Catamaran Kelea

65ft · 8 guests · St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Kelea Crewed Catamaran Charter
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7-Night Rates

From $24,500 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $28,500 (8 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 8
Guest Cabins 5
Length 65ft
Guest Cabin Configuration 1 King, 3 Queen, 1 Twin en-suite guest cabins with A/C
Designer Privilege
Launched 1996 (Refit 2012/13)
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: Watersafe)
Home Port Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Scuba SCUBA available on board Available onboard (see Specs tab)
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands

Catamaran Kelea Overview

Kelea, pronounced kah-leah, is a luxury Jeantot Privilege 65 crewed catamaran. Built in 1994 and originally named Angel Glow, Kelea has undergone an extensive refit to meet all modern-day standards. Her interior’s French Beechwood finishing has a very warm, comfortable feeling that welcomes you from the moment you step inside. There are cabins to accommodate up to 8 charter guests including a master king guest suite, three equal queen-berth guest suites and one kid's twin cabin. Each cabin is equipped with a private shower, head, and air conditioning.

The exterior has over 2,200 square feet of deck space to enjoy while on charter. The cockpit has two beautifully finished tables with seating for outdoor meals or shaded afternoon relaxation. Lounge on a bed of cushions on the cockpit hard top. The expansive foredeck has plenty of space to spread out and has two trampolines providing plenty of sunny areas to take in the Caribbean sights.

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Meet the Crew

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Shawn & Autumn

Shawn’s love for the ocean began when he was only a few months old on the coast of North Carolina. He grew up in Carolina Beach, NC where he learned to read the wind and waves and developed a passion to share his love of the ocean with others.

Shawn graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2011 with a degree in Marine Biology. Shortly after college, he moved to Nicaragua to pursue his love of the ocean and worked as a Captain and surf guide for NicaSurf tours.

After a couple years he moved back to the states to continue his life on the water. In doing so, he has spent the past 5 years working aboard world-class super yachts. In which time, he has obtained his USCG Captains License as well as his American Sailing Association Certification.

Autumn was born in Michigan where she grew up swimming in the freshwater of the Great Lakes. After high school she studied massage therapy and yoga in Costa Rica where she fell in love with the salty ocean and travelling to new places. In 2013, Autumn moved to Florida to become a yacht stewardess. A job that would take her to many exotic places, even all the way back to lake Michigan...read more

For the last five years, Autumn has worked on multiple world class yachts in which she collaborated closely with five-star chefs from around the world. Learning from her yacht chef coworkers, she has developed a passion for creating exciting and healthy dishes that create memories.

Shawn and Autumn met in September of 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where they were both searching for their first superyacht jobs. A week later, they found separate jobs on different boats, starting three years of long distance dating. In December of 2016, they decided it was time for an adventure and decided to travel New Zealand for a year together in a campervan they renovated themselves.

Shawn and Autumn love to spend time on the water, whether it’s diving, snorkeling, surfing, paddling or sailing. They are excited to bring their captain and crew knowledge of charter yachts to give you a sailing vacation you won’t forget.

Availability for Kelea:

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 hours

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:
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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:
Unavailable: Monday, 20 July 2020 to Sunday, 15 November 2020: Unavailable: Virgin Gorda, BVI* to Virgin Gorda, BVI*
Booked: Wednesday, 18 November 2020 to Sunday, 22 November 2020: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
On Hold: Monday, 23 November 2020 to Monday, 30 November 2020: Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Saturday, 19 December 2020 to Saturday, 26 December 2020: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Sunday, 27 December 2020 to Sunday, 3 January 2021: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
On Hold: Friday, 5 February 2021 to Friday, 12 February 2021: Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Saturday, 13 February 2021 to Saturday, 20 February 2021: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Sunday, 21 February 2021 to Saturday, 27 February 2021: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Sunday, 28 February 2021 to Wednesday, 10 March 2021: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Saturday, 13 March 2021 to Sunday, 21 March 2021: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Tuesday, 30 March 2021 to Wednesday, 7 April 2021: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Thursday, 8 April 2021 to Wednesday, 14 April 2021: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Monday, 3 May 2021 to Saturday, 8 May 2021: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Saturday, 29 May 2021 to Saturday, 5 June 2021: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Saturday, 26 June 2021 to Saturday, 3 July 2021: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

7-night Charter Rates by Group Size

Guests: 2 guests 3 guests 4 guests 5 guests 6 guests 7 guests 8 guests
Winter 2020 to 2021 $24,500 $24,500 $25,000 $25,500 $26,000 $26,500 $27,000
Summer 2020 $24,500 $24,500 $25,000 $25,500 $26,000 $26,500 $27,000
Summer 2021 $24,500 $24,500 $25,000 $25,500 $26,000 $27,000 $27,500
Winter 2021 to 2022 $24,500 $24,500 $25,000 $25,500 $26,000 $27,000 $27,500
*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 Kelea!

Full Specifications for Kelea

Kelea Layout
Length 65ft
Beam 35
Draft 6
Designer Privilege
Launched 1996 (Refit 2012/13)
Guests Up to 8
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: Watersafe)
Air Conditioning Full
Flag Delaware
Dinghy/Tender 16 ft (70HP)
Dingy Max. Passengers 8
Guest Cabins 5
Guest Cabin Configuration 1 King, 3 Queen, 1 Twin en-suite guest cabins with A/C
Guest Electric Heads 5
Accommodation Description:

2018/2019 Season - Kelea accommodates up to ten guests in 5 guests cabins, all ensuite: one centerline master king suite forward, and three queen-berth guest suites

From 2019/2020 Season: Kelea accommodates up to ten guests in 5 guests cabins, all ensuite: one centerline master king suite forward, and three queen-berth guest suites, as well as a starboard forward upper & lower twin berth suite. Please enquire with your charter broker regarding availability of the one King and 4 Queens layout.

Kelea is fully air-rconditioned throughout and makes her own purified water onboard.

Home Port Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Preferred Port Yacht Haven, STT
Hours Between Charters 24 hours
WiFi Internet Onboard WIFI
Deck Shower Yes
Water Maker Yes
Ice Maker Yes
BBQ No
Voltage 110v
Adult Waterskis Yes
Stand Up Paddle Board Yes
Snorkeling Gear Yes
Tow Tube Yes
Wake Board Yes
1-Person Kayak Yes
Float Mats Yes
Fishing Gear Yes
Fishing Gear Type Light
Underwater Camera 0
Scuba Info DIVING INFO:

CERTIFIED DIVERS
All 7-day charters aboard Kelea include 5 dives for certified divers. Additional dives can be added based upon weather, itinerary and captain’s discretion.

TRY SCUBA / DISCOVER SCUBA DIVE
This is a course for non-certified divers. This allows you to get your feet wet and enjoy the thrills of diving. The course includes a small classroom setting and some basic in-water skills training. Once you have mastered these skills, you will continue to a beautiful, shallow reef dive at a maximum depth of 40 feet. These dives can also count towards an Open Water Scuba Certification but do not result in certification alone.

COURSES FOR CERTIFICATION
We recommend starting your course before you come by finding a local dive shop to complete your classroom and online learning along with your pool work. When you get to Kelea, we do your check-out dives for certification in the beautiful, crystal clear waters of the Virgin Islands.

Another option is for you to complete your basic certification course from start to finish with Shawn and Autumn! Please contact crew directly for availability and course requirements.

NIGHT DIVES
Yes - Inquire

WET SUITS
Inquire for size and availability
Scuba Terms Up to 5 dives per week with gear are included for certified divers
Scuba License Instructor
Personal BCs 8
Regulators 8
Weights 8
Number of Divers 8
Dives per Week 5
Air Compressor Onboard
Stereo System Yes
iPod Hookup Yes
DVD Player Yes
DVD Player Yes
Board Games Yes
Books Yes
Captain Nationality USA
Captain License USCG 100 ton STCW
Crew Smokes No
Crew Pets No
Caters to Special Diets Inq
Kosher Available Inq

Reviews for Kelea with previous crew:

We had such a wonderful time and talk about it every day. A week packed with so many family memories. We loved the Kelea and we especially LOVED Alli and Dan.

Alli and Dan were THE best. So warm and personable, it was hard to say good-bye at the end of the week. They were always asking how we were doing and so accommodating with a variety of different requests, we kept them VERY busy!

Aboard Kelea we never felt like we were on top of each other. There were places all 8 of us could sit and visit, the trampoline, pads on top and of course the dinner tables. But we could also go off and find quiet spots to read, pray and enjoy the beauty of the scenery if we wanted to.

The food was AMAZING! Alli blew us all away with how delicious her food was, the variety was perfect and the presentation so pretty that I and my son-in-law took pictures of all the meals!

Every spot we anchored has its own unique characteristic. Dan did a great job bringing us to beautiful diving spots. Rhett and I dove 2 days and the rest of our 4 boys and son-in-law dove all 5 days. It was a great mix of diving locations, the Baths to explore, calm bays to pull the water toys behind the dingy and fun beach bar stops.

It was a trip of a lifetime. What I loved about this sailing trip at this stage of our life is that it was SO RELAXING! We are spread throughout the country now so I loved being together everyday, all day, doing so many memorable things, sitting and gazing at the scenery during a sail, visiting, playing games, eating delicious food that I didn't have to shop for, cook or clean up after, water fun, island fun etc.

Rhett H, aboard Catamaran Kelea June 2019  sailing the British Virgin Islands

We found Alli and Dan to be amazing! They were extremely knowledgeable and very attentive.

Kelea was clean, comfortable and well ventilated. My favorite aspect of the yacht was the bean bag chairs. As a group our favorite spot was sitting up top during the sails.

The chef made and presented the most amazing dishes. She used our preference sheet as a guide. She took great pride in her work and every meal was delicious!

The itinerary was perfect and every place we sailed was well worth seeing.

Sailing Directions provided a great service. They made it simple and easy to navigate through the process. We have had many people ask about our trip so we keep recommending your company.

Kristie R, aboard Catamaran Kelea May 2019  sailing the Virgin Islands

Dan and Alli could not have been friendlier or more attentive. Very concerned with what we wanted the experience to be and very flexible with us when we changed our minds mid-stream.

Kelea was clean and comfortable with lots of space up top to enjoy the sailing.

Alli is truly an amazing cook. Felt like we were dining out at every meal. We had two pescatarians with us and Alli accommodated them at every meal.

Dan and Alli put together a great itinerary and accommodated our desire for additional activities like hiking seamlessly.

Sailing Directions was a pleasure to deal with, I appreciate all your help.

I can’t say enough about how welcoming Alli and Dan were and how much we enjoyed spending the week with them.

Jim J, aboard Catamaran Kelea April 2019  sailing the Virgin Islands

Dan & Alli were exceptional! We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this vacation. We could not ask for a better crew.

Kelea was so spacious and clean at all times. If you could clone Alli and Dan every charter would be filled at all times. They are truly a gem!

The food was Spectacular! Alli is so talented. Every meal was well presented. We were treated like Kings and Queens! I want to take Alli home.

Dan was so knowledgeable about every area we travelled and gave us a lot of history about each island we visited.

No improvements needed at all! It was a trip of a lifetime! We will be back on Kelea soon! I will highly recommend to all friends and family!

Paula J, aboard Catamaran Kelea April 2018  sailing the Virgin Islands

Reviews for Shawn & Autumn aboard previous yachts:

We all had the most incredible time.

We have nothing but praise for "Shawtumn". They're an amazing team - we always felt so well looked after. Autumn is an amazing cook. Always kept us on time so we didn't have to worry about anything. They read our group well and suggested excursions were always appreciated. I don't have any captains to compare Shawn to, but he seems to really know what he's doing and we all felt very safe. And added bonus - they're very fun to be around!

Pelican is very clean. A/C kept us comfortable at night. So many good places for lounging above deck.

The pre-cruise preference list was very helpful. The meals kept getting better and better. So impressive that Autumn can make that magic happen in such a small space.

Sailing Directions has great service, emails were always rapidly answered.

THANK YOU FOR THIS AMAZING EXPERIENCE!

Rosa M, aboard Catamaran Pelican March 2019  sailing the Virgin Islands

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