London Marine Insurance Services Ltd
15’ Highfield Rib center console
Kayaks 2 Pax:
Water Skis Adult:
Water Skis Kids:
Capt. Richard Darling
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.
Chef Suzanne Carter
Chef Suzanne hails from Philadelphia, PA where she studied under some of the best Italian cooks on the east side. She learned at an early age that perfectly blended herbs and spices will bring your dish to the next level. Her family moved to St. Petersburg, FL where her eyes were immediately drawn to the sea. Through the years her need to be in the islands never waned nor did her desire to create mouth watering meals. Her dishes are best described as elegantly simplistic. A wide range of culinary styles beautifully blended with fresh local ingredients, a superb mixture of herbs and spices, and sprinkled with a pinch of Mama’s love will have you begging for seconds. But trust me, you are going to want to save room for dessert!
Dear Richard & Suzanne,
We can’t thank you enough for your amazing hospitality aboard Touch the Sky. The meals, and pre-meals, were delicious and the service was impeccable … Your warmth and inviting spirit allowed us to fully enjoy being present with one another, all too easily missed on a day to day basis.
The Christmas touches were perfect from the lights to the tray of Christmas cookies and candies.
One of the best vacations and most memorable Christmases ever! We will be back!!! You both are the best!!!
Dear Suzanne & Richard,
We have so thoroughly enjoyed meeting and sailing with you! With two almost grown daughters this time together with family and friends means so much to us. What and adventure. Our family has taken many trips together over the years but this was the #1 most memorable, amazing, relaxing one. We hope to be back with you both sooner rather than later. If you ever come to the Chicago area, please let us know! We would love to see you!
You guys Rock! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ~
Richard & Suzanne,
Thank you both for such an amazing trip! Our first charter experience was extraordinary and we owe that to both of you. We were blessed with the two most wonderful new friends we could have every wished for to have this experience with. Every aspect of this charter was exceptional… from the amazing sailing to the most beautiful and delicious meals. We loved getting to know you both and look forward to seeing you again soon. Until then, we wish you both happiness and a wonderful charter season! Thanks again, you truly are the Best!
Dear Richard & Suzanne~
Thank you both for such an amazing trip! I have to say we have never had such a relaxing vacation and have been so pampered! You all went WAY above & beyond to make sure we were all happy, boat perfect & clean, and that we always had a drink in our hands! It was so fun getting to know you all… you two are the cutest couple ever and we all send well wishes for your happy future! Hope to see you in 2023 for a repeat but as friends! You always have a place to stay in Virginia!!
Richard & Suzanne~
Thank you so very much for an amazing week of sun, fun, incredible meals, relaxation, and friendship. You both made our time on the water such a joy, and it was a delight to get to know you and call you friends. I will miss your bad dad jokes and culinary creations!
Richard & Suzanne,
This was Patty Cake’s and my first sailing trip and we will do this again! Really amazing food, sweet accommodations, and we loved seeing all of the islands. Thanks for being more than hosts!
~Denise & Pat
Suzanne & Richard,
We loved every aspect of our charter, from the first time we met and every day of our adventure. You are, and always will be, our friends in St. Thomas and we have been blessed to have spent time together. Thank you for being so gracious!
Suzanne and Richard
Thank you for a relaxing week. You have been very accommodating to all our changing needs. We also have appreciated your flexible itinerary to make us have a great trip. Suzanne’s cooking was creative and delicious! We all feel we had a great variety of USVI. You guys work so well together, it makes for a pleasant experience.
Suzanne & Richard,
Thank you for facilitating, you both have been extraordinary hosts! I can promise our YPO Family will NOT soon forget the deep rich laughs, stunning wildlife, our happy hearts together, and all the delectable culinary delights. The Conditions Are Perfect!
What a delicious salty surprise! Everything about this charter and experience has been a dream for us. Being able to get together and have a blast has been truly priceless.
We enjoyed every moment and wish you both all the happiness in your future adventures. You both Rock!
“You two are the absolute most fun we could have had! Great food, we hit no boats (Lol!), and had a memorable time. See you next year… if you will have us!”
Hi Suzanne & Richard,
Thank you so much for such a memorable experience sailing around St. John with our YPO group. We loved every minute. It was Ryan and my first boat trip and it surely will not be our last. You were both fantastic hosts and we so enjoyed getting to know you. Our favorite bay was Salt Pond – the turtles were amazing! Thank you for a relaxing, easy, and unforgettable trip. And the meals… can we talk about that? The food and hospitality exceeded our expectations! We hope to return soon!”
Richard and Suzanne,
We had such a wonderful time sailing the USVI with you! It was filled with plenty of turtles, stingrays, and fish. But more importantly, it was the great company. We can’t wait to sail with you again!
You guys were amazing and the Butler Family had a great long weekend. Looking forward to the next trip!
Dear Richard and Suzanne,
We can’t thank you enough for your generosity and hospitality! We loved tubing in Magens Bay, stargazing off St. John, and snorkeling in countless beautiful coves. Suzanne, the food was incredible! We especially loved your banana pancakes, crab cakes, sun-dried tomato ravioli and ALL the desserts! Thanks for sharing evening card games and giving us a family vacation we will never forget! The thought of doing another charter without Richard and Suzanne is not even an option for us.