Operating in the Caribbean
Chef Dawn's Mahi and Rasta Stack
Forward starboard guest cabin
The Saloon, Nav Station and Galley
Port single guest cabin
Chef Dawn's Island Coconut Chicken
We specialise in scuba diving
Wakeboarding, one of many watersports we offer
Relax on deck and sail around the Caribbean
Relaxing in hammocks
We do resort course to scuba certification
Fishing, what a catch!
Kieran is originally from the UK. He holds an RYA Yachmaster Offshore 200 ton license and is a PADI Dive Instructor. His experience comes from previous jobs worldwide working as a dive instructor in many 5 Star resorts and live aboard dive vessels. Starting from a young age, Kieran sailed, kayaked and dived throughout Europe growing his passion for the ocean as well as learning valuable skills key to the successful running of sailing and dive charters. Running conservation camps in Fiji also taught Kieran the importance of a balanced marine ecosystem and he is happy to share with you his knowledge of corals, fish and other marine life.
Kieran & Michelle began working together in Mexico as Dive Instructors & underwater photographers. A great relationship was forged and they have continued to work successfully together in a variety of roles. Conducting a research project in the Turks & Caicos on humpback whales which resulted in record breaking encounters and unbelievable new data collected again showcased their talent. Once the whales left the Turks and Caicos, Kieran & Michelle decided to head south and begin a new adventure in the British Virgin Islands.
Michelle is an ocean girl coming from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. A place where her passion for the ocean and underwater life grew throughout her upbringing. She is an RYA Day Skipper and a PADI Dive Instructor. Working in 5 Star resorts in Puerto Vallarta as a dive instructor and photographer has allowed Michelle to follow her dreams of working by the ocean whilst working in the service industry. Michelle has also studied at the Ashburton Cooking School in Devon, UK to fine turn her culinary skills allowing her to provide you with the best quality food imaginable. She is delighted to bring to your table her international flare gathered from the many experiences she has had abroad and at home.
After several years of working on large cats in the BVI, Kieran and Michelle have settled into the lifestyle, falling in love with the islands and making themselves at home. They are now very excited to welcome you onboard Braveheart and share all of their favorite dishes, dive spots, anchorages, hikes, beaches, and bars helping you make it the trip of a lifetime.
Sleeps 9 In 4.5 Cabins
BRAVEHEART can accommodate 9 guests in 4.5 cabins.
The 4 cabins have a queen sized bed, shower and separate head.
They are all 4 equal in accommodation.
Another single bed is located in the port hallway w/ privacy curtain.
This bunk uses the shower and head starboard midships.
BRAVEHEART is fully air conditioned through out w/ individual controls
in each cabin. (A/C all night: $75/night [unless of course the crew feels the A/C should on])
Each cabin has separate head from shower, (making it a dry head),
electric toilets and individual 15" flat screen, tv/dvd player.
Crew has a separate double cabin w/ separate head and shower.
Sun Awning, Board Games, Foredeck & Cockpit speakers, iPod dock, and the ever important Blender! 2 new beach umbrellas and 4 beach chairs, and 2 new bean bag deck chairs.
BRAVEHEART features all the modern conveniences, autopilot, marine communications station, radar, GPS, windspeed and depth indicators, watermaker, 2 icemakers, 4000 watts of inverter power, a 15Kw generator, hot & clod deck shower, and spinnaker
Children - Minimum age: 4 years old (ie: no diapers please)
Mid-April, 2019, guests on BRAVEHEART wrote:
When you arrived, your first impression of the yacht was:
We were excited to be there and happy to finally be there. The yacht was clean and inviting.
Please describe your Captain (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.)
Kieran was all of the above plus more. He had great ideas and was very knowledgeable.
Please describe your chef (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.)
Michelle was also all of the above plus more. She created wonderful dishes and was very aware of our daughter’s gluten intolerance
Please describe your meals (presentation, quality, quantity)
All were delicious. We had more then enough and it was always served with a wonderful presentation.
Reviews for Keiran and Michelle, the Summer Season, 2018, crew aboard Catamaran BRAVEHEART
I spent 7 days with Kieran and Michelle cruising the BVI. They were such welcoming people! I remember them helping us board the boat from the dingy and being beyond helpful. Throughout the week they made very tasty cocktails, delectable food, and joined in on our 11 person group conversations. Kieran captained the boat from time to time and was a wonderful navigator. Additionally, they were incredible dive leaders- taking 3 of our group members down for the first time. Everyone enjoyed the diving with them so much! I would HIGHLY recommend them for a charter as I know they take such great care of their guests. By the end of the week, we felt like family and long friends.
-Danielle (St Paul, MN)
Jerry & Dawn your hospitality, humor, and thoughtfulness has made this a trip of a lifetime. We hope that we are abe to join you again in the future. God bless you and thank you for sharing our piece of heaven on earth ! New Year trip 2014
As always a delightful trip. Love you guys. November 2014
Wonderful time, GREAT diving, great food Unforgetable vacation. August 2014
This was a life changing adventure. Absolutely fantatic. Everything was above expectations. July 2014.
Braveheart is like a five star hotel on water. Brilliant time. Definately one to do again, Dream holiday. Caters for all needs.
UK June 2014.
Captain Jerry and Dawn were utterly delightful hosts. Jerry is a very experienced Captain, familiar with the area lore and an excellent sailor. Dawn is an accomplished cook, an excellent compliment to Jerry as crew and also a knowledgeable resource for this adventure. They turned themselves inside out to meet the needs of the 8 adults traveling in this party. There were plenty of activities, beautiful scenery, great snorkeling, diving and the sailing was totally wonderful. The group that comprised our party are world travelers and have been to every continent, stayed in hotels and resorts all over the world. Everyone raved about this trip.
You are both awesome Capt Jerry & Dawn are definately in the " FUN ZONE". Thanks so much for good food and amazing bushwackers!!
Our 3rd trip. This was one of the BEST.
Amazing experience AGAIN !!! Thank you Dawn & Jerry June 2014
The best vacation we ever had! Snorkeling, diving, sailing, water skiing, wakeboarding, spectacular food. Service impeccable... GREAT accommodation. Jerry + Dawn + Braveheart = Perfect combination. We'll be back. April 2014
Thank you for an amazing vacation. You did a great job keeping those from age 8 to late 70's happy and entertained. Love the night dive on the rhone. March 2014.
We had an amazing family trip. We will never forget we began 2014 on the roofop of Braveheart. Thanks so much for the wonderful days, the diving, snorkeling, fishing, WONDEREFUL food cooked by Dawn whom we named Tinkerbell since she is making everything so perfect wherever she goes. Captain Jerry was awesome too!! Perfect vacation Thanks for everything. New Year 2013 from Mexico.
The best place to get diver certified, Beautiful, outstanding snorkelling, great food thank you. December 2013
Kids learned to dive. Great drinks & superb food. Thanks for a great trip. July 2013
Best crew sad to leave. Dawn & Jerry gave our family the best memories ! We loved seeing the stingrays and learning to paddle board. The food was amazing too. July 2013
Excellent food and diving. It will be hard to equal Thank you
Thanks for taking us on some great dives, food was fabulous too. April 2013
As ALWAYS - WONDERFUL. Thanks for accommodating our dietary quirks. April 2013
I had so much fun on this trip I would come back. Thank you. Aged 6 March 2013
Miss Dawn is the best cook ever and Captain Jerry is very funny thank you. Aged 12 March 2013
BEST VACATION EVER ! Jerry & Dawn you made " MoM's Gone Wild " feel like a family.
Thank you for your thoughtful excellent hospitality. Because of your expertise and care we all had " a trip of a lifetime" Jan 2013
Charter Dates: February 25 - March 3, 2012 Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.
1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Extremely friendly, warm. gracious and inviting. They could not have done any more to accomodate our needs throughout our trip.
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
The yacht was pristine, the bunks and bath clean and spacious.
3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Very well ventilated. We were very comfortable throughout the day and night.
4. Was the food good and well presented?
Beautifully prepared and presented. A wide variety of seasonal fruits, vegtables, fish, beef, port. Dawn is an amazing hostess.
5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Loved the island hopping. Peter Island, Salt Island, The Dogs, Virgin Gorda, The Baths were special and fun to see. Tortola was a disappointment and the Marina Cay Hotel was ghastly and we would never recommend anyone stay there.
7. May we post this review on our website?
8. Additional comments on your charter?
Captain Jerry and Dawn were utterly delightful hosts. Jerry is a very experiences captain, familiar with the area lore and an excellent sailor. Dawn is an accomplished cook, an excellent complement to Jerry as the crew and also a knowledgeable resource for this adventure. They turned themselves inside out to meet the needs of the 8 adults traveling in this party. There were plenty of activities, beautiful scenery, great snorkeling, diving and the sailing was totally wonderful.The group that comprised our party are world travelers and have been to every continent, stayed in hotels and resorts all over the world. Everyone raved about this trip.