General Diving Info
3 dives included per certified diver
Diving group number depends on certified divers experience.
Chef Tilly is a Dive Master
Diving Costs information
3 dives per week included for certified divers - charters 6 nights or more.
Additional dives $50 per dive per person.
Captain Kyle Mealand
-RYA Yachtmaster Offshore motor & sail with 10,000 NM at sea
-PADI rescue diver
-STCW Basic Safety Training
Kyle grew up on the wild west coast of Scotland, in a tiny wee village by the sea. He learnt to sail in a loch close to his home and became a watersports enthusiast. After studying outdoor leadership at college he qualified as a mountain bike, kayak and sailing instructor. Kyle moved to the south of France to teach sailing at an outdoor activity centre and he now loves getting everyone behind the helm and helping with sails when he charters. Working on commercial salmon farms developed his experience handling vessels and made him the level headed and safety-oriented captain he is today.
Chef Matilda "Tilly" Painter Jones
-Ashburton Culinary Academy Yacht Chef Certificate
-STCW Basic Safety Training
-Food Safety & Hygiene level
-2 RYA Day Skipper
Tilly was born in a landlocked English town and owes her love of the ocean to her surf-mad dad. As she grew up her passion for the
ocean was matched only by her love of food and different cuisines from around the world that she now enjoys sharing with guests. After studying her degree in marine biology and a brief stint in a luxury ski chalet in France, Tilly moved to Scotland to pursue her career as a biologist. Here she found a love of growing food and championing local produce which she loves to incorporate as often as possible. Although she worked on boats her first real sailing experience was crossing the
Atlantic Ocean and she hasn't looked back since.
Kyle and Tilly met on a small island off the west coast of Scotland back in 2018 while they were both farming Scottish salmon, Tilly as the on-site biologist and Kyle as the site supervisor. They quickly realized they shared the same passion for adventure and the ocean and spent two years exploring the Highlands and Islands. After an especially cold and wet winter they jumped on a boat and sailed across the Atlantic toward the sunshine.
Kyle and Tilly have been chartering together in the British Virgin Islands for over a year and love to create the perfect vacation experience for everyone that steps onboard. Whether your dream trip is anchoring in remote bays, diving breathtaking reefs, enjoying bespoke cocktails at world famous bars or anywhere in between, Kyle and Tilly have got you covered.
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