Jeff and Caitlin have been working together since they met on the job at a dive shop in coastal North Carolina in 2010. Employment opportunities have taken them around the globe and back, settling in the BVI in 2012. They transitioned to crewed sailing charters from running dive boats in 2014 and haven’t looked back, logging over 150 charters with many happy guests who often return to make more memories. Their specialty is active, adventurous groups who want to explore all that the BVI has to offer above and below the water and love introducing kids to the ocean, so bring on the families! The BVI has been home for Jeff and Caitlin for many years but will always hold a special place as it’s where they were married on a beach in Virgin Gorda.
Captain Jeff holds a USCG 200 ton Near-Coastal Masters license and has been operating boats commercially for over 15 years. Hailing from Mississippi, Jeff cultivated his love for boats and the water in his adult life and can’t imagine doing anything else. He is originally trained as a high level dive instructor and naturally progressed to earning a captain’s license to operate the boats he’d previously worked on as crew. Running crewed charters allows for a more relaxed pace and the ability to tailor charters to each guest’s preferences, something that was more difficult to accomplish on dive boats. Jeff is a wealth of knowledge about the BVI, so make sure you listen in for “story time with Captain Jeff” while on charter.
Chef Caitlin also comes to chartering from a professional diving and marine research background but has been cooking since she was a small child and has the photos to prove it. She grew up in Pennsylvania and spent her formative years in the kitchen with her mom and Italian grandmother. Most of her menu items are cultivated through family recipes and world travels, bolstered by training at Ashburton Chefs Academy. She loves incorporating fresh, local ingredients with Mediterranean and Asian influences. Virtually everything Caitlin cooks is assembled from scratch, including an assortment of breads and pastas. She’s happy to accommodate a range of allergies and specialty diets. When her schedule allows, Caitlin loves getting in the water for guided snorkel tours with the guests, dusting off her marine science degree to talk about fish behavior and biology.
In the off season, Jeff and Caitlin spend time in the mountains of Western North Carolina where Jeff enjoys riding his motorcycle through all the twisting, scenic roads and Caitlin spends time volunteering at the local animal shelter. No better way to recharge after a busy charter season than with mountain views, crisp air, and not a large body of water in sight. They’re not able to have a dog on board during the charter season, so they “rent” as many as possible through the foster program at the shelter and take them out camping and hiking as frequently as they can!
Jeff and Caitlin are fully vaccinated for Covid-19.
Pick Up Locations
Volvo 150HP x 2 /
2 x 17KW GEN
Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
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17 KW x 2
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2 x Stern
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Port to Vino sample menu
All of Caitlin's cuisine is prepared from the freshest, local ingredients available. Below is a selection of options, but every menu is highly customizable to adjust for dietary preferences. Emphasis on made from scratch.
Parfait with homemade granola, Greek yogurt, wild berry compote
Southwest egg cups with sausage, pepper, and cilantro
Caribbean French toast made with fresh challah bread
Lobster eggs Benedict on homemade English muffins
Freshly baked cinnamon rolls
Pork tenderloin souvlaki with roasted garlic tzatziki and fresh made flatbreads
Beef or black bean burger sliders on homemade brioche buns with sweet potato fries
Chicken satay skewers with Vietnamese noodle salad and peanut sauce
Blackened fish tacos with mango salsa and avocado crema
Southwest quinoa salad with chili-lime shrimp
Roasted butternut squash sandwich on rosemary focaccia with feta and caramelized onions
Herb encrusted lamb chops with sweet pea risotto, roasted carrots and a lemony mint drizzle
Citrus lobster salad with avocado, orange and grapefruit segments, mango, fresh greens, and a citrus champagne vinaigrette
Asian sticky ribs with sesame broccoli and wasabi parsnip puree
Honey balsamic pork tenderloin medallions with shallot green beans and a Hasselback potato
Mahi en Papillote with couscous and a fresh tomato salad
Lemon cheesecake mousse with fresh blueberries
Croissant bread pudding
Key lime pie with candied lime rind
Mixed berry cobbler with Tahitian vanilla ice cream
Chocolate lava cake with raspberry coulis
Basil 8: Vodka, muddled red grapes and basil, lime juice, simple syrup, ginger ale, bitters
The Groupie: Vodka, muddled lemon and superfine sugar, ginger beer, bitters