Ryan was introduced to sailing at the young age of 8. Raised in Minnesota, he learned the finer points of sailing on the numerous lakes and rivers, including the Great Lakes. By his late adolescent years, he had sailed the Florida Keys, Bahamian Islands and had spent many months off the N.E. coast, fine tuning his passion for the sea. Though life guided him through many ventures including a prosperous run in semiconductor manufacturing and real estate investing; the “Pirate” in Ryan hailed strong!
He found himself engulfed in the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean and the USVI/BVI waters in 2007. He honed his sailing skills by delivering yachts to/from the Virgin Islands to the States. He yearned to take on new waters and sailed further south to St. Lucia, St. Vincent, the Grenadines and Grenada, but Ryan has always found his home to be in these Lesser Antilles waters. His love of BVI and USVI shows as his vast knowledge and passion flow from him as you are enchantingly guided through the blissful calm waters.
Holding a 100GT Master USCG Mariner’s Credential along with STCW (International Standard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for seafarers), Auxiliary Sail endorsement, BVI Boatmaster endorsement , he is also safety trained and certified in CPR, First Aid, AED and Child CPR. Ryan’s numerous land-based safety credentials have translated easily as he learned to “breathe” underwater as a PADI SCUBA certified diver.
Ryan’s quick wit, plethora of bad jokes and charm have earned him a reputation second to NONE. His famous signature quote, as you’ll happily fall influence to, “Buy the ticket, take the ride!” will follow you home to your own next adventures.
Stephanie comes from Memphis, Tennessee – As with all mermaids, her timeline is mysterious. As a young woman, Stephanie found herself being pulled to something-somewhere. As an only child she laid her own tracks and set her own sails. Luckily for us, Stephanie chose a path through the warm waters of the Caribbean. She set her compass early on for the slow paced, simple life of island living and found her ‘forever harbor’ in St. Thomas in 1998.
Her time on island has laid many entrepreneurial avenues such as opening an upscale boutique, bar/restaurant & Good-Time Guru. Throughout her adventures, she discovered her passion for the tranquil blue waters surrounding the Virgin Islands and beyond.
Starting from the bottom and moving up, Stephanie acted a muse to captains of large capacity day boats, as well as, crew for mega yachts owned by astute, nameless persons of fame and fortune. Her life on boats offered her a way to express herself in the galley and as she works to ensure you have a memorable and fantastic vacation.
With her sweet southern charm, Stephanie strives to give you an experience to never be forgotten. Her passion for pleasing is apparent once board, whether she is “mermaiding” her way through the waters to show you the beautiful aquatic life or when you set at her table and she presents your specially considered meals, she shines with enthusiasm and joy. Humble as she may be, Stephanie puts together simple meals in extraordinary fashion.
Stephanie and Captain Ryan have found a partnership aboard that sets them worlds apart from others, working in perfect harmony as Captain and Crew. They are also loving partners in life, working and living their dream.
Stephanie is certified in STCW; Personal Safety, Survival, Social Responsibilities and CPR. She holds her Advanced Open Water SCUBA certification. In her downtime loves to hike the many trails of the Virgin Islands, beach comb for unique shells, and simply relax in her island home, swaying in the breeze in her hammock, reading or just enjoying mother nature at her finest.
Pick Up Locations
2 x 57HP Yanmar
Caribbean Virgin Islands
Caribbean Virgin Islands
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Sugar scoops only
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Trolling & Casting
Breakfast All served with fresh fruit and your choice of ham, bacon, or sausage
French Toast Bake with blueberry compote & Caribbean rum syrup
Veggie Scramble variety of veggies with fresh baked croissant
Parfait with local honey, granola, berries, and toasted bagel
Grilled Breakfast Burrito egg, cheese, and herb potatoes
Ham & Egg Frittata with english muffin
Belgian Waffle topped with vanilla whipped cream and served with traditional breakfast
Lunch Majority of spices & produce are sourced locally
Curry Chicken Salad wrapped in a warm spinach tortilla with a side of broccoli salad
Crab Cake Ceasar Salad with garlic croutons and shaved parmesan
Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Tacos on flour or corn tortillas with boat made trio of salsas and chips
Roasted Turkey Sandwich with provolone on brioche with brussel sprout slaw and Greek pasta
Caribbean Chicken Cobb jerk chicken, mangoes, bleu cheese, & sunflower seeds with house made raspberry vinaigrette
Smoked Tuna Pita with pineapple slaw and plantain chips
Cheeseburger in Paradise 8oz grilled to perfection, topped with smoked gouda, avocado, bacon atop ciabatta roll served with your choice of potato salad or pineapple coleslaw
Appetizer & Snacks
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus served with pita points (with a surprise twist)
Buffalo Chicken Dip served with chips and crispy veggies
Crudite’ Platter with fresh herb dipping sauce
Baked Brie with pear and local honey served with toasted crostini
Cream Cheese and Bacon stuffed mini peppers
Dinner All dinners served with an appetizer and homemade dessert
Grilled Ahi Tuna with fresh pineapple salsa, toasted coconut rice, and grilled vegetable medley
Filet or Ribeye with sweet potato mash, roasted brussels, and caramelized onions/mushrooms
Chicken Coconut Curry with basmati rice **Local Favorite
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with apple tarragon drizzle, tri-color baby potatoes, and wilted spinach
West Indian Baked Mahi Mahi with black beans and cauliflower rice **Local Favorite
Lobster Ravioli featuring shrimp in parmesan cream with haricots verts
Keylime Pie with fresh whipped cream and lime wheels
Traditional NY Cheesecake with graham cracker crust and fresh berries
Grilled Pineapple with coconut whipped cream
Boat Brownies swirled with caramel and fudge
Local Pineapple Rum Cake
Winter 2020 to 2021
Winter 2021 to 2022
MINIMUM NIGHTS: Inquire for charters less than 6 nights.
For 6 night charters, divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights.
BVI PORT FEE: Add $400 each end for BVI ports other than West End or Jost
SLEEP ABOARD: $250/cabin with 2 cabin minimum. Dinner ashore at client expense. Includes boarding after 4pm, welcome cocktail and snacks + breakfast the next morning.