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British Virgin Islands
56 ft sailing catamaran
Accommodates up to 6
3 Queen ensuite cabins
Scuba Diving onboard


10% OFF new charters booked for November & December 2024. Minimum 6 nights. BVI ports only. Holiday weeks not included.

RESPITE AT SEA is taking a break for a little time away from the rush.

The Glorious Lagoon 560 is extremely comfortable for up to 6 guests in three en-suite queen staterooms. All have exceptional natural lighting via the vast hull windows with two of the cabins having direct access to the aft deck. Indirect lighting in both the salon and cabins makes for a relaxing feel.
The aft deck offers a beautiful dining area for you to enjoy meals while looking out to sea, as well as a large sofa to relax. The flybridge offers additional seating to unwind while enjoying panoramic views. The foredeck has sun pads and a sunken seating area, which is an ideal place to be while sailing or at anchor with a cocktail.
RESPITE AT SEA is both comfortable underway and at anchor for relaxation at its best!  With lots of space to enjoy both the sunshine and the shade, this yacht is ideal for groups and families.
SCUBA diving is available from the yacht with all equipment provided onboard. Let your energetic crew spoil you on the EPIC breakaway sailing vacation!

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*For Rates, see the PRICING Tab below – Holiday weeks may differ, please enquire!



Your Crew


Rubrio was fortunate to have grown up on the beautiful island of Madeira, surrounded by both sea and mountains. He was raised on sailing boats and developed a passion for everything both above and below the ocean’s surface, at a young age.
As a water sports enthusiast, he explored all aspects of sailing from professional racing to cruising slowly around the world. He then went on to motor yachts and ran vessels ranging from small power boats and monohulls to large super yachts. Rubrio now has over 25 years of professional captain and commercial charter experience. He is dynamic, sporty, a lover of animals, easygoing, and always enters the room with a smile and leaves charter guests with an experience to last a lifetime.

Liza’s love for sailing started at a young age, spending summers on her parents’ sailboat in the Netherlands where she was born and raised. With her two brothers, she spent much of her free time doing adventure sports, either on the water or mountain climbing. Throughout her student years in Amsterdam and Greece, she worked in various hospitality jobs. After obtaining her Master’s degree, she started a 10-year corporate career as a Customer Experience Manager, consulting multinationals on how to create memorable experiences for their customers. After working as a chef on several owner charters in the Mediterranean and working as a crew chef on an Atlantic Crossing, Liza not only fell in love with the Virgin Islands but she also learned how much she loves creating memorable experiences through her food. She is a true believer that the way to people’s hearts is through their stomachs. After working as a sous-chef in the 2024 summer season in the Mediterranean and her Yacht Chef culinary training in London, she is excited to start the next charter season in the Caribbean.







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The fine points

  • Pricing
  • Availability
  • Amenities
  • Reviews
  • Videos
  • Scuba
Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax10 Pax11 Pax12 Pax
Winter 2023 to 2024$33,000$33,500$34,000$34,500$35,000$0$0$0$0$0$0
Summer 2024$33,000$33,500$34,000$34,500$35,000$0$0$0$0$0$0
Winter 2024 to 2025$33,000$33,500$34,000$34,500$35,000$0$0$0$0$0$0
Summer 2025$33,000$33,500$34,000$34,500$35,000$0$0$0$0$0$0

Holiday offers

Please note that Holiday rates are subject to change.

Christmas week: $38,000

New Year week: $42,000


  • Use of the yacht with our Professional Captain and Chef and additional crew
  • All Onboard Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Appetizer, Dinner, and Dessert
  • Snacks – Fresh Fruit, Popcorn, Granola Bars, Chips, Chocolates, and more
  • Beverages – Water, Juices, Sodas, Coffee, Beer, Wine, and a Fully Stocked Bar
  • Water Sport activities
  • WiFi Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cruising permits, national parks fees, fishing permits, taxes, and port fees
  • Fuel for the yacht and dinghy


  • Cancellation Insurance and private insurance
  • Shore activities such as dining, shopping, or special off-yacht excursions
  • Premium Beverages/Wines not normally stocked and excessive alcohol consumption
  • Airport Transfers
  • BVI individual fishing permits
  • Rendezvous Diving and other sports activities ashore
  • Crew gratuity; 15-20% of the charter cost


Highlighted dates are booked, on hold, or unavailable. We may be able to challenge the dates on hold. Please contact us for details. All other dates not highlighted are available. You can use the arrow icons to navigate through the months.

Dates Color Key
If no color is noted on calendar or in the detailed list below, the dates are available for your charter

  • Booked (Booked by another client group already)
  • Hold (Held by another client group, not yet booked, and can be challenged)
  • Unavailable (Blocked out by the Owner and unavailable to challenge)
  • Transit


  • Air conditioning and fans
  • Generator and Water maker
  • Heated deck showers
  • Water-maker and generator
  • WiFi Internet Access
  • Flat-screen TV in salon
  • Full surround sound system
  • i/Device docking station
  • Cockpit and flybridge speakers
  • Ice maker
  • Barbecue
  • Reef Safe 30SPF Sunscreen


  • 15’ RIB with 50hp engine
  • Adult/Child water skis available upon request
  • Wakeboard & tube
  • 2 x Standup paddleboards
  • 2 SeaBobs
  • 2 Floating chairs
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Beach games
  • Underwater camera/video
  • Fishing gear (USVI only)
  • SCUBA diving/instruction onboard


  • Model: Lagoon Catamaran
  • Year: 2018
  • LOA: 56′
  • Beam: 31′
  • Draft: 5′
  • Engines: 2 x 110 hp
  • Flag: Marshall Islands
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Average rating:  
 18 reviews
 by March 2023, Spring Break Family
Incredible Family Trip

We could not have asked for a better week or a better crew. The boat was very comfortable and chefs food was amazing!  Captain is not only a great captain but managed to keep two teenage boys highly entertained! What an incredible family trip and I can’t thank you enough for being so wonderful with the boys.  We will have memories to last a lifetime!   Hope to see you two again.

 by January 2023, Joelle Rotay - Family Charter
Most Memorable Vacation

Exploring the BVI's on Respite at Sea with this crew made our first experience living on the water truly amazing. From Sea bobbing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, wake boarding and water skiing to exploring beautiful places and lively establishments. Captain kept us as busy as we wanted to be. He introduced his love of scuba diving to our son who now can’t wait to become certified this summer. Everything was top notch! The crew's welcoming personalities and knowledge of sailing made us feel right at home from the second we stepped on board. Chef took the time to prepare delicious meals that we couldn’t get enough of. My husband is Pescatarian and she thoughtfully prepared all his meals including special vegan desserts just for him. Respite at Sea was the perfect home away from home with so many areas to spread out and enjoy family time. Having traveled extensively, this was one our most memorable vacations thus far. We’re looking forward to doing it again on Respite at Sea! Hannah from Epic was great at getting us organized and ready to go and even checked on us along the way. She was knowledgeable and extremely pleasant to work with every step of the way, making the entire trip proceed with ease from beginning to end!

 by December 2022 Charter Guests
First Rate & Top Notch

This was our first catamaran charter sail and it was wonderful! The snorkeling, swimming, and sailboat are all amazing! First rate and top notch! However, what stands out the most were the impeccable meals, stellar service, and non stop attention to detail from both of you!! I cannot imagine a finer duo anywhere on the seas. I cannot sing your praises loud enough or long enough. You're both so sweet, accommodating and perfectionists in every way. Thank you both so much for a magnificent time and memory. Your futures are bright as you're both amazing together. We love you guys!

 by November 2022 Charter Guests

This crew is top of their game. So fun. So professional. The cooking rivals any high end restaurant we’ve ever eaten in and was delivered that level every single meal! Truly amazing. The captain made amazing cocktails and took us to secluded anchorages we have never seen and we loved every one. We had great sailing and we felt comfortable, pampered, safe and happy every minute we were on board. We would sail with these two anytime, anywhere. Respite herself is a beautiful and very comfortable boat. Not one complaint.

 by March 2022 Charter Guests
Amazing Adventure

Thank you all so much for an amazing adventure! Everything about it was perfect. The chef was exceptional in the kitchen. The meals you cooked were beyond amazing, more than we ever could have expected. Your hospitatlity made our experience one we'll never forget. Hopefully another one very soon.

 by March 2021 Charter Guests
Exceeded Expectations

I can not think or hoped of a better way to start traveling again. This week with you exceeded so many expectations. Starting with the most delicious gourmet food we have ever had on a boat. The amazing diving with eels and sting rays and the contagious smiles brightening every day. A big thank you for your kindness and generosity. This was a much needed trip, so memorable. Big thanks!!”

 by January 2021 Charter Guests
The Week Was Amazing

This week has been amazing!! Thank you for a week filled of adventure, knowledge, humor and most importantly memories. Chef, your food is amazing and made every meal with love!! Captain, you have made our journey and island days unforgettable. Thank you both again and we will see you soon ❤️“

 by December 2020 Charter Guests
Phenomenal Trip

Thank you so much for providing one of the best Christmas trips to date. The fun hospitality knowledge you both provide as well as a clear passion for what you do was the difference maker between this and anything we have enjoyed before. Aside from the unfortunate conch horn lesson the experience was without fault. Thank you again foe all that you did to create a fantastic and eternally memorable vacation. You absolutely made this trip phenomenal.

 by December 2020 Charter Guests
Spectacular Trip

Thank you for providing a safe haven and an incredible escape for us. It was so needed and you both are just genuinely authentic people. Our soul paces match and it’s been an absolute pleasure getting to know you both. Inspiring to see two people doing what they love and have a passion for. Chef, your food has spoiled us for life!!! Captain thank you for being the most calm, competent and kind captain. Thank you for a spectacular trip!!!

 by December 2020 Charter Guests
Amazing Trip

What an amazing trip! Respite At Sea is beautiful and makes great use of space. We loved all the outdoor seating. The crew took care of all our needs and have wonderful stories to tell. Every meal was a delight. We would love to sail on Respite At Sea again.

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  • Dive gear included
  • 3 Dives for certified divers (6+ nights)
  • $50 per person per dive for additional dives
  • Compressor onboard

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