This fun sailing duo has been on the Caribbean blue together for nearly 5 years! As adventurers, delivery
crew, private charter crew and as sailing instructors; RJ and Jenna have always found a way to sail
Captain RJ, originally from Alaska, began sailing many years ago in the Puget Sound, surrounded by
mountains and the beautiful city of Seattle. Longing for warmer wind and water (as many of us do), RJ
decided to sell his businesses, officially downsize his life and move to St. Thomas to become a sailboat
captain. And that is exactly what he did. Not long after moving to the USVI, RJ found himself the cocaptain of a fun little day charter boat named, Rumbaba. Though she was a simple little 39ft Hunter
monohull; Rumbaba was a blast to take guests out on. Incredible scenery, snorkeling with turtles,
delicious grilled lunch entrees and all the fresh cocktails you could handle made each outing something
special for every guest. Making the top 10 of all activities to do on St. Thomas and Trip Advisor verified
First Mate Jenna grew up on Newman Lake, Washington; a beautiful little lakeside community outside of
Spokane. Her love for boating began from a very young age; sitting on her Dad’s lap and racing the
speed boat from shore to shore. Jenna’s eventual move to Seattle only gave her more access to playing
on sailboats on the Puget Sound. Loving the city, but needing escape, boat camping, or as Jenna would
say, “Bamping”, around the many islands and bays of the sound became a frequent weekend event. She
could also always be found as steady and faithful crew for the infamous Duck Dodge races of South Lake
The wind and the sea continued to call on RJ too, and he found himself as crew on some pretty slick
racing sailboats. Again however, the warmer wind and waters of the Caribbean continued to call; this
RJ’s original sailing instructor, from many years earlier in Seattle, was on the other end of that phone
call. He had established a sailing school in Grenada and, through social media, had seen that RJ was back
in the Puget Sound sailing.
“Have you ever thought about teaching sailing?” he said through the phone. “I think you’d be great at
it.” He added.
RJ laughed at first, “Man, I’m still out here learning to sail!”
His response was all RJ needed to hear: “RJ, there is no better way to learn than to teach.”
And with that, the next chapter of sailing began. RJ diligently acquired all the proper certifications
through the US Coast Guard and the American Sailing Association and began to teach sailing at Seattle
Sailing Club. What a blast! RJ absolutely found a calling. This is also when he met his beautiful wife,
Jenna. She was a lighthearted beer can racing sailor when they met and she was fascinated with his
plans to live a Caribbean sailing life. He was going and he hoped she would visit, often.
After about 6 months from that first important phone call, RJ moved himself to Grenada. Sight unseen
prior to arrival, he immediately fell in love with Grenada and The Grenadines. How can you not? They
are the friendliest people in the Caribbean; hands down. And beauty was everywhere! What a place.
“Work” was teaching term charter sailing and exploring all the amazing little spots along the way. Oh
what fun this job is! Teaching people who are so excited and switched on to learn how to captain a boat
for themselves. Many students planned to charter boats with their family and friends, some just wanted
to see what it was all about by testing their will (and stomachs) and still others came to learn how to sail
off into retirement, literally.
Jenna continued to join the Grenada adventure. At first as an ASA student herself. She kept coming back
to join RJ on more adventures and for more sailing. Their combined passion for sailing has only been
surpassed by their love for each other. The more they sailed, the more obvious it became that this was
to be their wonderful and adventure filled life together. Teaching became a calling for them both and
they began to charter private couple’s cruising instruction. Does it get any better than that?! Working
with your love and teaching other couples with similar dreams to yours how to make it into a reality! It
has been truly amazing. Just ask them and you will get the fully animated version... they don’t tell short
stories... Haha, what fun would that be?!
5 years later; RJ married the beautiful Jenna. They’ve sailed over 20,000 nautical miles together. Over
300 ASA students graduated. 2 Outstanding ASA Instructor of the Year awards. 100’s of new friends and
lifetimes of memories. Life has been good to say the least.
It’s not always sailing for these two... whenever possible, Jenna and RJ enjoy scuba diving, kiteboarding,
hiking and traveling together. Stateside, RJ laces up the skates whenever he can smell an ice rink and
Jenna gets all giddy when she can strap on the crampons and climb to the tallest mountain. Family and
friends are always in the mix everywhere they go.
So now it is time to make some more new friends and show you all the beauty that the Virgin Islands
have to offer.
Pick Up Locations
St. Thomas, USVI
2 - Yanmar 80HP engines. Onan generator.
Caribbean Virgin Islands
Caribbean Virgin Islands
Wifi in BVI Only
# of Videos:
# Dine In:
# Port Hatches:
On sugar scoops only
Highfield Center Console
Dinghy # pax:
Water Skis Adult:
Water Skis Kids:
Kayaks 1 Pax:
Kayaks (2 Pax):
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type):
Trolling and Casting
Apple Cinnamon Turtle Bread along side a Tropical Fruit Plate
Peanut Butter Hazelnut Ruffle Puff Pastry
Breakfast Avocado Toast
Banana Nut French Toast Topped with Walnuts and Sugar Berries
Crustless Quiche served with Sweet Savory Sausage
Cinnamon Nutmeg Fluffy Pancakes along side Capitan Caramel Bacon
Goat Cheese Spinach Egg Cups accompanied by other scrumptious combinations
Crunchy Asian Noodle Salad
Roasted Sweet Potato Chickpea Medley sided with Thyme Crusted Salmon
Power Quinoa Salad
Crab Sliders and Homemade Sweet Potato Fries
Cyprese Salad with a Balsamic Reduction
Hot Oil seared Ahi Tuna Sashimi on a Pad of Sushi Rice
Summer Corn Orecchiette Pasta topped with a Citrus Frisée Crispy Pancetta Salad
Starter & Dinner
Catch of the Day Grilled accompanied by a Lemon Dill Beurre Blanc and grilled asparagus
Fall off the Bone Beef Short Ribs on Miracle Mash Potatoes Topped with Savory Carrot Beef Au Jus
Delicate Scallops on a Purple Beet and Parsnip Purée and roasted garlic and thyme pine nuts
Squid Ink Pasta Fire Grilled Shrimp and Roasted Tomato
Garlic Mushroom Creamy Gnocchi
Captain’s Curry over Spiced Basmati Rice
Caribbean Lobster Surf and Turf accompanied by Sweet Potato Roses in the Garden
Stuffed Firecracker Chicken on Sweet Coconut Rice
Antipasto Charcuterie Plater
Tomato Basil Bruschetta
Smooth Hummus Plater with Crudités Dippers
Creamy Spinach Dip and Vegetable Crudités
Tomato Roasted Red Pepper Soup Shot
Caramelized Onion atop Baked Brie
Stuffed Goat Cheese Mushrooms
Black Truffle Salt Cream Cheese on Garlic Crostini topped with Rosemary Roasted Grapes
Key Lime Pie with Heartwarming Crust and Vanilla Cream
Cookie Dough Bites in a Peanut Butter Chocolate Puddle
Mango Phyllo Tart Honey Whipped Cream and Cinnamon Mango Purée
Raspberry Swirl Blondies Drizzled with Caramel and Raspberry Compote
Mini Blueberry Citrus Twist Pies Fresh Cream
White Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
Dreamy Chocolate Marshmallow Mousse
Winter 2020 to 2021
Additional Rate Details:
LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTERS: For 6 nights divide by 7N X 6N. For less than 6 nights, divide by 6N X number of nights.
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 6 inquire for less
BVI PORT FEE: Add $400 each end for BVI ports other than West End or Jost
If cruising area includes BVI, rates are PLUS permits, licenses and fees which are to be paid by client.
SLEEP ABOARD Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Available for $400 per cabin per night, with a 3 cabin minimum. Includes snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner is to be taken ashore at client expense. EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year's weeks.
HALF-BOARD OPTION: Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
2@$21,200 3@$21,550 4@$21,900 5@$22,250 6@$23,600 7@$24,450 8@$24,800
LOCAL FARE OPTION: Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
2@$21,350 3@$21,775 4@$22,200 5@$22,625 6@$24,050 7@$24,975 8@$25,400
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: 7 night minimum, VIRGIN ISLANDS
CHRISTMAS 2021: 1-8 pax $30,000, must end on or before December 27th
NEW YEARS: 1-8 pax $32,000, December 28th start or later
CURRENT SPECIAL: Take $1,000 off of the total charter amount for any charter that is booked after 11/30/21 and started between 12/01/2021 and 12/31/2021.
All Inclusive.Cruising Permit: Paid by ClientLicenses: Paid by Client