Max 3 dives included, per certified diver, per 7 nights charter
Additional dives are $50 per certified diver.
If additional specialized scuba equipment is required, the crew will arrange rental equipment on behalf of the guests and have it onboard when guests arrive
Wetsuits, if desired, need to be rented.
Diving Costs information
MEET YOUR CREW FOR THE 2023/2024 SEASON
Captain: Kayla Rosenstrauch
Chef: Chris Allwright
Kayla grew up along the Texas coast and spent her summers on the water aboard fishing boats and at the beach. This guided her passion for the ocean. At the age of 16 signed up for a scuba diving camp, in the British Virgin Islands, where she lived on a catamaran and went diving three times a day for 6 weeks. This is when her desire to become a Captain and Divemaster got started.
After obtaining her marketing degree at LSU, she first worked as a chef/hostess for Quarterdeck and then attended a sailing/captain’s school in South Africa where she did a 4-month program to obtain her RYA Yachtmaster Certification. This is when she knew she had made the right decision and followed her heart. Kayla returned to Croatia where she began working as a captain.
Kayla is a sociable and ultra-positive individual with a love for people and is extremely outgoing and enthusiastic about life!
Chris started off his love of cooking at a young age with his father who always encouraged him to make his own meals, no matter the challenge it may have presented.
He has a degree in geological science and worked in the advertising industry for 3 years before joining a culinary program to become a private chef. He has worked on charter yachts in Croatia and Greece and as a private chalet chef in the French Alps.
In 2022, Chris also worked as a relief chef for several different restaurants in different locations throughout Dublin. This afforded him a unique insight into different kitchens offering differing cuisines and styles.
Having first crossed paths in 2021 Kayla and Chris became best friends. They have had the opportunity to work together on charters in the Virgin Islands and when they both worked in Croatia.
They are truly an outstanding duo and look forward to tailoring the experience to their guests preference, while sharing their love for cooking, cocktails, sailing, diving and sunsets on the ocean in their favorite bays. Kayla and Chris are super excited to run charters on Felix!
Charter Season Kicks Off at USVI Charter Yacht Show, Territory’s Boutique Fleet & Customized Vacation Experiences on Full Display
The annual showpiece of the industry’s hard work in perfecting its craft paid off with a successful seasonal launch at the USVI Charter Yacht Show, held November 12-15 at IGY Marina’s Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas. Nearly 70 yachts, both power and sail, with uniquely qualified professional crews, were on show to over 160 brokers from over 100 charter businesses in the Caribbean, U.S., and Europe, which market the territory’s customized boutique marine vacations. Synergizing the destination of the U.S. Virgin Islands with its charter industry professionals, show organizers, the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Yacht Association (VIPCA), work year-round with several territorial departments and federal agencies. Key aspects of this work were the subjects of event seminars that updated attendees on government regulations and information on natural resources. A taste of local culture and history was also offered in the opening ceremony with Caribbean Ritual Dancers and with a panel presentation by historians and national park tour experts on the second day.
“VIPCA has gone above and beyond to meet its mission of promoting the USVI as a destination of choice for the yachting community and protecting the interests of our marine community and businesses,” says The Honorable Albert Bryan Jr., Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Read the entire press release on our website
Photos by @mangomediavi
2022 USVI Charter Yacht Show 🗓 November 12-15 📍 Yacht Haven Grande 🛥 Build. Learn. Certify. Shine. 🌐 www.usviyachtshow.org