St. Thomas, USVI
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Nationality: South African
MEET YOUR CREW
Season 2022/2023 Captain Bertie and Chef Teresa Chapman
Captain Barend (Bertie) Chapman originally from Cape Town South Africa, graduated from university as an Engineering and worked for De Beers in the Synthetic Diamond Division for some thirty years.
He has sailed, snorkeled and deep sea fished along the south and southeastern coast of Africa from Mozambique, Sodwana Bay, St Lucia, the coast of Natal South Africa, Port Alfred (Eastern Cape) and most of Western Cape. For the past six years he and his wife/First Mate Teresa have pursued their dream of owning their own yacht and becoming full time sailors. Their circumnavigation started in December 2014 when they took part in the Governor's Cup Yacht Race from Cape Town to St Helena. They cruised Brazil's coastline for six months, French Guyana's river waterways and coastline for five months. Thereafter they sailed on to Grenada and Caribbean. They fell in love with the Virgin Islands and decided to stay, they are now in their fifth charter season in the Virgin Islands.
First Mate Teresa Chapman, a customer service professional from Cape Town, South Africa, has shared Bertie's dream and can not wait to welcome you onboard Aquanimity. Teresa has the warmest heart and in no time you will feel at home and know that you will be taken great care of on your adventure. She loves to entertain and to prepare meals to each and every person's satisfaction. Her motto is to make you feel special, relaxed and to share the beauty that the BVI and USVI Islands have to offer.
Aquanimity is family friendly and LOVES to have babies aboard!
OMG! What an awesome trip.
The two of you made the memories even better. The stories! The meals! I'm seriously overweight now :)
Lots of love and
Thank you both for an amazing 50th birthday adventure! Could not have spent my 50th in a better manner. I am so appreciative that you let out the whales for our adventure :)
THeresa, the food was absolutely delicious. Now I will have to go back and be disappointed in my meals. Bertie, thank you for your diligence and knowledge of boating. I am grateful that I could beat you all at Mexican Train . Over all a trip of a lifetime. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I also appreciate your help with Scott moving arouns the islands and boat.
Much gratitude for a truly wonderful and memorable week at sea on Aquanimity! Everything surpassed our expectations!
This trip was many years in the making and will was well worth the wait. Just exceptional!
Thank you Bertie and Theresa for a magical vacation!
So Much Fun!
This was definitely one of the most adventurous vacations my family has ever been on. It was so much fun. The beaches were awesome, so was the snorkeling. The food was INCREDIBLE! So thankful for Aquanimity!
What A Trip!
What a Trip! Thank you for going above and beyond to make out rip wonderful. From the morning cup of joe to the laughs and delicious meals - everything was perfection. Don't forget to call us up if you want to visit NC.
Great Sights, Great Company
Great sights, great company, a story for every occasion, and friends in every bay. With a shared bottle (or three) of sparkly to round out all the perfect cocktails at the end of a nice long week.
We'll take some of that with us when we think of the islands, and carry back plenty of Theresa's cooking expertise to our own kitchens. And nobody can dodge wake like Bertie!
Cheers 'til next time!
Thanks A Million
Thanks a million for all your efforts in providing us with an outstanding trip!
Bertie, you are a fantastic captain. We lobed all the beautiful places you took us to! Theresa, you are a 5 star chef! Really appreciate all your hard work. All the meals and snacks were outstanding.
Hope we have an opportunity to sail with you again one day.
wos! We met two amazing people this week! Now two amazing Friends! This week was such an incredible journey. The food, the fun, the ruym and everything else in between. the islands are truly a better place with you in it.
"There was a couple name Theresa and Bertie
Always making water because we were all dirty.
The food was so good
And so was the mood.
For they both throw a really great party!"
Thank you both.
What an exquisite trip!
What an exquisite trip! Thank you for the warm hospitality…amazing food…and an incredible experience. Theresa and Bertie we would love to stay in touch!
Thank you for a great vacay! We so enjoyed your company!
Thank you for a great vacay!
You two are a wonderful team. We so enjoyed your company! Captain Bertie, thanks for the steadfast efforts throughout and Teresa, oh my! From your increible meals to beautiful presentations…not to mention the Birthday celebrations!
Thank you everything!
Thank you for making memories with us!
Thank you for making memories with us!
What a fabulous relaxing trip! Captain, you are top notch and Teresa, you are beautiful inside and out! We will surely refer you to others! Until we meet again!
Beautiful weather, gorgeous scenery and the most amazing food!
Our trip was fantastic! We enjoyed ourselves - beautiful weather, gorgeous scenery and the most amazing food! There wasn’t a meal that we didn’t love. Theresa and Bertie were the most wonderful hosts. They catered to our every need and wish.
We look forward to our trip with you to South Africa!
What more gracious hosts there could be?
Teresa and Bertie know hospitality. There are none better. From the expert captain, the 'penalty' shots, the chef extraordinaire, the incredible islands, and spending our 50th wedding anniversary onboard. Could not have asked for anything more.
We love y'all. What a fantastic experience for our family. You anticipated our every need long before we thought to ask. We felt safe in the wisdom of our legendary Captain Berite, and loved by the exquisite Chef Teresa. Teresa's gourmet food made the experience of every meal something to look forward to. We have never eaten this well for a week straight. The food was tasty and healthy.
We loved the knowledge of the Virgin Islands shared by Bertie, and his willingness to share his opinions on virtually any topic.
We don't want any other Captain and Chef. Thank y'all for the unforgettable experience - of a lifetime!
Enjoyed the whole week.
Will do again in a heartbeat.
Best Crew and Tour Guides
Teresa and Bertie
Thanks for showing us a great time and being the best crew/tour guides! We had so much fun and it's definitely one for the books. I'll never forget Teresa's cooking. Bertie, you are a lucky man :)
Food and Company were Excellent.
Thank you. for one of the most amazing experiences of our lives! Teresa and Bertie, you are the hosts with the most! Food and company were both excellent. We will miss you.
Love you both! Thank you for your amazing hospitality and friendliness! This trip was amazing. I can't wait to come back and party with both of you. Wish you all the best.
Thank you so much for an amazing charter! Your hospitality, incredible meals and funny wit made it just perfect.
The snorkeling was some of the best we have ever experienced. We are so grateful for all of it
Memories Of A Lifetime
Hard to imagine that a simple "Thank you" properly meets the tall order of how much you both have inspired me to live life on my terms and let the water call my name as loudly as it did for the both of you!
Seriously THANK YOU!
I pray that you both continue to have safe travels - with company that keeps you smiling. Memories of a lifetime. Please let's stay in touch.
It was a Privilege
Thank you so much for sharing your boat and the USVI with us. Your recommendations were perfect from the hikes with beautiful views to the quiet bays for snorkeling to the quaint shops. We truly enjoyed our very relaxing vacation. Thanks Captain for a smooth ride. Teresa, your food was amazing and beautifully presented. I will definitely use some of your techniques to up my game :)
We also enjoyed the game nights. It was a privilege to spend the week in your company.