Captain Taylor Smith
Taylor grew up in Central Virginia, splitting summers between driving ski boats on the lake and traveling in the family RV to every state with a road to it. After earning a business degree from Appalachian State University with honors, Taylor pursued a passion for living outside of the box. Playing in a touring rock band transitioned to extended trekking in South America, which led to bartending in Breckenridge, Colorado. After a few years of the ski bum life, the dream of setting off for points unknown in a sailboat started to form. He jumped head first into sailing and within a short period he was a licensed captain living aboard and traveling on his own boat.
USCG 100GRT Master, Near Coastal, Auxiliary Sail
PADI Open Water Dive Instructor
STCW A-II/3 Master
STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training
Emergency First Response Instructor
FCC Marine Radio Operator's Permit
Chef/Mate Margaret Harrington
Margaret also hails from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She has sailing in her genes from her father who captained classic windjammers in Maine. She began traveling internationally early on and developed a love for traditional recipes and appreciation for the way a good meal can bring families and friends together. Margaret attended the National Outdoor Leadership school before earning her bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She is a certified yoga teacher and passionate scuba diver. Don’t miss the opportunity to slow down and appreciate nature’s bounty or learn cooking techniques with Margaret.
Qualifications - Margaret
STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training
STCW First Aid, CPR, AED
200HR Yoga Teacher Training
Please Note: An alternate BVI based crew will be on board from December 15 2022 to April 15 2023 Mark & Sally Duncan :
Captain Mark Duncan
Having sailed since a teenager and fished and hiked from a young age, I have a passion for the outdoor life. Always happy, on, next to or in the water!
After years of operations management in the service industry, I embarked on a world tour for 12 months with Sally. We travelled extensively through America, Canada, Alaska, Peru, Australia & New Zealand, returning over Asia. My yachting experience includes cruising in Croatia, Greece, Turkey, the Caribbean from the Bahamas to the BVI’S and the Windward Islands, the Whitsundays, Malaysia and Thailand. Not to mention UK waters, and a Transatlantic crossing. On returning from travelling, I turned the leisure activity I love into a lifestyle. After a season as Flotilla Skipper in Croatia, I have now captained various catamarans and mono-hulls, both as employed crew and for 10 years as an Owner Operator. My passion for the ocean and its wildlife, coupled with an extensive knowledge of the Caribbean and particularly The B.V.I. ensures my guests get a thoroughly immersive experience of the islands. I pride myself in giving charter guests an amazing time.
Chef/Mate Sally Duncan
I have always loved sailing. I was put in a boat before I could walk, and grew up crewing and helming various dinghies and keelboats, at racing events with family and friends. In more recent years, I have learnt the joys of larger yacht sailing with Mark at a number of destinations throughout the world, and running our own charter catamaran in the BVI for 10 seasons.
My passion for travel, sailing, cuisine and these beautiful islands and their people, ensures my guests always have a ‘Vacation of a Lifetime’.
Cooking with my Mum from an early age, I graduated in Food Sciences at university. Then developed my skills hosting dinner parties for friends and attending chef courses in the UK.
Guests often comment on how varied my cuisine styles and flavours are.
Protecting our fragile environment is also a constant pursuit, so that all the wonderful nature we have is preserved for the future.
In running various charter yachts in the Caribbean, I have found my ‘niche’. I excel at ensuring my charter guests want to come back again and again, which they do!!
Three times winners of yachting industry awards, we gel as a team. Guests comment on our attention to detail whilst being fun at the same time. We plan every charter to our guests specific needs, ensuring you have a bespoke vacation.
With 20 years’ experience and over 300 charters under our belts, we know how to give a great charter.
Our extensive knowledge of the islands and love of nature helps us share interesting stories and facts about them.
We love sailing, snorkeling and hiking together and love to travel extensively ourselves to many different countries. Enjoying great service ourselves we know how to give great service.
We look forward to being your hosts and sharing our passion for this place, where the sky kisses the sand and the sand kisses the ocean.
General Diving Info
PLEASE NOTE: Diving is available Summer season only with Taylor and Margaret.
Renedezvous diving with Mark and Sally December - April.
Diving Costs information
PADI referral certification $500 PP
2 Included $75 pp/pday after that.
Gear Rental included
The Cuisine- Chef Margaret Harrington
The Onboard Dining Experience
On Ebb + Flow, we offer a very unique menu style. Through observation and direct feedback, we’ve created a menu plan that caters to more time in and on the water, adventure and activities and less time feeling tired from eating too much. Because Margaret is a bonafide mermaid, Dive Master, Yoga Teacher, underwater hunter, and avid hiker, she can dedicate her time towards activities with you in the morning while showcasing her best culinary skills in the afternoon and evening.
What we offer is better… think “energize”. We want you feeling satiated, not heavy and tired from eating all day.
Our premier menu plan is two fully cooked meals: Brunch + Dinner. To start the day, a lighter continental style breakfast* will be available to graze on as individuals rise and shine. Additionally, appetizers and homemade desserts will be served as desired. Snacks will be available all day.
*Options are chosen as a charter entity prior to charter, in the preference sheet.
Chef Margaret will work with you and your group to determine the best options in a phone call about a month prior to your charter date. She maintains flexibility and welcomes an open conversation throughout the charter experience in regards to timing meals and specific needs. Her ultimate goal is to have people feeling vitalized through a nutritional, healthy, and even indulgent week aboard Ebb & Flow through her attentiveness and care.
Please keep in mind, planning is essential. Because we often visit remote places, access to provisions can be limited and extremely costly. Prior to your charter, each charter guest will be required to fill out a "Guest Profile + Preference Sheet", which is a place to share your specific provision needs, preferences, and allergies.
A great meal nourishes the body and captivates all the senses, while bringing family and friends together in a setting that completes the experience. Featuring fresh ingredients, local flare, and chef caught sea to table seafood, your menu on board will be a personally catered and approachable culinary experience.
Continental style breakfast options:
Yogurt, granola, local honey and fresh berries
Toast, assortment of jams, hard boiled or scrambled eggs, fresh fruits
Daily bread, pastries, muffins. GF options available
Sea Bass on top Saffron Rice, Carrot & Onion salad, Tahini Cream Sauce
Cheese, Tomato & Basil stuffed Chicken Breast with Chorizo Risotto
Grilled Citrus Ahi Tuna Steak, with Avocado and Spinach
Lemon, sage & Prosciutto stuffed Pork, served with Hot Potato, Red Pepper & Mozzarella salad
5 spice Duck Breasts with Soy and Honey on Bok Choy
Seafood Paella, Fish lovers’ heaven!
Beef Tenderloin, Bois Boudrin, Homestyle Wedges
Caribbean Rum & Chocolate grilled Bananas
Ginger & Spice poached Pears
Kiwi & Mango individual Pavlovas
Chocolate Fudge Brownie with Raspberry Coulis and Blueberries
Classic Crème Brulee
Panacotta with mixed Berries
A Very Chocolatey Mousse
Winter 2022 to 2023
Winter 2023 to 2024
*Inquire for less than 6 nights* For short charters please use the divide-by-6 rule for figuring short charter premiums.
Boat Requires 48hr Turns
Any approved 24hr turns: +$750, boarding of vessel no earlier than 3pm
BVI PORTS: Add $400 for any port other than Nanny Cay
BVI Cruising Permits and License included. Other locations fees will be extra Inquire first.
THANKSGIVING 2022 USVI PORTS
$38,000 1-6 pax Minimum 7 nights
Start/End dates are flexible (suggested dates: Nov 19-26)
Please inquire about rates for less than 6 passengers
CHRISTMAS 2022 BVI PORTS ONLY
$40,000 1-6 pax Minimum 7 night rate.
Must end no later than December 27, 2022
Start date can be adjusted
NEW YEARS 2022/23 BVI PORTS ONLY
$42,000 1-6 pax Minimum 7 night rate
Must begin no earlier than December 30
Local Fare Delight (7/5/5 BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER):
$150 off per person
2 lunches and 2 dinners ashore at client expense
Does not combine with child discounts
2px: 32,600; 3px: 33,050; 4px: 33,400; 5px: 33,750; 6px: 34,100
$250 off for each child age 13 and under.
Does not combine with Local Fair Delight discount**
Not available for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year
Age is based on the charter date, not the date of booking**
Max discount: 4 children**
SLEEP ABOARD Valid on charters 7 nights or longer only.
$2,200 Sleep aboard the night before the charter departs.
Guests arrive at the yacht at 5pm.
Includes welcome appetizers, welcome cocktails, and a continental breakfast.
Does not include an open bar or open coolers, cooler can be stocked for additional fee.
Dinner is ashore at clients expense.
Continental breakfast provided next morning at 8am.
Vessel departs no later than noon on Captain’s approval the following day, likely departing shortly after breakfast.
**48 hr turn rule applies for day of boarding
All Inclusive.Cruising Permit: Paid by BoatLicenses: Paid by Boat