KUMA TOO Yacht Charters
About KUMA TOO
“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!”
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 the dream vacation!
Growing up in Florida, Joe has always loved the ocean, and after his first visit to the Caribbean in 2005, he wanted more out of life. He already had extensive experience working with private and corporate aircraft, including handling mechanical/fueling matters and catering to high -profile clientele. As a Florida native, he was intimately familiar with boating, and in 2009, Joe began racing sailboats with the Dunedin Boat Club. All of this made him uniquely qualified to serve as a Captain/host and chief mechanic which lead him and his wife, Mandy, to purchasing Kuma Too.
Taking command of one of the faster production boats, Joe gets a thrill every time he unfurls the sails. He says “You can feel Kuma Too effortlessly catch the wind, as she instinctively gets up and goes.” They have sailed Kuma Too 12,000 nautical miles with passages throughout Florida, the Bahamas, the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
Choosing to make sailing a career, Joe and Mandy packaged their 15 years worth of customer service and other experience and began offering all-inclusive sailing charters out of their hometown of Dunedin/Clearwater Beach, Florida in December 2017. After years of personal explorations throughout the Virgin Islands, they are excited to share their love of the island chain with charter guests.
Mandy met Joe in 2005 while serving as a Regional Customer Service Manager for a national general aviation facility. Mandy has always had an adventurous soul from rock climbing to scuba diving and with dreams of traveling the world, even as a child. As Joe’s passion for sailing grew, Mandy joined in the racing and soon discovered her own love of the sport. Although Joe is the Captain of Kuma Too, Mandy holds a Captain’s License as well and is fully competent in safely handling their 47-foot floating home.
Serving as the chef on board Kuma Too, Mandy is a self-proclaimed global food critic, bringing her internationally-experienced palate to every meal served. Providing elegant meals ranging from vegan to keto, Mandy is well-versed in many specialty diets. As foodies, Mandy and Joe look forward to sharing their love of cuisine with their guests.