Number Of Dives:
Captain Jace is a dive instructor
Mackenzie is a dive master
Number Of Divers:
3 guided dives per week included for certified divers - charters 6 nights or more. Certification must be completed before charter.
Extra Dives are $25 per person/per dive.
Scuba On Board:
Stream2Sea Products Including-
Reef Safe 30SPF Sunscreen
Kayaks 1 Pax:
Water Skis Adult:
Water Skis Kids:
Fishing Gear Type:
Casting and Trolling
Captain Jace Cosentino
Jace was born and raised in Chicago. He excelled at sports and schooling in his youth and became a staple on the Honor Roll and All State team for football. He chose Illinois State for college and majored in psychology, graduating in four years. When confronted with the choice of footing the bill for grad school or entering the working world, Jace got a job at a recruiting firm called Aerotek. Within a year and half he was promoted to business development manager. About two years later, something changed, Jace realized he wasn’t happy. He didn’t want his life to be about his car, his watch, his biggest sale, his next promotion. He didn’t want to wear a suit and tie everyday. He wanted to do something he loved and had a passion for. Jace put in his two week notice and tried to figure out what was next. Hawaii was his answer. He moved to the Big Island where he fell into a snorkel job, swimming with dolphins during the day and manta rays at night. Since then, he has lived in various locations including St. Croix, Alaska, Bonaire, and Maui, working on his diving and boating. Jace now has over 3300 dives and is a Master Scuba Diver Instructor. He also holds a 100-ton USCG license and is proficient on a variety of boats including sailing vessels. He has delivered multiple boats in the past few years, accumulating over 5000 nautical miles. Jace recently transitioned from running day trips to doing term charters for Charter Caribe, and is eager to share his passion for the ocean with you.
Chef/First Mate Mackenzie Araiza
Mackenzie grew up in a small hill country town in Texas (before you ask, yes everything is bigger there). She attended Texas State university where she got her BA in psychology. How did she end up here in the Virgin Islands? Well it all started with a crazy backpacking trip through Asia, and the rest is history. Mackenzie loves to tell stories, and even won a regional competition storytelling in 4th grade, so ask anytime! Her passions are traveling, the ocean, sailing, scuba diving, hiking, and making people laugh. Mackenzie is a Alliance certified 200hr Yoga Teacher, and a PADI divemaster. She has eight years of experience providing a high level of customer service, working as a bartender, chef, and server. Mackenzie looks forward to getting to know each and every person that climbs aboard the Tortuga!
Jace and Mackenzie met by chance on a small island called Koh Phi Phi in Thailand. Mackenzie was celebrating her college graduation from Texas State and Jace was preparing to sail from Thailand to the Maldives. They had an immediate connection and enjoyed each other’s company for a matter of days. When it came time for Jace to sail to the Maldives, they said their goodbyes. Eleven days later, when Jace sailed a broken down boat to the south coast of Sri Lanka, he disembarked the boat with no intention of returning, and phoned Mackenzie. Within two days, she flew from Bali, Indonesia, to Sri Lanka. From there, they traveled Asia for four months as inseparable adventure partners. Their love grew from there as they traveled through Central America, boating and diving every chance they had.
Since then, they have traveled and worked together on various boats in Asia, Central America, and the Caribbean. Through great service, informative briefings, and an exploratory spirit, they are beyond excited to share their love for the ocean, sailing, and the Virgin Islands with you!
Crew will be fully vaccinated May 20, 2021
March 2021 USVI Charter
What an amazing week on Tortuga! Jace and Mackenzie were a dynamic duo! They really were so attentive to every need and were so gracious and the BEST hosts we could ask for! Jace was an amazing and encouraging scuba MASTER diver. We really enjoyed our Cartanza wreck dive were out favorites and we got to see a (TORTUGA) a turtle! Mackenzie is a natural host and cook. She made us some amazing meals, tasty and presented beautifully every night. Amazing sunsets every night, great cocktails, always the perfect little coves to anchor for the night. All the things we will remember - lots of memories made abroad TORTUGA this week.
April 2021 USVI Charter
One of our best vacations ever! Everything was perfect. The boat, the locations, the weather, the food the snorkeling, subs all were amazing. Jace and Mackenzie were the greatest hosts and made this all possible. They were a terrific team and went above and beyond to make sure we had fun every day.
Jace was an excellent dive instructor and we had a great time exploring the reefs (finding different kinds of fish, turtles, eels, sharks, etc) We are excited to be scuba certified. Jace also was a great subbing driver :)
Mackenzie always made us feel welcome, and we loved all of our meals, snacks and cocktails. She made everything seem seamless, which made the vacation carefree.
This is a vacation that we will never forget. WE loved getting to know Jace and Mackenzie. Ew hope to sail with them again in the future!
Jennie, Joshua, Alex, Chloe
April 2021 USVI Charter
We have had a wonderful time aboard Tortuga! Captain Jace and First Mate Mackenzie have been the most wonderful hosts. So good with our kiddos. The food and drinks have been top notch. We are so impresses with their knowledge and expertise. This vacation has been a welcome relief to the daily stress of life. Thank you!!
March 2021 USVI Charter
We have had and an incredible week aboard Tortuga. This was our third and hands down the best experience yet in the Virgin Islands thanks to Jace and Mackenzie. They provided delicious meals, drinks, sunsets, hikes, diving excursions, and conversation.
Words cannot express how grateful we are for this beautiful week! Jace certified our 12 year old to dive and showed us some incredible underwater wonders along the way. Between dives we had some lovely sails, fun tours on the sub wing, spike ball contests, snorkeled with turtles, hiked pretty view points, floated with drinks, paddle boarded and ate like kings.
Mackenzie catered to our preferences and prepared delicious meals. Some favorites included tuna poke bowl, shrimp ceviche, eggs benedict, beet hummus and key lime pie. She also makes a delicious margarita!
Jace and Mackenzie also made it possible for us to meet up with friends several times along the way. We met several other families at Lime Out and anchored along the corner for the kids to mix it up with some water sports and the adults to enjoy sundown. They made it possible for us to meet up with other for beach games, cocktails on each other boats and dinner at Lavango.
We enjoyed every minute with these beautiful people and this beautiful place!
Beverly, Bo, Charlie and Bobby
March 2021 USVI Charter
An amazing week! Beautiful sails, sunsets, soiling and cocktails. Jace and Mackenzie were wonderful hosts - we were relaxed and enjoyed wonderful food, games and conversation. You guys are awesome!
A great week above and below the water. Jace was a great dive partner and Mackenzie had amazing meals! A week in paradise.
After a year of longing to go somewhere (anywhere) it turns out we chose the perfect vacation. Jace and Mackenzie made everything fantastic. The meals , the cocktails, the games and sun. Mackenzie makes a perfect margarita, spick of course!
Kicking off the trip with a birthday cake for Alice was a love and beyond! Can't wait to come back!
March 2021 USVI Charter
We dreamed of clear waters and turtles... it was everything we wanted and more! Jace and Mackenzie found great coves, made great food and drinks (ask for the cucumber marg!) and were masters at rumikub. We had an amazing family trip. We hope to be back soon! Thanks for everything.
Time and Ali
February 2021 USVI Charter
"Just an incredible week! Really don’t know where to start… maybe because we can’t remember… just kiddin’ (kinda)! In all seriousness, this has been an unbelievable trip full of great times and incredible friends of old and new (Jace and Mackenzie)! Captain and First-Mate were as we sailed the Virgin Islands and experienced things we never have before… swam with large sea turtles, snorkeled shipwrecks and visited historical sites among the islands!
Things were “smooth sailing” all week long, even after we almost ran out of beer on day 3 lol… the crew made more appear in no time and we were “howling at the moon” again as we watched the sun set and the “almost” full moon appear each night!
And WOW! The views!!! Hard to explain, so you’ll need to see it for yourself… beautiful!
So as we begin our return to reality and the crazy we live in 2021, we can’t thank Tortuga and especially Jace and Mackenzie for allowing us to escape for a few days an just enjoy life… island life!
We shared our taste in food/drink as well as our taste in music with each other and learned a lot!
We hope our hosts enjoyed our company as much as we enjoyed theirs. Hopefully they can find their own getaway to Kentucky so we can return the hospitality. Either way, we are grateful and we will remember this trip to these islands forever!"
- Kevin, Jenn, Amy, Bryan, Selina & Eddie