As a seasoned boat captain and waterman, I've successfully navigated over 300 charters in the US Virgin Islands. My primary goal is to ensure that every guest leaves with cherished memories and a beaming smile. Beyond sailing, I enjoy moments spent surfing, spearfishing, and free diving, all while fine-tuning my personal sailboat. Additionally, I enjoy honing my mixology skills, holding a bartender's certification, I enjoy crafting the perfect cocktails to enhance the flavors of a meal or elevate any island occasion. Fueling my love for exploration, the great outdoors, and the feeling of adrenaline rushes are passions I'll never let go of. As a PADI Master Diver, I am always avid to swim into the ocean's depths, on the lookout for exotic marine life, whether equipped with scuba gear or relying solely on free diving. My expertise in free diving extends beyond conventional reefs; you'll often find me 50 feet under, in pursuit of a lobster dinner! I grew up surrounded by water, but I first began sailing in the British Virgin Islands during my teenage years. The experience embedded a mark on me, igniting my need for adventure. Years later, I left for my hometown in Maryland and enrolled in an ASA catamaran sailing course based out of St. Thomas. This decision rekindled my passion, propelling me to work as a sailing yacht technician on vessels ranging from 44 to 70 feet. After months of dedication, I acquired my very own 40-foot sailboat, established my presence within the local community, and began living my dream.
Now, with my USCG Master Near Coastal captain's license and a wealth of experience and expertise, I am thrilled to share my profound love for adventure and the islands with all the guests I have the privilege of welcoming aboard.
Hailing from the Chesapeake Bay in Southern Maryland, Stacy has always been drawn to living by the water. Having spent time living in the bustling cities of Valparaiso, Chile, Washington, DC and Oakland, CA, she was looking for a slower pace of life. Originally planning to only spend her teacher summer in the USVI, she quickly fell in love with the natural wonders both on land and underwater, and decided to make this her new home. While she misses the food scenes in such culturally diverse cities and dramatic coastlines of the West Coast, she has settled into her relaxing Caribbean lifestyle here on the west end of St. Thomas
With over 15 years of hospitality experience in both fine dining and fast paced casual environments, Stacy wanted to combine her hospitality skills with her love for the water and pursued her STCW license at the local captains school in 2021. As part of her STCW and teacher training, Stacy is CPR, First Aid and Basic Firefighting certified. She holds a B.A in Spanish/Latin American Studies as well as a Masters in Education, and is fluent in Spanish. She has taken culinary classes in Italy, as well as pastry chef courses with Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi and from scratch baking courses with Turner Farms. Chef Stacy is excited for her 3rd season chartering catamarans in the USVI and BVIs, and delighting guests of all ages with her customized menus, fresh cocktails and local beer & wine pairings.
In her spare time, you can find Stacy hiking to off-the-beaten path beaches with her island dogs, reading, daydreaming about her next travel destination, volunteering at the local Humane Society, testing new recipes in her kitchen, and searching for the next best snorkel adventure. While dining on board Euphoria, expect to see food inspired by Stacy’s extensive travels throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia, as well as healthy, from scratch cooking that she grew up loving while cooking alongside her mom and grandmother. Both Captain Kyle and Chef Stacy share a passion for our natural world and strive to be “green” and eco-friendly on our charter trips by eliminating single-use plastics onboard, participating in local recycling programs and buying locally sourced products whenever possible. And as the wise Anthony Bourdain once said, “If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move, as far as you can, as much as you can, across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food. It’s a plus for everybody.” Hope to see you in the beautiful USVI & BVIs!