Operating in the Caribbean
Captain Tyler will greet you with a warm smile and a twist of southern charm. From the mountains of Western North Carolina and recently residing outside Wilmington, he has been around people and water most of his life. Tyler grew up at Camp Merrie-Woode helping kids enjoy the many lakes and white water adventures that the mountains have to offer. His first taste of the ocean came at ten years old when he became scuba certified alongside his mom. This certification, along with a chartered family vacation to the Virgin Islands, led Tyler to pursue a career on and in the water. After graduating with a degree in Outdoor Experiential Education from Appalachian State University, Tyler accepted an internship at a dive shop in Key Largo, and from there he has never looked back.
Since then, he has lived in the Virgin Islands for 10 years and has chartered over 150 trips throughout the Carribean island chain. He has continued his education on the water and now holds credentials as a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, a 100 ton Master Captain and wears many hats while aboard. Not only can Tyler show guests a great time on the water but under the water as well! You will feel at ease while aboard with him as you visit the beautiful beaches and sunsets the Caribbean has to offer. “It is truly a unique vacation! It’s hard to put into words, but Hell, it changed my life. Let it change yours.” and as Tyler says around the docks, “we’re in the business of making memories baby! and business is good!”
James is 33 years old and was born and raised in the Sussex countryside of the United Kingdom. He has been a Chef for over 17 years and has travelled and worked in many countries around the world, including high-end restaurants in the UK; private residences in Portugal, Spain and London; ski chalets in the Alps; and of course on yachts all around the Caribbean, Mediterranean, United Kingdom, and even Dubai.
This broad range of experience has gained him a strong repertoire in many different types of cuisine and has received him excellent feedback from happy guests from all over the world, some of which include A-list celebrities, royalty, and international athletes. Although he enjoys every style of cooking, his favourites include fine dining and desserts.
When James isn’t busy cooking up a storm, he enjoys partaking in an array of activities, some of his favourites being snowboarding, kitesurfing, skateboarding, keeping fit, and trying different foods from around the world, especially in Michelin Starred restaurants.
Before recently joining Seahome, he has spent the past 3.5 years working on superyachts as Sole/Head Chef. During this time he also had the pleasure of meeting and working alongside Alexandra, which soon led to a happy and loving relationship between the pair, still going strong today. Together they make an unbeatable team, and never fail to deliver seamless and top-knotch service to their guests.
First Mate and Stewardess Alexandra, 21, was born in the mountains of Idaho, USA. She has visited over 40 countries in her lifetime and even spent several years of her childhood living on a sailing catamaran in Spain with her 3 sisters and parents. At 18 years old, after working and studying on land for a while, she dropped everything, and decided to join the yachting industry and keep travelling the world. On her very first yacht, she met James and fell in love with his cooking, and him of course, and has been traveling and working by his side ever since.
Having spent the past 3 years working on superyachts she was finally ready to get back to her sailing roots and jumped at the opportunity of joining the Seahome family with James.
Alexandra has a kind and easygoing personality, with a splash of charm and good humor, and always strives to deliver exceptional hospitality and strong connections with her guests. She has a fine eye for detail, and always ensures that those around her are well taken care of, with smiles on their faces and glasses never empty. She enjoys showing off her creativity in the form of decorative tablescapes, delicious cocktails, and in thoughtful treats.
Alexandra has a passion for life and enjoys professional photography, snowboarding, yoga & fitness, rock climbing, scuba diving, and any other water/adventure sports she can get her hands on.
Luxurious, well-designed cabins all with ensuite bathrooms with separate showers.
Seahome has A/C throughout.
Guests can either have 5 queens or 4 queens and 1 Twin cabin.
Seahome can now fish in BVI waters, Certificate # JMP 16037 (12/20/16)
Seahome requires a 48 hour turnaround in between charters.
My husband and I along with 8 of our lifelong friends just returned from a BVI trip. First of all …. the trip absolutely exceeded our expectations and we’ve previously sailed to Panama on a private 120 foot yacht with a crew of 5 and a trip to the Bahamas on a 90 foot Private Italian Ferett Yacht with an exceptional crew. Our expectations were high as we’ve already experienced two very special adventures. Well … I must say the crew including Captain Tyler, Chef James and Alex absolutely exceeded all of our expectations. I was blown away each and every day. We could not have asked for a more perfect crew and they serve you and your company with EXCELLENCE!!!! Since I was very young my father owned numerous hotels and I am familiar with the service industry and your crew truly represents your company well!!!
Captain Tyler: An Absolute Professional ... at navigating a large group on the CAT which included numerous excursions. He runs a tight ship and sets high standards for his crew. In all my travels — I’ve never watched the Captain wash the dishes, set the table and assist the crew like I witnessed from Tyler. We had a group of 60+ year olds with numerous requirements and Tyler truly met and exceeded any expectations we may have had. Tyler went above and beyond the call of duty to make our trip not only memorable, but a “trip of a lifetime”!!!!
Chef James: What can I say … I've enjoyed the finest restaurants around the world and our food was the BEST EVER!!! Always paired with special wines - even ones given to him by other guests. James accommodated a laundry list of food requests including Gluten Free, Vegan and numerous food requirements. Seriously James is the best chef …. EVER!!!
Alex (aka Drink Fairy): I knew the first day Alex was exceptional — she really is amazing for a 21 year old! Wow … we all fell in love with her! She started our day with the best latte and ended it with twice daily cabin cleaning which included turn-down service with Fiji waters and handmade treats on our pillows. She taught me many things on our trip including Alcohol with Essential oils for cleaning, how to make a perfect “Pain Killer” which helped my husband’s bad back after a day of scuba and how to smile when asked to clean a boat load of sand from our room. Alex exceeded our expectations with her attention to detail and serving us daily with a smile and EXCELLENCE!!!
I personally can’t describe this crew in words — you must experience them first hand to understand the amazing experience they provided to 10 of the most discerning guests.
We love all of them and really sad to leave.
Cheers to a great crew!
Lisa and Davidl and “The BVT Last Men"
March USVI 2022 Charter
Way beyond our wildest dreams! The best vacation ever! Thank you. Truly.
We all had an amazing time on such a beautiful yacht and with the most caring, attentive, fun, awesome crew!!! Arriba!! See ya again! Muchas gracias para todo! ❤️
February 2022 USVI Charter
Captain and crew were absolutely exceptional! You all made the trip so special. Thank you!
All the best!
-Todd and Julie
What an amazing experience. We can’t thank you enough! Words cannot express how amazing the crew has been. Best trip we’ve had by far! Outrageous! Thank you Alex, James and Tyler.
-Brent and Courtney
We wish we could bottle all the experiences during this trip. You certainly made our Valentine’s Day and our Super bowl one of a kind! Vein to able to watch the game on the projector with tailgate food was truly unforgettable. We wish we could stay forever! Thanks for all of the great memories.
-Chris and Cindy
January 2022 BVI Charter
Our 3rd voyage on the Seahome was nothing short of Spectacular. Keep the bar high! Food, fun, snorkeling was all top notch.
-Jeff and Anne
This was our third voyage - best ever! We loved every minute! Feel like we’ve made friends for life. Love you all!!
Thank you for an incredible week aboard the “Seahome” we had an incredible time with great friends and an outstanding crew. Will definitely come back.
-Cytbille and Larry
Every single thing about our trip was perfect. The Seahome was beautiful the crew was clearly the best crew at sea! The smallest details to the biggest were taken care of along the way. There was plenty of space for our family to be together and to find relaxing space.
November 29, 2021
We thought it was going to be cool to have someone prepare meals for us on this trip. We assumed it be a deckhand that knew some kitchen things. Never could we have expected the work class experience you gave us.
Your food was beyond amazing, but you already know that. What you might not know is how awe-inspiring you are to all of us. The passion you have for your craft is generally reserved for the finest artists. You are one of those artists. Each meal was an experience and a show. Oh and the most delicious food we've ever consumed.
Beyond that, you literally have changed all of our lives. The confidence my son has because of your care and effort will positively impact him for years, and his happiness is our happiness. Thank you for caring Thank you for sharing your art with us. Thank you for giving us a joy we will never forget. Don't get jaded on your journey!
I was fully prepared for you to hide from us after we fanboyed and fangirled out less than 5 minutes on the boat. Instead of retreating, however, you leaned into our unique brand of crazy, and my family had a life changing experience that we will never forget because of that effort. Anyone can practice for great service. It takes someone truly special to embody it.
The condescending and aegist thing to say would be "You're so self assured... for your age." You deserve more than that. The sense of self you inhabit is rare for anyone no matter their age. If my daughter grew up to to be half as amazing as you, I would consider myself lucky.
I have absolutely no doubt you will absolutely crush whatever comes next on your journey. On those really tough days, I hope you remember how impactful you have been on my family's lives. We are better people for having crossed paths with you.
With peace and love,