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.


Type Sailing Yachts
Year Built1981
Size53.00 Ft
Beam14.9 Feet
Draft10.2 Feet

Boat Details

Cabins: 3
Queen: 1
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: -
Wash Basins: 2
Heads: 2
Electric Heads: 2

Pick Up Locations

Pref. Pick-up: Crown Bay
Other Pick-up: Red Hook


Refit: 2014, 2016
Helipad: No
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full

Engine Details

Fuel Consumption: -
Cruising Speed: -
Max Speed: -


Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Area: New England


Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
October 15-22, 2019
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# of Videos: -
# DVDs/Movies: Yes, movie
# CD's: -
Camcorder: No
Books: Yes, limit
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Water Maker: Yes
Special Diets: Inq
Kosher: Inq
BBQ: Yes
# Dine In: 4
Minimum Age: Over 6 yrs of age
Generator: Yes
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 110 V
Water Maker: Yes
Water Cap: 400 gallons
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: -
Internet Access: None-Hot Spots
Gay Charters: Yes
Nude: Inq
Hairdryers: Yes
# Port Hatches: No
Guests Smokes: No
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Pet Type: -
Guest Pets: No
Children Ok: Yes
Hammock: Yes
Windscoops: No

Water Sports

Dinghy size: 14' Caribe
Dinghy hp: 20hp
Dinghy # pax: 10
Water Skis Adult: -
Water Skis Kids: -
Jet Skis: -
Wave Runners: -
Kneeboard: -
Windsurfer: -
Snorkel Gear: 6
Tube: 6
Scurfer: -
Wake Board: -
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks (2 Pax): Yes
Floating Mats: -
Swim Platform: -
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Yes
Sailing Dinghy: -
Beach Games: No
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Specializing in off shore game
Rods: 4

Farmers Market Frittata

eggs scrambled with mushrooms, tomatoes, herbs served over, garlic onion home fries, finished with goat cheese

Huevos Rancheros

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

Canadian Oatmeal

apples, cranberries, cinnamon, drizzled with syrup

Good Morning Granola

vanilla yogurt, local fruit, 3 berry granola

Eggs Benedict or Vegetarian Benedict

2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax
Winter 2018 to 2019 $7,490 $8,715 $9,800
Summer 2019 $9,500 $10,900 $12,200
Winter 2019 to 2020 $7,490 $8,715 $9,800
Summer 2020 $9,500 $10,900 $12,200
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

Christmas/NY Charters
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
MCA Compliant
Plus Expenses

(15 December -30 April)
Caribbean Virgin Islands
(1 May - 14 December)
New England

Please Contact Us For Availability

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