Catamaran Better Days

Catamaran Better Days (previously named White House) is a 2012, 50' Lagoon Catamaran offering crewed yacht charters in the BVI & USVI. She features on-board scuba diving for certified guests and accommodations for up to 6 guests in 3 Queen cabins. Catamaran Better Days is a Carefree Yacht Charters affordable pick for families, couples, divers, or special occasions.

Here's what Taylor & Margaret told Carefree Yacht Charters about their fun factor: "We have designed our lives around the pursuit of unique experiences and quality times shared with family and friends. We like to think this makes us qualified guides on the matter, whether it’s teaching a guest to sail, hooking into a monster mahi-mahi, helping someone catch their first wave surfing, or sharing the secret to a good cocktail through extensive sampling. Margaret has a lot of fun with her food and her "Once Around The World" menu option will allow guests to share in her adventures through traveling while at the dinner table. We're enthusiastic about all the Virgin Islands has to offer and in our experience, it’s contagious."

Rates from $15,500 to $18,500. View availability, rate details and current Special Offer.

Contact Us

To learn more about this crew or for further details about BETTER DAYS, call us in our South Florida office at (954) 980-9281, toll free at (888) 670-6884 or fill out our Quick Request Form.

What Our Carefree Clients Said About Us

A group of girlfriends that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Better Days in April, 2018 said: I think I can speak for all of us when I say that our trip was PHENOMENAL!!! I have to say, again, Lynne, how much I appreciated your willingness to work with us with everything you had going on with the re-build down there. You made our trip and experience 'a breeze' (pardon the pun :) I'll be chartering again for my son's graduation in 2020 and would be happy to work with you again! Many, many thanks! Hope B., California

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Watch this short video featuring a family that we booked aboard Better Days in June, 2018.

Availability

To find the best dates for your charter, call us in our South Florida office at (954) 980-9281, toll free at (888) 670-6884 or fill out our Quick Request Form.

Calendar

Highlighted dates are booked, on hold, or unavailable. We may be able to challenge the dates on hold. Please contact us for details. All other dates not highlighted are available. You can use the arrow icons to navigate through the months.

 

Dates Color Key

If no color is noted on calendar or in the detailed list below, the dates are available for your charter. Dates can change quickly, so please contact us as soon as possible to begin booking your charter. Highlighted colors mean:

  • Booked (Booked by another client group already)
  • Hold (Held by another client group, not yet booked, and can be challenged)
  • Unavailable (Blocked out by the Owner and unavailable to challenge)

Locations

  • Location Details: Better Days is located at American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook on the east end of St. Thomas
  • Summer Base Port: USVI
  • Summer Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards
  • Winter Base Port: USVI
  • Winter Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
  • Preferred Pickups: American Yacht Harbor
  • Other Pickups: USVI
  • Turnaround: 24 Hrs.

Rates

Season Passengers
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Summer 2018 $15,500.00 $16,250.00 $17,000.00 $17,750.00 $18,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Winter 2018 to 2019 $15,500.00 $16,250.00 $17,000.00 $17,750.00 $18,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Summer 2019 $15,500.00 $16,250.00 $17,000.00 $17,750.00 $18,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Winter 2019 to 2020 $15,500.00 $16,250.00 $17,000.00 $17,750.00 $18,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Special Offer

  • 50 feet
  • Accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins
  • Rates from $15,500 to $18,500
  • Save $250 for each child 15 or under at the time of the charter
  • Maximum of 3 child discounts per charter
  • May be pro-rated to 6 nights

Price Details

Christmas Flat Rate $22,000 New Years Flat Rate $25,000 HALF-BOARD RATES (7/4/3 BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER): $150 off / person ***3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense*** ***Does not combine with child discounts*** CHILD DISCOUNT: $250 off for each child age 15 and under. ***Age is based on the charter date NOT the date of booking*** *** Max discount - 4 children*** LESS THAN 6 NIGHT CHARTERS DIVIDE BY 6 RULE: (Rate / 6 X #Nights) ***(Rate divided by 6N X number of nights*** For 6 nights divide rate by 7 X 6N. Sleep Aboard $1,000 ***Half board and / or children's discounts do not apply when using special discounted rates***

Crew

Genuine hospitality and contagious enthusiasm for the islands are what Margaret and Taylor are all about. Having sailed their 30’ monohull extensively from Maine to Grenada and lived aboard while exploring the Virgin Islands, they know how to turn the dream of a sailing adventure into a reality.

Taylor grew up in Central Virginia, splitting summers between living on the lake driving ski boats and traveling in the family RV to every state with a road to it. After earning a business degree from Appalachian State University with honors, Taylor started pursuing his passion for living
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Cabins & Amenities

BETTER DAYS Layout

Guest Cabins

  • Max Guests: 6
  • Total Cabins: 3
  • King Cabins: 0
  • Queen Cabins: 3
  • Double Cabins: 0
  • Single Cabins: 0
  • Twin Cabins: 0
  • Pullman Cabins: 0
  • Showers: 3
  • Heads: 0
  • Electric Heads: 3

Amenities

  • AC: Full
  • Voltages: 220/110
  • Hairdryer: 0
  • Water Capacity: 300 gallons
  • Water Maker: Yes
  • Ice Maker: Yes
  • Deck Shower: Yes
  • Jacuzzi: No
  • Specifications

    • Size: 50 feet
    • Builder: Lagoon
    • Year Built: 2012
    • Beam: 28
    • Draft: 5

    Entertainment

  • Kids okay: Yes
  • Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
  • iPod/Device Hookups: Yes
  • Salon Stereo: Yes
  • Salon TV/DVD: Yes
  • Sat TV: Yes
  • Board Games: Yes
  • Special Diets: Yes
  • Kosher: Yes
  • BBQ: Yes
  • Crew Smokes: No
  • On-board Water Sports and Diving

    Diving

    • License: Master
    • Costs: 3 dives per week included for certified divers - charters 6 nights or more.

      Additional dives $25 per person per dive.
    • Number of Dives: 3 included
    • Tanks: 8
    • BCs: 6
    • Regulators: 6
    • Scuba:Onboard
    • Air Compressor: Not Onboard
    • Wet Suits: 0
    • Dive Lights: 0
    • Night Dives: 0

    On-board Water Sports

    • Dinghy: 14ft
    • Dinghy Horsepower: 40hp Yamaha
    • Dinghy Pax: 8 pax
    • Water Skis: Yes (Adult) Yes (Kids)
    • Wake Board: Yes
    • Tube: Yes
    • Knee Board: 0
    • Snorkel Gear: Yes
    • Underwater Camera: Yes
    • Kayak: 0 (1 Man) Yes (2 Man)
    • Stand Up Paddle Boards: 0
    • Floating Mats: 0
    • Beach Games: Yes
    • Fishing Gear: Yes
    • Gear Type: Trawling, Casting, tackle
    • Fishing Rods: 2
    • Jetskis: 0
    • Other Toys: Fishing registered in USVI and BVI

      2 Stand Up Paddle Boards

    Reviews from our Carefree Clients

    A group of couples that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Better Days (previously called White House) in February, 2019 said:



    It was amazing. Taylor and Margaret were wonderful. I cannot believe how much there was for them to do and how gracefully they handled all of our needs and requests. The boat was spotless and was kept that way for the entirety of our trip. Food and drink were incredible and ample. (Remind Margaret to get me those recipes. I gave her a list!)

    We have no complaints or concerns. It was a trip of a lifetime, and we were so fortunate to have spent it with Taylor and Margaret. Please put us on the mailing list!!

    Mike and LaVonne H., Wisconsin

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    First and foremost our crew was absolutely wonderful. Your company should be proud to have such professional individuals working for you.

    They were so accommodating and always worked to ensure that the trip was what we were wanting it to be for all the couples.

    Margaret did a wonderful job with her dishes she was able to whip up in such a limited space. Being the main cook in our home and knowing how

    Limited she was with her cooking/prep area I was absolutely amazed with every dish that came out of that kitchen being so beautifully presented and tasting absolutely marvelous

    As though it was made in a very fine restaurant.

    Taylor worked his buns off. He had some mechanical issues he had to deal with on the boat, but it never took him away to ensuring the agenda was met for the day.

    He didn't let it rattle him too, and he was always very professional in working through the boat issues and getting it all figured out so that the trip continued on its journey.

    I have absolutely no complaints about our trip.

    It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience and there were no regrets from our end.

    Margaret and Taylor did a marvelous job and I can't say enough good things about them, your company should be proud.

    Steve S., Wisconsin

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    We are on our way home to Wyoming, where it is cold and snowing. We enjoyed our time on the White House and all the things we were able to fit into a week. Taylor and Margaret did a excellent job I always felt as if we were in very capable hands. The food was good and the drinks were great. Would definitely go back!

    Tracy K., Wyoming

    A group of couples that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Better Days (previously called White House) in July, 2018 said:

    Our group of 6 spent the most wonderful week aboard The White House with Ryan and Jill. The boat was beautiful, clean and very roomy. Jill's cuisine was to die for - especially her homemade Maryland style crab cakes! Our itinerary was perfect, and allowed for us to be flexible and visit as many of the hot spots as possible. Our favorite day was spent exploring Anegada and having giant lobsters for dinner at the Wonky Dog. Overall this was the trip of a lifetime, and I cannot wait to do it again! Thank you Lynne for all of your help in finding the best boat/crew for our group! Everything was perfect!

    Please let me know if I can provide anything else! We truly loved every moment of this trip, and I wouldn't be surprised if we looked to do this trip again soon.

    Cheers!

    Abby S., Virginia

    A family that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Better Days (previously called White House) in June, 2018 said:

    In all aspects this was a fabulous and memorable vacation. The experience exceeded our expectations. The Captain was knowledgeable and experienced. We felt safe in all aspects. He shared his vast knowledge of the Islands and local culture with truly added to our appreciation of the BVI. Our captain was also an experienced diver not only helping my son with his first dive but also reviewing everything necessary for my wife and I to safely dive after a 20 year hiatus. His warmth and sense of humor was much appreciated.

    The cuisine was fantastic and our chef could not have been any better. She easily made accommodations for gluten-free and dairy-free preferences. Her culinary knowledge provided the basis for fabulous meals beautifully presented. Everything was healthy and even our kids raved about the meals. She freely shared her knowledge and we have already incorporated some of her recommendations in our cooking at home.

    The itinerary proved to be a perfect blend for us. It provided the balance of activities such as diving, snorkeling, paddle boarding and hiking, with the simple pleasure of relaxing sails between islands. Their knowledge of the islands helped us optimize our time on them. The ease with which they made accommodations to our daily schedule preferences was greatly appreciated.

    The accommodations were superb and the yacht was beautifully appointed and exquisitely maintained. It is obvious that the crew takes pride in the yacht and the overall experience.

    We have already recommended this trip and charter to multiple friends. Thanks again for all your help. Will hear back from us again sometime in the future, Although it may be a few years.

    Tom S., Wisconsin