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Mayon Sam, and Elizabeth: October 2023- January 2024
Cameron, Sam, and Jada: February - July 2024
Mayon was born in Maryland on the east coast of the USA with sailing blood passed down from his grandfather and mother. With access to a small sailboat as a kid he has many memorable “learning” experiences as a young adventurous water man in the making. He then went on to finish his childhood on the Big island of Hawaii where he truly fell in love with the ocean. After completing a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering he switched gears back to the ocean and sailed from Maryland down to the Caribbean where he started his career as a boat captain. With the sails up and underway, Mayon exudes the kind of contagious enthusiasm that will have everyone aboard excited. His calm, collected nature and willingness to share his thoughts, techniques, and plans, bring an inclusive and confident feel to the boat. You are sure to feel empowered to learn, explore, and relax while in the comfort of this kind, relaxed, true sailor.
From a young age, Elizabeth always new she was going to be a dancer. After years of hard work and dedication, she realized her dream at the age of seventeen and began dancing with the Radio City Rockettes. Over the next eight years, she kicked her way as a Rockette throughout the entirety of the US, and joined music video & television productions with the likes of Pitbull and Beyoncé. After her performing career, Elizabeth transitioned to the event planning industry, where she got to show off her natural knack for organizing and creativity. With the “mainland experience” out of her system, it was time she moved to the islands. First up -Maui! Here she worked on day charter boats where she met the love of her life, Captain Mayon. For the past three years, Elizabeth has been the chef, first mate, hostess, and ringmaster of fun for all ages. She receives rave reviews for her culinary delights, cocktails of the day & entertainment tours, all while ensuring Captain Mayon has a reliable deck hand to guarantee a safe passage. But don’t think that her strengths end there. Elizabeth exudes a tranquility to the guests that is based on her lifelong practice of yoga and meditation, allowing everyone the opportunity to absorb the soothing nature of the sea. You can’t go wrong with Elizabeth- from her attention to detail, to her carefully crafted cocktails, the sunsets will be all the sweeter knowing you are in her care.
Mayon and Elizabeth fell in love on the beaches of Maui, Hawaii as two young, adventurous, ocean lovers. Lucky enough for them both, their fist encounter was as unknown roommates who happened to move in under the same roof of a mutual friend. At first sight they knew that keeping the social norm of “don’t date your roommate” was out of the question!
Their kindred spirits attracted them together from the very first night they met, where an impromptu sunset sailing trip on Mayon’s Hobie 18’ took them well into the night. After their “love at first sight”, the duo went on countless more Maui adventures before moving aboard a Cosmos 49’ catamaran in Thailand. After sailing that boat to Sri Lanka they solidified their joint dream of running their own charter boat and started their career together as captain and hostess. Mayon and Elizabeth’s togetherness is the solid core on which their charters are built, putting their guests at ease no matter the challenge. They are passionate for the trip they deliver, cultivating a feeling of adventure and well being, that is sure to last far beyond your time in their care.
Sam Middeke comes from a tight family of 4 brothers, born and raised just outside of St.Louis MO. Sam started his culinary path at a young age, always interested in learning how things are made and what it takes to get to the end goal of a completed dish. Throughout his formative years, he picked up cooking and started to pursue a restaurant job just as soon as he was able to. Working several years in private clubs and golf courses, Sam learned the work it took to be able to make this passion a career. Meanwhile obtaining an applied science degree in culinary arts from Forrest Park in St.Louis. From there his desire to grow in this industry led him to the ever growing city of Nashville TN. There he worked and learned under admirable, acclaimed chefs leading him to eventually make a name for himself as the Executive Chef of a prominent restaurant fixture in the booming Nashville culinary scene. After 5+ years in music city, he found himself exploring a new dynamic of the hospitality industry aboard Aeolus. Sam brings years of fine dining experience and a thoughtful approach to food. Sourcing locally as often as possible allows guests to experience a fresh and authentic dining experience. His goal is to show guests a creative application to ingredients while still being approachable for guests to enjoy every bite in an elegant and balanced application. All the while serving guests in whatever way necessary to ensure their time aboard is the best experience possible.
In his free time, Sam loves to stay active. Whether it's a bike ride, hiking, or kickboxing, volleyball, soccer, or anything in the water. He also loves exploring new foods and restaurants to learn and grow his craft to contribute to whatever community he finds himself a part of. If staying inside, Sam loves to roll fresh pasta and test new ingredients and recipes, as well as reading cookbooks of various cuisines and restaurants.
Captain Mayon Hight
-100TON MASTERS NEAR COASTAL WITH SAILING ENDORSEMENT
-NAUI Dive Instructor
-CURRENT STCW & BRITISH RED CROSS CPR/FIRST AID TRAINING
-INTERMEDIATE SAUCIER GRADUATE FROM ASHBURTON COOKERY SCHOOL
-MECHANICAL ENGINEER GRADUATE WITH GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF HOW TO TROUBLESHOOTMECHANI- CAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
-FCC MARINE RADIO OPERATORS PERMIT
-APCA DRUG CONSORTIUM -LICENSED PRIVATE PILOT
-PROFICIENT INSTRUCTOR OF MOST ACTION SPORTS INCLUDING SURF- ING, SCUBA, SUP, WINDSURFING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, PARAGLIDING, ETC.
First Mate Elizabeth Bork
-ASHBURTON COOKERY SCHOOL GRADUATE: DEVON, UK
-YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFIED YOGA INSTRUCTOR (RYT 200)
- SPECIALIZING IN VINYASSA FLOW & SUP YOGA
-PADI OPENWATER DIVER -DANCE/FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
-7 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE EVENT & MEETING PLANNING INDUSTRY
-SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER -FOOD & SAFETY LEVEL 2
-CURRENT BRITISH RED CROSS CPR/FIRST AID TRAINING
-MASTER ORGANIZER -ENTERTAINER EXTRAORDINAIRE
Captain Cameron Channing
RYA YACHT MASTER 200TON SAIL & POWER
PADI DIVE INSTRUCTOR
GMDSS MARINE RADIO OPERATOR LICENSE
SAS SAILING INSTRUCTOR
DIESEL ENGINE MAINTENANCE COURSE
PERSONAL WATERCRAFT LICENSE (JET SKI)
Cameron grew up between the coast and the farm lands in South Africa. Having access to both of these elements ensured he grew up with a passion for both the sea and the soil. His younger years were spent with his two brothers on a family-run safari game lodge in the bush. As you might imagine being on a safari outside of a city forces you to become resourceful and teaches many life lessons from a young age. Having grown up sailing and fishing, Cameron has always loved the water and therefore decided to pursue a career in this space. Shortly after he finished school, Cameron began working as a deck hand on Super Yachts in The South of France where he learned the true meaning of “ship shape”. Although this was a great entry to the industry, Cameron saw brighter things in his future than the stainless steel on a Super Yacht. His desire to be behind the helm landed him a seasonal Captain’s position working for a large flotilla company in Croatia and Montenegro. Cameron continued to chase the summer by working as a sailing instructor and a safari guide back in South Africa once the Mediterranean season finished. It was during one of these summers in the Mediterranean where Cameron met his now fiancé, Jada. Since the initial introduction, Cameron and Jada have been inseparable and have spent the last 4 years working full time as a dynamic Captain and Chef / First Mate duo in the Caribbean.
Frist Mate Jada Dickie
HOSPITALITY & TOURISM MANAGEMENT DEGREE
QUARTERDECK HOSTESS ACADEMY
FOOD SAFETY & HYGIENE LEVEL 2
WINE & COCKTAIL TRAINING
Jada was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Jada’s first introduction to the world of hospitality was at the age of 14 where she landed a job as a cashier who sang orders at a popular burger joint. Since then, Jada has, proudly, never been unemployed and has had a variety of positions that have ultimately brought her to where she is today. Jada has worked in restaurants, retail, supermarkets, a retirement home, daycare, sports bars and most importantly, yachting. Jada has a Business Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management and she always imagined that she would be running a hotel someday. What she didn’t realise was that the hotel would be in boat form and that she would be working in destinations all around the world and experience a life she could have never imagined. Jada first entered the yachting industry working as a hostess for a large flotilla company in Croatia. Since the Mediterranean season runs in the summer months, Jada thought she had found the best summer job in the world while she was completing her degree back in Canada. Upon graduating, this fun summer job would become a full-time career alongside her fiancé Cameron.
Cameron and Jada met in Croatia in 2017 when they got paired up to work on a tandem charter. Jada tried to win Cam over with her cooking and Cam quickly won her over with his South African accent. Since the time they met they have travelled to countless destinations around the world together and have worked as a full-time charter team in The Caribbean for the last four years. Cameron and Jada have a natural ability to make their guests feel relaxed and at home while simultaneously delivering exceptional service and creating a light-hearted environment. Cameron’s knowledge of the islands is a seemingly endless vault of fun facts. He keeps everyone on board safe while still making sure everybody has fun. Jada has a knack for noticing the unnoticeable alongside her strong hospitality background ensures the ultimate guest experience. She prides herself on knowing what her guests need before they do. She has a kind and gentle temperament making her guests feel comfortable and welcome. Jada loves to curate the perfect cocktails for her guests and makes sure nobody ever goes thirsty. She is an integral part of ensuring the boat runs as a well-oiled machine. Cameron and Jada are thrilled to be your crew on Xandros and can’t wait to help create memories with each person who steps on board.
<b>Crew fully vaccinated<b/>
Cam and Jada Past Reviews 2023
"What an epic adventure on board. Our dashing, debonair Captain Cam... you navigated the swells to the outer reaches of Anegada and led us on every adventure we dreamed of, thanks to your seafaring expertise and island connections. You are the perfect combination of competence and charm. And oh my, Jada... you are the quintessential First Mate! With grace and graciousness you kept the boat in shipshape and served our every need before we even knew what we needed! Thank you for nourishing our bodies and souls with your amazing culinary creations. We knew our meals would be tasty, but yours far exceeded our expectations in every way... from the fresh herbs to the array of taste and table settings... such beautiful feasting and deliciousness."
"Jada and Cam, sailing with you both and living together for a week was a wonderful and memorable experience that we will cherish throughout our lives. This was not my first rodeo chartering but the best itinerary, boat and crew by far. You guys made our week effortless, no worries, stress-free."
"Cam & Jada, where do we even begin - this was a vacation of a lifetime with the hosts of a lifetime! No crumbs or bottle of red wine left behind. Your storytelling, hospitality and culinary skills were the cherries on top of this very special trip - these memories will forever be in our hearts."
"Words cannot explain how incredible this trip was. Everything, from the food to the activities were absolutely perfect. We appreciate everything that both of you did for us and you made every moment memorable. We will remember this trip for the rest of our lives and that is all thanks to you."
March 2023 BVI Charter
Mayon, Elizabeth, and Sam,
Thank you for one of the best weeks of our lives. The three of you could not have been kinder or more accommodating. Seemed like you were always three steps ahead. You all make what you do seem easy an it clearly is not. Truly appreciate everything and hope to be able to do it again one day.
Billy, Marcy, Marcus, and Mackenzie
February 2023 BVI Charter
Mayon, Elizabeth, and Sam,
Thank you for the most incredible week aboard Aeolus. From the moment we stepped aboard we knew the would be a special trip. Your hospitality, adventure, and attention to detail were the special sauce. Speaking of sauce, thank you Sam for the amazing food and for pushing our kids into new kid territory. Let us know when you open your own restaurant!
We will cherish our memories made this week and look forward to the day we can return to this paradise!
All the best and many thanks,
NYE 2023 BVI Charter
Dear Mayon, Elizabeth, and Sam
Thank you so much for an amazing trip. This was a special trip and we had so much fun. It is hard to leave but I know we will be back soon for more water sports. Thank you Sam for the delicious food, we will miss it. The New Years party was really a great time. Thank you all for a great trip and we hope to see you soon.
Love the Smith Family
Best time Ever!
Christmas 2022 BVI Charter
Dearest Elizabeth, Mayon, and Sam
Words don't suffice for the extreme thoughtfulness, delicious food, and stellar service. You have spoiled us this past week!
Elizabeth- the thoroughness and beauty of detail and perfection was beyond measure. Your talents are many and supreme.
Mayon-I'm so happy for you and Elizabeth! You are both so lucky and well rewarded. You are an amazing captain and have a great sense of humor-not to mention, weirdly capable of many sports and other activities.
Sam-It was an honor to celebrate your 27th with you and be fed by you-truly remarkable food-still don't know how you did it. We think you should have Elizabeth package your many delicious dips, sauces, etc!
The 3 of you-We are so very blessed to have had this trip with you. Every little thing, Every big thing, every everything was beyond all expectations!
Thank you and Merry Christmas
-The Ziegler Family
This was the most special and amazing adventure I'be ever been a part of. Mayon and Elizabeth you had the most positive, fun, and exciting attitudes. The people you are with can truly make the vacation 10x better than it could have been. Thank you to both of you for doing that for me. I feel like I really got to know the both of you.
Sam! King Sam, Samsquash- my guy! The best chef I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Thank you for the incredible food and fun times. Hope to connect in Nashville. I'm so grateful for this experience, and I 've built memories that will last a lifetime.
There's so much I can say about how incredible this trip has been, but words simply do not suffice. May, Liz, and Samsquash we are a wild crew lol. Anyway, Merry Christmas and thank you for the best gift I'll ever receive.
Thanksgiving 2022 BVI Charter
“Thank you for all you guys did this part week for my family and I! This experience was one I will not forget and this is thanks to you three. I will miss you all but hopefully see you for round two in the Bahamas!” Sincerely,
“Thank you so much for creating such an unforgettable experience for us! This week was truly incredible and it was your generosity and hard work that made it what it was. We are so sad to leave!”
“Thank you guys for welcoming my family and I to the Caribbean. I truly enjoyed hanging out and getting to know each of you. I am very envious that you guys get to do this every day! Thank you for showing me how to do some livin’ this week. Until next time
“Aeolus - keeper of the winds and keep of our family fo five over this Thanksgiving week. Never have I ever get so taken care of… Mayon, Elizabeth, Sam - your generosity, knowledge and unflappable nature are all takeaways for us all. All the best to you all and until we meet again - Sail On! Thank you! “
“Mayon, Elizabeth & Sam = our new friends!! Thank you so much for an incredible experience for our family! I wouldn’t have changed a thing! Best wishes until we meet again!”
June 2022 BVI Charter
Mayon, Elizabeth, Sam
Thank you for this amazing adventure of a lifetime, sailing, gourmet drinks by Elizabeth, amazing meals from Sam. Awesome service from the entire crew, we were spoiled and delighted every day. We will miss our easy going days on Aeolus!!
For Mayon, Elizabeth, and Sam,
you guys are the best!
Thanks so much for your generosity, patience, and kindness, and helping me do this glorious trip.
June 2022 BVI Charter
Dr. Mr. Mayon, Miss Elizabeth, and Mr. Sam,
You guys have made this week AMAZING! It was better than I could ever imagine! :) Mr. Sam your cooking was so good and made me feel really really fancy. Miss Elizabeth your drinks and little treat when we went to bed were soooooo amazing! And Mr. Mayon I really enjoyed getting to scuba dive and do hand signals with you! Ya’ll have been such an amazing crew!!! Thank you for everything and will miss you guys! - Scarlett
Dear Aeolus Crew,
Thank you so much for this week, I loved it! What I enjoyed most about you was you guys were always trying to make us happy and I LOVE your drinks, food, funniness and sailing abilities. Love you guys! Love, Brenna
Captain Mayon, this has been BY FAR the best vacation I have ever been on>. Everything about ti was new and adventurous! What I loved about you was YOUR HUMOR. I would have expected the captain to be uptight and closed off but you were the opposite. It made me laugh SO much when you saiD GARABAJE and BUH-REN-AH! Thank you for the amazing week and I hope to see you again!
Miss Elizabeth, I can’t physically process how this boat could manage without you. You do so much amazing work around here that I don’t even notice sometimes. I especially appreciated how you go with the flow so calmly and make the BEST DRINKS I have ever had. You are so kind and fill everyone around you with joy. Thanks for hosting us so well and I hope to see you around (plus a ring)!
Chef Sam, you are the most talented Chef I’ve ever met. I really enjoyed all the meals you made and how exotic the food was. I am bummed I didn’t get to know you as much because you were always cooking, but I enjoyed the amount of time we had on the beach. (I also liked having an audience for my sick burns). I experienced the coolest food every day this week so thanks and hope to see you soon!
Crew, Thanks so much for the amazing week! I have never experienced anything or one like this before but I loved it! Come visit when you’re in Georgia! - Ashlyn
Dear Aeolus Crew,
Thank you for all the hard work you guys have put into our stay! The scuba diving was incredible, the drinks were delicious, and the food-there are no words! This trip far exceeded my high exceptions thanks to all fo you! Thankfully, Marshall
Dear Mayon, Elizabeth & Sam,
You three made our trip SO memorable1. We knew it would be a good trip because it’s a catamaran and the Virgin Islands, but with you three, the trip was beyond our wildest expectations. Having to make 6 people happy is no small feat, but you guys did it like it was nothing. The way you served us, fed us, entertained us, but mostly were with us, that means the most. You three will always be our favorite crew ever! Come for a visit! -Trey & Amy
Mayon, Elizabeth & Sam,
You three have literally crafted the James Family’s #1 vacation. We surveyed the kids and there has been none better. You guys have blessed our family with your servant hears, your attention to details, and your overwhelming kindess. Thank you for sharing a week of your lives with us. We are better for it and we will remember you always. Much Love from -Trey, Amy, Marshall, Ashlyn, Scarlett, Brenna
May 2022 BVI Charter
What an amazing crew-trip-experience. Every moment perfect, delicious, enjoyable.
Mayon, Elizabeth, and Sam,
Thank you so much for all that you did to make our week on Aeolus so wonderful.
I cannot imagine a better crew. Sam's cooking was incredible, Elizabeth's cocktails and hospitality-amazing, and Mayon's all around skills were terrific. Thank you for an unforgettable vacation!
May 2022 BVI Charter
Dear Mayon, Elizabeth, and Sam
From the bottom of our hearts to the depths of the sea we can't thank you enough for the once in a lifetime experience we had this week! We will never forget your ability to bring joy to everything we did. Sam spotting the whales, jumping in the water with them was incredible! Seeing your excitement was so contagious. The foil sessions, water toys and mermaid birthday extravaganza was a complete blast! Loved all the mocktails, cocktails, and feasts that were prepared for us. What a gift each of you are!
Much Love and many blessings
Shawn and Regina
Dear Mayon, Elizabeth, and Sam
How lucky are we that our group got to spend a week under your attentive care. From the moment we boarded until we departed, you all made our trip special and unforgettable. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Some of the best parts:
-swimming with humpback whales
-Elizabeth's specialty drinks
-Sam's desserts! (all food really)
-Foiling at Norman Island
-Frolicking at the Baths
-Saba Rock outing
-Jumping off the Willy T
-Naps and Reading my book
-Sea bob with Eric
Good Luck w/ everything in life- you are all special!
Love and Peace
Shannon and Eric
Dear Mayon, Elizabeth, and Sam
Thank you for an amazing trip! We could not have asked for a better crew to be with us on the Aeolus! The beautiful quiet coves and all the fun toys on board made for quite an active and adventurous week!
Elizabeth, we can't thank you enough for taking care of us and making delicious cocktails and mocktails and the videos and pictures!! We enjoyed spending time with you and Mayon on and off the boat too!
Sam... What can we say... you are the best! Our meals were delish!. It was so fun seeing what was coming out-so creative. And thank you for sharing your guitar with Eric for singalongs.
Mayon-thank you for all you did for us. Your knowledge and calm spirit was great...especially sailing to Anegada and back!! Hope to sail with you again on our future trips!
Love Carla and Tom
P.S. The Whales! so fun!
April 2022 STM Charter
Mayon, Elizabeth, and Sam
Thank you for a magical family trip! From the sea bobbing and paddle boarding from the sunsets to the cocktails, from the delicious meals to hikes, from the lemurs to the liars dice, every moment was perfection.
Thank you for everything
Alex, Deirdre, Parker, and Ana
March 2022 USVI Charter
Thank you so much for letting us stay on your boat. My family and I loved it so much. It was so fun. The food was awesome! You guys are the best crew. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
McKinley, age 9
Thank you for letting us stay on the boat.
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.
- Harper, age 11
Thank you so much for being the most incredible crew ever! I had so much fun snorkeling, seabobbing, tubing, sailing and everything else. Sam, that was the best food I have ever put in my mouth. Mayon amazing sailing and thank you for cooperating with all our rescues and hanging with us.
Elizabeth, thank you for hanging with us and making this boat feel clean and welcoming. Ya’ll are the best.
See ya next March.
- Hadley, age 12
I had so much fun! I loved sailing, e-foiling, and Sam’s food. Sam is the best cook on the planet! We all had such a good time and can’t wait to come back next March.
- Cole, age 14
The best family trip we’ve ever been on! Mayon, Elizabeth and Sam were the absolute best! We could not have asked for a more magical time.
Counting down the days til we can come back!
- The Rabalais Family
February 2022 BVI Charter
I'm writing this whilst gazing at a rainbow! We hoped for a grey morning to leave… but alas!
We had an unforgettable time and it was all down to you three! You gave us SUCH an experience, but what you did for our girls was truly remarkable. I’m gonna say that my favorite moment for them was the Baths at Virgin Gorda with the pirate treasure and the folklore - but for me it was the sail to Anegada- ALL the sailing! Thank you will never quite cover it- see you at the Gorge! And thank you - Brandi
This was without doubt THE best holiday our family has ever had! The care and attention Elizabeth, Blair & Mayon gave us was incredible, they really went above and beyond to make our trip a once in a lifetime experience! We cannot wait to come back! With so much love, respect and gratitude - Catherine
Thank you for the most amazing week. I have never seen the kiddos come out of their shell like this before. They adore you all so much and you created so many memories for them! Seriously, from Elizabeth in a mermaid costume, Blair giving cooking lessons and Mayon teaching Eva her new favorite game- you guys cannot be topped! I have loved every moment from this trip and cannot wait for the next. Thank you for taking such good care of us. A hui you - Mads
Speechless… well maybe not totally because I can’t get off Aeolus without expressing to you what was one of the best weeks of my life. The boat is beautiful, the adventures are amazing but you three as a crew were the true treasure. So many times I whispered to myself “wow”. The smooth sails, beautiful coves, turtles, mermaids, food, drinks, laughs, tubing, e-foiling… even my cuts & bruises gave me smiles. You all are now family and we can’t wait to host you in the PNW. Irie, Nic
Heart filled gratitude for such an amazing trip. My soul needed. To incredible laughter, food, waves, love, rainbows and care you provided us all… Until next time… May you always find the wind in your sails & love in your heart. Xo - Kim
January 2022 USVI
Mayon, Elizabeth, and Sam,
Our friend Paul tells us when booking a vessel- that the ship or boat-is the destination. The vessel is important but the experience is created by the three of you. You are awesome. we enjoyed the privilege of spending a week with you. Fair winds and smooth seas.
-James and Sam
Elizabeth, Mayon, and Sam
What an awesome week. you are the best of hosts! The meals-amazing! The water sports a great new experience and so much more. we'll be back, no doubt.
-Beryl and Paul
Over all too soon we depart with only great memories- served by the most congenial of crews, Elizabeth's high kicks, Mayon's instruction on the fine points of reading the sails and Sam's amazing meals on his maiden voyage. Perfection save one point, we gained weight.
Well done Aeolus!
-Paul and Beryl
Elizabeth, Mayon, and Sam
What a wonderful first cat cruise! Setting the bar very high for future adventures, on or off the water. Very confident tutorials for sailing and watercraft. Awesome and attentive crew.
Turtles, starfish, tarpon, rainbows and a lott of laughs!
*Incredible meals presented by Sam!
Thank you so much
November 23rd 2021
With heartfelt gratitude we would like to sincerely thank you for the amazing week we had on the Aeolus. We feel extremely fortunate to have experienced our time in USVI/BVI on this yacht and with all of you as the incredible crew. The level of service you provided to us and your level of care and concern for our family and your attention to detail with every aspect of the trip was truly exceptional. In my business we always try to train our team members to provide this level of service to build lifetime relationships and lifetime guests – it is never easy to execute on, but you all nailed it.
The last two years have been full of challenges due to living through COVID restrictions and protocols, but this trip provided the perfect and much needed respite from these challenges. It is appropriate that tomorrow is Thanksgiving because we could not be more thankful for this trip and for the crew hosting us.
Lastly, I would like you to forward this message to the owner of the Aeolus. I would like to let him know that if this was my boat I would feel very fortunate to have this crew on board. The level of care and concern they have for their guests is the same as the level of care and concern they have for your yacht – they treat it as if it’s their own in every way. Impressive.
Thank you again for your incredible service and this amazing week in the Caribbean.
Doug, Charlene, and Kalenna
November 29th 2021
Thank you for making our stay on Aeolus nothing short of amazing. We will forever treasure this trip, you all are amazing, You all are a spectacular crew. You will have a special place in our hearts. We hope to cross paths in the future.
Tasha, Hud, Jersey, and Knox
When I first got on the boat I knew I liked it here. You guys were so comforting and welcoming. You guys made me feel very special. I really don't want to leave. I had so much fun in the water. you guys were so amazing. I could not have had a better crew. I really enjoyed my time with you guys . xoxo Jersey (age 10)
November 16th 2021
Captain Mayon and Elizabeth
Our days on board were Aeolus were like a dream! We loved every second and will never forget our time on board with you all! Thank you for taking such good care of us- you are and exceptional crew. We loved our evening"conch ceremonies" recalling favorite parts of our day. The surprise Aeolus video is an amazing keepsake. We will be back.
Liz & Alain, Danielle& Justin, Monica & Adam, Kate & Bruce
June 2021 USVI Charter
"Captain Mayon, Elizabeth & Katie,
Thank you for such a magical week aboard Aeolus. From the minute we arrived (and before) we felt taken care of. Our otherwise stressful arrival was made easier by your calm and confident attitude. That transpired into the diving and the kids comfortably got certified under your guidance. We loved all of the boys and activities, from the paddle boards to (especially) the efoils. We cannot say enough about Katie’s cooking. We all anxiously awaited every meal and felt incredibly spoiled with each delicious bite. I am not sure what we will do without Elizabeth’s creative and yummy cocktails.
Most importantly you created such a warm and inviting environment that enabled us to relax and enjoy every single moment. WE will cherish our time on the boat.
Thank you again for everything,
The Kearns, Jake & Phoebe”
May 2021 USVI Charter
Dear Captain Mayon and Chef Katie,
We will always remember the most magical and meaningful nautical adventure from the glorious depths of the ocean reefs to the top of Caneel Hill every experience was full of wonder and delight. Each exquisite meal so beautifully and loving prepared brought us joy and inspired a sense of the true awe. From the first ever scuba excursion on Scott Beach to the last night dive to bender the sea in such great hands. We can't wait for our next trip!
With all best wishes,
Naomi and Rawon
Mayon and Katie,
This trip has been a lifetime dream for me and you made it beyond my wildest dreams. Thank you! See you soon!
The Octopus Whisper
April 2021 USVI Charter
Dear Mayon, Elizabeth, and Katie,
We will always remember the most magical and meaningful nautical adventure we had sailing with you. From the glorious depths of Ocean reef‘s to the top of Canele Hill every experience was full of wonder and delight. Each exquisite meal so beautifully and lovingly prepared brought us joy and inspired a sense of true awe. From the first ever scuba excursion on Scott Beach to the last night dive in Christmas Cove we were thrilled to be under the sea in such great hands. We can’t wait for our next trip! With all best wishes, Naomi and Rowan
Mayon, Katie, and Elizabeth, this trip has been a lifetime dream for me and you made it beyond my wildest dreams, thank you! See you soon! With love from the octopus whisperer
March 2021 Bahamas Charter
The trip was amazing. All the things we love about Exumas, but on a beautiful boat with an incredible crew. Elizabeth, Mayon, and Katie were really fantastic. Amazing attention to detail, great food, all the cocktails and drinks we could have wanted. They exceeded expectations. I could have used another week :) The videos and photos they took were a bonus.