Catamaran Better Days

50ft · 6 guests · St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Better Days Crewed Catamaran Charter
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7-Night Rates

From $15,500 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $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 the premium weeks of Christmas & New Years. 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

Yacht Details

Guests Up to 6
Guest Cabins 3
Length 50ft
Guest Cabin Configuration 1 Master Queen, 2 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer Lagoon
Launched 2012
Children Allowed Yes
Home Port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Scuba SCUBA available on board Available onboard (see Specs tab)
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Windwards
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards

Catamaran Better Days Overview

Better Days, renamed from White House, is a 2012 built Lagoon catamaran available for crewed, inclusive charters sailing the Virgin Islands from St Thomas or Tortola.

The yacht features three Queen en-suite guest cabins including one larger Master suite along with all the water toys and good food and drinks you need to have a blast in the Virgin Islands.

The crew are active, fun and ready to show your group a great time in the Caribbean!

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Meet the Crew

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Connor & Brianne

Connor grew up in southern Colorado, part of a large family that was always on the move. Taking to the mountains and forests at a young age he grew up hiking, hunting, fishing, rafting and diving into anything that involved open skies and fresh air. From there he continued to express his love of nature when he pursued a BS in geology from the University of Wyoming. Two weeks after he graduated what was supposed to be a temporary hiatus in the Virgin Islands turned into the discovery of a new home. After he took his first job on a 52 ft Gold Coast Cat the rest, as they say, is history. Four years later his cummulative knowledge of top tier hospitality and boating work have allowed him to pursue his new found love of sailing, never ending horizons, and sunsets.

Since she can remember, Brianne's dream was to work on the water. Hailing from a small city in NH, Bri made her way up to the White Mountains every weekend. Hiking, kayaking, camping were just a few outdoor activities that sparked her interests. After graduating with a master’s in physical education and health education, Bri took a chance and moved to the Virgin Islands in search of a life of adventure and learning. Her passion for the beauty and serenity of ocean living landed Bri a job working day charters upon her arrival to the Virgin Islands in 2013. She has since worked as a chef and first mate in the term charter industry and can't wait to show her guests the ins and outs of the Virgin Island son Better Days. more

Availability for Better Days:

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.

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:
Available weekend day:
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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:
Booked: Saturday, 18 April 2020 to Saturday, 25 April 2020: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Unavailable: Sunday, 26 April 2020 to Wednesday, 1 October 2025: Unavailable: unavailable to unavailable

7-night Charter Rates by Group Size

Guests: 2 guests 3 guests 4 guests 5 guests 6 guests
Summer 2018 $15,500 $16,250 $17,000 $17,750 $18,500
Winter 2018 to 2019 $15,500 $16,250 $17,000 $17,750 $18,500
Summer 2019 $15,500 $16,250 $17,000 $17,750 $18,500
Winter 2019 to 2020 $15,500 $16,250 $17,000 $17,750 $18,500
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and the premium weeks of Christmas & New Years. 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

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

Full Specifications for Better Days

Better Days Layout
Length 50ft
Beam 28
Draft 5
Designer Lagoon
Launched 2012
Guests Up to 6
Children Allowed Yes
Air Conditioning Full
Flag USA
Max. Speed 14
Dinghy/Tender 14ft (40HP)
Dingy Max. Passengers 8 pax
Guest Cabins 3
Guest Cabin Configuration 1 Master Queen, 2 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C
Guest Electric Heads 3
Home Port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Windwards
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards
Preferred Port American Yacht Harbor
Other Port USVI
Hours Between Charters 24 Hrs.
WiFi Internet Onboard WIFI
Sun Awning Yes
Deck Shower Yes
Water Maker Yes
Ice Maker Yes
Voltage 220/110
Adult Waterskis Yes
Kids Waterskis Yes
Stand Up Paddle Board 2
Snorkeling Gear Yes
Tow Tube Yes
Wake Board Yes
2-Person Kayak Yes
Beach Games Yes
Fishing Gear Yes
Fishing Gear Type Trawling, Casting, tackle
Number of Rods 2
Deep Sea Yes
Underwater Camera Yes
Other Water Toys Fishing registered in USVI

2 Stand Up Paddle Boards
Scuba Terms 3 dives per week included for certified divers, additional dives $25pp per dive.
Scuba License Master
Personal BCs 6
Regulators 6
Weights 6
Number of Divers 6
Dives per Week 3 included
Air Compressor Not Onboard
Stereo System Yes
iPod Hookup Yes
Satellite TV Yes
DVD Player Yes
Board Games Yes
Books Web Based
Captain Nationality USA
Captain License USCG 100 ton, Dive Master, STCW
Captain Years Sailing 10
Crew Smokes No
Crew Pets No
Caters to Special Diets Yes
Kosher Available Yes

Reviews for Better Days with previous crew:

I wanted to reach out to let you know what an what an amazing time we had on our recent sailing trip with Taylor and Margaret on Better Days. I can’t say enough great things about them. We would absolutely book another charter with them.

Taylor and Margaret are an amazing team and work seamlessly together-without their chemistry the trip wouldn't have been the same. Taylor's knowledge of sailing and the islands is remarkable-we learned lots of tidbits and history about the area. Taylor takes great pride in keeping the boat clean and making sure his guests are cared for.

Margaret's love for cooking showed in every meal she prepared-the food was beyond our expectations, absolutely delicious! She took special care in preparing meals, noting the likes and dislikes of our group.

It's been over a month since our trip, and we are still talking about how unbelievable it was. We can't wait to go back but understand they will be on a different yacht next year; we would most definitely book again for the crew-not the boat!

It's amazing how connected all six members of our charters felt connected with Taylor and Margaret after spending just a week together. We just LOVE Taylor and Margaret, they have a special place in our hearts now!

Stacy C, aboard Catamaran Better Days July 2019  sailing the Virgin Islands

We had many choices of charter yachts to pick from and we feel we could not have made a better choice! From the moment we boarded, we felt welcome and the vibe was completely different from other charters we have been on. The yacht was spotless and welcome cocktails and snacks were awaiting.

The vessel was very comfortable, clean and obviously well maintained. The master cabin was huge! More than enough room with lots of storage. A water maker onboard is a big plus. There was plenty of ice for cold drinks and both crew were great bartenders!

Captain Taylor and Chef Margaret were both very professional. We noticed they both helped each other with daily duty’s and were always attentive to our needs, always putting us first!

Taylor was cautious when necessary and showed great seamanship. He gave me pointers on honing sailing techniques and mooring procedures. While diving, he was a great dive master, always being cautious and took us to new dive sites we never heard of before!

Margaret’s cuisine is amazing and always left us more than satisfied. Both went out of their way to accommodate us, with Margaret even taking us ashore on special tours of places we had not seen on other trips.

Overall, our experience was excellent, starting with timely correspondence with Sailing Directions, the yacht and crew. Taylor even arranged a driver to be waiting for us at the airport! When we return, we will look for the crew of the White House for our next adventure.

Sailing Directions is a well run company and I have already recommended them to a couple friends who are interested in chartering in the future.

Once again thank you for the attentive way you handled our trip. You made it very easy! We will be back!

Shawn R, aboard Catamaran Better Days February 2019  sailing the Virgin Islands

Our week was spectacular! Taylor and Margaret were terrific and it felt like we were hanging out with family. They are personable, attentive and knowledgeable.

The White House is immaculate. Taylor is crazy organized and always picking up behind us and keeping things organized. I had the master suite and felt guilty with the amount of space I had. The other 2 cabins were great and the kids loved them.

Margaret’s food was delicious and always presented beautifully! She is a very healthy cook and we enjoyed that. She never let us go hungry or thirsty

We developed the itinerary as we went to accommodate everyone’s wants. So it was great.

Everyone would love to sail again with Taylor and Margaret. My kids hit it off great with them and they spent a couple of late nights playing games and talking. I would recommend sailing with them to everyone. We could not have been more pleased. Hope we can do it again soon!

Frances M, aboard Catamaran Better Days January 2019  sailing the Virgin Islands

I can say it was the best vacation ever. Taylor and Margaret were awesome. Wise beyond their years. Would give them a 10 on everything professional and mature. I would also give them a 10 on food which was wonderful!
Thanks best v ca ever.

Cathy H, aboard Catamaran Better Days December 2018  sailing the Virgin Islands

Jill and Ryan were unreal. Best vacation experience we have ever had - largely due to their considerate demeanor coupled with their incredible knowledge of boating and the local geography. They were like an aunt and uncle to our boys - they loved spending time with them.

Great boat - our favorite part of the yacht was the master stateroom - luxurious!

I was amazed at the food Jill was able to produce given the limited galley she had to work with. We looked forward to eating every meal.

The itinerary was perfect - we were constantly on the go. We loved the choice spots we had to anchor to in the evenings.

I thought you did an excellent job from start to finish. Thank you! We will be sure to recommend you to anyone who asks us about our trip.

Ryan and Jill were outstanding hosts - they made our first extended boating experience exciting and a true pleasure. Not an easy task given that we had 3 boys ages 6, 10 and 13.

Scott M, aboard Catamaran Better Days July 2018  sailing the Virgin Islands

Ryan and Jill were awesome. In the 2 weeks leading up to our arrival Jill was in regular contact with our whole gang on little details from food, drinks and activities. They even got a coconut tree for us to plant on an island.

We enjoyed the entire boat from the trampolines, hanging out front under the sun shade and chilling on the back of the boat.

I am certain there is no other crew that was as prepared food-wise as these guys. I am not sure how many cruises I have been on but it probably more than 24. If I took the best meals from all of those cruises, it wouldn't come close to the food that we ate last week, not even close!

Our charter broker, John, was very responsive the whole time. We will definitely book another trip in the year or 2.

Kevin B, aboard Catamaran Better Days May 2018  sailing the Virgin Islands

Ryan and Jill were fantastic. Ryan is an excellent captain and Jill is equally good as a chef. They spoiled us. They are also very patient, answered all of our questions and were fun to hang out with.

We enjoyed the owners-version suite which was quite spacious. We really enjoyed sitting on the back part of the boat reading and watching the beautiful scenery as we sailed by.

The food was excellent. Jill’s presentations were beautiful. We experienced a new area to spend the night every day. They were all fun and scenic. Very happy with all aspects of the trip. We are certain that we will do this again one day.

Russ K, aboard Catamaran Better Days March 2018  sailing the Virgin Islands

Jill and Ryan were FANTASTIC! We have chartered many times and our whole group enjoyed everything they did, couldn't be more accommodating. Great Crew.

We have chartered Lagoon 50s before, Whitehouse is exceptionally well maintained and equipped. Great Boat

Jill got everything we wanted and requested. The food was too good, I gained 10 lbs. Again, The meals were great, they always offered snacks etc.

We had a great trip, perfect New Years at Anegada at a restaurant they suggested. The hurricane damage was not apparent in our trip, the islands are green, the water is blue and all is beautiful.. unless you look for damage.

Sailing Directions and John Lane were extremely professional and very attentive to accommodate us in sorting through the complications the hurricanes presented, Well done!

I like your website the best as far as crewed charter sites go because you post real pictures of boats the you took, not promotional stuff that could be out of date. I would refer you anytime and will use you in the future.

Ray L, aboard Catamaran Better Days January 2018  sailing the Virgin Islands

Couldn't imagine two better hosts - Tyler & Kelsey were extremely accommodating on all fronts, made us feel welcome and at home and helped us to make the most of the time we had aboard.

Each meal was better than the last and, they were extremely accommodating to account for everyone's tastes and preferences. The yacht is very clean and comfortable.

We will recommend Sailing Directions for sure.

Andy M, aboard Catamaran Better Days April 2017  sailing the Virgin Islands

Best trip ever! Tyler and Kelsey were excellent. The food was incredible from start to finish. Both Tyler and Kelsey are fantastic chefs. Wouldn't change a thing. We enjoyed the room to spread out and enough privacy to get away.

Scott G, aboard Catamaran Better Days February 2017  sailing the Virgin Islands

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