Catamaran Kelea

Catamaran Kelea is a 1996, 65' Privilege catamaran offering crewed yacht charters in the BVI & USVI. She features a recent refit, on-board diving for certified guests, and accommodations for up to 10 guests in 1 King Master Suite plus 4 Queen cabins. Catamaran Kelea is a Carefree Yacht Charters mid-range, luxury choice for families, couples, divers or special occasions.

Here's what Dan & Alli told Carefree Yacht Charters about their service style: "Our style is simple: we want guests to feel at home. It is our goal to establish communication far in advance so that when guests arrive, they already feel like friends. We want to be able to share the new memories they are creating, as well as maintaining a professional and courteous service."

Rates from $24,500 to $28,500. View availability, rate details and current Special Offer.

Contact Us

To learn more about this crew or for further details about KELEA, 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 two family group that we booked aboard 65' Catamaran Kelea in June, 2018 said: Alli, Dan and the Kelea were all phenomenal. Best family vacation. Most importantly, I need to thank you. I feel like you helped me pick this magical combination of exactly what we needed and wanted just by asking me a few questions. I said multiple times during our trip how you nailed it. I have already given your name to one of my patients who asked and that was before we even left. Your promptness and attention to detail were noticed. And by the way Alli and Dan have incredible things to say about you as well. Melissa L. Florida



Season Passengers
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Winter 2019 to 2020 $24,500.00 $24,500.00 $25,000.00 $25,500.00 $26,000.00 $26,500.00 $27,000.00 $28,500.00 $28,500.00 $0.00 $0.00
Summer 2019 $24,500.00 $24,500.00 $25,000.00 $25,500.00 $26,000.00 $26,500.00 $27,000.00 $28,500.00 $28,500.00 $0.00 $0.00
Summer 2020 $24,500.00 $24,500.00 $25,000.00 $25,500.00 $26,000.00 $27,000.00 $27,500.00 $28,000.00 $28,500.00 $0.00 $0.00

Special Offer

  • 65 feet
  • Accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 cabins
  • Rates from $24,500 to $28,500
  • Save $250 for each child 15 or under at the time of the charter
  • Maximum of 4 child discounts per charter
  • May be pro-rated to 6 nights

Price Details

Christmas Week For 7 nights aboard: 8 guests: US$30,250 10 guests: US$31,350 New Years Week For 7 nights aboard: 8 guests: US$31,500 10 guests: US$32,800


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.


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)


  • Location Details: Based in the Virgin Islands year-round KELEA picks-up and drops-off at Yacht Haven Grande Marina in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
  • Summer Base Port: Yacht Haven, STT
  • Summer Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
  • Winter Base Port: Yacht Haven, STT
  • Winter Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
  • Preferred Pickups: Yacht Haven, STT
  • Other Pickups:
  • Turnaround: 24 hours

Reviews from our Carefree Clients

A two family group that we booked aboard 65' Catamaran Kelea in March, 2019 said:

Sorry for my delay in getting back to you on this, just getting back to life and wishing we had more time on the boat!!

The booking through Carefree Charters could not have been a better experience. Lynne was beyond knowledgeable about the different boating options, which islands were better than others and how best to plan for our trip. She and her team did an amazing job to help make this once in a lifetime trip that much more memorable.

We had the best experience about Kelea with the amazing crew of Dan and Alli. From the minute we were dropped of by our transportation till the minute we left, every part of this Charter was beyond top notch. We were welcomed with smiles and prosecco, plus fun snacks and drinks for the kids, which made the start of this trip perfect. Every day we were able to see new islands, new ports and snorkel or swim as we wished, as Captain Dan was a fantastic guide. All the while Alli was on board creating amazing food options for our picky eaters all the way up to us adults who loved all of her creations. This trip is a must do, we are already talking about booking it again next year, as the whole experience was that great. Thanks again, Lynne, Dan & Alli!

Newsletter is good by me, something to take my mind of work is always welcome.

Thanks again.

Aaron E., Colorado

A two family group that we booked aboard 65' Catamaran Kelea for Thanksgiving 2018 said:

Hi Lynne,

We had a fabulous trip. Everyone had a blast. There were activities and individual facets of the trip that appealed to everyone's tastes and accommodated everyone's needs. Passengers from 10 to 50 years old were happy and satisfied. There was more than enough room for the 9 of us. We were surprised and appreciated the inside and aft spacious living areas.

Dan and Alli were great. And the food was outstanding! Alli continuously amazed us. True gourmet - and I consider myself a bit of a foodie and a tough critic. The crowning jewel was a full Thanksgiving spread. Dan took us all tubing, water skiing and wake boarding multiple times. Jagger and I also did multiple scuba dives with Dan. They were great hosts, easy to get along with, involved but not intrusive.

Thank you for all your assistance and for the CYBA gift card (we put it to good use).

Miller V., North Carolina

A group of couples that we booked aboard 65' Catamaran Kelea in June 2018 (and in tandem with 52' Catamaran Island Hoppin') said:

Good morning, Lynne. Please add me to your e-newsletter. I look forward to reading them. Believe me....another charter is in our future....someday. I have to tell you what an amazing vacation our trip was. It was more than I could ever imagine. From the spacious, clean and quite enjoyable yachts, to our amazing crews, the only word that describes the trip is "PERFECT". Alli and Dan were so enjoyable...Dan explained all the history/islands we visited and Alli's food presentations were nothing short of 5* quality. Our crews worked so well together being a tandem sail, and went the extra mile to ensure everyone was comfortable and content. I especially appreciate their help in picking up the Yeti cups and having them ready for our arrival, and scheduling our first night dinner at the marina. I cannot to you how much I appreciate all you did to ensure every point was covered prior to our trip. You couldn't have picked more fitting crews for our group. We are all still talking about the trip, and several of us have already spoke with friends that will be contacting you in the future. Again, thank you so much for all you did for our best vacation yet!

Johnna L., Texas

Lynne, Our stay on Kelea was superb! Alli and Dan were gracious, patient, knowledgeable in both the boat and area, provided excellent service and, overall, very professional while still being humble! The meals were beyond expectations! Overall a five star trip with 5 being the highest rating - highly recommend!

Denise F., South Carolina

Our crew was top notch! Sailing, food, boat, places we visited were just amazing. I can't stop telling folks about it. It was a dream vacation really! Thanks,

Jenni S., Texas

Good morning Lynne, I would have to say the sailing trip on Kelea was the best vacation we've ever had. Bill and I truly enjoyed everything about the trip. The food was delicious and so well presented, it was like being in a fine dining restaurant every day! Alli took great care of us and made us feel at home. Dan was awesome and took time to explain the workings of the yacht and where we were going each day. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable trip and I would highly recommend it. We hope to do it again sometime!

Cindy B., South Carolina

I can't say one bad thing, this was the most amazing trip ever, the crew was fabulous, the food was out of this world! The boats did well keeping our group as close together as possible. Missing all them already :)

Robin B., Texas


Kelea’s Crew

Captain Dan’s passion for the water started at an early age along the coast of Delaware. He developed his skills after moving to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, where he learned to read the wind and the water for both surfing and sailing. He obtained his Captain’s license in North Carolina, and quickly began guiding on the water and sharing his love of nature and the sea.

Dan worked on Bald Head Island, North Carolina helping in the development of an outdoor adventure company. He obtained his US Sailing Association Certification and
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Cabins & Amenities

KELEA Layout

Accomodation Details

2018/2019 Season - Kelea accommodates up to ten guests in 5 guests cabins, all ensuite: one centerline master king suite forward, and three queen-berth guest suites
From 2019/2020 Season: Kelea accommodates up to ten guests in 5 guests cabins, all ensuite: one centerline master king suite forward, and three queen-berth guest suites, as well as a starboard forward upper & lower twin berth suite. Please enquire with your charter broker regarding availability of the one King and 4 Queens layout.

Kelea is fully air-rconditioned throughout and makes her own purified water onboard.

Guest Cabins

  • Max Guests: 10
  • Total Cabins: 5
  • King Cabins: 1
  • Queen Cabins: 3
  • Double Cabins: 0
  • Single Cabins: 0
  • Twin Cabins: 1
  • Pullman Cabins: 0
  • Showers: 5
  • Heads: 5
  • Electric Heads: 5


  • AC: Full
  • Voltages: 110v
  • Hairdryer: 0
  • Water Capacity: 500 gals
  • Water Maker: Yes
  • Ice Maker: Yes
  • Deck Shower: Yes
  • Jacuzzi: No
  • Specifications

    • Size: 65 feet
    • Builder: Privilege
    • Year Built: 1996
    • Refit: 2012/13
    • Beam: 35
    • Draft: 6


  • Kids okay: Yes
  • Minimum Age of Kids: Watersafe
  • Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
  • iPod/Device Hookups: Yes
  • Salon Stereo: Yes
  • Salon TV/DVD: Yes
  • Sat TV: 0
  • Board Games: Yes
  • Special Diets: Inq
  • Kosher: Inq
  • # Dine In: 10
  • BBQ: No
  • Crew Smokes: No
  • Guest Smoke: Transoms only pls
  • On-board Water Sports and Diving


    • License: Master
    • Costs: Up to 5 dives during the week and gear are included for certified divers.
    • Number of Dives: 5
    • Tanks: 8
    • BCs: 8
    • Regulators: 8
    • Scuba:Onboard
    • Air Compressor: Onboard
    • Wet Suits: 0
    • Dive Lights: 0
    • Night Dives: 0

    On-board Water Sports

    • Dinghy: 16 ft
    • Dinghy Horsepower: 70
    • Dinghy Pax: 8
    • Water Skis: Yes (Adult) 0 (Kids)
    • Wake Board: Yes
    • Tube: Yes
    • Knee Board: 0
    • Snorkel Gear: Yes
    • Underwater Camera: 0
    • Kayak: Yes (1 Man) 0 (2 Man)
    • Stand Up Paddle Boards: Yes
    • Floating Mats: Yes
    • Beach Games: 0
    • Fishing Gear: Yes
    • Gear Type: Light
    • Jetskis: 0