Captain Name: Ken Otte
Captain Nationality: USA
Number of Crew: 2
Captain Ken Otte
-STCW Basic Safety Training
-Marine Medical Certificate
Ken has spent most of his working life in the customer service/hospitality business. He was raised and grew up in Calgary, Alberta where at a young age worked in his family’s steak house. The steakhouse “Blackbeard’s” was fashioned as a pirate ship complete with a plank, crow’s nest, miles of rope and nautical fixtures. Thinking back on the experience, Ken says it may have had a hand in shaping his destiny.
After his first scuba diving experience in Mexico, he knew he had found a hobby that he wanted to make a lifestyle. Having an adventurous soul, Ken went to work at Club Med in the Bahamas as a scuba instructor. The next move to the BVI led to five years of work in the diving/sail charter business. He fell in love with the beauty of the BVI and warmth of its people.
After five years Ken returned to Canada to raise a family and started a career in real estate. Missing the scuba diving and sailing he bought a sailboat on Lake Huron and starting a sailing school. After sailing possibly some of the best fresh water sailing in the world, the ocean was still calling for him. He returned to the BVI to the career he has always been most excited about and the place that is close to his heart.
Ken loves to share his passion, and knowledge of sailing, diving, and marine life with people from all walks of life to provide the ultimate vacation experience.
Chef Julie Robichaud
-Food Handler Training
-STCW Basic SafetyTraining
-Marine Medical Certificate
Julie was born and raised in a small French Northern town in Ontario, Canada. Growing up, her summers were spent at the lake either swimming, boating, fishing or camping. Winters were spent baking goodies, drinking hot chocolates, campfires and riding ski-doo’s. She always had a love for the water and knew one day she would leave the long cold winters of the North and live somewhere warm and by the ocean, it just took longer to achieve!
She spent part of her Professional life as a Developmental Service Worker then went into Customer Service. Julie always believed in Providing the ‘Best-in-Class ’ Service, therefore has excelled and grew in all her roles.
Julie fell in love with sailing after Captain Ken took her on his sailboat for the 1st time, that day she knew she was hooked!
She spent the next three summers with Ken learning how to sail and living aboard his 36’ foot sailboat. it was then she knew living life to the fullest, being happyandhealthyaresoimportant. Anewcareerchangeneededtohappen for her, so she turned her focus to becoming a Chef. After countless hours learning and practicing, she graduated with honors from Ashworth College in Gourmet cooking and catering.
Julie is now living her dream and continues to accel at providing the best-in- Class service to our guests.