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BLUE MOON Crew Profile
Captain Jack and Jaimey are an energetic and fun loving couple that will make you feel relaxed and at ease. They are passionate about sailing and share a love for the Caribbean. Captain Jack has intriguing historical stories about the
Caribbean and Jaimey will guide you on snorkeling tours around the best reefs in the area. Jack is from the United States and Jaimey is from the cold north of Canada. Together, these two are a professional hard working team who are enjoying life to the fullest.
Captain Jack was born and raised in Annapolis Maryland sailing the waters of the Chesapeake. He started sailing as a young boy with his father. He studied Nuclear Engineering at the University of Maryland and after served in the US Navy as a submariner. After leaving the Navy, Jack worked for as a Nuclear Engineering consultant for 12 years during which time he obtained a Master's in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. Jack built sea miles doing deliveries and passages throughout his years in the corporate world. Five years ago, Jack decided to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a sea Captain and left the US. Jack single handed across the Atlantic and has completed many other crossings and long distance deliveries. Jack has also skippered numerous recreational vessels, including day sails and dive boats. Jack is passionate about being on the water, but even more passionate about sailing. He has spent the past 3 years in the Caribbean working in the private yacht industry, running day charters and Captaining term charters vessels with up to 10 guests. Jack has a contagious joy for life, and with his experience in sailing, determination and hard work ethic it is ensured that all guests will have a safe, relaxing and delightful vacation.
First Mate & Chef Jaimey was born and raised in Canada. From the time she was born, she spent summers yachting on the lakes around Ontario with her family. Jaimey has a Civil Engineering degree from McGill University in Quebec and worked in the Environmental Engineering field following university. Jaimey's love for warmth and water brought her to the Caribbean 3 years ago where she learned to sail. With Jaimey's love for sailing and the water she is the optimal first mate and with fine dining and good food as a passion of her families, she could not help but have a natural affinity and love for cooking. Jaimey enjoys experimenting with new recipes and she is happy to meet all dietary needs, she especially enjoys cooking vegetarian. Jaimey's delightful meals, hard work ethic and caring nature guarantees guests feel relaxed and at home on their vacation.
Jack and Jaimey have spent the past year chartering in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Martin and the BVI's. Their joy for life, great service and easy going nature will ensure guest have a unforgettable vacation leaving them relaxed and filled with lasting memories!
The crew aboard Blue Moon will design and recommend an itinerary to meet the needs of their guests. There are no set times for anything and we are happy to travel at the pace of our guests. The goal of the week is to relax and have fun! Your crew is one of the top professional crew in the yachting industry, so grasp each moment with both hands and savor these special times.
Itinerary is subject to changed based on pick up/drop off locations, weather, and of course, guest requests!
TYPICAL 7 DAY ITINERARY FOR THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
You may board your yacht at 12 Noon from Hodges Creek Marina in East End Tortola. Upon boarding you can enjoy a tropical cocktail prepared by your Captain himself! The Captain will then show you to your cabin while the first mate prepares a delightful lunch. After lunch, we will depart Hodges Creek and set sail for Cooper Island. Anchored in the calm waters of Cooper Island you can spend the afternoon swimming, snorkeling around Cistern Point, laying on the beach or trying out the many watersports toys we have aboard Blue Moon. Hors d'oeuvres are served round 5pm, the chef will bring out snacks and your favorite happy hour cocktail for all to enjoy. Take in your first gorgeous sunset while relaxing on the fly bridge. After sunset, dinner is served in the main cockpit area under the stars for everyone to enjoy your first tropical calm evening in Paradise.
After a good morning breakfast, a morning sail can take you to the Baths on Virgin Gorda. This takes roughly an hour and a half to sail and is most picturesque. Upon arrival at the Baths, you will see the most spectacular rock formations from the Batholithic period. Your Captain will take you ashore and give you a guided tour, full of history and interesting facts about the area. Only flip flops and a swimsuit are needed for this adventure! After your walk through the Bath the first mate will meet you on the beach in Devils Bay with cold drinks and your snorkel equipment. You can snorkel in and out of the giant boulders and then head back to your luxurious yacht Blue Moon for a refreshing lunch! After Lunch, we will set sail for Long Bay on Virgin Gorda where we will anchor for the night. Happy Hour cocktails and appetizers will be served at 5 o’clock. The view at sunset from Long Bay Virgin Gorda simply cannot be beaten. It is a view 25 miles down to St Thomas where the sun sets, surrounding you on the horizon are a multitude of tropical islands in the sun. Every night at sunset is dead calm here, so enjoy Happy hour with treats and cocktails and let your mind escape into paradise. It is here on a full moon that you can see each grain of sand on the seabed 15 feet below. Dinner is served in the cockpit after which the crew will turn out the lights and everyone will head up to the trampoline for some of the most spectacular star gazing you will ever see.
You will wake up in Long Bay Virgin Gorda where we will spend the morning enjoying the crystal clear water and the 1 mile long foot-print free beach. There are no palm trees at this anchorage but collecting sea shells on the beach or snorkeling is divine. For those who are keen, the Captain will take you for a snorkel to the ‘Jacuzzi,’ an underwater swim through which leads you into a pool enclosed by a circular rock wall! Blue Moon will then set sail for the Bitter End Yacht club in the North Sound on Virgin Gorda. Lunch will be served upon arrival after which you will have time to go ashore and explore. We will then go for a short ride around to Eustachia Sound where we will anchor on a barrier reef with the Atlantic Ocean being the only thing in sight. Here you can go for a snorkel at one of the most fascinating spots in the BVI. The barrier reef stands up from 5 feet to 40 feet, this is where you’ll see those rainbow colored fish and all the colored sponges and corals. Very few guests get to do this so make sure you are one of those few. Then, it’s time to relax in the seating area on the bow looking out to the Atlantic Ocean sipping a Pina Colada reminiscing about the adventures of the day. You will enjoy a wonderful dinner prepared by your lovely first mate and with your eyes barely open, wonder off to bed for a good night’s sleep.
After breakfast we will set sail for The Dogs. For those who wish to go scuba diving your crew will arrange a rendezvous dive here. The snorkeling around the Dogs is some of the best in the BVI. The hard and soft corals are a plenty, keep an eye out for lobsters, eels and even nurse sharks. Lunch will be served aboard Blue Moon after which we will set sail again for Marina Cay for the evening. Marina Cay (Republic of Jose Cuervo) is one of the smallest of the Virgin Islands and my favorite Caribbean island. Marina Cay has a lovely beach restaurant under the coconut palms where you can relax and enjoy the tropical surroundings, or you can jump in the warm crystal clear tropical waters and snorkel round the small reef. Children as well as adults can wakeboard, kneeboard or snorkel here, but going ashore to explore this island are a big "must." After dinner, for those who fancy a night of fun, music and possibly even some dancing, the Captain will take you across the way to another of the BVI’s smallest islands, Bellamy Cay. This island bares a restaurant and bar called the Last Resort where a talented musician by the name of Al performs. Al has played in the BVI’s for over ten years and should not be missed!
after a good breakfast, we will cruise to Monkey Point on Guana Island for some snorkeling. Snorkeling is wonderful at this spot or you can relax on your catamaran with your favorite book. We will only stay here for about an hour before we set sail and head down wind towards Jost Van Dyke and its neighboring islands. This is a great sail to put out the fishing line and hope to catch a fish. Sandy Spit and Green Cay are all places of exceptional beauty. Just take your pick. Sandy Cay is a "must do" exploring adventure by foot, it is a short walk which commences on the beach and runs through thick coconut palms to a path leading up the top of a 50 feet cliff looking out to Sandy Cay, Tortola and the Atlantic. On your way back to the beach, pick up your favorite Hermit Crab friend and get ready for a high stakes Hermit Crab race. Take shoes, flip-flops, a camera and bug spray. This is one walk you will never forget. For the over-night stop, White Bay is secluded and quiet with only the Soggy Dollar Bar ashore; or Great Harbor is ideal for those who would like to visit the famous Fox’s. Let us know where you want to stay and then you can enjoy your happy hour, followed by dinner and good sleep!
After Breakfast we will set sail for Norman Island. Norman Island was used as the back drop in the famous novel by Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel "Treasure Island," and there was in fact treasure found on this island at one time. On the way, we will stop for a snorkel and lunch at the Indians. This is a snorkel not to be missed. The shallow area filled with a soft coral garden on one side with a deep penetrating wall on the other makes this one of the most versatile snorkeling spots in the BVI. After lunch we will cruise over into the Bight for the night. Norman Island is a wonderful island for hiking and exploring, you can also visit the newly renovated Pirates Bight and lounge on the beach with a cocktail and play some Jenna. This is a good place to lay back with a book in a comfortable spot aboard Blue Moon. There are many choices for happy hour in this bay just let your crew know what you want to do! Dinner is enjoyed on board under the gorgeous stars above. You may wish to visit the famous Willy T which is a Brigantine pirate ship at anchor which acts as a restaurant and bar. This can be quite a lively place at night, so if it is night life you feel you need then the Willy T is where you need to head for this evening. Otherwise enjoy the night on Blue Moon before heading off to bed!
When everyone is up for the day, we will move the boat around the corner to the famous Caves. We will have breakfast here and then you can enjoy a nice calm snorkel. This is also a great place for water sports, so let your crew know what you want to try today! After The Caves we will set our sails for Deadpan’s Bay on Peter Island. Peter Island is host to Peter Island Resort which is owned by Amway. From Deadman’s Bay you can go ashore and explore the resort, shop at the boutique, lie on the beach, or go for a hike. Snorkeling can be exciting in this bay as it is home to many Hawksbill Turtles and two beautiful Eagle Rays. The beach at Peter Island Resort is one of the most picturesque beaches in the BVI’s so it’s a great spot to take those last shots. We will enjoy a relaxing cocktail hour on the fly bridge following by an unforgettable dinner aboard Blue Moon.
After breakfast we will set sail for Hodges Creek where we will arrange Taxi’s to take you to the airport or ferry for your noon departure. Fun times were had and we will miss you, so make sure you come back and visit us again next year!
Typical charters start at 12 Noon and end at 12 Noon, however exceptions are made upon request!
BLUE MOON Specifications
BLUE MOON Testimonials
The yacht was beautiful, comfortable and the cabins had a lot more storage space than we expected or needed. Captain Jack and Jaimey were wonderful hosts from the second we arrived at the dock to our good bye hugs. We loved how they were so engaged with our children the entire week. Every day after a wonderfully cooked breakfast that Jaimey prepared (including fresh baked breads) we were always excited to hear about the history of the place Captain Jack was sailing us to next. That was generally followed with them pointing me in the right direction on one of the beautiful islands for a run while the kids played games in the outdoor seating area in the stern. That was always followed by a short cruise to our next stop where we always swam, snorkeled or paddle boarded while Jaimey made a delicious lunch. About an hour after lunch our kids would shout out "only 4 hours til the 5:30 snack" which was always a great treat. However dinner was the best of all, (followed by Jaimey's tastey desserts) as our family sat down to reflect on our day over a wonderful meal yet still bring Captain Jack and Jaimey into the conversation.
To sum it up, everything was just perfect starting with the crew and the yacht. My wife and I have never felt so relaxed on a vacation and thankful that we did not have to make any decisions other than what bathing suit to wear or what wine for dinner. When they were not active in the water, our 4 children spent hours away from their ipads, iphones...to play countless hours of bananagrams and cards together. The tv only went on twice and once was so I could watch the heat game.
We were so pleasantly surprised by the video Captain Jack and Jaimey presented us with on our final night. It was a special gift for a special trip that we will always remember. Hopefully you got a chance to see it.
Thank you for your assistance and of course I would be happy to help out you or the Blue Moon crew in any way.
All my best, Roger
BLUE MOON Specifications
|LENGTH||56ft (17.1m)||BEAM||31ft (9.4m)||DRAFT||4ft 11in (1.5m)|
|GUESTS||6||CREW||Captain Jack Gorman & Chef Jaimey O'Leary||REFIT|
BLUE MOON Accommodations
BLUE MOON can accommodate 6 guests in 3 queen size cabins. BLUE MOON is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate heads and shower.
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