Cruising Area of Neverland
Contemporary European styling throughout
Queen island beds, linens, and cooling gel memory foam mattress toppers
Ensuite bathrooms w/ separate shower stalls and electric fresh water flush toilets
6-zone air conditioning (per cabin and two in salon)
2 fans per cabin and salon
Salon and cockpit sunshades
Dimmable recessed LED lighting throughout
Blue underwater and ambient exterior lighting
1,000 watt, 4-zone Fusion and JL Audio sound system with two 10″ subwoofers
(4) queen cabins, each with private ensuite bath with electric toilet, wash basin and separate shower stall. Spacious master stateroom has desk space, separate toilet room, and walk-in shower. All cabins have air conditioning, two fans, 110v outlets and dimmable recessed lighting.
Upper deck lounge has sectional couch and sunbed area with 360 degree view.
Forward deck has spacious lounge area with adjustable reclining seating, trampolines and sunning areas.
Aft deck offers lounge area plus alfresco dining area.
Salon offers lounge area with coffee table plus flat screen TV with many movies and USB capabilities.
Upgraded 4 zone sound system provides music throughout all indoor and outdoor areas.
Subwing Honeycomb Shark
GoPro Underwater Camera and Video
3 stand-up paddleboards
2 Lamzac air loungers
6-person floating raft mat
2 Hanging over-water chairs
Several huge inflatables
Neverland Crew Profile
JACOB & CHRISTINA - CREW STARTING NOVEMBER 2019
Originally from Chicago, Jacob moved to the west coast in 2010 where he discovered his love for sailing. A single day trip in San Diego had him hooked and pretty soon he was chartering and eventually purchasing his first sailboat in 2014. In 2017 after spending several years sailing the coast of California and Mexico he quit his job as a hospitality manager and decided to pursue a full time career on the water.
Over the last two years Jacob has spent the summer season in the Med working charters for everyone from honeymoon couples to giant flotillas of nearly 200 yachts! During the winter season of 2018 he moved to Australia to sail charters in New South Wales for the summer down under. When it warmed up in the north he returned to sail California and Mexico once again along with the Abaco´s islands in the Bahamas. Since making the Virgin Islands his home he has explored the hidden gems and tourist hot spots to provide the trip of a lifetime for any guest.
Always pursuing additional knowledge, Jacob has spent his time gaining experience on vessels ranging from 25 ft race boats to 85 ft luxury cruisers. Whether it´s a mono hull or catamaran; big or small; as long as it´s sailing the ocean blue it´s the right boat.
A true New Yorker born and raised in Staten Island from two parents who grew up in Brooklyn, Christina prides herself on her personality and respectful family values. She believes this is what has shaped her personality which has been the foundation for her life. As an Italian American, food has always been an important part of her life. She believes there is no better way to spread love than with a home cooked meal, some great wine, and really good company.
After graduating with a Masters Degree in Special Education, Christina worked as a preschool teacher in the greater New York area for over 5 years. It wasn’t until she took a trip to South Africa to teach English did she realize that her passion for travel, culture, and exploration exceeded her expectations. It was then that she realized she was settling for a comfortable life which she was good at, but ultimately it did not feed her soul.
Unexpected events, call it serendipitous or not, have brought her to the sea and she could not have been more grateful. She has worked two seasons as a chef in destinations such as Greece, Croatia, and Montenegro. She has worked on a variety of different sailboats which allowed her to really grow her passion for sailing.
As a chef Christina likes to keep her meals as healthy and tasty as possible. To her, flavor is most important and shouldn’t be compromised. Christina likes to cook with the best ingredients she can find, and believes freshness is key. Her cuisine is very exploratory in that she likes to use a variety of flavors, spices, and herbs rather than stick to one specifically. Christina believes people should have a cultural culinary experience when they are eating. She wants you to remember your sailing experience from that moment you see the breathtaking morning sunrise over the horizon to the smell of roasted chicken coming fresh out of the boat’s oven. She truly believes that sailing is an experience for your senses and she’s fully on board to give the best experience she possibly can.
MARCUS & SARA - Crew through July 2019
Captain Marcus has lived on all of the US Virgin Islands: St Croix, St John and St Thomas and has been entertaining island visitors here for the past eight years. On St. Croix he worked in the service industry as well as running various day sail boats as first mate and then as Captain. After delivering a yacht to Portugal he spent the summer of 2014 skippering charter yachts in the Mediterranean. Marcus holds a USCG 100ton Masters License and a STCW95.
Chef Sara hails from the farmlands of North Dakota. Although her former years were spent on a landlocked farm, she spent all her summer weekends at her family’s lake cabin in Northern Minnesota and fell completely in love with being on the water. She decided to turn her passion into reality and leave her career in sales to live a life at sea – trading in miles of pounding the pavement for miles of exploring the open ocean.
Sara has traveled all over Europe inspiring her throughout her new life. She has worked as chef and first mate on many different yachts in Greece, Croatia, the Bahamas, and Italy (Sardinia & Corsica). Eventually she made her way to the beautiful crystal blue waters of the Virgin Islands this past winter. She’s so grateful for her travels and experience around Europe, but is truly thrilled to call Neverland and the Virgin Islands her new home.
The summer of summer 2018 Sara took a French, Cuban and Classic American cuisine course at the Institute of Culinary Education in NY City.
She loves cooking almost as much as she loves eating. Her farm roots inspire her made from scratch recipes and her work ethic is demonstrated by her enthusiasm in the galley.
Marcus and Sara are thrilled to be aboard the beautiful Neverland. They look forward to welcoming guests to the island paradise they have come to call home and showing guests the time of their lives.
Neverland CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Neverland Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Jun 30, 2019||Jul 07, 2019||Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|Jul 20, 2019||Jul 27, 2019||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jul 29, 2019||Nov 06, 2019||Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Nov 07, 2019||Nov 14, 2019||Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 25, 2020||May 02, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|May 29, 2020||Jun 06, 2020||Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
Neverland Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $17,700
High price: $24,000
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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.
Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Neverland.
Neverland Guest Reviews
When you arrived,your first impression of the yacht was:
Very excited and impressed. It was clean, well organized, contemporary design, and large.
What did you think about your accommodation?
Cabins, beds, bathrooms:
All were great. We stayed in the master suite, so we were spoiled.
Salon, cockpit, deck space:
Great. Only feedback during the week would be it would have been great to have a bit more shade in the skybridge area.
Was the boat kept clean during your charter?
Very-Marcus and Sara were wonderful, attentive hosts.
Did you miss anything on board?
What did you enjoy most on board?
The space...we have a party of 8, plus the captain and chef, but we never felt crowded.
Please describe your Captain:
Marcus was incredible. Very knowledgeable, very professional, but also very approachable with a great sense of humor. We asked a million questions, and he was always helpful, informative and insightful.
What do you think about your itinerary, the places and bays you visited and the activities you have done?
It was all perfect. Marcus approached us each morning with a plan or idea, and it always worked out great. He knew the right sports for private snorkeling, sunsets, etc.
Please describe your chef:
Sara made the trip. Her food was incredible, perfect portions, very creative, fresh and tasty. We had one person on the trip that preferred some different items, and she went out of her way to customize his menu. Plus she was fund and energetic and a joy to be around.
Please describe you meals:
Top notch. Something you´d get in a high quality restaurant. Very precise presentation details. I have no idea how she does that in such a small galley.
Do you feel the meals and drinks reflected the requests you made in your preference sheet?
The best vacation ever! Thank you two for making it magical! We had a blast! Ya´ll come to Alabama - ya hear?
Exceeded all expectations! We loved every minute - THANK YOU!!!
-Greg & Melissa
Unbeatable trip. Best hosts ever. We will be back.
-Grant aka Granty K
Love our crew!
You two are awesome! Thank your for taking such great care of us! We feel like we made 2 new friends. We look forward to seeing you on Grand Lake soon.
Best vacation ever! Loved Sara & Marcus - come to Alabama -- surfs up!
-Kristie & Charlie
Thank you both for a wonderful trip to the BVI. Great food - just amazing meals Sara.. even for our kind of vegan friend!
It was so relaxing and just what the doctor ordered for our group. Lots of laughs!
Sara you have quite a talent in the culinary world! Thank you for extra accommodating the herbivore and Marcus, your sailing skills kept us on the those waves was a highlight for sure. Thank you both!
The Cape Cod Crew
You are both wonderful! Thank you for an amazing week! I am leaving heavier from all the AMAZING food. Hope to see you both on another charter.
Jill & Mark
I really enjoyed going to all the islands!
I like going to soggy dollar and I LOVED all the food and of course the desserts!
Thank you for letting us travel to the islands and letting us eat all your amazing food. I really enjoyed the week we spent together, it was really fun!
Sara & Marcus,
We so enjoyed our voyage on Neverland! Great food, great service, beautiful waters, and great companionship! You two made it unforgettable and so much fun! We hope to see you again in the future! And don´t forget our ´turtle circle of trust´! Wishing you the best with the new boat!
Shasi & Ryan
Casey & Tony
Heath & Roxanne
We loved it!
I was actually going to send you an email to thank you for arranging this trip for us. We LOVED it, truly!
First, your assurances about the crew were spot on, they were just great. Marcus is such an experienced sailor and extremely competent, really excellent. Both of them have a very mature way of seeing things and are committed to having the guests have what they want and have a good time. in addition they were gracious hosts, really beyond their years (offering drinks, refilling coffee, attending to details...)
Jonathan and I are both cooks, Jonathan a gourmet cook. We loved Sara´s cooking, she did an amazing job. Three full meals per day, attending to freshness, color, texture, taste, in addition she was creative. I took photos of many of the meals because they were so aesthetically pleasing. She clearly had been guided by our preferences, and cooked to them. She baked outrageous desserts as well, OMG!
The boat was in excellent shape. It was clean, the bathrooms cleaned daily, beds made for us (!), the beds were comfortable. There was adequate space so that the 3 couples could all be separate to read or talk, and the space comfortable for the 6 of us to eat.
The itinerary was built by Marcus on the basis of what we wanted to do . We made the plan the night before mostly, in a group discussion. We found great places to snorkel and paddle board, really nice sailing legs where we could enjoy the wind and the sea. The pace was perfect because Marcus paced it to our wishes. Both he and Sara really paid attention to what we were saying and did their best to accommodate our wishes...
I would absolutely recommend this crew without reservation, and the boat as well.
Dear Sara & Marcus!
Thank you for an unforgettable first trip to the BVI - all I can think about is when/how we can come back. Thank you for being kind and patient with me while I got comfortable snorkeling and while Jesse fell off the paddleboard 500 times ´because of the board´ I´m sure you hear this all time time, but this trip was life changing in so many ways. We certainly consider you friends and really hope you will come visit us in UT. I´ll get on Jess to finish the basement.
Again, thank you so much, I´m sad to go..
Be safe and have fun in all your future adventures.
Nicole & Jesse
Marcus and Sara,
Wow! What a remarkable adventure. Scott and I enjoyed every moment aboard the lovely Neverland. You two made it extra special. Snorkeling - a first for Scott - and front row parking everywhere we went. Sailing was a blast. The ship immaculate. Your attention to detail is very much appreciated. I felt safe and comfortable for the entire trip. Sara´s culinary skills wowed So very tasty - and healthy. Marcus was an excellent guide.
We really enjoyed ourselves and had a great time. Now, from 81 degrees to 7 degrees and a coming snowstorm in Utah!
-Q & B
Marcus & Sara,
We cannot say enough about this trip of a lifetime! The only downside is that this trip had to come to an end! Sara, your meals were magnificent and Marcus, we know we were in skilled safe hands with you at the helm.
How will we ever top this trip!?
Thank you for making our BVI trip FANTASTIC!
Kelly & Jason
Brian & Nicole
Kids comments 2019
I had a great time, the food was awesome, The trips were fun and I learned how to wake board. All in all it was a great experience.
I had fun, me and my brothers went tubing. It was my favorite vacation.
I had a great time. Thank you Sara and Marcus for making it the best vacation ever!
I had an amazing time doing everything! Thank you so much for making this trip super fun. The food was amazing and so fun. The food was amazing and so was the water. I loved the jumping off the top of the boat. I loved this vacation!
Sara & Marcus!
What a beautiful & magical trip! Thank you for all the effort to make everyone happy and well pampered! Great adventures!! Hope to make more memories!
-Ken & Jan
Marcus & Sara,
Thank you so much for a wonderful week! Sara, I cant´t express how much I appreciate your efforts to make me incredible vegan food. Seriously, every meal you knocked out of the park! And thank you Marcus for restoring my love of diving! You both made me feel so much more comfortable & safe. This BVI trip is going to be hard to beat. Hope to see you both again soon.
Marcus and Sara,
Thank you for the special Christmas week! Your effort and experience made this a week to remember for our family. The best boat captain and chef a family could have hoped to adopt!
The DXXX Family
P.S. Caitlin promises to remember you!
Guest comments for Sara on previous boat
We had the pleasure of sailing with Sara for a week in the spring of 2018. Our party included 2 families with a total of 4 kids between the ages of 8 - 13. We all enjoy authentic, flavorful food, and Sara did not disappoint. From tuna poke to eggs diablo to pork belly tacos, the food was varied, delicious, and beautiful! She accommodated a food allergy and our kids when they had special requests (which were rare because they loved her food too) and she even put them to work, prepping ingredients and setting the table. She did all this with an effervescent joy despite struggling with a boat kitchen that was less than ideal. Sara turned a good week of sailing into an exceptional vacation that will be difficult to repeat in our lifetime.
Guest comments for Sara on previous boat
Our week long trip on the Templar was amazing and it had a lot to do with our lovely crew! Sara´s cooking was not only delicious but also very creative given that we were on a boat! She managed to present the meals so beautifully too. I am not sure how she did it but she is magical. Both Capt. Moose and Sara were also incredibly kind to our kids. The little ones loved ´helping´ Chef Sara during meals and whether they helped or not, Sara was more than willing to include them, as did Moose when it came to sailing. We definitely hope to do this again and will request our amazing crew when we are ready to go!
We had the most amazing adventure. When I have time I will certainly give you more details of what was the best of the best. But in a nutshell, everyone should sail with Risa and Marcus on Neverland once in their life. You made life and the planning so easy thanks for everything
May 4-9, 2017
To Marcus & Risa,
Thank you for an amazing adventure! The food was exquisite, the expertise was top notch, and the destinations made for wonderful memories! We appreciate you sharing your home with us. And we look forward to another trip soon! All the best, Darh & Karen
May 4-9, 2017
Risa and Marcus,
We had an amazing time under your stewardship. THANK YOU for getting the sails out on the travel days & finding the perfect anchor points. Our only regret was that we requested any meals on land! The food was imaginative and far surpassed expectations. We hope to set sail with you again and you are both welcome in Denver anytime. Lordy, I´m 40!!! Brian, Shea V.
May 4-9, 2017
Marcus & Risa,
Thank you for sharing your incredible home with us. It was a dream trip, made even more memorable by the two of you. We´ve never felt more relaxed, at ease & present. I can´t thank you enough for giving my mode of operating planner-self a pause. We can´t wait to see you two in Denver & hope our adventurous paths can cross again elsewhere. Love, Megan & Ben
April 8-14, 2017
The best Neverland Adventure! Captain Marcus, jack of all trades, you rock this! Risa, your food was amazing xoxoxo. You two make a great team and were super accommodating. Thank you, thank you, thank you! if you are ever in Seattle, please look us up!
I enjoyed this trip a lot. The great meals, the music, Dukie (until it died), the sailing, the snorkeling, swimming, shopping and sitting and enjoying the beauty around us. Mattias even learned to fish and we had a great time. I saw pelicans, sting rays, sea turtles, tropical fish and Tarpins. I have never seen any of that cool stuff before and it was fun seeing them. Thank you so much for this awesome trip! The Stickler family
Bucket list vacation
Marcus & Risa,
Thank you for following your hearts and doing what you love because of your love of sailing, service & cooking - we have been blessed.
Our bucket list vacation was everything we prayed for without knowing how amazing it would be.
You catered to us with experience that brought us unbelievable beauty with snorkeling, beaches and more. Marcus, thank you for getting this old lady out of her comfort zone! I am forever grateful. Risa, thank you for your calm, joyfull passion for cooking the most wonderful dinners & perfect settings.
John and I will always remember this vacation with such joy and happiness and love. You are both amazing people and we will pray for your continued properity in all you do. The ´K´ party
Marcus & Risa,
What an incredible week! You both made the trip special for our entire family. So many great memories - incredible meals, beautiful spots, fun sails, snorkeling, great cocktails and service with a smile 24-7. You truly made the trip one or family will always remember & cherish. We will have a reunion on Sea Force One.
Fondly, the Hoine Family
Exceeded our expectations...
Marcus & Risa, thank you for exceeding all of our expectations! We always felt secure, pampered, and totally delighted. The meals were ALWAYS exceptional. The tips about what to do were always spot-on. You´re absolute professionals and, above all, you are two wonderful people and now friends too. Very best to you, and hope to see you again on future travels. Greg & Lisa B.
Marcus & Risa,
It was great to experience two people who love what thy do, are masters of their craft and are attentive to their guests and easy to change to make their experience unique and spectacular.
You have made Denise and my first charter much more than we could have every expected. Great service, balanced music, safe travels, exquisite food, flying fish, pesky Baracudas, spectacular snorkeling, nautical alphabet challenges, scenic sailing, selfless service, competent & courageous captain, creative & savory chef... the list goes on.
You have made our experience most memorable. We will definitely recommend you to friends, family and others.
You both have a bright future ahead. God bless you in all that you do. Don´t forget us when you come to Charleston. See ya´ll soon!!!! John & Denise K.
Dear Marcus & Risa,
Today I am sad, I´m writing in this book because it´s the last day of our charter with you both and Neverland Cruises. You both have been wonderful and you´re family now!
Marcus your experience on the water shows. I trust your every move and felt safe every step of the way.
Risa your meals were amazing, the preparation and presentation showed a real love and passion for what you do.
Please come to Charleston so we may serve you both. We´d love to show you the Charleston waters on our little power boat and experience the wonderful restaurants we have - or we can get Denise to make the Lasagna :-)
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
We´ll miss you and the bluye waters of the BVI. Stay Safe!
xoxo Lisa and Greg B
Thank you so much Risa and Marcus for making this such a great trip for all of us! The food especially was exceptional. We wish we never had to leave! Thanks so much for making this such a great trip! Ella
An Exceptional Experience
We recently ended our vacation with Marcus & Risa and are excited to rebook in the coming months with them! Their professionalism and attention to detail was very much appreciated! Marcus & Risa went above and beyond to make sure our group was having an exceptional time, and their attention made us feel like we were at a 5-star resort. They were always ready to go the extra mile for us and truly turned this vacation into an exceptional experience. ~The Macentire Group (Comments for Capt. Marcus and Chef Risa from their previous yacht).
It couldn´t have been better
We took a trip aboard Karizma with Marcus and Risa. It couldnt have been better!
From minute one to the last minute of our trip, Marcus made us feel at home on board with an easy going, friendly charm. Right away he showed us around the yacht, which in itself is amazing: plenty of space to move about, seek privacy, lounge comfortably, sleep like a baby, and even take a refreshing shower. Marcus exceeded our expectations as the captain of our vacation and Karizma!
The comfort and luxury of Karizma was highlighted by the quality of our meals prepared by Risa. Nourishment somehow arrived just when we were hungry and made us feel like we were eating in a high end restaurant at every meal. It was fresh, healthy and satisfying food that always included dessert which we devoured in earnest to fuel our many adventure filled days.
Marcus and Risa feel like old friends after this trip. We felt completely safe with them as they proved to be competent sailors. Marcus patiently and graciously showed us the ropes and gave us the opportunity to pitch in with sailing as we desired. We hold both of them in high regard and find ourselves missing their company now that the trip has come to an end.
Our days felt easy, revolving around what we wanted to do, with no rushing or pressure. Captain Marcus gave us solid advice and told many a story about the BVIs both from natural and historical perspectives as well as the real truth about living there. He enabled us to get a genuine feel for the life many of us only dream of. Marcus personally led us on hikes, and took us to amazing spots we likely wouldnt find on our own. From Tarpon feeding on Saba Rock, extraordinary banana daiquiris, a tour of Anegada by truck complete with a picnic on a beautiful secluded beachand many more.
We left the yacht feeling we had a satisfying mix of pleasure, relaxation and adventure. It was truly a trip of a lifetime and not one of us wanted to wake up from our dream vacation. We will be back!
(Comments for Capt. Marcus and Chef Risa from their previous yacht).