Meet Captain Dirk and First Mate Sandy DeLo and share in their passion for boating, fun and adventure!
Dirk is a USCG certified Captain and lifelong sailor with a special love for all things nautical. He started sailing solo at 5 years old and has been leading yacht charters around the world for over 25 years! Some of his favorite destinations are French Polynesia and the British Virgin Islands where he first visited in 1981. He is an avid water sports enthusiast and will be happy to lead you on SCUBA dives to the best locations, snorkeling, tubing, wake boarding, knee boarding, kayaking, SUP, deep sea fishing, and even provide an introduction to kite boarding. He also has a Mavic Pro drone aboard and will be happy to record breathtaking footage of your vacation aboard Catatonic.
Sandy began sailing in college and has never looked back! She loves entertaining and introducing people to the seafaring lifestyle! She has been cooking since the age of 10 and she loves to get creative in the galley and serve up tasty snacks and beautiful meals to the guests.
In 2007, Dirk and Sandy started charters in the Virgin Islands where Catatonic, a Lagoon 440 was the flagship of the fleet. She enjoyed a reputation as one of the most popular, most fun and busiest charter sailing yachts in the US and British Virgin Islands for ten years. Sadly, Catatonic 440 was lost in Hurricane Irma. Our 4 Cabin Lagoon 500, Catatonic 500, carries on the legacy of bringing vacations of a lifetime to our guests.
Pick Up Locations
2 x 75 HP Yanmar Diesel, 11KW Onan Genset
12 knots US Gall/Hr
Caribbean Virgin Islands, Florida
New England, Florida
# of Videos:
# Dine In:
# Port Hatches:
on deck only
2018 Zar Mini 14' Center Console
Dinghy # pax:
Water Skis Adult:
Water Skis Kids:
Kayaks 1 Pax:
Kayaks (2 Pax):
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type):
Scuba Diving Details
5 free per
General Diving Info
Crew are Dive Masters. Dirk has PADI professional liability insurance for instruction or supervision of skin diving, free diving, RSSA diving or scuba diving and training and supervision of students during the instruction of standard first aid. POL PL105-53354 Exp: Mar-21-2020
Diving Costs information
No charge for daily dives certified divers up to 5 per week. Air fill charges for more dives. Night dives available too.
Some Selections from Chef Sandy's Galley
BREAKFASTS - served with coffee, tea and a fresh fruit plate
Omelettes to Order - Omelettes any way you like 'em!
Waffle House Waffles - Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. Served with Maple Syrup and a side of Bacon or Sausage.
Migas with Sausage or Bacon - Southwestern Scrambled Eggs with sauteéd onions, tortilla chips, cheese and salsa. Served with crispy Bacon or Sausage on the side.
Toasted English Muffins served with a platter of Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, Dill, Onions, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Chopped Hard Boiled Eggs & Capers.
Banana Walnut Pancakes with Maple Syrup - The name says it all...
Breakfast Yogurt Parfait with Fresh Fruit and Honey Greek Yogurt layered with fresh fruits and local honey.
Eggs Benedict - traditional Eggs Benedict with Canadian Bacon and rich and creamy Hollandaise Sauce. Served with Smoked Salmon on request.
Individual Breakfast Casseroles - Ramekin-sized breakfast casseroles with your favorite fillings
Breakfast Tacos - Eggs, Sausage or Bacon, Cheese, Salsa wrapped in a warm flour tortilla
Monte Cristo Eggs Benedict - Poached Eggs served over French Toast Slices topped with cured ham and swiss cheese. Maple Syrup on the side.
Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich - Bacon, Egg and Cheese on a toasted English Muffin or Sourdough Toast
Breakfast Tacos - Eggs, Sausage or Bacon, Cheese and other stuffings inside soft flour tortillas.
Grilled Shrimp or Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with boat-made dressing and garlic crutons fresh from the oven
Smoked Turkey Club Sandwich - traditional Club sandwich with boat made garlic aioli. Served with a side of chips.
Lump Blue Crab Cakes - Succulent crab cakes served over a Farmers Market Quinoa Salad with boat made remoulade sauce
Chicken Salad Medley – Why choose when you can have it both ways? Traditional chicken salad along side Curried Caribbean Chicken Salad. Served with a bread basket or lettuce wrap
BBQ Pulled Pork Quesadillas - Smoked, pulled pork and cheddar cheese inside flour tortillas. Served with potato salad or Caribbean Slaw
Lobster Roll – Delicious and succulent Caribbean lobster salad stuffed into mini rolls or served atop greens
Chef’s Salad – traditional chef’s salad served with a selection of boat made dressings and garlic crutons fresh from the oven.
Blackened Catch of the Day served as a salad or a wrap with fried plantains
Assorted Sushi Rolls - Spicy Tuna, Tuna Avocado, California Roll, Salmon Avocado, Salmon Dill, Eel Avocado. Served with steamed Edamame and pickled ginger. (Exact menu depends on availability of sushi-quality fish)
Southwest Wrap - Smoked Turkey, Avocado, Cheese and Black Bean and Corn Salsa with a Chipotle Ranch Dressing nestled inside a sandwich wrap. Served with a side of chips.
COCKTAIL HOUR SNACKS
Fresh Catch Ceviche - Wahoo or Mahi Mahi marinated in lime juice, tomatoes, onions, cilantro and other flavors, served with tortilla chips
Crab, Avocado and Mango Stack - Bottom layer of mango salsa, middle layer of ripe avocoado and top layer of succulent crab mixed with remoulade sauce.
Mediterannean Platter - Boat Made Hummus, warm Pita Chips, feta cheese, carrots and celery, olives and other treats
Artisanal Cheese Board - Assorted Artisanal Cheeses, Fruits and Crackers
Chicken Satay - Tender Chicken Skewers served with a delicious Thai Peanut Sauce
Trio of Dips with Crudite and Pita Points
Fresh Catch Fish Spread served with crackers and crudite
Boat-Made Guacamole with Warm Tortilla Chips - served with Salsa, too!
Spinach Artichoke Spread - a creamy combo of spinach, garlic, artichoke hearts and cheese served bubbling from the oven with crackers or a fresh baguette
Buffalo Chicken Dip - Rotisserie Chicken in Buffalo Sauce with blue cheese and cream cheese baked to perfection and served warm from the oven with crudite, crackers and flatbreads
Crispy pan-seared Mahi Mahi in a soy-sesame-ginger reduction, served over truffled wasabi mashed potatoes with steamed veggies
Lemon Chicken Skewers with Veggies - Lemony Chicken skewered with veggies, served over brown butter sage orzo
Grilled Miso-glazed chicken with fried rice and sesame-ginger carrots and zucchini
Filet Mignon grilled to order with Rosemary Jacket Potatoes and Balsamic Roasted Broccoli with Pine Nuts
Cheeseburgers in Paradise - Gourmet Angus Bacon-Cheddar Burgers grilled and topped to order and served with baked beans or truffle parmesan fries.
Creamy Lemon Chicken Picatta over rice or orzo with capers
Spinach Lasagna or Eggplant Rollatini - So delicious for Eggplant lovers! Great as lasagna, too.
Sweet and Savory Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Polenta and a veggie side.
Blackened Fresh Catch or Pulled Pork Tacos with Borracho Beans - Soft or Crispy Tacos served with all the fixins and boat-made borracho beans!
Sticky Pineapple Chicken with Jasmine Rice - An Asian-inspired dish of sweet and savory chicken with pineapple and seasonal veggies over rice
Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi over a bed of orzo or jasmine rice
Cedar Wrapped Salmon - Cedar-infused Salmon and crisp veggies with a side of cold sesame noodles and steamed bok choy or other green
Penne with Lobster Vodka Sauce - pasta with a creamy red sauce featuring chunks of succulent Caribbean Lobster
Key Lime Pie - Tangy-Sweet and Refreshing! Boat-baked Key Lime Pie served with whipped cream.
Salted Caramel Cheesecake - Fruit-topped cheesecakes with a graham cracker or Oreo crust served with boat-made salted caramel sauce - Chef's favorite!
Chocolate-dipped Coconut Macaroons and fresh strawberries
Maple Pecan Tartlets - Individual Pecan Pies served with boat made ice cream or whipped cream
Bananas Foster - served aflame with hand-churned vanilla ice cream
Fresh baked Fruit Crumble - seasonal fruits baked under a delicious, crispy topping and finished with whipped cream or ice cream
Ice Cream Sundaes - Choose your own toppings and build your favorite Sundae
Strawberry Napoleon - delicious creamy filling with fresh strawberries between light and crispy pastry layers
Dark Chocolate Fondue with Fresh Fruit
Molten Chocolate Mousse Cake - oozy and delicious in the middle, served with Vanilla Ice Cream or Whipped Cream on the side.
Cookies and "Milk" - Fresh baked cookies with a chilled shot of Baileys mixed with Banana Rum
CAT 500 SPECIALTY --> Hand Churned Boat-Made Ice Cream - Tell us your favorite flavors!
Fresh-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Coconut Cookies
Oatmeal Craisin White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Traditional Peanut Butter Cookies
Coconut Cranberry Pecan Nests
The Captain's Margaritas - The best Margarita you've ever had! Seriously. Fresh juices and high-quality Tequila are the key! Served on the rocks, with or without salt.
Catatonic Lemonade - Lemonade spiked with Rum, infused with strawberries and basil. Served over ice.
Caribbean Bay Breeze - Traditional Bay Breeze with Aged Rum, Coconut Rum, Cranberry and Pineapple
Painkiller - creamy, coconutty and delicious!
Limoncello Lemon Drop - 2019 Charter Yacht Show First Place Cocktail Contest winner! Boat made Limoncello served in a sugar-rimmed shot glass over a mini scoop of boat made lemon sherbet
Baddest Cat - a layered concotion of rums and tropical juices with a strong start and a sweet finish.
Full Ship's Bar including beers, wines, liquors and assorted mixers
Winter 2020 to 2021
Winter 2021 to 2022
SPANISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: Yacht is happy to charter in the SVI.
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 4 nights, 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.
48hr turn requested, inquire for 24hr approval.
NO TANDEM CHARTERS PLEASE
CATATONIC WILL BE AVAILABLE IN PUNTA GORDA FLORIDA & THE FLORIDA KEYS
RATES ARE PLUS FL TAX
FLORIDA KEYS: $1,500 repositioning fee each way from Southwest Florida
HALF-BOARD OPTION: Includes all breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners, standard ships bar, snacks, canapes, all other meals ashore at client expense.
2@ $15,700 3@$16,550 4@$17,400 5@$18,250 6@$19,100
LOCAL FARE OPTION: Includes all breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners, standard ships bar, snacks, canapes, all other meals ashore at client expense.
2@$15,850 3@$16,775 4@$17,700 5@$18,625 6@$19,550
CHRISTMAS: 1-6 @ $23,000, 7 night minimum, must end no later than 12/26
NEW YEARS: 1-6 @ $25,000, 7 night minimum, must start no earlier than 12/27
***SPECIAL OFFERS ***
None at this time.
All Inclusive.Cruising Permit: Paid by BoatLicenses: Paid by Boat