawn Marie offers an intimate connection with her guests that extends beyond just being a Captain – she is fully responsible for creating a culinary experience from breakfast to appetizers to cocktails. She is an excellent cook and relies on the skills of her sous chef to deliver a tantalizing culinary experience for all guests, completely customized to everyone’s dietary preferences. She sees this as a way to further connect and grow an intimate connection with her guests. In fact, many of her recipes were developed through experimentation and invention with her guests over time. Maybe it is the southern girl in Dawn Marie, but so many good memories and relationships are built around the kitchen. ..read more

Sous Chef/Mate Reilly:

Reilly is committed to making sure people feel welcome, comfortable, entertained, and well cared for. He has a talent for predicting the guest’s needs, and will be prepared with your next cocktail before you’ve even finished your first.

He was raised in North Carolina, and his interest in the outdoors has brought him adventures throughout the United States. He is an avid hiker and enjoyed the challenge of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from California to Oregon, and has big plans to hike the Appalachian trail during the off season.

Having grown up boating on lake Lanier and Lake Norman Reilly developed a true love for the water and boats. He started cooking at the age of 3 and continued his passion for cooking at his mother’s side throughout his childhood. Reilly always talks about how they would go to a restaurant together and his mother tasted something then go home and recreate it… it usually turned out even better.

While in college he continued his boating experience on the East Coast of the United States while forming an extensive background in hospitality management and guest services with a special focus on fine dining cuisine. Now, Reilly’s passion for boating and fine cuisine makes him the perfect fit for his role as first mate. His background as a sous chef pairs excellently with Dawn Marie’s role as lead chef, and he truly enjoys trying a new recipe or mixing a new drink. If you are wine drinkers, you can rely on Reilly to make sure your meal is paired with the perfect glass.

1st Mate Damon:

Damon grew up in Colorado where his parents ran a B&B at a ski resort. At 7 years old, he started helping serve the guests breakfast before heading off to school. He naturally had a knack for customer service and a thirst for adventure. Through high school and college he spent his spare time in the mountains and on the slopes. Damon considered himself a professional ski bum at this point, and he loved every bit of it.

Half-way through college, he wanted a change. He sold his skis and transferred to the University of Hawaii, where he learned to do things like surf, kite board, and spearfish.

After graduating, Damon started traveling. After spending time in China teaching surfing; time in the Philippines teaching Kite boarding,; and season in Australia as a ski instructor (yes there is snow down under), he felt it was time to go home for a while.

His adventures didn’t stop there.....

While on board, feel free to ask Damon about the year he spent camping and surfing during his road trip from California to Costa Rica.

Damon loves meeting new people and swapping stories. He is easy going and can adjust to every person's specific needs. He can be your tour guide, water sports instructor, and your bartender. He will be mixing your favorite cocktail, serving your meals, and assuring that your level of comfort and fun are always met at their maximum potential.

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Availability for Ventana:

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:

Unavailable: Wednesday, 24 May 2017 to Sunday, 17 December 2017: Unavailable: Europe to Grenadines, West Indies*
Booked: Sunday, 7 January 2018 to Sunday, 14 January 2018: Booked: Grenadines, West Indies* to Grenadines, West Indies*
Booked: Monday, 15 January 2018 to Monday, 22 January 2018: Booked: Grenadines, West Indies* to Grenadines, West Indies*
Booked: Saturday, 3 February 2018 to Saturday, 10 February 2018: Booked: Grenadines, West Indies* to Grenadines, West Indies*
On Hold: Sunday, 25 March 2018 to Saturday, 31 March 2018: Hold: Grenadines, West Indies* to Grenadines, West Indies*
Booked: Saturday, 5 May 2018 to Saturday, 12 May 2018: Booked: Grenadines, West Indies* to Grenadines, West Indies*

Hours required between charters: 24hrs

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Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Ventana!

A trip of a lifetime
(Comments from charters on Capt. Dawn Marie's previous yacht)
I could write a book on the week we spent aboard Castellina II. By far Captain Dawn Marie is an amazing person, woman and captain. She has some amazing attributes that only enhance her service and captain abilities. I have spent over 17 years riding ships and traveling the world the past 35 years meeting a lot of people. She is a very unique woman and way beyond her young age. My wife and I both feel like we have known her for years. I have tried my best to keep it short and still let you know and anyone else know how great Captain Dawn Marie was on the Castellina II.

The Castellina II was beautiful inside and out. Captain Dawn Marie and Reilly were a fantastic team. It was the perfect romantic getaway. Their attention to detail and ability to read our minds were surreal. They were taking care of our needs before we could even ask. They took us to all the normal sights one would expect. However, Captain Dawn Marie knew of secluded sights that allowed us to be by ourselves. We could not have asked for anything better. We are both so glad that we chose Captain Dawn Marie. She brought the female side of romance that truly put this trip over the top for what we wanted. The meals were five star at each and every setting. It’s hard to say that we expected it. We didn’t really know what to expect. We are both sure that no matter what boat or crew we would have had the trip of our lives. However, we feel she is what all crewed charter captains would aspire to be. Yes, she is that good. Be prepared for an unbelievable experience and trip. My overall description of this trip so most people can understand is: We may never be multi-millionaires, but it will be the closest that we will ever feel like it.

We read through over 50 Captain and chef bio’s and settled on Captain Dawn Marie because she was from New Mexico and expected her to have the same love of the desert and water that we do. We got exactly what we expected. Both were extremely friendly, personable and attentive to our every thought and need.

It is hard for me to describe the food we enjoyed aboard the Castellina II. Five star all the way. From the eggs benedict with hollandaise sauce, lobster and steak dinner, or the meal they prepared and packed up for us along with wine to enjoy in a secluded location to celebrate our anniversary were all unbelievable. Each and every dish they prepared was exactly what my wife and I enjoy eating. The menu could not have been more customized than that.

We did not have an itinerary, Captain Dawn Marie read our mind and adapted to our preferences accordingly. The USVI’s and BVI’s are a paradise in themselves. The area is a sailing paradise.

In the end, it's just as every review has stated: A trip of a lifetime.
Current guest comments for Captain Dawn Marie...
Guest comments for Captain Dawn Marie on previous yacht:

Our party of 6 ( 65+ ) married couples frequently vacation and charter sail together...booked a week in US and BVI waters on the Castellani 2 with Captain Dawn Marie and Ben on recommendation of our grown daughter and husband who had sailed recently with Captain Dawn Marie.

From pick up at the airport with seamless transfer to boat and easy first evening sail to, and overnight anchorage at Water Island to our final night at dock in West End/Soper's Hole we received nonstop royal treatment -- wonderful freshly prepared and varied breakfast, lunch and nightly dinners supplemented with variety of beers, wines and premium liquors and specialty island drinks.

In addition to two nights at USVI stops, we motor sailed or sailed to several stops in the BVI -- including Indians/Norman Island, Peter Island, Bitter End (with dinghy trip to Saba Rock and nearby conch gathering for later tasty soup of charcoal roasted conch and fresh fish caught on sail to Anegada. After a half-day car visit to exquisite north side Anegada beaches, Loblolly and Cow Wreck, we were treated to a moon lit night sail to Jost Van Dyke for overnight and day visit. Finally, Captain Dawn arranged fast ferry from our dockside terminus at West End with taxi pick up at Charlotte Amalie for airport transfer to provide seamless closure to our wonderful week with our new best friends.
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Reviews for Dawn & George aboard previous yachts:

I could write a book on the week we spent aboard Castellina II. By far Captain Dawn Marie is an amazing person, woman and captain. My wife and I both feel like we have known her for years.

The Castellina II was beautiful inside and out. Captain Dawn Marie and Chef Reilly were a fantastic team. It was the perfect romantic getaway. Their attention to detail and ability to read our minds were surreal. They were taking care of our needs before we could even ask. They took us to all the normal sights one would expect. However, Captain Dawn Marie knew of secluded sights that allowed us to be by ourselves. We could not have asked for anything better.

Castellina II is a fantastic sailing catamaran. Very clean and comfortable. The air conditioning kept us cool throughout the day and especially at night. The front seating area was very inviting and we spent a lot of our evening enjoying either a glass of wine or cocktail with snacks just watching the sunset or just gazing up at the full moon.

It is hard for me to describe the food we enjoyed aboard the Castellina II. Five star all the way. From the eggs benedict with hollandaise sauce, lobster and steak dinner, or the meal they prepared and packed up for us along with wine to enjoy in a secluded location to celebrate our anniversary were all unbelievable. Each and every dish they prepared was exactly what my wife and I enjoy eating. The menu could not have been more customized than that.

In the end, it's just as every review has stated: "A trip of a lifetime".

Rollie T, aboard Catamaran Castellina II sailing the Virgin Islands

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