Cruising Area of Karma
WIFI is available in both US and International waters. Download speeds in foreign countries are not equal to the speeds of the US.
Accommodates 8 guests in 4 queen cabins with 4 ensuite heads w/ enclosed showers.
Water Skis available upon request
20´ Aqua Lily Pad
3 dives included per certified diver
Diving group number depends on certified divers experience.
Captain Mayon is a PADI Dive Master
3 dives per week included for certified divers - charters 6 nights or more.
Additional dives $25 per dive per person.
Karma Crew Profile
Captain Mayon Hight
100ton Masters Near Coastal with Sailing Endorsement
FCC Marine Radio Operators Permit
STCW Basic Safety Training 2010
APCA Drug Consortium
Mayon was born in Maryland on the east coast of the USA with sailing blood passed down from his grandfather and mother. With access to a small sailboat as a kid he has many memorable “learning” experiences as a young adventurous water man in the making. He then went on to finish his childhood on the Big island of Hawaii where he truly fell in love with the ocean. After completing a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering he switched gears back to the ocean and sailed from Maryland down to the Caribbean where he started his career as a boat captain. With the sails up and underway, Mayon exudes the kind of contagious enthusiasm that will have everyone aboard excited. His calm, collected nature and willingness to share his thoughts, techniques, and plans, bring an inclusive and confident feel to the boat. A true waterman, Mayon can instruct guests in nearly any water sport, including surfing, kiteboarding, wake boarding and more! You are sure to feel empowered to learn, explore, and relax while in the comfort of this kind, relaxed, true sailor.
Chef and First Mate Elizabeth Bork
STCW Basic Safety Training 2010
PADI Open Water Diver
Yoga Instructor (RYT 200)
Intermediate Cookery Certification- Ashburton Cookery School
Food and Safety Level II
For as long as she can remember, Elizabeth has always felt a connection to the ocean & island living. Perhaps it’s her Hawaiian middle name of “Leilani”, or her disdain for growing up in cold, snowy Michigan. As soon as she graduated from high school, Elizabeth escaped the snow, moving to sunny Los Angeles to pursue her passion for danc- ing. She spent the next 10 years splitting her time between NYC & LA, performing with icons such as The Radio City Rockettes, Beyoncé, Pitbull & more. In addition to her performing career, Elizabeth made a name for herself in the event & meeting planning industry. As a self proclaimed “master organizer”, and an artist by nature, this career path was a natural fit. She brings this artistic side to her galley, preparing fresh, colorful meals. Despite having her dream jobs, bicoastal living and working in two fast paced industries made for a quick burnout rate, and in 2017 she decided it was time to slow down - and what better place to slow down than the Hawaiian Islands! Maui, Hawaii is where Elizabeth’s passion for sailing & ocean adventure was born. Within weeks of landing on island, Elizabeth had a job crewing on several sailboats, had become dive certified & was well on her way to becoming a professional mermaid. She even found time to pursue her love of food and cooking, completing her Intermediate Cookery Certification from the prestigious Ashburton Cookery School in the UK. Flash forward to the present where Elizabeth feels as though she has manifested not only her dream job, but her dream life - entertain- ing, adventuring, preparing culinary creations, and curating once-in-a-lifetime sailing experiences, all while island hopping around the world!
Mayon and Elizabeth´s kindred spirits attracted them together from the very first night they met, where an impromptu sunset sailing trip on Mayon’s Hobie 18’ took them well into the night. After their “love at first sight”, the duo went on countless more Maui adventures before moving aboard a Cosmos 49’ catamaran in Thailand. After sailing that boat to Sri Lanka they solidified their joint dream of running their own charter boat and started their career together as captain and hostess. Mayon and Elizabeth’s togetherness is the solid core on which their charters are built, putting their guests at ease no matter the challenge. They are passionate for the trip they deliver, cultivating a feeling of adventure and well being, that is sure to last far beyond your time in their care.
Karma CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Karma Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Feb 27, 2020||Mar 05, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Mar 06, 2020||Mar 13, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Mar 14, 2020||Mar 20, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Mar 21, 2020||Mar 28, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Mar 29, 2020||Apr 04, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Apr 11, 2020||Apr 18, 2020||Booked: Owner Use to Owner Use|
|Apr 21, 2020||Apr 28, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|May 02, 2020||May 09, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|May 15, 2020||May 21, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|May 22, 2020||May 28, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|May 30, 2020||Jun 06, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Jun 13, 2020||Jun 20, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Jun 26, 2020||Jul 03, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Jul 05, 2020||Jul 12, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Jul 14, 2020||Jul 21, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Jul 22, 2020||Aug 09, 2020||Unavailable: Owner Use to Owner Use|
|Aug 10, 2020||Oct 31, 2020||Unavailable: unavailable to unavailable|
|Nov 11, 2020||Nov 13, 2020||Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Nov 14, 2020||Nov 21, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 05, 2020||Dec 12, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Dec 16, 2020||Dec 26, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Dec 27, 2020||Jan 03, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jan 04, 2021||Jan 11, 2021||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Jan 23, 2021||Jan 30, 2021||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Feb 06, 2021||Feb 13, 2021||Booked: Owner Use to Owner Use|
Karma Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $16,000
High price: $24,000
|Season||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax||7 Pax||8 Pax|
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. Inquire for more information.
Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Karma.
Karma Guest Reviews
We have all decided this was our best family vacation ever (and we’ve taken a lot).
´We have all decided this was our best family vacation ever (and we’ve taken a lot). It’s really hard to make everyone happy all at once, but Mayon and Elizabeth succeeded. They were able to plan the perfect activities and meals based on one phone call. I was afraid Fred would get stir crazy and want to leave after a few days, but he said he could have stayed for another week. It was a truly spectacular vacation.”
Our first yachting experience has been truly exceptional.
Our first yachting experience has been truly exceptional. Mayon and Elizabeth created the perfect family holiday for everyone. From the first moment we stepped onboard we knew e had chosen the right boat and crew. Mayon planned the perfect amount of activities for each member of our family - dive certification for the kids, numerous hikes, snorkeling, sailing sessions for Alex...the list goes on. And what can be said about the food? Elizabeth nailed it every single time. Everything she made, breakfast, lunch, diner, snacks, was devoured. She knew exactly what each person wanted - truly amazing,
Thank you so much for a spectacular week!
Fred, Sheila, Francesca, Alex
Mayon and Elizabeth, spending the last 6 days at sea with you both has been short of HEAVEN, pure paradise.
Mayon and Elizabeth, spending the last 6 days at sea with you both has been short of HEAVEN, pure paradise. You are two of the warmest, most talented, most hospitable, intuitive, and most thoughtful people we´ve ever met ( and we have traveled to lots of place and met lots of people ;) ) We can´t thank you enough for the EXCEPTIONAL food (i.e. if we could bathe in Elizabeth´s garlic aioli or make an air freshener out of her banana bread - we would!) - not to mention the thoughtfully created days, Hanukkah celebrations, scuba dives, snorkels, hikes, dinghy rides, and sails. We´re so lucky that our paths crossed, and we truly hope they cross again in the future! We are so grateful for all the thought you put into every detail of out experience aboard Karma, and we really feel like our vacation was ´rigger´ for success with you two at the helm. You both have such wonderful generous spirits, and we´re so lucky to have met you and the opportunity to sail with you. We know how much work and thought you out into what you do - and we can´t thank you enough for it. While we only spent a week with you we will miss Mayon´s craft cocktails and Elizabeth´s creative culinary masterpieces for a lone time to come! We hope to stay in touch and hear about all of your existing adventures ahead.
With affection and lots of gratitude,
JoAnne, Eli, Ilana, Sam and Shira
P.S. EXTRA special thank you from Shira for all the research Mayon did to make sure I got scuba certified on this trip!!
You both really made the trip as special as it could be.
Thank you for the greatest trip imaginable. I loved waking up each morning having no clue where I was and no care in my mind. The snorkeling and sights to see were definitely the most memorable parts and I am forever appreciative of Mayon and Elizabeth for making the trip better then it would have been otherwise!
The Soggy Dollar, first day of snorkeling, learning to dive, Coco Maya, falling out of the dinghy!!!
Josh falling out of the boat on the first day then falling again to get up!
Thanks for a trip filled with the whites sand and bluest water. Definitely a week of facing fears and trying new things > snorkeling, amazing food, seeing sea turtles. Such an amazing time
This has been one of the most pleasurable trips of my life. Having such amazing meals and all our needs attended to way over exceeded me expirations. The snorkeling was so fun and thank you Mayon for helping me feel safe every step of the way. Elizabeth, A+ on the cookery skills and incredible variety of food you served. You both really made the trip as special as it could be.
We forged unforgettable family memories this week. Thank you for being a part of that.
They both made a huge effort to make the week onboard very relaxing and fun for everyone!
I told Elizabeth it was our honeymoon and they left us a bottle of sparkling wine in our cabin which was such a lovely start to the week! They created a super chilled atmosphere on the boat that made us all feel very relaxed the whole time. Elizabeth´s cooking was amazing and it was done with such great attention to detail. We felt so well looked after throughout the whole trip. Mayon was fantastic to us too, he showed us the basics of sailing, and stopped in bays that were really beautiful and peaceful. You could tell that he was passionate about sailing and was eager to share it with other people. They both made a huge effort to make the week onboard very relaxing and fun for everyone!
We left having made two new wonderful friends who we hope to see again soon!
Mayon and Elizabeth were both professional throughout our stay whilst also making our journey a fun experience. Despite it being their first trip in Croatia they still made sure they knew where the best places to visit were as well as giving some great restaurant suggestions. Elizabeth was also more than happy to make reservations for us as well as book us any taxis which made our trip even more relaxing. We had some amazing meals on the boat. Elizabeth did everything from homemade hummus to fresh meat balls with pasta. She catered for my dairy allergy with ease. There was always something for me no matter what the rest of the group were having! My personal favourites were the banana pancakes and the apple and pear strudel we had for breakfast! Mayon also made sure that we had everything we needed throughout our stay. Speaking to him about sailing and his experiences was very interesting. He also made sure we all had a chance to have a go at sailing if we wanted to. Sailing the boat was definitely a highlight of my week. Charlie and I both felt as though we could have a joke with Mayon and Elizabeth which made our stay so much more enjoyable. We feel as though we not only finished the week having seen so many new beautiful places and trying out new things but we also left having made two new wonderful friends who we hope to see again soon! So a big big thank you to them both from Charlie and I.
They really made the trip one to remember.
Mayon & Elizabeth were an absolutely fantastic team. So accommodating in every way, the communication at each point and personal interactions with guests was outstanding. Their enthusiasm throughout was really admirable and overall hospitality was great - they really made the trip one to remember!
Mayon and Elizabeth made a brilliant team, relaxed and friendly and set exactly the right tone for a wonderful holiday!
Mayon and Elizabeth were perfect skipper and host for our week at sea. Mayon was a professional, careful, calm, safe skipper, always putting our safety first and looking for the best sailing experience for us. He had the sails up everyday possible and was happy to explain things to us and let us have a go at the helm or with the ropes etc. Elizabeth was a marvellous host. Her breakfasts were always different and very imaginative (apple strudel) - delicious. Lunches were well designed, not too heavy, very healthy and always seconds if you wanted more. Together Mayon and Elizabeth made a brilliant team, relaxed and friendly and set exactly the right tone for a wonderful holiday.
They are a fantastic team/couple and I would highly recommend them!
Mayon and Elizabeth were amazing they really made the trip! From the very beginning they were so friendly and made us feel so welcome. They taught us some sailing on day 1 which was hard work.They were always so attentive and had everything we needed. The food prepared by Elizabeth every day was delicious! She is such a great cook! They always kept us informed with our schedule and asked for our input on where we wanted to go and what we wanted to see. They gave great tips on where to go and what to do when we stayed in the towns overnight. Everyday was great but the best day was when we went and discovered the blue cave. WOW! It was so amazing! Mayon and Elizabeth even surprised my fiancé and I with a bottle of champagne and a lovely card to congratulate us on our recent engagement. They are a fantastic team/couple and I would highly recommend them!