Virgin Islands / Grenadines / Windward
24-hour internet access (wireless connections are slow in the BVI)
Pelican carries a variety of card and board games for your enjoyment, including Chess and Checkers, Backgammon, Monopoly, Jenga, Scrabble, Pictionary, Uno and more.
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As a prior captain of historic sailing vessels, Casey brings a wealth of maritime history and a unique perspective to your cruising experience. Casey’s passion for boating began as a young student participating in a sail training program aboard the 137ft sailing vessel Denis Sullivan of his hometown, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Growing from that exposure, Casey has since enjoyed 11 years of magnificent tall ship sailing, traversing the East and West coasts of the U.S., as well as 4 of the 5 Great Lakes, and the Caribbean. While aboard tall ships, Casey has cultivated a love of sharing exceptional sailing adventures with his guests. He also enjoys a broad appreciation for various cultures, experiences, and cuisines, and is not afraid of showing his culinary enthusiasm in the galley as well.
Whether he is firing off a 50 pound cannon during a historic reenactment, or a flame grilled captain’s burger for your charter, Casey is sure to make a booming impact on your trip. With his 100ton USCG license, STCW certificate, and copious offshore sailing experience, Casey is ready to show your company all the relaxation and excitement of a sailing vacation in the beautiful USVIs.
He and his new wife, Angela look forward to providing your group with a sailing experience to touch your soul, just as the sea has touched theirs.
Angela started her life's journey on the Chesapeake Bay, crabbing and oystering with her grandfather. She then found true love in the sea and her partner, Casey, through a career on tall ships. From guiding students through the act of sailing a 200 year old vessel, to dishing up a hearty and delicious offshore meal, she has found joy in every aspect of a water based lifestyle. Her nautical culinary voyage has taken her from cooking in the beautiful Nantucket Sound, to shaking up a delicious Caribbean Hurricane Cocktail on Lake Erie.
With a familial background in local agriculture, in addition to water keeping, Angela enjoys incorporating local fresh produce into her creations. She finds herself browsing farmers’ markets wherever she goes, and appreciates the variety of bright colors and flavors brought forth by the freshest ingredients.
Angela and Casey met each other six years ago aboard the 122ft sailing vessel Lynx and have become an un-sinkable team since. They are both USCG certified 100 ton Captains with sailing endorsements. As such, they each take part in the responsibilities of both sailing and cooking up magnificent fare on the vessel. While Angela takes the helm of the galley most often, she is not afraid to take the helm of the boat for an adventurous spin.
This dynamic couple greatly enjoys sharing their fantastic sea stories, and looks forward to inviting you aboard to cultivate memories of your own!
* Crew Occupies Mid-Ship Starboard Cabin * Forward mid cabin is used for Storage *
Thank you Casey & Angela for making our trip into an unforgettable memory. You guys are hands down our favorite crew and Venice will probably cry when we go. You have treated my whole family with such patience and kindness, really means a lot. Angela please forward your recipes! Capt. Casey have a very happy Birthday! Wishing you both a happy, healthy, and successful New Year! Thanks for being the best!
After 30 years of sailing The Virgin Islands this was our best experience! Angela and Casey were our best crew ever! They were always helpful, and ready to make our trip memorable! The meals were amazing! We will always remember our time on the Pelican because of the wonderful crew!
This was Max and I's first trip to the USVI's sailing! It was so special to be able to share this experience with the entire family. We had so many laughs, adventures, and new experiences! The memories we have made this trip will last a lifetime, not to mention the AMAZING crew. Casey & Angela, who took amazing care of us & we will never forget the trip they helped create for us! The best way to start the new year!
Thank you Casey & Angela! Many special thank yous for showing us a very helpful, great time out at sea! With everything going on in and out of this trip you to managed to make every second of our time enjoyable. We all agree and my husband Nick and I would like to take this time to tell you for how grateful we are to spend another lovely balanced couple. We had more than what we'd expect. Its going down as a marvelous vacations on our book. Also we got to check off a new years resolution. We want to wish you a...
We will remember your kindness, sense of fear, calm capability and fantastic meals and cocktails for many years to come! You two are lovely, all the best, and you are welcome at our homes as you well cared for us on Pelican.
Snorkeling sailing, dinghy rides, the deck (wrestling), molten chocolate cake, lamb, fun, family, friendly, kind, calm, capable, professional...What an amazing week. It feels like this flown by. Such a special time celebrating birthdays and spending special time together with the whole Covec family. Casey, Angela, and Pelican you made it all so amazing and smooth. You made us feel so welcome cared for, and just fond of such an amazing place. Thank you for a wonderful time.
Thank you for making our week interesting tasty, and safe. We tremendously enjoyed sailing and daily menu. Casey and Angela, you guys rock!
Casey and Angela have made this experience unforgettable! The food, the knowledge, and the kind disposition made this trip a great springboard for future trips with our young children. They will always reflect on this the rest of their lives and so will us adults. Without hesitation, we would choose them to skipper us around the VI! Angelas ability both on deck and in the kitchen was so exceptional! Caseys calm demeanor, splendid with humor and constant attention to everything around him was amazing! Much love and respect!
Terrific week with captain Casey and first mate Angela, all good! We would love to travel with them again in the future!
June 2019 guests wrote:
The vacation of a lifetime for the ten of us! Beautiful islands, great beaches and coves, incredible diving and snorkeling and fanatics accommodations aboard the S/V Pelican. To quote one of our teenage sailors the meals were “out of this word insanely incredible.” He especially loved Ms. Autumn’s desserts. Our group is from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and have been planning this adventure for over a year and Shawn and Autumn never disappointed, they were the most attentive, caring and courteous host and hostess we could have ever asked for!
We loved every second of our incredible Caribbean experience with the crew of the S/V Pelican!
Dawn and Jerry of the notorious “Mississippi Amigos”
June 2019 guests wrote:
We celebrated our 40th birthday with Shawn and Autumn onboard the Pelican. The boat was perfect for our group, so many activities, inviting common areas, and two huge hammocks where I spent most of my days! The rooms were much larger then we expected and the boat was clean and well maintained. The itinerary itself was everything we could have asked for, from massages on Scrub Island to visiting the Rum Distillery on Tortola, we loved every minute. The views were amazing and we LOVED each spot. The absolute best part of the trip was the hospitality of Autumn and Shawn. Every single meal felt like we were at a gourmet restaurant and the Painkillers made by Autumn were the best we had on the trip! Shawn and Autumn were the best hosts that we could ask for! Shawn was an amazing Captain, but he really came through helping our group with their fist ocean diving experiences. 10/10 stars isn't enough. This was a vacation of a lifetime. We miss Shawn and Autumn!! - Krysten
Late May, 2019, guests aboard catamaran PELICAN wrote:
Late May, 2019, guests aboard catamaran PELICAN wrote:
I am sorry that it took me so long to reply. I was slammed with work after vacation. Our vacation was amazing and Shawn and Autumn were incredible. Here is our review:
We celebrated our 40th birthday with Shawn and Autumn onboard the Pelican. The boat was perfect for our group, so many activities, inviting common areas, and two huge hammocks where I spent most of my days! The rooms were much larger then we expected and the boat was clean and well maintained. The itinerary itself was everything we could have asked for, from massages on Scrub Island to visiting the Rum Distillery on Tortola, we loved every minute. The views were amazing and we LOVED each spot. The absolute best part of the trip was the hospitality of Autumn and Shawn. Every single meal felt like we were at a gourmet restaurant and the Painkillers made by Autumn were the best we had on the trip! Shawn and Autumn were the best hosts that we could ask for! Shawn was an amazing Captain, but he really came through helping our group with their fist ocean diving experiences. 10/10 stars isn't enough. This was a vacation of a lifetime. We miss Shawn and Autumn!!
March 2019 guests wrote
They say teamwork makes the dream work. After spending the last 7 days with Autumn and Shawn that saying could never be more true. For 7 days, our lives were a dream come true because those two put all of their energy and heart into every aspect of our trip... I didn’t think it was possible to relax like this!
Early April, 2018, guests aboard catamaran PELICAN wrote:
Just wanted to send you a short note about our BVI charter. Paul and Kristen were awesome. The trip in itself was great and very worth it but the two of them took it over the top. Please relay our feelings to the boat owners also. I am speaking for all eight of us that went on the charter. We have highly recommended both your company and the boat and crew to our friends.
Guests aboard PELICAN in January, 2017 said:
First of all it was a fantastic trip we enjoyed the week with the boys and girlfriends and the surprise was a hit. Eva and Paul were the perfect fit for us and the boys. We had amazing meals and we did lots of stuff whether it was heading into shore to visit a bar or using the toys on the boat. We told them we would be doing a write up on trip advisor for them as well.
Guests aboard PELICAN in early January, 2017, said:
Missing you guys already. Thanks so much for being such wonderful hosts.
You 2 made our trip with your delicious food and the entertainment/skill of Captain Paul. There was just the right amount of relaxation and activities. The guys and gals tell everyone it was the best trip of their life, and they have all been to Asia, Europe and Mexico, etc.
We really enjoyed our stint at the helm.
Thank you for sharing your love of BVI with the Murphys
More guest comments for Paul and Eva on PELICAN:
We had an amazing vacation aboard the Pelican. The boat is clean, newly renovated and absolutely beautiful sailing along the water. Paul is an amazing captain. He is very knowledgeable in all aspects of sailing. We learned a lot and it was so great that he was willing and interested to teach us about sailing and he is a lot of fun! Eva is an amazing chef! I still dream about her incredible meals. From her special cocktails at sunset to her pulled pork that she was making for days, I had some of the best meals of my life. Every breakfast, lunch and dinner was absolutely beautiful in presentation and had incredible flavors. She also makes sure that she knows the likes and dislikes of everyone on the boat so that she can ensure that everyone has a great meal every time. This was our second boat vacation and again we loved every minute of our trip!
...For me, I say without hesitation that this was the greatest vacation of all time. It actually felt more like two trips: an exotic adventure crossed with a five star food and wine excursion.
...The Boat so much larger than expected. The rooms were two to three times larger than the beds. The showers were large even though we chose to use the outdoor showers after exiting the water. We found that the community areas were perfect to hold all nine of us and there were also many places to hide and get some alone time when needed.
...Paul Paul has this amazing knack of anticipating our needs. When we wanted adventure, he gave us adventure. When we wanted to get off the boat, get off the boat, just hang and relax, he always was one step ahead of us. He was so accommodating and could easily transition between this first class butler/attendant, adventure surfer/guide, DJ, bartender, and all while safely navigating the BVIs!
... Eva - She spoiled us with super creative, beautifully plated dishes. I literally could not wait to see what she prepared next from breakfast to lunch followed by a post activity snack and dinner. ...Every meal had different proteins, varied ethnicities, fresh veggies, and amazing flavors. She constantly surprised and taught me so much about new combinations and techniques. Long story short, Look up the Pelican/EVA/PAUL for some amazing food, adventure, relaxation and safe non sun-burnt fun in the BVIs. We cannot wait to sail with them again.
Our kids still ask about Paul and Eva. They were amazing teachers about the craft of sailing and all things BVI. Safety came first; they made it fun for the kids and relaxing for the parents. They took all of our (often disparate) plans and wishes into consideration and did so openly and graciously. Christmas 2016 was among the best for us (maybe the single best?) and Paul, Eva and Pelican deserve credit and many thanks for that!
November 2016 guests aboard Pelican said:
Paul and Eva are tremendous. It's not easy to welcome new guests into your life, andthey did it with grace and ease. We see the USVI/BVI trip as one of the most amazing and rewarding trips we take every year. To have trusted crew that have a genuine concern for our well being - in addition to some exceedingly brilliant meals - I'm honored to have their company. And yes, he's a brilliant photographer. And yes, Eva cooks up a storm. Bravo!