You're Just One Click away from
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
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!
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 magazine and can be seen at:
($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
Take your "long weekend" any three consecutive days of the week aboard Makana. Perfect for a quick rejuvenation
for couples or families.
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)
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.
us for rates)
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
"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.