Intelligence, experience, and good humor. This captain is the total package! J.P. grew up on the West Coast of South Africa in a small town called Langebaan. Being raised on a sailing catamaran, the sea has always been his playground. Sailing, surfing, diving, fishing, and spear fishing run through his veins.
After graduation, JP spent a few years in the mechanical engineering sector, constructing deep space radios. That was cool but, J.P. comes from a family of seafarers and his heart belongs close to the ocean.
This led him to pursue a career in the yachting world. He’s worked every position from technician, deckhand to captain and has sailed everything from a small boat to Super Yachts, with a historic vessel boasting 2 wooden masts and 8 sails in between. You’ll be in good hands with J.P. He has a long list of maritime credentials and a lifetime of practical application. All that paired with how funny this guy is…Guests are in for a really good time!
EDEN BAKER - CHEF/MATE
This woman is a superstar! Her warmth and beauty shine from the inside out and transfer on to others through her kind, assertive nature, and delectable meals.
Eden grew up in Cape Town, South Africa studying dance. After graduation, she accepted a position as a dance teacher in The Seychelles, and there you have it, the spark for travel was ignited. In realizing her love for travel, culture and working with people, she went on to work in the hospitality industry at some of the most exclusive beach clubs, ski resorts and hotels around the world. Working with the elite clientele of these establishments, she learned the proper implementation of 5 Star guest services.
Fast forward to Eden’s life at sea….She’s been working on super yachts for nearly 2 years. She’s newly engaged to Captain J.P. and has completed the appropriate courses to work beside him safely and competently. With her adventurous spirit, keen eye for detail and willingness to go the extra mile, you are in for a treat with this one. Eden’s specialty is using local ingredients, seafood and fresh bread. She describes her menu style as a mix of home cooking, experimentation, healthy and beautiful and she’s ready to serve you up a heaping portion of fond memories!
Lemon mascarpone blueberry pancakes drizzled with raspberry compote and topped with fresh whipped cream and blueberries
Open faced smoked salmon lox bagels with cream cheese topped with capers, fresh cucumber, and cracked black pepper
Greek yogurt parfaits topped with chopped walnuts, fresh berries and honey
Middle Eastern Shakshuka topped with freshly sliced avocado and feta cheese
Zucchini fritters topped with crispy bacon, smashed avocado, and poached eggs and a dash of chipotle creme
Monte Cristo French Toast - cornflake crusted French toast covering havarti cheese, swiss cheese, and ham and turkey slices
All breakfasts are served with fresh local fruit, coffee, tea and juice
Served with ice water, beer, wine, sodas, or cocktails if it allows
Roasted chickpea, slivered almond, feta and apple salad tossed with balsamic glaze and a homemade honey dijon dressing with homemade potato chips
Maryland style crab cakes with a homemade remoulade sauce accompanied with caesar salad with shaved parmesan, fresh baked garlic croutons and hard-boiled eggs
Chicken Caprese melt along with spinach salad topped with blue cheese, candied walnuts
Khao Soy- a northern Thai curry served with jasmine rice and a hummus and pita platter
Slow-cooked BBQ pulled pork sliders served with tri-colored slaw and homemade cauliflower mac & cheese
White crab, jalapeno, and pepper jack cheese quesadillas with a side homemade salsa and tortilla chips
Grilled flank steak salad with candied walnuts, blue cheese, and avocado in a red wine reduction vinaigrette served with a side of homemade focaccia bread
Shrimp tacos on warm corn tortillas topped with avocado, mango, purple cabbage, spicy mayo, and fresh pico de gallo along with Mexican corn with parmesan cream sauce
Mixed Italian charcuterie board with salami, prosciutto, grapes, a spread of bread and crackers, honey and jam, pears, apples, and olives Tomato bruschetta and grilled halloumi on top of toasted french bread brushed with olive oil
Goat cheese, acorn squash, crispy prosciutto with a balsamic glaze on crackers and phyllo dough cups with brie cheese and raspberry jam
Hot crab dip with warm garlic bread
Mushroom bites stuffed with sauteed zucchini and pesto rossi, then topped with crispy parmesan cheese
Baked French brie wheel wrapped in puff pastry topped with crushed pistachios and fig jam
Fresh ahi tuna poke bowls with arugula rice base topped with seaweed salad, shredded vegetables, and tossed in a honey sesame ginger dressing
White truffle parmesan risotto topped with butter garlic scallops, crispy prosciutto and mandolin zucchini
Spicy maple baked salmon served over wild rice and parmesan broccoli
Pan-fried homemade gnocchi served in a mushroom gorgonzola sauce
Cajun-style Surf n Turf - cajun spiced grilled beef cooked to your liking with jumbo shrimp seared lightly in a garlic cajun spicy sauce, all served with quinoa and butternut squash puree
Barbeque pork ribs on a bed of purple cabbage coleslaw with a side of homemade cornbread
Fresh mahi-mahi over coconut rice with mango salsa and curried mayo
Baked filo dough wrapped salmon served on a bed of spinach, pesto and feta served with grilled asparagus
Seafood, chorizo, and chicken Spanish paella
No-bake key lime cheesecake topped with white chocolate shavings
Kahlua cake with a homemade glaze and vanilla bean ice cream
Flourless chocolate cake sprinkled with a chocolate ganache and sea salt Salty caramel chocolate tarts
Fresh made cinnamon sugar zeppole with assorted dipping sauces
Winter 2021 to 2022
Winter 2022 to 2023
● LOCATION: Luna Bliss will be located in the USVI and available for charters from Nov 2022 to March 2023. She will then relocate to the Exumas, Bahamas and become available for charters located in the Bahamas from April 1 2023 - August 31st 2023
● ADDITIONAL FEES: Cruising Permits, customs fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all charter locations.
● BAHAMAS TAX: 14% Bahamian Foreign Tax to be added to charter total
● MINIMUM NIGHTS: 5
● LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTER RATES: 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.
● SLEEP ABOARD:1/2 the daily rate. Dinner ashore at client's expense. Includes; boarding after 4pm, welcome cocktail and breakfast the next morning and early start.
● HALF-BOARD OPTION: $100 discount per person
Includes; 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client's expense.
● LOCAL FARE OPTION: $75 discount per person
Includes; 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client's expense.
● TURN AROUNDS: 24-hour turn arounds available for $250 per charter, otherwise 48-hour turns are standard
● HOLIDAY RATES:
CHRISTMAS: 10% surcharge to be applied to standard charter rates. Must end no later than Dec 26th.
NEW YEARS: Flat rate $28,000 Must begin no sooner than Dec 27th.
All Inclusive.Cruising Permit: Paid by ClientLicenses: Paid by Client