Catamaran Dianna Rose

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

From $15,000 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $18,900 (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

Yacht Details

Guests Up to 6
Guest Cabins 3
Length 50ft
Guest Cabin Configuration 1 Master Queen and 2 Queen en-suite cabins with AC
Designer Lagoon 500
Launched 2012 (Refit 2014)
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: Water safe)
Home Port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Scuba SCUBA available on board Available onboard
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands

Catamaran Dianna Rose Overview

Dianna Rose is a Lagoon 500 catamaran which accommodates up to 6 charter guests in three queen en-suite cabins (one a larger master suite).

The yacht is fully equipped with a variety of sporting equipment including kayaks, fishing gear, surf boards, stand up paddle boards, wake board, water skies, tow tube, professional beach volleyball net and snorkeling gear.

Every charter itinerary, drink list and meal plan is tailored to suit guest preferences. Come aboard Dianna Rose to experience a fun filled, adventurous vacation in comfort and style!

Special Offer

$250 off per children ages 10 and under
Save $250 per week off per child ages 10 and under at time of charter, 6 night minimum charter for this discount.
Available now through 14 Dec 2019.
Confirm before 13 Dec 2019.
Main Saloon Outdoor dining area Spacious master cabin Luxurious queen beds Master bath Ensuite guest bath The dolphins love us! Comfortable seating area in salon The master cabin lounge Meals are always a special event We keep a great assortment of water toys on board Dianna Rose Layout

Why you should book Dianna Rose!

The crew: Joseph is a highly qualified and experienced chef and Britta is a SCUBA instructor – great choice for foodies and anyone interested in trying scuba.

Accommodation

DIANNA ROSE can accommodate 6 guests in 3 beautiful cabins all with queen-sized beds, electric heads and private showers. The Master cabin is a large "owner's suite" with a lounge area.

Ships mascot ZOIE can be boarded if guests request.

SCUBA available on board SCUBA Details

Scuba Terms: Rent gear at $125pp. 5 dives per week included for certified divers, $50 per group dive if dives guided by Britta. Resort Course $75pp for the first dive, $50pp for additional dives. Dive instruction: $250pp referral open water certification, all book work, confined water dives and pool work need to be done prior to charter.

Scuba Available Onboard: Yes
Captain's Scuba License: Instructor
Dive Regs: 6
Divers: 6
Number of dives per week: 5/week

Optional Half Board Details

All meals are included in the regular charter rate, however a 'half board' meal plan is available if you prefer to dine ashore:

Please inquire for details

Green Initiative

Purified water with reusable bottles made aboard. Reusable grocery bags are used for provisioning. No disposable plates or cups are used. Herbs are grown onboard.

Meet the Crew

Crew photo
Joseph & Britta Stiles

Joseph and Britta grew up a world apart but ended up finding true love in the Virgin Islands. He, from a small family farm in the Pacific Northwest and she from the white sandy beaches of Florida, they married in 2012 on the island of St Croix. Before moving to the Caribbean Joseph received degrees in both the Culinary Arts and Patisserie and Baking from Western Culinary Institute in Portland Oregon and in 2009 he packed his bags for the islands. He promptly bought his first sailboat and moved on board. Britta came to St. Croix as a PADI dive instructor in 2005 working at local dive shops and in the hospitality industry where she was able to take advantage of some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean. Before the couple married they began to eagerly explore the Virgin Islands on their live aboard sailboat and have explored the entire scope of the Lessser Antilles.

Joseph comes to Dianna Rose by way of Motor Yacht Freedom a luxury yacht where he worked as the chef for 5 years. It was here that he took his restaurant philosophy and adapted it to yachting. He prides himself on sourcing from local farmers and fishermen and utilizing the relationships he has cultivated while in the restaurant industry in the Caribbean...read more

While the couple lived on St. John, Britta worked aboard Kiote, a 36 foot Pearson. Here she was able to give that special touch to the client experience, many of whom had never even been snorkeling before. Her love for everything underwater would quickly put her guests at ease and her knowledge as a dive instructor would allow her to point out and identify everything that swims and crawls below the oceans surface.

Now this chef turned captain and his mermaid wife bring to Dianna Rose the credentials to offer a vacation of a lifetime. The intricate knowledge of this world class sailing destination that they possess will leave guests breathless with memories to last a lifetime.

Mascot Zoie can be boarded if guests prefer her not aboard.

Weekly Charter Rates by Group Size

Passengers: 2 3 4 5 6
Summer 2018 $15,300 $16,500 $17,600 $18,300 $18,900
Winter 2018 to 2019 $15,300 $16,500 $17,600 $18,300 $18,900
Summer 2019 $15,300 $16,500 $17,600 $18,300 $18,900
Winter 2019 to 2020 $15,300 $16,500 $17,600 $18,300 $18,900
*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

Availability for Dianna Rose:

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:
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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:
Booked: Sunday, 11 November 2018 to Saturday, 17 November 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Sunday, 18 November 2018 to Sunday, 25 November 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 1 December 2018 to Saturday, 8 December 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Friday, 14 December 2018 to Friday, 21 December 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 22 December 2018 to Friday, 28 December 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 29 December 2018 to Saturday, 5 January 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Sunday, 13 January 2019 to Sunday, 20 January 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Sunday, 3 February 2019 to Saturday, 9 February 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Tuesday, 12 February 2019 to Tuesday, 19 February 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Thursday, 21 February 2019 to Thursday, 28 February 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 2 March 2019 to Saturday, 9 March 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Friday, 15 March 2019 to Thursday, 21 March 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 23 March 2019 to Saturday, 30 March 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Thursday, 4 April 2019 to Thursday, 11 April 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 27 April 2019 to Saturday, 4 May 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 11 May 2019 to Saturday, 18 May 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Friday, 24 May 2019 to Saturday, 1 June 2019: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Fajardo, Puerto Rico*
On Hold: Saturday, 15 June 2019 to Saturday, 22 June 2019: Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Wednesday, 24 July 2019 to Wednesday, 31 July 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*

Special Offer

$250 off per children ages 10 and under
Save $250 per week off per child ages 10 and under at time of charter, 6 night minimum charter for this discount.
Available now through 14 Dec 2019.
Confirm before 13 Dec 2019.

Weekly Charter Rates by Group Size

Passengers: 2 3 4 5 6
Summer 2018 $15,300 $16,500 $17,600 $18,300 $18,900
Winter 2018 to 2019 $15,300 $16,500 $17,600 $18,300 $18,900
Summer 2019 $15,300 $16,500 $17,600 $18,300 $18,900
Winter 2019 to 2020 $15,300 $16,500 $17,600 $18,300 $18,900
*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
Contact us

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

Reviews for Dianna Rose with Joseph & Britta Stiles:

Britta and Joseph were fantastic!! Friendly, professional, very skilled and knowledgeable regarding the boat and the cruising area. The food, as well as the entire experience, was fantastic!

The boat was perfect for our family! We really enjoyed sharing meals on the aft deck. The food was OUTSTANDING!

We loved the BVIs we were totally open to going to any ports that provided quiet, calm waters and nice views. We enjoyed every anchorage!

We had a good experience with Sailing Directions. When we were worried about the area after the hurricanes, we appreciated being able to talk to our captain to address our questions and concerns. The website was thorough and helpful. Easy to use.

Our vacation to the BVIs was the best family trip we have ever taken. Being on the yacht allowed us to share every day, every activity and every meal and every sunset together as a family. We especially enjoyed discovery diving together!

Christine M, aboard Catamaran Dianna Rose March 2018  sailing the Virgin Islands

Joseph and Britta exceeded our expectations in every way. They are so warm and kind, love the Virgin Islands and know the area well, noticed our tastes in music and food and catered to them. Britta is just magical in all she gets done: first mate, housekeeper, sous chef, dive master, bar tender, server. She is very perceptive to individual needs/preferences of people. She is a lovely person and we all enjoyed getting to know her and her sweet little dog, Zoie. When I woke up and entered the salon each morning, I was immediately greeted with a fresh hot cup of coffee, and the aroma of fresh baked goods. Britta was extremely patient with all the divers in our group, and made sure all learned successfully and had a quality experience SCUBA diving.

Joseph's culinary expertise cannot be overstated! We were blown away with every meal! Delicious and beautifully presented food, expertly prepared, and scrumptious desserts. It was like dining at a 5-star restaurant all week. In a magically beautiful setting. He patiently talked with the foodie wanna-be chefs in our group regarding techniques and his culinary experiences. Joseph made recommendations each evening for the following day's sailing plan based on conditions and the desired activities of the group. Dive sites were good choices for the novice divers and snorkelers.

Our favorite aspect of the yacht was lounging on the bow in bean bag chairs, and laying out on the netting while cruising to our next anchorage. Dining al fresco in the stern area was delightful.

The food was outstanding. Thoughtfully and expertly prepared, beautifully presented. Joseph always accommodated the one non-seafood eater in our group and even helped Steve catch and then prepared a lobster (2!).

A wonderful Caribbean Catamaran Christmas! We were a little nervous as to how the experience would be post-hurricanes Irma and Maria. It's clear there is much rebuilding to be done, more boats to be recovered, and damaged areas to be restored. But the overall beauty of the Virgin Islands is undeniable.

Steve C, aboard Catamaran Dianna Rose December 2017  sailing the Virgin Islands

This was our third catamaran trip, and by far the best, mainly because of our crew, Joseph and Britta Stiles. They were absolutely wonderful - friendly, accommodating, and very attentive. Britta seemed to anticipate our every need, and was patient and helpful to those of us who were first timers on this trip. We loved her!

And Joseph's cooking - I can't say enough about it. Definitely a foodie's paradise on the Dianna Rose! It was like sailing on a 5 star restaurant, only better. His attention to detail in every meal was astounding. If he wasn't being captain and sailing the boat, he was Chef Joseph, prepping and preparing every meal. I don't think he ever sat still.

Between the two of them, they managed to find the perfect balance between relaxing time and keeping us busy. It was the perfect itinerary; we saw and did all we wanted to and still spent wonderful hours cruising the Caribbean. It was by far the trip of a lifetime.

We loved the boat - Dianna Rose was clean and comfortable, the perfect size for 6 passengers & crew. There is plenty of space to stretch out, front and back. I love the layout of the Lagoon 500.

I have always been very pleased with the service from Sailing Directions, and would recommend them to anyone considering this type of vacation. I hope we can do this again - with the same boat and crew!

Thanks for helping me put together this vacation. It was hard to come home!

Carol M, aboard Catamaran Dianna Rose May 2017  sailing the British Virgin Islands

We had a wonderful trip. Joseph and Britta were awesome. They far exceeded our expectations. We could not ask for a better crew. The yacht was also great. Every detail was covered. Our favorite part of the yacht was the crew. Don’t get me wrong the yacht was great, but Britta and Joseph added such a personal touch for the whole event.

The food was spectacular. We ate every meal on board. We could not bring ourselves to eat anywhere except on board the Dianna Rose. We have been to the Virgin Islands several times and for the first time we actually had a culinary experience. The venues and voyage itself was also superior.

The crew was very accommodating with our desires. The whole experience was a 10 out 10. We would certainly recommend you, Sailing Directions, and the crew of the Dianna Rose. We will certainly utilize you in the future and recommend your organization.

Thanks so much for your assistance and making this trip a great success.

Shannon B, aboard Catamaran Dianna Rose February 2017  sailing the Virgin Islands

We were absolutely blown away! The food and service were absolutely amazing! I have never had better food. I don't think there is a restaurant in Boston that can match Joseph's menu! The boat was impeccably clean. Britta was also an amazing host. We wanted for nothing! We will be back next year!

Deirdre G, aboard Catamaran Dianna Rose January 2017  sailing the Virgin Islands

Reviews for Dianna Rose with previous crew:

The most wonderful, inspiring and peaceful vacation. Thanks for the amazing hospitality and kindness of Amber & Diego - they're like family. Food = Fabulous. Fun = Diego taking the kids knee boarding and exploring the deep blue.

The knowledge they both have of the local customs, culture and wild life only enhanced out love of this trip. Thank you for spoiling us!

Kirk S, aboard Catamaran Dianna Rose July 2016  sailing the Virgin Islands

Diego & Amber were they friendly, knowledgeable, attentive and accommodating. Although we did not have any real menu requests Amber listened to the conversations and adapted food choices and ingredients daily based on what we were saying. Top notch

I have been a lot of places in the Virgin Islands and Diego managed to bring us to places every day that I have never been (every day - not just once!).

I would recommend Diego, Amber and the Diana Rose to anyone. I also think you could tell families that these two would be wonderful for people with kids. I think Diego’s humor and energy and Amber’s ability to adapt to different personalities kids would have a blast.

Tom B, aboard Catamaran Dianna Rose February 2016  sailing the Virgin Islands

Full Specifications for Dianna Rose

Dianna Rose Layout
Length 50ft
Beam 28
Draft 5
Designer Lagoon 500
Launched 2012 (Refit 2014)
Guests Up to 6
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: Water safe)
Air Conditioning Full
Flag BVI ROAD TOWN
Max. Speed 12 KTS
Dinghy/Tender 14' RIB (50HP)
Dingy Max. Passengers 7
Guest Cabins 3
Guest Cabin Configuration 1 Master Queen and 2 Queen en-suite cabins with AC
Guest Electric Heads 3
Accommodation Description

DIANNA ROSE can accommodate 6 guests in 3 beautiful cabins all with queen-sized beds, electric heads and private showers. The Master cabin is a large "owner's suite" with a lounge area.

Ships mascot ZOIE can be boarded if guests request.

Home Port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Preferred Port RH, STT
Other Port WE
Hours Between Charters 24 hrs
Sun Awning Yes
Hammock No
Deck Shower Yes
Hair Dryer Yes
Water Maker Yes
Ice Maker Yes
BBQ Yes
Adult Waterskis Yes
Kids Waterskis Yes
Wave Runner No
Knee Board No
Stand Up Paddle Board 2
Snorkeling Gear Yes
Tow Tube Yes
Wake Board Yes
1-Person Kayak No
2-Person Kayak No
Float Mats No
Sailing Dinghy no
Beach Games Yes
Underwater Camera Yes
Underwater Video Camera Yes
Underwater Video Camera Yes
Other Water Toys 2 Rigid Stand Up Paddle Boards
1 inflatable island
Scuba License Instructor
Open Water Course $250, all book work done prior to charter
Resort Course $75 for 1st dive, $50 ea additional dive
Air Compressor Not Onboard
Personal BCs 6
Regulators 6
Number of Divers 6
Dives per Week 5/week
Dive Info GEAR RENTAL: Dive gear rental is $125 per diver
$250 open water advanced certification
$250 referral certification, all book work, confined water dives and pool work done prior to charter.
$50 per group dive if guided dives by Britta
Dive Costs 5 dives included
Additional dives inquire for cost
Stereo System Yes
iPod Hookup Yes
DVD Player Yes (25 DVDs)
Board Games Yes
Books 20
Captain Nationality USA
Captain License USCG 100 Ton, STCW
Captain Years Sailing 10
Crew Smokes No
Crew Pets Yes
Caters to Special Diets Yes

   Sample Itinerary

Day 1.

Typically, we meet at the boat in Red Hook St Thomas. This is about a 20 minutes ride from the airport and makes a great place to start because of its close proximity to the British Virgin Islands. We would sail from there to Jost Van Dyke and clear BVI customs. In White Bay, guests enjoy swimming, kayaking or paddle boarding to the beach for cocktails at the famous soggy dollar bar. After sipping back a couple of their house drinks, the "Pain Killer", it doesn’t take long for the partying to get started. As the sun starts to set, we usually move the boat over to great harbor for a relaxing dinner then anchor there for the night. On shore the famous bar is Foxy's which is lively beach bar with live entertainment.

Day 2

Green Key and Sandy Key are two small uninhabited islands nearby with beautiful beaches and great snorkeling. Sandy key also has a short but interesting hiking trail. Little Jost van dyke is another great stop. It has a natural inland bubble pool created from the northerly swell. This also has a nice secluded anchorage where we often spend the night. If your preference is somewhere with restaurants and night life, it is just a short sail over to Cane Garden bay. There are numerous beach bars and restaurants there and often live music on the beach.

Day 3

Our next stop is Guanna Island which has a beautiful private secluded natural beach. No restaurants or bars but you can snorkel with 100's of fish including some tarpin almost 6 feet long and sea turtles. We like to head to our secret anchorage nearby in Cam bay for the evening and night. Most boaters don't know of this spot so we usually get the small bay, and beach to ourselves. There are several huge eagle rays in the bay and it is a great place to dine on the aft deck while watching the sun set, then enjoy a quite undisturbed evening onboard.

Day 4

We sail by Richard Branson's famous Neckar Island into North Sound. There are a variety of things to do their including beach volleyball, the Michael Bean happy hour at Leverick Bay (comedy routine which includes crab races, conch blowing contest and music), drinks, happy hour and dinner at Sabba Rock, and visiting the shops and bars at the Bitter End Yacht Club.

Day 5

We sail to Virgin Gorda. We have found a beautiful private beach surrounded by large boulders making it invisible from the water. Few people know of this spot so we often get it to ourselves. There are Outdoor grills and picnic tables here to so we often bring food to shore and have a beach BBQ. We of course make a visit to the baths where boulders, some the size of houses, have formed tunnels along the coast. This area gets very busy with day charters and tour buses so we like to go late afternoon when everyone is gone. Seeing the setting sun over the ocean through these huge rocks is spectacular!

Day 6

Norman Island is our next stop. The Indians and the caves at the mouth of the bay are 2 of the most spectacular snorkeling sights in the area. A trip to the BVI would not be complete without a visit to Willy T's (an old schooner converted into a floating bar). People tend to get a little out of hand there so be prepared for almost anything. A restaurant called the Pirates Bite on shore just reopened. It has great food and elegant beach dining. The Pirates Bite also features a fantastic beach bar which is somewhat tamer than Willy T's.

Day 7

We cross back into USVI waters for our final stop at Caneel Bay. Here, Honeymoon beach is great place to swim with sea turtles. On shore there is a beautiful resort built by the Rockefeller's on the ruins of an old sugar mill. It is well worth doing a tour of the grounds and perhaps having a drink or dinner in their open air restaurant overlooking the bay.

In the morning we head back to our starting place in Red Hook.

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