Lagoon 56ft -2018

Respite at Sea

Yacht description

Respite at Sea is a fabulous 2018 Lagoon 560 catamaran. Six guests are accommodated in three queen size cabins; the master suite has a separate desk and seating area and an entrance into the cockpit. All the cabins have plenty of natural light from huge windows and ports and, of course, all have ensuite bathrooms and air conditioning.

The salon is modern and light and melds seamlessly with the huge comfortable cockpit which is shaded and protected. The fly bridge is an added bonus which offers a second level of comfort and an amazing view. Forward is a great seating area to watch the world go by, the beautiful sunsets or to look out for dolphins.

Our personal opinion

Why book Respite at Sea – BOAT SHOW WINNERS – Respite at Sea did really well at the 2020 USVI Boat Show scooping up the very well deserved accolade of best crew in show for Ross and Daniela. Added to this they also won the runner up award for Best Yacht in the 55-65ft range. There was huge competition with over 60 boats attending but this crew and yacht just shone.


  • Yacht
    • Fully air conditioned
    • Salon TV
    • Device hookups
    • Onboard wi-fi
    • Hair dryers
    • Water maker
    • Ice maker
  • Water Toys
    • 15ft RIB w/50hp
    • Snorkel gear
    • Adult waterskis - on request
    • Kid's waterskis
    • Towing tube
    • Wakeboard
    • Sea Bobs x 2
    • SUP x 2
    • Single kayak
    • Fishing gear - USVI only
    • Underwater camera and video

Onboard experience

Crew profile
Zina and Sam have been sailing professionally side-by-side, full-time for eight years, all over the eastern Caribbean, across the Atlantic and around much of the Mediterranean. They consider themselves very lucky to be living in beautiful places, sharing their happiness, excellent food and a good vibes with their guests.
Sample menu
This is a sample menu only to give you an idea of your chef’s cooking style. Your menu will be personalised for you - designed around your food and drink preferences. Most chefs are able to adapt to different dietary requirements such as vegetarian or gluten free but please let us know at the time of booking so we can check for you.
7 nights
6 nights
5 nights
2 $ 33,000 $ 28,286 $ 27,500
3 $ 33,500 $ 28,714 $ 27,917
4 $ 34,000 $ 29,143 $ 28,333
5 $ 34,500 $ 29,571 $ 28,750
6 $ 35,000 $ 30,000 $ 29,167

Rates are inclusive of all meals, snacks and standard bar prepared to your preferences. Standard bar consists of house wines, beers, sodas, mid-shelf spirits.

2 $ 33,000 $ 28,286 $ 27,500
3 $ 33,500 $ 28,714 $ 27,917
4 $ 34,000 $ 29,143 $ 28,333
5 $ 34,500 $ 29,571 $ 28,750
6 $ 35,000 $ 30,000 $ 29,167

Rates are inclusive of all meals, snacks and standard bar prepared to your preferences. Standard bar consists of house wines, beers, sodas, mid-shelf spirits.

2 $ 33,000 $ 28,286 $ 27,500
3 $ 33,500 $ 28,714 $ 27,917
4 $ 34,000 $ 29,143 $ 28,333
5 $ 34,500 $ 29,571 $ 28,750
6 $ 35,000 $ 30,000 $ 29,167

Rates are inclusive of all meals, snacks and standard bar prepared to your preferences. Standard bar consists of house wines, beers, sodas, mid-shelf spirits.


2-6 people 7 nights minimum.
Charters during Christmas week are required to finish by Dec 26
Inquire for pick up and drop off



2-6 people. 7 nights minimum
New Year charters commence no earlier than Dec 27
Inquire for pick up and drop off

Deduct $150/person/week from all-inclusive rate
Half-board rates include 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners, snacks and standard bar; all other meals to be taken ashore at guests’ expense

Guests arrive to the yacht at 5pm. Snacks and welcome drink served, this is not an open bar. Dinner is ashore on clients’ expense. Continental breakfast provided next morning. Vessel departs at noon.

3 dives per week included for certified divers - charters 6 nights or more.
  •  Additional dives $50 per dive per person.
Special offers
20% discount on charters taking place by July 2024
Minimum 6 nights
Valid on new bookings only
$500 child discount on each child 15 years and under at time of charter

Charter information

  • Exclusive Water Taxi available! The Caribe Express provides private transportation to and from your charter yacht on a comfortable Aquila 36. Enjoy complimentary cocktails while the professional crew handles Customs and Immigration. Please enquire for pricing.
  • A crew gratuity, based on your level of satisfaction, but typically 15-20% of the charter rate is not included
  • Crew are fully vaccinated.
  • Information and rates quoted on this website are believed to be correct but are subject to change without notice.


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  • Adam and Gina

    Thank you for an epic week aboard Respite At Sea. Tom and Hannah were amazing and welcoming. Food was excellent and enjoyed all of the islands.

    Wishing you the best in life!

  • Ron and Tina

    Thank you for all your hardwork making our trip perfect. Thank you Tom and Hannah. See you again!

  • Ron and Jeanne

    Thank you for an amazing charter! It’s our fourth time on charter and you rank the top.

  • Tom and Hannah exemplified eveything wonderful about the BVIs- warmth, happiness, fun… The made this family trip one of the best family trips we have had anywhere in the world. It was perfect! We enjoyed so many things – the food, the sunsets, the diving and snorkeling, paddle boarding, the sea bobbing, and the relaxing!

    Tom and Hannah went to all lengths to make sure we all had a perfect trip. Hannah accommodated everyone’s food likes and dislikes and made some amazing meals we all loved! Tom took care of all of us on our excursions and together with Hannah planned seven memorable days for us all! We can’t thank them enough.

  • I don’t know where to start… to get to return to our beloved BVIs with the greatest Captain (Tom) and the most spectacular First Mate (Hannah) is a Christmas wish come true. From waking up to an ever changing breakfast to Scuba and Snorkeling and swimming with the biggest turtle to paddle boarding and oh my how about the sea bob! Our hearts swell with love for both of you and we look forward to a future adventure. You both inspire us to keep a smile on our faces and always look for the next adventure.

  • Mr Greminger

    Thank you for taking such great care of our family. This trip will forever more be remembered as our “favourite vacation” of all time. There wasn’t a detail missed and we noticed all of them. We can’t wait to see you again, this will not be our last. We appreciate you more than you know.

  • Mr & Mrs Miller

    This experience exceeded very high expectations! Thank you for the celebrating my 50th with me and introducing sailing to my children. Your hard work and good cheer is exemplary, as is your patience, attention to detail and fine cuisine! I am so confident we will meet again soon, with immense gratitude, Mr Miller.

    My favourite moment was arriving on this gorgeous boat to such a warm welcome full of so much promise. Your hard work, attention to detail, easy laughter and clear knowledge were all very much appreciated. You won’t be rid of us so easily – we will be back. Thank you for a week full of incredible memories, new family games and a relaxed husband! With Gratitude, Mrs Miller

  • Dee & Ross, what an amazing week! Thank you so much for a great 50th birthday celebration – it was perfect. It was really hard to pick a “rose” and even think of a “thorn” for the week, everything was unforgettable. Captain Ross, thanks for finding all the wildlife, starting our Instagram careers and boating lessons. Dee, always with a beautiful, warm smile and delicious meals. If only we had a “defuse card” to stop the exploding kitten/end of the vacation. We loved every minute of our week from morning to night. We wish you all the best and hope to sail with you again some day!

  • Respite at Sea is a wonderful craft and we look forward to more equally splendid excursions aboard her. But only the crew of Respite could actually overshadow the boat itself.

    Captain Rosco and Dee were just simply the best hosts that we could have possibly imagined and Tyler as first mate – he typically being a captain himself, only made the situation even more incredible! Rosco made us all feel at ease immediately with his affable nature but we knew when it came to on-board safety and sailing particulars he was serious and in total control and there would be nothing for us to concern. At the same time Dee was just nothing but wonderful in spirit and magnificent at preparing the trip’s meals! Meals, snacks, drinks, coffee, teas – everything was phenomenal! And Tyler was just an all-around everything whether assisting in sailing, food preparation, handling bags and gear, diving – he was right on point and a pleasure to be around. The entire trip was there immediately if we needed them and seemingly invisible if we didn’t.

    Wherever and whenever we sail in the future we will hope that this crew is available on Respite at Sea!

  • Susan

    We had an amazing vacation! Dee and Ross could not have done one more thing for us to make it any more amazing. It was simply perfect! We all feel as though we made friends for a lifetime. They are fabulous and we loved them.

    The boat is beautiful and spacious. Clean as can be. You could eat off the floors and you can tell they put so much effort into taking care of it. The food was incredible. Dee made Gourmet meals every minute. JP (my 18 year old) actually tried new things every day and ate everything. He usually eats like a 10 year old! Ross made delicious new cocktails every night like you get at a trendy bar.

    We spent 99% of our time on the boat. We went to lovango. It was fine. We had a nice day and it was pretty, but I’m not sure it was worth the price to go and I don’t think I would go back. Especially when you love the boat and crew as much as we did, you just want to spend every minute on the boat. We also went to lime out. The floating taco place. That was great. We all loved it. And the final place we went was dinghys. Fun cool beach bar. I guess they are trying to compete with soggy dollar type of bar. That was fun too. We just went for a short time for drinks.

    They catered to us on every level, From meals, drinks, appetizers, water sports,(water skiing, seabobs wakeboarding, snorkeling), not to mention relaxing… my kids loved them as well. We didn’t sit still much… we actually cried when we said goodbye to our new friends. For us… the boat is important… but, the crew makes the trip. They certainly did not disappoint. We had a blast on every level.

  • Jennifer

    My name is Jennifer Blotti and I live with my family in Switzerland. I enjoy traveling a lot and I work as a family travel blogger since many years. After several sailing vacation experiences, in August 2019 we were lucky to meet Daniella and Ross who took us on a catamaran to the Cyclades Islands in Greece. We did not hesitate to contact them again this year for our trip to Croatia because they are able to give us wonderful vacations. Daniella is not only an excellent cook, she is extremely careful to make everything perfect. Her skills in the kitchen are incredible, she can transform everything into excellent dishes, from presentation to the variety of what she offers. She is very attentive to the preferences and needs of the customer. She has delighted us with always different dishes, she has managed to enhance the local raw materials, she has always satisfied our requests. In addition, she always knows how to involve children (our 10 year old twins) in fun activities. It’s nice to see her always with a smile.

    We have always felt very safe in skipper Ross’ hands, even in the most difficult weather situations. Ross is very precise, responsible and skilful in finding solutions to every problem in order to make the customer feel at ease and will not let you miss anything. The unique places he has made us discover have been chosen with care, he informs about everything and these are the best qualities that a skipper can have. Ross has always organised fun activities for us, so as to involve the whole family. Ross is also a sunny person who always welcomed us with a smile. Last but not least, he knows how to prepare excellent cocktails!

    I believe that Daniella and Ross are a winning couple, of the highest level, able to turn your holiday into a dream. And we hope to spend our holidays with them next year too.

  • John

    I wished I could put 11/10 for these two. Dee and Ross went beyond expectations. Dee always had a beautiful smile on her face and cooked amazing food. She was always paying attention to details and was really caring with us. Rosco did a fantastic job at making sure we were always comfortable and informed on what was going on. From the moment we stepped foot on the yacht he made us feel comfortable and at ease. He has a super friendly and relaxed manner and really made the week for us.

  • PC

    I’ve had the pleasure of having some outstanding Captains and First Mates in the past, but Ross and Dee completely step changed any experience we ever had. Ross was phenomenal, from being an excellent, hospitable host to his ability to park his yacht in the smallest of spaces! He was a fantastic captain, always in control and always had a smile on his face. Nothing was too much trouble and Ross would jump at the opportunity to please the guests! Dee impressed us all, her breakfast spreads were outstanding, her lunches even more impressive and her dinners absolutely delicious. I have no idea how she made such elaborate feasts and so many items (all perfectly hot) in such a small kitchen. Her skill is truly impressive! Dee also ensured that each person’s tastes were met, tailoring our portions to our personal preferences. She also kept the yacht communal areas immaculate and provided great advice for each of the ports. These two did an outstanding job and we will be requesting them again next year without a doubt.

  • YT

    What a week, these two make an incredible team and I can’t thank them enough. Let’s start with Dee. She is an adorable bundle of energy with an uncanny ability to make her whole crew feel better about themselves just by bouncing around the yacht. A “Michelin-starred chef” projected to have more insta followers than Kylie Jenner by 2021, this girl could whip a King’s banquet using only a billycan and a bunsen burner. I am already so jealous of her future children’s lunch boxes. Now Rosco, what an absolute 11/10 legend – great banter, made everyone feel at ease on the boat very quickly, ensured everyone had a turn at helping out – whether it was tying fenders or lowering the anchor, whilst making everyone feel at ease doing so. Super chill guy with positive energy over absolutely everything. Would recommend Rosco and Dee to friends for any future trips and would 100% request them on any future trips of mine.

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