Cruising Area of Kuma Too
Kuma Too Description
Kuma Too is a beautifully upgraded 47-foot Leopard sailing catamaran that delivers comfort and luxury for a picturesque island sailing adventure. Kuma Too has a superb track record and is a proven seaworthy vessel sailing from Cape Town, South Africa to the Lesser Antilles, Windward Islands, and throughout the Bahamas and even spending a few seasons chartering in Florida. Kuma Too and her crew have proven to sail faster than most sailing vessels can motor without sacrificing comfort. Her 2019 upgrades include state-of-the-art cooling gel foam mattresses, new interior and exterior cushions, upholstery and linens, brand new air conditioning, and much more. Kuma Too is the complete package for a dream sailing vacation!
Cell phone for local and international calls, VHF and handheld radio, satellite phone, walkie talkies for shore side communication
3 Queen-sized guest cabins, each with private head, full A/C and ambient reading lights, state-of-the-art gel foam mattresses with cooling layer and organic cotton topper for comfortable nights.
New mattresses are dressed with Oeko-Tex sheets, which means they are certified free of harmful chemicals and are safe for human use.
Bountiful comfy throw pillows for lounging. Hanging closets, ample storage space and shelves for stowing personal items.
Skylights provide sunshine during the day, star-gazing at night and gentle breezes; fans for airflow.
Each private head is stocked with ocean-safe travel-size shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, and Oeko-Tex safe plush Turkish cotton towels and washcloths. These are ´wet heads´ not shower stalls and electric toilets are fresh water flush.
Full indoor & outdoor dining areas.
150+ square-foot covered deck space with ample seating on new 4-inch thick high density foam custom cushions,
Brand new trampolines with 2 bow seats
Bean bag chairs
Card and board games
Books and field guides
Roll down shades allowing full enjoyment of sunsets
Rain screens shield from inclement weather while savoring the sounds of a Caribbean rain shower
Snorkel gear + fins
Oversized beach towels
6-person giant flamingo float
Kuma Too Crew Profile
Captain Joe grew up just 3 miles from the US´s top-rated Clearwater Beach enjoying the typical Florida lifestyle of fishing, camping, boating and beachcombing. When he was old enough to breakaway from the Florida coastline he found himself bouncing around the Caribbean from Mexico to the Lesser Antilles in search of crystalline turquoise water several times a year. The sea was always calling him. In 2009, Joe had the opportunity to captain a sailing vessel in a club race and was hooked immediately. In the last 10+ years, he has raced sailboats ranging from 21-feet to 52-feet. Joe says, “The ability to harness wind and wave to get to a destination without the means of mechanical propulsion is intoxicating and rewarding.” He now holds his USCG 100-ton master license with sailing and towing endorsement and his BVI Boatmaster in addition to his STCW, CPR, and first aid certifications.
Always the life of the party, Joe´s infectious laugh can be heard across the room! With the perfect balance of comedic relief and professionalism, it was 2005 when Joe’s wife Mandy first noticed Joe at work because of his ability to lead his staff with high spirits in the most stressful situations. Within a few months, they took their first trip together to Puerto Rico, unknowing what path was laid out for them. Scuba diving (both are certified open-water divers), sailing, and land exploration took them from Alaska to Europe, South America to the South Pacific, but most frequently to Florida´s backyard, the Caribbean. Since music and food are a universal language, you can find Joe and Mandy on the dance floor, at a communal table, or around an acoustic guitarist making conversation with others. To them, the most rewarding part of travel is the people met along the way which turn into life-long friendships.
After years of traveling throughout the Virgin Islands, they married on St. Thomas in 2013. On a 2015 vacation to the British Virgin Islands, Joe and Mandy met a fellow sailor, and the idea hatched of pursuing their own sailing adventure full time. The corporate grind of deadlines and politics was about to be behind them, as Joe and Mandy sold everything, quit their jobs, took command of Kuma Too, and never looked back. They have sailed Kuma Too over 15,000 nautical miles throughout Florida, the Bahamas, Atlantic Ocean, and Caribbean Sea and the meter is still running.
Offering sailing charters along the West Coast of Florida, Joe and Mandy´s love of hosting guests on board Kuma Too grew, and they were ready for the next step. For their 3rd charter season, they headed south to the Virgin Islands! Joe enjoys sharing his love of the sea and sailing with guests, and Mandy looks forward to sharing her love of cuisine!
Growing up landlocked, Mandy has always had an adventurous soul from rock climbing to skydiving and with dreams of traveling the world, even as a child. She began scuba diving with her dad at age 15 which unlocked a whole new world of travel and cuisine! On every trip, she tried new dishes and flavors which would eventually shape her own culinary skills. Bringing global influences into her dishes, Mandy most enjoys creating unique sauces and seasonings. Although Joe is the Captain of Kuma Too, Mandy holds her OUPV Captain´s License, STCW, CPR, and first aid certifications as well and is fully competent in safely handling their 47-foot floating home.
With 15 years in general aviation, both Joe and Mandy have traveled around the US for work, but the Caribbean kept calling. Their unique backgrounds with private and corporate aircraft included not only handling mechanical and fueling matters but also providing superior customer service to affluent passengers. They both have extensive experience coordinating major events at airports along the East Coast such as Nascar, NFL, MLB, NBA, and PGA championship games and yacht shows. Their organized manner and ability to multitask while placing safety above all else was developed over those years but is now a key element for their success in providing a personalized dream yacht charter aboard Kuma Too.
Kuma Too CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Kuma Too Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Jan 24, 2020||Jan 27, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Feb 02, 2020||Feb 08, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Feb 14, 2020||Feb 19, 2020||Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Feb 23, 2020||Mar 01, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Mar 10, 2020||Mar 17, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Mar 24, 2020||Mar 31, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|May 02, 2020||May 09, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|May 27, 2020||Jun 03, 2020||Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jul 11, 2020||Oct 31, 2020||Unavailable: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|Nov 08, 2020||Nov 15, 2020||Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 21, 2020||Dec 28, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
Kuma Too Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $10,200
High price: $12,500
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Yacht terms: All Inclusive
An all-inclusive charter covers all provisioning and running expenses. This includes a captain and crew that is fully trained and committed to your safety and enjoyment of your trip. A chef will provide the kind of exceptional, personalized meal preparation that you would expect of a five-star restaurant. The listed rate may not include all local taxes, premium beverages or scuba activities. Inquire for more information.
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Kuma Too Guest Reviews
Mandy and Joe are absolutely outstanding in every way. Since this was our second adventure on Kuma Too, it feels like coming back to visit with friends. We ate more in 3 days than we do in a week, and the food was absolutely fabulous! This is the most relaxing way to spend a weekend! If you need to ´unplug´ and reconnect and enjoy you favorite people - this is how to do it! The sailing was amazing; the island adventures were a blast. The berths were really comfortable and of course, with Joe and Mandy at the helm you knew you were going to be well taken care of & safe. We went with another couple who are great friends of ours -- they had a blast, too. Joe and Mandy even put up with us playing guitars, singing, and turning Kuma Too into a floating music studio - now that is hospitality!! It was the perfect 50th Birthday celebration!
It was no easy task planning a trip with our kids--ages 22, 20 and 11 year old twins, but once we booked a week-long cruise to the Dry Tortugas on the Kuma Too, we looked forward to spending increasingly rare time together. Joe and Mandy were outstanding. They accommodated vegan and vegetarian diets as well as a picky 11 year old. The food was amazing and we left with several recipes to try at home. They facilitated all of our water activities. We snorkeled at Ft. Jefferson, the wreck of The Windjammer off Loggerhead Key, and Woman Key and had many opportunities to swim off the boat and kayak. They made sure we were always comfortable, serving snacks and drinks whenever we needed them, making sure we had water to shower off at the end of our salty days, and cranking on the A/C at night so we all slept comfortably. When we had to alter our schedule because of uncooperative weather conditions, Joe and Mandy quickly found alternatives that actually made our trip even better. We spent an extra night at sea on the way down, but during that night we witnessed a pod of dolphins chasing flying fish alongside the boat under the moon and stars for over an hour! A spectacular scene that none of us will ever forget. I can´t say enough about this trip. As we cruised back, we all dreaded seeing land again. Not only was this an adventure of a lifetime, but also chance for us to reconnect and forge deeper connections as a family. Thank you, Joe and Mandy for a week of happy memories!!
My friends and I (six of us total) did a ten-day Christmas/ New Year cruise on Kuma Too. The trip was more than we could have imagined. To begin with, Joe and Mandy were the absolute most accommodating hosts ever. They catered to our individual needs- drinks, food, and comfort. The meals they prepared and served were five star restaurant quality. We all left a bit heavier than when we boarded! (The margaritas were pretty great, too!) They definitely need to create a Kuma Cook Book! Their professionalism and sailing expertise kept me at ease while we were under sail and being transported on the dinghy. I´ve only briefly sailed once before... but I never ever felt unsafe. Joe and Mandy were also very knowledgeable about our destination locations as wellFort Jefferson/ Dry Tortugas, Loggerhead Key, and Key West! So much so that when Joe toured us around Fort Jefferson, random people would stop to listen and ask him questions! I could go on and on about the awesomeness of our trip... a lot of the credit goes to Joe and Mandy. I highly recommend sailing with them! Looking forward to booking again for another adventure with them!
Sailing with Kuma Too and crew was one of the funnest, unique, top-notch experiences I´ve had. The boat is roomie enough for you to have your own space but also cozy enough to spend quality time with friends & family. Joe and Mandy where both friendly and personable but also very professional. They really make the boat feel like home for the time you are on it. Sailing is their passion and you can see it in the time and care they put into their boat and charters. They made sure that every detail was taken care of (every meal they made was fantastic) and all needs met for all guests. I wouldn´t sail any other catamaran!
Absolutely amazing! I had the opportunity to get away for a week from the hustle and bustle of life on land sailing up and down the gorgeous west coast of Florida. Captains Joe and Mandy Rosello were professional, attentive, fun, great hosts and overall ´good people´. They made my 1-week sailing experience on their beautiful catamaran, Kuma Too, absolutely unforgettable. The trip was full of beautiful sunrises and sunsets, amazing wildlife (I lost count how many dolphins swam alongside the hulls) and, of course, plenty of rest and relaxation. Additionally, I wanted to better understand the sailing ins and outs and both captains were very informative and thorough in explaining procedures and techniques. Such a great trip! I genuinely enjoyed my time on Kuma Too and wholeheartedly recommend their chartering services. They definitely deliver the services and priceless memories you deserve.