Darrel grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he spent his time prowling the suburban jungles and raising his pet lion, Chaos. He also managed to actually finish school, and spent several wasted years at university studying a surprisingly varied and random number of subjects, all of which are totally useless in his current job. He is also a lieutenant in the South African National Defense Force - salutes are optional on board. He speaks three languages, two of which are only spoken in South Africa.
In 2003 he decided to quit his job and give up the exciting life of an accountant, and go to sea. He moved to Cape Town in South Africa, to complete his captain’s license. After several months of sailing some of the roughest waters on the planet, he finished his qualifications, and is legally allowed to captain small dinghies in several third-world countries. He has lived and sailed in the Caribbean for the past fourteen years, sailing on a variety of vessels in the charter industry. He has extensive sailing experience throughout the Caribbean, and knows where to find the best bars on most islands, some of which may let him come back again. In his travels he has swum with dolphins, had humpback whales breach right next to (and almost land on) his boat, and sailed through a hurricane. He is keen to experience two of these three things again. He is an experienced and seasoned sailor, with over 45,000 nautical miles logged and over 400 charters successfully completed.
Jenn grew up in Canada (in a well-known haunted house, no less!) but has strong family ties in the islands. She visited the British Virgin Islands for twenty years, before finally taking the leap five years ago to make the switch and become a local. Along the way she has managed a jazz club, been a make-up artist, worked as a realtor and captained a space simulator. Her move has worked out well, as she brings her considerable experience in the hospitality and food industries on board. Our guests continue to rave about her gourmet cuisine, and guests are advised to bring loose-fitting clothing for the return trip. Naturally friendly and engaging, Jenn will win you over with her home cooking and cheerful vibe.
Jenn comes from a family of chefs, and has worked in the hospitality industry for many years. Her experience comes from restaurant management and hands-on learning. She has three years of experience in the charter yacht industry, and brings all her varied experiences to bear when creating her delicious meals. Jenn is a versatile chef who works closely with guests to come up with a charter menu tailored to their personal preferences. She enjoys using locally-grown foodstuffs, and tries to incorporate a farm-to-table approach in her cooking. She has amazing contacts and local suppliers down here that assist in this, and she strives to incorporate healthy and wholesome nutrition in her delicious meals. Her favorite culinary creations are classics with a twist, or anything where people ask for more.
A keen beach bum, Jenn’s love of the water and the island life are a perfect fit for the charter lifestyle. Combine that with her warm and caring nature, and it makes her everyone’s favorite crew member. She is a sunny, genuine, friendly soul, and we are very happy to have her on board as part of our team.
Remi was born in Mauritius (an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, for the geographically-challenged), but spent most of his formative years living in South Africa. He boasts two first languages, and speaks French and English fluently. In the Caribbean, he generally uses the French to impress naive female tourists in bars. This seems to work very effectively. Remi completed his degree in Environmental Management in South Africa, and worked as a mixologist and surf coach before selling his car to buy a one-way ticket to somewhere boaty. He has been in the industry for four years now, and has sailed far and wide in his travels. He has recently completed his captain’s ticket, and is sometimes allowed to stand in the pilothouse and look at all the shiny controls, although Darrel sleeps with one eye open lest the troops mutiny.
Remi is an avid surfer, and loves any excuse to get out on the water. He would be more than happy to get involved with any of the water-sport activities offered on the boat, and has years of experience in teaching a variety of board sports. He has also spent a lot of time on both sides of the bar counter, and loves showing off his skills should you need him to whip you up an amusing cocktail. There is an ongoing contest on board as to who mixes the best drinks – thus far, Jenn’s Mai Thai leads the polls, with Darrel’s Short But Strangely Satisfying Island Iced Tea a close second, although Remi is mounting a strong challenge with his Tomato and Basil daiquiri. You be the judge.
Remi is a genuinely pleasant and likable guy, and his easy-going and affable nature means you are bound to leave the boat as firm friends.
Jenny was born and raised in Scotland (part of a large island just west of France, for the geographically-challenged), the daughter of two avid divers, so her childhood was spent bobbing around on dive boats and learning to love the water from the inside of a wetsuit. The only one of us who actually has some schooling in the hospitality industry, Jenny holds a degree in hotel management and catering. She spent several years working (and later managing) various hotels and restaurants in Edinburgh, before making the leap and moving to the BVI. She has lived here for more than two decades, although her accent still leaves no doubt as to which rugby team she supports. She has worked on boats as well as owning and managing restaurants on island in that time, and knows everyone and everything island-related.
Jenny is one of those people with boundless energy, and don’t let her diminutive stature fool you - she’s feisty. Happy and sunny and feisty. Her previous experience and varied skills means she can fit in wherever she’s needed, so you may find her helping in the galley; pouring liberal drinks behind the bar (the Scots, like the BVIslanders, like their drinks strong); or you may not see her at all but just be pleasantly surprised by the magical and fragrant cleanliness and tidiness that happens wherever she goes. Jenny rounds out our team by striving, as we all do, for the three F’s: Friendliness, Flexibility, and being Fenomenally good at the job.
Pick Up Locations
Twin caterpillar C18 1136 hp each
16 US Gall/Hr
Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
# of Videos:
# Dine In:
2 Onan 29 kW
# Port Hatches:
Aft deck only
Dinghy # pax:
Water Skis Adult:
Water Skis Kids:
Kayaks 1 Pax:
Kayaks (2 Pax):
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type):
CHEF JENN'S SAMPLE MENU
Menu adapted to each individual group’s preferences emphasis on sourcing local, fresh ingredients dietary restrictions integrated
Caramelized apple Belgian waffles with chantilly cream & freshly grated nutmeg
Classic eggs benedict with black forest ham, homemade citrus hollandaise & served with homestyle roasted curry potatoes
Country-style personalized omelette filled with your favourite ingredients
Tortolan french toast made with toasted coconut, cream of coconut infused egg bread, Caribbean rum, fried bananas & Virgin Island honey
(daily: fresh fruit platter, warm breads, juices, coffees, greek yogurts, home-made granola and bacon... lots of bacon)
Bento Box with sesame crusted Ahi tuna served with pickled ginger, wasabi, tamari sauce, seaweed & calamari salads & nori crisps
Pulled pork burrito bowl loaded with black bean and corn salsa, quinoa, jack cheese, roasted red peppers & avocado dressing
Butterflied garlic lemon lobster with a fresh Mediterranean pasta salad and crusty homemade rolls
Fish taco bar- locally caught panko crusted mahi -pile on grated beets, cabbage, mozzarella cheese, homemade tropical salsa & yoghurt
Pad Thai with sautéed chicken, shrimp fresh veggies, bean sprouts, cilantro, roasted peanuts & fresh lime
Homemade sorbet duo- mango coconut and raspberry mint
White chocolate, cherry and pistachio cookies served with milk and Bailey's
Pomegranate Sorbet Parfait with lebneh, pomegranates Salted tahini chocolate chip cookies
Charcuterie platter with deli meats, pate, assortment of international cheeses and crackers, fruit & olives
Homemade spring rolls with sweet chilli dipping sauce Gourmet ground beef nachos with blue cheese sauce & sliced avocado California sushi rolls with wasabi and pickled ginger
Fruit & nut stuffed grilled peppers with couscous & pomegranate Caprese salad with truffle balsamic glaze & fresh local basil
Autumn pear salad with candied pecans, strawberries, arugula, pear, brie and shallot balsamic dressing
Pesto and ricotta bruschetta
Korean beef lettuce wraps
Grilled beef tenderloin with port cranberry reduction served with savoury scalloped potatoes & asparagus
Pan roasted Chilean sea bass with a passionfruit citrus buerre blanc, mushroom risotto, grilled zucchini, passionfruit foam and coral tuile
Farm to table night- we will be visited at sea by the Good Moon Farm provisioning boat at which time the freshest local ingredients will be selected to concoct a delicious meal.
King Crab and seafood linguini with scallops, shrimp, crab & sweet peppers tossed in a creamy asiago cream
Caribbean BBQ night- Tamarind sticky ribs, jerk chicken served with mango avocado salsa, coconut rice, grilled corn and fried plantains
Rosewater and vanilla bean creme brûlée
Dark chocolate mousse with fresh raspberries & orange zest
Mango papaya dome entremet with almond dacquoise, Bavarian mousse, caramelized bananas
Utterly Deadly Southern pecan pie with vanilla wafer crust served with vanilla bean gelato
Caribbean banana cake with rum, chocolate & a broiled coconut topping
ANGELEYES’ SIGNATURE COCKTAILS
- Aperol Julius (grapefruit and orange juice, Aperol, club soda and vanilla simple syrup)
- Dark & Stormy (Goslings rum with ginger ale, lime and bitters) - Painkiller (pineapple and orange juice, cream of coconut and rum. Topped with freshly ground nutmeg)
- Island Sunset (Amaretto and Malibu with lime, pineapple and a splash of grenadine)
CLASSICS with a TWIST:
- Negroni Spaglioni (Campari and Sweet Vermouth, topped with prosecco and fresh orange)
- Passionfruit Margarita (classic margarita mixed with fresh
- Spicy Margarita (made with jalapeño - infused tequila)
- A Good Old-Fashioned (bourbon, orange and angostura bitters and simple syrup) - Espresso Martini (vanilla vodka, Kahlua and espresso)
- Skinny Margarita (made with agave)
- Paloma ((tequila blanco, grapefruit juice, club soda and tajin spice) - Aperol Spritz (Aperol, prosecco, club soda and olives)
- Prosecco and Elderflower Spritz (prosecco and St Germain with club soda and lavender garnish)
- Tomato and Basil Daquiri (fresh basil and cherry tomatoes bundles with lime, simple syrup, rum and a splash of bitters)
- Breakfast Martini (egg white, grapefruit, ginger marmalade, simple syrup, lemon juice, gin or vodka and hot sauce)
- Rasberry Mint Mojito (fresh raspberries, mint and lime, muddled with white rum, club soda and sugar cubes)
- Da Cucumber Ting (muddled cucumber shaken with vodka or gin, topped with pink Ting and served martini-style with Tajin spice)
Winter 2023 to 2024
Winter 2024 to 2025
48-hour turnaround time required
BVI - All-inclusive rate includes: yacht, crew, provisions, full ships bar, cruising permits, fuel
Note: BVI All-inclusive rates include up to 3 hours of engine time per day.
BVI - Angeleyes also offers a 'plus all expenses' rate option:
2023-2024: $74,550/wk PLUS All Expenses (provisioning, fuel, alcohol, taxes, etc.)
2024-2025: $79,550/wk PLUS All expenses (provisioning, fuel, alcohol,taxes, etc.)
30% APA collected for PLUS All Expenses
***BVI Ports only (No USVI pick up/drop off or US charters)***
Angeleyes is happy to arrange private, USVI water taxi transfers for $3500/round trip. The rate includes a land taxi from the airport, a private water taxi to meet Angeleyes in BVI as well as gratuity! Angeleyes will coordinate with their preferred, BVI-based water taxi provider, who consistently offers guests the best experience. The $3500 rate is not commissionable.
Thanksgiving week, Christmas and New Year week 2023/24 $107,795/wk all-inclusive
New Years charters cannot start before December 28th. Christmas charters constitute any charters including dates between December 19th - 26th.
LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTER RATES: For 6-night charters, divide the weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide the weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights. 5 nights is typically the minimum number accepted, charters under 5 nights are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Winter rates start Oct 1.
Use the new CYBA contract
Due to her layout and interior stylings, Angeleyes is available for families with children at least 12 years of age or older.
Cabins and heads are accessed by steep stairs, so charters including guests with mobility issues require prior discussion and agreement by the captain before booking, to ensure the yacht can accommodate their needs.
All Inclusive.Cruising Permit: Paid by BoatLicenses: Paid by Boat
ANGELEYES is currently having a great BVI-based charter season, having just started her third back-to-back week of charter! Following the completion of her last BVI charter on July 30th, Angeleyes will be heading down island where she will be available for Summer charters.
ANGELEYES will be based in Grenada, and available for charters around the Grenadines from mid-August – mid-October
The weekly charter rate will be $57,750/wk + 25% APA
Guests consistently have an amazing experience aboard Angeleyes, as is evident in the broker feedback from their recent charter: ‘This was a family charter for guests with prior charter experience. Both the parents and the two boys thought the crew were phenomenal. They were all really in tune with the guests and understood what was needed, and not needed, to ensure they had exactly the type of service and experience they hoped.’
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