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 magazine and can be seen at:
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)
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)
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