Operating in the Caribbean
Captain Brand (32) is an RYA Offshore Skipper with over 35,000 nautical
miles of sailing experience and 6 years of charter captaining
experience in the Virgin Islands, Windward & Leeward Islands. Having
sailed multiple ocean passages across the Atlantic and the Caribbean
Sea as well as captained over 100 crewed charters; not only is he at
home behind the helm of a sailboat but also has an abundance of local
and sailing knowledge to share.
Captain Brand grew up in the town of Middleburg, South Africa - but in
his early 20s quickly found his way to the ocean to become a sailing
captain, and a passionate scuba diving instructor. You'll find that
when he isn't behind the helm, he is almost always in the water
snorkeling, scuba diving or fishing.
Chef Jayde (29) is an RYA Coastal Skipper with over 25,000 nautical
miles of sailing experience and has worked alongside Captain Brand for
the last 5 years of chartering in the Virgin Islands, Windward &
Leeward Islands. She has worked the role of Chef aboard sailing
catamarans for over 100 crewed charters, as well as sailing deliveries
across the Atlantic ocean and the Caribbean sea. She caters for all
sorts of dietary requirements such as food allergies, vegetarian,
vegan, pescatarian and more to ensure that every guest is cared for to
their own tastes. Jayde enjoys cooking fresh and colorful, and has a
flare for turning fresh caught seafoods into ceviches and sushi.
Chef Jayde grew up in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa - but
also pursued a life near the ocean as soon as she left high school and
not only is she an excellent chef but also a certified captain, scuba
diver and passionate kiteboarder.
Together this duo are skilled and lightning fast on the water,
charming, fun and know everything there is to know about running a
crewed charter yacht to make sure that your vacation is impeccable.
Professionalism, immaculate organization and passionate entertainers
are just a small handful of things that these two pride themselves in
when running a yacht and have years of fantastic reviews and repeat
clients to prove it.
Captain Brand and Chef Jayde are joined aboard Seahome by a third crew
member, Christina Yorkey (36). While Christina works the role of
Stewardess and Deckhand; she is also a qualified captain, and has
spend the most part of the last decade sailing in the Caribbean, Tahoe
As a close friend of the team; her infectious smile, fantastic
cocktail making skills and passion for the ocean make her the perfect
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.
18-28 December, 2018-How you made 10 very different people ALL feel like they were super special and gave each one a VIP experience was the best I’ve seen of the crews we’ve sailed with.
I just wanted to drop a short Thank you! note to the crew of the Seahome.
You ALL went out of your way to make our trip an experience of a lifetime. Catering not only to each persons culinary desires, but giving us the FULL experience. My sons wish they could have had more time to sleep, but everyone else had every idiosyncratic whim fulfilled. How you made 10 very different people ALL feel like they were super special and gave each one a VIP experience was the best I’ve seen of the crews we’ve sailed with.
Dags: thank you for helping my niece with their travel plans to St. John after the trip was over and the many Painkillers that were prepared for us. I miss them now that I’m back to work and sober for the foreseeable future.
Jayde: for anything that I wanted I know I could come straight to you. You were very knowledgeable about anything about the yacht, and very happy that you made my wife’s experience so grand. These trips have always been my thing, something that she gets dragged along on. This time, you made it so that she was sooo happy. She even said that ‘it’s ok to plan my next trip as long as Jayde is going to be there.’ Have any plans to be on a New Zealand yacht next year? 😊
Brand: thanks for the dives. You knew all the best spots. Your Parallel parking is unmatched, And smiling at all of our stupid jokes was above and beyond your duty. You actually inspired me to write this ‘thank you’ letter. I woke up from my nap to get ready to have a conference call, but as I was waking up from my dream, I distinctly heard your voice saying, ‘ Welcome Home’.
16-23 June, 2018 – An Incredible and Wonderful Experience!
The three of you are second to none! Thank you for a “one of a kind” and unforgettable trip. Food and drinks were fabulous! And special thanks to Brand for all the dive, loved seeing all the fish!
This trip has been amazing! Thank you all for everything, especially the dives and wonderful food and drinks.
A truly wonderful experience! Enjoyed watching you work as a team focused on making us feel special. My best memory was watching my family have such a fabulous time! Thank you!
Scuba Dives: the Indians, Norman Island; The Rhone, Salt Island; Carvel Rock; Vanishing Rock, Cooper Island; The Chimney, Great Dog; Maze, Great Camaroe x 2; Playground, Little Jost.
Sightings: Nurse shark, reef shark, spotted eagle rays, eels, lobsters, juvenile smooth trunkfish, Caribbean Spanish dancer, tiny inking squid & more!!
Captain Brand, nicely done! An amazing time. You all are rock stars!
Incredible trip in a magical place! Brand, Jayde & Weezie worked beautifully together creating truly memorable experiences. From 5-star meals to extraordinary dives & snorkeling, all the time making it look effortless. Thank you for taking such good care of us. You are very sweet and genuine folks, and now new friends!!
I appreciate the hospitality and care that went into our week. Best of luck with future endeavours! You make an excellent team!
Thank you for such a fun, memorable adventure! I love your company, your food, the cocktails, the beautiful dives and everything!
The “B” Group
4-11 May, 2018 – The Most Amazing Trip Ever!!
Brand, Jayde & Weezie,
This was the most amazing trip I have ever been on. The three of you made it the most memorable. Love Courtney
This was the greatest week ever! The locations, the food, and the company could not have been better. Keep sailing and publish that book! Sam
This was by far the most amazing trip ever! I cannot thank you enough for being such a fun crew for us. The baths were my favorite part & meeting seedy at One love. But of course, food, drinks, and atmosphere could not have been more perfect! Thank you for the memories! Love Liz
“It feels like a Paloma kind of day!”
Thank you all for the trip of a lifetime, that will probably happen again very soon. We could not have asked for a better captain & crew. Y’all are amazing! I can’t pick a favorite day, I loved all of them. I will be looking forward to that cookbook and of course, another trip aboard the Seahome! Thanks again, Catherine
This was the most amazing trip. Thanks for everything, especially for the painkillers! JR
Thank you so very much for the trip of a lifetime! Y’all are truly an amazing crew! You made this experience so memorable due to your incredible hospitality and adventure seeking activities. My favorite part was the shipwreck dive when I sucked all my O2 down in 30 minutes, but that was so worth it. We hope to experience this Seahome adventure again soon. Thank you so much! Lizzy
The “R” Family
15-22 April,2018 – A Very special Voyage
Captain Brand, Chef Jayde & Weezie,
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this special trip absolutely amazing. We have always loved the BVIs but seeing the islands through your eyes was such a treat #unemploymentbay. Seahome is perfect& immaculate…our favorite by far! But to us, what has made this trip the best ever is each of you! You have made us feel like we’ve been friends forever!
Captain Brand; Your knowledge of the islands is awesome! You are super patient and one funny dude! Thank you for putting up with our shenanigans.
Chef Jayde; your culinary skills are off the charts! I learned so much from you and only wish we would have thought to take pictures of every delicious & beautiful plate.
Weezie; You are the hostess extraordinaire. You are stealth & brilliantly anticipated everything we could possibly want. We love our new Seahomies & can’t wait to see you next year!
Much Love, Curt & Jamie
Thank you for making our voyage so special. You are an incredible crew! You didn’t miss a detail. We loved each island we visited. Jayde is an amazing chef! You are all so sweet and attentive. I will highly recommend you and Seahome! Until next time..
You guys are AWESOME!! Thank you so much for giving us the BEST 20th-year anniversary gift trip. I can’t tell you how much fun I had, and you guys are the best and it was so fun getting to know you, learn about you and experience the most beautiful places with you.
Thanks again and we can’t wait to come back!
The “I” Group
7-14 April, 2018 ~ Perfect BVI Cruise!
Captain Brand, Jayde & Weezy,
Thank you so much for an unforgettable experience! We can’t thank you enough for your kindness, generosity and welcoming us into the Seahome’s family!
Safe Sailing and keep in touch!
It was wonderful going overboard with you on the Seahome! Thank you to our new friends at sea!
Forever Sea Homies!
Thank you for this perfect BVI cruise. We love the “Sea Home”, the beauty of the Virgin Islands and how well you took care of us. It was so wonderful to hear your “Sea Family”stories and to get to know you all. Please keep in touch and see us in Boston.
Thank you for being so amazing with my gluten allergy.
The DV Family
24-31 March, 2018 – Very, very Special!
Dear Brand, Jayde & Louise,
Sunny and wavy, blue skies, blue waters, white sand, “brand new” palm trees and lots of fun!
I had so much fun on this trip! You guys were amazing. My favorite part was snorkeling with turtles and stingrays. I will never forget you guys and this trip!
I had an amazing time on this trip and I have learned so many new things. I am so thankful that I got to meet you and have you teach me new things every day. I will be coming back and when I do I will request you guys. I will miss you and this island. Thank you for an amazing adventure on Seahome.
I loved where all the turtles were and stingrays when we went snorkeling.
BVIs are what they always are, beautiful, but the 3 of you made the trip so very, very special!! Thank you so much!
The M Family
March 12 – 18, 2018 – Absolutely Loved it!
Brand, Jayde & Louise;
The best part of the trip was sailing to Anegada and then spending the day at remote places on the beach. Also spotting three humpback whales.
The best part of the trip was when we went to the cove with the abandoned house & goats. Thank you so much, the food was cool.
Just love the Seahome Crew! Thank you for taking care of my wife and wild boys. They/we absolutely loved it! Every part was my favorite.
The best vacation ever!
My favorite part of the trip was snorkeling with the fish and turtles. The food was really good as well, and it was fun to go to the bar and party!
I loved everything about the trip and could not pick a favorite part. I hope we come back again soon to sail with you all again.
You are an amazing crew. The two of you pulled it off. The snorkeling, turtles, to see this beautiful part of the world. Still wish I had caught a tarpon, but since I didn’t I will have to come back!
This was one of the most amazing trips ever and it’s impossible to pick a favorite. You guys are amazing and I hope we get to see you again soon!
Thank you for an amazing 1st trip to the BVIs. I loved the turtles and the crew!
The D Family
March 3 – 10, 2018 ~ Fantastic!
Captain Brand, Jayde, Louise,
Epic, amazing, words cannot describe it. When can we come back? Trip of a lifetime aboard Seahome this week! Amazing food – Jayde is truly a world-class chef! Louise made our favorite desserts and did yoga with us and made amazing drinks. Captain Brand had endless energy and fun for our 5 boys and every day was a new adventure. We renamed the islands and introduced the crew to beer pong/sake pong. We will never forget you!!
Jayde, thank you for the wonderful meals. Louise thank you for making the trip great. Brand thank you for letting us do a little bit of scuba diving.
My favorite part of the trip was the food, fishing, and scuba diving. Thank you to all of the crew!
Captain Brand: Amazing amount of energy and patience with5 energetic boys. Thank you for the terrific adventures.
Chef Jade: Your food was my entire trip – Seriously – Amazing – Thank you
Ms. Louise: Always smiling, energetic, competitive, helpful, kind, patient…..you were my go-to girl this whole trip. Thank you!!
February 17-25, 2018 ~ A wonderful Birthday Celebration!
Dear Seahome! What an amazing trip this has been! Thank you so much for being so welcoming. We feel like you all are old friends after only one week. Every day felt like a new adventure and we appreciate you all showing us some of your favorite spots. Anagada was my personal favorite and Pamato Point was my favorite moment. You made us all feel so special, but especially Kris. Thankful we could all be together on his 40th in such a beautiful place. We all can’t wait to come back! Thank you for a true trip of a lifetime! We love you all!
We can’t begin to tell you all how much fun we had this week! It has truly been the trip of a lifetime. You three made our time here incredible! The food and service were top notch. Thank you all so much and we would love to return someday and do this all over again!
Don’t be sad because it’s over, smile because it happened!
Guys, thank you for such a wonderful trip. It was better than expected. Food, friendship, and fellowship are by far three of our favorite things. We can’t wait to return if you’ll have us. Thank you for making us honorary Seahomers! Until next time…..
I can’t thank you guys enough for a trip of a lifetime. You all have made Kris’s birthday celebration one of the most fun and memorable days of our lives. It was great to celebrate with our new friends and now we look forward to the next charter.
New Years 2017 – 2018 ~ Trip of a Lifetime!
John often talks about a “trip of a lifetime”. Compared to all of our other trips, this experience on the Seahome, has absolutely been the trip of a lifetime. We enjoyed the beauty of the islands we visited, the time with our friends, the delicious food and drink, the kayaking, snorkeling, John’s riding on the bull, the sunbathing and we will always remember. We will also remember each of you. It was a pleasure getting to know a little about your lives and your experiences. You are amazing young people. We hope you will Visit us in Mississippi and it would be amazing to get to sail with you again. Thank you for truly the “Trip of a Lifetime”.
This has been the best vacation I have ever been on. Thank you so much for everything. The food, hospitality and just being so gracious. I hope that we can come aboard Seahome again. It has truly been our “Seahome” this week.
Words can’t truly describe this week’s memories for me. Y’all are the absolute best!
You helped us make Seahome our home this week and this, by far, has been the best trip ever. Asa mother of 2 busy redheads & workaholic husband, it’s been nice to be taken care of. And I’m also glad Will has been able to relax in quite some time. This week has been beyond anything I can ever have imagined. I am sad to go. All of you have been awesome! God Bless you in all your travels!
First, my compliments to the boat owner, he has picked the most amazing crew that is not only easy on the eye but a group that makes you feel like they have been in your life for a few years already. Their patience, knowledge, and sincerity have no comparison. The boat itself is perfect! Of course, the sights were amazing, but it takes the people you share your time with that makes a trip something you don’t want to leave. This vacation was just that – a trip I will look back on often, for the delicious food, gorgeous surroundings, but most of all great times with great friends, old and new!
Christmas 2017 - A Fantastic Week!
Brand, Jayde & Louise,
We’ve all been so excited for this trip and had high expectations. Everything exceeded those expectations, what a fantastic week! From the breathtaking Grenadines, the amazing snorkeling & diving to the beyond delicious food& cocktails and Louis’s mid-day workouts to keep us fit after all the great food. We loved every minute!!
Manta Ray Rescue
Tuna catch and eat
Romero & Juliet’s lobster feel on Christmas Eve
Louise’s shipboard workout
Vodka save on high seas
We love Baron hot sauce
The moon over Petit Tahoe
Shark sighting and other fish tales
Thanksgiving 2017 - Memories for Life!
Thank you so much for the experience! Before the trip I thought I would not like Grenada, but the stuff you guys took us to and the things we did together made it so much fun! Jayde, I loved throwing goldfish at you; Louise I loved playing sequence with you; Brand thank you for the tubing and scuba diving!
You guys are awesome! Thanks for making Thanksgiving 2017 so amazing. From snorkeling & drinks to the food andfun games. Memories for life!!
Thanks so much for a wonderful time onboard. For a fun crew, and great people!! Fun in the sun! Jayde & Louise thanks for the great food and taking care of us. You all catered to our every need! Most of all thank you for being so patient and great with the kids – I know they made new friends and had a great time. Hope to see you again!!
17-24 June, 2017 in the Virgins ~ An Amazing Adventure!
Dear Brand, Jayde and Weezie,
What an amazing adventure! You far exceeded our expectations. Seahome truly felt like a fantastic home away from home. The food, drinks, company and hospitality made for a trip of a lifetime. Don’t be surprised if Baby Mattie send her resume one day! Many thanks for everything. We genuinely hope to see you in our neck of the woods someday. The door is always open.
The “W” Family, Fairhope, Alabama