This brand new 2022 luxurious sailing catamaran, ITHAKA, is definitely a fine example of what Bali can design. As you step on board in to a beautifully appointed cockpit, complete with teak floors and dining table for eight and a comfortable lounging bench, you immediately realize what a unique charter experience you are about to have. As you make your way up to the flybridge you´ll be blown away by the amazing turquoise water with 360° views and enjoy the up-close view of the sails. It´s also a great place to read your favorite book or a favorite spot for appetizers and cocktails at sundown. The main salon is comfortable and luxurious with open spaces and natural light fed by all the windows surrounding you. All four guest cabins are spacious with large windows and offer plenty of natural light. For your comfort, every cabin offers queen sized beds and private baths with dedicated shower stalls as well as flatscreen TVs and a stereo system for both central and individual cabin control. The high level of finishing throughout every cabin reflects the luxury that you would expect from a yacht of this caliber. With all the different areas, ITHAKA is show-stopper and has enough amenities for everyone to enjoy!
TOYS: 2 Stand Up Paddle Boards, Snorkeling Gear, Floating Mat, Tubes 1 Adult Water Ski Set, 1 Kneeboard, 1 Subwing, 2 Sea Scooters, 2 Fishing Rods & Onshore Games.
DIVING: Offered via rendezvous only
Cruising Area of Ithaka
Sleeps 8 in 4 ensuite queen cabins
2 Sea Scooters
Both Paddleboards come with clip-in seats to make it similar to a kayak
Ithaka Crew Profile
Captain Jason Collier:
Jason was born just outside of Richmond, Virginia in Hanover County. Growing up, he loved being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, but always felt particularly drawn to the sea. The experience that solidified his love of sailing and for sharing memories together on the water began in Punta Gorda, Florida where at 19, he spent a week on a 32´ Hunter Sailboat learning to sail and completing his ASA 101-104 certifications. It was at this point he knew that he had a true passion for the sea and went on to join the U.S. Navy, enrolling in the “Quartermaster A-School”, an intense navigation curriculum. During his time in the Navy, he worked aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower as an assistant to the navigator, sailing overseas and exploring both the Persian Gulf and Europe. Throughout this time, his love for the sea, sense for adventure and desire to travel only grew.
After Jason´s time in the Navy, he returned to his home-state of Virginia and started Captain Collier´s Seafood with his family where he was able to bring a little of the ocean he loved so much to his customers. Additionally, he started working as a Realtor. Throughout this time, he raised a son, now 26, worked the day to day, seeking adventure wherever he could, but always found his way back to the ocean.
In early 2022, ready for a life change, he decided it was finally time to fully pursue his passion and he made the move to the U.S. Virgin Islands, ready to take the helm as a captain of his own destiny and share his love of the sea and sailing with others. The USVI offers him the opportunity to enjoy the Caribbean´s tropical blue waters and sunshine everyday while snorkeling with sea turtles and exploring the best coral reefs and dive sites. His goal as your captain is to to show you the wonders of the ocean and share with you this place that has captured his heart and soul.
Jason holds his USCG 50-ton Masters Captain´s license with sailing endorsement, his STCW, is CPR certified, ASA 101-104 certified and has clocked more than 1000 hours of sea time. He promises that safety for all guests on board is top priority as is showing everyone an amazing time on the water!
Chef Jennifer Sutton :
Jennifer is a fun loving, competent sailor with 5 sailing certifications, several bareboat charters experiences (from Vancouver to St Lucia), a handful of coastal boat deliveries (most in the northeast and usually as token navigator), and many years of recreational racing (mainly in the chaotic NY Harbor and Long Island Sound) under her belt, who has logged over 10,000 miles at sea. Originally from Michigan, one of 7 children, the eldest daughter, she learned to swim before she could walk and as a result was always comfortable in and drawn to, the water. Growing up in the Great Lake State, boating was a natural part of life. Cruising around the many local lakes, waterskiing with her siblings, fishing with her father, were commonplace but sailing was just something she´d seen in movies, witnessed from afar, a childhood dream she wouldn´t fulfill until moving to NYC in her 20s where, before moving to the Caribbean 4 years ago, she has spent most of her life.
While in NY, after a stint as a live-in nanny at which point she had decided to stay, she dabbled in corporate America (long enough to know she didn´t belong in an office), first as an Executive Assistant and later as an HR/Recruitment Specialist, until her love for film and photography led her to working on independent films and ultimately to pursuing a career as a Professional Photographer, which became her main focus.
It wasn´t until the one year anniversary of 911, upon meeting the chairman of the NYC Community Sailing Organization who had invited her to come out sailing in the NY Harbor to take photographs for the club, that her journey into sailing truly began. As the daughter of an electrical engineer, it did not take long to make the transition in mindset from casual recreational sailing while photographing along the way, to needing to understand how things work. By the following year, she had set out to acquire every certification offered by the American Sailing Association, she could, and by 2006 through multiple learning charter experiences throughout the Gulf Islands of Vancouver as well as the leeward islands of the Caribbean, she had obtained ASA 101-ASA 106. She is still waiting on someone to teach her Celestial Navigation, a course rarely offered these days with the inception of digital technology and GPS.
Throughout her 20s and 30s, with NYC as a base, Jennifer traveled extensively, worked at one of Manhattan´s top wedding/event photography studios, added a small jewelry business to her repertoire, and managed several home renovation projects and Airbnbs while also discovering an appreciation for good food and wine. Growing up in a large family, helping her mother in the kitchen and her father in the garden, developing a taste for cooking and a love for fresh food was second nature. But it was through international travel and living in NYC, a cultural melting pot of people and cuisine, that expanded her palette for interesting, creative dishes and sparked her desire to build upon her own culinary skills and experiment with flavors, which heightened her joy of cooking.
In 2018, Jennifer was ready for her next adventure. Her undeniable love of the water led her, first, to pursing a position as a yacht broker in southern Massachusetts and ultimately, to the USVI to pursue an unexpected crew opportunity which arose in December 2018. An opportunity to not only ‘Crew” on a sailboat charter, but to also play “Chef” and she hasn´t looked back. This is her 4th season as a Charter Chef. Working mainly in the USVI, she has also chartered throughout the BVI and the Bahamas. Sailing embodies all the things Jennifer loves most about life; being on the water, close to nature, going with the flow, and the exploration of off-the-beaten-path places. Working as a Charter Chef has proven to be the perfect blend of her acquired life skillset and enables her to do the things she loves most; hosting, itinerary planning, and making others happy through shared experiences and food. She enjoys sharing this passion with others and says that nothing makes her happier than hearing from a charter guest that she has helped them fulfill a bucket list adventure they will never forget.
Jennifer holds ASA certifications 101-106, her STCW, CPR, several navigation licenses, and is currently pursuing her USCG Captains license. She divides her time between the USVI and Vieques, PR where she continues to hone her mainly self-taught culinary skills as well as cultivate personal photography projects.
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Ithaka Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Mar 30, 2023||Apr 05, 2023||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 09, 2023||Apr 15, 2023||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 22, 2023||Apr 29, 2023||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 13, 2023||May 21, 2023||Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|May 26, 2023||Jun 10, 2023||Booked: St Martin to Saint Barths, Gustavia*|
|Jun 13, 2023||Jun 21, 2023||Booked: St Barths to St Martin|
|Jun 30, 2023||Jul 07, 2023||Booked: Saint Thomas, USVI* to Saint Thomas, USVI*|
|Oct 11, 2023||Oct 18, 2023||Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Nov 05, 2023||Nov 12, 2023||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jan 07, 2024||Jan 14, 2024||Hold: Tortola, Road Town to Tortola, Road Town|
Ithaka Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $23,000
High price: $28,600
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Yacht terms: All Inclusive*
*Cruising Permits, Fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all locations. Please inquire about rates and customary fees.
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, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.
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Ithaka Guest Reviews
“What an amazing trip! Jason & Jennifer are awesome and took great care of us, taking us to the most beautiful beaches, great snorkeling spots and teaching us a little bit of history along the way.. Jennifer kept us well fed with her delicious food and Jason with his smooth margaritas! We can’t wait to come back!” ~Jerry & Ellen Martinez
“We had such an incredible vacation. There is nothing like waking up and going to sleep to the ocean breeze and lull of the waves. Jennifer and Jason are amazing hosts. We were fed well~ delicious gourmet meals, refreshing drinks and beautiful beaches! We shared lots of laughter and great music! We’ll be back!” ~ Wendy & David Gibson
“Jason & Jennifer- Super time, exceeded expectation. We were family for the day!”
“Loved our week on Ithaka! Thank you Captain Ron (Jason) & Jennifer!! From sunset Paddleboarding to snorkeling with reef sharks, nurse sharks, and every kind of fish, it was a perfect seven days! Can’t wait to get back to the beautiful USVI!” ~The Gardner’s
“Amazing time on the boat! Snorkeling was fun! We saw a turtle :) Captain Jason & Jennifer are great hosts, very knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you for making this day so fun and relaxing. ❤️”
~Natalia, Boston 2023
Thank you so much for a wonderful week sailing the islands! This was our first trip and we had such a wonderful time that we will most definitely do again!
The pinnacle of the trip was the romantic evening finalized on the last night – You pulled together a giant event to celebrate our friendship! Memories – what a great time!
From tricky challenges to snorkeling to dance parties on the fly deck, this will be a vacation to remember!
Captain Paul and Chef Briley,
Wow! What an amazing week! This was the best trip ever! Thanks for creating so many for special memories for us – unique stops, morning runs, delicious meals, beautiful sails, festive cocktails, unforgettable sunset views, a romantic happy hour on the beach, and so much more. This was a trip we will treasure forever!
Captain Paul and Chef Briley,
Thank you for an amazing week! I just wish I could celebrate my 50th birthday every year :) Your attentiveness to every detail, your willingness to help with a party and the beach ´tin cup´ night are so appreciated. Thank you for everything you did to make this trip with friends so special!
I wanted to thank you for putting together a great crew for our charter. We had the trip of a lifetime.
Jennifer is a real professional. She put together 5 star meals, that our family is still raving about!
She has a great personality to entertain people, and treated us like royalty!
Jason went above and beyond making sure we were comfortable and also entertained! He made sure to bring us to the best snorkeling spots. His talent as a bar tender also was much appreciated!
Jason and Jennifer worked well together and we would highly recommend them to anyone!! It was a trip of a life time!!
Thanks for everything,