Catamaran Great Adventure

Catamaran Great Adventure is a 2014, 45' Lagoon catamaran offering crewed yacht charters in the BVI & USVI. She features on-board diving for certified guests and accommodations for up to 6 guests in 3 Queen cabins. Catamaran Great Adventure is a Carefree Yacht Charters affordable pick for families, couples, divers, or special occasions.

Here's what Conor & Taylor told Carefree Yacht Charters about their chartering experience and previous backgrounds: "We both worked on day charters in the BVI's for years. We just finished our first year of term chartering and loved it. Conor has an immense amount of knowledge about the islands history he loves to share, and sailing his whole life makes the trip feel safe and fun. Taylor grew up cooking and took many culinary classes in Manhattan. Traveling the world she has put together a great menu to keep everything different and flavorful."

Rates from $15,000 to $16,500. View availability, rate details and current Special Offer.

Contact Us

To learn more about this crew or for further details about GREAT ADVENTURE, 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 couples that we booked aboard 45' Catamaran Great Adventure in May, 2018 said: Hi Lynne! We had the most amazing vacation... We have said over and over again how lucky we were to have stumbled upon your website when beginning our search for this trip. You helped us navigate all the ins and outs of the trip planing, hurricane, boat switch, etc. and made the process easy and stress free. We will definitely be recommending your company as a liaison to any of our friends who are thinking of this type of vacation! Thanks so much! Marla F., Texas

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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: Great Adventure is located at American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook on the east end of St. Thomas
  • Summer Base Port: Virgin Islands
  • Summer Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
  • Winter Base Port: Virgin Islands
  • Winter Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
  • Preferred Pickups: American Yacht Harbor
  • Other Pickups: USVI/BVI
  • Turnaround: 24 hrs

Rates

Season Passengers
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Summer 2018 $13,500.00 $14,250.00 $15,000.00 $15,750.00 $16,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Winter 2018 to 2019 $13,500.00 $14,250.00 $15,000.00 $15,750.00 $16,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Summer 2019 $13,500.00 $14,250.00 $15,000.00 $15,750.00 $16,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Winter 2019 to 2020 $13,500.00 $14,250.00 $15,000.00 $15,750.00 $16,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Special Offer

  • 45 feet
  • Accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins
  • Rates from $15,000 to $16,500
  • Save $1,000 on a 7 night charter that occurs in 2018
  • Excludes Christmas and New Years
  • Or save $250 for each kid 15 or under at the time of the charter year round (based on 7 nights)

Price Details

***SPECIALS*** CHRISTMAS RATE 2018: 6 pax rate + 10% applies to Christmas NEW YEAR'S FLAT RATE 2018-19: $22,000 (no child discounts apply for New Year's) 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*** 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. TRAVEL AGENT COMMISSION standard 15% ***Halfboard and / or children's discounts do not apply when using special discounted rates***

Crew

Conor Dugan and Taylor Esposito bring a strong sailing background, adventurous spirits and professional service background to the Virgin Islands charter industry.

Conor was born and raised in a small shore town in New Jersey, racing Optis, Lasers and 420s at a young age. His love of sailing progressed into his high-school years; he and his family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, where he worked summers teaching youth sailing. After a summer spent living aboard a 50' catamaran in the Grenadines, Conor knew that sailing would be a part of his life forever. His passion for
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Cabins & Amenities

GREAT ADVENTURE Layout

Accomodation Details

Great Adventure is a spectacular model of luxury and stylish design inside. There are 3 Queen Staterooms for guests that all include en-suite bathrooms with separate head and showers. Beautiful natural lighting and great use of space makes these suites extremely comfortable and elegant.

Guest Cabins

  • Max Guests: 6
  • Total Cabins: 3
  • King Cabins: 0
  • Queen Cabins: 3
  • Showers: 3
  • Heads: 3
  • Electric Heads: 3

Amenities

  • AC: Full
  • Voltages: 110/220 volt
  • Hairdryer: Yes
  • Water Capacity: 250 gals
  • Water Maker: yes
  • Ice Maker: Yes
  • Deck Shower: Yes
  • Jacuzzi: No
  • Specifications

    • Size: 45 feet
    • Builder: Lagoon
    • Year Built: 2014
    • Beam: 27
    • Draft: 5

    Entertainment

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

    Diving

    Captain Conor is a Divemaster

    • License: Master
    • Costs: 3 dives per week included for Certified Divers.

      Extra Dives are $25 per person/per dive.
    • Tanks: 8
    • BCs: 6
    • Regulators: 6
    • Resort Course: $150 and would need an instructor on board
    • Full Course: $300 and would need an instructor on board
    • Scuba:Onboard
    • Air Compressor: Not Onboard
    • Wet Suits: 0
    • Dive Lights: 0
    • Night Dives: 0

    On-board Water Sports

    • Dinghy: 12'
    • Dinghy Horsepower: 20
    • Dinghy Pax: 6
    • Water Skis: No (Adult) No (Kids)
    • Wake Board: No
    • Tube: 0
    • Knee Board: No
    • Snorkel Gear: Yes
    • Underwater Camera: Yes
    • Kayak: No (1 Man) Yes (2 Man)
    • Stand Up Paddle Boards: 0
    • Floating Mats: No
    • Beach Games: Yes
    • Fishing Gear: Yes
    • Gear Type: trawl, cast, lure. live
    • Jetskis: No
    • Other Toys: 2 SUPs
      Fishing registered in USVI and BVI

    Reviews from our Carefree Clients

    A family that we booked aboard 45' Catamaran Great Adventure in June, 2018 said:

    Hi Lynne,

    First off, we loved working with you and would definitely use you guys again for a charter. Everything was well organized and no surprises. It may be 2-3 years before we do another charter but when we do I would not hesitate to go again on the Great Adventure with Conor and Taylor. They really made this a vacation and escape from reality! If they move on, then hopefully you can place us with a crew that is similar!

    The boat was great, very well maintained, super clean and the perfect size for our family. I felt the best part of this boat was the large custom shade top over the helm. Our whole family could hang out up there with captain Conor and enjoy the breeze and views and use the sun pad as well. We also were happy to have AC at night. Kids loved the paddle boards and kayak.

    Taylor suggested a taxi guy that was very good and made things super easy. That was a nice touch. I can't say enough good things about Conor and Taylor. They were perfect with our kids, patient and interesting.

    Taylor's menu was outstanding. We really appreciated how they kept ice and soda stocked up. They took our food suggestions to heart, too. Wouldn't change a thing. We liked that they were energetic and we could tell they truly liked what they were doing. Our kids loved how they had some input on where we went and how long we stayed at the beach stops. They loved Taylor and Conor and enjoyed learning about sailing and playing games/talking with the crew.

    Our diving was good. Conor is a knowledgable dive master and we dove some fun sites. We used their equipment and brought our own masks and that was just fine.

    It may be 2-3 years before we do another charter but when we do I would not hesitate to go again on the Great Adventure with Conor and Taylor. They really made this a vacation and escape from reality! If they move on, then hopefully you can place us with a crew that is similar!

    Thanks again and that is fine to have us on that email list. Feel free to contact us with any other questions or if you need additional info

    Craig H., Colorado

    A group of couples that we booked aboard 45' Catamaran Great Adventure in May, 2018 said:

    Hi Lynne!

    We had the most amazing vacation...Conor and Taylor were awesome! The boat was perfect, the food superb and they were both so fun to be around and hang out with. Conor proved to be an excellent dive master for the newbie divers and everything Taylor prepared for meals was fantastic. I cannot say enough good things and have already recommended them to friends (via Carefree Yacht Charters of course!).

    We have said over and over again how lucky we were to have stumbled upon your website when beginning our search for this trip. You helped us navigate all the ins and outs of the trip planing, hurricane, boat switch, etc. and made the process easy and stress free. We will definitely be recommending your company as a liaison to any of our friends who are thinking of this type of vacation! Thanks so much!

    Marla F., Texas

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    We had the most wonderful time on our trip with Conor and Taylor!! Conor was an amazing captain and super accommodating! Taylor's gourmet meals were exceptional, clean and healthy!! She was so helpful with all of our weird allergies and was so sweet and considerate. Taylor and Conor make a great team and we feel very fortunate and lucky to have been paired up with them! They hung out with us and played our silly games! This is a trip of a lifetime! Conor knew exactly the best reefs to snorkel and we couldn't be happier with our experience!

    Thank you for ALL your help Lynne and please extend our thanks to Conor and Taylor! We have already discussed our next sail trip!

    Angela & Ken B., Texas

    A group of couples that we booked aboard 45' Catamaran Great Adventure in April, 2018 said:

    Hi Lynne-

    I guess the easiest place to start is with an exuberant wow! Anna and I were completely blown away with our experience with Conor and Taylor during our stay aboard Great Adventure. From the minute we met them, they were engaging, friendly, knowledgeable and confident. It didn't take long to realize we were in for, well, a great adventure. The boat was in great shape, they did a wonderful job of explaining the rules and setting expectations and delivered an experience we will never forget. Conor was a fantastic captain; poised, and mature beyond his years. The course we sailed was perfect with a nice blend of seclusion and excitement. Taylor kept churning out amazing dishes at every meal. I couldn't believe the magic she created within that tight kitchen. Very quickly, we felt like we had known them for years and we certainly consider them friends now. Everywhere we went, the folks we encountered had great respect for both Conor and Taylor. The two of them have worked hard at developing relationships, which in turn, only enhanced our experience. Anna and I would love to sail with them again!

    Please sign me up for your newsletter. We'd love to stay in touch. Let me know if you need any more info/details from me on our trip.

    We appreciate you doing a brilliant job of taking care of us, too. You adapted to some difficult circumstances and really came up with an amazing solution for us after the storm. I can't imagine a better crew or experience for us.

    Thank you-

    Daniel S., Virginia

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    Hi Lynne,

    Here is a pretty lengthy review, hard to capture it all. Less on the boat, more on the crew. That's the part that made our vacation so awesome. We would have had a blast with Conor and Taylor on a rowboat.

    Our charter started well before we stepped on the boat with a comprehensive conference call with the crew. Conor and Taylor set a time to catch up for about an hour to talk through everything from activities to provisions. They also set up airport transportation which was a timely and professional delivery to the dock.

    On our arrival day, Taylor and Conor greeted us at the boat with some bubbles and the orientation began. Both were extremely professional, informative and clear about how to get around the boat and what was off limits. We had tons of questions being newbies and they were very patient with us.

    The boat was in pristine condition - every inch spotless, not a single thing out of place from what I could tell. Being one of the smaller boats we could book, I was expecting way smaller accommodations. Didn't feel cramped at all. They did an excellent job to keep it tidy throughout the week.

    A few things we learned about the crew along the way that might be helpful info in their bios - impressive facts, although understandable they don't boast about it because they are pretty humble folks. The kind of humble that buys their guests a round of drinks for his own birthday (this happened). I believe Conor was a Sailing Junior Olympian and used to DJ. And Taylor spent some time honing her skills in NYC cooking schools and won an award at a yacht show for her appetizer. If anyone is apprehensive about a younger crew, might be good info for them.

    More about the crew...Both are relatively young but bring some amazing experience for their age. Conor made us feel safe and comfortable at all times. There were a few challenging anchorages and dockings that he nailed. Being on and driving boats my whole life, I was amazed how precise he could be. We asked tons of questions about everything and he was extremely knowledgeable on things from tree species, island history and wildlife - and of course all things sailing. But also respectable, when we rarely stumped him, he wasn't shy to say "I don't know" and took it as an opportunity to look it up for the next time someone asked him. Classy. It was clear that our safety was priority #1 as he was courteous but firm if we did something or touched something we weren't supposed to (damn newbies, didn't happen too much, though hopefully).

    Taylor always had the biggest smile on her face - such a fun person to be around and has the most contagious laugh. With all of us being pretty big cooks, it took all we had in us to respect the kitchen rules - which hopefully we did?! But we did ask a ton of questions on techniques, ingredients and hopefully shared a good tip or two with her. Every meal was precisely prepared, thoughtfully paired and seasoned to perfection. I couldn't get over what she was able to accomplish in such a small galley. Her knowledge of food, ingredients, techniques and presentation were really impressive for a chef of any age.

    Both have amazing personalities and are great judges of character which made the experience so much better. Everything from knowing the perfect music to put on, what cocktail to make, what types of jokes to crack all made us feel so comfortable. Once they got to know us (which didn't take long), they adjusted the itinerary to perfectly match our interests. They made a huge effort to blend in seamlessly with our group and really make us feel like at home on the boat. Little surprises here and there were such personal and thoughtful touches. It really made the trip. We could tell how much work, preparation, planning and physical effort it took to keep food coming to the table, drinks cold and the boat comfortable and safe. But they just made it look so easy like they weren't even working - and having a good time. Made us so happy.

    It's a boat - so things go wrong, it's expected. Sometimes your true character shines through in adverse conditions. Although we weren't on board, we witnessed the Great Adventure nearly getting hit by an amateur Moorings "sailor" multiple times - and they handled it with class and professionalism. Conor and Taylor probably saved a few other boats from getting hit too. We also had a small issue with the water maker aboard - which they explained clearly, honestly and remedied the situation very quickly. It's easy to be calm and happy when things go right, but it's clear our crew could probably handle some pretty gnarly situations and keep the boat and guests safe if a serious issue arose.

    The boat was remarkable, but the crew made the trip. These two are awesome and we'd book with them again in a heartbeat!

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    And credit where credit is due!

    With this being our first charter, we were a bit nervous and apprehensive on how to book a boat. After speaking with a few brokers, we ultimately landed on Carefree Yacht Charters. Lynne's personality and patience with us first timers was what ultimately made the decision.

    The process was easy the entire way through. From selecting our initial boat all the way to a prompt follow-up the day we disembarked to ensure we had a great experience - and everything in between. Lynne spent a tremendous amount of time getting to know us so she could set us up with a boat and crew that delivered an amazing experience.

    Hurricanes happen. And Lynne delivers. After our initial boat had some bad damage, was missing its mast and the crew switched boats, Lynne stepped in. With her intimate knowledge of the contract, other options and having physically stepped on this boat and met the crew, she was able to secure a comparable (actually newer) boat and an amazing crew.

    The pictures of our boat didn't do it justice and the crew overdelivered. Basically the entire experience blew away our expectations.

    Even before our charter ended, we had shared Lynne's info with friends who saw our photos on social media. Safe to say we'd book with Carefree again and would highly recommend!

    Carrie & Ryan G., Virginia