Captain Roy has spent his entire life on the water working in the maritime industry, from building boats to captaining yachts and racing sailboats. Roy was born and raised on the East coast, where he gained his love of sailing from his Dad going up and down the Hudson River. Roy then felt the pull of the West Coast and decided to attend the University of Washington, where he earned an Electrical Engineering degree. He spent his early career working in corporate America but quickly decided to be on the water and to provide guests memorable experiences was his calling. After getting his 100-ton license, the now Captain Roy, started his own successful whale watching business in the San Juan islands, of the Pacific Northwest. He then expanded the business to include a marine adventure camp and Inn also in the San Juan islands. On a trip with friends, Roy and his family were introduced to the Virgin Islands many years ago, and it was love at first sight. Within a year, Captain Roy and his young family moved to the Virgin Islands and he focused on providing guest day charters throughout the 60+ islands and cays of the Virgin Islands. Based on much encouragement and feedback from many of his guests, Captain Roy and his partner Ann launched Suite Life Yachting onboard a 92′ luxury motor yacht. Captain Roy holds his U.S. Coast Guard 200 ton captain’s license and is pleased to take you safely yachting throughout the Virgin Islands. As a resident of the Virgin Islands for almost 20 years, Roy is able to provide a truly “local” experience from introducing guests to many of the infamous locals to the treasured “off the grid” destinations few know about. Welcome Aboard!
Chef Nick Ryan has spent much of his career traveling across the country. Having a passion for Culinary Arts and the love for boats and fishing. Nick received his Culinary Arts Management degree in 2008. In 2015 Nick adventured out of restaurants and on to the water. He now holds his USCG Master Captain’s license/ STCW.
Nick is very diverse with his cooking styles. He started his career studying under Chefs in Chicago and then took on culinary opportunities in Arizona, California, D.C., and South Carolina.
After managing and consulting for restaurants in Hilton Head, SC, Nick decided to take a culinary break and began guiding fishing charters in the low country. Nick still spends his summers fishing and showing tourists around the waters of Hilton Head Island.
Nick is excited to be a permanent resident of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, and looks forward to sharing his passion and skills in the kitchen and on the water with visitors and locals of Americas Paradise.