Catamaran Ventana

52ft · 10 guests · St Thomas, US Virgin Islands

 7-Night Rates

From $20,350 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $25,500 (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 (Min. age: None)
Home port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Scuba Rendezvous only
Main Salon Galley Forward cockpit lounge area Top deck alfresco dining 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
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards

Accommodation

Cabins and boat offer wonderful natural lighting and great ventilation. The boat is fully air-conditioned, and each cabin can adjust the air-conditioning individually for optimal guest comfort.

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 at an additional fee (see rate sheet), an en-suite electric head, vanity and separate shower. Entire yacht is full air-conditioned for client comfort.

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

WakeBoard
Floating Mats
Snorkel Gear
Tube
Underwater Camera
Fishing Gear
Fishing Rods
Dinghy: 12ft RIB center console
Dinghy Outboard HP: 40hp
Other equipment includes:

Tube, Sub Wing, Wakeboard , Paddle boards , Surf boards, Big floating mat


Crew photo

Meet the Crew

Dawn & Reilly

<B>MEET THE TEAM – </B>

Unlike most boats which are operated by couples, Captain Dawn has the perfect solution to the different wishes of her guests: she has surrounded herself with a team of experienced, divers chefs and specialists in activities, to customize her charters to her guests’ wishes. She knows her team through and through, and will ensure the best person for the job is on board for each charter.

The team strives to provide you with an unparalleled vacation packed full of exciting adventure and complete relaxation. There are a multitude of crewed yachts in the industry, but none compare to the level of experience provided on Ventana. Your time on the boat should be more than just another vacation. Life on Ventana generates an atmosphere that rejuvenates, revitalizes, and inspires. We pride ourselves on creating a unique and enchanting experience that is rivaled by no one.

Captain Dawn Marie has been sailing the Caribbean waters for many years, and the USVI is like her back yard, She has a unique passion to create a special experience for her guests and the sensitivity to sense her guests’ needs and desires. She is a fun and high energy person who can make things happen, whatever those wishes and desires of her guests are. Captain Dawn Marie will go as far as choosing one of her chefs based on her clients’ preferences, or balancing the crew with a third member to suit the charter activities, such as kitesurfing and fishing...read more

<B>A word from Captain Dawn Marie – </B>

<BIG><B>It’s not about what I do. The importance lies in WHY I do it.</BIG></B>

Breathtaking views, exciting activities, and stunning beaches make it easy to have a great vacation here in the Caribbean. However, I believe it should be more than that.

I pride myself in getting to know my guests and customizing each charter to ensure everyone is perfectly balanced on their own plane of fun, and serenity. My eye for detail and ability to adapt allows myself and my team to provide the highest level of service and the trip of a lifetime for you, our guest.

Why? Because I know that everyone is unique… “Different strokes for different folks”. I strive to create an atmosphere that rejuvenates, revitalizes, and inspires us all. I believe mutual respect; honesty, integrity, and hard work provide the foundation to make this possible. I find the most satisfaction when we all walk away with a refreshed perspective that creates an energy we all seek to thrive on.

With fun and safety as my two main priorities, I aim to create a unique and far superior experience to any other yacht in the Caribbean. I am looking forward to meeting you; and for my returning guests, this is going to be another one for the books!”

<B>The Team – </B>

Like a small family, Dawn Marie’s team members love to spread their wings and travel, but always come back to gather around their captain, their beautiful boat and their guests.

Dawn Marie is a passionate chef who loves the joy and exitement that goes into creating a truly beautiful meal. She has fully chefed her own cruises in the past and will now work only with people who can put a equal amount of love and care into creating wonderful food. She might prefer to do more of the cooking herself on your cruise, or use the specific talents of other chef’s to learn and expand her own cooking skills.

In her role of head Chef, Captain Dawn has created a menu that is delicious, balanced, and always fine tuned to the wishes of the guests. Healthy and light if preferred. For each charter she creates the menu and oversees the meal preparation. She will lmake some of her favorite dishes for you herself!

Dawn herself prefers healthy meals and knows a lot about nutrition. She is happy to adjust to special diets, allergies, and other wishes. In particular, she can help with a menu that will leave you feeling re-energized, lighter, and glowing with health by the end of the trip: just ask!

Beautiful dishes of a high standard, international or quintessential American, balanced and fresh, nourishing, satisfying and healthy: this is the signature food experience of a cruise on Ventana. All the Chef’s in Dawn’s arsenal are experienced galley chef’s who are passionate about their work, eager to see guests relishing their dishes, and love taking care of people by nourishing them with good and healthy food. The menu is always adjusted to the guests’ preferences.

Reilly

Reilly is from South Carolina and is the ultimate hospitality host. He has a 2 years experience on board sailing yachts, and a love for food, fun, and making others smile. He really knows how to care for people. His cooking is all-American goodness with rich flavours and satisfying dishes. Reilly loves to show our guests the most fun thing to do in every place we visit.

Michael

Michael has an endlessly cheerful nature and is amazing with children. Having grown up around sailing and the sea, he is experienced in the cruising industry and a certified water instructor with almost a decade of experience. Always happy to help out and go on an adventure, Mike currently spends his time between the boat and his travels and other projects.

Blake

Blake is a Southerner and has the natural easy going hospitality of his roots in his blood. He enjoys the medley of flavours in the dishes his family taught him, but is also an expert at fresh, taste bud-tingling salads. He has worked in catering and trained with a nutritionist for over a year, and knows all about healthy and balanced. He will never compromise on taste though!

Daniel

Daniel is another chef that seldom has anything but a big smile on his face, and never tires of improving his dishes and trying out the latest food trends. With 12 years experience as a chef on board various types of vessels, he is an expert on fusion. His sushi is a delight to behold and to eat, and will not soon be forgotten..

Annica

Annica is our refined taste expert from Europe, who must spread her wings to fulfill her other passions, among which photography. She’ll be happy to capture your special moments. Her work with Ventana also include admin and management tasks.

  Weekly Charter Rates by Group Size

Passengers: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Summer 2018 $20,500 $21,500 $22,000 $22,750 $23,500 $24,250 $25,000 $25,250 $25,500
Winter 2018 to 2019 $20,500 $21,500 $22,000 $22,750 $23,500 $24,250 $25,000 $25,250 $25,500
Summer 2019 $20,500 $21,500 $22,000 $22,750 $23,500 $24,250 $25,000 $25,250 $25,500
Winter 2019 to 2020 $20,500 $21,500 $22,000 $22,750 $23,500 $24,250 $25,000 $25,250 $25,500
*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 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:

Booked: Thursday, 13 September 2018 to Thursday, 20 September 2018: Booked: Grenada, St Georges to Grenada, St Georges
Booked: Thursday, 11 October 2018 to Monday, 15 October 2018: Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Boat Show: Friday, 9 November 2018 to Tuesday, 13 November 2018: Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Thursday, 27 December 2018 to Thursday, 3 January 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Friday, 8 February 2019 to Saturday, 16 February 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 9 March 2019 to Saturday, 16 March 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
On Hold: Saturday, 13 April 2019 to Sunday, 21 April 2019: Hold: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*

Hours required between charters: 24hrs

Contact us

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

December 2017
How would you qualify the crew and their service:

Skipper:
5 star - Very friendly and good service.

Crew:
5 star - Very friendly and good service, always ready to help.

How would you qualify the yacht:
5 star - Extremely good comfort for cruising in the caribbean.

How would you qualify the food and drinks:
5 star - Chef Reiley is very good and puts a lot of effort in making good food adjusted to customer's wishes.

How would you qualify the entire experience of your trip:
5 star
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 & Reilly 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 March 2017  sailing the Virgin Islands

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