Captain Keith and Chef AJ, not only have a love of sailing, diving, and entertaining but also enjoy sharing these experiences with others. They made a commitment 5 years ago to create a strategy to exit their land based life and find a way to live their life on the water and find an opportunity to enrich others’ lives by sharing this wonderful adventure. They are excited to share with guests the adventure of sailing the beautiful waters of the Virgin Islands, exploring the underwater world, hiking and exploring, as well as unparalleled culinary experiences. Come join us for an adventure of a lifetime we can’t wait to share it with you!!!
CAPTAIN KEITH was bit by the sailing bug as a teenager; he first learned to sail Sunfish and Hobie Cats with friends on Big Stone Lake in South Dakota of all places! He grew up fishing, water skiing and boating on the lakes in SD and MN. Keith is an accomplished freshwater and saltwater angler and certified PADI SCUBA diver.
Later, he joined friends on charter in the BVI and discovered his passion for sailing keel boats and catamarans. In 2002, he put a picture of a 43’ Jeanneau Decks Salon on his refrigerator – 18 months later, he bought “Daddy’s Girl” – a sister ship of the one depicted on his fridge! Shortly after, he delivered “DG” to Antigua and then earned his Captain’s license and began delivering yachts coastwise, as well as to and from the Caribbean and along the seaboard. Keith has had the pleasure of skippering charters in the Chesapeake Bay and the Caribbean. Keith enjoys helping others discover their own “sailor within” and hone their skills.
Keith also has a background in the hospitality industry and loves to entertain. Whether manning the grill or the bar, Keith takes great pride in delivering an exceptional experience to guests. He is an accomplished amateur “Sous Chef” and Mixologist, and oenophile. He finds joy in serving and helping others.
CHEF AJ: Having grown up on the coast of North Carolina, AJ spent her youth on and in the waters of the Atlantic coastal area. She began her diving adventures at the age of 14 and became a PADI dive instructor at the age of 22. Sharing the underwater world with seasoned divers, new divers, and students is a lifelong passion. In addition to her years of diving she has also crewed on offshore fishing charters and is quite an accomplished angler!!
Sailing and boating was major part of her life while growing up. She spent her early boating years on pleasure boats and crewing on deliveries with her Uncle up and down the Eastern Seaboard. Most recently she has become an extremely competent sailor while crewing on deliveries from Annapolis to St. Martin, the BVI’s to Bonaire, and Annapolis to Charleston, SC. Her calm demeanor and “can do” spirit assures that all on board feel safe and are able to enjoy the experience.
AJ spent her college years working her way through school in the restaurant industry. This ignited a passion in her for food preparation, exploration and presentation!! She was also involved in the opening of a very successful restaurant in Charlotte, NC where she not only participated in menu selections and cocktail creations but also in catering for private events. This experience along with her time spent in the boating community will insure you experience a fabulous culinary experience in addition to an incredible sailing adventure!!