CAPTAIN: Dawn, First Mate: Damon and Chef Reilly

Crew Profiles: 
It’s not about what I do. The importance lies in WHY I do it.
I know that everyone is unique… “Different strokes for different folks”.
That’s why I pride myself in getting to know my guests and customizing each charter to ensure everyone is perfectly balanced on their own plane of fun, and serenity.
My crew and I ensure that you experience first class service all the way! My guests are treated as I would want myself, my family, and my friends treated.
Breathtaking views, exciting activities, and stunning beaches make it easy to have a great vacation here in the Caribbean. However, I believe it should be more than that.
I take pride in creating an atmosphere that rejuvenates, revitalizes, and inspires us all. I believe mutual respect; honesty, integrity, and hard work provide the foundation to make this possible.
I find the most satisfaction when we all walk away with a refreshed perspective that creates an energy we all seek to thrive on.

This is the crew for your private yacht! There is a multitude of crewed yachts in the industry but none compare to the level of service provided on Ventana. We all strive to provide you with an unparalleled vacation packed full of exciting adventure. Your time on the boat should be more than just another vacation. Life on Ventana generates an atmosphere that rejuvenates, revitalizes, and inspires. We pride ourselves on creating a unique and enchanting experience that is rivaled by no one. 

A word from Captain Dawn Marie – 
“Fun and safety are my two main priorities! I pride myself on creating a unique and far superior experience than any of the other yachts in the Caribbean. My eye for detail and ability to adapt allows myself and my crew to provide the highest level of service and the trip of a lifetime for you, our guest. My core values include mutual respect for everyone onboard, the self-importance of integrity, always being honest, and never being shy of hard work. I have built my team around those philosophies and core values. I truly believe the crew on Ventana is well balanced to complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses. It has taken some time, but I have finally put together and trained the perfect team to ensure we never miss a beat, and the expectations of my guests are always exceeded.” I am looking forward to meeting you; and for my returning guests, this is going to be another one for the books!”

Chef Reilly has some things to say –
“There is nothing better than seeing a smile on someone’s face after taking that first succulent bite. I have designed a menu that will tingle your taste buds with dishes from around the world. I consider myself adventurous and very outgoing. I also enjoy making delicious hand crafted cocktails. . It makes my heart happy to know at the end of the week, all the adventures, food, fun, and sun makes us all feel like one big family. I can’t wait to serve you on-board Ventana!”

Some words from Damon, your watersports instructor and First Mate –
“I am excited to be part of the Ventana crew! I am an avid explorer and seeker of adventure. I love having a good time and I don’t think I have ever met a stranger. I am looking forward to meeting all of our wonderful guests and can’t wait to provide service that is surpassed by none. Whether it’s teaching some kite surfing, showing guests the best snorkel spots, paddle boarding the crystal clear teal Caribbean waters, or serving the best cocktails, I know this will be a season to remember.”



Eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon and a creamy hollandaise sauce
Poached fruit verrines
Huevos rancheros topped with fresh guacamole and cilantro
Ben’s best breakfast eggs
Brioche French toast with smoked bacon, warm maple syrup and fruit compote
Sausage egg and cheese croissant
Fresh fruit platter, yogurts and granola
Fresh coffee, assorted teas and chilled juices
Bloody Mary’s on request


Fish tacos with Dawn’s famous homemade mango salsa
Greek salad
Grilled turkey asparagus pesto panini
Classic chicken caesar salad
King prawns on a zesty rice noodle salad
Ahi Tuna spinach salad
Enjoy lunch with infused water, cold beer or soft drink, your choice of cocktail or a glass of wine

Raspberry brie en croute
Sweet and spicy Swedish meatballs
Caprese salad with a balsamic reduction drizzle
Mediterranean platter - tzatziki, hummus, olives, baba ganoush, fresh veggies
Cured meats and cheese board
Crabbed stuffed mushrooms served with a creamy lemon butter sauce

Captain Dawn’s panko encrusted herb chicken parmesan
Goan prawn curry with coconut, chilli and coriander
Ginger glazed mahi mahi on a bed of sautéed spinach and mushrooms
Seared salmon topped with crab and shrimp stuffing, lemon-dill caper butter and wild rice
Beef medallions with a mushroom demi glaze
Pork tenderloin with a sweet onion chicken teriyaki sauce
Enjoy your meal with water, wine or the cocktail of your choice

Dark chocolate orange tiramisù
Cinnamon apple enchiladas
Raspberry almond kiss cookies
Bombshell brownies à la mode
Triple berry parfait
Decadent strawberry cheesecake
Enjoy a coffee or after dinner drink with your dessert

Fresh, happy and tasty is the way we love to enjoy food on Castellina II. We can adapt our menu to your dietary requirements.