Cruising Area of Kuma Too
Kuma Too Description
Kuma Too is a beautifully upgraded 47-foot Leopard sailing catamaran that delivers comfort and luxury for a picturesque island sailing adventure. Kuma Too has a superb track record and is a proven seaworthy vessel sailing from Cape Town, South Africa to the Lesser Antilles, Windward Islands, and throughout the Bahamas and even spending a few seasons chartering in Florida. Kuma Too and her crew have proven to sail faster than most sailing vessels can motor without sacrificing comfort. Her 2019 upgrades include state-of-the-art cooling gel foam mattresses, new interior and exterior cushions, upholstery and linens, brand new air conditioning, and much more. Kuma Too is the complete package for a dream sailing vacation!
Cell phone for local and international calls, VHF and handheld radio, satellite phone, walkie talkies for shore side communication
3 Queen-sized guest cabins, each with private head, full A/C and ambient reading lights, state-of-the-art gel foam mattresses with cooling layer and organic cotton topper for comfortable nights.
New mattresses are dressed with Oeko-Tex sheets, which means they are certified free of harmful chemicals and are safe for human use.
Bountiful comfy throw pillows for lounging. Hanging closets, ample storage space and shelves for stowing personal items.
Skylights provide sunshine during the day, star-gazing at night and gentle breezes; fans for airflow.
Each private head is stocked with ocean-safe travel-size shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, and Oeko-Tex safe plush Turkish cotton towels and washcloths. These are ´wet heads´ not shower stalls and electric toilets are fresh water flush.
Full indoor & outdoor dining areas.
150+ square-foot covered deck space with ample seating on new 4-inch thick high density foam custom cushions,
Brand new trampolines with 2 bow seats
Bean bag chairs
Card and board games
Books and field guides
Roll down shades allowing full enjoyment of sunsets
Rain screens shield from inclement weather while savoring the sounds of a Caribbean rain shower
Snorkel gear + fins
Oversized beach towels
6-person giant flamingo float
Kuma Too Crew Profile
Captain Joe grew up just 3 miles from the US´s top-rated Clearwater Beach enjoying the typical Florida lifestyle of fishing, camping, boating and beachcombing. When he was old enough to breakaway from the Florida coastline he found himself bouncing around the Caribbean from Mexico to the Lesser Antilles in search of crystalline turquoise water several times a year. The sea was always calling him. In 2009, Joe had the opportunity to captain a sailing vessel in a club race and was hooked immediately. In the last 10+ years, he has raced sailboats ranging from 21-feet to 52-feet. Joe says, “The ability to harness wind and wave to get to a destination without the means of mechanical propulsion is intoxicating and rewarding.” He now holds his USCG 100-ton master license with sailing and towing endorsement and his BVI Boatmaster in addition to his STCW, CPR, and first aid certifications.
Always the life of the party, Joe´s infectious laugh can be heard across the room! With the perfect balance of comedic relief and professionalism, it was 2005 when Joe’s wife Mandy first noticed Joe at work because of his ability to lead his staff with high spirits in the most stressful situations. Within a few months, they took their first trip together to Puerto Rico, unknowing what path was laid out for them. Scuba diving (both are certified open-water divers), sailing, and land exploration took them from Alaska to Europe, South America to the South Pacific, but most frequently to Florida´s backyard, the Caribbean. Since music and food are a universal language, you can find Joe and Mandy on the dance floor, at a communal table, or around an acoustic guitarist making conversation with others. To them, the most rewarding part of travel is the people met along the way which turn into life-long friendships.
After years of traveling throughout the Virgin Islands, they married on St. Thomas in 2013. On a 2015 vacation to the British Virgin Islands, Joe and Mandy met a fellow sailor, and the idea hatched of pursuing their own sailing adventure full time. The corporate grind of deadlines and politics was about to be behind them, as Joe and Mandy sold everything, quit their jobs, took command of Kuma Too, and never looked back. They have sailed Kuma Too over 15,000 nautical miles throughout Florida, the Bahamas, Atlantic Ocean, and Caribbean Sea and the meter is still running.
Offering sailing charters along the West Coast of Florida, Joe and Mandy´s love of hosting guests on board Kuma Too grew, and they were ready for the next step. For their 3rd charter season, they headed south to the Virgin Islands! Joe enjoys sharing his love of the sea and sailing with guests, and Mandy looks forward to sharing her love of cuisine!
Growing up landlocked, Mandy has always had an adventurous soul from rock climbing to skydiving and with dreams of traveling the world, even as a child. She began scuba diving with her dad at age 15 which unlocked a whole new world of travel and cuisine! On every trip, she tried new dishes and flavors which would eventually shape her own culinary skills. Bringing global influences into her dishes, Mandy most enjoys creating unique sauces and seasonings. Although Joe is the Captain of Kuma Too, Mandy holds her OUPV Captain´s License, STCW, CPR, and first aid certifications as well and is fully competent in safely handling their 47-foot floating home.
With 15 years in general aviation, both Joe and Mandy have traveled around the US for work, but the Caribbean kept calling. Their unique backgrounds with private and corporate aircraft included not only handling mechanical and fueling matters but also providing superior customer service to affluent passengers. They both have extensive experience coordinating major events at airports along the East Coast such as Nascar, NFL, MLB, NBA, and PGA championship games and yacht shows. Their organized manner and ability to multitask while placing safety above all else was developed over those years but is now a key element for their success in providing a personalized dream sailing vacation aboard Kuma Too.
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Kuma Too Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Jun 28, 2020||Jul 05, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jul 23, 2020||Jul 30, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Aug 01, 2020||Oct 31, 2020||Unavailable: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|Nov 22, 2020||Nov 29, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Dec 21, 2020||Dec 28, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Feb 06, 2021||Feb 13, 2021||Hold: Tortola, Road Town to Tortola, Road Town|
|Mar 07, 2021||Mar 13, 2021||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|May 01, 2021||May 08, 2021||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
Kuma Too Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $10,200
High price: $12,500
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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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Kuma Too Guest Reviews
We just returned from a spectacular week sailing with Joe and Mandy. There are not enough superlatives to describe our week with them. They were both so accommodating to our every need and want. The meals were first class and plentiful. Snacks were tasty. Joe was a great bartender, especially painkillers and bushwackers. Our itinerary was spot on and the made every attempt for us to see exactly what we asked for and exceeded it! Mandy’s cooking skills in the tiny kitchen was truly amazing! Thank you so much Mandy and Joe. This was a top rated vacation and we hope to see you again.
Mike and Cheryl
Snorkeling at all the different sites. Just relaxing & enjoying our new friends & old friends. All the different food was excellent. Mandy is an outstanding chef, Joe too.
It was one of our best vacations ever. Everything was great, service, making sure we were safe & comfortable. Taking us to different snorkel sites. Thank you for everything to make our vacation one we will never forget.
Larry & Debbie
We were not aboard long before it was obvious we could rely on Joe & Mandy´s knowledge and professionalism to take us on a tour of a lifetime through the beautiful secrets held by the USVI and BVI. Aside from their gregarious and welcoming nature, Joe & Mandy created made-from-scratch culinary delights for every meal. We had no desire to eat on shore as we looked forward to the next surprise Mandy had in store for us. We were very happy to have paid for full board. We enjoyed getting in the water in the quiet coves we found each night. The colors, aromas, and sea breezes delighted 24/7. It was easy to forget we were actually guests in their home as they were constantly attending to every need of their guests. We are staying in the USVI another week, but wish we could stay on the boat with Mandy & Joe.
-Bill & Sue
Everything on board was awesome. Food was outstanding & they exceeded my expectations with dealing with our food allergies. Enjoyed the snorkeling & island hopping. Joe & Mandy did a great job in pointing out the highlights not to miss on land & in the water. Snorkeling @ the Indians was awesome. It´s been awesome to have Mandy & Joe share their home. Their hospitality exceeded our expectations.
-Rich & Kathy
Favorite memory/recommendation: snorkeling @ the Indians. Mandy & Joe, the great food, etc. I wouldn´t change a thing! Awesome boat, owners, itinerary & weather- Thanks, Mandy & Joe for making our vacation the best. We loved everything about this trip. Great boat, crew, meals, weather, etc! We can´t wait to return.
-Ron & Melinda
The whole trip was beyond our expectations! Our favorite part was just the ability to relax any time & for as long as we wanted. Learning to be on island time was well worth it! The discovery dive was a highlight, as well as all the snorkeling. However, just being on the front of the boat enjoying the wind and water was the most enjoyable!!
Joe and Mandy are TOP NOTCH!! We didn´t want for anything the entire trip! They really know how to make this a home. We cannot think of anything you could have done different or better! Your attention to detail, impeccable service and easy going personalities made it the perfect way to celebrate our anniversary. The small things, like our water bottles constantly being full, always having the snorkel gear ready or just the beautiful flowers and table setting, made a big impression!
Thanks so much, Joe & Mandy, for the best get away! It was fab!!
-Jay and Lara
Dear Mandy and Joe,
We wanted to thank you so much for the most wonderful weekend. We really enjoyed everything about the trip. Your hospitality and catamaran were fantastic and the food was absolutely delicious. (Thank you for these recipes!). It was such a nice relaxing get away for us. We hope to do it every year! I hope you both were able to relax and rest a little before you launched your next charter.
Thank you again for everything!
Rhonda and John
New Years 2019/2020
The Kuma Too was a great fit for our needs, spacious enough for a family with 4 teens (none of whom are 6ft tall), with lots of water toys. Joe and Mandy were the most pleasant hosts – engaging, fun and safety conscious....Joe and Mandy are a wonderful combo of captain, chef and bartender....Everything we had was delicious! Full breakfasts, lunches and dinners every day. Daily snacks put out. A cooler full of seltzers, beer and sodas was always available. A well-stocked bar enabled Joe to make painkillers, frozen daquiris and piña coladas, mimosas, bloody mary’s, rum punch etc. Joe is a grill master and Mandy an excellent cook.
Joe often went snorkeling with us at different spots or walked with us to an old rum distillery or the Bubbly pools. Other captains may have just given us general directions, but he went with us each time.
They were a delightful couple to talk with. They had a great depth of knowledge about the fun stops through the BVI’s. Their years of experience and tendencies instill great confidence that we would be safe at all times.
We highly recommend Mandy and Joe! They are delightful, have a very strong work ethic, take care of everything and it’s clear they enjoy what they do. We feel super fortunate to have had them as our crew!
-Mimi and Family
Yacht: Kumatoo with Joe and Mandy Rosello
Charter Dates: 2019-12-19 12:00 to 2019-12-26 11:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5
Were the staff at none friendly and accommodating?
Mandy and Joe were fantastic! Both were very friendly and took great care of our family. They found the perfect
balance between interaction with our family while also giving us some private time.
Was the yacht clean and in good working condition?
Kuma Too is in great condition and Joe and Mandy kept the yacht spotless the entire trip.
Was the yacht´s cooking and cleaning equipment sufficient?
The meals were wonderful - it is amazing what was produced in the yacht galley. Our family of five, including some
hungry teenagers, were well fed and very satisfied with the meals. We especially appreciated all of the fresh fruits and
vegetables with meals and for snacks.
Was the boat well ventilated?
We were very comfortable at night. Mandy and Joe gave us the option of air conditioning, but we preferred to just keep
the windows/ports open and enjoy the breeze.
Did the staff at none do a good job familiarizing you with the yacht and its equipment?
Yes, and they were very responsive to our questions and inquires on how things worked.
Did you like the area you cruised?
Yes, and our trip out to Anegada was one of the highlights of the trip.
Additional comments on your charter?
It was a wonderful holiday for our family. We are always nervous when we try out a new boat and crew, but Mandy, Joe
and Kuma Too exceeded our expectations.
Mandy and Joe are absolutely outstanding in every way. Since this was our second adventure on Kuma Too, it feels like coming back to visit with friends. We ate more in 3 days than we do in a week, and the food was absolutely fabulous! This is the most relaxing way to spend a weekend! If you need to ´unplug´ and reconnect and enjoy you favorite people - this is how to do it! The sailing was amazing; the island adventures were a blast. The berths were really comfortable and of course, with Joe and Mandy at the helm you knew you were going to be well taken care of & safe. We went with another couple who are great friends of ours -- they had a blast, too. Joe and Mandy even put up with us playing guitars, singing, and turning Kuma Too into a floating music studio - now that is hospitality!! It was the perfect 50th Birthday celebration!
It was no easy task planning a trip with our kids--ages 22, 20 and 11 year old twins, but once we booked a week-long cruise to the Dry Tortugas on the Kuma Too, we looked forward to spending increasingly rare time together. Joe and Mandy were outstanding. They accommodated vegan and vegetarian diets as well as a picky 11 year old. The food was amazing and we left with several recipes to try at home. They facilitated all of our water activities. We snorkeled at Ft. Jefferson, the wreck of The Windjammer off Loggerhead Key, and Woman Key and had many opportunities to swim off the boat and kayak. They made sure we were always comfortable, serving snacks and drinks whenever we needed them, making sure we had water to shower off at the end of our salty days, and cranking on the A/C at night so we all slept comfortably. When we had to alter our schedule because of uncooperative weather conditions, Joe and Mandy quickly found alternatives that actually made our trip even better. We spent an extra night at sea on the way down, but during that night we witnessed a pod of dolphins chasing flying fish alongside the boat under the moon and stars for over an hour! A spectacular scene that none of us will ever forget. I can´t say enough about this trip. As we cruised back, we all dreaded seeing land again. Not only was this an adventure of a lifetime, but also chance for us to reconnect and forge deeper connections as a family. Thank you, Joe and Mandy for a week of happy memories!!
My friends and I (six of us total) did a ten-day Christmas/ New Year cruise on Kuma Too. The trip was more than we could have imagined. To begin with, Joe and Mandy were the absolute most accommodating hosts ever. They catered to our individual needs- drinks, food, and comfort. The meals they prepared and served were five star restaurant quality. We all left a bit heavier than when we boarded! (The margaritas were pretty great, too!) They definitely need to create a Kuma Cook Book! Their professionalism and sailing expertise kept me at ease while we were under sail and being transported on the dinghy. I´ve only briefly sailed once before... but I never ever felt unsafe. Joe and Mandy were also very knowledgeable about our destination locations as wellFort Jefferson/ Dry Tortugas, Loggerhead Key, and Key West! So much so that when Joe toured us around Fort Jefferson, random people would stop to listen and ask him questions! I could go on and on about the awesomeness of our trip... a lot of the credit goes to Joe and Mandy. I highly recommend sailing with them! Looking forward to booking again for another adventure with them!
Sailing with Kuma Too and crew was one of the funnest, unique, top-notch experiences I´ve had. The boat is roomie enough for you to have your own space but also cozy enough to spend quality time with friends & family. Joe and Mandy where both friendly and personable but also very professional. They really make the boat feel like home for the time you are on it. Sailing is their passion and you can see it in the time and care they put into their boat and charters. They made sure that every detail was taken care of (every meal they made was fantastic) and all needs met for all guests. I wouldn´t sail any other catamaran!
Absolutely amazing! I had the opportunity to get away for a week from the hustle and bustle of life on land sailing up and down the gorgeous west coast of Florida. Captains Joe and Mandy Rosello were professional, attentive, fun, great hosts and overall ´good people´. They made my 1-week sailing experience on their beautiful catamaran, Kuma Too, absolutely unforgettable. The trip was full of beautiful sunrises and sunsets, amazing wildlife (I lost count how many dolphins swam alongside the hulls) and, of course, plenty of rest and relaxation. Additionally, I wanted to better understand the sailing ins and outs and both captains were very informative and thorough in explaining procedures and techniques. Such a great trip! I genuinely enjoyed my time on Kuma Too and wholeheartedly recommend their chartering services. They definitely deliver the services and priceless memories you deserve.