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About us

Hi there and welcome aboard SV Mana Kai! This is a story of our big family who sold the house, purchased a boat instead and started traveling with no sailing experience but with great passion and curiosity! Our planet is so amazing and there are a lot of beautiful places and people. Just be brave enough to come outside your comfort zone and start doing what you really want, be your the best and happy self! Here we’re documenting our journey and happy to share with you! Don’t hesitate if you have any questions or suggestions. We’re open and glad to make new friends!

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  • Underwater Adventure

    Underwater Adventure We’re having just magnificent experience of scuba diving here in St.Croix, USVI! 😍 There is truly great choice of diving spots situated all the way along the island’s contour which abundant with diversity of underwater living creatures and coral reefs. You will be amazed by spectacular and unique underwater scenery to admire …

  • Cruise ship

    Cruise ship I recall the 1st experience of taking Carnival cruise ship around some Caribbean islands 🚢 Coming to each island we were dropped off for taking one of quick attractions of preferences like sightseeing, shopping, snorkeling, visiting the beach or just wandering around on your own 🏝 Each island seemed resembling to another, …

  • Lightning

    Lighning Probably, it’s time to change my mind about loving tropical rains… Actually it was a thunderstorm ⛈ In the middle of the night we found ourselves in its epicenter in a kind of troubled feelings as woken up by the lightening that just stroked the mast of our catamaran Mana Kai. The blackness …

  • Dive

    Dive Despite we were lucky to get our boat already with 4 scuba tanks it took us more then half a year to make up our mind to learning diving 😳🏊🏻‍♀️🐠 It’s better later than never 😉 And we’re glad with our choice of the island where to start participating in this amazing underwater …

  • St.Croix

    St.Croix Absolutely unexpectedly we found ourselves approaching one of the US Virgin Islands – St.Croix. Actually that time we had started from St.Thomas and hoped that in spite of the weather forecast we could reach St.Martin… but Prediwind usually gave quite accurate weather prediction so we resigned ourselves to the inevitable and set the …

  • The perfect weekend at Jost Van Dyke

    The perfect weekend at Jost Van Dyke Another the prettiest destination where we decided to spend weekend was an island claimed to be named after a Dutch pirate Joost Van Dyke. According the legend, he was one of the first Europeans at the beginning of the 17th century who set foot ashore.  Actually he …

  • Virgin Gorda

    Virgin Gorda I was awaken in the middle of the night by our Captain. He decided that 4 o’clock in the morning is a good time to start the new adventure! OK! The Captain is always right! At least he had a brilliant sense of humor! We set course and slowly began moving toward …

  • St.Maarten, life after hurricane Irma

    St.Maarten, life after hurricane Irma While heading from Antigua and hoping from island to island we slowly made our way to Sint Maarten. This is well known Caribbean island divided into two parts : Dutch and French with separate clearing posts in Philipsburg and Simpson Bay on the Dutch side and in Marigot on …

  • To lose wallet…

    To lose wallet with ID and credit cards while visiting foreign country with 4 kids onboard the nightmare? – it’s REALITY! What do you see looking at pictures of travelers, yacht owners? Right! Most likely you see a beautiful carefree life. That’s how stereotypes works! Actually most travelers have old pre-used boats, not always big …

  • Meeting Steve Jobs’s Mega Yacht “VENUS”

    It’s an absolutely different World ! This gorgeous mega  yacht Venus designed by Philippe Starck’s design company Ubik and built by Feadship for Steve Jobs. Unfortunately, he never had a chance to own her or enjoy cruising on her ? He died in 2011 and she was finished in 2012. The cost of this …

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Underwater adventure wtih SailingManakai

Underwater Adventure

Underwater Adventure We’re having just magnificent experience of scuba diving here in St.Croix, USVI! 😍 There is truly great choice of diving spots situated all the way along the island’s contour which abundant with diversity of underwater living creatures and coral reefs. You will be amazed by spectacular and unique underwater scenery to admire …

Cruise ship

Cruise ship

Cruise ship I recall the 1st experience of taking Carnival cruise ship around some Caribbean islands 🚢 Coming to each island we were dropped off for taking one of quick attractions of preferences like sightseeing, shopping, snorkeling, visiting the beach or just wandering around on your own 🏝 Each island seemed resembling to another, …

Lighning SailingManakai

Lightning

Lighning Probably, it’s time to change my mind about loving tropical rains… Actually it was a thunderstorm ⛈ In the middle of the night we found ourselves in its epicenter in a kind of troubled feelings as woken up by the lightening that just stroked the mast of our catamaran Mana Kai. The blackness …

dive with manakai

Dive

Dive Despite we were lucky to get our boat already with 4 scuba tanks it took us more then half a year to make up our mind to learning diving 😳🏊🏻‍♀️🐠 It’s better later than never 😉 And we’re glad with our choice of the island where to start participating in this amazing underwater …

Videos

Caribbean Americas. Part One. 7 amazing things to do in St.Thomas, USVI

Caribbean Americas. Part One. 7 amazing things to do in St.Thomas, USVI

The island we spent so many fabulous days at! Meet St.Thomas – the second largest and the most developed of all Virgin Islands – it has so much to offer to curious travellers from all over the Word starting with beautiful beaches, marvelous scenery, sailing and snorkeling and diving adventures; exploration of old streets …