HAPPY NEW YEAR from Captain Chris Brizzolara & Chef/first mate Nikki Assalone of BVI Catamaran charter QUEST!
QUEST is shaking things up with new offerings!
QUEST now offers Day Sailing and shorter charters starting at 3 days. In addition, they offer themed retreats like yoga/wellness and learn-to-scuba charters.
After many years of offering 8-passenger charters, Quest is now a 6-guest yacht. This creates an even MORE comfortable, attentive and specialized experience for all aboard. It also allows our crew to occupy a full stateroom while leaving extra crew quarters for add-ons like a private masseuse or dive instructor. You’ll love the salon with its exceptionally spacious layout. There’s both indoor and outdoor dining, depending on your preference.
Guests adore our HUGE nets in the forward bow for lounging about and enjoying the sea spray. The stern provides a fully equipped dive deck/swim platform, and also a great space for yoga or sunbathing.
Captain Chris Brizzolara & Chef/first mate Nikki Assalone
Some people are just meant to live on or by the sea. There is an inner yearning that draws them there and that’s just how this partnership came together. Both grew up in the northeast of the US and committed themselves to “responsible” careers for much of their early adult lives. Eventually, each answered the calling of the tropics with a decision to move to the Virgin Islands. There they finally met, joined forces, and decided to pledge their lives to explore the Caribbean, and share their happiness and zest for life with travellers from around the world.
Captain Chris has spent the last 10 years living and working in the US and British Islands, on and off boats. He has chosen endeavours that impact the health and sustainability of our environment – installing alternate power sources in the Virgin Islands where resources are especially precious and co-founding the Caribbean Lionfish Safari group in an effort to protect the reef from invasive species. His love and connection to the Islands come through on every charter; guests know they are experiencing something very special aboard QUEST.
Nikki was a revered nutritionist, yoga instructor and wellness coach prior to joining QUEST. Her passion for cooking combined with her nutrition background brings about a range of cuisine from sinful to heavenly. As the Chef aboard QUEST, Nikki designs charter-specific menus that will make your mouth water. She believes great meals come from exceptional ingredients, time-honoured techniques, and experimentation with the freshest local foods and seasonal fare. Raised in a very Italian, food-loving family, Nikki’s most cherished memories are of sharing time with loved ones around the dinner table. She brings that same warmth and camaraderie to every meal.
An avid scuba diver and Padi Divemaster with 1000’s of dives under her belt, Nikki began falling in love with boating while playing and eventually working on live-aboard dive vessels in Thailand. Her dive addiction took her around the globe where she’s collected experience in world-class diving from the frigid Pacific Northwest BC to the balmy waters of Borneo.
You’ll experience both Chris & Nikki’s love and respect for the ocean whether they are sailing you from island to island, serving up delicious food and drinks, or guiding you in a dive or snorkel for a peek at the wonderland below the surface. Their passion for the Caribbean lifestyle is so contagious; you won’t ever want to leave.
We had a blast! Thank you guys so much. You two are awesome hosts and we’ll be back for more. We ate way too much good food and Jack is insisting I cook for him like that at home. Thank you for everything and Happy New Year!Guest Review Dec 26th – Jan 1st 2016-17
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