KUMA TOO

$11,200 - $13,500 / WEEK
Main salon
Galley
Aft cockpit
Guest cabin
Guest cabin
Guest head
Entry to guest cabins
Take a splash off the bow
Dinghy
Chuckles, the giant flamingo!!
Kayak adventures
Discover whats under the sea
Guests having a blast on the trampolines

Kuma Too is a beautifully upgraded 47-foot Leopard sailing catamaran that delivers comfort and luxury for a picturesque island sailing adventure. Kuma Too has a superb track record and is a proven seaworthy vessel sailing from Cape Town, South Africa to the Caribbean’s Leeward and Windward Islands, throughout the Bahamas and even spending a few seasons chartering in Florida. Kuma Too and her crew have proven to sail faster than many production sailing vessels without sacrificing comfort. Her 2019 upgrades include state-of-the-art cooling gel foam mattresses, new interior and exterior cushions, upholstery and linens, brand new air conditioning, and much more. Kuma Too is the complete package for a dream sailing vacation!

3 Queen-sized guest cabins, each with a private bathroom, full air conditioning, ambient reading lights, state-of-the-art gel foam mattresses with cooling layer and organic cotton topper for comfortable nights.

Bountiful comfy throw pillows for lounging. Hanging closets, ample storage space and shelves for storing personal items.

Skylights provide sunshine during the day, star-gazing at night and gentle breezes, and privacy shades; fans for airflow.

Each private bathroom is stocked with ocean-safe toiletries and plush Turkish cotton towels and washcloths. Electric fresh water toilets are easy to use and keep the “wet heads” clean and odor-free. Many guests choose to use the additional outdoor shower.

Spacious cockpit for al fresco dining. Indoor dining table features custom 1720-Old World Map inlay and new upholstery over plush seating for 6.

150+ square-foot covered deck space with ample seating on new 4-inch thick high density foam custom cushions. Roll down sun shades with separate rain screens.

Large brand new trampolines with 2 bow seats

BUILT/REFIT
YEAR
2019
YACHT
LENGTH
47 Ft
NUMBER OF
CABINS
3
NUMBER OF
GUESTS
6
TOTAL
CREW
2
CHARGES
FROM
$11,200
Accommodations
Cabins: 3
Queen: 3
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 3
Electric Heads: 3
Engine Details
2 x 55hp Yanmar 9.5kw Onan genset
Fuel Consumption: 1.5
Cruising Speed: 7 knots
Max Speed: 10 knotsUS Gall/Hr
Details
Type: Cat
Beam: 25 Feet
Draft: 4.5 Feet
Pax: 6
Refit: 2019
YearBuilt: 2005
Builder: Leopard
Engines: 2 x 55hp Yanmar 9.5kw Onan genset
JetSkis: No
Flag: USA
RegNum: 1162249
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: Cell phone for local and international calls, VHF and handheld radio, satellite phone, walkie-talkies for shore side communication. Limited wifi available via hotspot for email only upon request.
Camcorder: Yes
Books: Yes
Board Games: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Water Maker: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: No
BBQ: Yes
Minimum Age: Water safe
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 110V, 220/240 adapters
Water Maker: Yes
Ice Maker: No
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: None-Hot Spots
Hairdryers: No
Guests Smokes: Yes, aft deck only
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Hammock: Yes
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 13'
Dinghy hp: 30hp
Water Skis Adult: No
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Kneeboard: Yes
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: No
Kayaks 1 Pax: 2
Kayaks (2 Pax): -
Floating Mats: No
Swim Platform: Scoop steps
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Off scoops
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: No
Gear Type: None
Rods: None
Captain
Joe Rosello
Nation: USA
Born: 1984
License: 100T USCG, BVI Boatmaster
Languages: English
Chef/First Mate
Mandy Rosello
Nation: USA
Born: 1987
License: OUPV & STCW
Captain Joe grew up just 3 miles from the U.S.'s top-rated Clearwater Beach enjoying the typical Florida lifestyle of fishing, camping, boating, and beachcombing. When he was old enough to breakaway from the Florida coastline, he found himself bouncing around the Caribbean from Mexico to the Lesser Antilles in search of crystalline turquoise water several times a year. The sea was always calling him. In 2009, Joe had the opportunity to captain a sailing vessel in a club race and was hooked immediately. Over the last 10+ years, he has raced sailboats ranging from 21-feet to 52-feet. Joe says, “The ability to harness wind and wave to get to a destination without the means of mechanical propulsion is intoxicating and rewarding.” He now holds his USCG 100-ton master license with sailing and towing endorsement and his BVI Boatmaster in addition to his STCW, CPR, and first aid certifications.

Always the life of the party, Joe's infectious laugh can be heard across the room! With the perfect balance of comedic relief and professionalism, it was in 2005 that Joe’s wife Mandy first noticed Joe at work because of his ability to lead his staff with high spirits in the most stressful situations. Within a few months, they took their first trip together to Puerto Rico, unknowing what path was laid out for them. Scuba diving (both are certified open-water divers), sailing, and land exploration took them from Alaska to Europe, South America to the South Pacific, but most frequently to Florida's backyard, the Caribbean. Since music and food are a universal language, you can find Joe and Mandy on the dance floor, at a communal table, or around an acoustic guitarist making conversation with others. To them, the most rewarding part of travel is the people met along the way which turn into life-long friendships.

After years of traveling throughout the Virgin Islands, they married on St. Thomas in 2013. On a 2015 vacation to the British Virgin Islands, Joe and Mandy met a fellow sailor, and the idea hatched of pursuing their own sailing adventure full time. The corporate grind of deadlines and politics was about to be behind them, as Joe and Mandy sold everything, quit their jobs, took command of Kuma Too, and never looked back. They have sailed Kuma Too over 15,000 nautical miles throughout Florida, the Bahamas, Atlantic Ocean, and Caribbean Sea and the meter is still running.

Offering sailing charters along the West Coast of Florida, Joe and Mandy's love of hosting guests on board Kuma Too grew, and they were ready for the next step. For their 3rd charter season, they headed south to the Virgin Islands! Joe enjoys sharing his love of the sea and sailing with guests, and Mandy looks forward to sharing her love of cuisine!

Growing up landlocked, Mandy has always had an adventurous soul from rock climbing to skydiving and with dreams of traveling the world, even as a child. She began scuba diving with her dad at age 15 which unlocked a whole new world of travel and cuisine! On every trip, she tried new dishes and flavors which would eventually shape her own culinary skills. Bringing global influences into her dishes, Mandy most enjoys creating unique sauces and seasonings. Although Joe is the Captain of Kuma Too, Mandy holds her OUPV Captain's License, STCW, CPR, and first aid certifications as well and is fully competent in safely handling their 47-foot floating home.

With 15 years in general aviation, both Joe and Mandy have traveled around the U.S. for work, but the Caribbean kept calling. Their unique backgrounds with private and corporate aircraft included not only handling mechanical and fueling matters but also providing superior customer service to affluent passengers. They both have extensive experience coordinating major events at airports along the East Coast such as Nascar, NFL, MLB, NBA, and PGA championship games and yacht shows. Their organized manner and ability to multitask while placing safety above all else was developed over those years but is now a key element for their success in providing a personalized dream sailing vacation aboard Kuma Too.

***CREW IS FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID-19****

 

BREAKFAST

Coffee, tea, juices, Bloody Marys, Mimosas and fresh fruit available daily

Twice-Cooked French Toast

All-American Breakfast

French Crepes

Classic Eggs Benedict

Fresh Fruit Parfait with Poached Pear

Breakfast Burritos

Strawberry French Toast Bake

 

LUNCH

Chicken Caesar Salad

Seared Tuna Buddha Bowl

Thai Red Curry Chicken

Shrimp Tacos

Cheeseburgers in Paradise

Summer Chicken Salad Wrap

Crab Cakes

Pan-Seared Steak Salad

 

HAPPY HOUR DAILY

Captain’s Cocktails

Hors d’oeuvres and Canapés

 

DINNER

Grilled Fish with Mango Salsa

Caribbean Rum and Citrus Marinated Pork Chops

Grilled Filet Mignon with Seared Sea Scallops

Italian Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes and Fresh Basil

Indian Chicken Curry with Cucumber Mint Raita

Seafood Risotto

Chicken with Peach Balsamic Reduction with Fried Plantains

 

DESSERTS

Boatmade Key Lime Pie

Mini Guavaberry Cheesecakes

Boat S’mores

Dessert Nachos

Decadent Chocolate Cake

Berry Gazpacho

Poached Cherries

 

STANDARD SHIP BAR

Cruzan Dark Rum, Cruzan Light Rum, Beefeater Gin, Tito's Vodka, Coconut Rum, Jack Daniels, 1800 Tequila, Bailey’s, Kahlua

Leatherback (Local), Carib, Heineken, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Champagne

Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, La Croix, Tonic, Club Soda, Ginger Beer, Cranberry Juice, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice, Lemonade

March 2018
Absolutely amazing! I had the opportunity to get away for a week from the hustle and bustle of life on land sailing up and down the gorgeous west coast of Florida. Captains Joe and Mandy Rosello were professional, attentive, fun, great hosts and overall "good people". They made my 1-week sailing experience on their beautiful catamaran, Kuma Too, absolutely unforgettable. The trip was full of beautiful sunrises and sunsets, amazing wildlife (I lost count how many dolphins swam alongside the hulls) and, of course, plenty of rest and relaxation. Additionally, I wanted to better understand the sailing ins and outs and both captains were very informative and thorough in explaining procedures and techniques. Such a great trip! I genuinely enjoyed my time on Kuma Too and wholeheartedly recommend their chartering services. They definitely deliver the services and priceless memories you deserve. Jennifer R.
March 2018
Sailing with Kuma Too and crew was one of the funnest, unique, top-notch experiences I've had. The boat is roomie enough for you to have your own space but also cozy enough to spend quality time with friends & family. Joe and Mandy where both friendly and personable but also very professional. They really make the boat feel like home for the time you are on it. Sailing is their passion and you can see it in the time and care they put into their boat and charters. They made sure that every detail was taken care of (every meal they made was fantastic) and all needs met for all guests. I wouldn't sail any other catamaran! Danielle B.
December 2018
My friends and I (six of us total) did a ten-day Christmas/ New Year cruise on Kuma Too. The trip was more than we could have imagined. To begin with, Joe and Mandy were the absolute most accommodating hosts ever. They catered to our individual needs- drinks, food, and comfort. The meals they prepared and served were five star restaurant quality. We all left a bit heavier than when we boarded! (The margaritas were pretty great, too!) They definitely need to create a Kuma Cook Book! Their professionalism and sailing expertise kept me at ease while we were under sail and being transported on the dinghy. I've only briefly sailed once before... but I never ever felt unsafe. Joe and Mandy were also very knowledgeable about our destination locations as wellFort Jefferson/ Dry Tortugas, Loggerhead Key, and Key West! So much so that when Joe toured us around Fort Jefferson, random people would stop to listen and ask him questions! I could go on and on about the awesomeness of our trip... a lot of the credit goes to Joe and Mandy. I highly recommend sailing with them! Looking forward to booking again for another adventure with them! Kim I.
June 2019
It was no easy task planning a trip with our kids--ages 22, 20 and 11 year old twins, but once we booked a week-long cruise to the Dry Tortugas on the Kuma Too, we looked forward to spending increasingly rare time together. Joe and Mandy were outstanding. They accommodated vegan and vegetarian diets as well as a picky 11 year old. The food was amazing and we left with several recipes to try at home. They facilitated all of our water activities. We snorkeled at Ft. Jefferson, the wreck of The Windjammer off Loggerhead Key, and Woman Key and had many opportunities to swim off the boat and kayak. They made sure we were always comfortable, serving snacks and drinks whenever we needed them, making sure we had water to shower off at the end of our salty days, and cranking on the A/C at night so we all slept comfortably. When we had to alter our schedule because of uncooperative weather conditions, Joe and Mandy quickly found alternatives that actually made our trip even better. We spent an extra night at sea on the way down, but during that night we witnessed a pod of dolphins chasing flying fish alongside the boat under the moon and stars for over an hour! A spectacular scene that none of us will ever forget. I can't say enough about this trip. As we cruised back, we all dreaded seeing land again. Not only was this an adventure of a lifetime, but also chance for us to reconnect and forge deeper connections as a family. Thank you, Joe and Mandy for a week of happy memories!! Amy V.
July 2019
Mandy and Joe are absolutely outstanding in every way. Since this was our second adventure on Kuma Too, it feels like coming back to visit with friends. We ate more in 3 days than we do in a week, and the food was absolutely fabulous! This is the most relaxing way to spend a weekend! If you need to "unplug" and reconnect and enjoy you favorite people - this is how to do it! The sailing was amazing; the island adventures were a blast. The berths were really comfortable and of course, with Joe and Mandy at the helm you knew you were going to be well taken care of & safe. We went with another couple who are great friends of ours -- they had a blast, too. Joe and Mandy even put up with us playing guitars, singing, and turning Kuma Too into a floating music studio - now that is hospitality!! It was the perfect 50th Birthday celebration! Sara D.
Christmas 2019
Name: Daniel Yacht: Kumatoo with Joe and Mandy Rosello Charter Dates: 2019-12-19 12:00 to 2019-12-26 11:00 Area Cruised: Virgin Islands Overall Rating: 5/5 Were the staff at none friendly and accommodating? Mandy and Joe were fantastic! Both were very friendly and took great care of our family. They found the perfect balance between interaction with our family while also giving us some private time. Was the yacht clean and in good working condition? Kuma Too is in great condition and Joe and Mandy kept the yacht spotless the entire trip. Was the yacht's cooking and cleaning equipment sufficient? The meals were wonderful - it is amazing what was produced in the yacht galley. Our family of five, including some hungry teenagers, were well fed and very satisfied with the meals. We especially appreciated all of the fresh fruits and vegetables with meals and for snacks. Was the boat well ventilated? We were very comfortable at night. Mandy and Joe gave us the option of air conditioning, but we preferred to just keep the windows/ports open and enjoy the breeze. Did the staff at none do a good job familiarizing you with the yacht and its equipment? Yes, and they were very responsive to our questions and inquires on how things worked. Did you like the area you cruised? Yes, and our trip out to Anegada was one of the highlights of the trip. Additional comments on your charter? It was a wonderful holiday for our family. We are always nervous when we try out a new boat and crew, but Mandy, Joe and Kuma Too exceeded our expectations.
New Years 2019/2020
The Kuma Too was a great fit for our needs, spacious enough for a family with 4 teens (none of whom are 6ft tall), with lots of water toys. Joe and Mandy were the most pleasant hosts – engaging, fun and safety conscious....Joe and Mandy are a wonderful combo of captain, chef and bartender....Everything we had was delicious! Full breakfasts, lunches and dinners every day. Daily snacks put out. A cooler full of seltzers, beer and sodas was always available. A well-stocked bar enabled Joe to make painkillers, frozen daquiris and piña coladas, mimosas, bloody mary’s, rum punch etc. Joe is a grill master and Mandy an excellent cook. Joe often went snorkeling with us at different spots or walked with us to an old rum distillery or the Bubbly pools. Other captains may have just given us general directions, but he went with us each time. They were a delightful couple to talk with. They had a great depth of knowledge about the fun stops through the BVI’s. Their years of experience and tendencies instill great confidence that we would be safe at all times. We highly recommend Mandy and Joe! They are delightful, have a very strong work ethic, take care of everything and it’s clear they enjoy what they do. We feel super fortunate to have had them as our crew! -Mimi and Family
January 2020
Dear Mandy and Joe, We wanted to thank you so much for the most wonderful weekend. We really enjoyed everything about the trip. Your hospitality and catamaran were fantastic and the food was absolutely delicious. (Thank you for these recipes!). It was such a nice relaxing get away for us. We hope to do it every year! I hope you both were able to relax and rest a little before you launched your next charter. Thank you again for everything! Best regards, Rhonda and John
February 2020
The whole trip was beyond our expectations! Our favorite part was just the ability to relax any time & for as long as we wanted. Learning to be on island time was well worth it! The discovery dive was a highlight, as well as all the snorkeling. However, just being on the front of the boat enjoying the wind and water was the most enjoyable!! Joe and Mandy are TOP NOTCH!! We didn't want for anything the entire trip! They really know how to make this a home. We cannot think of anything you could have done different or better! Your attention to detail, impeccable service and easy going personalities made it the perfect way to celebrate our anniversary. The small things, like our water bottles constantly being full, always having the snorkel gear ready or just the beautiful flowers and table setting, made a big impression! Thanks so much, Joe & Mandy, for the best get away! It was fab!! -Jay and Lara
Broker provided questionnaire - February 2020
Name of yacht : Kuma Too Dates of Charter : Feb 23 Name of Charterer : BVI/USVI We hope you enjoyed your charter! We would really appreciate it if you would take a moment to complete this form. Naturally we hope that everything was perfect, but we also would like to know if there were any (small) problems. All comments are helpful! When you arrived, your first impression of the yacht was: Very clean and professional. Joe and Mandy had birthday decorations for me. Very sweet. What did you think about your accommodation? Cabins, beds, bathrooms: Clean and comfortable. Much roomier than expected. Salon, cockpit, deck space: Plenty of space. We rarely spent time inside the boat. Was the boat kept clean during your charter (your cabins, the bathrooms/heads, your towels, bedding, the cockpit, the galley)? We had twice daily maintenance and turn down service. We definitely felt spoiled. Did you miss anything on board? Like my dog or my socks? Not sure what the question means. What did you enjoy the most on board? On board the vessel or on our trip? I enjoyed sitting up front while sailing. The crew had constant attention to the sea life and commentary on the surrounding islands. Please describe your Captain (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.) Joe and Mandy have a genuinely outgoing disposition. They were professional, courteous and went above and beyond in EVERY aspect of our trip. What do you think about your itinerary, the places and bays you visited and the activities you have done? A great smattering of places to explore during our first visit. They gave us plenty of options and flexibility. Please describe your chef (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.) She went out of her way to accommodate many of us with dietary restrictions. Her food was gourmet and delicious, even with modifications. Mandy was always sure we were satisfied and had our plates full. Please describe your meals (presentation, quality, quantity) Beautiful presentations with each plate colorful and full. We always had plenty to eat. Most of what we ate was sourced locally and fresh. There was always food. We ate when we weren’t hungry. There were drinks and food at our beckon call. It was embarrassing how much we consumed. Do you feel the meals and drinks reflected the requests you made in your preference sheet? Yes Did you receive enough information from us before your trip, was the description of the yacht and crew accurate? yes Would you sail with us again? Definitely
February 2020
We were not aboard long before it was obvious we could rely on Joe & Mandy's knowledge and professionalism to take us on a tour of a lifetime through the beautiful secrets held by the USVI and BVI. Aside from their gregarious and welcoming nature, Joe & Mandy created made-from-scratch culinary delights for every meal. We had no desire to eat on shore as we looked forward to the next surprise Mandy had in store for us. We were very happy to have paid for full board. We enjoyed getting in the water in the quiet coves we found each night. The colors, aromas, and sea breezes delighted 24/7. It was easy to forget we were actually guests in their home as they were constantly attending to every need of their guests. We are staying in the USVI another week, but wish we could stay on the boat with Mandy & Joe. -Bill & Sue Everything on board was awesome. Food was outstanding & they exceeded my expectations with dealing with our food allergies. Enjoyed the snorkeling & island hopping. Joe & Mandy did a great job in pointing out the highlights not to miss on land & in the water. Snorkeling @ the Indians was awesome. It's been awesome to have Mandy & Joe share their home. Their hospitality exceeded our expectations. -Rich & Kathy Favorite memory/recommendation: snorkeling @ the Indians. Mandy & Joe, the great food, etc. I wouldn't change a thing! Awesome boat, owners, itinerary & weather- Thanks, Mandy & Joe for making our vacation the best. We loved everything about this trip. Great boat, crew, meals, weather, etc! We can't wait to return. -Ron & Melinda
March 2020
We just returned from a spectacular week sailing with Joe and Mandy. There are not enough superlatives to describe our week with them. They were both so accommodating to our every need and want. The meals were first class and plentiful. Snacks were tasty. Joe was a great bartender, especially painkillers and bushwackers💜. Our itinerary was spot on and they made every attempt for us to see exactly what we asked for and exceeded it! Mandy’s cooking skills in the tiny kitchen was truly amazing! Thank you so much Mandy and Joe. This was a top rated vacation and we hope to see you again. Mike and Cheryl Favorite memory/recommendation: Snorkeling at all the different sites. Just relaxing & enjoying our new friends & old friends. All the different food was excellent. Mandy is an outstanding chef, Joe too. It was one of our best vacations ever. Everything was great, service, making sure we were safe & comfortable. Taking us to different snorkel sites. Thank you for everything to make our vacation one we will never forget. Larry & Debbie
Broker provided questionnaire - March 2020
Overall rating: 5/5 Was this your first charter yacht experience? Yes Dates: March 10-17, 2020 Destination: Virgin Islands How did you enjoy your cruising vacation? We loved every minute of our vacation. In the future, would you consider: Charter again - Yes Book the same Yacht again - Yes Follow the crew onto another yacht - Yes Sail a different destination - Yes How often were your cabins cleaned? Daily How often were sheets and towels changed? Midweek Did you use all the water toys? Water toys were available and offered. Where your meals excellent and fresh? The food was excellent and our tastes were considered. The food was plentiful. How would you describe your Captain and crew? Mandy and Joe were great. Friendly and knowledgeable. Was it easy to get to your yachts destination? Yes How do you feel now after your vacation? Could have stayed for another week! How did you find the pace and the itinerary of your vacation? We chose the itinerary and Joe made it happen! It was wonderful.
July 2020
Name: Meg Yacht: KUMATOO with Joe and Mandy Rosello Charter Dates: 06/28/2020 to 07/05/2020 Area Cruised: US Virgin Islands Overall Rating: 5/5 1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? Absolutely YES 2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Yes- above my expectations 3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes! 4. Was the food good and well presented? Food was amazing and beautifully presented! The variety and quality of the food exceeded my expectations by far! 5. Did you like the area you sailed? Joe & Mandy found areas untouched in the USVI and we loved the itinerary they chose for us! Additional comments on your charter? This was an amazing vacation! My husband and I didn’t lift a finger. The kids had a blast with all the water activities (floats, tubing, knee boarding, paddleboarding & kayaking) and Josh & I were able to sit back and relax. We didn’t worry about cooking or cleaning up for any meals. Mandy provides ample snacks for my “growing” boys and did all of it with a smile on her face... even at 6am with my little one. Joe didn’t let our drinks hit the bottom and was the best “boat driver”. He found great snorkeling spots with a variety of marine life and colorful coral. Joe and Mandy have great communication and made our trip seamless. They even helped celebrate our anniversary and one of the boys birthdays. I appreciated all their efforts and we were super impressed. This boat is their home and they take great care of it.
July 2020
We've been to the Virgin Islands many times and this, by far, is the best way to see it all! The BVI's boarders were closed due to COVID but we loved every minute of the USVI. Our favorites included the airplanes at Brewers Bay, the beauty of Magen's Bay and Chuckles, the snorkeling off of Congo Key, the turtles and sting rays at Maho Bay, meeting up with family and friends at Waterlemon, the quietness of Lameshur, the party at Lime Out, and all the boats at Christmas Cove! Joe - thanks for all the fun times and great experiences. Thanks for playing with the kids and taking them tubing for hours. Mandy - thanks for all the yummy food and delicious drinks of the day! We promise to be back again! Love, Josh, Meg, Matt, Ben, and Drew
November 2020 - Broker provided feedback
How did you enjoy your cruising vacation? It was truly one of the most relaxing vacations we’ve taken. How would you describe your Captain and crew? Were they Courteous? Helpful? Friendly? Attentive? Knowledgeable? Joe and Mandy could not have been more professional and courteous. They were extremely attentive and did their absolute best to ensure we were comfortable at all times. They have a great grasp on the sites and nuances ‘not-to-be-missed’ while allowing us to take time to enjoy excursions on shore as well. Tell me about your meals? Did the menus meet your expectations? Did your Chef and Crew pay close attention to your Preference Sheets? First, there is NO chance you will go hungry (or thirsty) on Kuma Too! Better yet, the food is amazing. What Mandy (and Joe) crank out of the kitchen is nothing short of 5-Star. We were blown away (no pun intended) with the variety, quality and presentation. We also have three children with their own preferences and they all were well satisfied. How is the yacht? Is she clean and well-maintained? Were your cabins comfortable? Kuma Too was spotless, well-maintained and very comfortable. What did you like most about the yacht? What did you like the least? If you could change anything, what would have made you happier? We loved Kuma Too. Her size fit our family of 5 very well with plenty of room to spread out and lounge during the day and sleep comfortably at night. Can’t really think of anything I didn’t like about her. In hindsight, we might’ve tried a different mooring opportunity on our last afternoon/evening given the odd swell that came in (no fault of the crew), but other than that we were extremely happy. How did you find the pace and the itinerary of your vacation? The itinerary was great. We’d never sailed the USVI nor the BVI, so we didn’t have an agenda or preconceived notion that we were ‘missing out’ by not sailing the BVI. In fact, getting to circumnavigate St John and St Thomas, with plenty of time to go ashore on beautiful beaches, great short hikes, and experience some local flare was a terrific balance. The USVI’s are definitely under-marketed and well worth exploring, as we were lucky to do. Would you charter this yacht again? If not, please explain: Yes
November 2020
Amazing Thanksgiving trip! Joe and Mandy are over the top. The food is amazing. The scenery is perfect. This truly is a trip of a lifetime and we are grateful to have met Joe and Mandy, Chuckles, and Kuma Too! We love Kuma Too! This is the most relaxing trip a mom can ever take!! :-) -The White Family
Christmas 2020
This trip was way beyond our highest expectations. Joe and Mandy set the bar for taking care of customers so high I do not see how anyone else could ever achieve the same level. Their professionalism mixed with our fun interactions made this trip extra special. The food was Chef Ramsey level!!! I had only planned on doing this once in a lifetime, but now we are doing another trip for sure on the Kuma Too. Favorite Memory/Recommendation: Food and everything else, Mandy and Joe are the best!!! Places we went were beyond description. Trip of a lifetime, so thankful for the experiences, the food, the music, the laughter and the fun. We won't ever forget what a great time we had. The experience we had was fantastic. Joe & Mandy are amazing. We are lucky to have had them as our crew. Mandy is the chef from heaven.
January 2021
My family just got back from a week aboard KUMA TOO with Mandy and Joe. Everything about the trip was 5 star! The boat itself is immaculate and has all the creature comforts. There was plenty to do to keep active with the toys which include snorkeling gear, knee board, kayaks, and giggles and chuckles (inflatable friends). The paddle boards were used everyday and perhaps some not so flattering pictures of mom were snapped! The BVI was closed to tourism so Joe and Mandy designed an itinerary in the USVI that was amazing! They explained everything about the different moorings and anchorages and they knew just how to get us a spot in tiny little nooks with as few as 5 moorings! Pampered. Pampered. Pampered. The food was amazing in both quality and presentation and there was certainly enough of it! The drink of the day and all of the cocktail and beer specials kept us all just shy of drunken sailors. Mandy and Joe are the PERFECT hosts. They make you feel special and comfortable from the minute they meet you. Favorite Memory/Recommendation: All of it! From the moment we boarded the boat until our final hours - perfection. Each day was a blessing. RELAXING in the coves and relaxing on the boat. Every creature comfort was attended to by both Mandy and Joe. The food was "crazy good", the drink of the day was amazing & our ability to just flop & relax was awesome. There was no better way to sail away from 2020! Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you - all the birthday decorations & cake were much appreciated. -The Cyr Family
February 2020
Word of the trip...TURTLES! Food was amazing and Chef Mandy you did such a great job with all my boys and their picky eating. We loved exploring new beautiful spots in our "happy place"! Thank you both for sharing your beautiful home on the water with us! You made us all feel so welcome and a part of the Kuma Too Fam! The Overton Fam (Brad, Chelsey, Beckett, Berkley)
February 27 - March 5, 2021
We had the best vacation ever!! My husband and I have been on two other chartered yacht vacations and this was by far our best!! Mandy and Joe were most of what made it a great experience! They were professional but also fun :) by day two they already knew our wants and needs before we would even have to ask. When we arrived in the pouring rain, Mandy and Joe were still waiting there for us and helped us with all our (yes we brought too much) luggage. And did it with a smile on their faces (behind their masks-lol) The Kuma Too was immaculately clean and all the rooms were set up so cute :) the beds were very comfortable with plenty of pillows and comfy sheets. the bathroom had nice towels and plenty of ocean friendly toiletries. The salon, cockpit and deck space were always kept clean, I don't know how they did it with all six of us constantly leaving stuff all over! Everything was kept clean during our entire stay! The food, presentation and taste, were amazing! All meals were yummie! I will definitely be getting some of her recipe's!! I can't imagine anything else we may have needed on board as they had floaties, paddle boards, kayaks and snorkel equipment! They had bottles for us all to drink from and catered to our every need! We enjoyed mostly having Mandy and Joe as our captains and cooks! They were amazing! We have made new friends!! I still don't know how they did it all while keeping us all hydrated! They would drop us off on a beach and then bring us all the toys (kayaks, snorkels, paddle boards) and also coming back to fill our coolers before we could even call to ask (and that was often!-lol) They also had some great playlists for our nightly dance parties! And Joe was a great DJ to find every silly and old songs we could think of! I just can't say enough nice things about this extraordinary experience on board the Kuma Too with Mandy and Joe!! Thanks for an amazing vacation! Maryann and crew
Broker information
Name: Joel Yacht: KUMATOO with Joe & Mandy Rosello Charter Dates: 03/07/2021 to 03/13/2021 Area Cruised: Virgin Islands Overall Rating: 5 5 being the highest 0 being the lowest We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have. 1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? Absolutely! We could not have asked for more. 2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Exceptionally clean and organized. 3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes 4. Was the food good and well presented? We could go on and on about how wonderful the food tasted and the presentation. Very tastefully done. We can't wait to get her recipes and make some of them at home. 5. Did you like the area you sailed? Yes. We loved it all. 6. Additional comments on your charter? We were so impressed with Mandy and Joe and the atmosphere they created on Kuma Too. We felt at home and relaxed and enjoyed sailing with these two captains. They are very knowledgeable about the islands and shared their love for the area. We highly recommend chartering with the Kuma Too and can't wait to go back.
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX
Winter 2020 to 2021 $11,500 $12,000 $12,500 $13,000 $13,500
Summer 2021 $11,500 $12,000 $12,500 $13,000 $13,500
Winter 2021 to 2022 $11,500 $12,000 $12,500 $13,000 $13,500
Summer 2022 $11,500 $12,000 $12,500 $13,000 $13,500

Unless otherwise specified-Caribbean Standard All-Inclusive Charters include the following:

  • Standard check-in/check-out of 12pm
  • Light daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast, lunch, canapés/afternoon tea, dinner and snacks
  • Standard ship’s bar: vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, tequila, triple sec, mixers, local beers, table wine and water/coffee/tea and soft drinks
  • Stereo with MP3/iPhone connection with indoor/outdoor speakers; 3G/4G Wi-Fi access point
  • Snorkeling equipment, fishing gear, kayaks, dingy tender with outboard motors
  • Water toys such as floating islands, and air mattresses
  • Separate bathroom and living quarters for crew
  • Reputable and licensed crew who have local knowledge of waters and are able to adjust menus based on guest’s preferences and dietary restrictions
  • Operating expenses including: air conditioning, fuel, water, sailing permits/taxes, local taxes and crew wages

What Is Not Included in Standard All-Inclusive Charters:

  • Gratuity for crew. Gratuity is at guest discretion and is typically between 15-20%
  • Meals and beverages at restaurants and bars
  • Rendezvous diving, ASA sailing certification courses and any other offshore excursions
  • Premium wines and spirits
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<B>LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTERS: </B> For 6 nights divide by 7N X 6N. For less than 6 nights, divide by 6N X number of nights.
<B>MINIMUM NIGHTS:</B> 5, inquire for less
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<B><BIG>HALF-BOARD OPTION:</B></BIG> Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
2@$11,200 3@$11,550 4@$11,900 5@$12,250 6@$12,600

<B><BIG><U>LOCAL FARE OPTION:</B></BIG></U> Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
2@$11,350 3@$11,775 4@$12,200 5@$12,625 6@$13,050

<B><U>SLEEP ABOARD:</U></B> Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Available for $250 per cabin, with a 2 cabin minimum. Includes boarding after 4pm, snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner is to be taken ashore at client expense.

<B><BIG><U>CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS:</B></U></big>
<B>CHRISTMAS:</b> $14,750
1-6 pax, 6 night minimum, must end by Dec 26th
<B>NEW YEARS: </B> $16,000
1-6 pax, 7 night minimum, may not start prior to Dec 27th


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  • : Cat
  • : 25 Feet
  • : 4.5 Feet
  • : 6
  • : 2019
  • : 2005
  • : Leopard
  • : 7 knots
  • : 10 knots
  • : 2 x 55hp Yanmar 9.5kw Onan genset
  • : No
  • : No
  • : Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
  • : Joe Rosello
  • : USA
  • : 1162249
Accommodations
Cabins: 3
Queen: 3
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 3
Wash Basins: 3
Heads: -
Electric Heads: 3
Engine Details
2 x 55hp Yanmar 9.5kw Onan genset
Fuel Consumption: 1.5
Cruising Speed: 7 knots
Max Speed: 10 knotsUS Gall/Hr
Details
Refit: 2019
Helipad: No
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: Cell phone for local and international calls, VHF and handheld radio, satellite phone, walkie-talkies for shore side communication. Limited wifi available via hotspot for email only upon request.
# of Videos: -
# DVDs/Movies: Yes
# CD's: Yes
Camcorder: Yes
Books: Yes
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Water Maker: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: No
BBQ: Yes
# Dine In: 6
Minimum Age: Water safe
Generator: Yes
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 110V, 220/240 adapters
Water Maker: Yes
Water Cap: Water maker
Ice Maker: No
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: None-Hot Spots
Gay Charters: Yes
Nude: Yes
Hairdryers: No
# Port Hatches: 16
Guests Smokes: Yes, aft deck only
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Pet Type: -
Guest Pets: No
Children Ok: Yes
Hammock: Yes
Windscoops: No
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 13'
Dinghy hp: 30hp
Dinghy # pax: 8
Water Skis Adult: No
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: Yes
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: No
Kayaks 1 Pax: 2
Kayaks (2 Pax): -
Floating Mats: No
Swim Platform: Scoop steps
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Off scoops
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: No
Gear Type: None
Rods: None
Captain
Joe Rosello
Nation: USA
Born: 1984
License: 100T USCG, BVI Boatmaster
Languages: English
Chef/First Mate
Mandy Rosello
Nation: USA
Born: 1987
License: OUPV & STCW
Captain Joe grew up just 3 miles from the U.S.'s top-rated Clearwater Beach enjoying the typical Florida lifestyle of fishing, camping, boating, and beachcombing. When he was old enough to breakaway from the Florida coastline, he found himself bouncing around the Caribbean from Mexico to the Lesser Antilles in search of crystalline turquoise water several times a year. The sea was always calling him. In 2009, Joe had the opportunity to captain a sailing vessel in a club race and was hooked immediately. Over the last 10+ years, he has raced sailboats ranging from 21-feet to 52-feet. Joe says, “The ability to harness wind and wave to get to a destination without the means of mechanical propulsion is intoxicating and rewarding.” He now holds his USCG 100-ton master license with sailing and towing endorsement and his BVI Boatmaster in addition to his STCW, CPR, and first aid certifications.

Always the life of the party, Joe's infectious laugh can be heard across the room! With the perfect balance of comedic relief and professionalism, it was in 2005 that Joe’s wife Mandy first noticed Joe at work because of his ability to lead his staff with high spirits in the most stressful situations. Within a few months, they took their first trip together to Puerto Rico, unknowing what path was laid out for them. Scuba diving (both are certified open-water divers), sailing, and land exploration took them from Alaska to Europe, South America to the South Pacific, but most frequently to Florida's backyard, the Caribbean. Since music and food are a universal language, you can find Joe and Mandy on the dance floor, at a communal table, or around an acoustic guitarist making conversation with others. To them, the most rewarding part of travel is the people met along the way which turn into life-long friendships.

After years of traveling throughout the Virgin Islands, they married on St. Thomas in 2013. On a 2015 vacation to the British Virgin Islands, Joe and Mandy met a fellow sailor, and the idea hatched of pursuing their own sailing adventure full time. The corporate grind of deadlines and politics was about to be behind them, as Joe and Mandy sold everything, quit their jobs, took command of Kuma Too, and never looked back. They have sailed Kuma Too over 15,000 nautical miles throughout Florida, the Bahamas, Atlantic Ocean, and Caribbean Sea and the meter is still running.

Offering sailing charters along the West Coast of Florida, Joe and Mandy's love of hosting guests on board Kuma Too grew, and they were ready for the next step. For their 3rd charter season, they headed south to the Virgin Islands! Joe enjoys sharing his love of the sea and sailing with guests, and Mandy looks forward to sharing her love of cuisine!

Growing up landlocked, Mandy has always had an adventurous soul from rock climbing to skydiving and with dreams of traveling the world, even as a child. She began scuba diving with her dad at age 15 which unlocked a whole new world of travel and cuisine! On every trip, she tried new dishes and flavors which would eventually shape her own culinary skills. Bringing global influences into her dishes, Mandy most enjoys creating unique sauces and seasonings. Although Joe is the Captain of Kuma Too, Mandy holds her OUPV Captain's License, STCW, CPR, and first aid certifications as well and is fully competent in safely handling their 47-foot floating home.

With 15 years in general aviation, both Joe and Mandy have traveled around the U.S. for work, but the Caribbean kept calling. Their unique backgrounds with private and corporate aircraft included not only handling mechanical and fueling matters but also providing superior customer service to affluent passengers. They both have extensive experience coordinating major events at airports along the East Coast such as Nascar, NFL, MLB, NBA, and PGA championship games and yacht shows. Their organized manner and ability to multitask while placing safety above all else was developed over those years but is now a key element for their success in providing a personalized dream sailing vacation aboard Kuma Too.

***CREW IS FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID-19****

 

BREAKFAST

Coffee, tea, juices, Bloody Marys, Mimosas and fresh fruit available daily

Twice-Cooked French Toast

All-American Breakfast

French Crepes

Classic Eggs Benedict

Fresh Fruit Parfait with Poached Pear

Breakfast Burritos

Strawberry French Toast Bake

 

LUNCH

Chicken Caesar Salad

Seared Tuna Buddha Bowl

Thai Red Curry Chicken

Shrimp Tacos

Cheeseburgers in Paradise

Summer Chicken Salad Wrap

Crab Cakes

Pan-Seared Steak Salad

 

HAPPY HOUR DAILY

Captain’s Cocktails

Hors d’oeuvres and Canapés

 

DINNER

Grilled Fish with Mango Salsa

Caribbean Rum and Citrus Marinated Pork Chops

Grilled Filet Mignon with Seared Sea Scallops

Italian Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes and Fresh Basil

Indian Chicken Curry with Cucumber Mint Raita

Seafood Risotto

Chicken with Peach Balsamic Reduction with Fried Plantains

 

DESSERTS

Boatmade Key Lime Pie

Mini Guavaberry Cheesecakes

Boat S’mores

Dessert Nachos

Decadent Chocolate Cake

Berry Gazpacho

Poached Cherries

 

STANDARD SHIP BAR

Cruzan Dark Rum, Cruzan Light Rum, Beefeater Gin, Tito's Vodka, Coconut Rum, Jack Daniels, 1800 Tequila, Bailey’s, Kahlua

Leatherback (Local), Carib, Heineken, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Champagne

Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, La Croix, Tonic, Club Soda, Ginger Beer, Cranberry Juice, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice, Lemonade

March 2018
Absolutely amazing! I had the opportunity to get away for a week from the hustle and bustle of life on land sailing up and down the gorgeous west coast of Florida. Captains Joe and Mandy Rosello were professional, attentive, fun, great hosts and overall "good people". They made my 1-week sailing experience on their beautiful catamaran, Kuma Too, absolutely unforgettable. The trip was full of beautiful sunrises and sunsets, amazing wildlife (I lost count how many dolphins swam alongside the hulls) and, of course, plenty of rest and relaxation. Additionally, I wanted to better understand the sailing ins and outs and both captains were very informative and thorough in explaining procedures and techniques. Such a great trip! I genuinely enjoyed my time on Kuma Too and wholeheartedly recommend their chartering services. They definitely deliver the services and priceless memories you deserve. Jennifer R.
March 2018
Sailing with Kuma Too and crew was one of the funnest, unique, top-notch experiences I've had. The boat is roomie enough for you to have your own space but also cozy enough to spend quality time with friends & family. Joe and Mandy where both friendly and personable but also very professional. They really make the boat feel like home for the time you are on it. Sailing is their passion and you can see it in the time and care they put into their boat and charters. They made sure that every detail was taken care of (every meal they made was fantastic) and all needs met for all guests. I wouldn't sail any other catamaran! Danielle B.
December 2018
My friends and I (six of us total) did a ten-day Christmas/ New Year cruise on Kuma Too. The trip was more than we could have imagined. To begin with, Joe and Mandy were the absolute most accommodating hosts ever. They catered to our individual needs- drinks, food, and comfort. The meals they prepared and served were five star restaurant quality. We all left a bit heavier than when we boarded! (The margaritas were pretty great, too!) They definitely need to create a Kuma Cook Book! Their professionalism and sailing expertise kept me at ease while we were under sail and being transported on the dinghy. I've only briefly sailed once before... but I never ever felt unsafe. Joe and Mandy were also very knowledgeable about our destination locations as wellFort Jefferson/ Dry Tortugas, Loggerhead Key, and Key West! So much so that when Joe toured us around Fort Jefferson, random people would stop to listen and ask him questions! I could go on and on about the awesomeness of our trip... a lot of the credit goes to Joe and Mandy. I highly recommend sailing with them! Looking forward to booking again for another adventure with them! Kim I.
June 2019
It was no easy task planning a trip with our kids--ages 22, 20 and 11 year old twins, but once we booked a week-long cruise to the Dry Tortugas on the Kuma Too, we looked forward to spending increasingly rare time together. Joe and Mandy were outstanding. They accommodated vegan and vegetarian diets as well as a picky 11 year old. The food was amazing and we left with several recipes to try at home. They facilitated all of our water activities. We snorkeled at Ft. Jefferson, the wreck of The Windjammer off Loggerhead Key, and Woman Key and had many opportunities to swim off the boat and kayak. They made sure we were always comfortable, serving snacks and drinks whenever we needed them, making sure we had water to shower off at the end of our salty days, and cranking on the A/C at night so we all slept comfortably. When we had to alter our schedule because of uncooperative weather conditions, Joe and Mandy quickly found alternatives that actually made our trip even better. We spent an extra night at sea on the way down, but during that night we witnessed a pod of dolphins chasing flying fish alongside the boat under the moon and stars for over an hour! A spectacular scene that none of us will ever forget. I can't say enough about this trip. As we cruised back, we all dreaded seeing land again. Not only was this an adventure of a lifetime, but also chance for us to reconnect and forge deeper connections as a family. Thank you, Joe and Mandy for a week of happy memories!! Amy V.
July 2019
Mandy and Joe are absolutely outstanding in every way. Since this was our second adventure on Kuma Too, it feels like coming back to visit with friends. We ate more in 3 days than we do in a week, and the food was absolutely fabulous! This is the most relaxing way to spend a weekend! If you need to "unplug" and reconnect and enjoy you favorite people - this is how to do it! The sailing was amazing; the island adventures were a blast. The berths were really comfortable and of course, with Joe and Mandy at the helm you knew you were going to be well taken care of & safe. We went with another couple who are great friends of ours -- they had a blast, too. Joe and Mandy even put up with us playing guitars, singing, and turning Kuma Too into a floating music studio - now that is hospitality!! It was the perfect 50th Birthday celebration! Sara D.
Christmas 2019
Name: Daniel Yacht: Kumatoo with Joe and Mandy Rosello Charter Dates: 2019-12-19 12:00 to 2019-12-26 11:00 Area Cruised: Virgin Islands Overall Rating: 5/5 Were the staff at none friendly and accommodating? Mandy and Joe were fantastic! Both were very friendly and took great care of our family. They found the perfect balance between interaction with our family while also giving us some private time. Was the yacht clean and in good working condition? Kuma Too is in great condition and Joe and Mandy kept the yacht spotless the entire trip. Was the yacht's cooking and cleaning equipment sufficient? The meals were wonderful - it is amazing what was produced in the yacht galley. Our family of five, including some hungry teenagers, were well fed and very satisfied with the meals. We especially appreciated all of the fresh fruits and vegetables with meals and for snacks. Was the boat well ventilated? We were very comfortable at night. Mandy and Joe gave us the option of air conditioning, but we preferred to just keep the windows/ports open and enjoy the breeze. Did the staff at none do a good job familiarizing you with the yacht and its equipment? Yes, and they were very responsive to our questions and inquires on how things worked. Did you like the area you cruised? Yes, and our trip out to Anegada was one of the highlights of the trip. Additional comments on your charter? It was a wonderful holiday for our family. We are always nervous when we try out a new boat and crew, but Mandy, Joe and Kuma Too exceeded our expectations.
New Years 2019/2020
The Kuma Too was a great fit for our needs, spacious enough for a family with 4 teens (none of whom are 6ft tall), with lots of water toys. Joe and Mandy were the most pleasant hosts – engaging, fun and safety conscious....Joe and Mandy are a wonderful combo of captain, chef and bartender....Everything we had was delicious! Full breakfasts, lunches and dinners every day. Daily snacks put out. A cooler full of seltzers, beer and sodas was always available. A well-stocked bar enabled Joe to make painkillers, frozen daquiris and piña coladas, mimosas, bloody mary’s, rum punch etc. Joe is a grill master and Mandy an excellent cook. Joe often went snorkeling with us at different spots or walked with us to an old rum distillery or the Bubbly pools. Other captains may have just given us general directions, but he went with us each time. They were a delightful couple to talk with. They had a great depth of knowledge about the fun stops through the BVI’s. Their years of experience and tendencies instill great confidence that we would be safe at all times. We highly recommend Mandy and Joe! They are delightful, have a very strong work ethic, take care of everything and it’s clear they enjoy what they do. We feel super fortunate to have had them as our crew! -Mimi and Family
January 2020
Dear Mandy and Joe, We wanted to thank you so much for the most wonderful weekend. We really enjoyed everything about the trip. Your hospitality and catamaran were fantastic and the food was absolutely delicious. (Thank you for these recipes!). It was such a nice relaxing get away for us. We hope to do it every year! I hope you both were able to relax and rest a little before you launched your next charter. Thank you again for everything! Best regards, Rhonda and John
February 2020
The whole trip was beyond our expectations! Our favorite part was just the ability to relax any time & for as long as we wanted. Learning to be on island time was well worth it! The discovery dive was a highlight, as well as all the snorkeling. However, just being on the front of the boat enjoying the wind and water was the most enjoyable!! Joe and Mandy are TOP NOTCH!! We didn't want for anything the entire trip! They really know how to make this a home. We cannot think of anything you could have done different or better! Your attention to detail, impeccable service and easy going personalities made it the perfect way to celebrate our anniversary. The small things, like our water bottles constantly being full, always having the snorkel gear ready or just the beautiful flowers and table setting, made a big impression! Thanks so much, Joe & Mandy, for the best get away! It was fab!! -Jay and Lara
Broker provided questionnaire - February 2020
Name of yacht : Kuma Too Dates of Charter : Feb 23 Name of Charterer : BVI/USVI We hope you enjoyed your charter! We would really appreciate it if you would take a moment to complete this form. Naturally we hope that everything was perfect, but we also would like to know if there were any (small) problems. All comments are helpful! When you arrived, your first impression of the yacht was: Very clean and professional. Joe and Mandy had birthday decorations for me. Very sweet. What did you think about your accommodation? Cabins, beds, bathrooms: Clean and comfortable. Much roomier than expected. Salon, cockpit, deck space: Plenty of space. We rarely spent time inside the boat. Was the boat kept clean during your charter (your cabins, the bathrooms/heads, your towels, bedding, the cockpit, the galley)? We had twice daily maintenance and turn down service. We definitely felt spoiled. Did you miss anything on board? Like my dog or my socks? Not sure what the question means. What did you enjoy the most on board? On board the vessel or on our trip? I enjoyed sitting up front while sailing. The crew had constant attention to the sea life and commentary on the surrounding islands. Please describe your Captain (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.) Joe and Mandy have a genuinely outgoing disposition. They were professional, courteous and went above and beyond in EVERY aspect of our trip. What do you think about your itinerary, the places and bays you visited and the activities you have done? A great smattering of places to explore during our first visit. They gave us plenty of options and flexibility. Please describe your chef (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.) She went out of her way to accommodate many of us with dietary restrictions. Her food was gourmet and delicious, even with modifications. Mandy was always sure we were satisfied and had our plates full. Please describe your meals (presentation, quality, quantity) Beautiful presentations with each plate colorful and full. We always had plenty to eat. Most of what we ate was sourced locally and fresh. There was always food. We ate when we weren’t hungry. There were drinks and food at our beckon call. It was embarrassing how much we consumed. Do you feel the meals and drinks reflected the requests you made in your preference sheet? Yes Did you receive enough information from us before your trip, was the description of the yacht and crew accurate? yes Would you sail with us again? Definitely
February 2020
We were not aboard long before it was obvious we could rely on Joe & Mandy's knowledge and professionalism to take us on a tour of a lifetime through the beautiful secrets held by the USVI and BVI. Aside from their gregarious and welcoming nature, Joe & Mandy created made-from-scratch culinary delights for every meal. We had no desire to eat on shore as we looked forward to the next surprise Mandy had in store for us. We were very happy to have paid for full board. We enjoyed getting in the water in the quiet coves we found each night. The colors, aromas, and sea breezes delighted 24/7. It was easy to forget we were actually guests in their home as they were constantly attending to every need of their guests. We are staying in the USVI another week, but wish we could stay on the boat with Mandy & Joe. -Bill & Sue Everything on board was awesome. Food was outstanding & they exceeded my expectations with dealing with our food allergies. Enjoyed the snorkeling & island hopping. Joe & Mandy did a great job in pointing out the highlights not to miss on land & in the water. Snorkeling @ the Indians was awesome. It's been awesome to have Mandy & Joe share their home. Their hospitality exceeded our expectations. -Rich & Kathy Favorite memory/recommendation: snorkeling @ the Indians. Mandy & Joe, the great food, etc. I wouldn't change a thing! Awesome boat, owners, itinerary & weather- Thanks, Mandy & Joe for making our vacation the best. We loved everything about this trip. Great boat, crew, meals, weather, etc! We can't wait to return. -Ron & Melinda
March 2020
We just returned from a spectacular week sailing with Joe and Mandy. There are not enough superlatives to describe our week with them. They were both so accommodating to our every need and want. The meals were first class and plentiful. Snacks were tasty. Joe was a great bartender, especially painkillers and bushwackers💜. Our itinerary was spot on and they made every attempt for us to see exactly what we asked for and exceeded it! Mandy’s cooking skills in the tiny kitchen was truly amazing! Thank you so much Mandy and Joe. This was a top rated vacation and we hope to see you again. Mike and Cheryl Favorite memory/recommendation: Snorkeling at all the different sites. Just relaxing & enjoying our new friends & old friends. All the different food was excellent. Mandy is an outstanding chef, Joe too. It was one of our best vacations ever. Everything was great, service, making sure we were safe & comfortable. Taking us to different snorkel sites. Thank you for everything to make our vacation one we will never forget. Larry & Debbie
Broker provided questionnaire - March 2020
Overall rating: 5/5 Was this your first charter yacht experience? Yes Dates: March 10-17, 2020 Destination: Virgin Islands How did you enjoy your cruising vacation? We loved every minute of our vacation. In the future, would you consider: Charter again - Yes Book the same Yacht again - Yes Follow the crew onto another yacht - Yes Sail a different destination - Yes How often were your cabins cleaned? Daily How often were sheets and towels changed? Midweek Did you use all the water toys? Water toys were available and offered. Where your meals excellent and fresh? The food was excellent and our tastes were considered. The food was plentiful. How would you describe your Captain and crew? Mandy and Joe were great. Friendly and knowledgeable. Was it easy to get to your yachts destination? Yes How do you feel now after your vacation? Could have stayed for another week! How did you find the pace and the itinerary of your vacation? We chose the itinerary and Joe made it happen! It was wonderful.
July 2020
Name: Meg Yacht: KUMATOO with Joe and Mandy Rosello Charter Dates: 06/28/2020 to 07/05/2020 Area Cruised: US Virgin Islands Overall Rating: 5/5 1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? Absolutely YES 2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Yes- above my expectations 3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes! 4. Was the food good and well presented? Food was amazing and beautifully presented! The variety and quality of the food exceeded my expectations by far! 5. Did you like the area you sailed? Joe & Mandy found areas untouched in the USVI and we loved the itinerary they chose for us! Additional comments on your charter? This was an amazing vacation! My husband and I didn’t lift a finger. The kids had a blast with all the water activities (floats, tubing, knee boarding, paddleboarding & kayaking) and Josh & I were able to sit back and relax. We didn’t worry about cooking or cleaning up for any meals. Mandy provides ample snacks for my “growing” boys and did all of it with a smile on her face... even at 6am with my little one. Joe didn’t let our drinks hit the bottom and was the best “boat driver”. He found great snorkeling spots with a variety of marine life and colorful coral. Joe and Mandy have great communication and made our trip seamless. They even helped celebrate our anniversary and one of the boys birthdays. I appreciated all their efforts and we were super impressed. This boat is their home and they take great care of it.
July 2020
We've been to the Virgin Islands many times and this, by far, is the best way to see it all! The BVI's boarders were closed due to COVID but we loved every minute of the USVI. Our favorites included the airplanes at Brewers Bay, the beauty of Magen's Bay and Chuckles, the snorkeling off of Congo Key, the turtles and sting rays at Maho Bay, meeting up with family and friends at Waterlemon, the quietness of Lameshur, the party at Lime Out, and all the boats at Christmas Cove! Joe - thanks for all the fun times and great experiences. Thanks for playing with the kids and taking them tubing for hours. Mandy - thanks for all the yummy food and delicious drinks of the day! We promise to be back again! Love, Josh, Meg, Matt, Ben, and Drew
November 2020 - Broker provided feedback
How did you enjoy your cruising vacation? It was truly one of the most relaxing vacations we’ve taken. How would you describe your Captain and crew? Were they Courteous? Helpful? Friendly? Attentive? Knowledgeable? Joe and Mandy could not have been more professional and courteous. They were extremely attentive and did their absolute best to ensure we were comfortable at all times. They have a great grasp on the sites and nuances ‘not-to-be-missed’ while allowing us to take time to enjoy excursions on shore as well. Tell me about your meals? Did the menus meet your expectations? Did your Chef and Crew pay close attention to your Preference Sheets? First, there is NO chance you will go hungry (or thirsty) on Kuma Too! Better yet, the food is amazing. What Mandy (and Joe) crank out of the kitchen is nothing short of 5-Star. We were blown away (no pun intended) with the variety, quality and presentation. We also have three children with their own preferences and they all were well satisfied. How is the yacht? Is she clean and well-maintained? Were your cabins comfortable? Kuma Too was spotless, well-maintained and very comfortable. What did you like most about the yacht? What did you like the least? If you could change anything, what would have made you happier? We loved Kuma Too. Her size fit our family of 5 very well with plenty of room to spread out and lounge during the day and sleep comfortably at night. Can’t really think of anything I didn’t like about her. In hindsight, we might’ve tried a different mooring opportunity on our last afternoon/evening given the odd swell that came in (no fault of the crew), but other than that we were extremely happy. How did you find the pace and the itinerary of your vacation? The itinerary was great. We’d never sailed the USVI nor the BVI, so we didn’t have an agenda or preconceived notion that we were ‘missing out’ by not sailing the BVI. In fact, getting to circumnavigate St John and St Thomas, with plenty of time to go ashore on beautiful beaches, great short hikes, and experience some local flare was a terrific balance. The USVI’s are definitely under-marketed and well worth exploring, as we were lucky to do. Would you charter this yacht again? If not, please explain: Yes
November 2020
Amazing Thanksgiving trip! Joe and Mandy are over the top. The food is amazing. The scenery is perfect. This truly is a trip of a lifetime and we are grateful to have met Joe and Mandy, Chuckles, and Kuma Too! We love Kuma Too! This is the most relaxing trip a mom can ever take!! :-) -The White Family
Christmas 2020
This trip was way beyond our highest expectations. Joe and Mandy set the bar for taking care of customers so high I do not see how anyone else could ever achieve the same level. Their professionalism mixed with our fun interactions made this trip extra special. The food was Chef Ramsey level!!! I had only planned on doing this once in a lifetime, but now we are doing another trip for sure on the Kuma Too. Favorite Memory/Recommendation: Food and everything else, Mandy and Joe are the best!!! Places we went were beyond description. Trip of a lifetime, so thankful for the experiences, the food, the music, the laughter and the fun. We won't ever forget what a great time we had. The experience we had was fantastic. Joe & Mandy are amazing. We are lucky to have had them as our crew. Mandy is the chef from heaven.
January 2021
My family just got back from a week aboard KUMA TOO with Mandy and Joe. Everything about the trip was 5 star! The boat itself is immaculate and has all the creature comforts. There was plenty to do to keep active with the toys which include snorkeling gear, knee board, kayaks, and giggles and chuckles (inflatable friends). The paddle boards were used everyday and perhaps some not so flattering pictures of mom were snapped! The BVI was closed to tourism so Joe and Mandy designed an itinerary in the USVI that was amazing! They explained everything about the different moorings and anchorages and they knew just how to get us a spot in tiny little nooks with as few as 5 moorings! Pampered. Pampered. Pampered. The food was amazing in both quality and presentation and there was certainly enough of it! The drink of the day and all of the cocktail and beer specials kept us all just shy of drunken sailors. Mandy and Joe are the PERFECT hosts. They make you feel special and comfortable from the minute they meet you. Favorite Memory/Recommendation: All of it! From the moment we boarded the boat until our final hours - perfection. Each day was a blessing. RELAXING in the coves and relaxing on the boat. Every creature comfort was attended to by both Mandy and Joe. The food was "crazy good", the drink of the day was amazing & our ability to just flop & relax was awesome. There was no better way to sail away from 2020! Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you - all the birthday decorations & cake were much appreciated. -The Cyr Family
February 2020
Word of the trip...TURTLES! Food was amazing and Chef Mandy you did such a great job with all my boys and their picky eating. We loved exploring new beautiful spots in our "happy place"! Thank you both for sharing your beautiful home on the water with us! You made us all feel so welcome and a part of the Kuma Too Fam! The Overton Fam (Brad, Chelsey, Beckett, Berkley)
February 27 - March 5, 2021
We had the best vacation ever!! My husband and I have been on two other chartered yacht vacations and this was by far our best!! Mandy and Joe were most of what made it a great experience! They were professional but also fun :) by day two they already knew our wants and needs before we would even have to ask. When we arrived in the pouring rain, Mandy and Joe were still waiting there for us and helped us with all our (yes we brought too much) luggage. And did it with a smile on their faces (behind their masks-lol) The Kuma Too was immaculately clean and all the rooms were set up so cute :) the beds were very comfortable with plenty of pillows and comfy sheets. the bathroom had nice towels and plenty of ocean friendly toiletries. The salon, cockpit and deck space were always kept clean, I don't know how they did it with all six of us constantly leaving stuff all over! Everything was kept clean during our entire stay! The food, presentation and taste, were amazing! All meals were yummie! I will definitely be getting some of her recipe's!! I can't imagine anything else we may have needed on board as they had floaties, paddle boards, kayaks and snorkel equipment! They had bottles for us all to drink from and catered to our every need! We enjoyed mostly having Mandy and Joe as our captains and cooks! They were amazing! We have made new friends!! I still don't know how they did it all while keeping us all hydrated! They would drop us off on a beach and then bring us all the toys (kayaks, snorkels, paddle boards) and also coming back to fill our coolers before we could even call to ask (and that was often!-lol) They also had some great playlists for our nightly dance parties! And Joe was a great DJ to find every silly and old songs we could think of! I just can't say enough nice things about this extraordinary experience on board the Kuma Too with Mandy and Joe!! Thanks for an amazing vacation! Maryann and crew
Broker information
Name: Joel Yacht: KUMATOO with Joe & Mandy Rosello Charter Dates: 03/07/2021 to 03/13/2021 Area Cruised: Virgin Islands Overall Rating: 5 5 being the highest 0 being the lowest We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have. 1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? Absolutely! We could not have asked for more. 2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Exceptionally clean and organized. 3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes 4. Was the food good and well presented? We could go on and on about how wonderful the food tasted and the presentation. Very tastefully done. We can't wait to get her recipes and make some of them at home. 5. Did you like the area you sailed? Yes. We loved it all. 6. Additional comments on your charter? We were so impressed with Mandy and Joe and the atmosphere they created on Kuma Too. We felt at home and relaxed and enjoyed sailing with these two captains. They are very knowledgeable about the islands and shared their love for the area. We highly recommend chartering with the Kuma Too and can't wait to go back.
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX
Winter 2020 to 2021 $11,500 $12,000 $12,500 $13,000 $13,500
Summer 2021 $11,500 $12,000 $12,500 $13,000 $13,500
Winter 2021 to 2022 $11,500 $12,000 $12,500 $13,000 $13,500
Summer 2022 $11,500 $12,000 $12,500 $13,000 $13,500

Unless otherwise specified-Caribbean Standard All-Inclusive Charters include the following:

  • Standard check-in/check-out of 12pm
  • Light daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast, lunch, canapés/afternoon tea, dinner and snacks
  • Standard ship’s bar: vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, tequila, triple sec, mixers, local beers, table wine and water/coffee/tea and soft drinks
  • Stereo with MP3/iPhone connection with indoor/outdoor speakers; 3G/4G Wi-Fi access point
  • Snorkeling equipment, fishing gear, kayaks, dingy tender with outboard motors
  • Water toys such as floating islands, and air mattresses
  • Separate bathroom and living quarters for crew
  • Reputable and licensed crew who have local knowledge of waters and are able to adjust menus based on guest’s preferences and dietary restrictions
  • Operating expenses including: air conditioning, fuel, water, sailing permits/taxes, local taxes and crew wages

What Is Not Included in Standard All-Inclusive Charters:

  • Gratuity for crew. Gratuity is at guest discretion and is typically between 15-20%
  • Meals and beverages at restaurants and bars
  • Rendezvous diving, ASA sailing certification courses and any other offshore excursions
  • Premium wines and spirits
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<B>GENERAL NOTES: </B>
<B>LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTERS: </B> For 6 nights divide by 7N X 6N. For less than 6 nights, divide by 6N X number of nights.
<B>MINIMUM NIGHTS:</B> 5, inquire for less
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BOAT PREFERRED PREF SHEET: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1N6NRmjZ5BQdutpqEUNSvMTo-ysG65siA/view?usp=sharing
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<B><BIG>HALF-BOARD OPTION:</B></BIG> Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
2@$11,200 3@$11,550 4@$11,900 5@$12,250 6@$12,600

<B><BIG><U>LOCAL FARE OPTION:</B></BIG></U> Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
2@$11,350 3@$11,775 4@$12,200 5@$12,625 6@$13,050

<B><U>SLEEP ABOARD:</U></B> Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Available for $250 per cabin, with a 2 cabin minimum. Includes boarding after 4pm, snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner is to be taken ashore at client expense.

<B><BIG><U>CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS:</B></U></big>
<B>CHRISTMAS:</b> $14,750
1-6 pax, 6 night minimum, must end by Dec 26th
<B>NEW YEARS: </B> $16,000
1-6 pax, 7 night minimum, may not start prior to Dec 27th


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