Doug has always had a profound love of the ocean.
Pursuing this passion from a very early age, Doug purchased his first boat years before he received his driver’s license and obtained his captains license at the age of 19. Doug's first experience navigating the Caribbean began in his early twenties on race boats.
After several seasons of racing its pristine waters he came to the conclusion that he desired a more permanent (and serene) existence in the Virgin Islands. These decisions lead him to retire from the racing circuit and pursue captaining term charters.
Doug's friendly nature and vibrant sense of humor are trumped only by his wealth of knowledge pertaining to all things Caribbean. He loves sharing all the popular and exciting hot stops that the VI has to offer almost as much as he loves to whisk his guests away to the more secluded anchorages that showcase the untouched exotic beauty of the islands.
Other than his great passion, sailing, Doug also enjoys cooking, surfing, snowboarding and boat restoration. He is exceptionally energetic and generally loves any out door activity. Doug looks forward to showing his guests all the adventure and excitement the Caribbean has to offer. You will find him to be an excellent captain who offers a very unique experience not soon to be forgotten!
Carolyn's friends and clients describe her as gregarious, warm-hearted, and adventurous.
Raised in the suburbs of Chicago and a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carolyn's work ethic and warmth nod to her Midwestern roots. Following her formal education at the University of Iowa she completed the entry-level examination with The Court of Master Sommeliers and attended Chicago's illustrious Academy of Spirits & Fine Service.
Carolyn's passion for food, wine and entertaining coupled with her appetite for knowledge built a strong foundation for her career in the hospitality industry. Having worked in restaurants for over twelve years, Carolyn has had the opportunity to fine-tune her understanding of wine and spirits and how they relate to a myriad of different cuisines.
She now focuses all of her boundless energy and brilliant creativity on the culinary masterpieces she creates for her guests. Her talent in the galley is underscored by her effortless ability to entertain.
Other than food and travel, her hobbies include photography, hiking, reading, skiing, and practicing Pilates. Carolyn's sparkling personality, love of adventure, and innate ability to make her guests feel welcome guarantee that your trip to the Caribbean will be one to remember!