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, 3 Queen cabins and one upper/lower Twin fore-peak cabin. Catamaran Kelea is a Carefree Yacht Charters mid-range, luxury option for families, couples, divers or special occasions.

Here's what Shawn & Autumn told Carefree Yacht Charters about their service style and interaction with guests: "A main reason we left the superyacht industry was because our guest interaction was restricted and formal. We love sharing stories, adventures, and fun times with guests, but also know that everyone needs their personal time. We want guests to feel at home and comfortable during their stay on Kelea."

Rates from $27,000 to $30,000. 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 March 2021 said: Lynne, What an experience! We knew this would be a great trip for our two families over spring break, but it was even better than imagined. I first want to commend you on pairing us up with Shawn and Autumn. When we were trying to decide which yacht to choose, your recommendation of Shawn and Autumn on Kalea was spot on. I believe that direction is what led us to have such an enjoyable trip. Thank you again for your expertise and guidance. Tracy J., Texas

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Rates

Season Passengers
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Winter 2022 to 2023 $27,000.00 $27,000.00 $27,000.00 $27,750.00 $28,500.00 $29,250.00 $30,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Summer 2022 $27,000.00 $27,000.00 $27,000.00 $27,750.00 $28,500.00 $29,250.00 $30,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Summer 2023 $27,000.00 $27,000.00 $27,000.00 $27,750.00 $28,500.00 $29,250.00 $30,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Special Offer

  • 65 feet
  • Accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 cabins
  • Rates from $27,000 to $30,000
  • Save $250 for each child 15 or under at the time of the charter
  • May be prorated to 6 nights
  • Max of 4 child discounts

Price Details

NOTE: For the 2020 & 2021 Seasons Rates are for 1 King berth suite, 3 Queen berth suites. For 9 ($35,000) or 10 guests ($35,500) in the King & 4 queens By Request Only. Please enquire for 9 or 10 guests (for charter parties which include young children) Christmas Week For 7 nights aboard: 8 guests - US$34,000 By Request only - 9 guests: US$40,000 and 10 guests: US$40,500 Rates for 8 guests are for 1 King berth suite, 3 Queen berth suites. For 9 or 10 guests (By Request only) in the 1 King berth suite and 4 Queen berth suites layout. New Years Week For 7 nights aboard: 8 guests - US$35,500 By Request only - 9 guests: US$41,000 and 10 guests: US$41,500 Rates for 8 guests are for 1 King berth suite, 3 Queen berth suites. For 9 or 10 guests (By Request only) in the 1 King berth suite and 4 Queen berth suites layout. Charters outside the Virgins: Regardless of whether or not a vessel may or may not include taxes in the vessel's listed charter fees for Virgin Islands charters, in general, no fees, port dues, nor taxes are included in the charter fee for any charter outside the Virgin Islands unless otherwise agreed.

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: Based in the US Virgin Islands Winter, Spring and early Summer KELEA picks-up and drops-off at Yacht Haven Grande Marina in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Based from Grenada for the Grenadines/Windward Islands for Late Summer and Early Fall.
  • Summer Base Port: Yacht Haven, STT
  • Summer Operating Area: Caribbean Windwards, Caribbean Virgin Islands (US)
  • Winter Base Port: Yacht Haven, STT
  • Winter Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (US)
  • Preferred Pickups: Yacht Haven, STT
  • Other Pickups:
  • Turnaround: 24 hours

Reviews from our Carefree Clients

A friends & family group that we booked aboard 65' Catamaran Kelea in May 2022 said:

Hi Lynne,

First, I want to thank you for your heroics in finding another charter on such short notice. We were obviously disappointed that our original crew got Covid and that we would be sailing the USVIs and not the BVIs. However, the trip could not have been any better and the USVIs were wonderful. Shawn and Autumn were top notch. Together, they created a magical experience for us. They worked tirelessly to make our sailing adventure relaxing and no detail was overlooked. The boat was very clean and beautiful (and huge)! Autumn’s gift for preparing and serving delicious food was truly spectacular. We were amazed by her creativity and culinary skills and the presentation was always world class.Shawn was an excellent dive master and we always felt safe. Shawn and Autumn were engaging, caring and fun. The kids and I hope we have the opportunity to sail with them again! Thank you

Bruce M., Florida

A family group that we booked aboard 65' Catamaran Kelea in April 2022 said:

The whole thing exceeded expectations. Shawn & Autumn were superior in every way. They were professional, courteous, fun, skilled! There is no way to improve the experience. We are so grateful for everyone’s efforts in making our trip perfect.

Jo M., Utah

A two family group that we booked aboard 65' Catamaran Kelea in May 2021 said:

We had a wonderful time! The food was delicious and all the activities were so much fun! Shawn and Autumn were awesome!

Kristina L, Colorado

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Lynne, Great trip, both Shawn and Autumn were beyond great hosts. The food was top notch, light at the right times, so fresh and creative.

Shawn did a great job of waters sports, dive leader and overall great captain, I think subwinging may be my new favorite water sport.

Thinking of maybe doing Grenadines next August.

Aaron, E., Colorado

Crew

Kelea’s Two Crews

Shawn and Autumn Hardesty, Spring and Summer Captain and Chef/Mate
Shawn’s love for the ocean began when he was only a few months old on the coast of North Carolina. Shawn grew up in Carolina Beach, NC where he learned to read the wind and waves and developed a passion to share his love of the ocean with others.
Shawn graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2011 with a degree in Marine Biology. Shortly after college, Shawn moved to Nicaragua to pursue his love of the ocean
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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

Amenities

  • 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

    Entertainment

  • 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

    Diving

    DIVING INFO:



    CERTIFIED DIVERS

    All 7-day charters aboard Kelea include 5 dives for certified divers. Additional dives can be added based upon weather, itinerary and captain’s discretion.



    TRY SCUBA / DISCOVER SCUBA DIVE

    This is a course for non-certified divers. This allows you to get your feet wet and enjoy the thrills of diving. The course includes a small classroom setting and some basic in-water skills training. Once you have mastered these skills, you will continue to a beautiful, shallow reef dive at a maximum depth of 40 feet. These dives can also count towards an Open Water Scuba Certification but do not result in certification alone.



    COURSES FOR CERTIFICATION

    We recommend starting your course before you come by finding a local dive shop to complete your classroom and online learning along with your pool work. When you get to Kelea, we do your check-out dives for certification in the beautiful, crystal clear waters of the Virgin Islands.



    Another option is for you to complete your basic certification course from start to finish with Shawn and Autumn! Please contact crew directly for availability and course requirements.



    NIGHT DIVES

    Yes - Inquire



    WET SUITS

    Inquire for size and availability

    • License: Instructor
    • Costs: DIVING COSTS

      ***3 dives included in charter cost for certified divers***

      Additional Dives*: $50 per dive, per diver - dependent on circumstances (ie: total # of divers, weather, safety, logistics etc).

      Try Scuba: $150/diver, this course does not provide a certification upon completion

      Referrals: $200/diver

      Basic Open Water Scuba Course: $300/diver (excludes book fee with online code)

      Advanced Scuba Diver Course: $150 (excludes book fee with online code)

      Nitrox Course: $100 (excludes book fee with online code and equipment rental)

      *Additional dives are based upon weather, itinerary and at Captain’s discretion. Seven dives maximum during the charter week.

      All dives and Try Scuba courses include tank fills, all gear including weights and dive lights, briefings and a licensed scuba instructor serving as your guide.
    • Number of Dives: 3
    • Tanks: 8
    • BCs: 8
    • Regulators: 8
    • Scuba:Onboard
    • Air Compressor: Not 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
    • Jetskis: 0