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WELCOME ABOARD
Step aboard MAKANA to relax your body and refresh your spirit while being pampered by a fully crewed ALL INCLUSIVE  SAILING CATAMARAN vacation in MAINE or the BAHAMAS.
Spend some time on an all inclusive charter Pristine Anchorages, Vivid Blue waters and a wealth of Beautiful islands in these cruising paradises. One of the world's best cruising area is found in the clear waters of Maine providing a world class sailing destination for families and couples to get away in luxury aboard your own personal yacht with chef prepared meals. Want to get some exercise while aboard, grab our SUP (stand-up paddle board),  kayaks, kitesurfer or Yoga on the beach!


 Specials for 2014

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We spend a few hours sailing on Penobscot Bay then return to the harbor to watch the sunset over the Camden Hills. Once there you'll enjoy a glass of wine or local beer accompanied with Duck Trap Smoked Wild Salmon. This is followed by a homestyle dinner with Fresh Green Salad, New Red Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, French Bread and Maine Lobster along with a BBQ steak. And the "house" dessert is not to be missed! We pride ourselves on serving locally produced foods prepared by Chef-Capt. Rick. His recipies have been featured in Cruising World magazirelax.JPGne and can be seen at: 

(http://www.cruisingworld.com/how-to/living-aboard/mussels-makana) 

(http://www.cruisingworld.com/people/people-and-food/pining-for-pizza)

($135 PP with a 6 person maximum)

 The MAINE Getaway
Leave your cares ashore when you step aboard Makana and submerge yourself in life aboard. You will enjoy five days and nights in leisure as your captain and crew share with you the beauty and wonders of these truly amazing islands.
(Beginning at $3,900 for two)

The Long Weekend
Take your "long weekend" any three consecutive days of the week aboard Makana. Perfect for a quick rejuvenation for couples or families.
(Beginning at $1,900 for two)

MAINE or BAHAMAS Refresher Week
The ultimate getaway. Spend seven days exploring the multiple anchorages, beaches, islands and villages. Want to kayak, stand-up paddleboard or hike or just curl up with a good book while enjoying the remarkable scenery? We cater to both. We customize your charter to suit your personal itinerary whether it be for a couple or a family.
(from $4800 per couple)
LEARN to SAIL 
Have you been dreaming of learning how to sail an ocean capable yacht, but you don't know the difference between a sheet and a bowline? Want to experience what it's like to spend some time living the cruising lifestyle? Turn your dreams into reality. We'll teach you how to plot a course, read a chart, set an anchor and raise the sails giving you the confidence and skills necessary to charter your own yacht.
(please contact us for rates)
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Testimonials
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"Pizza by Rick Caroselli whipped up in the confined kitchen aboard his boat the Makana was the best Pizza I've ever tasted. Our trip with Rick, Katie and Hoku (now 10 ) cruising the Exumas was epic. Rick's lobster pizza with Sherry sauce topped the charts. I'll be sure and watch for more of Rick's recipes." 
Dean and family.... Steamboat Springs CO, March 2014
Dreaming of Paradise? — Makana Delivers! Ever dream of getting away without a care in the world to explore a tropical paradise filled with islands, beaches, and coral reefs, with great food and accommodation? Rick, Katie, and Hoku can take you there on Makana, an elegant 38’ sailing catamaran that seems like your private flying-carpet for the voyage. For the last two years, we’ve spent a week in midwinter exploring the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park in the central Bahamas with them, far from the hustle and bustle of cruise ships, casinos, and resorts of the travel-brochure Bahamas. After nearly 50 years as marine biologists and travel photographers we’ve had more than our share of adventure in remote, beautiful places with strange-sounding names. Relaxing on the Makana is our favorite way to enjoy stress-free days in one of the most beautiful places we’ve found. A week on Makana with the Carosellis is better than a month at the most exotic spa with your best friends. Also, a Bahamian Dark & Stormy expertly prepared by Rick definitely sets the standard for a delicious refreshment.…Dorothy & Gary... San Diego CA, 2012 and 2013

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"With a husband in the Navy, we have traveled to many places but nothing quite beat our experience aboard Makana. My husband and our teenage boys flew into Exuma, Bahamas and met this 38' catamaran at the Four Seasons marina. We were greeted by the captain, Rick, and his lovely wife, Katie, and their darling 7 year-old daughter and cabin girl, Hoklani. While aboard, we took in sunshine, great food, beautiful sites, and crystal clear water. We explored Stocking Island and took an excursion to Georgetown and Hooper Bay. A highlight included a local sharing his recipe for Conch Salad and then the next day snorkeling to find our own conch. If you really want a vacation where you truly experience something better than a hotel room, we strongly recommend a voyage on Makana. We hope to get aboard again soon!  Brad, Jody & Boys.... Bedford, NH, March 2012

"We just wanted to once again thank you for making our experience aboard Makana a wonderful experience. It more than surpassed our expectations and was a fun adventure that we'll remember for a long time. Your generosity in sharing your sailing skills, your knowledge and the "live aborad" life was such an unexpected bonus! We count you amoung our newest friends. Best wishes."  Rick & Suzie.... Boston, MA, July 2010 


Whatever Yacht Charter Adventure you are dreaming of, Makana is the place to Live your Dream. Each charter is customized for your own personal needs and requests. Stroll historical sights and quaint shops or enjoy a laid back morning reading a book with a cup of tea while enjoying the natural beauty surrounding you. Or take one of our kayaks out for a paddle around a secluded island. Then sit back and enjoy the sunset while you taste one of the chef Rick's latest culinary delights.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Shop Locally!
We are on our northward progression and caught this nice Mahi off the Exumas. We are currently in Eleuthera and hope to be back in the states by the end of the month.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

George Town, Exuma
We are currently in George Town after a great 30 mile sail from the central Exumas . Had a great time at Lee Stocking Island with Namaste, My Mojo and Wonderful Life, hiking, snorkeling, SUPing and bonfire on the beach. Speared these Glass Eye Snappers with Jeff on Namaste before a Bull Shark chased us out of the water. Off today with Jeff for more spearfishing, hopefully lobster!snapper.JPG
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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Not a Merry Christmas for all

Be grateful for being from the greatest nation on our planet. This picture is of a partially sunken vessel located off Staniel Cay in the Exumas. The USCG and Royal Bahamian Defense Force were called in on Christmas Day to assist as there were close to 100 Haitians aboard the 43 foot vessel which was in distress. The Haitians sailed over 300 miles from their island hoping to seek refuge in the Bahamas or the US. Unfortunately 30 died during the passage and those that survived were taken back to Haiti. Even if the Haitians made it to the US they would have been returned to Haiti as opposed Cuban refugees who are given asylum once they “touch” US soil.1haitians.JPG

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Central Exumas
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Monday, January 6, 2014

Warm, sun and fun!
The weather here in the Bahamas has been great, we just have to watch out for the sharks!shark.JPG
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