You're Just One Click away from Paradise.....




Step aboard MAKANA to relax your body and refresh your spirit while being pampered by a fully crewed ALL INCLUSIVE SAILING CATAMARAN vacation in the BAHAMAS.
Spend some time on an all inclusive charter Pristine Anchorages, Vivid Blue waters and a wealth of Beautiful islands in this cruising paradise. One of the world's best cruising area is found in the clear waters of the Bahamas 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 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:



The Winter 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)

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.
(please contact us for rates)
"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




"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.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Catching UP

I've gotten lazy with posting, sorry. We had a great winter in the bahamas and decided to leave Makana in FL for the summer. We are spending the summer on land in the mts of Maine and will return to the Bahamas next winter.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

We,ve been in the Bahamas since early Dec and the weather has been fantastic. If it's cold where you are come on down for some warmth!arielMakana.JPG
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Sunday, November 30, 2014


I have discovered a significant geographic anomaly about the 30 degree latitude mark. It may be the fact that particular parallel is two-thirds the distance from the north pole and one-third to the equator. It seems at this latitude the weather; particularly the winter air temperature takes a noticeable change. After departing Charleston SC on Fri. at noon with temps in the lower 50's dropping to the upper 30's that night as we motored south in clear skies with a nice 3-4  foot swell pushing us along we were hoping to experience some of that temp change. And so it was after a 200+ mile passage as we crossed the 30th parallel at 4pm on Saturday afternoon the air temp was in the 70's. And the forecasted low here in St. Augustine FL where we are currently on a mooring is higher than the forecasted highs we've experienced for the past three weeks. 

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Heading South.
We are currently in South Carolina and hope to be in the Bahamas by the second week of December, get out of the cold and treat yourself to a week in the tropical warmth of the Bahamas.
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Makana is on the hard in Maryland taking a well deserved break. We will relaunch the first week of Nov. The picture is of Maine at it's best!


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