It is the intimate combination of the Celebrity crew on Aeolus Catamaran. Along with this yacht, that makes chartering is a celebrated one-of-a-kind getaway. A great example is Captain Mayon Hight and First Mate Elizabeth Bork on the 65-foot Lagoon, Aeolus. Mayon is a mechanical engineer who’s also an eFoil instructor. In addition, Elizabeth is a former high-kicking Radio City Rockette.
Start your Virgin Islands Yacht Charter aboard AEOLUS by flying into the island of St Thomas. We’ll arrange a private transfer to the ferry at Charlotte Amalie; then, it’s an enjoyable ferry ride to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Or you can start your charter from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Once aboard AEOLUS, you’ll quickly see why Virgin Islands sailing of the trade winds is one of the most remarkable sailing experiences.
Watertoys elevate guests’ experience tremendously onboard Aeolus. Mayon has command of all of them. High-tech toys like SCUBA equipment, Seabob, a Subwing, and two E-foils. One eFoil is significant and stable, and the other is smaller and sportier.
Additionally, there are low-tech floating lounges too. If you’d like to eFoil like Zuckerberg, Mayon can teach you. His prowess was rooted in a childhood on the Atlantic and Pacific. Always an adventure to remember with the celebrity crew on board.
These water toys will undoubtedly help you explore the beautiful coral reefs and marine life the BVI offers. In addition, the BVI has National Parks you can hike for a different experience off the water.
“Growing up in Maryland sailing with my grandfather, I gained an appreciation for getting to a destination solely with wind power. I have that same sense of accomplishment today. Guests often join me in this delight. They are typically right there with me at the helm. We all enjoy the challenge and rewards of sailing,” he saysCaptain Mayon
Mayon finished his childhood in Hawaii. Here he learned to love watersports. Without a doubt, he has incorporated this enjoyment into charters by becoming a SCUBA and eFoil instructor.
“I think by using all the great water toys she has on board, guests get a more immersive and full-bodied Caribbean experience. This past season we had a family with four kids between 9 and 15 years old. They used the Seabobs, electric-powered underwater scooters, to explore the underwater world. They navigated miles of coastline. And saw underwater features they wouldn’t normally be able to without the equipment and crew guidance. Those kids really got a view of the ocean that opened their minds to what the Caribbean is all about.”Captain Mayon
Elizabeth spent eight years dancing as one of the famed New York City Rockettes and performing in music videos and television productions with celebrities like Beyonce.
“When I share that I was a Rockette, guests will often say they saw the show. I ask them what year. Many times, they did see me perform. That blows their mind,” she says.Chief Stewardess Elizabeth
Party planning proved a natural career evolution from celebrity and show business. Therefore It enabled Elizabeth to display her creative capabilities and outstanding organizational skills. Transferring these entertaining abilities afloat happened in Hawaii.
“Moving to Hawaii was a big jump for me. I call it my ‘quarter-life crisis’. I sold everything. Quit my job. I had no idea what I would do there. My ‘no plan’ led to my first job on a sailboat, and the rest is history!” she says.Elizabeth
A charter with this celebrity crew on Aeolus catamaran is like a week-long event. Therefore keeping activities organized and catering to unique guests each week is top-of-the-list important. Moreover, no two weeks aboard this charter look the same, says Elizabeth. “I love the ‘party planning’ aspect of my job.
I am always seeking new ways to increase the ‘wow’ factor. On one charter, we had a surprise proposal. We had five dozen red roses. The petals floated down off the flybridge just at the ‘Will you marry me’ part. It turned out perfectly, and the bride-to-be was beyond surprised!”
The culinary experience is essential to every party and charter. Coupled with Elizabeth being a graduate of the Ashburton Cookery School in Devon, UK. Mayon is an intermediate saucier graduate from the same school. Both excel in the galley.
“I enjoy infusing spirits and making my own simple syrups to elevate my cocktails,” says Elizabeth. “Enhancing cocktails with fancy garnishes like flowers frozen into cubes is fun. Entertaining guests for a week means I get to know their taste preferences. By the end of the charter, we are exploring new ideas and drink variations, which is a ton of fun,” says Elizabeth.Elizabeth
A chef sails as a third crew aboard.
Aeolus, “God of the Winds” in Greek, is the first 65-foot Lagoon luxury charter catamaran in North America. This spacious cat features accommodations for 6 to 8 guests. Furthermore, this is one of the premier US Virgin Islands Catamaran Charter boats.
“Like all sailing catamarans, she meets a desire for luxury adventure vacation travel,” .Mayon
“‘Luxury” and ”Adventure” rise to new heights. Every part of the boat’s interior is calming and elegant, from the linens on the bed to the tablescapes at dinner. Moreover, guests are always ready for the day after a good night’s sleep and a relaxing morning, drinking craft coffees in their robes.
Additionally, she is the caliber of sailing catamaran that handles the average day on the Caribbean Sea with grace. We invite guests to set sail and ride on the bow seats as we head to a new destination. Therefore, join us for an unforgettable adventure with the celebrity crew on Aeolus Catamaran.
We recommend consulting with us if you are thinking about a Crewed Charter. And maybe this crewed Lagoon 65ft Catamaran may be ideal for your sailing vacation.
June 2022 BVI Charter
Dr. Mr. Mayon, Miss Elizabeth, and Mr. Sam,
You guys have made this week AMAZING! It was better than I could ever imagine! 🙂 Mr. Sam your cooking was so good and made me feel really really fancy. Miss Elizabeth your drinks and little treat when we went to bed were soooooo amazing! And Mr. Mayon I really enjoyed getting to scuba dive and do hand signals with you! Ya’ll have been such an amazing crew!!! Thank you for everything and will miss you guys!– Scarlett