Helia means sunshine in Greek, and there are many design features that allow guests to really experience the magical Caribbean light aboard Spray. The large windows surrounding the main salon as well as the plentiful, large hatches in the guest cabins fill the boat with light and a gentle radiance below. Guests on board during their BVI catamaran charter will feel a true connection with the surrounding beauty at all times.
A big shaded outdoor seating area aft features a bar fridge and an extra-large table where most of the meals during a typical BVI catamaran charter are served alfresco. The aft lounge table is also a popular place for drinks and games at day’s end where the soft breezes, quiet sounds and tropical scents of paradise linger.
The aft lounge and cockpit area flows freely through glass doors into the air-conditioned inner salon and galley. A comfortable settee and table invite quiet respite or a chat with the chef over a glass of chilled Rosè.
True comfort cruising is why Spray and the Helia 44 is chosen for the best crewed yacht charters in the BVI. The extensive master suite encompasses the entire starboard side of the boat with a large queen bed, sitting area with TV, and a private bath with separate walk-in shower. This is an ideal set-up for couples seeking a BVI catamaran charter vacation to celebrate a honeymoon or anniversary. Complete privacy is ensured with a sliding door closing the suite into its own luxurious oasis.
The port side features 2 queen cabins one forward and one aft. Both feature their own private ensuite bathrooms. The cabins are separated by a hallway running the length of the boat to ensure quiet and serenity for each room.
The forward cabin opens into a forward v-berth single bed perfect for families with 3 kids. The room becomes a safe kids’ haven on board with the crew cabin down the hall.
For families or couples, Spray is definitely a favorite choice for the BVI’s best crewed catamaran charters.
2 Queen cabins portside with ensuite heads and showers
1 single forepeak berth entered from deck or through forward port queen cabin
1 Giant Floating Lily Pad
Stephen moved to St Thomas from Hilton Head Island, SC where he operated a kayak nature tour. He really enjoyed seeing people interact with the surrounding beauty and loved to facilitate their personal experiences with nature. Stephen also spent time working in the restaurant industry on Hilton Head, and he learned to become a very creative mixologist behind the bar! One of his specialties is a Coconut Mojito muddled from coconuts he fresh picks from palms on the beach for guests.
Once Stephen moved to St Thomas, he fully immersed himself in the culture and the lifestyle. He quickly picked up free diving and spear fishing, both as a way of enjoying his days off and spending time on the water and as a a way of treating himself and his friends to delicious, fresh seafood. Stephen is an avid free diver and knows all the best lobster spots in the Virgin Islands. From jumping in the water with a snorkel and mask to seeing his guests taking the first bite of his catch, grilled to perfection, Stephen truly loves-the whole process of “Sea-To-Table.”
Stephen has his USCG Masters License and a STCW 95 certification. He has logged over 1000 miles sailing in the Caribbean, visiting almost every island in the Windward chain. Stephen has experience navigating on both open ocean and near-shore bodies of water. He truly enjoys the life of a sailor. On board, guests can easily encourage Stephen to play his guitar or ukulele and sing some ancient Hawaiian songs about the sea or strum and hum some Jack Johnson tunes. He is a high energy captain and couldn’t be more excited about helping to make peoples’ dream vacations better than they ever could imagine.
This being Stephen’s second season as a master captain aboard a term charter yacht, he knows ALL the secrets the US and British Virgin Islands have to offer and has made a lot of friends along the way. It won't be uncommon to pull into a little beach bar and receive the local treatment when guests arrive with Captain Stephen!
Caitie has always had an unexplainable love for the ocean. Some of her favorite memories are bass fishing with her dad and hitting the open ocean on her grandfather's fishing boat. She never truly understood the meaning of this passion until she moved to the US Virgin Islands after obtaining her BA in Biology from East Carolina University.
That was just the beginning of her travel itch! A year later she found herself living in South Africa, cage diving with Great White sharks and free diving the reef systems off the Mozambique coastline. During this eye opening time, she realized that the ocean was where she was meant to be, so she obtained her STCW 95 certification to work as crew aboard yachts and returned to the U.S. Virgin Islands. She joined Stephen and three other crew to assist in the delivery of a catamaran sailing from Tortola to Trinidad, stopping at over fifteen different islands along the way. After spending the next few years working for several different USVI charter companies, Caitie earned her USCG ‘Master Captain’ License.
Working in the service industry since she was old enough to hold a job, Caitie has learned all about the importance of creating memorable experiences for guests. She believes it is always about the little things, and that is what she and Stephen try to capture in every unique charter.
Sea-to-table is one of Caitie and Stephen’s specialties and they love to get their guests in on the action! Caitie believe that there is nothing quite like reeling in a fish that they get to filet and prepare for guests just moments later. Caitie delights in creating flavorful, delicious meals that are not only fresh and simple, but healthy and beautiful.
Guests that are into photography will also enjoy the expertise of this dynamic crew. Not only do they love to create memorable experiences for their guests, they also enjoy using their drone, photography skills and video editing skills to find creative ways to share their guest’s unique vacation moments.