Kieran & Michelle met back in 2012 in Mexico whilst working in the dive industry as instructors and photographers. Since then they have been on an unstoppable adventure that has taken them across the Caribbean, Americas, Europe & SE Asia.
They have now been in the charter industry for 5 years and are definitely enjoying their home in the British Virgin Islands. A country full of history and secrets that has allowed them to slowly discover more and more as their adventure continues.
Both Kieran & Michelle were led to the ocean by a passion for scuba diving and adventure, it is was this passion that formed the foundation for a life destined on the ocean. Being on boats has been an integral part of their lives since they were young and it was a natural progression to move on to running sailing yachts in the Caribbean.
Michelle is a trained chef, completing the Ashburton Chefs academy in 2017 to add to her extensive personal experience of working under an array of incredible Yacht & Restaurant Chefs. She also has dive instructor rating and is a qualified captain that thrives on deck.
Kieran is an accomplished diver as well as Captain. He enjoys most water sports and has a keen interest in marine life.
Following Irma & Maria in 2017, Kieran & Michelle spent 15 months living on Tortola rebuilding a hurricane damaged catamaran and returned it to the charter fleet. This was an invaluable experience for any charter crew rebuilding a yacht from the ground up and learning every aspect of the rebuild, repairs and upgrades along the way. Here they collectively developed a strong knowledge of Boat Building, Project Management and general Marine Engineering.
In addition to working on charter yachts, Kieran & Michelle’s other passion is adventure and photography. It is this combination that led to the birth of Panga Expedtions. For the past 6 years they have been travelling the world, capturing incredible footage from both above and below the surface and have been featured on countless National TV Channels/Online Media Oulets including Nat Geo, Discovery, Shark Week, GoPro & Google. Whilst enjoying brief sponsorships from GoPro, Light & Motion and other adventure sport companies to help capture incredible footage.
They’re now working on developing a worldwide itinerary that will include guided trips to participate in; Humpback Whales in water interactions, Tiger Shark Dives, Wakeboarding, Whitewater Kayaking, Mountain Biking whilst being filmed in 4K. This will be operated during the hurricane season and will allow them the opportunity to both charter and pursue their dream of running expeditions.
Twin Flame will be accompanied by a third crew member Markee Serecin.
Certificate in Professional Cookery
Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
PADI Open Water Instructor
RYA Competent Crew
RYA Day Skipper
RYA VHF Certified
AIDA Level 2 (Freediving)
CHEF Elizabeth Castelan
Chef Elizabeth started her culinary journey and education at Hidalgo Culinary Arts University in Mexico City. It was here where she first discovered her passion for cooking and creating dishes inspired from the variety of great ingredients and flavors available in her homeland.
Soon Elizabeth was traveling in search of more knowledge and experience with new cuisines, she settled in Monaco, France. First visiting the prestigious Lyzee Tecnique et Hotielere, a renowned school for culinary arts, where she developed her menu and skills and secured a position at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel in Monaco.
It was here working surrounded by the ocean and yachts that a new interest sparked. After 3 years of working in Monaco, Elizabeth decided to complete her yacht training and make the transition to a life at sea.
Elizabeth is your chef onboard Twin Flame. She can meet your every desire no matter the preference. She particularly enjoys cooking French, Mexican, Mediterranean Style cuisines.
When Elizabeth is not cooking you can find her at the gym, she enjoys keeping fit and taking care of herself. She enjoys hiking in nature and reading a variety of books.
Pick Up Locations
Nanny Cay, BVI
Nanny Cay, BVI
2X150HP Volvo diesels
17.5Kw generator plus 16Kw backup genset new 2017
Roast chicken, root veggies and pan seared juices over a pea and mint mash, and grilled asparagus.
Beef tenderloin, red wine sauce, carrot puree and potato tarragon gratin.
Pan seared catch of the day, celeriac puree, grilled bok choy and confit cherry tomatoes.
Mushroom and truffle risotto, with goat cheese, toasted walnuts and arugula.
Cilantro and garlic marinated pork sirloin, sweet potato puree, corn on the cob and chimichurri.
Olive oil poached hake with truffle and pinto bean puree, black garlic aioli, fennel and pickled shallots.
EXTRA OPTION Lobster bisque: Butter poached lobster, snow peas and coconut foam.
Bananarama: Raw vegan banana tart with a coconut and banana filling, cacao crunch, deep fried bananas and coconut sorbet.
Passion fruit slice with creme patissiere, passion fruit coulis, mango puree and moscato granita.
Lavander and Mango: lavander custard filled profiterole, with mango coulis and sorbet.
Piña colada: deconstructed cake with flambee pineapple, coconut diplomat cream and rum cake base.
Pear and pistacchio tart with eldelflower gel and white chocolate mousse.
Hazelnut and Chocolate semifreddo, chocolate crunch, maple glazed pears and torched marshmallow.
Rocky road: chocolate mousse cake, with cherry filling, drunk cherries, caramelized nuts and italian meringue.
POTENTIAL LUNCH DESSERTS (simpler presentation and smaller size)
Suspiro limeño cups: Manjar blanco (evaporated and condensed milk caramel), italian meringue and passion fruit.
Chili and mango sorbet
Tropical fruit pavlova
Vanilla and hibiscus pannacotta cups.
Coconut sticky rice parfaits with fresh mango and lime mint glaze.
Celestino: Dulce de leche filled crepe topped with a quenelle of vanilla icecream.
Eldelflower and strawberry triffle cups.
Winter 2022 to 2023
For charters confirmed as of March1st 2022, BVI Customs fees and cruising permits are included in the rate.
For Charters with BVI Cruising Grounds, confirmed prior to March 1st 2022 an additional $250pp will be paid by the charterer for BVI Customs and Cruising Permits to Charter Caribe prior to the charter
Christmas Flat Rate $45,000 Tortola pick up and drop off. 7 night minimum. Charter must end on or before 12/26/2022
New Years Flat Rate $50,000 Tortola pick up. 7 night minimum. Charter must start no earlier than 12/27/2022
LESS THAN 6 NIGHT CHARTERS DIVIDE BY 6 RULE:
(Rate / 6 X #Nights)
***(Rate divided by 6N X number of nights*** For 6 nights divide rate by 7 X 6N.
$3,500 Sleep aboard the night before the charter departs
Guests arrive to the yacht at 5pm. Snacks and welcome drink served, this is not an open bar. Dinner is ashore on clients expense. Continental breakfast provided next morning. Vessel departs at noon.
6 Night charter minimum.
All Inclusive.Cruising Permit: Paid by ClientLicenses: Paid by Client