Operating in the Caribbean
Captain Travis discovered his love of the water growing up on the Great Lakes of Michigan. Sailing, fishing, and water skiing were is childhood passions. When those same lakes froze in the wintertime, he played Ice Hockey. To branch out from his Midwestern roots, Travis enlisted
with the United States Navy. While serving for Uncle Sam he soon discovered the underwater world of SCUBA diving. After his service in the Navy, Travis went on to study at the University of Connecticut and Bartend his way through school. His personality as well as his attention to
detail helped him excel in the realm of hospitality management. After a number of years in the New England chill he decided to investigate the Virgin Islands. That was over fourteen years ago. While living in the sunny Caribbean he has been a bartender, sailing/windsurfing
instructor, and a SCUBA instructor/dive boat captain. For twelve years he has worked for award winning dive shops such as Chris Sawyer and Rednook Dive Centers. Travis absolutely loves his work as a captain because it incorporates all he has learned while allowing him to sail, dive, make cocktails, experiment in the galley, and most of all...entertain his guests.
Captain Missy was born and raised in East Hampton , NY. She relocated to St John, USVI. in 1996 where she fell in love with the beautiful waters. She became a Captain and Master Scuba Diver Instructor and has been taking families sailing and diving ever since.
Growing up in the Hamptons, she had the privilege of working at some of the top restaurants and gourmet food stores. Her two favorites were Nick and Toni’s and Barefoot Contessa. It was from these establishments that she truly fell in love with food and wine and learned how to create elegant meals. In 2005, she took her entertaining to a new level and earned a Wine Sommelier Certification. Missy puts her wine skills to work every week by conducting food and wine pairings on charter.
Missy’s extensive knowledge and love of the Caribbean waters along with her devotion to superior hospitality create a dynamic and truly memorable visit.
If you enjoy boating, this is a trip for you. We chartered the “Oui Cherie” a 52 ft catamaran out of Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI in April 2022 for a 7 day adventure through the BVI’s.
The crew we had, Captain Corrai and First Mate Martyna were the best at everything; navigating, diving, watersports, chef and bartender. They do it all. And the food was over-the top. Beautifully plated meals every night with cocktails and dessert. Lobster rolls, tuna poke, snapper, wahoo, filet migon and the list goes on. Fresh salads and fruit and did I mention the fresh baked bread. We were in food heaven. And what a sweet couple. They really ensured a worry-free vacation, plotting the best course, reserving moorings at beautiful bays, picking out beach bars, snorkeling spots, and the best restaurant for our one night dinner on land (Saba Rock). Couldn’t get more remote than that! They checked in with us about the itinerary and options everyday. We hit so many beautiful spots in Tortola, Norman Island, Cooper Island, Saba Rock, Virgin Gorda and so on. The scenery, the bays, the fish and the ocean are so exquisite. We did not want to leave and are just waiting till we can go back again to do it all over again.
Thank you Corrai and Martyna!
Jo,Tony, Kevin and Iwona
March 2022 BVI Charter
Dear Martyna and Corrai
Thank you very much for looking after us on our visit to the beautiful BVI. We had a magical time: the incredible scenery, the fantastic snorkelling, the sailing, the lessons on boat craft, Bushwackers, painwackers and, of course, Martyna’s cooking were all highlights.
The real highlight though was meeting both of you. Your kindness to all of us, your calmness and above else, your sense of freedom and adventure were inspiring and it is testimony to the impact you made that several days after finishing our sailing tour you are both still the centre of all our highlights from the trip.
We will hopefully all meet again but in the interim we hope you sail on with the wind at your back and enjoy all the freedoms and passions you hold so dearly.
With our best wishes
Alex, Stephanie, Leah and Phil
January 2022 Charter
Thank you both for such an amazing, relaxing, and refreshing vacation! From the wonderful meals t the fantastic adventures you have allowed us to make such special and meaningful memories together. We are especially grateful for your never ending patience with Davis! Just think how many times you heard, "I have a question?" over the last week ;) We wish you both all of the best in your adventures-may they be filled with sunshine and following the seas.
Eric, Lauren, and Davis
Thank you so much for creating the most relaxing and energetically replenishing experience for us all, I've never felt so accommodated for on a vacation.
Merry Christmas! I am so blessed to have a family that loves to travel and go with the flow. When searching for this vacation I was looking for a trip that required nothing from me in regards to decisions (where are we going to eat today?) Wow all the planning and prepping that is put forth for an amazing vacation with zero responsibility for this mom.
Thank you Martyna and Corrai for creating an amazing space at sea for our family to unwind, reconnect, and just have some good old fun!!
Until next time
- Molly G
December 2021 USVI Charter
Martyna and Corrai
Thank you for a wonderful week at sea! I'll never forget this. I'm so grateful to have been part of Oui Cherie's maiden voyage. It has felt like home. Bon voyage!
You both are amazing, thank you so much for an amazing week!