Scuba On Board:
Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
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Fishing Gear Type:
Trolling & Casting
Karl Gerbstadt and Nikki Thompson are excited to charter on board catamaran G2. As experienced and enthusiastic crew they are sure to make your vacation one to remember! Karl hails from the waterways of the Chesapeake, Nikki hails from the shores of the Great Lakes; sailing and adventure have brought them together and now they will bring those experiences to you and much more!
Captain Karl is a fun, adventurous third generation sailor with a love for the Virgin Islands, its culture and history. Karl has called The V.I. home since sailing down from Massachusetts via Bermuda in 2012 on his father’s sailboat. Karl loves sailing, and he loves to share his passion with his guests. A week on the water with Karl is all it takes to catch the sailing bug, and he’s happy to share his knowledge. Karl enjoys entertaining, showing folks a great time, and sharing his enthusiasm with guests. Exploring the islands with Karl gives guests insights and adventures specifically tailored to their interests. A fun-loving and easy-going captain, Karl prioritizes safety and seamanship in all operations on board. Captain Karl is eager to share the gems of the Caribbean with anyone willing to join him.
Chef Nikki’s positive and enthusiastic personality welcomes guests aboard and puts everyone at ease. Her focus on hospitality ensures that each charter will be professional, fun, and carefree. Nikki has spent the last six years in the Caribbean working with experienced Captains sharpening her skills as a first mate. She grew up in the Great Lakes region helping to run the family owned yacht detailing company, which sparked her passion for boats and the sea.She brings her excitement for the Caribbean to each charter as well as to her culinary expertise. A well-rounded chef, Nikki focuses on fresh ingredients to inspire her dishes. Nikki loves to be creative in her execution while tailoring each menu to the specific charter. She is comfortable with specialty diets and enjoys introducing guests to new flavors and tastes.
This exceptional crew will make each charter special. Their local knowledge and focus on service are a recipe for the perfect charter. Onboard they create an atmosphere that allows you to sit back and relax and get the most out of your week onboard!
The trip was outstanding. Boat was perfect. Crew was better. Karl was very good captain and low key. Nikki was ridiculously great chef. We gained almost ten pounds lol.
We had an incredible week exploring the USVI with Captain Karl and Chef Nikki! Chef Nikki prepared the most delicious meals for our family and catered to all of our specific needs. Great kids meals😊 Favorite dinner was lobster tails, mashed sweet potatoes and the kids loved the S’mores dip😊 Captain Karl took us all around St. John and we loved hitting up all of the incredible beaches. Our favorite beach was Hawks nest. We loved swimming off the back of the boat, playing on Matteo(floating mat), paddle boarding, and just cruising. THANK you Captain Karl and Chef Nikki!!
We enjoyed an unforgettable, extraordinary week of beauty, luxury hospitality and comfort, and decadent feasting every moment of this trip.
We have been on the Amar and the Four Seasons in Asia and the personal, genuine professionalism and Nikki’s intuitive attention to individual needs throughout this week is incomparable. She is at all times cool, relaxed, and accommodating with a clear passion to give her guests the best experience at all times possible.
We are a family of four with two kids, 13 and 9. We have a very diverse set of needs and wants and Captain Karl and Chief of Staff Nikki went above and beyond with passion, utmost professionalism, responsibility/safety, and knowledge at all times. You would not believe what can be done so seamlessly and gracefully by a team of two! The will, integrity they have to go above and beyond in all aspects of your experience will ensure their continued success and your desire to return again as soon as possible.
We thank them for their tireless hard work and look forward to our next trip together!
-Phillipe and Amy Glessinger
This was our kids first time on a charter trip. We all had a fantastic time. Nikki catered to many different and complicated needs to perfection! She’s a non-stop hard worker and every plate she made was not only amazing but carefully planned and plated. No request was a challenge or a problem for her!
Capt. Karl made sure we had a smooth sail. The waters were sometimes rough and he always had plan A, B, and C! It’s apparent he loves to sail and he is very knowledgeable. He managed to please us with all our requests!
Thank you for an unforgettable trip.
Karen & Warren and all the kids!
This was our first overnight charter, and we could not have been more pleased with G2.
The food was incredible! The meals Nikki created were absolutely delicious. Every dish was carefully thought out, and she even went above to make the birthday and anniversary dinner special. Nikki is incredibly talented!
Captain Karl is a true sailor. He was very knowledgeable about the islands and key attractions. We truly appreciated his dedication, not only to his job, but to giving us the “full” experience. Our favorite spot we visited was “SHARK” island :)
Thank you so much G2(Nikki and Karl) for making our trip the best ever.
-Erica, Pete, Lauren, & Dan
We just took an incredible family trip to St Thomas and St John and chartered on G2. The boat accommodations were wonderful for a family of 5 (adults). Captain Karl and Nikki were such a blessing- serving us with amazing home cooked meals, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and hiking. They took us to see the beautiful yet secluded bays on the islands. They were a joy to be around for our 5 day vacation. We can't wait to go back soon!
From the moment Karl and Nikki welcomed us on board G2 with painkillers and a scrumptious platter of snacks and fruit we felt pampered, and we knew they were committed to us having a fabulous time with them out on the water.
First off, a few words about the food. To say it is restaurant quality does not do Nikki’s culinary delights justice, since there are many mediocre restaurants in the world. Each of the wonderful meals we were served were truly exceptional. The stuffed mushroom appetizers, crepes with three fillings, marinated steak salad with home-made tostones, and chicken roti were all big favorites with our family. Nikki thoughtfully reached out to us before the trip and asked us for our meal preferences — and she happily accommodated the requests we made. We loved the food so much we asked Nikki if we could take photos of her recipe book before leaving.
G2 is a great boat. With five cabins and three different gathering or lounging places (including a cool rooftop great for sunsets) it feels spacious, even with 8 or 10 people onboard. The boat sails beautifully and fast for a boat of this size. It was especially relaxing to sail downwind with just the large “gennaker” sail (kind of like a spinnaker). The boat is well equipped, with a great sound system you can connect your phone to, along with fishing rods and water toys like paddleboards and floating mats. Our boys had tremendous fun being pulled around on the paddleboards with the dinghy and surfing in the wake wave.
Karl is a terrific and fun captain. He definitely places everyone’s safety first, but making sure everyone has fun is a close second. He clearly has a lot of sailing expertise, which we found he was happy to share with us. Karl and Nikki were both eager to share their love and knowledge of the islands with us, from pointing us at great places to snorkel to telling us the background of some of the places we saw.
In the pandemic era we are currently in it’s worth pointing out that Karl, Nikki and the management company have gone to great lengths to keep guests healthy and safe. The boat was immaculately clean, and they keep onboard a stock of disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer and face masks (for going ashore).
Given the events of the past few months our family definitely needed a great, relaxing vacation, and Karl and Nikki delivered in fine style. We would not hesitate to highly recommend them and G2 to anyone looking for a fantastic time on the water.
February 2020 (previous boat)
...So let me give high praise to the crew, Captain Kyle, Dalton and Nikki. Price was great and there was the promise of rum punch. The water was very choppy and it was warm but Nikki, watches over my friend...
January 2020 (previous boat)
As the headline says, this was a fabulous excursion on Castaway Girl 4, with Captain Dylan, Chris, Nikki and Zo! Saw and swam with turtles in the wild and observed a great deal of wildlife! My wife was ecstatic about the tour. Would recommend to anyone!
January 2020 (previous boat)
We took this excursion with Celebrity and there were plenty of people from other ship too. It was organized, very professional and safe. The crew (Karl, Mac, Elsie) took good care of us. Highly recommended!
December 2019 (previous boat)
Patrick, Elsie and Captain Karl made it a great experience! Short ride out to Shipwreck Bay for snorkeling. Relaxed sail back with run punch.
October 2020 (previous boat)
.Captain Dillon, Chris, Nikki and Zoe took great care of us. We went snorkeling at two sites. First we saw a shipwreck and lots of beautiful fish. We then moved over to Turtle Cove, where we saw Atlantic Greenback Turtles. We had a super time!
September 2019 (previous boat)
Capt Dillion, Chris, and Nikki were amazing! Friendly, upbeat, knowledgeable, and patient. I’ve done many tours and excursions but have yet to see people who genuinely LOVE their job like these guys. Drinks were abundant, energy and vacation vibes were high.
September 2019 (previous boat)
The boat is beautiful and Nikki, Dillon and JB were so knowledgeable and personable. We felt like family going on a personal tour of the reef. From the 80's rock music to the conversation, rum punch and snacks the crew made you feel truly important!
July 2019 (previous boat)
Awesome excursion. Chris, Karl and James were terrific and we all had a great time. Highly recommend!