Operating in the Caribbean and the East Coast of North America
Grilled Lobster Tails with Corn Maque Choux
Six man floating raft
Front deck lounge area
Flybridge cocktail and lounge area
Master guest cabin
Evening in the cockpit
Sam and Rose are a fun, energetic couple with a shared lifelong love of sailing. They bring their shared skills and experience on the water and in the galley together to create an unforgettable vacation for their guests.
Captain Sam grew up in the middle of Cairo, Egypt. He learned to sail and windsurf on Martha’s Vineyard during summers at his mother’s childhood home there, and learned to dive in the Red Sea at the age of 14. After working for several years as an electrical engineer, Sam decided to leave the corporate world. He bought his first “big boat”, a 51 ft monohull, in 2007. He immediately sailed from New England to the Grenadines, and spent the next several years running charters everywhere from Bequia to Anguilla, sailing back north every hurricane season.
Sam has lived in and explored the Virgin Islands since 2010, working as a sailing instructor and charter captain. Additionally, Sam is a licensed PADI scuba instructor, and loves introducingeven the greenest beginners to diving!
Chef and First Mate Rose can’t imagine a life away from the ocean. Hailing from Boston, MA, she grew up down the street from the harbor, and spent many happy summer days tide pooling and snorkeling in the murky waters of Cape Cod. She took her first free sailing lesson at the age of 8, quickly taking to the sport and returning to the same community sailing center every summer. She started teaching there at 14, and over the next 10 years went on to hold a multitude of positions, from environmental educator to regatta and event management to creating adaptive programming for the disabled. While looking for a “big kid” teaching job in the fall of 2011, a dear friend convinced her to drop everything and help deliver a boat from Annapolis to St. Thomas. Upon arrival, Rose decided that she liked big sailboats, warm clear water, and Sam. The choice to stay was easy.
Sam and Rose have worked together in the Virgin Islands for the last four years, first managing and teaching at a sailing school, then working as a captain and chef team since 2014. They quickly made their mark in the charter scene, becoming one of the busiest and most popular crews in the VI by the end of their first season. Rose applies her natural perfectionism to creating a healthy, fresh menu suited to your exact needs and desires, and provides a culinary experience that looks beautiful, tastes delicious, and makes you feel good! Sam has a knack for finding the best anchoring spot, and never says no to “one more run on the tube!” They are committed to creating your ideal vacation, whether that means scuba and hiking all day, sitting in the floating island with a cocktail, enjoying unplugged time with family, or dancing all night at the bar or on the bow!
BLUE MOON L56 can accommodate 6 guests in 3 queen size cabins. BLUE MOON is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate heads and shower.
New Years 2015/16
Our family of four recently took a seven day New Year's British virgin islands cruise on the Blue Moon catamaran with Captain Jack and crew Jaimey. It was a truly wonderful experience!
The Blue Moon has three guest suites, a spacious indoor salon with a widescreen television including a large selection of recent movies in addition to DirecTV, an aft dining area, a flybridge with large padded seats, and a very large area in the front of the boat with several seating spots including two trampolines, 2 large bean bags, and sunken benches. Plenty of cozy spaces to congregate, sneak off for solitude, or stargaze at night.
While the boat is very luxurious and well appointed, the real treat is the service provided by Jack and Jaimey. First the food: prior to our cruise we were asked about our food and beverage preferences, which we provided by email. Every meal, breakfast, lunch and dinner, contained scrumptious, healthy variety, all personally prepared by Jaimey, with Jack's assistance. Fresh fish, meats prepared on the outdoor grill, and the bread and pasta were always made from scratch. Interesting and delicious appetizers, specialty drinks, and combinations of food that we had never experienced before.
We must also mention that the boat is incredibly clean and fresh.
Captain Jack would conduct a breakfast meeting every day showing us where we were on a map and outlining the myriad possibilities that lay before us for the day, then let us chose our own itinerary. We never really had to cruise more than an hour or two to get to our next destination. We could find an isolated beach, snorkel, scuba (they are both certified divemasters), float on the large inflatable, waterski, wakeboard, paddleboard, swim, sun, hike, enjoy happy hours or after dinner cocktails at a festive beach bar, or just do nothing and lounge about the boat.
The Blue Moon has a small and quick powerboat (60hp) that Captain Jack quickly and easily used to tender us to various ports and hotspots in the islands and for water sports.
We cannot more highly recommend an excursion on the Blue Moon with Captain Jack and Jaimey. We greatly look forward to our next opportunity to sail with them.
You made a special family week into a truly extraordinary experience. The boat was very nice, but there are lots of nice boats. We cannot possibly imagine a nicer, more accommodating, hard working crew! You make magic happen on Blue Moon!
Don,Vicky, Rob and Riley
We brought our seats to the full upright position as wisps of white cotton passed our window, seemingly suspended in the blue Caribbean sky. Those clouds and some sandy beaches would be our “white” Christmas this year. The final approach to St. Thomas came with great anticipation for what we expected to be a very special family holiday aboard Blue Moon. This yacht charter would be our sixth in the British Virgin Islands and would mark our return to catamarans after two monohull trips, as well as a return to St. Thomas for embarkation versus Tortola.
The tone of the trip was set early, our crew having arranged private transportation (an Escalade no less) instead of the usual multi-stop cattle call vans that dominate St. Thomas airport arrivals. We soon learned that this level of attention would typify our experience all week. Captain Jack and Jaimey were waiting for us when our driver pulled up to the dock at Red Hook, and they escorted aboard the most beautiful yacht in the harbor.
Blue Moon has that look and feel - you know, the kind where you feel a sense of pride of being a part of something better than the rest of humanity must endure. Our catamaran boasted a length of 56 feet and an even more impressive width of over 31 feet, providing volume and spaciousness unsurpassed in our experience. What a delight it was to have so much space on each side of the beds rather than have to climb and crawl into the space. Of course before the week would end, our seeming arrogance would be humbled by some mighty expensive and large hardware that shows up in the BVI for the holidays. However, we would never trade Blue Moon for any other boat, and we were quite certain that no other vessel was as clean and well maintained as ours, not to mention the decorative touches that helped to complete our holiday. The boat was adorned with Christmas lights, wreaths, and other decorations, and the crew even had gifts for us on Christmas morning! A delicious and quite moist turkey dinner was so appropriate for our family’s traditions, but it must be noted that all the food and service was over-the-top great all week long.
Our family scuba dives together, and Captain Jack and Jaimey really pleased us by conducting all our dives right off the back steps of the yacht with none of that unpleasant business of attempting to climb into a dinghy in rough water after a nice long dive. As always, scuba diving in the BVI is excellent, and this was no exception, with comfortable water temperature of 81 degrees (no wet suits) and plentiful underwater sights and marine life.
One of the many highlights of our trip was our vessel’s underwater blue lights, nightly attracting large gatherings of tarpon and other interesting creatures.
What are the holidays without football? Not to worry because Blue Moon features satellite TV and Wi-Fi.
Captain Jack was skilled at selecting the best anchorages at each destination. We had requested a combination of quiet, secluded inlets and popular harbors, and we were not disappointed. It would be hard to do any better than our anchorage directly in front of the Soggy Dollar Bar in White Bay, where Blue Moon dominated the live webcam for 24 hours, and we took turns waving to our friends at home and toasting our Painkillers.
Re-entry to the real world is always difficult after such a relaxing vacation, and the atmosphere surrounding STT departures makes it even more challenging. Even so, our stress was alleviated by the memories of a wonderful week aboard Blue Moon.
Hank, Susie, Trey, Victoria and Tyler!
You are a special couple who gave us a wonderful holiday. Thank you very much! We will remember you always and hopefully we will meet you again. Your attention to detail during our cruise was perfect and the cooking was “Yummy”. Wishing you both the best!
Love The Hashmans
Thank you for an amazing week sailing around the BVI’s. We will all treasure the memories. You have both been fantastic and made the week truly special for us all. I am not sure how we can even improve on such an experience. The kids had a blast, I have enjoyed the relaxation and beauty of the place and Ronan has had such fun.
Victoria, Ronan, Theo and Cara
P.S. We hope to see you again for more sailing
Thank you both for all you have done for us over the past week. It has exceeded all of our expectations and has been a holiday of a lifetime for us. We will be back the minute we win the lotto!! It was a pleasure to meet you both and look forward to seeing you in Ireland, but you will have to do the cooking Jaimey!!!
Lots of Love to you both,
Jack and Jaimey
You are a very special couple who gave us a wonderful holiday. Thank you very much. We will remember you always and hopefully we will meet again. Your attention to detail during our cruse was perfect and the cooking was “YUMMY” Wishing you both a long and healthy life.
Jack and Jaimey!
Best vacation ever is the greatest understatement ever. It's difficult to have a terrible timein the most beautiful place in the world, on the coolest boat ever, but the two of you take everything to the next level. Thank you for EVERYTHING! Call if you're ever in Texas!
Jack and Jaimey - Another amazing trip aboard Blue Moon. No matter how beautiful the BVI's are, you both put the experience over the top! We could not imagine how the trip could be any better. Thanks you being a part of our vacaton and becoming terrific friends. WE cannot wait to come again! Please come see us!!!
Kristin, Mark and Doreen
Where do we begin, this was the most AWESOME adventure. You're presence was fantastic. I loved the morning discussions with history of the BVI and where we were going and what we were going to do. The food was probably the best we've ever had on vacation. I found my new love ...DIVING! Thanks so much to the two of you for being patient with me. Thank you for everything!!!
Jayne and Dee
Dear Captain Jack and Jaimey, thanks you for the most incredible adventure!! I don't think I will ever be able to put into words how fantastic this trip has been. It has surpassed all my expectations and the two of you are the main reason it has been sucha joy to be on board Blue Moon. I can difinitely say my check list of activities is complete...so thank you! Please keep in touch and if you are ever in NYC let me know!! Thanks again for everything and see you again soon!!!
|Thank you for such an epic trip!! We had an absolutely fantastic time on the Blue Moon this week. You all are such wonderful hosts…thank you for taking care of our every need while showing us a great time! We REALLY enjoyed our vacation with you and hope to see you again!|
Phil, Jean, Caroline, Will and Ridley
We keep having these amazing memories of the Blue Moon and you two. What a time of beauty and pampering. What you got out of that Galley was incredible, as were the daily Adventures. We count ourselves very fortunate to have been able to have the experience on the Blue Moon in the Virgin Islands with such attentive, professional and FUN people…THANKS for a DREAM come TRUE!!!
Sandy and Terry
I wanted to make sure that I let you know, from my perspective, what a wonderful luxurious time Jim and I had on the Blue Moon. The two of you made us feel so welcomed on your boat. You made sure that we felt welcomed (while still laying out the rulesJ) and that your home was our home for the week. As you know, we are just now able to take a vacation that is about us and not the entire family. I’m so glad that our week with you was our first ‘us’ vacation.
There were so many highlights of the trip from finding Nemo (numerous times), tracking down the ever elusive turtles, hiking in the heat of the day (oh that cold beer was marvelous!), air band (Jack you play a mean guitar), driving the boat – and I have the picture to prove it, being the only person on a beautiful beach – still can’t believe it – how does the world not know about your wonderful islands, swimming with the barracuda, ‘Bitter End’ sunsets, and lots of laughter! So many memorable experiences.
That said, none of the above mentioned items come close to the sensory experience that we experienced 4 times a day. Jaimey, your meals were fantastic – much better than we could have anticipated. The time you took to make sure the details of the meals were perfect while at the same time catering to us .. can I have a cappuccino? margarita? gin and tonic? painkiller? martini? I don’t know how you did it. We are a group of extreme foodies – so to provide 3 meals and hors d’oeuvres that everyone loved is no easy task.
Suffice to say that the two of you made our trip one that we won’t soon forget, one that we will always cherish, and one that sets the bar for all future vacations!
Thank you so very much!!!
|Dear Captain Jack and Jaimey|
Thank you for the most amazing trip!!! Words can’t explain how awesome you guys are! We had a blast and it was really great meeting you! We will never forget you guys. Thank you!
John and Melissa
NEW YEARS 2014/2015
Jaimey and Captain Jack are absolutely unparalleled hosts. They think of everything, and make you feel completely at ease. We had coordinated and emailed several times before the trip and spoken to Captain Jack once to firm up details about 3 weeks prior to our trip, and literally from the moment we arrived, we did not feel like guests at all. They showed us all around, and made sure we knew where things were and how to use them. They had snacks and drinks waiting, and options for us to choose from that first afternoon. By the time dinner was over that night we felt like they were on the vacation with us and we’d known them for a long time. They do the “beds and heads” so discretely each day before you even realize they were ever missing. (They’ve already made your bed and cleaned your cabin.) Captain Jack is a wealth of information about the islands and historical details about the BVI. Each morning after breakfast he gets the map out, reviews where you’ve been and what that day’s options are, and then the group lets him know their preference for the day’s sail & destinations. He’s happy to involve you in the sailing activities if you wish to, or you can just relax and watch. Jaimey doubles as the 1st mate and chef, and while it’s hard to tell which one she’s best at, you’ll truly be “wowed” by her galley skills. She doesn’t miss a thing on your preference sheet, accommodates different diet types with ease, and prepares and presents each meal in a way that is simply out of this world. We actually ate ashore one evening, and while it was good, we all wished we'd stayed aboard Blue Moon for Jaimey's dInner! Captain Jack sets the table each day with fresh beautiful linens, followed by Jaimey describing that meal’s offering as it is served. Her dishes stimulate one taste bud after another as well as plated with stunning presentations and garnishes. Truly each meal was better than the next, and just as we thought she couldn’t possibly top one – she would! They are so Kodak-moment-like that you almost think they are too pretty to eat. (We always took a picture first though!) You are served breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack tray with happy hour, followed by dinner and dessert. Fresh baked cookies are made many days as well. She makes many of the breads herself and has become a master of local fresh provisioning. We had a pirate themed party one night complete with costumes. They pulled together costuming and joined us. Jaimey made a pirate themed dessert that night with cupcakes and decorations and pirate inspired drinks for us too.
"Thank you Jack and Jaimey for a wonderful, adventurous trip in the B.V.I. I enjoyed snorkeling, hiking, sailing, swimming, tubing, paddle boarding, and jumping off the boat. I enjoyed eating cookies, cheeseburgers in paradise, papaya, pineapple, brownies, meatballs, desserts, and crab cakes. I really liked the briefs and listening to all your interesting stories about shipwrecks, poisoned apples, 100 year old treasure and Treasure Island. I liked sailing from island to island with “Heads and Beds” music and getting smashed by waves and stuck in tubes and getting thrown in the ocean and having Fanta soda!"
Michael, age 9
"Thank You for making our 10th anniversary sailing trip truly spectacular. Every day was a fun adventure and every meal a celebrated event. It was hard to top the whale sighting experience at the beginning of the trip but spotting a manta ray during our 2nd dive was right up there as one of the coolest things ever. We loved the incredible snorkeling at the caves, and getting low, low, low, low at the Willy T’s!!! And have we mentioned that we Love Jaimey’s cooking?! Above all, we loved our time together, getting to know both of you. We couldn’t have asked for better people to guide us on this amazing adventure. May your sailing be great and your mustard not too spicy!"
The Lowes, The Canfields, and The Uhlmans
Thank you for the most wonderful experience and trip we have ever had! You both have a great trip it could be! It definitely worked! Jaimey, your cooking is fabulous and your desserts are amazing! I’m not just saying that because I like dessert! You are very smart and great at finding things while snorkeling and super nice. You both are very flexible a what we want to do and the schedule.
Jack, you’re a great captain. You are also very funny! You’re very relaxed and go with flow. You also have great knowledge about the ocean and you’re great at story telling. I leaned a lot from both of you this week. I cannot tell you how much fun I had and honestly, if I could I would stay. You both are so bright, nice, sweet, awesome, funny, smart and overall fabulous. Thank you, thank you thank you for making this trip the best trip ever! I’ll miss you both so so so much and Blue Moon is AWESOME and lovely. It was wonderful you showed me SO many new things. I’ll miss it all….THANK YOU!!!
Elle (Age 10)
P.S. I hope we get to see you guys soon!!!!!
"OVER THE TOP! They were able to answer all our questions and also gave us a brief review of where we have been and where we were going that day. Along with some history of the places. We had So much fun with Captain Jack and Jamiey. They are a great team that made this the best charter I have ever been on before and I have had some really amazing captains. They definitely made the vacation exactly what we wanted."
Hayes and Paige
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,