Scuba On Board:
Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Kayaks 2 Pax:
Fishing Gear Type:
Trolling & Casting
Captain Richard hails from a small town in upstate New York near the Lake Ontario shoreline
where he learned absolutely nothing about sailing! That is until he spent some college years in Daytona, then went back to NY and was fortunate enough to enter the racing scene where he purchased his own sailboat and hasn’t stopped sailing since.
In 2003, Richard moved to the Virgin Islands and acquired his USCG Master’s License. Since
then, he has worked in the charter industry as Captain or Engineer on various sailing and motor
yachts up to 160 feet.
Calling St. Thomas home for more than 15 years. Richard has sailed thousands of miles through the islands and beyond, and he loves sharing some of the best kept secret anchorages and dive locations along the way along with his knowledge of the stars under the beautiful Caribbean night skies.
“I can’t imagine living any other lifestyle. Living on the water and so close to nature fills me
with gratitude. I love the opportunities to meet new friends and keep myself challenged. And
maybe, one day, I’ll finally learn to salsa dance!” -enter Leala ;)
Due to a bit of empty nest syndrome, (her kids are 19 & 23) Leala left her longtime career as a Hollywood hairstylist to sail the eastern seaboard from Nantucket through to the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and on to the USVI and BVI’s working as a chef/mate on a 50ft yacht.
Leala’s approach to good cooking is- quality local ingredients, play, cook with love, and mix it up a little, and make it pretty! She has had experience with just about every diet restriction, and can accommodate, vegan, paleo, keto, gluten/wheat free.
“Living and cooking on the boat has been a wonderful experience. Hosting new people, introducing them to the waters and life style has been so fun! I just can’t get enough. I am addicted to life on the water- what can I say? Maybe I should start singing a song from Moana”
While in St Thomas Capt Richard and Leala became instant fast friends. Having very similar outlooks on life, sailing, and how to run fabulous charters, they decided to team up.
Together, they are passionate about providing the best charter vacation experience for their guests. Their motto: Let’s keep it light and fun! With over 20 years between them of service industry experience you are sure to have a fabulous time.
“Whether you’re looking for lots of activity or just a break from your hectic lifestyle, let us take
you away on the vacation of a lifetime and show you the beautiful Caribbean in all its glory!”
We had such an amazing time! Thank you for everything, it was a fantastic time with our dear friends and our new ones!! It’s a privilege knowing you both!!
Sharon K., LA
I can’t believe this fantastic trip has come to an end. But; we have made 2 more amazing friends! We will be back and sail away with you two again! May God’s blessings be with you.
Roy M., LA
What a fabulous week!! Captain Ryan put us on the right spots at the right time and did a wonderful job of educating us on everything from VI history to marine life. Steph.... what amazing food, snorkeling tours and catering to our every need. Most importantly we have made friends with 2 amazing people. May God bless you and you both find the road ahead filled with adventure and love! Carpe Diem!
David and Susie, LA
This trip has been on our bucket list for some time. We finally made it happen and are so glad to have sailed with you two as our host. We were able to learn the local history, learn so much about the coral and fish, and eat and eat and eat to our hearts content. You knew all of the best spots and then some! The sailing was amazing, feeling the best, effortlessly across the ocean, the sound of the vessel breaking the silence. Heaven on earth! In all of our travels, the best part has always been the people we meet. Loved you two the best! We wish you luck with your next adventure and hope we can join you again...
Beth and Gary, OH
Captain Ryan & Chef Steph- Thank you both for making our dream come true. This trip has been a bucket list item for us for some time, and now, because of you two, it was a most memorable vacation of a lifetime. I know it will be one we talk about for years to come. Thanks for taking our husband-wife teams and making us feel comfortable and welcome at all times. You two have a special gift together- keep sharing with everyone else! The meals-awesome! The boat stops, hikes, and overnight stays- The best of the best! The ride on the trampoline up front-ultimate relaxation! The cocktails at just the right time- perfect! Our trip forever etched in our memories!! Thank you both for paying attention al ALL the details- it was noticed and appreciated!
Skip and Sammy, FL
Ryan & Steph, here is a list of my favorite experiences. 1. Your loving, caring, kind attitudes. 2. Your expertise in boating and cooking with excellent customer service. 3. Salt Pond Bay with so so many turtles and the most amazing views from the hike that Steph took us on! 4. The beautiful ocean and relaxing while sailing. Thank you so much for all of your hard work, you make it look effortless.
The G*****t Family
There ae moments in life that are memorable and worry free. They don’t come every day but when they come you feel happier and lighter. But then there are moments in life that are so special that come very seldom if at all. The kind of moment that you carry forever, that make you grow, that builds friendships, that strengthens family bonds, and change your life. Our trip with Ryan and Steph was one of those moments. You opened our eyes to another area of the world. To lands so beautiful. To the world under the sea, and to living on top of the sea, with the basics- great food, friendship, and LOVE. What else is there really? From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You for all that you have done, thank you for dedicating your time and love. Thank you for letting us into your lives. Thank you for keeping us happy and safe. Thank you for the wonderful memories and thank you for giving us these moments that have changed all of our lives in every way.
With all of our heart and soul, The BXXXX Family, NY
I don’t really want this to become a sappy note but not sure how else to show my appreciation. There is not enough paper in this book to thank you for all the things you have done for us this weel. Thank you both for sharing your wisdom about life, the BVI, snorkeling, and wildlife. Thank you for keeping us safe, well fed & liquored up. Thank you for never making us feel like a burden when we asked for something or when we asked a question. Thank you for making us feel like family. Thank you for catering to ALL of our personalities. Thank you for the countless laughs and the amazing jokes. Thank you for amazing views everyday and one of the best experiences of my life. Thank you for not cooking with onions! Thank you for making sure the coffee was made for me every morning so I could thoroughly enjoy my morning sunrise. thank you for paying attention to details because life really is about the little things. Thank you for dancing. Thank you for loving your job and your life and sharing it with us. I really can’t be grateful enough for this opportunity and for the starts to align to have you both as our captain and crew! One last thing, thank you Steph for wiping the bird poop off my face and waiting to laugh at me.
Capt Ryan & Chef Steph, What an incredible trip!! We have been to the islands many times but this experience exceeded our expectations.... awesome food, great overnight spots, snorkeling, turtles, and the huge dolphin on our last day... WOW! Your hospitality will keep us coming back! Thank YOU!
Ryan and Stephanie, the anticipation and excitement for our trip was over the top and you both far-far exceeded our expectations! “The Girls” have been making memories for years and we are so blessed that you are part of our journey! Your attention and service were extraordinary, but we will always cherish the laughs and fun times! You are both the best and we send our heartfelt thanks!!
Donna, Lisa, Laurie, & Dee Dee, NY
Janet’s 50th Celebration
From the moment we stepped foot on the yacht we left the world behind..... When asked about sailing, Ryan’s grin was a sign of what the next 8 days would hold. He went from expert sailor, to fishing guide, to dive buddy, scooter leader, master griller, pro snorkeler, history teacher, and dance moves that stop fish from swimming just to watch. Maybe his best move ever though, was finding Stephanie to be his mate. No sea too rocky for our little spider-monkey to keep our drinks full, and our giggles endless. She delighted us with 5-star meals, made with 5-star love. She makes mooring the boat look as effortless as her mouthwatering desserts... Words cannot express our gratitude to Ryan and and Steph for making this experience as beautiful as the surroundings blue sea. Best of all, are the memories we now hold near and dear to our hearts, and the new friendships that will span for years to come. Thank You for an adventure of a lifetime!!
Keith & Janet Ulinger, CA
Where to start? How could the week get any better? Beautiful beaches, wonderful food, great friends, sailing, and snorkeling! Steph & Ryan were amazing- knew our every need and want, even before we did. So many personal touches, like they had known us forever. We have found new friends and we will be back soon! Thank you Steph & Ryan, you were truly the best host and guides! Best wishes to you both!
Allison & Johnny Willroy, NC
What an amazing vacation!! Being in a different, beautiful location each evening was such a unique part of the trip. Our captain and first mate always knew the best stops on each island and we were able to see things that we would have never known about otherwise. Our whole group was extremely fond of the ‘noodle train’ and the time that we spent snorkeling and sailing. The food and service were top notch. I could not have imagined a more perfect week. Thank You Ryan and Steph!!
Molly Leonard, NC