Your EROS charter crew includes our Captain, Chef, First Mate, Steward, and Deckhand. All crew members are licensed full-time professionals, certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. Their love for sailing is matched by their steadfast commitment to your safety and comfort.
Justin Bernhart, Captain
Justin Bernhart is a licensed captain with an extensive background in marine safety and charter, as well as tall ship and motor yacht handling. He is a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, with experience in search and rescue, and a graduate of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. He has spent years building and restoring wooden boats on the east and west coasts of North America. He is an experienced offshore sailor and deliveryman, and has been at the helm of various charter and privately-owned vessels, from the 103-foot gaff-rigged AURORA to a 12-meter racing sloop and a 112-foot Westport motor yacht. His credentials include a 500-ton USCG license, advanced firefighting, medical care, and rescue. He is adept at crew training, supervision, and all aspects of yacht management.
Aimee O'Neil, Deckhand/Stewardess
Aimee grew up on the local waters of New England. From an early age she developed a deep love for the ocean. With past experiences in surf instruction, surf rescue, this surfer gone sailor is at home on the water. Her sailing experience began as a child on her father’s boat and working as a deckhand aboard 12 Meter “Heritage”. Her interests also include free diving and astrology. During your time aboard Eros, Aimee will make you feel right at home. Her years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industries and knowledge on deck allow her to deliver a 5-star experience no matter what. She is ecstatic to serve on Eros where she combines all of her passions in one place.
Wilson Willkom, First Mate/Engineer/Bosun
A native of the Philippines, Wilson’s work as a research technician in Biotech brought him to the US in 1999. He spent most of his free time climbing the Sierra Nevada Mountains and sailing on the San Francisco Bay. Wilson has sailed extensively in California, Mexico and the Caribbean as both crew member and skipper. He joined Eros in 2012 for a charter season in the Caribbean which included the voyage from San Francisco to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands via the Panama Canal. A consummate professional whose love for Eros matches his passion for sailing, Wilson takes great pride in her care and upkeep. Dedicated to pleasing guests and captain alike, he is beloved for his cheerful and welcoming disposition.
Jessica is a yoga teacher, health coach, energy healer, nutritional chef, and entrepreneur. Her highest joy is hosting wellness based adventure retreats. She grew up on Block Island and spent half her childhood home-schooled on a boat in the Bahamas. Jessica studied philosophy, anthropology and psychology at Colorado College. As a chef, Jessica is renowned in her community for the delicious healthy foods and has a gift for bringing amazing people together and facilitating joyful and transformational experiences.
The following dishes are representative of the choices you will be offered aboard EROS. Keep in mind that your preferences will always be taken into account and actual dishes will depend on availability of ingredients in the islands visited. Our talented chef can usually meet your wishes!
French Toast made from bread baked aboard Omelets to order Fresh fruits with the option of yogurts and cereal Side offerings of bacon, sausage and ham Eggs Benedict Freshly baked bread Coffee, tea, juice
Roasted Butternut Squash with sausage, apple, shallot, garbanzo stuffing Salad Nicoise (using freshly caught tuna when we’re lucky) Caesar Salad with Roasted Capers and Grilled Chicken Turkey Pozole served with lettuce, avocado, radish salad and Corn Muffins Chile-Rubbed Chicken Fajitas with Sizzlin' San Antonio Veggies Hawaiian Pork Stir Fry served in a Pinapple Boat
DINNERS – MAIN COURSES
Tournedos with Roasted Pepper Sauce and Avocado Butter Tropical Citrus Game Hens served with Rice and Zucchini Baked Shrimp with New Orleans Remoulade Sauce and French Potato Salad
Key Lime Pie Chocolate Fudge Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream Banana Beach Shortcake Cold Amaretto Souffle Fresh Fruit Tart With Whipped Cream
Additionally, children-friendly menus, late night snacks, vegetarian options and special needs diets can be met.