Tahina

St. Francis 50

Tahina moored in Warderick Wells

Tahina offers luxury day sails and 6- to 14-night term-charters for up to six guests, inclusive of captain and chef/mate.

Husband-and-wife team Jason Decker and Lara Ortiz, accomplished sailors and world-travelers, have sailed together for 19 years, and purchased and fully refit Tahina to share their passion with others.

Tahina is an impeccably maintained blue-water cruising catamaran, perfectly suited for Bahamas friends trips, family getaways and romantic retreats.

TAHINA’s Features

  • 2 queen cabins with ensuite bathroom and stall shower (beds measure 60″ x 80″)
  • 1 double cabin with additional pullman berth, ensuite bathroom and wet shower (double measures 60″ x 72″, pullman 28.5″ x 72″)
  • Electric-flush toilets throughout
  • Large overhead opening hatches, portholes and fans in each cabin, and optional air conditioning
  • Onan 9kw watt generator, 7kw inverter, 110V power
  • 16 gph watermaker
  • BBQ grill
  • Deck shower with hot water
  • 3-zone Bluetooth stereo system
  • Sunchill float
  • Shibumi beach tent
  • Beach chairs
  • Campfire gear, including cooking grate and roasting skewers
  • SCUBA gear (for licensed divers)
  • Snorkel gear
  • Saddle floats
  • Towable ski tube
  • 4 inflatable paddle boards
  • 2-person kayak
  • 2 trolling rods, 2 spinning rods and 2 pole spears
  • Large forward trampoline
  • Boom and bow awnings available at anchor or when motoring
  • Enclosed cockpit with sun shades
  • 13ft dinghy with 40hp engine
  • Build year: 2008
  • Complete refit, including all new soft goods, furnishings, solar, batteries, alternators, electrical, navigation, AIS, running rigging, trampolines, plumbing, lighting, interior paint, exterior graphics, water systems, alternators, sail drives and heat exchangers: 2020-2023

Captain Jason Decker

 Jason is an avid sailor, sportsman and all-around mechanical whiz. He is the engineer behind all of Tahina’s modern technical upgrades and always has a new project in store to keep her in tip-top performance condition.

Jason started out racing Hobie cats, J24s and an assortment of PHRF-classed sailboats, eventually owning his own J24s and completing in several National, North-American and World Championship events. He eventually became interested in cruising boats and charter vacations, hosting friends and family on bareboat monohulls and catamarans in the British Virgin Islands, Mediterranean, Bahamas and Southeast Asia over two decades.

When Lara invited him to come sailing on a year-long trip sailing from Trinidad to New Zealand in 2010, he was instantly sold, and that trip brought them both to the conclusion that owning and crewing their own charter yacht was a 10-year goal they were determined to meet. Now with a 200-ton RYA Yachtmaster Oceans license and tens of thousands of sailing miles under his belt, Jason spends his days guiding guests on Tahina through the waters of The Bahamas, sharing his passion for sailing and diving with everyone who comes aboard.

Chef/Mate Lara Ortiz

Lara is the creative visionary behind the on-board experience, from Tahina’s furnishings to the itinerary and menu design, the boat graphics and merch, Lara’s attention to detail and sense of style colors it all.

Born and raised near the ocean in South Florida, and having spent countless hours on board sailing, lobstering and fishing between North America, the Mediterranean and the South Pacific, Lara thrives on sharing her love for the cruising lifestyle with her guests.

Lara has a passion for the natural environment and the flora and fauna within it, so she takes pleasure in helping our guests identify what they’ve seen underwater or on land, and to learn more about its role in the Bahamian ecosystem.

Lara’s menus and cooking are characterized by fresh flavors and colorful dishes that highlight the best ingredients available, and consider the tastes of our guests. Each day typically includes a treat for someone on board inspired by your preference sheet, or a local flavor for the group to try. She regularly gets requests to share her recipes after our guests leave, and she’s happy to do it.

Lara holds a USCG OUPV license and has sailed Tahina tens of thousands of miles, in addition to her time racing one-design on J24s and thistles, chartering bareboats and sailing with friends over 15 years in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and South Pacific.

Tahina's Rates

Please note: The rates below do not include crew gratuity. Customary tip for crewed Caribbean charter is 10-20% at guest discretion.

Day Charters

7-hour sail/beaches tour for up to 6 guests, booking no more than 6 weeks in advance
$2800/ +14% Bahamas tax
  • Add $100 additional per guest up to 10 total guests
  • Lunch, beer and pre-mixed Bahamian cocktails included (menu choices will be provided prior to booking)
  • BYO permitted for wine and premium liquors
  • Access to all onboard toys, including: towable tube, 4 x inflatable paddleboards, 1 x double kayak, Sunchill float, saddle floats, Shibumi beach tent, beach chairs, cooler and snorkel gear
  • Activities can include: sailing, snorkeling, beach hangout, sunset cruise, sandbar tour, beach trail walks
  • Bean bags/deck furniture
  • 3-zone stereo with Bluetooth connection