|Guest cabin configuration:|
|3 Double, 1 Double child-sized en-suite cabins with AC|
|Children Allowed||Yes (Min. age: watersafe)|
|Home port||Bimini Marina, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands|
Pentesilea II is a 1992-launched Privilege catamaran operated by her professional crew in the Virgin Islands out of St Thomas or Tortola.
The catamaran is finished in varnished Cherry wood and light Caribbean colored fabrics. Pentesilea II features four guest cabins - 3 Doubles with en-suite bathroom and shower and 1 smaller double cabin / bed and bathroom which is ideal for children. The catamaran has plenty of natural ventilation and AC is available throughout the yacht.
Pentesilea II is fully equipped for scuba diving including an onboard Dive Instructor. This is ideal for both certified divers as well as for those who would like to try scuba the first time with a Resort Course. It is also possible to do your open water certification dives with Captain Travis.
Pentesilea II offers great value for family and friends. Come join Pentesilea II for a Caribbean sailing vacation of a lifetime!
Bimini Marina, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (Home)
Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (Additional)
West End, Tortola, British Virgin Islands (Additional)
All meals are included in the regular charter rate, however a 'half board' meal plan is available if you prefer to dine ashore:
Discount available for 3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore.
We had a fantastic time, couldn't have been better. Dan and Allie were a wonderful crew. Everyone had a great time.
Patrick F, aboard Catamaran Pentesilea II sailing the Virgin Islands
Cassandra and Jason were wonderful as our hosts. They knew about all we asked, and spoiled us completely. They both called us prior to our trip to make sure we were good to go. Also arranged our travel to and from the boat to our hotel and to the airport, couldn't have asked for more.
Pentesilea II was great. Loved the front to sit on the beanbags and at the very tip of the pontoons. The cockpit area was also great to get some shade and enjoy the view too. The beds were very comfy, and the rooms surprisingly roomy!
The food was like eating at a 5 star restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Beautifully prepared, and presented. Jason is a fabulous chef.
We had some ideas and the crew helped plan the itinerary around that and fill in the gaps. We had the snorkeling, kayaking and water sports. Jason was great getting three of us in to scuba. We loved their New Year's Eve suggestion at Trellis Bay as well as everywhere else we went.
I think Sailing Directions provided great service. You have been responsive to each and every request..
This was about our best vacation ever. We would recommend Pentesilea II and Cassandra and Jason 100% to anyone who asked.
Terri L, aboard Catamaran Pentesilea II sailing the Virgin Islands
Andrew and Kailee were great relating to our four 20-something aged children, and providing lots of opportunities for water sports. They were always quick to see to our needs and desires – very accommodating. Kailee did a fantastic job! Can’t believe how well she could cook in such a tiny kitchen.
Dianne L, aboard Catamaran Pentesilea II sailing the Virgin Islands
We absolutely loved Andrew and Kailee. They were friendly, fun, and wonderful with our two teenage daughters. They were great and accommodating hosts!
The food was beautiful and delicious. Kailee should publish a cookbook!
We had such a wonderful time we are trying to figure out when we will be able to go again.
Stacey S, aboard Catamaran Pentesilea II sailing the Virgin Islands
The crew was not only friendly, accommodating and attentive, they became family, shared meals with us, Jayde even played board games with our family. Hannes, went out of his way to get us wherever we wanted. He even found an obscure wreck in the middle of the ocean so my son could dive it.
Pentesilea II is charming and comfortable. The itinerary was agreed upon on day one, and was really great!
The food and service were fantastic, we requested healthy foods and Jayde produced! Always with a smile. She and Hannes do not know the word "no" unless it compromises safety ( i.e, too much current to dive etc.)
I am happy to be a VERY positive reference and will do my damn best to tell my colleagues and friends, that this trip is a must for the bucket list.
Lou R, aboard Catamaran Pentesilea II sailing the Virgin Islands
First of all, let me just say that this was one of the best vacations that we have ever been on and we will definitely do it again! If you had to rate this trip on a scale of 1 to 10, it was a 15! Travis and Rosemary are two of the nicest people we have ever met and they were very friendly, attentive and accommodating.
Pentesilea ll was fabulous in all areas. We all gained at least 5 to 6 pounds so that tells you how good the food was and the presentation was beautiful! The itinerary was perfect and we loved every, single place we went.
The service that we received from Sailing Directions, especially with John, was wonderful - our questions were always answered to our satisfaction and in a very timely manner. John was so helpful in working out our time frame-even though we had to change it 50 times - he was so patient and understanding!! Of course we will do another charter with Sailing Directions on the Pentesilea ll with Travis and Rosemary.
You may use all of our comments on the website - please do. One last remark - Rosemary and Travis - YOU ROCK! Thanks for all of your help - we will be in touch again.
Bob T, aboard Catamaran Pentesilea II sailing the Virgin Islands
After breakfast and a morning swim, we sail across the Sir. Francis Drake Channel to the old pirate haunt of Sophers Hole, Tortola. The captain will check everyone into customs while you relax. Check out the local shops before we sail to Norman Island (the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island"). Once at Norman, we can go for a dive at the "Indians" and/or snorkel Blackbeards caves. Bring a flashlight! In the afternoon relax with a book or go waterskiing, wakeboarding, or tubing. Spend sunset on deck with a glass of wine and some appetizers while dinner is prepared to your liking. After dinner, party it up at the famous "Willy T" floating pirate ship bar or challenge Rose and Travis to a board game.
Sip on some freshly brewed coffee while Rose makes Breakfast or sleep in (you are on vacation!). You can go on a dive with Travis or hike to the top of Norman Island for one of the best views in the Virgin Islands. We'll then sail to Peter Island for lunch and an afternoon on Deadman's Beach. You can go windsurfing, build a sandcastle or take a tour of one of the most exclusive resorts in the world.
Mango/Banana pancakes this morning! A short sail away is Salt Island; home of one of the only working salt farms in the Caribbean and the last resting place of the famous wreck of the RMS Rhone. Snorkel over the gigantic propeller or dive the skeleton of the hull. Lunch will be waiting for you when you get back. Relax for a while as we sail to Cooper Island. We can dive "wreck alley", snorkel "Lantern Rock" or take a leisurely walk around the Cooper Island Beach Club (the perfect place to watch the sun set over the Sir Fancis Drake).
Once you've had breakfast we sail for "Fallen Jerusalem". We'll launch the kayaks and you can go ashore this deserted island. Explore the island... It's all yours! Go find "lost beach". Snorkel the "Conch Graveyard". You will not want to leave! Listen for the Conch blowing after noon... It's lunch time. The afternoon will be spent at the world famous "Baths" of Virgin Gorda. We'll arrive late enough to miss the day crowds but early enough for you to explore as much as you like. There is no place like this in the world!
A great sail up to the North Sound of Virgin Gorda. There is a lot to do in the sound. Take a look around the Bitter End Yacht Club, go out in a Hobie Cat, snorkel the barrier reef, water ski or just lie back and read a good book. Need one? We've got scores to choose from.
Today we'll take a nice downwind sail to "Monkey Point", definitely one of the best snorkels anywhere. Swim with 6ft Tarpon amid schools of thousands of silversides and brightly colored reef fish. Another nice downwind sail and we'll be Jost Van Dyke; home of Foxy's, the Soggy Dollar, One Love and probably one of the nicest stretches of sand in the World. We can take a dinghy ride to Salty Spit (no more than a lump of sand and palm trees in the ocean or you can just find a hammock and forget about the world.
Sad day, but it's not over yet! We'll sail early to get one last snorkel in on the way. Then it back to the U.S. Virgin Island of St. John. We'll stop long enough check in with customs and give you a little "souvenir time". Then it's back to port in St. Thomas around noon.