Catamaran Playtime

Catamaran Playtime is a 2014, 56' Lagoon catamaran offering BVI crewed yacht charters. With a fly-bridge deck and accommodations for up to 8 guests in 4 cabins, she's a fabulous mid-range, luxury choice for families, couples or special occasions. Learn more by watching a short video.

Rates from $23,000 to $25,000. View full rates & availability.

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PLAYTIME GUESTS COMMENTS

AMAZING
We are actually at Ritz in st Thomas for 2 days. White House was AMAZING. My wife shed real tears when we got off boat and said goodbye to Tyler and Kelsey. We had the perfect week on the boat. We were so impressed with every aspect of Tyler and Kelsey. Great captains, cooks, hosts, tour guides, dive instructors and now friends.

Feel free to forward this to anyone. And thanks for everything as it was perfect. So glad we hooked up with you.

Chad
A vacation of a lifetime!
"A vacation of a lifetime! Seems cliche, but this was it! Floating, cruising, and sailing through the blue waters of the Virgin Islands while enjoying some time on private beaches, snorkeling, swimming, all while enjoying terrific food and drink and living aboard this spectacular boat.

With Tyler and Kelsey's extensive navigating knowledge as Captains, their underwater knowledge of the VI waters as Dive Instructors, and love of entertaining, they work well together to ensure a most enjoyable time. With their many other on-water safety certifications and experience, you know that you are in very capable hands. At times, you might encounter their light-hearted matrimonial banter as they decide on the next port-of-call, the right mooring ball, or the best possible route to the next destination, but it always leads to the safest and most timely decisions based on two heads full of mariner experience and knowledge of the area. If they tell you that you should get going by a certain time to get to the next bay to beat the crowd or enjoy the best possible view, you should heed their advise as it is based on vast experience and their predictions are right on the mark.

When we travel, we always like to go where the locals go and can sometimes miss out by doing the "touristy" things. They will make sure that you hit the best spots without getting distracted by some of the tourist traps. This is just another benefit of their combined 10 years of VI living.

If there is any concern about significant time on a boat as far as getting seasick or having the ability to rest, don't give it another thought. With a 50' length and a 28' beam, the boat is very stable. At night, you can open your hatch, feel the gentle breeze blow through, and let the gentle waves rock you to sleep. We slept nearly 10 straight hours the first night on the boat.

While sitting on the deck of the boat the night before we left, we saw the Milky Way Galaxy (not visible at home due to city lights) and a shooting star that burned out as it passed overhead. The skies are just as spectacular as the blue waters. In this business, like a good meal at a restaurant, 15-20% crew gratuities are the norm if you enjoyed your time. With the cost of the charter and the 20% tip, we still felt like we got more vacation than we paid for. It was our vacation of a lifetime and we hope to be able to do it again as soon as possible. Thank you Tyler and Kelsey for the incredible memories!"
All Our Best, Jim & Denice
Best vacation I have ever been on
Hi Tyler and Kelsey,

I wanted to take some time to thank you again for the great trip we had a couple of weeks ago. It was by far the best vacation I have ever been on and I think everyone in our group feels the same way.

Your hospitality was greatly appreciated. You both did an excellent job handling our crazy group. Every meal you prepared was excellent. Every place you took us was a great time. Everybody in our group enjoyed spending time with you. I cant wait to do it again. A trip in BVI with you guys makes coming back to the real world seem like a bad idea.

You are welcome to use this as a testimonial if you would like to. I would also be happy to let your bosses or brokers know how much we enjoyed the trip. Just forward me some contact info. if you would like me to do that. Thanks again! I hope that we can go on a trip with you again someday.

Sincerely,
Aaron
Finding talent is hard and they are quite a find
I want to take a few short moments to convey my utter respect for whoever
hired Tyler and Kelsey.

Finding talent is hard and they are quite a find. Young and responsible
Captains, Chefs and Dive Instructors. A true trifecta.

Our family just returned from what can only be described as the trip of our
lifetime. Tyler and Kelsey exceeded all expectations.

From diving, to dining, to dingying we had a blast. We were treated with
friendly hospitality, professional courtesy, mechanical mastery, safety,
stewardship and local lore.

I would recommend them to any of my friends gladly, and will.

Please take a few moments to congratulate them on the excellent service and
most-worthy seamanship they brought during our journey.

Thanks and Best Regards,
Gregory C.
My family could not imagine a better crew than Kelsey and Tyler
My family could not imagine a better crew than Kelsey and Tyler. After spending a week with them, we found them both to have mastered all aspects of piloting, cooking, tour guiding, and SCUBA / snorkelling. They both have an even temperament and connect with both children and adults equally as well. Their meal preparation for breakfast, lunch, hors d'oeurvres, dinner, and desserts was amazing in terms of originality, taste and presentation and every meal was so much better than what we experienced with even the finest restaurants on shore. They are both experts in leading underwater adventures and were able to find and show interesting marine life that we would have missed on our own. They worked so hard all day long to provide us with the best possible experience. We will definitely request them again on our next visit.
Fran and John S.
Our best vacation ever, by far
The boat was wonderful and very comfortable. Kelsey and Tyler could
not have been better. About 91 on a scale of 1-10. They were very
competent handling the boat. The meals were great, well presented and
more than enough.
The diving was great. They are great instructors. The itinerary was
perfect. Our best vacation ever, by far.
Monty B.
Guests aboard PLAYTIME in late February and early March, 2017, said:
Hi Karine and Mario,
I have been meaning to write since we left, but our house of 13 has been rather "busy." Sadly, Mike and I did not get to say goodbye to Mario. In any case, I want to thank you for making our trip so perfect. I am still amazed by the 3 star Michelin meals that came to us each time we sat at the table. The choice of wines was also superb. I don't mean to ignore you, Mario, as you were a terrific captain! I realize now you took us to the most accessible and calmest places available. We loved having both of you join us for dancing and hearts, too. Ultimately, it was all flawless.
We hope to see you again in Aspen or Lake Geneva! We would love having you visit.
Many, many thanks.
Marie
Guests aboard PlayTime in April
roup Name: Palus/Schillinger
Your Name: Dan Palus
Skipper: 5/5
Comments Unbelievable attention to detail. Very sincere, attentive, quality driven.
Rest of the crew: 5/5
Comments Same as above.
How would you qualify the yacht (comfort, features, general maintenance, etc) 5/5
Comments very clean. Mario and Karine treat it likes it's there own yacht.
How would you qualify the itinerary 5/5
Comments They kept us busy/occupied all the time.
How would you qualify the sports and leisure activities/equipment on board 5/5
Comments
How would you qualify the food and drinks 5/5
Comments Better than 5 star. Better than what we had anticipated.
How would you qualify the service provided by the broker (Ritzy Charters) 5/5
Comments you led us in the right direction.
How would you qualify the entire experience of your trip 5/5
Comments We could not have dreamt of a better trip.
Can we share this feedback on our website? Yes
PLEASE ADD ANY OTHER COMMENTS TO LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN IMPROVE:
Group Name: Schillinger/Palus
Your Name: Howard Schillinger
Skipper: 5/5
Comments Not enough stars. Truly outstanding. The best of the best.
Rest of the crew: 5/5
Comments Karine is a wonderful chef, caring and attentive crew, and now a dear friend.
How would you qualify the yacht (comfort, features, general maintenance, etc) 5/5
Comments Again, not enough stars.
How would you qualify the itinerary 5/5
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How would you qualify the sports and leisure activities/equipment on board 5/5
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How would you qualify the food and drinks 5/5
Comments Food and drinks were amazing. Gourmet and top notch for everything.
How would you qualify the service provided by the broker (Ritzy Charters) 5/5
Comments Excellent.
How would you qualify the entire experience of your trip 5/5
Comments A trip of a lifetime.
Can we share this feedback on our website? Yes
PLEASE ADD ANY OTHER COMMENTS TO LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN IMPROVE: No words to truly do this experience justice. We will be on Playtime again.
Guests on Play Time/ March.19th-26th
Dear Karine & Mario,

Thank you so much for the most extraordinary week! We had the BEST TIME! It was such a special time for us, so memorable, so relaxing and so much fun!!!!!

Thank you so much for taking such incredible care of us. Karine and Mario, the food was AMAZING! Everything was so delicious, so thoughtfully and beautifully prepared. We felt so spoiled to be eating exactly what we wanted to be eating, exactly when we wanted to be eating it! No easy task!!

You were both so sweet, so kind to us and the girls. They loved they time with you and think the world of you. The dessert, the popcorn in bed :):)! You were so kind to them at every turn. We cannot wait to return. The girls are already planning...

The boat was BEAUTIFUL and we felt so lucky to be on it everyday!

Thank you again! We cant wait to see you again soon!!!!!

Love,

Kristina and Frank Loverro


Thank you so much! We have had the best time ever! Me and my family have decided this was the best vacation ever! We have had a fabulous time. I cant wait to come back again!
Francesca Loverro
Mid March, 2016, guests aboard Playtime said:
We have sailed on 7 charters in the BVI's and although we had great experiences on other boats, this sail was our favorite due to the crew and boat. Mario and Karine were professional, yet, made you feel like you knew them forever. The boat was pristine, fluffy towels, comfortable seating area in front and in upper captain's area. The staterooms were well configured (and mattresses/sheets top of the line)
Food: We had one picky eater in our group, and since she was given advance notice, Karine accommodated her meals flawlessly and without having to be reminded. Speaking of meals.....yum, yum, yum! Karine knows her way around the galley and had all our bellies well saturated after each meal. Crazy good!
Mario's knowledge of the area and sailing etiquettes kept my interested husband entertained for hours. The flow on board was complete zen, just like we had requested.
Kudos to Mario and Karine-we miss them already!
Guest aboard Play Time March.11th-17th.16
Dear Playtime...Karine & Mario,
This has been our 7th charter in the BVI's , so we fell we have authority in saying.."Nothing compare to you both". You literally customize your charter to your guests with sucess!
Thank you so much , Steve & Dawn Farrell

Karine, as we sit with here with our freshly popped popcorn, we realize we wont be this spoiled & loved again...until we come back! Thank you so much for your smiles, warmth, you made this so special for us!


Mario...you have taught us so much! Thank you for the laugh, for being such a great captain! Your patience with our dad and your knowledge of the boat and the bar was so appreciated!

Thank you both for your an incredible trip and so much happiness ( in our heart and our belly ).
Much love...
Mackenzie & Sydney Farrell
play Time guest onboard Feb.6-13th

Mario & Karine

Thank you so much for your tender loving care and and amazing culinary experience! We had an unbelievable week. Thank you so much again for taking such great care of us and making memories....
Kay & Johnny
Guests onboard PlayTime January 31st.16
Thank you so much for making my first vacation an unforgettable one! You both are wonderful people and truly know to make people feel special. We can tell that you guys work really hard to make each and every guest feel more than special & valuable. You have made us feel comfortable and treated us like your own family. I know that we will never forget either of you. You both are funny, happy and such hard worker. It was amazing to get to know you. Thank you so much for everything, you are both truly AMAZING! Thank you ! Merci!

The Stabler Family
Guests onboard PlayTime in January
Colleen and Richard
Skipper: 5/5
Comments Attention to detail first class. Sailed every day, from island to island, at the request of my husband. Mario even allowed our daughter to sail, steer, much to my horror, she is directionally challenged at the best of times! The part of the trip for Richard was being Mario's sailing help! Mario's knowledge of the islands, activities, flexibility to cater to our individuals needs, made this an unforgettable vacation. He is a master yachtsman, he is funny, smart, patient, a perfectionist about his boat and anything he does! There was nothing that was too hard, too annoying, too untimely, for Mario. We always felt safe and confident under his watchful eyes.
Rest of the crew: 5/5
Comments Karine is one of a kind! Fantastic hostess, first class chef, attention to detail in the cabins, the living areas and covered flybridge on Playtime. She planned, cooked and presented scrumptious meals which we can only describe as unmatched and unsurpassed. Cannot wait to sail with them again!
How would you qualify the yacht (comfort, features, general maintenance, etc) 5/5
Comments First class catamaran! In excellent condition, pristine!! Both Karine and Mario work tirelessly to maintain Playtime in top notch condition. They are perfectionists. We are not talking Aveeno products here, but Molton Brown! We had a fantastic holiday in an ultra luxury, beautiful, catamaran! This yacht is loaded with all the extras!
How would you qualify the itinerary 5/5
Comments Mario and Karine worked with us to accommodate our daily wishes and whims, whether it involved where we wanted to explore, sail, fish, snorkel, scuba, visit or swim. Some
days we left it up to Mario's expert advice, and loved whatever activity they planned for us! We covered every island we wanted to visit or see!
How would you qualify the sports and leisure activities/equipment on board 5/5
Comments Totally adequate and first class equipment and gear! We purposefully chose a boat without scuba equipment, as we knew Mario would accommodate destination scuba wants. Loved the new paddles boards and the two seater canoe. All the snorkel gear was in great shape! Perfectly adequate and fit all of our individual needs.
How would you qualify the food and drinks 5/5
Comments One word - PERFECT! Karine went to great lengths to accommodate our EVERY food and beverage request! We got MUCH MORE than we expected or could have imagined! We started a picture and food diary from day one which we shared on social media. The food and its presentation - five star! Loved Karine's hand made 5 course sushi dinner, which she kindly allowed Stephanie to help her with! We looked forward to Mario's Painkillers every day! We still miss Karine's food!
How would you qualify the service provided by the broker (Ritzy Charters) 5/5
Comments Timely and thorough communication throughout the process! Every question or concern addressed immediately. Gave us first class choices, delivered what was sold/promised! More than satisfactory experience.
How would you qualify the entire experience of your trip 5/5
Comments This was the most fantastic experience and holiday we have ever experienced, and we have traveled extensively as a family! We will stay in contact with Mario and Karine, we were in tears upon our goodbyes. Playtime, Mario and Karine, we will be back! Once you have experienced this first class catamaran, this fantastic crew, you will understand why Playtime accommodates only 6 guests! The commitment and level of service provided by Mario and Karine is such that they wouldn't dream of compromising their standards of excellence to accommodate more than 6 guests on any of their charters!!
Guests onboard PlayTime January 15-24.16
Definitely Excellent, Absolutely Excellent...
Mario and Karine- Thanks you so much for making our holiday so amazing. We have so enjoyed our vacation and hopefully we will return soon! Much luck and continued sucess, you so deserved it! With much love James & Lucy (north Corwall , UK)
Guests onboard Playtime in January 3rd, 2016
When I was trying to figure it out what to do for my 50th birthday, never did I dream it would turn out to be so magical & special.
Planning it for 9 months with little understanding of the BVI & catamaran . There would have been no way imagine what a special trip & birthday it could be. Once we arrived , we were greeted by sweet Karine and charming Mario, our trip finally began to untold& I began to relax & enjoy. Karine did everything to make our trip fabulous, special & her attention to every detail was just AMAZING. Her skill in the kitchen stole the show- no need to go anywhere else but "her table". Her kindness, trough fulness & generous desire to our trip so unique & my birthday unforgettful is soooo appreciated. I will never forget my 50 Th birthday!
Mario, the master boat man always there to take care of me safely, got us to every beautiful location, made all our stops as different island seemless and was ready at a moment to put a SUP out, make sure that our wine glass were filled, music right and every detail attended to...an absolute delight to share this trip with.

Thank you from the bottom of my hearts, Karine and Mario this one of my favorite vacation ever....

The Evers Family....
Xxx
Guests onboard Playtime in December 26th, 2015
Mario & Karine....
What an unbelievable journey! Nothing could have prepared us for this experience!!
Karine, your cuisine, unmatched! There are no half measure with anything you prepare. It is apparent just how much you two love this beautiful, elegant catamaran, how passionate you are about what you do, the energy, dedication and joy you display toward your guests, the sailing, the sightseeing.
Loved watching Mario and Richard gabbing every morning about boat, sea ,fish, big boat , small boats, food, people , sailing....
We fee like we have gained two new family members!
We are so honored to have been lucky enough to enjoy one week on this 5 stars catamaran! To have experience the top 5 stars crew in the Caribbean. We will be back!!
All our Carolina love, you're always welcome in our home- cannot wait to see you guys again next years in Paradise...
Richard, Colleen, Ariella, Stephanie and Alex
Xxx

From the post charter questionnaire:
Skipper: Rating: 5/5
Attention to detail first class. Sailed every day, from island to island, at the request of my husband. Mario even allowed our daughter to sail, steer, much to my horror, she is directionally challenged at the best of times! The part of the trip for Richard was being Mario's sailing help! Mario's knowledge of the islands, activities, flexibility to cater to our individuals needs, made this an unforgettable vacation. He is a master yachtsman, he is funny, smart, patient, a perfectionist about his boat and anything he does! There was nothing that was too hard, too annoying, too untimely, for Mario. We always felt safe and confident under his watchful eyes.

Rest of the crew: Rating: 5/5
Karine is one of a kind! Fantastic hostess, first class chef, attention to detail in the cabins, the living areas and covered flybridge on Playtime. She planned, cooked and presented scrumptious meals which we can only describe as unmatched and unsurpassed. Cannot wait to sail with them again!

How would you qualify the yacht (comfort, features, general maintenance, etc) 5/5
First class catamaran! In excellent condition, pristine!! Both Karine and Mario work tirelessly to maintain Playtime in top notch condition. They are perfectionists. We are not talking Aveeno products here, but Molton Brown! We had a fantastic holiday in an ultra luxury, beautiful, catamaran! This yacht is loaded with all the extras!

How do you qualify the itinerary? 5/5
Mario and Karine worked with us to accommodate our daily wishes and whims, whether it involved where we wanted to explore, sail, fish, snorkel, scuba, visit or swim. Some days we left it up to Mario's expert advice, and loved whatever activity they planned for us! We covered every island we wanted to visit or see!

How would you qualify the sports and leisure activities/equipment on board? 5/5
Totally adequate and first class equipment and gear! We purposefully chose a boat without scuba equipment, as we knew Mario would accommodate destination scuba wants. Loved the new paddles boards and the two seater canoe. All the snorkel gear was in great shape! Perfectly adequate and fit all of our individual needs.

How would you qualify the food and drinks? 5/5
One word - PERFECT! Karine went to great lengths to accommodate our EVERY food and beverage request! We got MUCH MORE than we expected or could have imagined! We started a picture and food diary from day one which we shared on social media. The food and its presentation - five star! Loved Karine's hand made 5 course sushi dinner, which she kindly allowed Stephanie to help her with! We looked forward to Mario's Painkillers every day! We still miss Karine's food!

How would you qualify the entire experience of your trip? 5/5
This was the most fantastic experience and holiday we have ever experienced, and we have traveled extensively as a family! We will stay in contact with Mario and Karine, we were in tears upon our goodbyes. Playtime, Mario and Karine, we will be back! Once you have experienced this first class catamaran, this fantastic crew, you will understand why Playtime accommodates only 6 guests! The commitment and level of service provided by Mario and Karine is such that they wouldn't dream of compromising their standards of excellence to accommodate more than 6 guests on any of their charters!!
Guests aboard Play Time on August 1st-8th,2015
Dear Mario and Karine,

This week has been our first experience of a yacht charter so we were a little uncertain what to expect....
From the moment you greeted us at Rodney Bay marina you have made us all feel very welcome and comfortable.
We thank you for your enthusiasm, professionalism and for your patience with our 2 boys and their eating habits...
Karine, you have worked tirelessly providing fantastic and amazing meals and drinks all day, everyday, still finding time to clean the room and make the bed!
Mario, the great sailor, engineer, entertainer, DJ, magician, tender driver for tubbing and skiing ,although Keith and I caught all the fish!
Playtime is a fantastically well equipped yacht that you both are very proud to maintain and that is evident in the way she is presented at all times, whatever the weather.
We will definitely be seeing you aboard Playtime in the future.
Thank you so much with much love...
Neal, Donna, Archie, Harvey, Keith and Natalie xxx
Guests aboard Play Time on July 19th-24th , 2015
ords cannot express our thanks and how much we enjoyed our family vacation on Playtime. We made so many memories and tried new exciting, different activities. Karine & Mario made it so easy for us and catered to our every whim. The foo she cook was SUPERB and I took many recipes and tips from her! We've always feel safe and secure with Mario as he steered & dock the boat! Our family will never forget it and we are blessed to have this experience and haven met Karine & Mario! You are always welcome at our Baton Rouge, Louisiana home.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts- never forget your cajun friends...I know we won't forget you, until next time....
The Moore Family, David, Dana, Daniel,Amanda, Abigail& Jeannie
Guests aboard Play Tim in July
It is difficult to write in a sentence how much our family enjoyed the week on Playtime with Karine and Mario. We had a wonderful time, the food, the activities, the sailing, the boat, the time visiting with Karine & Mario together as a family. The BVI are beautiful and provided the perfect setting to our vacation. We would not hesitate to return on Playtime as long as Karine & Mario were with us. Each of us received special attention and were catered to 24/7. Sleeping on the top deck, dancing on the back deck, tubing behind the T/T, paddle boarding were just a few of the great things we did. We felt at home the entire week, thanks to Karine & Mario.
Karine and Mario are fantastic hosts and can prepare gourmet meals everyday.
Cheers to our new Canadian friends, we love you guys...
From your Tampa Bay based Canadian,
Larry, Maureen,Ashley, Kyle
Guests on Play Time in June
Thank you Karine and Mario for making our vacation at Playtime such a memorable experience. We've had Playtime for a years and travel the Med and Croatia but the 7 days we've had with you in the BVI are the best of the best. We are so lucky to love found you. We Loved all the activities and Karine goods and Mario's BBQ.
Such a pleasure to be with you....
Until next time,
Jack, Lucia,Isabella, Jake Penrod
Guests aboard Play Time
Karine & Mario,

We can't imagine what this week would have been like without you being with us. Your incredible attention to every detail made the trip perfect for us. life is about creating memories and we created many this past week, thank you...as friends for life , we look forward to creating additional memories with you again soon.
With our love and affection,
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
The Repar Family

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