Great Adventure Description

Great Adventure is a modern, bright and spacious Lagoon 450 catamaran available for luxury crewed charter in the Caribbean and based in the Virgin Islands. This luxury catamaran sleeps up to 6 guests in comfort and style. The stylish galley and saloon is tastefully designed and equipped. The saloon has wrap around windows, providing uninterrupted views during your yacht charter. There is also a chocolate leather couch in the main salon with matching leather stools. This Lagoon 450 is fully air conditioned and has a high output reverse osmosis water maker, powered either by shore power or by a whisper-quiet generator, located away from sleeping quarters making for a peaceful night´s sleep during your luxury crewed yacht charter. On deck, the Lagoon 450 boasts extensive seating both forward of the saloon and aft, as well as a large swimming platform, ideal to enjoy the crystal clear waters of the British Virgin Islands. The raised fly bridge gives a panoramic bird´s eye view at anchor and under sail. With a beam of nearly 26 feet, she is very stable, never heeling more than 5 degrees, with wide decks and recessed hatches, to make moving around the yacht a breeze and with enough space for everyone aboard to find their own favourite place to read, sunbathe or simply watch the ever changing seascapes go sailing by. The spacious cockpit comfortably sits all guests around an ample table to make dining al fresco a pleasure. There is a ventilation hatch on the bridge deck, that funnels a cooling breeze into the cockpit area. 3 Double cabins provide spacious accommodation for all. For such a spacious yacht, she is surprisingly nimble, and the gulping shaped bridge deck makes her very comfortable underway, no slapping or slamming aboard this beauty, and you can hop between islands in under an hour, or choose to spend longer under sail. The choice is entirely yours during your cruise through the BVI. Our Luxury Crewed Lagoon 450 is truly a superb yacht where the idyllic scenery, changes with every blink of the eye, as you sail through nature´s little secret, the beautiful island chain of the British Virgin Islands.

Cruising Area

Pref. Pick-upAmerican Yacht Harbor
Other Pick-upUSVI/BVI
Summer PortVirgin Islands
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortVirgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Specification

Length45 Feet
Beam27 Feet
Draft5 Feet
Built2014
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Nude ChartersYes
HairdryerYes
Children AllowedYes
InverterYes
Voltages110/220 volt
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity250 gals
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorOnan 13kw
Turnaround24 hrs
EnginesDual Yanmar 54hp´s keep this baby cruising! ONAN 13kw keeps this baby charged up and cooled down!

Accomodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew2
Queen3
Showers3
Wash Basins3
Heads3
Electric Heads3
Accomodation Details
Great Adventure is a spectacular model of luxury and stylish design inside. There are 3 Queen Staterooms for guests that all include en-suite bathrooms with separate head and showers. Beautiful natural lighting and great use of space makes these suites extremely comfortable and elegant.

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsweb
CDsweb
Board GamesYes
Booksweb
CamcorderYes

Cuisine

Special DietsYes
KosherInq
BBQYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)12´
Dinghy Hp20
Dinghy Pax6
Snorkel GearYes
2-Man KayakYes
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear Typetrawl, cast, lure. live
Under Water CamYes
Other Toys
2 SUPs
Fishing registered in USVI and BVI

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
Resort Course$150 and would need an instructor on board
Full Course$300 and would need an instructor on board
LicenseMaster
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Tanks8
BCs6
Regulators6
Weight Sets6
Num Divers6
Diving Info
Captain Conor is a Divemaster
Dive Costs
3 dives per week included for Certified Divers.

Extra Dives are $25 per person/per dive.

Great Adventure Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainConor Dugan
NationalityUSA
SpeaksEnglish
Years Sailing15
Years Chartering2
Crew
CrewTaylor Esposito
NationalityUSA
Years Sailing10
Years Chartering2


Conor Dugan and Taylor Esposito bring a strong sailing background, adventurous spirits and professional service background to the Virgin Islands charter industry.

Conor was born and raised in a small shore town in New Jersey, racing Optis, Lasers and 420s at a young age. His love of sailing progressed into his high-school years; he and his family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, where he worked summers teaching youth sailing. After a summer spent living aboard a 50´ catamaran in the Grenadines, Conor knew that sailing would be a part of his life forever. His passion for sailing continued high-school and into college, he spent his summers on Bald Head Island, NC, teaching sailing aboard J80s on the challenging waters of the Cape Fear River. Soon after graduating from UNC Charlotte, Conor decided to move to the US Virgin Islands to pursue a career as a licensed captain, running day charter catamarans out of the Westin and the Ritz-Carlton, before joining Great Adventure.

Taylor was born and raised in Upstate New York. Growing up, she spent summers on the rivers among the 1000 Islands, Old Forge Lake in the Adirondacks, and on the beaches of North Carolina. After high school, she chose a route of independence: she moved to Hawaii, learned how to surf and fell in love with the island life. Living for four years on Maui, she developed a passion for a more natural lifestyle. Her time abroad in Thailand, Indonesia, and Central and South America taught Taylor about different flavors and ingredients, which continue to inspire her cooking. Her culinary instincts are illustrated in her creative style, using healthy, colorful ingredients that taste amazing and leave her guests feeling great. Taylor´s love for sailing has reached new heights in the Virgin Islands; working as crew aboard day charter sailing catamarans, teaching sailing aboard Hobie 16s in the St. John National park, and spending time on the water with Conor has shaped Taylor into a well seasoned sailor.

Conor and Taylor combine their love for sailing and being on the water with a strong sense of adventure and attention to detail. They have amassed a wealth of worldly knowledge and skills that they use to create unforgettable vacation experiences that will leave their guests with new perspectives and life-long memories.

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Great Adventure Bookings

Start DateEnd DateDetails
Jul 31, 2018Oct 22, 2018Transit: Red Hook to Grenada, St Georges
Oct 23, 2018Oct 30, 2018Booked: Grenadines, West Indies* to Martinique, West Indies*
Nov 08, 2018Nov 13, 2018Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 17, 2018Nov 24, 2018Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Nov 25, 2018Dec 02, 2018Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Dec 03, 2018Dec 09, 2018Unavailable: Owner Use to Owner Use
Dec 11, 2018Dec 17, 2018Unavailable: Red Hook to Red Hook
Dec 20, 2018Dec 27, 2018Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Dec 28, 2018Jan 04, 2019Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jan 06, 2019Jan 13, 2019Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Feb 07, 2019Feb 13, 2019Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Feb 14, 2019Feb 14, 2019Transit: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
Feb 15, 2019Feb 23, 2019Booked: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
Feb 24, 2019Mar 03, 2019Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Mar 04, 2019Mar 11, 2019Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Mar 24, 2019Mar 30, 2019Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Apr 07, 2019Apr 07, 2019Transit: Red Hook to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Apr 08, 2019Apr 14, 2019Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Apr 15, 2019Apr 22, 2019Unavailable: Red Hook to Red Hook
May 24, 2019May 28, 2019Hold: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jun 19, 2019Jun 26, 2019Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook

Great Adventure Rates / week


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2018 Summer$13,500$14,250$15,000$15,750$16,500
2018/19 Winter$13,500$14,250$15,000$15,750$16,500
2019 Summer$13,500$14,250$15,000$15,750$16,500
2019/20 Winter$13,500$14,250$15,000$15,750$16,500
New Year's$22,000$22,000$22,000$22,000$22,000
Christmas$18,150$18,150$18,150$18,150$18,150

Yacht terms: All Inclusive

Great Adventure Special Offer!
Discount: $1,000!
Offer: $1,000 off 7+ nights for all 2018! Does not apply to holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's.
Old price: $13,500 - $16,500 / week
New price: $12,500 - $15,500 / week
Minimum nights: 7
Travel before: Dec/16/2018

Great Adventure Rates / week


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2018 Summer$13,500$14,250$15,000$15,750$16,500
2018/19 Winter$13,500$14,250$15,000$15,750$16,500
2019 Summer$13,500$14,250$15,000$15,750$16,500
2019/20 Winter$13,500$14,250$15,000$15,750$16,500
New Year's$22,000$22,000$22,000$22,000$22,000
Christmas$18,150$18,150$18,150$18,150$18,150

Yacht terms: All Inclusive

An all-inclusive charter covers all provisioning and running expenses. This includes a captain and crew that is fully trained and committed to your safety and enjoyment of your trip. A chef will provide the kind of exceptional, personalized meal preparation that you would expect of a five-star restaurant. The listed rate may not include all local taxes, premium beverages or scuba activities. Those details will be addressed during the booking process. Inquire for more information.

Get more information about All Inclusive or send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Great Adventure.

Great Adventure Special Offer!
Discount: $1,000!
Offer: $1,000 off 7+ nights for all 2018! Does not apply to holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's.
Old price: $13,500 - $16,500 / week
New price: $12,500 - $15,500 / week
Minimum nights: 7
Travel before: Dec/16/2018

Great Adventure Guest Reviews

We had the most unbelievable time and were blown away with your hospitality and enthusiasm!

Thank you so much! I could not have imagined a more perfect trip and what an amazing way to celebrate ´50´! You two provided a perfect trip! Much love and thanks!

Darlene

Thanks for the epic adventure that won´t too be forgotten. We all wish you guys the very best in whatever is in store for you and hope to see you again in the future.
-B

You two are amazing! We had the most unbelievable time and were blown away with your hospitality and enthusiasm! Come visit us once our small town recovers!

Em

You are both amazing at you jobs and we wish you nothing but the best as you guys floor your dreams.

Conor and Taylor,

Thank you for all you´ve done to make this such a special trip. You´ve been fun, accommodating and gracious host. The food and been fabulous!

Steve and Tara

Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality. WE truly enjoyed everything from the amazing food to the sailing sessions. Hope to see you when you pass through Chicage on your road trip.

Lindsey and Angel

Connor and Taylor,

Thank you so much for a wonderful week that we will never forget. You are both amazing at you jobs and we wish you nothing but the best as you guys floor your dreams.

Colin and Danielle

You are both kind people that gives us so much hope for what your generation will being to the world.

Conor & Taylor,

We are so grateful for all you have given us on our charter vacation: expertise, kindness,patience, friendship, hospitality, knowledge just to start. You are two remarkable young people with so very bright and promising adventures ahead! We hope that you stop in if you´re in the greater Seattle area and see us.

Bruce and Carol

Conor and Taylor,

Thank you from sharing your world with us, such a beautiful piece of the world. You are both kind people that gives us so much hope for what your generation will being to the world. Best of everything in future and you always have a beach house waiting for you in Puget Sound.

Blessings - Bill and Jackie

Taylor and Conor,

WOW-what a marvelous voyage you conducted us through! Alice & I have had the time of our lives with you the good ship ´Great Adventure´. The Virgin Island are spectacular despite ´Irma´ and ´Maria´, and you gave us an amazing ride, last and feel or the glorious place. The food and accommodations and you as a hosts have been impeccable! Come see us in Olympia! All the best to you in the future!

Alice & Dwayne

We would have had a blast with Conor and Taylor on a rowboat.

We would have had a blast with Conor and Taylor on a rowboat.

Our charter started well before we stepped on the boat with a comprehensive conference call with the crew. Conor and Taylor set a time to catch up for about an hour to talk through everything from activities to provisions. They also set up airport transportation which was a timely and professional delivery to the dock.

On our arrival day, Taylor and Conor greeted us at the boat with some bubbles and the orientation began. Both were extremely professional, informative and clear about how to get around the boat and what was off limits. We had tons of questions being newbies and they were very patient with us.

The boat was in pristine condition – every inch spotless, not a single thing out of place from what I could tell. Being one of the smaller boats we could book, I was expecting way smaller accommodations. Didn’t feel cramped at all. They did an excellent job to keep it tidy throughout the week.

A few things we learned about the crew along the way that might be helpful info in their bios – impressive facts, although understandable they don’t boast about it because they are pretty humble folks. The kind of humble that buys their guests a round of drinks for his own birthday (this happened). I believe Conor was a Sailing Junior Olympian and used to DJ. And Taylor spent some time honing her skills in NYC cooking schools and won an award at a yacht show for her appetizer. If anyone is apprehensive about a younger crew, might be good info for them.

More about the crew…Both are relatively young but bring some amazing experience for their age. Conor made us feel safe and comfortable at all times. There were a few challenging anchorages and dockings that he nailed. Being on and driving boats my whole life, I was amazed how precise he could be. We asked tons of questions about everything and he was extremely knowledgeable on things from tree species, island history and wildlife – and of course all things sailing. But also respectable, when we rarely stumped him, he wasn’t shy to say “I don’t know” and took it as an opportunity to look it up for the next time someone asked him. Classy. It was clear that our safety was priority #1 as he was courteous but firm if we did something or touched something we weren’t supposed to (damn newbies, didn’t happen too much, though hopefully).

Taylor always had the biggest smile on her face – such a fun person to be around and has the most contagious laugh. With all of us being pretty big cooks, it took all we had in us to respect the kitchen rules – which hopefully we did?! But we did ask a ton of questions on techniques, ingredients and hopefully shared a good tip or two with her. Every meal was precisely prepared, thoughtfully paired and seasoned to perfection. I couldn’t get over what she was able to accomplish in such a small galley. Her knowledge of food, ingredients, techniques and presentation were really impressive for a chef of any age.

Both have amazing personalities and are great judges of character which made the experience so much better. Everything from knowing the perfect music to put on, what cocktail to make, what types of jokes to crack all made us feel so comfortable. Once they got to know us (which didn’t take long), they adjusted the itinerary to perfectly match our interests. They made a huge effort to blend in seamlessly with our group and really make us feel like at home on the boat. Little surprises here and there were such personal and thoughtful touches. It really made the trip. We could tell how much work, preparation, planning and physical effort it took to keep food coming to the table, drinks cold and the boat comfortable and safe. But they just made it look so easy like they weren’t even working – and having a good time. Made us so happy.

It’s a boat – so things go wrong, it’s expected. Sometimes your true character shines through in adverse conditions. Although we weren’t on board, we witnessed the Great Adventure nearly getting hit by an amateur Moorings “sailor” multiple times – and they handled it with class and professionalism. Conor and Taylor probably saved a few other boats from getting hit too. We also had a small issue with the water maker aboard – which they explained clearly, honestly and remedied the situation very quickly. It’s easy to be calm and happy when things go right, but it’s clear our crew could probably handle some pretty gnarly situations and keep the boat and guests safe if a serious issue arose.

The boat was remarkable, but the crew made the trip. These two are awesome and we’d book with them again in a heartbeat!

Carrie & Ryan

Richmond, VA

April 2018

Thank you for making our Caribbean experience a truly “great adventure”!

Dear Captain Conor and First Mate/Chef Taylor:

Well, we’re back to reality—the rainy, cold Pacific NW—but, three weeks later, still savoring our amazing adventure with you and our friends on the “Great Adventure”. Every aspect of the voyage was a fun and a memorable experience, thanks to you two and the glorious Virgin Islands and their people. The “Great Adventure” is a beautiful, well-designed and safe vessel, and under your management, we had no cares. The sailing, both on the big boat and the Hobie cat at Virgin Gorda, was a joy. And the gourmet food--Taylor’s meals were artfully presented and delicious.

Thank you for making our Caribbean experience a truly “great adventure”! Happy and safe sailing to you, and if/when you find yourselves in the Pacific NW, please look us up. We’ll get the gang together, eat well and reminisce.

God Speed, Conor and Taylor!

Conor and Taylor are very hard working, attentive, and very focused on providing their clients with excellent service and care.

We just finished a remarkable week sailing on the Great Adventure with her wonderful crew, Captain Conor and Chef Taylor. The boat was first rate; beautiful, comfortable, safe, and well equiped with all imaginable amenities. The Caribbean, although recovering from the hurricanes of last Fall, is still amazing and welcoming. Rebuilding is well underway, the people are warm and seem very happy to resume hosting tourists, and the natural sights remain stunning.

Our crew was outstanding and a major part of our enjoyment of this vacation trip. Both Conor and Taylor are very hard working, attentive, and very focused on providing their clients with excellent service and care. Conor is so knowledgable regarding the region, the boat, navigation, and the destinations within the Virgin Islands. Taylor is an amazing Chef providing healthy, beautiful, and delicious meals. Together they are hospitable, professional, and very enjoyable people to be around, Our experience with them was, in fact, great (as in Great Adventure)!

Hope your next charter is off to a good start, also hoping that our paths will cross again soon,

Bruce

Taylor and Conor were the best overall crew we´ve had

We were very pleased with both the boat and Taylor and Conor! The provisions were plentiful and they paid such close attention to our preferences. As I´ve shared we´ve been on four of these trips and after a bit of time for reflection off of the boat, Taylor and Conor were the best overall crew we´ve had. The food was so well cooked and consistently fantastic. We have a picky son who refuses to try anything beyond basic meat and breads...Taylor had a version of each meal special for him and was able to get him to try something new at most meals - the kid tried asparagus! She was very attentive and easy to talk with throughout.

One other note, our son has asthma and peanut allergies, and we were very concerned about medical facilities after the hurricane in the crazy event he needed it. We did not need any medical attention, but after sharing that concern with Conor and Taylor prior to the trip, they identified for us every facility that was open and what services they were providing. This gave us a greater level of comfort heading into the trip and was really above and beyond on their part.

Conor was equally as attentive to what we were liking or wanting to do and was flexible with the trip agenda throughout. We stayed longer where we wanted and left earlier when we wanted and he adjusted. Given that we´ve bounced around those islands a few times before, we are a bit of a challenge given that we´ve done most of the ´go to´ spots. He put us on fish, octopus, shark, turtles and lobster...we saw everything this round!

The boat was the smallest we´ve taken but it didn´t feel like it at all. The front lounging area was the best layout of any we´ve seen...so comfortable for the sailing and sun rise and sun sets. The bathrooms were the most functional we´ve had as well. The deck where we had most meals was very spacious and comfy.

Some of our favorite destinations on land were in different states of repair. Foxy´s was receiving people but was really not in shape to do so. We were glad to drop in and buy a few things to help but we didn´t stay long there. Everything under the water was the best it´s every been; the life was everywhere!

Finally, Anegada was the definite highlight for this trip. Conor got out exploring the island with us and we had the most amazing two days. Cow Wreck Beach and Loblolly Bay were both like post cards - beautiful and interesting. The Wonky Dog was our only meal off the boat and it was fantastic, at Taylor and Conor´s recommendation.

Overall, this boat and crew provided an amazing family experience. Conor and Taylor both have interesting stories and do a great job of balancing being in the group and also allowing personal (family time for us) time.

Highly recommend!

The S. family

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