Suite Life is run by a professional crew of three,
all of whom have called the Virgin Islands home for years.
Captain Roy is the owner/operator and takes great pride in making your experience memorable and special.
Captain Roy has spent his entire life on the water working in the maritime industry, from building boats to captaining yachts and racing sailboats. Roy was born and raised on the East coast, where he gained his love of sailing from his Dad going up and down the Hudson River. Roy then felt the pull of the West coast and decided to attend University of Washington, where he earned an Electrical Engineering degree. He spent his early career working in corporate America, but quickly decided being on the water and providing guests memorable experiences was his calling. After getting his 100 ton license, the now Captain Roy, started his own successful whale watching business in the San Juan islands, of the Pacific Northwest.. He then expanded the business to include a marine adventure camp and Inn also in the San Juan islands.
On a trip with friends, he and his family were introduced to the Virgin Islands many years ago, and it was love at first sight. Within a year, he and his young family moved to the Virgin Islands and focused on providing guests day charters throughout the 60+ islands and cays of the Virgin Islands. Based on much encouragement and feedback from many of his guests, Captain Roy and his partner Ann launched Suite Life Yachting onboard a 92' luxury motor yacht. Captain Roy holds his U.S. Coast Guard 200 ton captain's license and is pleased to take you safely yachting throughout the Virgin lslands. As a resident of the Virgin Islands for almost 20 years, Roy is able to provide a truly "local" experience from introducing guests to many of the infamous locals to the treasured "off the grid" destinations few know about. Welcome Aboard!
Chef Michael, born in Staten Island, NY has been down in the Caribbean working on yachts for over a decade. Michael has knowledge in pretty much every role on a yacht, including deckhand, engineer, and chef. Before yachting, Michael ran restaurants and worked as a private villa chef. During this time, he began to focus on the food he was most passionate about which is Carib-Americana. He continues to find joy in cooking this cuisine while also drawing inspiration from his Grandma and Uncle. Michael's other passions in life is surfing and golf. One of his favorite experiences is backpacking and surfing through Central America. You can often find Michael discussing food, culture, the islands, and sports with guests. "I love collaborating with guests on charter to find out what they do and do not like. It's more enjoyable to cook when you really get to know the people you are cooking for!"
First Mate Sean, born and raised in New Jersey holds a degree in Marine Biology and also has a love of the water! He enjoys surfing and scuba diving in his off time. Knowledgeable, personable and good with all ages, especially kids, he is always present, attentive and ready to assist with a smile and of course mix a cocktail or two!
Our entire crew is local based, and call St. Thomas home! Their local knowledge is unsurpassed and combined have decades worth of experience of the US and British Virgin Islands topography, water ways, local culture and cuisine.