Catamaran yacht charter OTTERSIDE
Crew Profile

Catamaran yacht charter OTTERSIDE Crew Profile of Captain Jon and Chef Nia. Jonathan and Nia are an enthusiastic team of many skills. Their diverse backgrounds have sculpted a couple full of vigor and excitement for life.

Captain Jon and Chef Nia

For five years Jonathan and Nia traveled the world with the wind as their engine and the open ocean as their road map. Braving the unexplored and high seas, experiencing new cultures and uninhabited islands, they have become seasoned sailors and professional adventurers. Now settled into the Caribbean life style, they are ready to share the sailing experience of a lifetime. Jonathan and Nia first met atop Haleakela Volcano on the island of Maui, where they set up camp and photographed the night sky. That began their love for travel, adventure, and each other. Shortly after their first meeting, they set sail from Hawaii to explore the islands of the South Pacific – a journey that would shape their life styles and love for the sea indefinitely.

Captain Jon

Jonathan grew up surfing the coastal waters of southern California and has always had a love for the water. With guitar in hand and a thirst for adventure, he set sail across the ocean as a young man on his 35-foot sloop. Sailing has given Jonathan freedom, a vehicle to explore remote places, and the opportunity to go places where many never venture. Now with an ocean of experience behind him, he is eager to share his expertise in sailing.

Catamaran yacht charter OTTERSIDE Crew Profile - Guests onboard

Guests onboard enjoying Chef Nia’s culinary delights

Captain Jonathan will treat his guests to vibrant and exciting locations in the British Virgin Islands, or wisp them away to secluded and isolated anchorages. He is ready to shower his guests with classical guitar melodies and share epic stories of the deep blue.

Chef Nia

Chef Nia’s background lies in fine art and photography. Her quest to capture and explore the beauty of the world led her from New York City, where she worked as a photographer, to Hawaii, where she met Jonathan and set out to sea. After years of sailing, Nia has also become an experienced mariner. As Nia traveled the world, she delved into the cultures and cuisines of the people she met along the way. This in turn ignited her passion for the culinary arts. In New Zealand, she was hired and promoted to Sous Chef at a renowned five-star vineyard and cellar door. With talent and a love for food, opportunity ensued a Chef’s license in commercial cookery. Thereafter she has worked with many talented chefs and gained a wealth of experience in world cuisine.

Nia has combined her enthusiasm for travel, culture, and an artistic eye into her culinary zealousness. Repeat winner of USVI boat show culinary competitions, she is eager to treat her guests to delicious international flavors and beautifully presented food of their preference.

Catamaran yacht charter OTTERSIDE Crew Profile - table setting by Chef Nia

Captain Jon and Chef Nia are ready to share their sense of adventure and love for sailing with guests as they kick back, relax, and enjoy one of nature’s paradises.

UPDATE: Chef Nia won the “Over 60ft Culinary competition” for best entree this year at the 2016 BVI Boat Show in Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola.

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