Captain James: James grew up in southwest England, on the Cornish coast, which sparked his love for the sea. In between school he worked as a surf instructor, and spent as much time as he could in the water, exploring the coastline and playing sports.
After graduating from Business School James worked in finance in London however, he realised his passion for the sea, adventures and experiences wasn't being satisfied.
This led him to move to South Africa to obtain his Yachtmaster Captain’s licence and, since then he’s never looked back.
James has now spent years working as a skipper around the Mediterranean and Caribbean for flotillas and private charters. He has sailed across the North and South Atlantic multiple times, delivering new sailing catamarans to owners. He’s also worked on a private Sunreef 80ft sailing catamaran, on a world circumnavigation.
He’s more than happy to teach guests anything they want to know about sailing, alongside sharing his passion for the sea and taking you to the most incredible spots in the Caribbean. James also enjoys running and keeping active so can show you his favourite trails and paths if that is your thing too. He’ll then make you your favourite cocktail to accompany an amazing sunset, so whatever charter you’re after, he's got you covered.
James is an extremely hardworking, safety conscious and personable individual, who will work tirelessly to ensure you have the absolute best charter possible.
Chef Julia: Julia is French / American / Latvian and had the chance to grow up around the world and that is where her curious, bubbly and outgoing personality comes from. She loves learning about different cultures in all aspects: languages, travel and food. This is actually where she gets her food inspiration from. Growing up, her family involved her with cooking from a young age, she naturally continued to cook and worked in various restaurants.
She was eventually introduced to the yachting industry in 2019 and absolutely fell in love with the simple pleasures of living on a yacht and gathering people together to share delicious food. Julia loves to prepare fresh and healthy dishes incorporating local delicacies and the best produce.
James and Julia are excited to welcome you onboard and give you the best week of your life!
**Captain James and chef Julia are both fully vaccinated**