Cruising Area of Tahina

Pref. Pick-upGeorgetown, Great Exuma
Other Pick-upStaniel Cay, Exumas
Summer PortNewport, RI
Winter PortGeorge Town, Great Exuma
Summer OperationsNew England
Winter OperationsBahamas

Accommodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew2
Queen2
Double1
Pullman1
Showers3
Wash Basins3
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
2 queen cabins with en suite and enclosed shower
1 double cabin (bed is queen width, double length) with pullman berth. En suite with wet shower
-Crew take the starboard double cabin
-Port side double cabin with Pullman berth is available to guests
Full A/C available
Large settee in salon
Cockpit settee and lounge
Cockpit shower
Hot and cold water in all showers and sinks

Forward staterooms: 60 x 80” (queen)
Aft stateroom queen width/double length bed: 60 x 72”
Aft stateroom pullman: 28.5 x 72´

Tahina Specification

Length50 Feet
Beam26.25 Feet
Draft4.17 Feet
Built2008
Refit2021
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Num Hatch14
Children AllowedYes
InverterYes
Voltages110V
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity360 gallons
Ice MakerYes
GeneratorYes
Max Speed10kt
Cruising Speed7kt
Fuel Consumption2 US Gall/Hr
Range1200 nm
Turnaround48, Inquire for 24
Engines2 x Yamaha 4JH4E - 54hp 40hp Yamaha outboard (long shaft) 9kw Onan

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)13´
Dinghy Hp40
Dinghy Pax7
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
2-Man KayakYes
Standup Paddle4
Kite BoardingYes
Kite Boarding Details
For experienced riders - bring gear - captain is experienced and can assist with safety boat and boat launches
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderYes, aft scoop
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypePole spear, 2 trolling, 1 cast
Fishing Rods3
Deep Sea FishingYes
Fishing PermitYes
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
LicenseMaster
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Tanks8
BCs4
Regulators4
Num Divers6
Diving Info
Yacht carries 8 tanks + weights - fills via rendezvous only
4 BCDs - Sizing: 2 women’s, 2 men’s
Weights, masks and fins are all available
Dive Costs
6 dives total included for party - if 6 divers, that’s 1 dive for the group; if it’s 3 divers, that’s 2 for the group.
*Additional dives at guest expense for the price of tank fills

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes

Cuisine

Din-in6
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes

Tahina Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainJason Decker
NationalityUS
Born1971
SpeaksEnglish (both), Spanish (Mate/Chef)
LicenseRYA Yachtmaster
Mate/Chef
Mate/ChefLara Ortiz
NationalityUS
Born1981
LicenseUSCG OUPV, STCW 95 & 2010, First Aid/CPR/AED


The crew of Tahina met racing J/24 sailboats in 2004, and have sailed and cruised together ever since, eventually marrying in 2014. Having sailed their current yacht, Tahina, from Panama to New Zealand as crew for her original owners, Captain Jason and Mate/Chef Lara purchased her in 2018 and have fully refit her to the latest standards for use as a platform to share their passions for sailing, water sports and island life with guests.

Captain Jason holds an RYA Yachtmaster Ocean qualification, earned after years of competing at the highest levels of the J/24 one-design sailing class and in numerous other one-design and handicap-rated sailing events around the world, from Europe to the Americas and New Zealand, coupled with a half-circumnavigation. Jason is a qualified PADI divemaster, avid kiteboarder and sailor, and enjoys a morning paddle board or surfing expedition anytime he can squeeze it in. He is also a master of creating delicious breakfasts at sea.

Having been raised in South Florida by an avid fisherman and all around salty-living fanatic, Lara has been snorkeling, boating and paddling as long as she can remember. She has sailed well over 15,000 nautical miles of her own over the years, and in addition to being the lead culinary artist on board, her focus these days is on the business of helping people plan and experience vacations of a lifetime. She is an expert at whipping up delicious treats to suit our guests’ cravings, loves getting to know all the nooks and crannies of the places we travel, and is an expert at matching our guests’ interests with the perfect itinerary for their trip.

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Tahina Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Feb 28, 2024Mar 06, 2024Booked: Bahamas - Staniel Cay to Bahamas - George Town
Mar 08, 2024Mar 15, 2024Booked: Bahamas - George Town to Bahamas - Staniel Cay
Mar 17, 2024Mar 24, 2024Booked: Bahamas - GeorgeTown to Bahamas - GeorgeTown
Apr 06, 2024Apr 13, 2024Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
Apr 14, 2024Apr 18, 2024Unavailable: Bahamas - GeorgeTown to Bahamas - GeorgeTown
Apr 27, 2024May 02, 2024Booked: Bahamas - George Town to Bahamas - George Town
May 05, 2024May 12, 2024Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to Staniel Cay
Jun 02, 2024Jul 19, 2024Unavailable: Bahamas - Nassau to Newport, RI*
Oct 01, 2024Nov 20, 2024Transit: Newport, RI* to Bahamas - Nassau

Tahina Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $13,100

High price: $21,000

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2023/24 Winter$19,400$19,800$20,200$20,600$21,000
2024 Summer$19,400$19,800$20,200$20,600$21,000
2024/25 Winter$19,400$19,800$20,200$20,600$21,000

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: 6, Inquire for less
For 6 night charters, divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights.

All overnight charters require a 48 hour turn.

SUMMER 2024 RATES ONLY APPLY TO CHARTERS IN NEW ENGLAND. PLEASE USE WINTER 23/24 RATES FOR CHARTERS IN THE BAHAMAS STARTING NOVEMBER 2024

DECEMBER 2024 - PORTS ARE NASSAU-NASSAU OR NASSAU-STANIEL CAY. NO GEORGETOWN PORTS UNTIL AFTER THE HOLIDAYS.

BAHAMAS CHARTER

BAHAMIAN TAXES & FEES
ALL RATES ARE PLUS 14% TAX (4% Bahamian tax and 10% VAT. )

EXUMA CAYS LAND & SEA PARK
Fees are not included in the rate. Rates for park are to be paid onboard directly to the crew:
• $12/guest per day in the park
• $50/night park mooring fee Park visits are optional depending on guest preference, weather and itinerary

RELOCATION FEES
Based in George Town, Great Exuma and sailing between Nassau and Great Exuma
NASSAU - $1,000 (one-way)
STANIEL CAY - $500 (one-way)

SLEEP ABOARD: Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Available for $300 per cabin, with a 2 cabin minimum. Includes boarding after 4pm, welcome cocktail and canapes plus a light breakfast the next morning. Dinner is to be taken ashore at client expense.

BAHAMAS MEAL PLANS

LOCAL-FARE: ($75 discount per person) Includes: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 5 dinners. Requires 1 lunch and 2 dinners ashore at client expense.
THROUGH SUMMER 2023: 2/$17,050 3/$17,375 4/$17,700 5/$18,025 6/$18,350
WINTER 2023/2024: 2/$19,250 3/$19,575 4/$19,900 5/$20,225 6/$20,550
HALF-BOARD not available due to itinerary constraints. Please inquire for custom meal plans.

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS
FULLY CREWED. NASSAU PORTS. 7 night minimum.
Rate does not include 14% tax or Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park fees
CHRISTMAS: 1-6 guests @ $22,880 - charter must end by 12/26
NEW YEARS: 1-6 guests @ $22,880 - charter may not start prior to 12/27
NEW ENGLAND CHARTERS:

MINIMUM NIGHTS: 5

TOYS/AMENITIES: Paddleboards, kayak, Sunchill float, 40 hp dinghy transport, kite chase/safety boat, bean bags/deck furniture, Bluetooth stereo.

CREW: 2 - Captain & Chef/Mate

ADDITIONAL FEES: Dockage and mooring balls can be arranged upon request at client expense. There is no additional charge for nights at anchor.

NEW ENGLAND CHARTER

SAILING AREA
Narragansett Bay, Block Island, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket & Cuttyhunk.
Option to depart and return to Camden, ME if booking July 20 – August 31, 2024
Term-charter itineraries are customizable to guest preferences.

NEW ENGLAND FULL-BOARD RATES: Includes all meals.
2 pax/$16,400
3 pax/$16,800
4 pax/$17,200
5 pax/$17,600
6 pax/$18,000

NEW ENGLAND HALF-BOARD RATES: Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners aboard. Requires 3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at guest expense. (Subtract $150 per guest from total charter cost.)
2 pax/$16,100
3 pax/$16,350
4 pax/$16,600
5 pax/$16,850
6 pax/$17,100

Summer Base Port: Newport, RI
Summer Operating Area: USA - New England
Winter Base Port: George Town, Great Exuma
Winter Operating Area: Bahamas
Location Details:
***Tahina will be available for charter from Newport, RI and Camden, ME July, August & September 2024***

Tahina Guest Reviews

May 2022

Best trip ever!! Jason and Lara were great to work with pre-trip. Jason made sure everything was epic. We snorkeled, dive, swam with nurse sharks, paddle boarded, saw turtles, pigs, iguanas, everything! He even managed to get us a front-row spot to the sunset nearly every night. 6 / 5 would do again. Thanks Jason and Lara — you have something very special to offer. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi and Dave
Oregon, USA

April 2022

What an amazing week. Just the right mix of adventure, discovery and relaxation. So many new experiences. Really who can say that they learned to wake board over a sunken plane wreck? A week of great food and lots of laughs. Truly a week full of memories to last a lifetime.

Chad
Utah, USA

March 2022

We cannot thank you enough for the amazing time we had aboard Tahina. This was truly a magical week for our family. Thank you for tailoring this trip to keep 4 teenage boys entertained for a week, that is no easy task. You were so patient with them + laughed w/us at some of their teenage humor + behavior. Thank you for listening to our needs + wants + providing us a wonderful experience. The Exumas are absolutely breathtaking + I appreciate you showing us + teaching us about the islands + the seas. There were so many times when I just stopped + was overwhelmed with my God, the creator of this beauty he spoke into existence. This definitely is one of the best weeks we have enjoyed as a family. THANK YOU.

Jason & Heather & Teenage crew
Tennessee, USA

March 2022

We had an amazing time on Tahina. She’s so well looked after. Jason was so knowledgeable locally in all respects. I felt we were in good safe hands at all times. We saw some lovely stuff and managed to accommodate everything we wanted to do Lots of memories to go home with. Thank you for taking good care of us.

Juliette
United Kingdom

March 2022

Great times with great people! Jason and Lara made this trip one to remember! The snorkeling and exploring was phenomenal. I so enjoyed diving for conch and spending the day learning how to clean and prepare the conch. It was also a lot of fun exploring the various cays with the abandoned buildings, iguanas, and beaches! The food was phenomenal, keeping us on our toes with different recipes every night. It was a wonderful time because of the people and the friends we found on the way. Bravo Jason and Lara!! Can’t wait to come back soon.

Madeline
Florida, USA

March 2022

Hands down, best trip of my life. Good times had by all! I appreciated all of the efforts to see wildlife (iguanas, rays, dolphins), the cohesion of the group, and the all-around good vibes on and off the boat! Jason & Lara were the perfect hosts. I feel so fortunate to have sailed on Tahina! She was very good to us. J

Aimee
France, March 2022

March 2021

A trip aboard Tahina is nothing short of magical.

From the boat, my wife and I got to see The Bahamas as it really is: seemingly endless strings of islands that offer an amazing range of experiences. And Tahina could deliver us to new places before the resort-bound tourists had even climbed into their rental cars.

Jason and Lara knew where to go, what to do, and who to see; but they were happy to tailor our trip to our tastes. Want to dive a reef or stroll a beach? Pet a shark or try the conch? Talk a hike or sit in the sand? We did it all, or tried to, confident that Jason, Lara and Tahina would get us there and back swiftly and safely.

The icing on the cake was all we learned from Jason and Lara about everything from sail trim to swim fins and plenty in between. My wife and I have sailed with them twice already and are looking forward to next time.

Clay
Jacksonville, Florida
December 2020 and March 2021

February 2021

What an amazing trip with the Ocean Adventure Cat team. Captain Jason and First Mate Lara were incredibly hospitable, friendly, knowledgeable, and most importantly, fun!

We spent our days in some of the most beautiful anchorages in the Exumas, floating on crystal clear water under painted blue skies. Every day was action-packed with snorkeling, diving, fishing, hiking, exploring islands, paddle boarding, and kayaking, just to name a few.

On the days that we didn’t feel up to adventures, we had lazy days on secluded beaches, swimming and chilling in the sun on the boat.

We had afternoons getting served happy hour drinks on a sand bar island meanwhile meeting other boaters and cruisers. Our evenings were spent at some of the local restaurants sampling some of the amazing Bahamian seafood. I have never seen lobster so huge!

Lara & Jason were very knowledgeable about the islands and the boat. They were incredible cooks and we even were able to help out a bit in the galley learning to cook up new recipes for fresh-caught conch from our day out on the water. As a monohull sailor myself it was good to get some different experiences sailing and helping crew the boat, learning the differences between boat types.

Tahina was very large and accommodating and never felt too cramped. Plenty of space to spread out both outdoors and below deck. We had such a great time, I’ll definitely be back next season!

Ryan
Hampton, Virginia, February 2021