Captain John Stephenson, or "Cap" to those who sail with him, is a 20-year USCG Master 100-ton Mariner who is also an American Sailing Instructor.
He sails over 5,000 nautical ocean miles annually and is an expert in Caribbean-US East Coast passages. His training in First Aid, CPR, Oxygen use, Basic Firefighting, Personal Safety & Social Responsibility, Personal Survival Techniques, and Meteorology, coupled with his Master Diver certification, make him uniquely qualified to put your safety & education first. He is additionally certified as an Officer in Charge of Navigational Watch for Vessels of up to 500 gross tons.
His gentle and friendly personality ensure that guests not only have fun while underway, but also have the opportunity to learn the fine art and skills of sailing.
Hailing from Scituate, Massachusetts, Cap has been at the helm of numerous vessels ranging from 20 to over 100 feet and is the former Senior Captain of the 139 ft Boston Tall Ship. He is a former Boston Underwater Search & Rescue Team Diver and previously owned a successful photography business in Boston for nearly 20 years. His interests include underwater photography, diving, snorkeling, fishing, hockey and upgrading and maintaining Sea Witch.
Cap works with additional crew members and caterers to meet the needs of guests aboard Sea Witch. His crew are all certified via the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Program (STCW), which ensures your personal comfort and safety while aboard. Additionally, several crew mates hold USCG Captain Licenses as well. All mates aboard Sea Witch have several thousand ocean nautical miles' experience and enjoy swimming, sailing, and sharing their love of the islands with every sailor aboard Sea Witch.
Pick Up Locations
Caribbean Virgin Islands
SAIL FROM MARTHA'S VINEYARD TO BERMUDA
October 15-22, 2019
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Over 6 yrs of age
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Specializing in off shore game
Breakfast Farmers Market Frittata
eggs scrambled with mushrooms, tomatoes, herbs served over, garlic onion home fries, finished with goat cheese
corn tortillas layered with black beans, chorizo, eggs over easy, jalapeño pepper jack cheese
Drunken Sailor Pancakes
rum soaked walnuts, strawberry syrup, served with maple smoked bacon
Captain John’s Omelet
3 eggs with special ingredients, topped with hot mango chutney
TJ’s Breakfast Tacos
scrambled eggs, cheddar, bacon, salsa, sprinkled with fresh cilantro
Captain’s Belgium Waffles
covered with fresh fruit, whipped cream, maple syrup
Marinated Steak & Eggs
served with Sea Witch’s famous home fries and toast
Banana Stuffed French Toast
sautéed banana’s, blueberry maple syrup
apples, cranberries, cinnamon, drizzled with syrup
Good Morning Granola
vanilla yogurt, local fruit, 3 berry granola
Eggs Benedict or Vegetarian Benedict
Winter 2018 to 2019
Winter 2019 to 2020
WINTER MONTHS - November - April
Day Charters in the USVI - Pickup either St. Thomas or St. John
3 Hours $750
6 Hours $1,500
Term charters Virgin Islands pick-up and drop-off - Red Hook or Charlotte Amalie
For charters between December 20 - January 5, charter rates are an additional 15% of posted prices.
SUMMER MONTHS - June - September
Cruising Area - Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod
Pick-up and Drop-off location: Falmouth, Martha's Vineyard or Cape Cod
Day Charter Rates
2 Hours - $495
4 Hours - $850
8 Hours - $1595
Captain only - see rates
(15 December -30 April)
Caribbean Virgin Islands
(1 May - 14 December)
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