Born and raised in the Virgin Islands, Michaela spent her childhood working at her father’s dive shop on St. John. Her formative years were spent scuba diving, sailing, and snorkeling; she considers herself a professional mermaid. In addition to receiving a degree in Business Management from Five Towns College in New York, she established four years of experience in the service industry. Michaela found her talent for connecting with people while representing and promoting big-name brands at events in and around New York City. After four years, she was drawn back home to the water and has dedicated the last five years to the charter business. Michaela is a professionally trained chef, and Gracious guests will be wowed at every meal. We focus on local ingredients and favorites from around the world. When you dine on Gracious, you will experience a truly unique sailing experience with a native of the Virgin Islands.
Caroline grew up on the picturesque shores of Massachusetts, developing her love for the ocean as early as she can remember. As a child, most of her memories were made on her family’s sailboat and on the beach. After receiving her degree from Bridgewater State University, Caroline’s wanderlust took over and her passion for traveling began. For many years she worked seasonal jobs; winters spent working day charters in the Caribbean and summers working in the fishing industry in Alaska. Caroline decided to retire from the cold weather, to live, work, and sail full-time in the Virgin Islands. In addition to sailing, Caroline’s other great passion in life is Yoga. She received her teaching certification in Thailand in 2018 and has been teaching ever since. She is thrilled to offer yoga classes onboard Gracious, creating a unique experience. As your tour guide, Caroline loves to immerse you in the natural beauty of the islands and share her love of exploring nature