Captain Ben was always fascinated by the sea, he started scuba diving and sailing regularly while studying marine biology at UVA. He later moved to Florida to be closer to the water and earn his master’s degree from the University of Miami. During Ben's time in Florida he taught scuba diving and ran boats upgrading his USCG Master captains credential to 100GT. Ben is also an American Sailing Association sailing instructor and enjoys sharing the intricacies of sailing this amazing vessel with interested guest. He is very serious about the safety of his guests and yacht but this certainly does not impede his ability to have fun onboard.
Onboard Excess, Ben enjoys sharing a wide variety of water activities with his guests including diving board, underwater scooters, wakeboarding, tubing, and many more. He is a highly credentialed PADI SCUBA and Freediving instructor who is also classically trained in marine biology. Ben is a veteran with a background in fitness training who will gladly take you on a rewarding hike to some of the best views atop the islands or can put together and accompany you in a morning workout onboard, upon request. Ben also loves crafting your favorite cocktails and taking that perfect vacation photo for your group with his drone.
Croissant French Toast with Whipped Ricotta and Strawberry Coulis
Blue Lump Crab Cake Eggs Benedict with remoulade aioli
Farm Fresh Hash with Fried Egg, Heirloom Tomatoes and Fingerling Potatoes
Whole Wheat Cereal Bread with Avocado and Fresh Salsa
Chocolate Chip & Sea Salt Pancakes
Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Gingered Pear Stir Fry
Soba Noodle bowl with Thai peanut sauce and Jumbo Red Shrimp
Ahi Tuna Stack with Avocado, Bell Pepper & ginger infused sushi Rice
Roasted Butternut Squash & Pomegranate Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette
Grilled Sirloin Burgers with Rosemary French fries and Smashed Cucumber Salad
Moroccan Chicken Brochettes with Chickpea Salad
Fish Tacos with Smashed Guacamole and Lime Crema
Strip Steak Crostini with Herbed Goat Cheese & Crispy Shallots
Seared Sea Scallops in a Bacon Cream Sauce
Goats cheese & garlic mushroom flatbread
Shrimp stuffed marinated mushrooms
Passion Fruit Wilted Spinach Salad
Garlic crusted Mussels in the half shell
Scallop Ceviche in a watermelon consumme
Red Wine Braised Short Ribs with Garlic Pommes Puree
Cedar Plank spiced Salmon with bacon brasied cabbage
Prawns & Scallops in a Champagne Buerre
Crab Crusted Fresh Wahoo
Chicken Dijon with Pecorino Risotto
Filet Mignon with mushroom peppercorn sauce
Captain Caught Caribbean Lobster over Paella
Cappuccino Soufflé with Brandy Whipped Cream
Fresh Strawberry Phyllos with Cream Cheese Mousse
Chocolate Fondant with Glazed Raspberries & homemade ice cream
Key Lime Pie Ice Cream
Winter 2019 to 2020
Winter 2020 to 2021
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 5
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.
Charters of less than 5 nights available depending on schedule use divide by 6 rule X nights of charter for less than 6N charters.
DELIVERY FEE: For charters outside of the Virgin Islands, delivery fees may apply for St. Martin or down island.
9 PAX FAMILY CHARTERS: 9th berth is a pullman attached to the master suite, sharing the master bath. This pullman is only suitable for SMALL children
HALF-BOARD: Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, other meals to be taken ashore at client expense.
2/$35,700 3/$36,550 4/$37,400 5/$38,250 6/$39,100 7/$39,950 8/$40,800 9/$41,150 (see note on 9 pax charters above)
CHRISTMAS / NEW YEARS: 7 NIGHT MINIMUM APPLIES
1-9 guests @ $45,000
1-9 guests @ $50,000
BVI Pick-up and Drop-off $250 each way.
All Inclusive.Cruising Permit: Paid by BoatLicenses: Paid by Boat