Captain Name: Charlie Perry
Captain Nationality: US
Number of Crew: 2
Capt. Charlie Perry’s Certifications:
• USCG 100T Master License
• PADI Dive Master
• STCW 2010
• FCC MROP
Captain Charlie grew up in Newport, Rhode Island and his love for the local beaches cultivated his affinity for the ocean at a young age. Charlie was a keen member of his high school sailing team and brought his experience to Roger Williams University before transferring into his yachting career. After working his way up to mate on various sailboats in New England and the Caribbean, Charlie earned his Divemaster and USCG captain’s license and took a full-time position with Cammi on a large classic sailing yacht. Their transition onto term charter catamarans was an excellent fit for Charlie’s natural sense of adventure, eagerness to learn about his environment, love for all things beneath the water, and calm attentiveness as a captain.
Chef and Mate Cammi Burgess’ Certifications:
• USCG 100T Master License
• PADI Open Water Diver
• STCW 2010
• ENG 1
While Mate/Chef Cammi also hails from Newport, she grew up on various different sailboats, most notably crossing the Pacific with her family as a pre-teen. With 30,000 nautical miles under her belt before the age of 14, her career in yachting didn’t begin until after high school, when she began working as a deckhand on a local day sailing schooner with Charlie. Over the next few years, she worked as a deckhand or stewardess on various sailboats in New England and the Caribbean before joining a large classic sailing yacht with Charlie as a deckhand. Their transition into charter catamarans saw Cammi transfer to the interior and explore her taste for fresh, flavorful, nourishing food. She is proud of the confidence and success she’s found in the galley over the past 2 seasons and is excited to attend culinary classes in September of 2021 to further solidify her skills.
As a team, Charlie and Cammi are professionals at bringing together the perfect mix of excitement, creativity, and relaxation. With their natural love for all things sailing and an eagerness to share the passion and knowledge they have for their work and environment, Cammi and Charlie are the ideal guides for a Virgin Islands adventure!
2022-2023 Season Crew
Captain Kristofor Olbrich
USCG 100 Ton Masters Near Coastal
FCC Marine Radio Operator’s Permit
STCW Basic Training
PADI & SSI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Emergency First Response Instructor
Kris was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up fishing off the local piers and beaches and got his first job as a teenager, working as a mate on a fishing boat.
While in college, he had a summer job at a local seafood restaurant, where he realized he had a passion for food. He decided to enroll in the French Culinary Institute. He went on to work as the head chef for restaurants around the world, from New York City, to St. John, USVI, Bangkok, and Hong Kong.
While in St. John, Kris fell in love with scuba diving. During his final open water training dive, a large dolphin swam up to him and spent almost the whole dive swimming with him. That’s what really got him hooked. Kris decided he wanted to spend as much time in the water as possible, and figured the best way to do so would be to become a Scuba Instructor. He worked for several years teaching and guiding dives on liveaboard boats in Thailand, Hawaii, and the Cayman Islands. He went on to get his Captain’s license and now while living in Brooklyn, Kris drives a private charter boat during the week, operating tours around Manhattan and to the Statue of Liberty.
Chef Aneta Siwiec
Aneta was born and grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She fell in love with travel and food early on, thanks to her mom, who dragged her to visit family and friends that were scattered around the world. Her dream has been to one day open a restaurant (already having a full menu created for her concept since in college). Starting out as a home cook she has turned cooking into a career by opening her own mobile food vending and an event picnic catering business. She takes inspiration for her food from her travels and believes in using fresh local ingredients.
She has a degree in Marketing and briefly worked in an office only to realize that she wanted more. She moved to Alaska on a whim and worked for a lodge at Denali Park, organizing and arranging tours. After a couple close exchanges with moose alone on hiking trails, and the season coming to an end, she bought a one way ticket to New Zealand where she worked and travelled for a year.
Back in Brooklyn she began working as an event coordinator. She longed for outdoor adventure and soon became a kayak safety boater and tour guide for the Brooklyn Bridge Boathouse, which is a free kayak program organized by volunteers.
Aneta has circumnavigated Manhattan by kayak and ran the NYC marathon twice. She is an Advanced Open Water scuba diver and is looking forward to completing her divemaster training. Her most exciting diving experience so far was swimming with Tiger Sharks and schools of Hammerheads in Cocos Islands. She hopes to one day have a whale interaction while in her kayak
PADI Dive Master
10yrs experience in the Hospitality & Tourism Industry
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