CAPTAIN JESSE VAN WYK
Jesse grew up by the water in beautiful Cape Town surfing competitively, fishing and sailing. He completed his BSC in Marine Animal Science, after which he met his Fiancé, Amy Campion, his partner both on and off the boat. Captain Jesse is extremely comfortable in and on the water to say the least; he enjoys sailing, diving and water sports, but most importantly, he loves discovering beautiful anchorages for his guests to enjoy.
Amy Campion grew up in Durban, spending most of her mornings’ paddle skiing or surfing with her father. She also loves to dive, snorkel, and continues to expand her wealth of sea knowledge that guests also get to enjoy. Thanks to Amy’s passion for Caribbean marine animals, guests enjoy a dose of learning and exploring.
AMY CAMPION - Chef
Amy is an experienced Chef and versatile in catering to any dietary requirement. Before she started yachting, Amy worked, as a Graphic Designer. Though Graphic Design and Food might not seem related, they are in Amy’s kitchen. She utilizes her previous experience to design a carefully curated one of kind meal for her guests. She trained in a catering kitchen in Cape Town before landing her first yachting role. Amy continues her cuisine education by participating in local courses in the different ports she and Captain Jesse have visited.
As a team, Captain Jesse and Chef Amy have managed many charters for the last six years. They are exceptionally experienced in the Caribbean and Mediterranean waters. Currently, they are thrilled to formally invite guests aboard Sur L’eau.
NICO JANSE VAN RENSBURG - Deck/Eng
Born and raised in the southern tip of Africa, I spent many a holiday on safari with my family where my love for the outdoors has grown deeper with every trip. But even in these early days the attraction of water was strong, and I ended up pursuing that as an open water swimmer. After school the oceans started calling and I soon realised where my true passion lay. I started my journey of yacht training and diving courses. I worked for a time on The Sustainable Seas Trust vessel, Boaz. This enabled me to accumulate not only invaluable experience but also notch up some sea miles. Following this an opportunity opened up for me working for a fleet of large charter catamarans in the fascinating country of Turkey. Today, learning not only yachtsmanship but the skills required in the hospitality industry.
I am a now a qualified RYA Offshore skipper and also an enthusiastic PADI Dive Master. Enjoying every moment above and below the waves and I can’t wait to share the wonders of the Caribbean and the reefs with our guests.