BVI crewed catamaran charter ExtaSea has added a swim and dive platform. Guests now enjoy easy water access especially when scuba diving. Guests enjoy sitting on it with their feet dangling in the warm Caribbean waters. Captain Mike loves his creation and invites everyone to try it
ExtaSea accommodates six guests in 3 staterooms. The crew enjoys having children on-board and as this picture shows a play bed is set up in the salon for naps. Captain Michael and Lesley Blamey are your experienced crew on-board this BVI crewed charter catamaran Extasea.
I enjoyed meeting them at the Fall Tortola Yacht Show.
ExtaSea charters in the British Virgin Islands visiting all of the popular islands, beaches, dive and snorkel locations.
Warm and friendly, Captain Mike and Chef Lesley Blamey will spoil you with true South African hospitality. Growing up in the Sub Tropical coast of Zululand, the ocean has always been a big part of their lives. They traveled extensively meeting new people making friends around the world, and enjoying the cultures and cuisines of the world, and decided that once their children had graduated and left home they would pursue a more relaxed lifestyle sharing their love of the ocean, water sports, traveling, meeting new people and enjoying new cultures and cuisine.
They have sailed the Indian Ocean Islands, and previously owned a successful Charter Catamaran specializing in Scuba Diving and Fishing holidays, in Madagascar. They set sail from Cape Town in 2008 – and have been successfully chartering Extasea in the Caribbean since November 2009.
Mike is a qualified RYA Yachtmaster with over 40,000 sea miles under his belt. It gives him great pleasure to assist a total novice in getting up and sailing with a little guidance and encouragement. He is also a qualified Padi Dive Master, and will happily assist certified divers on planning their dives and accompany them as their guide. As an accomplished water-skier, and surfer he will soon have you up and riding on your water sports of choice. He is very competent in maintaining and running all aspects of his yacht. His warm and giving personality, love of life, sense of humor and honesty make him a great captain to sail with. His “generous” barman’s skills and great tales will have guests laughing into the night.
Lesley is a certified diver and a true Pisces. You’ll find her in the water as much as on it. She will happily take you on guided snorkeling safaris, pointing out all the varied corals and fish found in the beautiful Caribbean waters. She is a natural earth mother, who enjoys children, is fun, easy-going, helpful and resourceful. She will happily play surrogate “granny” to the kids while you enjoy a scuba dive or a visit to one of the fabulous beach bars or restaurants on the islands. From the moment you board Extasea, she will make you immediately feel relaxed and at home, while making sure your every need is attended to. A great cook – who will delight you with her cuisine, which reflects their travels throughout the world, varied and beautifully presented.
Mike and Lesley have been happily married for 39 years. Their friendship, respect, and happiness together make them a great team, and they look forward to giving you a holiday of a lifetime.
Mike and Lesley now operate EXTASEA 2 since Extasea was lost during the 2017 hurricane.