Captain Brian has been living in or on the water, for most of his life. He grew up wakeboarding, waterskiing, snowboarding, and surfing in sunny California. Growing up in Carmel-by-the-Sea, he worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor.
Brian attended California State University at Chico where he studied Recreation Administration with an emphasis on hospitality and special events. After graduation, he moved to San Diego for work and to be closer to the ocean. After a few years in corporate America, Brian decided to trade in his suits and ties for swimsuits and sandals. He sold all of his possessions, moved abroad, and decided to turn his passion for sailing into a lifelong career.
Since then, Brian has chartered a variety of sailboats and large catamarans in Croatia, Greece, Sardinia, Portugal, the Bahamas, and his personal favorite, the Caribbean. He has spent the last three seasons in the US/British Virgin Islands, and cannot think of a more beautiful place to call home. When he’s not on charter, you can find him scuba diving, sailing, or fishing somewhere around the islands.
As your captain, Brian is devoted to making sure all his guests are safe and at ease throughout the entire voyage. Brian is a PADI Dive Master with current First Aid and CPR licenses to ensure the safety and well-being of all of his guests. His expertise in the area and the local community will ensure that your trip is one that you’ll never forget.
Furthermore, he will tailor your vacation with activities as well as desired destinations that make for a once in a lifetime experience. Consider the island hopping bucket list checked off if you decided to vacation with Captain Brian.
Jessa was born in Colorado and raised in Texas, and her love for the great outdoors began at a young age. Growing up, her family took vacations to the beach every year. It wasn’t until 2017 that she decided she wanted to live and work in the tropics full time. She quit her desk job and traded in the cubicle for the galley. Jessa began her career as a yacht chef in May 2017, and she loved the yachting lifestyle so much that she spent the next three seasons working on sailing yachts in Croatia. Since then, she has traveled to four different continents, including Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and explored many of the Caribbean islands.
The USVI and BVI quickly became one of her favorite places after sailing and working here at the end of 2018, and she knew instantly that she wanted to further her career here. In 2019 she began her life in the Caribbean and has been loving every day since. She enjoys sailing, hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving, and being able to spend every day on the water!
In addition to the adventurous lifestyle Jessa lives, she loves creating beautiful and delicious meals in the galley. She grew up helping her dad in the kitchen and on the grill, always working to perfect new tex mex meals and southern comfort foods. Her family was constantly making homestyle meals and this is when her passion for cooking began. She believes that cooking is all about sharing, and being able to share unique and tasty dishes with the guests is so important to her!
One of her favorite parts about traveling is being able to experience new cultures and cuisines, and incorporating these cuisines into her own menu. Seafood is a personal favorite of Jessa's, to cook and to eat! Jessa finds it very special to be able to use the local seafood for her dishes. Onboard Felix, Jessa will ensure that your vacation is filled with wholesome, fresh, and local meals. She has experience working with all dietary restrictions and food allergies and will work with you and your group to create the perfect menu for your week.
Brian and Jessa began working together a few years ago in the Mediterranean. They are close colleagues and have proven their strength as a team. They are both outgoing, charismatic, and eager to accommodate. With their experience and knowledge of the islands, they will be able to show you the most beautiful spots in the Virgin Islands. From the moment you step onboard Felix, you will feel the positive vibes and atmosphere of relaxation. They will ensure that everything is taken care of so you and your group can go into full vacation mode!
Breakfast is served with coffee or tea, juices, and fresh fruit
Zucchini corn fritters topped with an egg, bacon, and an avocado lime sauce
Caramelized bacon stuffed French toast topped with fresh berries and whipped cream
Middle Eastern Shakshuka featuring baked eggs, fresh veggies, and feta cheese topped with local microgreens
Huevos rancheros featuring a spicy black bean spread, fresh salsa, cotija cheese, and fried egg on top of a crispy tostada
Southern-style butter biscuits and sausage gravy
Spinach, sundried tomato, and goat cheese frittatas
Eggs florentine featuring poached eggs, ham, and sauteed spinach on top of an English muffin with hollandaise sauce
Crispy beer-battered Mahi Mahi tacos topped with a Caribbean mango slaw
Sushi bowls featuring fresh tuna, Asian slaw, and seaweed salad served with a ginger dressing and spicy mayo
Filipino pork and pineapple adobo over a bed of steamed rice
Coconut fried shrimp Caesar salad served with homemade dressing, bacon, and warm focaccia
Caribbean jerk chicken drumsticks with authentic rice, beans, and pigeon peas
Lump crab cakes served with a kale salad and chili garlic aioli
Hawaiin beef burgers with grilled pineapple and onions served with seasoned potato wedges
Grilled lemon garlic salmon served on top of a creamy white wine and mushroom risotto
Turmeric infused red curry served with Asian meatballs, topped with cilantro and lime
New York strip steak topped with chimichurri sauce and served with a smoky, sweet broccoli salad
Mascarpone stuffed pork tenderloin served with honey & thyme roasted vegetables
Fresh lobster tails with a spicy butter reduction served with a cauliflower puree and grilled asparagus
Creamy Tuscan chicken featuring sun-dried tomatoes and sauteed spinach served on top of Pomodoro pasta
Sour cream chicken enchiladas topped with fresh pico and sliced avocado
Baked garlic and basil goat cheese dip served with fresh bread
Crispy fried tostones served with a spicy sour cream sauce
Smoked salmon and avocado rosti cups
Rum and lime prawns
Ricotta and herb stuffed mushrooms
Fresh tuna, avocado, cilantro, and lime ceviche
Cauliflower crust flatbreads
Traditional key lime pie topped with whipped cream
Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting
Coconut and lime cupcakes with Italian meringue
Homemade chocolate and raspberry brownies
Zesty lemon filo tarts
Chocolate dipped assortment of fruit
The Ship's Bar
Captain’s Old Fashioned
Vodka: Titos and Stoli
Whiskey: Dewars and Jack Daniels
Tequila: Souza and Milagro
Gin: Gordans and Tanqueray
Assortment of liqueurs
Winter 2020 to 2021
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: 4 inquire for less
DIVING: Diving available for certified divers only, certification required
CHILDREN: Kids are welcome aboard Felix
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: 7 night minimum, VIRGIN ISLANDS, UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS
CHRISTMAS: 1-8 pax $29,000 6N minimum prorated must end 12/27 or earlier
NEW YEARS: 1-8 pax $32,000, may not start prior to 12/28
SLEEP ABOARD Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Available for $250 per cabin per night, with a 3 cabin minimum. Includes boarding after 4 pm, snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner is to be taken ashore at the client's 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. A discount of $150 per person.
2@$20,700 3@$21,050 4@$21,400 5@$21,750 6@$21,600 7@$21,450 8@$22,800
LOCAL FARE OPTION: Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar, and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense. A discount of $75 per person.