We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
About Catania Charters
Built in Essex, England in 1938, of select Burmese teak, English oak and bronze, Catania was designed in the nautical style of the day... long and lean. Exceptional English shipwrights constructed her with awesome attention to detail. Details such as dovetail joints and hand lathed bronze screws that you do not see in modern boats. She is uniquely one of a kind and is a "Yacht" in the truest sense of the word. She is graceful, elegant and swift, and her extraordinary lines belie her length of 40 feet. In 2010 Catania began a complete overhaul under the watchful eye of Ocean Petersen. With her restoration complete, she is ready to sail on a moments notice. As stunning as ever, with nostalgic lines, beautiful teak cockpit and accents, Catania is the definition of classic elegance. Anchored in the clear waters of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, she is available to charter for up to six guests. Treat yourself to an unforgettable sail aboard the Classic Wooden Yacht Catania.
Read more
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Travelers talk about

Catania Charters
Booking unavailable on Tripadvisor

Want other options you can book now?
350Reviews1Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 347
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Chris W wrote a review Mar 2022
Augusta, Georgia1 contribution
We booked a full day snorkel trip with Ocean on the Catania Charter. Ocean reached out via email with very clear instructions prior to day of trip. Given that we are from the continental US, the instructions were very helpful. On the day of the sail, he met us at the dock and instantly put us at ease, even those in our group who are not seaworthy (aka can’t swim haha). From the first bay stop, to the DELICIOUS lunch he cooked (the man is a culinary genius), to the scenic trip home this trip was a 10/10 every step of the day! Hands down recommend Ocean and the Catania Charter. This was the highlight of our trip to the USVI. Book the trip. You will be glad!!!
Read more
Date of experience: March 2022
Helpful
Share
Lindsey R wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution
If you are looking for a once in a life time sailing experience you need to book a charter on Catania. From the moment I spoke with Capt Ocean, I knew it was going to be an amazing trip. He welcomed our crew with open arms and a fun introduction to his life. Approching Catania is a sight, she is a beautiful classic wooden yacht with a long intriguing and brilliant history. From the moment we got on the boat Ocean served drinks, provided stories and information about the area. Recommendations a plenty for local amazing adventures. Yummy snacks and provisions were aplenty. Honestly, if we were staying longer we would book a second trip. Don't miss the opportunity to meet Ocean and sail on Catania. You'll regret it.
Read more
Date of experience: February 2022
Helpful
Share
SMagnusson wrote a review Jan 2022
1 contribution
We had the perfect day out on the water with Captain Ocean onboard the Catania sailboat! We traveled to St John to some gorgeous white beaches and snorkeled them coast. While we were in the water, Ocean prepared a beautiful lunch spread for us! After eating we went to a second spot to snorkel and then it was a beautiful sail home along the coast while listening to the amazing stories and adventures from Oceans amazing life aboard this very same sailboat! She’s an amazing 100 year old boat and Captain Ocean does her justice maintaining the legacy that his parents passed down to him! Don’t miss out on this adventure!
Read more
Date of experience: January 2022
Helpful
Share
doyce miles wrote a review Nov 2021
waxahachie3 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
On the recommendation of my son, we booked this trip and was amazed at the kindness, knowledge, and culinary skills of Ocean. From the moment we boarded the boat he made us feel welcome and answered all our questions with ease and grace. This guy is in a class by himself with the background he has and is a true adventurer.treat yourself to the all day tour, you won’t regret it.
Read more
Date of experience: November 2021
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
austin b wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution
Ocean was an awesome guide and we got to learn a ton about the local history! He will take you to the most pristine beaches and coral reefs that the USVI's have to offer. Also the lunch is amazing! A must do while visiting and could not recommend this trip, captain, and boat more!
Read more
Date of experience: August 2021
Helpful
Share
Previous
123456