Heiko, born and raised in Germany, is an RYA Offshore Yacht Master. He left his job in IT management in 2014 to begin his dream to travel. Initially intending to be away for about a year, he soon realized that going back to an office-based job did not feel right for him anymore. Since then he has travelled throughout South and Central America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa and Australia. During this time he visited 30+ countries, speed-hiked the Camino de Santiago, hiked up 5000m high mountains, learned to speak Spanish, went scuba and freediving around the world and had many more beautiful experiences above and below the water. He is also a free-divng and yoga instructor. Heiko loves to be out in the blue of the ocean and enjoys sharing his passions as a guide by creating safe and unique experiences.
Rebecca was born and raised in New York City but has lived all around the world since 2004. After graduating from NYU in 2002 with B.A. in Economics & Psychology, Rebecca worked at investment banks in New York and Hong Kong as a trading assistant. A trip to Australia in 2005 changed her life completely - she learned to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef and fell completely in love with diving. Two years later, she left the concrete jungle and trading floor for real jungles and sea floors.
She spent two months diving her way around the Philippines, three months on a marine conservation expedition in Madagascar and four months completing her Divemaster internship in Malaysia. Afterwards, life took an unexpected turn and she found herself living in Sweden for a year, where she discovered her love for sailing and life afloat. Still holding onto her dream to teach scuba and share the underwater world with others, she put her plans for sailing to the Caribbean on hold to become a PADI Instructor and has worked in Thailand, Hawaii and Indonesia. She loves life in the tropics, surrounded by water, nature and wildlife and thrives on sharing her passions with her guests.
Heiko and Rebecca met on Utila, Honduras while they were doing their Master Free-diver Course in 2015. Their love for the ocean, travel, exploration and discovery is what brought them into diving, and it is what has brought them into yachting.
They obtained their RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualifications together in Gibraltar, sailing thousands of miles along the coasts of Spain, Portugal and Morocco, dodging the infamous orcas along the way.
They are passionate about providing a highly professional level of service in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere while creating the most memorable experiences for their guests. They love getting to know you and tailoring each charter to your preferences and desires, allowing you to kick back, relax and enjoy. With a deep love and respect for the natural world, they maintain a strong focus on environmentally aware hospitality and best practices to ensure minimal impact on the environment.
The food is a big part of your experience on board and you can expect to be well taken care of by this food-loving duo. You will be treated to a variety of breads and baked goods, freshly baked on board by Heiko, while Rebecca will take you on a culinary tour around the world, creating fresh, flavorful dishes inspired by her many years of travel and living in different countries. They are happy to cater to a variety of dietary requirements.
Heiko and Rebecca look forward to welcoming you on board, showing you the wonders of the Virgin Islands and creating memories to last a lifetime!
Açaí bowls with homemade granola and assorted local fruits and seeds
Avocado toast with poached eggs and bacon
Homemade sesame bagels topped with cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers, onion and lemon
Middle eastern shakshuka with feta, baked eggs and sliced avocado
Blueberry pancakes topped with banana and coconut flakes
Eggs any style served with roasted tomato, spinach, sausage and toast
Greek yogurt parfaits layered with homemade granola and assorted local fruit
Skillet charred fish tacos with mango salsa, shredded cabbage, crema, cilantro served with chips and homemade guacamole
Chicken Caesar salad with homemade garlic herb croutons, hardboiled egg, bacon, topped with fresh Parmesan cheese
Sri Lankan prawn and chickpea curry served with flatbread and a cucumber yougurt dip
Teriyaki Salmon greens and grain bowl with mixed greens, quinoa, edamame, carrots, cucumbers, scallions, and avocado
BBQ pulled pork sandwich with tangy slaw and pickles served with pasta salad
Blackened shrimp lettuce wraps served with a watermelon, mint and pomegranate salad
Hawaiian beef burgers with grilled pineapple and onions served with seasoned potato wedges
Fresh Vietnamese summer rolls
Mixed charcuterie board with a spread of assorted meats, cheese, fruits, nuts and jams
Italian tomato bruschetta
Plum, blue cheese and pancetta flatbread
Spinach artichoke dip
Brown butter seared scallops on top of creamy mushroom and Parmesan risotto
Grilled chicken topped with goat cheese, sun dried tomatoes, basil and lemon butter sauce served with fresh salad and pomodoro pasta
Marinated flank steak served with smashed roasted garlic potatoes and thyme roasted vegetables
Grilled tuna steak on coconut rice pilaf and warm corn salad
Apricot and rosemary glazed pork tenderloin with zesty broiled tomatoes and sauteed vegetables
Baked dijon salmon with greeen bean pilaf served with Tuscan panzanella salad
No bake peanut butter pie
Upside down pineapple cake
Warm brownies with vanilla ice cream
Key lime pie with whipped cream
Sticky date cake with warm butterscotch sauce and fresh raspeberries
STANDARD SHIPS BAR
Soft drinks, sodas, water, beers, well drinks and cocktails are available for your enjoyment.
Vodka brands: Tito’s, Stoli, Smirnoff
Whiskey brands: Johnny Walker, Dewars, Jack Daniels