Cruising Area of Kelea
Catamaran KELEA, a Privilege 65 accommodating up to 10 guests in cruising comfort, with a master king guest suite, and 4 equal queen-berth guest suites.
2018/2019 Season - Kelea accommodates up to ten guests in 5 guests cabins, all ensuite: one centerline master king suite forward, and three queen-berth guest suites
From 2019/2020 Season: Kelea accommodates up to ten guests in 5 guests cabins, all ensuite: one centerline master king suite forward, and three queen-berth guest suites, as well as a starboard forward upper & lower twin berth suite. Please enquire with your charter broker regarding availability of the one King and 4 Queens layout.
Kelea is fully air-rconditioned throughout and makes her own purified water onboard.
Up to 5 dives during the week and gear are included for certified divers.
Kelea Crew Profile
Captain Dan’s passion for the water started at an early age along the coast of Delaware. He developed his skills after moving to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, where he learned to read the wind and the water for both surfing and sailing. He obtained his Captain’s license in North Carolina, and quickly began guiding on the water and sharing his love of nature and the sea.
Dan worked on Bald Head Island, North Carolina helping in the development of an outdoor adventure company. He obtained his US Sailing Association Certification and American Sailing Association Certification, and began instructing others on sailing. During which and since, he has owned several personal sailboats and captained others, allowing him to learn and hone in his skill as a Captain.
Alli was born on the East Coast where as a young girl she grew up with a passion for the ocean and adventure passed to her by her father. In High School, Alli participated in multiple Outward Bound wilderness classes, and from there the adventure never stopped. She attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington, during which time she began working for the same sailing and kayaking company where she met her future husband, Dan.
Alli has grown up with a passion for cooking food, that not only tastes good and looks good, but that is good for you. She began cooking at a young age, preparing meals for her family of five, and continues to create beautiful dishes with love and artistry. Alli attended the Ashburton Culinary Academy in 2019, where she earned a Certificate in Culinary Arts following a month-long professional training programme. She was also awarded First Place in the 2016 St. Thomas Charter Yacht Show´s Culinary Competition.
Dan and Alli met in the Summer of 2009 on Bald Head Island, North Carolina, where they worked running kayak trips and sailing excursions. Together they managed the company, never losing sight of their passion for travel. From the North Shore of Hawaii, to the coastlines of Costa Rica, the couple began their adventures together starting that summer. After sailing their personal sailboat, Goose , over 2,500 miles from North Carolina to the Bahamas and back they discovered their love for the islands.
They moved to the Virgin Islands to pursue their love for the sea and sailing, where they began working for a popular watersports company. Dan captained a 50ft catamaran, running day charters around the BVI and USVI, and Alli managed the hotel’s land and sea based watersports activities, meanwhile obtaining her certifications to crew.
After living together in the Virgin Islands for three years, the couple married in the summer of 2016 and they have been a Captain and Crew team ever since. They continue to get out on the water to snorkel, surf, sail and fish whenever the opportunity allows. Whether searching for lobsters, searching for waves, or simply sailing, they always enjoy their time spent on the water.
One of their favorite quotes is, “The Virgin Islands were meant to be viewed from the water.” s/v Kelea allows them to share their love for the islands, the sea, and all the two have to offer, with all of her guests.
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Kelea Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|May 03, 2020||May 03, 2020||Unavailable: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*|
|May 04, 2020||May 09, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|May 11, 2020||May 16, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jun 06, 2020||Jun 13, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jun 27, 2020||Jul 04, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jul 15, 2020||Nov 15, 2020||Unavailable: Virgin Gorda, BVI* to Virgin Gorda, BVI*|
|Dec 19, 2020||Dec 26, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 27, 2020||Jan 03, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Feb 13, 2021||Feb 20, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Mar 30, 2021||Apr 07, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 08, 2021||Apr 14, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 29, 2021||Jun 05, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
Kelea Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $24,500
High price: $28,500
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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.
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Kelea Guest Reviews
November, 2017 guests on KELEA say:
We have been coming to the BVI and French West Indies since the late 90´s. At last count we just completed our 9th trip, most recently on the ´Kelea´ in the BVI´s.
Our first trip was on an old Cat named the Last Fancy with a husband and wife that were owners/operators. We had the time of our life and we never realized that we did not know what we did not know - that is to say there were some mighty beautiful boats out there. We soon realized that we had to come back and charter a newer/bigger boat with more amenities. We did this numerous times and it seems that each boat was nicer and each crew was better than the last.
Our experience on Kelea was no different - from a mighty 65 footer that can cruise at 9+ knots to the beautiful salon of blonde woods and the largest galley I have ever seen. Because she can provision and hold so much we never had to stop and we wanted for absolutely nothing the entire week! And this was 8 passengers and 2 crew!
This leads me to the crew - Dan and Alli Shivone... As I mentioned we have had the privilege to have chartered some of the finest Cat´s in the Caribbean and thus experienced some of the best crews. I can categorically state without any hesitation that Dan and Alli were the best! It seemed that all of our personalities meshed perfectly from Alli´s bubbly and energetic persona to Dan´s down to business yet dry and quick wit. All this lent itself to not only a wonderful trip from their technical abilities but also their personal qualities that led to great discussions, fun games, superb dives and lots and lots of laughs!
My wife and I highly recommend this boat but more importantly - this crew - for your dream vacation and the time of your life!
Rich and Lori K.
Chino Hills, CA
March 2017 KELEA Guests
Dan and Alli Shivone did a spectacular job of hosting us on Kelea and I wanted you to know they made our trip very special! Please tell anybody that is considering a trip on Kelea that they will have a wonderful boat, the most talented captain and chef, and more importantly the nicest people one could ever hope to meet!