2020 50’ LAGOON “DELANA MAE”
- From :
- $ 20,417
VIRGIN ISLANDS LAGOON 50 CATAMARAN CHARTER
Join the 5-star crew Captain RJ and Chef Jenna aboard S/V Delana Mae, a Luxurious 50-foot Catamaran for an adventure around the US Virgin Islands. Delana Mae has three spacious cabins with queen-sized beds and private en-suite bathrooms equipped with a full shower, electric flush toilet, and vanity. The fourth cabin is a double, perfect for kids. The cabins also include their own A/C controls, 110Volt and USB outlets, and 2 reading lights. The yacht includes 2 paddle boards, SNUBA, snorkel gear, floats, fishing gear, Bluetooth speakers, 60in Smart TV, a 25HP tender, a tube, and more! Our beautiful teak table will seat your entire group comfortably while Chef Jenna serves you some delicious island cuisine. You can spend days swimming with turtles, exploring the reefs and marine life, or stopping by one of the local beach bars for a Painkiller. The islands offer shopping, hiking, and local entertainment. There are plenty of opportunities for adventure with the Delana Mae and crew. Food and drink will be provided by our wonderful onboard chef so you can sit back and enjoy everything the Virgin Islands has to offer.
TOYS: 2 Stand Up Paddle Boards, Snorkeling Gear, SNUBA, 1 Bote Float, Tubes, 2-Person Kayak, 1 Subwing, 1 Jet Board, 2 Fishing Rods, & Onshore Games.
NOTE: The midship double cabin is not suitable for 2 adults, only 1 adult or 2 children.
CRUISING GROUNDS: British Virgin Islands & U.S. Virgin Islands. BVI customs & cruising permit fees are included in the rate. There is an extra charge for pick up and drop off in the USVI $750 each way. Preferred ports are Road Town or West End, Tortola.
BOOKING OPTIONS & AVAILABILITY
*To book a charter we have a 5-night minimum, but feel free to inquire for less.
Includes 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches & 7 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Meals ashore are additional.
7 night minimum
Full-board option only
Guests: 1-8 @ $36,000
Must end on or before 12/27
Please contact us for more information.
7 night minimum
Full-board option only
Guests: 1-8 @ $38,000
May not start prior to 12/28
Please contact us for more information.
Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Available for half of the daily rate. Includes boarding after 4pm, snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner ashore is additional. Select option upon booking.
EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year’s weeks.
360º VIRTUAL TOUR
MEET YOUR CREW
Captain RJ Portman
Chef Jenna Taylor
GET TO KNOW THE CREW
This fun sailing duo has been on the Caribbean blue together for nearly 5 years! As adventurers, delivery crew, private charter crew and as sailing instructors; RJ and Jenna have always found a way to sail together.
Captain RJ, originally from Alaska, began sailing many years ago in the Puget Sound, surrounded by mountains and the beautiful city of Seattle. Longing for warmer wind and water (as many of us do), RJ decided to sell his businesses, officially downsize his life and move to St. Thomas to become a sailboat captain. And that is exactly what he did. Not long after moving to the USVI, RJ found himself the cocaptain of a fun little day charter boat named, Rumbaba. Though she was a simple little 39ft Hunter monohull; Rumbaba was a blast to take guests out on. Incredible scenery, snorkeling with turtles, delicious grilled lunch entrees and all the fresh cocktails you could handle made each outing something special for every guest. Making the top 10 of all activities to do on St. Thomas and Trip Advisor verified that!
First Mate Jenna grew up on Newman Lake, Washington; a beautiful little lakeside community outside of Spokane. Her love for boating began from a very young age; sitting on her Dad’s lap and racing the speed boat from shore to shore. Jenna’s eventual move to Seattle only gave her more access to playing on sailboats on the Puget Sound. Loving the city, but needing escape, boat camping, or as Jenna would say, “Bamping”, around the many islands and bays of the sound became a frequent weekend event. She could also always be found as steady and faithful crew for the infamous Duck Dodge races of South Lake Union!
The wind and the sea continued to call on RJ too, and he found himself as crew on some pretty slick racing sailboats. Again however, the warmer wind and waters of the Caribbean continued to call; this time, literally…
RJ’s original sailing instructor, from many years earlier in Seattle, was on the other end of that phone call. He had established a sailing school in Grenada and, through social media, had seen that RJ was back in the Puget Sound sailing.
“Have you ever thought about teaching sailing?” he said through the phone. “I think you’d be great at it.” He added.
RJ laughed at first, “Man, I’m still out here learning to sail!”
His response was all RJ needed to hear: “RJ, there is no better way to learn than to teach.”
And with that, the next chapter of sailing began. RJ diligently acquired all the proper certifications through the US Coast Guard and the American Sailing Association and began to teach sailing at Seattle Sailing Club. What a blast! RJ absolutely found a calling. This is also when he met his beautiful wife, Jenna. She was a lighthearted beer can racing sailor when they met and she was fascinated with his plans to live a Caribbean sailing life. He was going and he hoped she would visit, often.
After about 6 months from that first important phone call, RJ moved himself to Grenada. Sight unseen prior to arrival, he immediately fell in love with Grenada and The Grenadines. How can you not? They are the friendliest people in the Caribbean; hands down. And beauty was everywhere! What a place.
“Work” was teaching term charter sailing and exploring all the amazing little spots along the way. Oh what fun this job is! Teaching people who are so excited and switched on to learn how to captain a boat for themselves. Many students planned to charter boats with their family and friends, some just wanted to see what it was all about by testing their will (and stomachs) and still others came to learn how to sail off into retirement, literally.
Jenna continued to join the Grenada adventure. At first as an ASA student herself. She kept coming back to join RJ on more adventures and for more sailing. Their combined passion for sailing has only been surpassed by their love for each other. The more they sailed, the more obvious it became that this was to be their wonderful and adventure filled life together. Teaching became a calling for them both and they began to charter private couple’s cruising instruction. Does it get any better than that?! Working
with your love and teaching other couples with similar dreams to yours how to make it into a reality! It has been truly amazing. Just ask them and you will get the fully animated version… they don’t tell short stories… Haha, what fun would that be?!
5 years later; RJ married the beautiful Jenna. They’ve sailed over 20,000 nautical miles together. Over 300 ASA students graduated. 2 Outstanding ASA Instructor of the Year awards. 100’s of new friends and lifetimes of memories. Life has been good to say the least.
It’s not always sailing for these two… whenever possible, Jenna and RJ enjoy scuba diving, kiteboarding, hiking and traveling together. Stateside, RJ laces up the skates whenever he can smell an ice rink and Jenna gets all giddy when she can strap on the crampons and climb to the tallest mountain. Family and friends are always in the mix everywhere they go.
So now it is time to make some more new friends and show you all the beauty that the Virgin Islands have to offer.
Get to know this crew better with a hosted interview!
DINING WITH CHEF JENNA
Key Lime Pie with Heartwarming Crust and Vanilla Cream
Cookie Dough Bites in a Peanut Butter Chocolate Puddle
Mango Phyllo Tart Honey Whipped Cream and Cinnamon Mango Purée
Raspberry Swirl Blondies Drizzled with Caramel and Raspberry Compote
Mini Blueberry Citrus Twist Pies Fresh Cream
White Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
Dreamy Chocolate Marshmallow Mousse
Antipasto Charcuterie Plater
Tomato Basil Bruschetta
Smooth Hummus Plater with Crudités Dippers
Creamy Spinach Dip and Vegetable Crudités
Tomato Roasted Red Pepper Soup Shot
Caramelized Onion atop Baked Brie
Stuffed Goat Cheese Mushrooms
Black Truffle Salt Cream Cheese on Garlic Crostini topped with Rosemary Roasted Grapes
STARTER & DINNER
Catch of the Day Grilled accompanied by a Lemon Dill Beurre Blanc and grilled asparagus
Fall off the Bone Beef Short Ribs on Miracle Mash Potatoes Topped with Savory Carrot Beef Au Jus
Delicate Scallops on a Purple Beet and Parsnip Purée and roasted garlic and thyme pine nuts
Squid Ink Pasta Fire Grilled Shrimp and Roasted Tomato
Garlic Mushroom Creamy Gnocchi
Captain’s Curry over Spiced Basmati Rice
Caribbean Lobster Surf and Turf accompanied by Sweet Potato Roses in the Garden
Stuffed Firecracker Chicken on Sweet Coconut Rice
Apple Cinnamon Turtle Bread along side a Tropical Fruit Plate
Peanut Butter Hazelnut Ruffle Puff Pastry
Breakfast Avocado Toast
Banana Nut French Toast Topped with Walnuts and Sugar Berries
Crustless Quiche served with Sweet Savory Sausage
Cinnamon Nutmeg Fluffy Pancakes along side Capitan Caramel Bacon
Goat Cheese Spinach Egg Cups accompanied by other scrumptious combinations