St. Thomas, USVI
MHG - London Marine
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David and Emily met and married on the beautiful island of Kauai. There, they were flourishing, David working as a finish carpenter on luxury estates and Emily cooking as a private chef. Every afternoon when they would get off work and see the ti leaves swaying, they’d race down to Hanalei Bay to take their Nacra 20 out for a zip thru the water. Soon after saying, “ I do”, they bought a 44’ Kelly Peterson, a classic ocean going vessel. They quickly closed down shop, moved off of Hawaii, and began prepping the boat to head south to Mexico. They took off from San Diego in December 2018 and began their adventure of a lifetime. Sailing down the primitive coasts of Baja, where all you see is brown and blue to Zihuatanejo Mexico, where they passed the March 2019 shut down on a secluded island with 5 other boats. They’ve surfed the coasts, fished big game, and even seen sea monsters! Their biggest challenge was crossing by themselves to Hawaii, the longest ocean passage in the world. It was 21 days of riding a roller coaster and they were hooked! They returned by passing under the Golden Gate Bridge on a clear, cloudless morning with no other boats around. Now, they are based full time in Mexico, cruising in the winter months and developing their property in the summer. Expect to see some flavor and spice on your plate!
David grew up in a boat yard in Oceanside, CA. He moved to Hawaii when it was time for a fresh start. Hawaii is known to either accept you or throw you out, and it welcomed him with open arms. He raced on Olson 30s in beer car races and across the treacherous Kauai channel to Oahu. He worked on stunning homes with vistas of the ocean. His sense of adventure and charging attitude will keep your trip moving forward! He is always trolling lines off the back and loves to reel in dinner.
Emily moved to Hawaii from Jackson, WY, where she was running an all organic and vegan bakery. It was like a light bulb going off when she learned of private chefing..as if “AH! This is what I’m supposed to do!” After a tasting trial at the head concierge’s house, her career took off. Her inspiration comes from sourcing the most beautiful ingredients she can find. She loves going to farmers markets and meeting other people passionate about creating high vibrancy foods.
We look forward to sharing our stories and learning about yours during our charter together. Feel free to kick back and relax or get involved and learn more about sailing and fishing from us. No matter your style, we will teach you our motto…”We out here living our best life!”
David and Emily,
Time sure flies when you're having fun doing all the things! You both helped create the perfect trip and overall experience we hoped to make 18 months ago when planning began. Many thanks for all the insights and personal touches that ensured a great time was had by all. We gave BVI's all we had in us and look forward to doing it all over again...so stay tuned!
This was such an amazing trip! We really enjoyed every minute. All of the snorkeling was definitely a highlight. Especially seeing the shark and eagle ray. Everything was beautiful and every meal was delicious! This time to slow down and relax and enjoy being together was just what we needed. Definitely a trip we will be talking about for a long time. Thanks for a wonderful week! Cheers!
Thank you so much for an amazing week! I loved paddle boarding and swimming. The islands were beautiful! Thanks
Emily and David,
Thank you for an amazing week! Your mastery in the kitchen and at the helm made us feel safe and satisfied the entire time. Especially for a group of new sailors and young kids. Your patience and enthusiasm while answering a million questions about sailing, Lady Catron, and the BVI was greatly appreciated as well.
From the Baths to Bitter End Yacht Club and Foxy's to Willy T's the destinations blew away our expectations. And on the naturalist side of things, from dolphins to nurse sharks and eagle rays to Tarpons the wildlife was out of this world. And on the adventuring side of things, wing foiling, SUPing, mega chillin, catching bonitos, and trying to catch tarpon, everything was just the right speed and intensity! And the food, oh the food! From omelettes to nutella banana desserts, lobster lunch, and fish tacos, everything was to die for and just the right amount and timing! And thanks again for accommodating a very particular eater.
We cant wait to start planning our next trip back in the BVI's and we'll be sure to recommend you two and Lady Catron to all of our friends. Hope to stay in touch! - Jason, Emily, Ari, Ava and Cara.
Spending a week with David & Emily was so much more than we could have expected. The islands are beautiful and need to reviewing. The real attraction was watching Captain David sail Lady Catron. From pulling out of the marina to playing Gilligans Island theme song during a little rain shower we knew we were in good hands. His expertise and care for Lady Catron were evident in everything he did. His care for us was evident as well, from keeping us up to date on our sailing plans, our island hopping and the snorkeling adventures ahead of us. He kept the toys and snorkeling gear always at the ready. Chef Emily was just as impressive in Lady Catron's stocked kitchen. She prepared with ease and served with joy. She was great at accommodating our various food choices and preferences. We certainly felt silly with all our remarks with each bite but we couldn't help ourselves. Each dish was unique and delicious and deserving of praise. She also knew how to keep the party going with the extensive bar and fun drinks. Together David and Emily make a great team, and of course Lady Catron. This was a special trip for our family, one that will be one of our best! I loved that we were all together and all our decisions were made for us and our cares met. Forever grateful for this week.
I have tried writing this email so many times but still can’t seem to find the words to express HOW INCREDIBLE our trip was! I could not have even imagined that the trip could have gone as amazing as it did. The sights were amazing, the boat was perfection, our experiences made lifelong memories, but really it was Emily and David that made this trip for us. The hospitality was second to none and our time with them on Lady Catron will go down as officially the best trip we have ever had - at least until we come back and do it all over again :) Based on the responses from the friends with us and the friends that just saw our pictures, it sounds like we are bound to plan more trips in the future!
I can’t David and Emily enough for this perfect trip.
We had a blast - far exceeded any and all expectations. The boat was amazing but David and Emily absolutely made the trip epic! Already planning trip #2!
We've been delighted to be with you on this first trip. For most of us this has been our first experience on this kind of adventure and you two and this boat were the perfect match.
David & Emily,
Thank you for much for a great week on the sea! Lots of food, fun and frivolity.
Thanks for such a great time! Gin and tonics and turtles and good company, what more could you ask for!
Emily & David are the best. Wonderful meals and cocktails and snorkeling and hikes and just everything. Thank you for many wonderful memories, and great sunsets!
Emily and David are the cutest sweetest couple! Thanks for always keeping us full of veggies, boozed up, grooving to music and surrounded by sea turtles!
You both made an amazing trip incredible. Thank you! Ross, Tiffany, Kevin, Colleen, Todd, Ivan & Matt
We have fully enjoyed our adventures with Captain David and Captain/Chef Emily; an exceptional blend of sailing competence, conscientious caretakers, and fabulous hosts. Recently they took a small group of us out on the Serendipity (Peterson 44’) in the Bahia de Banderas off the coast of Puerto Vallarta for a mix of whale watching, camaraderie, and sun. The guest list included everything from a Nantucket “wharf rat” to a nervous novice and our hosts made us all feel equally comfortable. The food was excellent and the stories of both local and inter-Pacific adventures were the perfect complements to the sunset and humpback whale and porpoise picture moments.
We, personally, fully appreciated the pristine condition of wood and rigging of the Serendipity. She is beautiful, and well maintained at the highest level. We know that doesn’t come easy on the ocean. It was obvious David and Emily take a lot of pride in what they do and they expertly juggle the many daily and long term projects that come with boat life.
Without reserve I would highly recommend Captain’s David and Emily WRT, for both, local charters and/or the responsibility of my boat.
My friends and I had the opportunity to sail with Emily and David off of the coast of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Specifically, we sailed around Islas Las Marietas. These small islands are one of the few places outside of the Galapagos where you can see Blue-Footed Boobies and are a true treasure of the Bay of Banderas. We had a truly pleasurable trip at the capable hands of Emily and David - I remember gliding on the water and seeing how effortless they made it seem. If you get the opportunity to go sailing with this dynamic duo I highly recommend you to do so.
Five stars! Chef Emily helped me and my family (husband and two sons, ages 6 and 2.5) celebrate my 40th. She designed and cooked a customized menu, truly from farm to table, that satisfied the dietary needs of my older son (gluten free, egg free, and dairy free) without sacrificing taste or elegance. All four of us loved ALL of it. My older kiddo asked to have Emily come back every night (spoiler alert: she didn't. But we could have asked her!). Thank you Emily, for helping to make my birthday special, memorable, and delicious.
If I could give her 6 stars I would!! Chef Emily created an AMAZING meal for my picky, large family. Each and every dish was so flavorful and delicious. She arrived right on time and cooked everything from scratch- right down to the vanilla custard ice cream. She has an incredible talent for cooking and this was definitely the highlight of our trip! I highly recommend her and will definitely be using her again!!
Emily was 100% awesome!!!!! She was personable, fun and attentive to our culinary needs. Picked awesome wines. And she has HUGE pride in what she does - quality was everything to her. Homemade rosemary bread, customer Cocktails, outstanding appetizers and main meal - begging her to come back for another dinner before we leave Kauai. Gotta use her. She's the best.
8-person family visiting Kauai, we really wanted to do something different for my birthday dinner, featuring fresh, local ingredients. Chef Emily created a fabulous menu for us with refreshing mocktails (we don't drink) and appetizers (ahi or eggplant handmade tostadas), delicious salad of local greens with a tarragon dressing that was amazing, rosemary /garlic foccacia bread, fresh swordfish (which is generally not our fav, but was absolutely delicious, who knew!) and charred baby bok-choy. Dessert was handmade ice creams with a peanut butter/caramelized banana topping that drew raves from the entire table, including the 2yo who only likes dry cereal. Not only was the food fantastic, but Emily is just the kind of person who is able to come into a new place with a bunch of strangers and immediately become a comfortable friend. Oh and she did all this BY HERSELF!! Couldn't recommend Chef Emily more highly.