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 Caribbean’s Leeward and Windward Islands, throughout the Bahamas and even spending a few seasons chartering in Florida. Kuma Too´s 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!

Cruising Area of Kuma Too

Pref. Pick-upVillage Cay
Other Pick-upInquire
Summer PortBVI
Winter PortBVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Accommodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew2
Queen3
Showers3
Wash Basins3
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
3 Queen-sized guest cabins, each with a private bathroom, full air conditioning, ambient reading lights, state-of-the-art gel foam mattresses with cooling layer and organic cotton topper for comfortable nights.

Bountiful comfy throw pillows for lounging. Hanging closets, ample storage space and shelves for storing personal items.

Skylights provide sunshine during the day, star-gazing at night and gentle breezes, and privacy shades; fans for airflow.

Each private bathroom is stocked with ocean-safe toiletries and plush Turkish cotton towels and washcloths. Electric fresh water toilets are easy to use and keep the “wet heads” clean and odor-free. Many guests choose to use the additional outdoor shower.

Spacious cockpit for al fresco dining. Indoor dining table features custom 1720-Old World Map inlay and new upholstery over plush seating for 6.

150+ square-foot covered deck space with ample seating on new 4-inch thick high density foam custom cushions. Roll down sun shades with separate rain screens.

Large brand new trampolines with 2 bow seats

Specification

Length47 Feet
Beam25 Feet
Draft4.5 Feet
Built2005
Refit2019
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
A/C SurchargeNone
Sun AwningYes
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
HairdryerYes
Num Hatch16
Guest SmokeYes, aft deck only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child Age32 LBS
InverterYes
Voltages110V, 220/240 adapters
Water MakerYes
Water CapacityWater maker
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes
Max Speed10 knots
Cruising Speed6 knots
Fuel Consumption1.5 US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr
Turnaround72 hours
Engines2 x 55hp Yanmar 9.5kw Onan genset

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)13´
Dinghy Hp30hp
Dinghy Pax8
KneeboardYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
1-Man Kayak2
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsScoop steps
Boarding LadderOff scoops
Beach GamesYes
Gear TypeNone
Fishing RodsNone
Fishing PermitNo fishing
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
Snorkel gear + fins in a variety of sizes
Oversized beach towels, plush cotton and quick-dry available
6-person floating mat/swim up bar
Noodles, floats, and water saddles, water hammocks
2 Kayaks
2 Stand-up paddleboards
Towable shark tube
Kneeboard
Subwing

Beach ball and Frisbee

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsYes
CDsYes
Board GamesYes
BooksYes
CamcorderYes
Other Entertainment
Starlink

Built-in underwater lights to view nature’s aquarium featuring nightly visitors such as tarpon and stingrays.

Sound system with Bluetooth pairing - Over 5000 songs in all genres available offline, unlimited with Spotify access, or stream your own music!

Flat screen TV with over 1000 movies and shows available
New bean bag chairs
New yoga mats

New hammock perfect for an afternoon nap or morning reading session
Card and board games
Fiction and non-fiction books, and field guides to identify all the fish, coral, shells, and birds encountered

Cuisine

Din-in6
Special DietsYes
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
Part of Project Green Flag - Eco-friendly vessel includes sail, wind- and solar- power, green cleaning products, eco-friendly toiletries, LED lights, on-board filtered water-maker with BPA-free reusable water bottles, metal straws, reusable grocery and produce bags for provisioning.

Kuma Too Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainJoe Rosello
NationalityUSA
Born1984
SpeaksEnglish
License100T USCG, BVI Boatmaster
Chef/First Mate
Chef/First MateMandy Rosello
NationalityUSA
Born1987
LicenseOUPV & STCW


Captain Joe grew up just 3 miles from the U.S.´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. Over 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 in 2005 that 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 U.S. 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.

***CREW IS FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID-19****


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Kuma Too Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Apr 09, 2024May 04, 2024Unavailable: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
May 25, 2024Jun 01, 2024Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Jun 02, 2024Jun 03, 2024Unavailable: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Jun 04, 2024Jun 11, 2024Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Jun 12, 2024Jun 13, 2024Unavailable: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Jun 14, 2024Jun 21, 2024Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Jun 22, 2024Nov 20, 2024Unavailable: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Feb 10, 2025Feb 19, 2025Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Feb 22, 2025Mar 02, 2025Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Mar 23, 2025Mar 30, 2025Booked: Tortola, TBD to Tortola, TBD
Apr 02, 2025Apr 09, 2025Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Apr 22, 2025Apr 29, 2025Hold: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
May 16, 2025May 24, 2025Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI

Kuma Too Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $15,300

High price: $18,300

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2023/24 Winter$15,300$16,050$16,800$17,550$18,300
2024 Summer$15,300$16,050$16,800$17,550$18,300
2024/25 Winter$15,300$16,050$16,800$17,550$18,300

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, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.

ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS


MINIMUM NIGHTS: 7

KUMA TOO IS LEGAL FOR BVI CHARTERS.
Pick up is in Village Cay

HALF-BOARD OPTION: $150 disc pp Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, other meals ashore at client expense.
2/$15,000 03/$15,600 4/$16,200 5/$16,800 6/$17,400

LOCAL FARE OPTION: $75 disc pp includes Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, other meals ashore at client expense.
2/$15,150 3/$15,825 4/$16,500 5/$17,175 6/$17,850

SLEEP ABOARD: Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Calculate at 1/2 the daily rate.
Includes boarding after 4pm, snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner is to be taken ashore at client expense.

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS
1-6 pax, 7 night minimum
CHRISTMAS: $22,890 - Must end by Dec 27th
NEW YEARS: $23,940 - May not start prior to Dec 28th

Kuma Too Guest Reviews

Valentine´s Day

We are three-peat guests but this was the first time we sailed to B6 with Joe and Mandy. These two are perfect hosts who have now become part of our family. Favorite memories - snorkeling (octopus!), Anegada tour, dinner at Wonky Dog, beautiful bays, amazing sunrises, Joe´s bartending, Mandy´s wonderful meals. A lifetime of memories in 8 special days. Valentine´s Day <3

Joe and Mandy, you made us feel so special. You went out of your way to anticipate our needs and then exceed them. We are grateful to be able to call you friends.

With love,
Tom & Rosie

January - February

Joe & Mandy found all the best places. We had such great places for snorkeling, standup paddle boarding, and kayaking, and we even had a nice hike. Joe & Mandy are the best tour guides plus they set us up to watch beautiful sunsets every evening. The food, drinks, and presentation was delicious. We couldn´t choose a favorite meal because we enjoyed so many. The trip was a great time with friends, and Joe & Mandy made it perfect!

What a wonderful trip! Joe and Mandy made it extra special! They are so skilled, knowledgeable, and attentive. We had so much fun! We hope to return soon. Thank you!

-Mark and Kitty

January - February

Where to begin?! Joe & Mandy are absolutely amazing and cater to our every need. The meals were all fantastic and the cuisine was so diverse. We especially enjoyed the seafood. The bartender created a new concoction every day and no cup went empty for long. Every day brought new adventures in snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, shelling, and more. The bioluminescent worms were a big hit along with the fireworks, eagle ray circle dance and more. My recommendation, take at least one annually! (A trip with Joe and Mandy)

Joe and Mandy rock!! Sail the Kuma Too to see the best spots, enjoy 5-star meals, drink creative concoctions, explore underwater gardens, and if you are really lucky, tickle the dragon. Highly recommend!!
We made two new lifelong friends in Joe & Mandy and hope to have many reunions!

-David and Ellen

January - February

This is our second charter with Joe & Mandy. Our first was a year ago and we knew then we would return. Joe and Many truly set the standard in the chartering industry. They cater to our every need with such joyful attitude. They have so much knowledge of the area and know the best places to take us. Mandy´s fabulous meals and Joe´s tasty cocktails can´t be beat! The week was once again a 10 out of 10. The only bad thing is that our kids are mad at us because we brought them last year but came with friends this year!

Joe and Mandy - You guys set the standard that can´t be beat! We can´t wait to return again and again! Thanks for another awesome week! xoxo

- Tom and Leigh

Broker Provided Review - New Year´s Eve 2023

PARADISE CONNECTIONS QUESTIONNAIRE
PARTY: New Year’s Eve
DATES: 12/28/23 TO 1/4/24
YACHT: KUMA TOO

1. How did you enjoy your charter?
A wonderful experience in all regards. The itinerary Joe and Mandy planned was perfect for the New Year and my 75th birthday celebration. We spent New Year´s Eve anchored off Necker Island where we saw the most amazing fireworks and drone exhibition imaginable.

2. How would you describe your crew? Were they courteous, helpful, friendly, attentive,
knowledgeable?
From our initial meeting in Road Town to our departure from West End, Joe and Mandy were the perfect hosts. Every aspect of our trip exceeded our expectations. Their teamwork to deliver a fabulous experience is unique and admirable.
Joe and Mandy were extremely knowledgeable about the area, offering daily suggestions on where to go / what to do - all based on understanding our desires for the day. Their level of service was impeccable. It was indulgent in every way!

3. Was the yacht comfortable, clean and well maintained?
Kuma Too was spotless and everything worked without a problem. Our group of 4 provided some extra space but a group of 6 would be very comfortable as well.
Mandy and Joe are extremely attentive to the yacht - you can tell they have much pride in their floating home. It was impressive how clean they kept everything each day. They also paid attention to the small details, from the décor to the comfort of the beds selected.

4. How would you describe the quality and presentation of the meals served on board?
The meals and presentation were exceptional. Every meal, appetizer and beverage served was consistently high quality and delivered in a gracious manner. Many small details such as different table runners and decorations every day contributed to our enjoyment.
We honestly don´t know why anyone would opt to eat off the yacht. Mandy´s meals were outstanding and better than any restaurant food. Joe goes above and beyond with his cocktail creations, offering a cocktail of the day plus any other drink you may
desire.

5. Did the crew pay close attention to your preference sheets?
All food, beverage and activities were aligned with our requests. Mandy and Joe quickly understood our daily habits and were there to accommodate every need from early morning coffee and fruit plates to any other needs we had.

6. How did you find the services offered by Paradise Connections?
This was our first time arranging a yacht cruising vacation. Paradise Connections was informative and helpful in making our charter selection. I appreciate the prompt replies to my inquiries and making the entire booking process trouble free.

7. Would you be interested in taking another yacht vacation in the future?
This was a ´bucket list” adventure for me that I thoroughly enjoyed. I still have other adventures I want to experience while I can, so I don´t know if another yacht cruise is in the cards at this time. For the other couple that traveled with us - they found the experience to be something they would love to do again.

8. If so, would you like to charter the same yacht and crew?
I would definitely like to go with Joe and Mandy on Kuma Too if another charter is possible.

9. Did you stay in a hotel before or after your charter? If so, which one and what are
your comments?
We stayed 5 days at Crystal Cove Condos, Sapphire Bay near Red Hook prior to our cruise. This accommodation was very nice with a great beach location. We did need taxi service to get into Red Hook that was very expensive for such a short trip. It was within walking distance but not safe to do so.
We stayed two nights after our cruise at The Anchorage Condos, also near Red Hook. Not quite what was advertised but acceptable for the short term. Bring your bug spray.

10. May we use you as a reference?
Yes, please feel free to use our experience as a reference.

Birthday and New Years Trip

Thank you for a wonderful time, everything was beyond our expectations. It was amazing to see how your teamwork consistently produced a truly first-class experience for each of us. I very much appreciated the special attention recognizing my 75th birthday and the unforgettable night off Necker Island.
-Steve

Sailing and living on board has been on my wife and my ´bucket list´ for 10+ years. Not that I want to kick the bucket tomorrow, but if I did I would die happy having completed this amazing adventure with the best crew one could hope for!!
Thank you, Eric and Dena Mayne

Sailing and living on board over the New Year holiday has been a dream. The meals and service were unbelievable. Mandy and Joe certainly make a great team!
Thank you for a wonderful week.
-Lynette

Broker Provided Review - Christmas 2023

Yacht Name: Kuma Too
Virgin Island Sailing® Team

Please answer the following questions pertaining to the yacht you chartered and the crew.
Rating of Yacht & Crew: 5
Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes - amazing
Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes
Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Yes - amazing
Was the food good and well presented?
Yes - delicious and beautiful
Additional comments about the yacht and crew?
Mandy and Joe are a dream team - we had an amazing time with them.

Cruising Area
Did you like the area you chartered in?
Yes - gorgeous
Would you like to share your itinerary or a vacation highlight with us?
We may post these on our website with your review and / or use them for marketing purposes.
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We loved everything, but snorkeling in Anegada and having Joe be such as great sport in helping us attempt to learn hydrofoiling were definite highlights

May we post this review on our website? Yes
It is our pleasure to keep you informed of relevant specials / updates for your next charter. When do you plan to charter next?
Next December Holiday season

Christmas 2023

Joe and Mandy...
Thank you again for such a wonderful week! Traveling home...we fell happily into our beds after having an incredibly relaxing and satisfying week with you. We are still combing through pictures, which make us laugh, feel proud, remind us of the peace & beauty of BVI, and make us hungry! What a dream!

Thanks also for being such great sports about the foil - we are all tickled that we got to try and that each of us experienced our own personal growth. Addison has been the least dramatic person ever about the jellyfish encounter... but thank goodness he has the rest of us to exaggerate on his behalf. Thank you again, Joe, for being such a great medic (one of your many many hats)!

Mandy, we still talk daily about your meals, and you inspired the kids to try their hand at seared tuna. Sushi grade was more difficult to find than we anticipated, but once we did, Nevin and Addi seared it for us with a side of Asian slaw. Yum!!!

Hope your next charter is a ton of fun and that you have a wonderful season. Happy New Year!!!

With appreciation,
The Motto clan!!!

Guest Book:
Favorite memories: Anegada, Ginger Island & playing with the water toys! Amazing meals (especially coconut shrimp and Christmas feast!)

We always feel so taken care of by Mandy & Captain Joe. A magical trip for the whole family. Thank you!!

June 21-28, 2023

Favorite Memories:
Swimming with turtles, snorkeling around the Indians, Mandy´s key lime pie (and every meal really). We thoroughly enjoyed all of Joe´s drinks! The information of the area gave us more appreciation of the islands.

Thank you for the most incredible trip of our lives!
Love you!
-Kelsey and Kate

June 12-18, 2023

Favorite Memories:
Incredible hospitality from Joe and Mandy. The entire Trip!
Mandy made the best food in the BVI, Joe´s drinks were better than any bar.
JVD, Norman Island, Peter Island, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, It was all amazing!

You won´t find a better charter crew in the islands. Joe and Mandy made every detail of our week on the Kuma Too first class!
-Melissa and Wes

Joe´s painkiller and Mandy´s chicken roti are the food and drink highlights of the trip for me. Awesome hospitality and snorkel gear, knowledgable and kind, We look forward to a return visit.
Loved the hammock, drink of the day, and floating bar stools.
Thank you for everything!
-Michelle and Lucien

June 2-9, 2023

Favorites:
Keith/Jamie - Everything! Beautiful beaches and reefs, food, drinks, Joe´s DJing, and crystal clear water
Kate - Mandy´s desserts and Virgin Gorda was my favorite!
Liam - Virgin Gorda and all the food was my favorite!

Trip of a lifetime! Thank you so much for your expertise, kindness, and generosity. We can´t wait to come back! Safe Travels
<3 The Nichols

April 20-27, 2023

From start to finish this trip is the epitome of ´a trip of a lifetime´. What a GIFT it is that Mandy and Joe provide. The ability to be completely immersed in nature while being together in the present moment. Unplugging at its finest. The food and beverages were out of this world. The service and comfort allowed us to truly relax. Some of our favorite experiences were at Lameshur Bay, epic snorkels at every single spot, Lime Out! and pizza at Christmas Cove, and so many little details that made an immaculate experience. One we will Never Forget <3

Thank you so much for your gift of service. We will never forget this precious week aboard Kuma Too!

-Schmidt Family

Broker Provided Guest Review Apr 10-17, 2023

When you arrived, your first impression of the yacht was:
-Extremely welcoming and comfortable. The entire boat was clean and orderly. Joe and Mandy did an excellent job of explaining the do’s and don’t’s and what to expect on board.

What did you think about your accommodation?
Cabins, beds, bathrooms:
-All accommodations were very comfortable and clean. Plenty of storage. No complaints whatsoever!! The pics on the website were very helpful to set expectations.

Salon, cockpit, deck space:
-Again, very comfortable and plenty of space for everyone on board.

Was the boat kept clean during your charter (your cabins, the bathrooms/heads, your towels, bedding, the cockpit, the galley)?
-The cabins were refreshed with turn down service and the trash bins were emptied daily. Towels were refreshed as well during charter.

Did you miss anything on board?
-Joe and Mandy made sure nothing was missed. They even offered anti-nausea medication for my daughter who had eaten something prior to the charter that didn’t agree with her and tended to a bleeding toe nail by one of the passengers.

What did you enjoy the most on board?
-What we enjoyed most about the charter was:
1. the very relaxing nature of the entire 7 days. It was exactly what we were hoping for and it
helped we had excellent weather.
2. the delicious meals that Mandy cooked for us and the Joe’s expertise at bartending, and lastly
3. I personally appreciated the safety measures that Joe and Mandy took that were seamless to folks who aren’t experienced boaters.

Please describe your Captain (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.)
-Both Joe and Mandy demonstrated the utmost professionalism while simultaneously making us feel comfortable with jokes and friendly banter.

What do you think about your itinerary, the places and bays you visited and the activities you have done?
-How can anyone not like BVI? The on board paddleboards, kayaks and swimming aids made every afternoon another day in paradise.

Please describe your chef (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.)
-See above.

Please describe your meals (presentation, quality, quantity)
-The meals were delicious and the presentation wonderful. I only wish I was as talented as Mandy.

Do you feel the meals and drinks reflected the requests you made in your preference sheet?
-Absolutely.

If you had children in your party, what did the crew do to make their vacation special (food, games,
toys, etc)?
Not applicable.

Did you receive enough information from us before your trip, was the description of the yacht and crew accurate?
-Yes

Would you sail with us again?
-For sure.

Any other notes or special remarks you have: None

May we use your comments as a reference for future guests?
-Yes

April 10-17, 2023

It´s so hard to narrow down a favorite memory! Everything was amazing! ...The food, the cocktails, the weather, Kuma Too! and absolutely Joe´s jokes :-) and Mandy´s cooking..mmmm
Of course we can´t forget BBD shots and letting our own Dancing Queen have her fun. You guys tended to our every need and wish. We will be back!!

-Kevin & Kathy, Janet & Greg, Katelyn & Dan

April 1-8, 2023

Favorites included: Snorkeling the Indians, Caves/Norman Island was amazing! So many new fish, turtles, and coral!

Thank you for making our anniversary trip a DREAM! You exceeded every expectation and so much more. We loved the ´zig zag´ sailing, swimming with honu and lobster encounters especially. I couldn´t have imaged a better week in paradise than at home on the Kuma Too!

-Lindsey and Luke

A special toast from Lindsey:
´We came on this trip to have a good time, to relax and unwind, and make memories to last a lifetime.
So let’s raise a glass or two, with Mandy, and Joe, and Kuma Too:
Cheers to a decade of marriage, the highs, the lows, and everything in between.
Cheers to Sandy beaches, Joe’s delicious drinks of the day, and Mandy’s unforgettable cuisine.
Cheers to full moons, shining bright in the sky and those of the charter guests on the boats passing by.
Cheers to searching the islands for a beloved stuffy, and eating so much amazing food we become stuff-ies!
Cheers to our friends and family back home, that are on our hearts and with us in spirit wherever we roam.
And finally, cheers to Mandy and Joe’s hospitality and to soaking in one more day in paradise until we head home to reality.
Cheers!´

April 1-8, 2023

Captain Joe and Mandy are incredible hosts! Anything we needed they anticipated beforehand and served us with a smile. The sailing was phenomenal and Captain Joe made sure we sailed in the best situations possible. Mandy’s meals were absolutely incredible- the very best chef in the BVI- and her meals are incredibly healthy! The boat is very very clean. Definitely recommend Kuma Too and Captain Joe and Mandy
Thoroughly enjoyed the fabulous cuisines - Mandy cooks like no other - exquisite food every meal.
Joe and Mandy, you truly run a fabulous boat. Your service is the best!! I really enjoyed Virgin Gorda - the taxi ride to the top and could see so many islands. I truly recommend this vacation to everyone!
Oh one more favorite - Mandy´s explanation of every meal! So fun and interesting! Love this crew!!
-Kiki and Kimo

Captain Joe and Mandy made our week sailing in BVI on Kuma Too truly unforgettable! We sailed to a different bay everyday where there was incredible snorkeling. We would play around out in the water by the boat while Captain Joe and Mandy brought us drinks of the day! All the food Mandy served was top of the line and was OUTSTANDING! I highly recommend sailing on Kuma Too!
I couldn´t have asked for a more thrilling, relaxing, enjoyable week! Thank you so much for everything! Watch out for those stripper fish!
-Blue Becca

March 20-28, 2023

Spent a day on Anegada. Joe and Mandy were our tour guides for great lunch at Sid´s followed by several bar stops, ending with dinner at Potters. Lots of hidden treasures on this island for sure.
Definitely loved our time at several harbors on Jost Van Dyke. Some of our favorites were Soggy Dollar, Hendo´s, Foxy´s and Corsairs. We also were treated to a pod of dolphins that swan along with us. Enjoyed the rum tasting and tour at Callwood´s Rum Distillery at Cane Garden.

Thank you for another personal 5 star experience! We totally enjoyed this week with you. You both have a way of making each of us feel special.

-Dan & Sonia and Dana & Judith

March 11-18, 2023

Amazing from start to finish! COVID and health issues delayed our trip, but Joe and Mandy were awesome through it all.
We knew we were in good hands even before we boarded Kuma Too.

Kuma Too has everything you need to enjoy a wonderful time on the water. We appreciated the comfy beds and pristine cabins. Everything was spotless our entire trip.

I learned to snorkel and tried my skills on the paddle boards. Mostly we enjoyed floating on the lily pad or chair hammocks. While sailing the trampoline and bean bag chairs were our favorite spots. We were also able to take a nice hike to a secluded bay. Nights star gazing or watching the incredible aquatic life off the back of Kuma Too were amazing.

Joe is a fabulous captain, always looking out for our safety. He’s also a mighty fine water sport coordinator, hiking buddy, bartender, DJ and dancer!

Mandy is an amazing cook, always presenting the most beautiful and flavorful meals! The dining table had fresh decorations every day, such a nice touch. I also loved watching her co-captain their floating home, she is small but mighty.

They both provided a level of service we’ve never experienced before, and still create a friendly, homey atmosphere. After a week together I happily think of them as friends!
-Susan, Google Review


Joe and Mandy are great! They have the ability to anticipate their guests wants and needs. Their company was amazing! Mandy is an excellent chef and Joe is a master at drinks and dishwashing :-) DJ Joe knows how to keep a party rolling. They made sure all had a great time and ensured safety with everything. They truly care about their guests! It was fun trying new things and the experiences were fantastic! The sailing and relaxation of the week is a memory we will never forget!!

Thank you so much for an amazing trip! We really look forward to coming back! Kuma Too is amazing, everything we wanted or needed was available. You provide a level of service above all others! Look forward to maintaining our friendship!

Chuck & Susan and Tom & Gina

February 26 - March 5, 2023

Favorite Memories:
Spending time with the best crew in the islands – Joe and Mandy!
Our anniversary dinner on board at Peter Island was so special, brought us to tears! Little Jost Van Dyke – lunch at B-Line, bubbly pool on JVD. Snorkeling the caves at Norman Island. Water sports at Peter Island – snorkeling, tubing, kayaking. Hanging with Lucy at the Sandbox on Prickly Pear Island (great margaritas!) Spending the day driving around Anegada with Joe and Mandy – bar crawl!! – Honour Bar! “We broke the Moke!!” Big Bamboo, Cow Wreck, Tipsys :-) Lobsters at Sids, “Margaritas” that light you on fire at Potters :-) Final day at Cane Garden Bay, “where it all began”, dinner at Indigo House. All of the incredible meals made by Chef Mandy, sailing up on the beanbags.
Our week aboard Kuma Too was an absolute dream come true! Joe and Mandy are wonderful hosts who are just spectacular at what they do. They take all the work out of the traveling and you’re able to just enjoy every moment of the every day aboard Kuma Too. No detail isn’t thought of, they put a beautiful, thoughtful personal touch on the entire experience! We’re so grateful to have had this experience and to call Mandy and Joe friends! We’ll be back!!
-Jimbo and Erin

February 17-24, 2023

Favorite Memories:
Cocomaya- great food and dancing, jenga and swinging. Sugar Cane bar – awesome drinks and view. Sid’s – best beach - Anegada! Butterfly Bar – friendliest bar – Virgin Gorda. Ivan’s Stress Free – White Bay. Indigo House – best beach view – awesome grouper sandwich. Privateer Bay – Norman Island – best chill day. Best food – Mandy’s cuisine. Best drink of the day – mudslingers.

Haiku:
We cry when we leave
Kuma Too is magical
Can’t wait for next trip

Joe and Mandy Rock!
-Maroon, Harkness, Baumgardners

February 8-15, 2023

Dolphins, stingray and turtles, oh my! What a great week of avoiding the winds and tucking back in some amazing coves. We had a wonderful, unforgettable 51st anniversary thanks to your thoughtfulness! The food was top notch. There are just not enough words for how much this week means to us. Thank you!!
The week on the Kuma is never long enough. We think back on the memories and look forward to the next.
-Mike and Cheryl

Thank you so much for another wonderful vacation trip aboard Kuma Too. We enjoyed everything from snorkeling, great delicious food and great drinks, views and laughs. We truly appreciated the little touches you do.

-Larry & Debbie

February 2023

Note from Client to Broker:

There are no words to explain how wonderful and what this week means to us. We LOVE everything about this trip - from start to finish. Working with you is like working with a friend- you make the process stress free. Joe and Mandy look after us so well - all our needs are met. They don’t let us lift a finger! Joe keeps a watchful eye on us while we snorkel and makes sure we have good snorkeling. Mandy keeps us well fed. We certainly have some favorite dishes and she makes sure we get them and the servings are plentiful.
We also appreciate you and your efficiency in helping us book this trip and ironing our any wrinkles before they even occur.
I wish I could write more eloquently to express how we enjoy this week and what it means to us. It truly is heaven to us.

If you need us for references please do not hesitate .

January 29 - February 6, 202

This was our second trip with Joe and Mandy. It was even better than the first. We did a sleep aboard the first night (highly recommend) that allowed an early start the next day. We sailed every day and snorkeled in beautiful locations. We saw turtles, rays, spotted eagle rays, squid, dolphins, and so much more!! Food was awesome. Mandy works wonders in a tiny space. I loved Drunk Bay and the dolphin in Coral Bay! Tom loved everything. Next year? B6 2024!!
Joe and Mandy are excellent hosts that quickly turn into friends. Cannot say enough good things about this wonderful trip. Thank you for making our “date night” so special!! Looking forward to seeing you the same time, next year!
-Tom and Roseann

January 2023

“Trust Joe” and “Trust Mandy” when it comes to food/restaurants, activities locations. Whether on board or off, they know how to pick and what to suggest. We have sailed with them before and definitely will again!
Thanks so much you two –can’t tell you how much we love Kuma Too and you!
-Dan and Shannon

Favorite memories were the food and service. Joe and Mandy are an awesome couple! Willing and able to help us enjoy our time. My first trip with Joe and Mandy. Will be back!
-Kate

January 15-22, 2023

Immaculate boat, absolutely wonderful food. The two nicest captains in the world!! Joe and Mandy were wonderful. We have cruised with Joe and Mandy several times and will continue to travel them in the future!
-Jerry and Char

January 6-13, 2023

EVERYTHING was our favorite memory! Food was fantastic – Joe’s drinks (esp. the Margs) Absolutely great. Wonderful snorkeling and such a peaceful sail to all the difference coves and spots.
Thank you so much for making this such a special trip and sharing your love of the islands with us!
-Kristen and Alan

January 6-13, 2023

As a repeat visitor to the BVI, the itinerary Joe and Mandy planned for us was perfect! We got to explore more thoroughly and see new places we’ve never been. The beauty of this charter is how adeptly Joe and Mandy can customize this trip. Absolutely, fantastic – ALL of it!
As repeat guests on the Kuma Too, we cannot express how much we’ve enjoyed this experience. We love you both and look forward to joining you on your next excursion to …see our beautiful world!
-Kathy and Gregg

New Years Charter

What an incredible week we had! Joe and Mandy could not have been better hosts. They anticipated our every need and treated us like royalty! Joe’s amazing cocktails, playlists, skills on the grill and Mandy’s amazing meals are seared in our memories. We loved the sailing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and kayaking and just the downtime to read and visit. We cannot wait to return and wouldn’t want to be on any other boat than the Kuma Too with Joe and Mandy!

P.S. We spent New Year’s Eve on the boat, and Mandy and Joe provided us with the most special evening including a special meal and view of fireworks! They had also decorated the boat with NYE decorations and lights. So special and thoughtful!
A vacation that exceeded all expectations! Can’t wait to return to the Kuma Too with Joe and Mandy!

-The Growney Family

December 4-11, 2022

Favorite memories include Fantastic Sailing! 3 green flashes, delicious and beautifully presented meals, superb hospitality, local knowledge, snorkeling, hiking, gorgeous views and sunsets! Too fun!
Mandy and Joe are a great team, easy going, very accommodating, great storytellers. Truly a memorable week!!
-David and Lynn

Fantastic sailing, snorkeling and hiking. And every meal was a gourmet delight. Our cruise exceeded all our expectations. What a week making life long memories. Joe and Mandy are the best, always giving great service, advice, and the best food and drinks imaginable!
A top of the list vacation. Joe and Mandy rock! They are the ultimate gracious hosts.
-David and Cathy

June 15 - 20, 2022

Favorite:
The incredible hospitality! Mason´s tattoo! Mason´s 360s, painkillers and kool-aid.
Joe did a great job of making sure we did and saw everything we wanted to do. Mandy did an incredible job of pleasing our palates and keeping us full! Don´t forget Dr. Hemelt´s Monkey Milk!

You guys are absolutely the best. Will definitely want to sail again with you guys.
-Hemelt Family

June 6 - 13, 2022

´Wow, where do we begin. All of it was awesome. Love the snorkeling, the Baths, BVI, the food, the drinks, and most of all the crew. Hopefully we can all do this again!
Joe and Mandy thank you so much for making this so special. I hope our paths will cross again but if not we both wish you the best that life has to offer.
Love you guys´
-Doug and Nadine

´All of our vacation is our favorite memory...I wouldn´t change a thing. Seeing Mandy and Joe again was like coming home :-) to our vacation home.
We will miss you until we sail again! We will follow you around the world. Thank you for everything. We follow you on Instagram to get our Kuma Too fix.
Love you guys!´
-Bootstrap Bill and Dawn

May 27 - June 4, 2022

Favorites:
Virgin Gorda, Lobsters, Baths, Soggy Dollar
Hospitality next to none with Joe and Mandy
Incredible Chef and Bartender
Relaxation, drinks, stories, music - Loved it ALL!!

Haiku:
A week has gone by
Sailing on the Kuma Too
Joe and Mandy Rock

-Cheryl, Rob, Amy, John

May 19 - 26, 2022

´Sailing to and from St. Croix was just magical for me. The pure relaxation is like nothing else. Every stop we made holds special memories for us. Turtles at the Turtle Bay, Pizza Pi, beautiful fish. It was all so very wonderful. Joe and Mandy are the most gracious hosts ever.
This was our second week on Kuma Too and we are look forward to our third. With Joe and Mandy there is no better vacation.´
-Jay and Linda

´Favorite memory was EVERYTHING! Loved the beaches - Magens Bay, Secret Harbor, Christmas Cove, Honeymoon Beach.
Hospitality - fabulous meals, drinks - top notch
Loved cab ride to Windmill Bar - high on the mountain - view was beautiful
Tour of St. Croix - Christiansted/Fredricksted and feeding the pigs at Domino´s
Loved just floating on the raft and with ´Shykes´
Joe and Mandy, Thank you for another fabulous vaca on the ´Kuma Too´ Your professionalism, friendliness, and attention to detail are TOPS! Until we see you again next year - God Willing- We will miss you :-)´
-Pat and Dee

´Snorkeling at Christmas Cove was the best! Sea turtles, starfish, stingray, parrotfish, squid and beautiful coral! We of course loved the beaches and adventures, but the best is spending time with good friends, including Mandy and Joe, sailing the aqua blue seas, Mandy´s most incredible food and Joe´s great sea stories! This was the second time sailing with Joe and Mandy with our wonderful friends and we have never had better vacations! We are grateful for the opportunity to have had the professionalism, relaxation but more importantly our life long friends with Joe and Mandy.
Till we sail again!
-Pete and Kim

April 30 - May 7, 2022 Facebook Review

If you are even thinking about booking stop thinking and book Kuma Too! The experience we had was absolutely incredible from the service, food, company, sailing, and hospitality! Come hungry because Mandy prepares some incredible meals! Captain Joe is an unbelievable Captain and not to mention he can make a drink or 2Such wonderful hosts. We will be back soon! Thank you Mandy and Joe for everything.
-Anne Studer

Sailing through the BVI’s with Joe and Mandy was the best experience! They really do know how to cater to their guests! And with a smile! The food was amazing and seemed to fit each of our needs. The stops and islands we ventured to were amazing. So glad we got to see so much. Make sure to ask Joe about the cucumber straw
-Chellie

April 30 - May 7, 2022

This entire trip is a recommendation from start to finish! Kelly´s tour was amazing!! Joe and Mandy have become family over this trip. So many lifetime memories were made this week. Thank you sooo much!

Run don´t walk to book this charter! I can´t thank Joe and Mandy enough for their incredible hospitality. We will be back!

P.S. come hungry and thirsty!

-Lambs and Studers

April 3 - 9, 2022

Snorkeling was my favorite part! I got to see spotted eagle ray (which I was told was quite rare), sea turtles and even swam with a shark! It was my first time snorkeling and Mandy and Joe made the whole experience so fun and comfortable.
Also having the chance to hike to an old sugar mill and traveling to so many bays and cays made this whole experience a delight!

Thank you, thank you, thank you Mandy and Joe for such an amazing vacation. you guys know I will definitely be coming back! Love you two!

-Napoleons

March 27 - April 2, 2022

Favorite Memory was Joe´s painkillers! Swimming, snorkeling, sailing, Mandy´s delicious food, water toys were a blast! We really appreciate your patience and understanding with these crazy kids. They made wonderful memories thanks to you. We hope to be back very soon! Also, make sure you try the west indies hot sauce!
What an amazing trip! Mandy and Joe are the best hosts/Captains/Chefs! We are a family of 5 with 3 teens. We had the time of our lives and can´t wait to come back!
-Bronwyn

Favorite Memory: Everything! The food, the swimming, the sailing, everything was spectacular! But it´s even better if you try everything and give it all a shot. It was so fun playing cards and games with you guys! I really hope we can come back soon! Keep your eyes peeled for the spotted eagle rays!
-Margot (12)

Favorite Memory: using water toys, snorkeling, and swimming, being on the boat, playing games, eating, stargazing, sailing, tubing, using the wing, snacking. Everything was amazing. We all had such a fun time! I´m so glad we picked to go with Mandy and Joe. It made the trip so much better.
Being with Joe and Mandy made the trip so much better. Joe could get along with anybody and is so good at making you feel comfortable. Mandy´s cooking was insanely good. And she was also a great person to be around.
-Lowell (16)

Favorite Memory: sipping a painkiller - YUM. Mandy was so nice working around menus - hard to do a la carte on a boat but it was all so tasty. Everything worked. All the equipment worked well! Games so fun - go Code Names - Thank you for introducing us to it. Painkillers were solid :-) As were all the cocktails - Joe is a master. Release the cookbook and bar mixes!
-Fletcher (14)

February 25 - March 5, 2022

´Our vacation with friends on the Kuma Too in the USVI was incredible. Joe and Mandy are the absolute best hosts. They took care of every detail. Mandy’s food creations were out of this world. Every meal was a taste and visual creation. We looked forward to Joe’s “drink of the day” - always yummy. He was always happy to whip up something different. They are an awesome couple, living their dream of living on the water. It is clear they love sharing their love of adventure with others. We really enjoyed getting to know them. We woke up to rainbows, spent time snorkeling and exploring the waters and sea life. Joe and Mandy shared their favorite spots with us. We ended the days with breathtaking sunsets, incredible dinners and decadent desserts. They keep the boat spotless and our safety in mind at all times. I highly recommend Joe and Mandy and the Kuma Too. We will be back!
Thank you! Thank you!´
- Steve & Jen


´Favorite Memories: Sailing, snorkeling and seeing a shark. Joe and Mandy joining us in the evening.

Joe and Mandy, what an amazing week on the Kuma Too! Chef Mandy´s food was outstanding and Joe kept the daily cocktails coming.
Thank you! See you in 2024!´
-Scott & Victoria

Block 32 - February 18-24, 2022

´Nothing more enjoyable than staying on the Kuma Too!´ - Wendy

´Amazing week! Joe & Mandy are the best hosts!´ -Laurie

´Cannot describe the appreciation felt on your boat. The most amazign time - Thank you so much´ -Robert

´You.Rock! Cannot express how fun this trip was! Wow. Just Wow. Than you for an amazing experience´ -Sherri

´OMG! Such an amazing time! Love & Cheers!´ -MJ

´Thank you for a week we will never forget. Great memories is the best gift ever!
It starts with Joe and Mandy. They are beyond amazing professional in every way, also great to hang out with. They maintain a beautiful and fast boat! The attention to detail that make the Kuma Too so well maintained is also afforded to those guests abroad. They are attentive beyond anything I have ever experienced. The effort put into the food aboard show in both flavor and presentation! Oh and the drink of the day is another added touch that make the trip even more special, it’s no longer Saturday it is Cat 5 day! Thank you for an amazing trip!!!!´ -Jesse

January 27 - February 2, 2022

We can´t thank you enough for the absolute best experience we´ve ever had - it was hard to know what to expect since a charter was so new to us, but anything we could have expected wouldn´t come close to the reality of sailing with you and Kuma Too. From the moment we met you both we felt like we had been lifelong friends - we felt welcomed and like you really ´got´ us. That was also evident in the itinerary which completely reflected all the input we gave you on what we enjoy and what we were looking for on this trip. We´ve been trying to pick our favorite place, but it´s really almost impossible. I think we both agree that our happiest memories were hanging out on Kuma Too listening to music and just taking in all the views. It´s honestly the happiest I´ve ever felt in a lot of ways and that´s of course in huge part to both of you. I think I said this when we were there, but you´re both so incredibly good at what you do, but you don´t make it look like a job. The moments that we saw how excited you were for something (the epic sale between Lovango and Congo Cay, the incredible sunset at Lameshur Bay) were also so special to us - your love for Kuma Too and the USVI only heightened our happiness in those moments (even Lady Lyndsey couldn´t ruin it!). I´d also be remiss if I didn´t mention Mandy´s incredible food - every meal was unique and delicious (and gorgeously presented). I´m still dreaming about the crab cakes.

We can´t recommend a charter with Kuma Too enough. I can´t think of one thing I´d change other than staying longer next time. We really can´t believe it´s over, but we´re so grateful for the memories that we get to relive for the rest of our lives. And of course we plan on returning - we´re yachties now!

Thank you for everything!
Lindsay & Josh
With love,
Josh & Linz

January 17 - 24, 2022

The week went by so quickly! Sailing, snorkeling every day, watching the marine life and of course, looking forward to the magic that Mandy created in the kitchen. Each bay or harbor had something special to offer and we loved the little history lessons Joe would share with us at every stop. So many things, it is hard to pick just one or two favorites. We will definitely be back again!! Keep out a watch for the elusive ´Rose´ fish!

Joe and Mandy created a dream vacation for us. Cannot say enough good things about Joe and Mandy and every aspect of this wonderful experience!!

-Tom and Rosie

January 5-12, 2022

Favorite Memory:
Riley - swimming face to face with sea turtles! (and the seasickness patches)
Mikalina - snorkeling in Waterlemon Bay and Lameshur Bay
Ron - Amazing food (Thanks Mandy) and snorkeling and turtles!
Julie - snorkeling with all the beautiful sea life

Perfect!! Food, drinks, attention...EVERYTHING WAS FABULOUS! Great time had by all! Thank you!!
Joe and Mandy, You´re the Best!

New Years 2021

Favorite Memories:
Katie - Lime Out!!
Megan - Drinks & Sea Turtles!!
Abby - Maho Bay!!
Tom - Stingrays & the Music!!
Scott - Snorkeling & Sea Turtles!!

This week was nothing short of spectacular! Thank you to Cocktail Joe and Chef Mandy for making this an unforgettable trip!

Christmas 2021

Thank you Mandy & Joe - we had a wonderful time (once again) and appreciate all of your hard work to make it such a relaxing, fun week for our family. We are already reminiscing about Kuma Too, the great food, and the Pina Coladas!

We are always available if any potential clients ask for a reference.

Best Regards,
Dan, Tina, Nevin, Addison & Maeve

December 11-16, 2021

Google Review:
Joe and Mandy were incredibly attentive to our needs, constantly filling up water, providing drinks, or asking if we needed anything. Meal after meal, Mandy provided some of the best courses we´ve ever had, consistently topping the one previous. Joe put us on some of the best snorkeling I´ve ever done, with plenty of turtles, vibrant coral and fish, and even an eagle ray sighting! My wife and I are learning to sail, having recently taken the ASA 101 course. Joe and Mandy were kind enough to let us work on both trimming the sails as well as being at the helm, and were very patient as they taught us.

All in all, they gave us the trip of a lifetime, complete with sailing, snorkeling, and sunset watching! Amazing experience, couldn´t be happier with it, highly recommend!

Guest Book:
Could not have been better! Mandy and Joe were so intuitive and knew what we needed before we knew. Every meal was incredible - we can´t pick a favorite. They made a dream of spending the night in a secluded cove a reality. They also area patient teachers allowing us to turns leaning how to sail. Everything from the locations they took us to how to clean and comfortable they keep Kuma Too exceeded every expectation and made our wildest dreams of sailing the Caribbean a reality. This trip will be forever at the forefront of our best memories and bring smile to our faces for years to come.

Thank you for maximizing with us!! Best vacation ever!!

-Mike, Merta, Brian, and Jackie

December 2-9, 2021

Favorite Memories:
Snorkeling in gorgeous private bays, outstanding food, naps on deck, and great conversation with Mandy Joe.
Finding an octopus
Watching the mahi breakfast airshow

If you´re on Kuma Too, you´re already winning! Mandy & Joe are the consummate hosts & professional sailors. They know the islands & Bays like the backs of their hands. They will spoil you with food, drinks, service, and a locals knowledge of these islands to customize your stay to exactly what you want and like!

December 2021 - Broker provided survey

When you arrived, your first impression of the yacht was:
PERFECT! Exactly what we were looking for, and exactly as-advertised.

What did you think about your accommodation?
Cabins, beds, bathrooms: Everything was extremely clean, well-organized, and exceeded our expectations.
Salon, cockpit, deck space: Same as noted above

Was the boat kept clean during your charter (your cabins, the bathrooms/heads, your towels, bedding, the cockpit, the galley)?
The boat was spotless. The crew were ahead of us at every step with regards to cleaning and organizing.

Did you miss anything on board?
No

What did you enjoy the most on board?
The crew was exceptional. They were always around, but never in the way. They kept their distance when we wanted time alone, but were always within ear shot if we needed anything. And they were exceptional at anticipating our needs, so we almost never had to ask for anything.

Please describe your Captain (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.)
Joe was of the above; professional, outgoing, friendly, and extremely well-versed on the boat, the areas we sailed and visited, and kept us completely at ease at all times.

What do you think about your itinerary, the places and bays you visited and the activities you have done?
Could not have been better. We never would have even known these places existed without the Kuma Too crew. They asked what we like and what type of people we are, and used our answers to create the perfect itinerary specifically for us

Please describe your chef (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.)
Mandy was outstanding. Each meal impressed. She was so friendly and welcoming to us. She made us feel at home.

Please describe your meals (presentation, quality, quantity)
Everything was delicious, presentation was beautiful and professional, portions were spot-on.

Do you feel the meals and drinks reflected the requests you made in your preference sheet?
They were perfect; exactly what we had hoped for.

If you had children in your party, what did the crew do to make their vacation special (food, games, toys, etc)?
N/A

Did you receive enough information from us before your trip, was the description of the yacht and crew accurate?
Yes, absolutely

Would you sail with us again?
YES, ABSOLUTELY

Any other notes or special remarks you have:
JOE AND MANDY ARE ROCKSTARS! They exceeded our expectations, and we plan to charter KUMA TOO with them (and you) again very soon!

Thanksgiving 2021

The trip included our family of five with three children (19, 15 and 6). We were a bit nervous as we had never lived on a boat for six days before!

We all agreed that the experience from Captain Joe and Chef Mandy was absolutely fantastic! We started every morning with a fresh pressed coffee in our hand followed by a wonderful breakfast before the morning activities. At the conclusion of the activities, we climbed back aboard for a beautiful lunch as we powered up for afternoon sailing witnessing the amazing views of the keys and islands. As we reached our destination for the evening, happy hour was upon us which gave us an opportunity to unwind and prepare ourselves for a fantastic nightly dinner!

Joe and Mandy were keenly aware of that empty drink that needed a refill or a top off of more food on the plate. The history of the islands was fascinating as Joe had a great understanding of how the islands came to be.

Our adventure lasted six days and it was filled with lasting memories as we visited many bays, keys and islands, enjoyed water sports, snorkeling and winding down every night before witnessing the bright moonrise.

It was sad to leave and return to normalcy but the experiences we had are enough to last one year....until we see them again!

Favorite Memory:
-Endless assortment of great drinks & Wonderful meals
-Chill day in Rendezvous Bay with snorkeling, kayaking & paddle boarding
-Sunsets & moonrises while on the deck with a light breeze alongside family
-Riding the subwing & treating ourselves like torpedoes under water

November 3-10, 2021

Favorite Memory was making a tic-tok video :-)
This has been nothing short of amazing! We came with no expectations and feel like we are leaving with new friends. Thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime! I will never forget this trip! Every single detail was amazing! We love you! Thank you from the bottom of our heart <3
-Brent & Nicole

Every meal & memory was our favorite!! Sea turtles and Congo Cay! Thank you for the trip of a lifetime! Joe & Mandy we are truly blessed to have met you & spend this time with you! God bless.
-Natalie & Jason

June 30 - July 7, 2021

Wow, where do we begin, it was all so memorable. We wanted to just R & R and this was it! We loved all the snorkeling it was amazing! The food was 5 stars and Joe and Mandy are first class and made us feel right at home and were there for us no matter what we needed. Lameshur Bay was our favorite place to just hang out. We would do this again in a heart beat but only on this boat with Joe and Mandy.

Joe and Mandy are special people and we will miss our new friends. You will not be disappointed, 5 stars!
-Doug & Nadine

We had the best time sailing with Mandy and Joe. They are incredible people always there to keep a smile on our faces. We saw incredible bays and wildlife. It was hard to come back to civilization. Joe and Mandy made us feel like we are a part of their family. This has been our best vacation experience ever. Joe and Mandy book us another trip!! I will be in touch for Mandy´s crab cake recipe and the Michelada recipe.

This has been the best vacation we have had. Joe and Mandy are incredible hosts and captains.
Take care smooth sailing!
-Bootstrap Bill and Dawn

June 20 - 27, 2021

Favorite Memories: Loved all the bays, sea turtles, first time up on the paddle board, pain killers or ´brain killer´...what the fin...they really got me ´potched´! Thanks for a great time!
-Tammy (Aqua Light)

It was so hard to pick out a favorite memory because each day & evening offered tremendous memories! The attention to detail was amazing...Thank you to Great Friends Joe & Mandy!

If you are seeking the best, most relaxing & entertaining vacation...Joe & Mandy & Kuma Too are sure to create the most memorable experience & time.
-The Andersons


Favorite Memory: So many!! The flight of the spotted eagle ray, snorkeling in the bays, hanging out on the pink flamingos, sailing on the open water & seeing all of the amazing boats - amazing sunrises & sunsets. *Ending the evenings with cocktails & visiting with Joe and Mandy.

Joe & Mandy, This was beyond our expectations, you are amazing hosts, chefs, and your service was the best!! Thank you for sharing your amazing beautiful home and lifestyle with us!!
-The Bancrofts


We went into this trip with so many ideas and unknowns. Needless to say you fulfilled all of our expectations and more!!! From the shape of the boat to the menus and excursions you nailed it on the head. Can´t say enough of how made us feel welcomed and like family. Thanks for making lifetime memories for us all. We hope our paths cross again and you meet our family again.
Loved the boat and all the comforts - snorkeling, sunsets, Waterlemon and Lameshur.

You exceeded our expectations in every way! Everything was amazing from the food to our excursions. You made such amazing memories to last a lifetime.
Thank you!
-The Hansons

June 11 - 18, 2021

Favorite Memory: ALL OF THEM! Seas turtles, snorkeling, hiking, sailing, Lime Out, snorkeling at Flanagan´s, Mongoose Junction, more sailing! Buck Island is a MUST!! But mostly making our family time special, giving us the best memories of just being together.

Celebrating our girl´s Sweet 16 with Kuma Too couldn´t have been more perfect.
´May we all stand by the ocean and feel small´

Thank you really can´t convey our appreciation for how you two spoiled us all. You made our family vacation the kind of experience we will fondly remember forever.

-The Littletons

June 5 - 9, 2021

Favorite Memory: EVERYTHING/Enjoyed sailing, St. John National Park, the food, friends. Mandy & Joe made the trip. It was everything & more. It exceeded my expectations. Thank you!
-Teri & Ian

Favorite Memory: Snorkeling with turtles! The incredible food & service!!! I know I´ve gained 10lbs!! The Lime Out was super fun strop and the floating bar on board was fun. This is the most relaxing vacation I´ve ever had.
Mandy & Joe, Your service was incredible. The whole experience was beyond my expectations. Can´t wait to come back for the BVI. Safe Traves.
-Karen

Everything exceeded our expectations phenomenal hosts, food, drinks, sailing, snorkeling, turtle viewing...Just perfect all the way around. Thanks for the surprise birthday decor & delicious chocolate cake! Will definitely be returning! GO STEELERS!!!
-Kevin & Traci

So many great memories & experiences! The fabulous meals, the sailing, the sea turtles, seeing the gorgeous scenery, snorkeling, the tasty boat drinks!
Joe & Mandy: you provided such a great service & definitely exceeded my expectations for this trip. Your professionalism as well as your fun personalities made this trip amazing! Thank you for making the trip an exceptional experience for me! I´ve loved every moment!
-Dana

May 2021 - broker provided survey

Name: Greg
Yacht: KUMATOO with Joe & Mandy Rosello
Charter Dates: 05/19/2021 to 05/25/2021
Area Cruised: St. Thomas - USVI
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Mandy and Joe were amazing hosts, they were so friendly and accommodated to each of our needs.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
The Kuma Too was absolutely comfortable and very clean. Our beds were made daily and trash removed.

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
The Virgin Island breeze was great during the day and air conditioning nice for sleeping.

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Mandy and Joe provided freshly cooked and delicious meals. The presentation was lovely,

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Each day we snorkeled the reefs. There were many beautiful colorful fish and sea turtles. We even did a little hike in the National park,

6. Additional comments on your charter?
Joe and Mandy are a wonderful team. They provided personnel service and always with a smile.

May 18 - 24, 2021

Our favorite trip by far. Being so spoiled, having first class food. Attention to detail. I can´t thank you both enough for making Dave and I feel very special.
We love you both.
The best trip ever. Can´t say enough about Joe and Mandy
-Paula and Dave


Favorite Memories:
Snorkeling among the sea turtles and beautiful fish... relaxing with a cocktail on the floating bar with my friends.
Amazing food and personal service. Thank you - the best!
-Greg and LaVern


Every moment has been spent with friends and we consider Mandy and Joe our friends and family. The attention to each individual, regardless of needs, wants and surprises.
Could not have been a more special trip.
We recommend Kuma Too to everyone!
Thanks for being the perfect hosts!
-Susan and Bill

May 10 - 17, 2021

We have just returned from a vacation that has been a dream for many years. Sailing with Capt. Joe and Capt. Mandy made the trip even better then we could ever have expected. The Kuma Too is a beautiful ship that is well appointed and kept impeccably clean. We felt at home from the moment we stepped onboard. There was plenty to keep everyone busy with all the water toys, snorkeling, paddle boards, kayaks and rafts. With BVI not being open to visitors Joe and Mandy created an incredible trip exploring the USVI. So many beautiful coves, bays, beach bars, and sea turtles. We even saved enough energy to enjoy a hike up to the ruins of the sugar cane plantation, escorted by Joe. Joe and Mandy are just full of knowledge about the area and are ready to share all about each stop that we made. The three mouthwatering meals prepared for use each day were outstanding. Mandy performs magic in that galley! Joe works his magic at the bar with delicious drinks of the day along with beers and wine always available. Everyone was always kept well hydrated and happy. From beginning to end this was truly a dream vacation and we can´t wait to return for more.
Thanks for everything.
-Linda & Jay


Coming aboard Kuma Too not knowing what to expect, you made our stay absolutely WONDERFUL!
Pat and I were blessed to sail the Kuma Too with you both & look forward to more sailings together on Kuma Too.
Thank you for such a memorable vacation!
-Denise and Pat


Favorit memories:
Everything from sailing the Virgin Islands to snorkeling with the turtles. MOSTLY is the family like atmosphere that Joe and Mandy provided, and participated in the celebration of life of our parents with the sound of the conch shell horn by Joe, Frank Sinatra, our friends, and our new friends - Joe and Mandy. Forever grateful. Forever Blessed. We are changed forever!
We admire your dream, you inspire us all. We are better for knowing you. With every rainbow we will think of you!! We will be back.
-Pete and Kim

May 1 - 8, 2021

If it is even possible to be better cared for than by Mandy and Joe, I can´t believe it!

THANK YOU!! for making my dream come truer than I dreamed. :-) :-)

Live aboard perfection in paradise!

-Kate, Scott, Elle, Cas, Griffin, and Meredith

April 22 - 28, 2021

Literally EVERYTHING about the entire trip was our favorite!! But if we had to pick one it would be Waterlemon Bay - swimming with the sea turtles, the beautiful sea fans and amazing coral as well as the hike up to Great Murphy House - unbelievable views!!

As two couples who have been to multiple all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, this has been bar none our favorite vacation yet.

Joe and Mandy ROCK! We CANNOT wait to sail the world with you two in the future!!

-Danna, Lonnie, Buffy, and Vicky

April 2021 - broker provided survey

Name: Danna
Yacht: KUMATOO with Joe & Mandy Rosello
Charter Dates: 04/22/2021 to 04/28/2021
Area Cruised: St. Thomas - USVI
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Very !

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Very !

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes !! Never even needed AC at night

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Over the top on both !

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Each place was a amazing!

6. Additional comments on your charter?
I can´t say enough good things about our experience from the very first moment that we met Mandy and Joe at the port till we disembarked ! This was our first experience sailing but definitely will not be our last . Joe and Mandy both were excellent attended to our every need. The food was amazing from presentation to flavor menu was very creative & satisfying! Joe was like having your very own personal mixologist the drink of the day‍♀️ was some thing we all look forward to I would definitely say they were crafted cocktails. We look forward to sailing many more times with Mandy and Joe on KUMA TOO !

April 13 - 20, 2021

We were lucky enough to have an encore trip on the Kuma Too. It was just as great as our first trip. Joe and Mandy are great hosts and took us to many peaceful harbors. The scenery was spectacular. A unique experience was eating at Lime In. We got to see the islands from a different perspective. Mandy is an excellent cook and we looked forward to our meals. Joe had some good drinks of the day for us in addition to painkillers, bushwackers and margaritas.

Thanks again for a great time.

-Mike and Cheryl

April 2 - 10, 2021

Joe and Mandy were the most accommodating crew - we truly felt like pampered guests in their home!

Favorite memories:
Wonderful meals! Great drinks. Sea turtles, eagle ray. Lime Out!!! Long beautiful sails, Chuckles.

We brought our twin seniors and a friend each for spring break. Wonderful experience for all - lots of new experiences as well. Mandy and Joe have set a high bar for services. We hope to be back on the Kuma too one day soon!
-Josh & Carrie

Favorite Memories:
Sitting on the front during sails. Lots of sea turtles. Paddleboarding and tubing. Playing code names. Jumping off the side of the boat. food & cocktails.
Thank you for making our senior spring break trip better than we could have ever imagined! We had so much fun and hope to be back one day.
-Claire & Janey


Favorite Memories:
Taco bar aka Lime Out. Snorkeling was fire. Music was great. Boat lights = big tarpon! Food was spectacular.
-Keegan & Michael

March 23 - 31, 2021

Favorite Memories:
Seeing the whales, seeing the dolphin, Lime Out, beautiful coves, loved the sailing & riding up front, fantastic meals, great bartender & drinks of the day, captain time @ night with the men, nicest crew ever, making Dan´s birthday extra special, the fish at night, snorkeling with turtles, ray and shark, kayaking personalized service.

This has been the best, most relaxing vacation ever! Joe & Mandy´s personalized service created a vacation experience that far exceeded our expectations.

-Dan, Sonia, Dana, and Judith

March 2021 - broker provided survey

Name: Dan
Dates: March 23 - 31, 2021

Skipper: 5/5
Comments Awesome attention to detail and tolerance of the group. Maintains an immaculate boat and provided outstanding service with his wife (the boss when the boat is not underway) and first mate/cook Mandy

Rest of the crew: 5/5
Comments Mandy is an outstanding cook and host She works seamlessly with Joe and they and provided the best service we have ever had anywhere

How would you qualify the yacht (comfort, features, general maintenance, etc) 5/5
Comments The yacht was spotless and the perfect size for use.

How would you qualify the itinerary 5/5
Comments Given the Covid restrictions on the BVI´s we did the USVI´s and it was fantastic. Joe and Mandy knew exactly where to go and at what time. The route we took for our itinerary was perfect.

How would you qualify the sports and leisure activities/equipment on board 5/5
Comments We loved giggles

How would you qualify the food and drinks 5/5
Comments First Mandy is a 5 star cook. She feed us constantly with surprising main meals and appetizers. You will not ever go hungry. Joe was responsible for the drinks and his drinks of the day were awesome.

How would you qualify the entire experience of your trip 5/5
Comments Joe and Mandy are very, very good at what they do. We enjoyed there bringing the whole experience beyond what words can adequately describe. The shared their home (yacht) and made us feel like part of the family.

March 14 - 21, 2021

There were so many great times. We especially liked the Lime Out bar, snorkeling and the tiki huts. What made this trip most amazing were our hosts, Joe & Mandy. They were very attentive, engaging and focused on us having a great time. Joe is an excellent captain and we all felt very comfortable with him at the helm. Mandy is an amazing chef. The food was fantastic. We could not have had a better time. This trip exceeded our expectations because Joe and Mandy made sure all of our needs and requests were met. The trip was most memorable due to the effort and expertise of Mandy and Joe.

St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix.
The Devon Group

March 7 - 13, 2021

It´s hard to pinpoint a favorite memory from this trip. We loved the sailing and feeling the wind in our hair. Too many wonderful things to mention. We loved seeing the wildlife and snapping pictures of underwater creatures. Joe and Mandy are so sweet and caring. They have shared their love for this area and the special features that make it a paradise destination.

We could not have had a more pleasurable sail with Mandy and Joe! Excellent food and drink. Love the Kuma Kooler!

Bo & Deb

March 2021 - Broker provided survey

Name: Joel
Yacht: KUMATOO with Joe & Mandy Rosello
Charter Dates: 03/07/2021 to 03/13/2021
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Absolutely! We could not have asked for more.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Exceptionally clean and organized.

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes

4. Was the food good and well presented?
We could go on and on about how wonderful the food tasted and the presentation. Very tastefully done. We can´t wait to get her recipes and make some of them at home.

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes. We loved it all.

6. Additional comments on your charter?
We were so impressed with Mandy and Joe and the atmosphere they created on Kuma Too. We felt at home and relaxed and enjoyed sailing with these two captains. They are very knowledgeable about the islands and shared their love for the area. We highly recommend chartering with the Kuma Too and can´t wait to go back.

February 27 - March 5, 2021

We had the best vacation ever!! My husband and I have been on two other chartered yacht vacations and this was by far our best!!

Mandy and Joe were most of what made it a great experience! They were professional but also fun :) by day two they already knew our wants and needs before we would even have to ask.

When we arrived in the pouring rain, Mandy and Joe were still waiting there for us and helped us with all our (yes we brought too much) luggage. And did it with a smile on their faces (behind their masks-lol) The Kuma Too was immaculately clean and all the rooms were set up so cute :) the beds were very comfortable with plenty of pillows and comfy sheets. the bathroom had nice towels and plenty of ocean friendly toiletries.

The salon, cockpit and deck space were always kept clean, I don´t know how they did it with all six of us constantly leaving stuff all over! Everything was kept clean during our entire stay!

The food, presentation and taste, were amazing! All meals were yummie! I will definitely be getting some of her recipe´s!!

I can´t imagine anything else we may have needed on board as they had floaties, paddle boards, kayaks and snorkel equipment! They had bottles for us all to drink from and catered to our every need!

We enjoyed mostly having Mandy and Joe as our captains and cooks! They were amazing! We have made new friends!! I still don´t know how they did it all while keeping us all hydrated! They would drop us off on a beach and then bring us all the toys (kayaks, snorkels, paddle boards) and also coming back to fill our coolers before we could even call to ask (and that was often!-lol)

They also had some great playlists for our nightly dance parties! And Joe was a great DJ to find every silly and old songs we could think of!

I just can´t say enough nice things about this extraordinary experience on board the Kuma Too with Mandy and Joe!!

Thanks for an amazing vacation!

Maryann and crew

February 27 - March 5, 2021

So many favorite memories...Snorkeling and seeing turtles and sting rays, beautiful islands and beach bars (Christmas Cove, Water Island-Honeymoon Beach, Maho Bar...just to mention a few)

Joe and Mandy, you both were so awesome. My highest praises to you both!! Thanks for the wonderful time & great memories.

Your new friends,
Jeff & Kathy

February 2020

Word of the trip...TURTLES!

Food was amazing and Chef Mandy you did such a great job with all my boys and their picky eating. We loved exploring new beautiful spots in our ´happy place´!

Thank you both for sharing your beautiful home on the water with us! You made us all feel so welcome and a part of the Kuma Too Fam!

The Overton Fam (Brad, Chelsey, Beckett, Berkley)

January 2021

My family just got back from a week aboard KUMA TOO with Mandy and Joe. Everything about the trip was 5 star! The boat itself is immaculate and has all the creature comforts. There was plenty to do to keep active with the toys which include snorkeling gear, knee board, kayaks, and giggles and chuckles (inflatable friends). The paddle boards were used everyday and perhaps some not so flattering pictures of mom were snapped!

The BVI was closed to tourism so Joe and Mandy designed an itinerary in the USVI that was amazing! They explained everything about the different moorings and anchorages and they knew just how to get us a spot in tiny little nooks with as few as 5 moorings!

Pampered. Pampered. Pampered. The food was amazing in both quality and presentation and there was certainly enough of it! The drink of the day and all of the cocktail and beer specials kept us all just shy of drunken sailors. Mandy and Joe are the PERFECT hosts. They make you feel special and comfortable from the minute they meet you.

Favorite Memory/Recommendation:
All of it! From the moment we boarded the boat until our final hours - perfection. Each day was a blessing. RELAXING in the coves and relaxing on the boat. Every creature comfort was attended to by both Mandy and Joe. The food was ´crazy good´, the drink of the day was amazing & our ability to just flop & relax was awesome.
There was no better way to sail away from 2020! Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you - all the birthday decorations & cake were much appreciated.

-The Cyr Family

Christmas 2020

We went on the 18th of Dec for a week. We had no idea what to expect. Joe and Mandy made us feel immediately comfortable. Words cannot explain our experience. Much more than amazing. The food was delicious and plentiful, as were the drinks. Joe is a great bartender. I normally don´t drink until 5 and he set his alarm to remind himself to ask me for a drink. By the end of the trip Joe and Mandy were our friends. They took us to the best coves where we could snorkel, and use their water toys. We had an incredible Christmas on the Kuma Too and wait till we can return.

This trip was way beyond our highest expectations. Joe and Mandy set the bar for taking care of customers so high I do not see how anyone else could ever achieve the same level. Their professionalism mixed with our fun interactions made this trip extra special. The food was Chef Ramsey level!!! I had only planned on doing this once in a lifetime, but now we are doing another trip for sure on the Kuma Too.
-Carlee & Chuck


Favorite Memory/Recommendation: Food and everything else, Mandy and Joe are the best!!! Places we went were beyond description. Trip of a lifetime, so thankful for the experiences, the food, the music, the laughter and the fun. We won´t ever forget what a great time we had. The experience we had was fantastic. Joe & Mandy are amazing. We are lucky to have had them as our crew.
Mandy is the chef from heaven.
-Sean & Robin

November 2020 - Broker provided feedback

How did you enjoy your cruising vacation?
It was truly one of the most relaxing vacations we’ve taken.

How would you describe your Captain and crew? Were they Courteous? Helpful? Friendly? Attentive? Knowledgeable?
Joe and Mandy could not have been more professional and courteous. They were extremely attentive and did their absolute best to ensure we were comfortable at all times. They have a great grasp on the sites and nuances ‘not-to-be-missed’ while allowing us to take time to enjoy excursions on shore as well.

Tell me about your meals? Did the menus meet your expectations? Did your Chef and Crew pay close attention to your Preference Sheets?
First, there is NO chance you will go hungry (or thirsty) on Kuma Too! Better yet, the food is amazing. What Mandy (and Joe) crank out of the kitchen is nothing short of 5-Star. We were blown away (no pun intended) with the variety, quality and presentation. We also have three children with their own preferences and they all were well satisfied.

How is the yacht? Is she clean and well-maintained? Were your cabins comfortable?
Kuma Too was spotless, well-maintained and very comfortable.

What did you like most about the yacht? What did you like the least? If you could change anything, what would have made you happier?
We loved Kuma Too. Her size fit our family of 5 very well with plenty of room to spread out and lounge during the day and sleep comfortably at night. Can’t really think of anything I didn’t like about her. In hindsight, we might’ve tried a different mooring opportunity on our last afternoon/evening given the odd swell that came in (no fault of the crew), but other than that we were extremely happy.

How did you find the pace and the itinerary of your vacation?
The itinerary was great. We’d never sailed the USVI nor the BVI, so we didn’t have an agenda or preconceived notion that we were ‘missing out’ by not sailing the BVI. In fact, getting to circumnavigate St John and St Thomas, with plenty of time to go ashore on beautiful beaches, great short hikes, and experience some local flare was a terrific balance. The USVI’s are definitely under-marketed and well worth exploring, as we were lucky to do.

Would you charter this yacht again? If not, please explain:
Yes

November 2020

Amazing Thanksgiving trip! Joe and Mandy are over the top. The food is amazing. The scenery is perfect. This truly is a trip of a lifetime and we are grateful to have met Joe and Mandy, Chuckles, and Kuma Too! We love Kuma Too! This is the most relaxing trip a mom can ever take!! :-)
-The White Family

July 2020

Name: Meg
Yacht: KUMATOO with Joe and Mandy Rosello
Charter Dates: 06/28/2020 to 07/05/2020
Area Cruised: US Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Absolutely YES

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes- above my expectations

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes!

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Food was amazing and beautifully presented! The variety and quality of the food exceeded my expectations by far!

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Joe & Mandy found areas untouched in the USVI and we loved the itinerary they chose for us!

Additional comments on your charter?
This was an amazing vacation! My husband and I didn’t lift a finger. The kids had a blast with all the water activities (floats, tubing, knee boarding, paddleboarding & kayaking) and Josh & I were able to sit back and relax. We didn’t worry about cooking or cleaning up for any meals. Mandy provides ample snacks for my “growing” boys and did all of it with a smile on her face... even at 6am with my little one. Joe didn’t let our drinks hit the bottom and was the best “boat driver”. He found great snorkeling spots with a variety of marine life and colorful coral. Joe and Mandy have great communication and made our trip seamless. They even helped celebrate our anniversary and one of the boys birthdays. I appreciated all their efforts and we were super impressed. This boat is their home and they take great care of it.

July 2020

We´ve been to the Virgin Islands many times and this, by far, is the best way to see it all! The BVI´s boarders were closed due to COVID but we loved every minute of the USVI. Our favorites included the airplanes at Brewers Bay, the beauty of Magen´s Bay and Chuckles, the snorkeling off of Congo Key, the turtles and sting rays at Maho Bay, meeting up with family and friends at Waterlemon, the quietness of Lameshur, the party at Lime Out, and all the boats at Christmas Cove!

Joe - thanks for all the fun times and great experiences. Thanks for playing with the kids and taking them tubing for hours.
Mandy - thanks for all the yummy food and delicious drinks of the day!

We promise to be back again! Love, Josh, Meg, Matt, Ben, and Drew

Broker provided questionnaire - March 2020

Overall rating:
5/5

Was this your first charter yacht experience?
Yes

Dates:
March 10-17, 2020

Destination:
Virgin Islands

How did you enjoy your cruising vacation?
We loved every minute of our vacation.

In the future, would you consider:
Charter again - Yes
Book the same Yacht again - Yes
Follow the crew onto another yacht - Yes
Sail a different destination - Yes

How often were your cabins cleaned?
Daily

How often were sheets and towels changed?
Midweek

Did you use all the water toys?
Water toys were available and offered.

Where your meals excellent and fresh?
The food was excellent and our tastes were considered. The food was plentiful.

How would you describe your Captain and crew?
Mandy and Joe were great. Friendly and knowledgeable.

Was it easy to get to your yachts destination?
Yes

How do you feel now after your vacation?
Could have stayed for another week!

How did you find the pace and the itinerary of your vacation?
We chose the itinerary and Joe made it happen! It was wonderful.

March 2020

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 they 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

Favorite memory/recommendation:
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

February 2020

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

Broker provided questionnaire - February 2020

Name of yacht : Kuma Too
Dates of Charter : Feb 23
Name of Charterer : BVI/USVI

We hope you enjoyed your charter! We would really appreciate it if you would take a moment to complete this form. Naturally we hope that everything was perfect, but we also would like to know if there were any (small) problems. All comments are helpful!

When you arrived, your first impression of the yacht was:
Very clean and professional. Joe and Mandy had birthday decorations for me. Very sweet.

What did you think about your accommodation?
Cabins, beds, bathrooms: Clean and comfortable. Much roomier than expected.

Salon, cockpit, deck space:
Plenty of space. We rarely spent time inside the boat.

Was the boat kept clean during your charter (your cabins, the bathrooms/heads, your towels, bedding, the cockpit, the galley)?
We had twice daily maintenance and turn down service. We definitely felt spoiled.

Did you miss anything on board?
Like my dog or my socks? Not sure what the question means.

What did you enjoy the most on board?
On board the vessel or on our trip? I enjoyed sitting up front while sailing. The crew had constant attention to the sea life and commentary on the surrounding islands.

Please describe your Captain (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.)
Joe and Mandy have a genuinely outgoing disposition. They were professional, courteous and went above and beyond in EVERY aspect of our trip.

What do you think about your itinerary, the places and bays you visited and the activities you have done?
A great smattering of places to explore during our first visit. They gave us plenty of options and flexibility.

Please describe your chef (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.)
She went out of her way to accommodate many of us with dietary restrictions. Her food was gourmet and delicious, even with modifications. Mandy was always sure we were satisfied and had our plates full.

Please describe your meals (presentation, quality, quantity)
Beautiful presentations with each plate colorful and full. We always had plenty to eat. Most of what we ate was sourced locally and fresh. There was always food. We ate when we weren’t hungry. There were drinks and food at our beckon call. It was embarrassing how much we consumed.

Do you feel the meals and drinks reflected the requests you made in your preference sheet?
Yes

Did you receive enough information from us before your trip, was the description of the yacht and crew accurate?
yes

Would you sail with us again?
Definitely

February 2020

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

January 2020

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!

Best regards,
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

Christmas 2019

Name: Daniel
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.

July 2019

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!
Sara D.

June 2019

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!!
Amy V.

December 2018

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!
Kim I.

March 2018

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!
Danielle B.

March 2018

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.
Jennifer R.