RUMBA

$20,000 - $23,000 / WEEK
Queen guest cabin
Queen guest cabin with exterior access
Bunk cabin
Guest bathroom with dry shower stall

(4) queen berths with ensuite heads (electric fresh water toilets, dry shower stalls) plus (1) cabin with upper lower twin bunks with ensuite head (electric fresh water toilet, wet shower).

(4) queen berths with ensuite heads (electric fresh water toilets, dry shower stalls) plus (1) cabin with upper lower twin bunks with ensuite head (electric fresh water toilet, wet shower).

BUILT/REFIT
YEAR
2014
YACHT
LENGTH
52 Ft
NUMBER OF
CABINS
5
NUMBER OF
GUESTS
10
TOTAL
CREW
2
CHARGES
FROM
$20,000
Accommodations
Cabins: 5
Queen: 4
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 6
Electric Heads: 5
Engine Details
(2) 75HP diesels (1) 17.5Kw generator (2) 3,000w inverters
Fuel Consumption: -
Cruising Speed: -
Max Speed: -
Details
Type: Cat
Beam: 28.8 Feet
Draft: 4.9 Feet
Pax: 10
YearBuilt: 2014
Builder: Lagoon
Engines: (2) 75HP diesels (1) 17.5Kw generator (2) 3,000w inverters
JetSkis: No
Flag: USA
SatTv: No
RegNum: 1291152
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: No
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: -
Camcorder: No
Books: -
Board Games: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Water Maker: 40GPH
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: No
BBQ: Yes
Minimum Age: Water Safe
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 220 & USB plugs
Water Maker: 40GPH
Ice Maker: No
Sailing Instructions: -
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Hairdryers: Yes
Guests Smokes: Smoking on aft sugar scoop ste
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Hammock: No
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 13.8'
Dinghy hp: 40
Water Skis Adult: Yes
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Kneeboard: No
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: Yes
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks (2 Pax): No
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: Scoop Steps
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): S/S off scoop steps
Sailing Dinghy: -
Beach Games: No
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Trolling and spinning
Rods: 2
Captain
John Mikulka
Nation: USA
Born: 1975
License: 100T USCG Master
Languages: English
Chef/Mate
Elise Esposito
Nation: USA
License: STCW
Captain John

A thirst for adventure and experiences encapsulate who Captain John is. Growing up in Michigan he developed a lifelong love of hockey and working on hot rods and classic cars with his dad. He’s earned a Master Mechanics degree; not to mention learning to surf, sail and dive while living in Florida. He’s currently working towards his private pilot’s license when he’s not busy sailing the high seas. Being in the water or on it has become his chief form of recreation and relaxation, and he loves to share these passions with his guests.

With over 75,000 nautical miles of experience in South America, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean and Florida Captain John is more than comfortable on the water. John even holds thirty-year speed records for both north and south bound transits along the eastern seaboard of the United States. Working with Heather he enjoys crafting custom experiences for guests whether it’s finding amazing snorkeling, quiet coves, or sailing the days away.

Chef Elise

Born and raised in southern New Jersey just outside Philadelphia and Delaware. Elise has a
strong Italian background with a love of food, family and travel. Her earliest memories
start with cooking with her grandmother. They loved to cook authentic Italian dishes from
scratch. Growing up in a large Italian family meant big Sunday dinners were a tradition in
our household. This was the start of her love for cooking.

Elise studied Business and Economics in College while continuing traveling and exploring
different culinary delights with every venture abroad. She soon moved to New York City to
start a business career among the hustle and bustle of city life. She quickly found that her
earlier love of travel, exploration of local cuisines, and sailing the blue green waters of the
Mediterranean and Caribbean kept calling her away.

Before long, she had traveled 35 countries and all throughout the states with some
destinations visited several times only to find an intense realization that her heart’s desire
was in sharing her sailing and culinary life experiences with others to create a memorable
vacation adventure.

With years of knowledge acquired during her travels and with great passion, Elise creates
healthy, deep flavored dishes and well-planned combinations prepared with the highest
quality ingredients. My cooking style is healthy and pure with great flavor for the palate
and prepared the traditional way but served with a modern twist for your enjoyment. Any
diets and personal preferences are always welcomed.

Breakfast

Fresh juices, coffee and tea will be served every morning accompanied by granola, cereals and a local fruit platter with fresh baked breads and muffins.

Pineapple Pancakes

Enjoy the blend of tropical flavors with these fluffy pineapple pancakes and homemade coconut syrup.

 

Vegetable Frittata

Eggs mixed with a variety of colorful vegetables and cheese. Baked to perfection and topped with fresh herbs.

 

Create Your Own Omelet

A French Omelet made with your choice of vegetables, cheeses, spinach and sautéed onions.

 

Eggs Benedict With Jumbo Lump Crab

Toasted English muffin layered with a slice of Canadian bacon, poached egg and jumbo lump crab meat. Topped with a rich and creamy hollandaise sauce and vibrant fresh herbs.

 

Perfectly Golden French Toast

Fluffy Brioche bread dipped in a vanilla and cinnamon mixture. Topped with powdered sugar, fresh berries and homemade syrup.

 

Cast Iron Shakshuka

Poached Eggs in a spicy tomato sauce with fresh herbs and avocado.

 

Classic American Breakfast

Eggs cooked to order with a side of bacon or sausage and classic crispy breakfast potatoes. Accompanied with a fruit and yogurt parfait.

 

Lunch

 

Crab Cakes

Maryland style crab cakes with jumbo lump crab meat served over a bed of vegetables with a delicious horseradish sriracha remoulade.

 

Spicy Shrimp Sushi Tower

Four layers starting with sushi rice. Then cucumbers and avocado, fresh mango salsa and spicy shrimp. Topped with black sesame seeds.

 

Seafood Bouillabaisse

Lobster, mussels, clams and scallops in a flavorful broth thickened with healthy vegetables and served with toasted French bread.

 

Seared Scallops

Scallops seared to perfection in an orange rum sauce overtop a sweet potato purée. 

Summer Peach Spinach Salad

Grilled peaches over a bed of spinach. Packed with creamy goat cheese, avocado and crunchy toasted almonds and then drizzled with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette.

 

Shrimp Tacos

Spicy grilled jerk shrimp tacos with pineapple salsa. Topped with a creamy pina colada sauce.

 

Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken

Baked chicken in a peppery creamy lemon sauce served over almond rice with fresh vegetables.

 

 

Appetizers

 

Served with refreshing Cocktails, Wine or Champagne.

Charcuterie Board

Sushi Assortment

Mahi Mahi Ceviche

Creamy Cucumber Gazpacho

Melon, Prosciutto and Mozzarella Skewers topped with a Balsamic glaze

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches

Teriyaki Salmon Bites

Grilled Caprese toast with burrata cheese and grilled avocados

Tuna Sashimi and avocado wonton cups

Homemade Pumpkin and Ricotta Ravioli

 

Dinner

 

Steak Oscar

Filet Mignon topped with Crab meat and a homemade Bearnaise sauce. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus

 

Parmesan Pesto Tilapia

Tilapia broiled to a cheesy golden perfection and topped with pesto and fresh chopped tomatoes. Served with a truffle risotto and vegetables.

 

Lamb Kleftiko

Tender Lamb Shanks baked to perfection served over a potato puree with green beans and a red wine jelly sauce.

 

Baked Wild Striped Sea Bass

Sea Bass with Braised Daikon Radish and Piquillo Peppers in a Butter Sauce

 

Honey Garlic Salmon

Seared Salmon in a honey garlic sauce served with potato wedges and roasted red peppers

 

 

Cabernet Braised Short Ribs

Short Ribs baked in a cabernet wine sauce. Served with mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables.

 

Apricot Dijon Glazed White Fish

Local fresh caught fish baked in an apricot Dijon glaze with ginger and lime. Served over couscous rice and fresh greens.

 

Desserts

 

Poires Belle Helene

Classic French dessert of poached pears dipped in chocolate sauce with a side of vanilla bean ice cream and toasted almonds.

 

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse

Light and fluffy hazelnut mousse topped with a homemade whipped cream and dusted with cocoa powder.

 

Lemon Semifreddo

Refreshing lemon semifreddo served on top of a Italian sponge cake with whipped cream and lemon zest.

 

Panna Cotta

Delicious Coconut Panna Cotta with Blackberry, Thyme and Sloe Gin Compote.

 

Almond Joy Pie

Enjoy pure coconut heaven with this almond joy pie. Coconut filling inside an Oreo crust with whipped cream and chocolate sauce drizzle and flakes of coconut topping.

 

Tiramisu

Authentic Italian Tiramisu. Elegant, rich layering of bold espresso and coco, creamy mascarpone cheese and ladyfinger cookies.

 

Mango Mousse Cake

This tropical whipped mango mouse is layered with coconut sorbet and then topped with fresh diced mangoes and coconut flakes.

2019
My husband and I had the best time with our daughter and son-in-law sailing on the Appledore! What an amazing way to spend an afternoon. Captain John and crew Sydney and Jack were engaging and entertaining. We laughed, enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine, drinks and each other's company. John shared the history of both the boat and the Camden community. We would do this again in a heartbeat!
2019
The sail was excellent, saw a variety of excellent views, it was very smooth going. My favorite part of the sail was the crew. Captain John is very knowledgeable and has a terrific sense of humor.
2019
We've been sailing on the Appledore every summer for 20 years, and the crew never disappoints. Particularly Capt John and his crew, they are excellent and made it a fun trip. Even learned things about the area we never knew.
2019
Fortunate to have picked a beautiful day to sail. The Captain and crew were awesome and engaging. They paid attention to detail and guests. Captain was very informative and genuinely cared about what he does. Worth the price of admission!! Two thumbs up!!!!
2019
I took my students of the Appledore for our class field trip. Everyone was so amazing and kind. Captain John taught them about sailing and answered all their questions. Truly a great experience for my students. Everyone was professional, but still knew have to have fun.
2019
Captain John warmly welcomed us on the dock and introduced us to Gino the first mate and Phil the deckhand. Captain John was very informative on the history of the schooner we were on among others in the water around us. We had a long true sail due to the great breeze this time of year. The crew handled her like champs and everyone around had a fantastic time!
January 2020
John and Heather were fantastic! They are not only professional and accomplished sailors, but are friendly, thorough and accommodating. First class service all the way around. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip on Rumba, and are already planning another trip with them. Scott
January 2020
We had a great week of island hopping aboard the Rumba – we did seven different islands in our seven days. The boat’s accommodations were very nice and we had plenty of fresh water for showers and such. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate with us all of the time, providing some high winds and multiple squalls. The good news was that the boat could sail really fast and we got to see multiple rainbows. I will give Captain John a lot of credit for always finding us a really calm harbor to sleep in. The crew made a lot of really good recommendations for where to visit, and then which bars or restaurants to go to once we got there. They also found us a bunch of really interesting places to snorkel. First Mate Heather did a really nice job with food prep on the boat – I especially recommend the ginger scones and the Mexican street corn. I would also like to thank Heather for her infinite patience while answering all of my questions regarding how to sail. Overall a great trip – I highly recommend the Rumba and its crew. Scott C
January 2020
This was my first trip like this. I had always wanted to take a cruise on a catamaran and island hop. Thought it would be an amazing experience and this trip was. Heather and John are true professionals. From the moment we met them the hat two main focuses, safety and comfort. Both of them took time to make sure all were having a good time and were quick to inform us of how to safely enjoy all aspects of the boat and the islands we visited. Multiple times we had to take a dingy to the islands, here is were their experiences dealing with guests who are not proficient with getting in and out of a dingy was very evident. Never once did I feel unsafe or nervous. Heather is an amazing chief. Breakfast and lunch was served on the boat and each one was better than the next. Always request her chorizo tacos omg they were good... I can’t imaging not requesting this dynamic, professional and extremely fun team for my next trip... -Kharl
February 2020
Name: Deb Yacht: RUMBA with John Mikulkac and Heather Monroe Charter Dates: 2020-02-03 16:00 to 2020-02-10 12:00 Area Cruised: Virgin Islands Overall Rating: 5/5 1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? Absolutely!! 2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Absolutely! 3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Absolutely! 4. Was the food good and well presented? Absolutely! It was amazing in taste and presentation! 5. Did you like the area you sailed? Absolutely! 6. Additional comments on your charter? We had an amazing trip with Capt John & Heather! They went above and beyond to make our trip memorable. They even toured us around Anegada in a jeep/truck for the entire day when they could have had the time to themselves! The food was amazing! Who thought you could prepare gourmet meals in a TINY kitchen with no stove! And the portions were perfect. Not too heavy. Best of all, they are both experienced sailors so we had many beautiful sails with them! We were pleasantly surprised at how well they knew the USVI and BVI islands, as they are somewhat new to the area, but you would never know by the knowledge of snorkel spots, restaurants, island history, etc that they shared with us. We would definitely sail again with them!
July 2020
The trip was great. We loved John and Heather. They were very knowledgeable and fun. We felt very safe in their hands. One of the highlights was getting to sail to St. Croix. They put up the sails and turned off the motor and the wind took over. It was amazing! Buck Island over there was awesome, too. Beautiful water and sand. We had the beach all to ourselves. Really, nothing to complain about besides me ruining my phone and Mark, not my Mark, but the other Mark with us, stepped on a black sea urchin and got all the needles in his foot and toes. We had to call an ambulance. We were at Oppenheimer Beach. They didn’t treat him though. Said they would dissolve on their own, and they did. We snorkeled several times and saw lots of sea turtles and stingrays and got to hold a sea urchin and huge starfish. Lots of yummy food and drinks....I could go on and on. Will post more pics on my Facebook page in a day or two when I have time to go through them all. I’m ready to go back next summer! Thanks again for helping me with this trip!!
Dec 2020
Dear Elise, I think about our adventures daily and get lost in daydreaming about the sensory overload! The beautiful surroundings, the gorgeous sunsets, the fabulous accommodations, the laughter with great friends and YOU! From the time we set sail to the end of the trip, you made our trip special and most fondly memorable. You worked tirelessly to make sure that all of our meals were five star quality. You made preparing meals for ten people look easy and each one was made with attention to detail. Not only did they all taste delicious, they were presented beautifully! My favorite evening on the boat was the murder mystery!! It was so fun and you worked so hard to make it even more memorable with all of the different courses you prepared! Through the entire trip you were so pleasant and accommodating to our every need. You made us feel comfortable, pampered and just easy to be around. Your knowledge about sailing and all of our destinations added even more to our fabulous holiday! Many thanks for everything you did to make our Sea Esta sail one of the best vacations we have ever had! Hopefully, we will have the great privilege to see you, again! Sincerely, Karen & Brian
Dec 2020
We recently spent 8 days aboard a catamaran in the BVI's with Elise as our chef. Her food was wonderful and a big part of our successful vacation. We were all so happy to come back from our morning snorkel to find breakfast ready, or a beautiful fruit and cheese plate (and chilled wine!) after our afternoon adventures. I especially enjoyed her salmon, pineapple "stuffing", and pineapple/oreo bars. In addition to making delicious food, Elise was very personable and an enjoyable member of the group! We still miss her! Ellen
Dec 2020
Hi Elise, I just wanted to tell you how much we appreciated all you did for us on the boat. The meals were absolutely delicious! We’ve been inspired by you to cook more for our boys. My husband just went to the grocery store a few minutes ago and doing a version of your chicken. You worked tirelessly each day and it didn’t go unnoticed. I hope you’ve gotten some rest today. Thank you again for everything! Yvonne
April 2021
Thank you Captain Bubbles for this out of world experience. From the first joke on the first day, to the one's about Sean... You have made this trip so much more meaningful and beautiful! You have made us realize not only how much fun we can have together as a group, but also showed us how beautiful the small interactions we have are. You went so far beyond anything you had to do and made a personal connections with all of us, and made sure we were enjoying ourselves and were happy! We truly can't thank you enough for everything you have done! This trip was bound to be fantastic and you took it to a whole other level for all of us! Gratefully, Leon, Rachel, Sean, Lydia, Frank, Sadie and Ami
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX 8 PAX 9 PAX 10 PAX
Winter 2020 to 2021 $20,000 $20,500 $21,000 $21,500 $22,000 $22,500 $23,000 $23,500 $24,000
Summer 2021 $20,000 $20,500 $21,000 $21,500 $22,000 $22,500 $23,000 $23,500 $24,000
Winter 2021 to 2022 $20,000 $20,500 $21,000 $21,500 $22,000 $22,500 $23,000 $23,500 $24,000
Summer 2022 $20,000 $20,500 $21,000 $21,500 $22,000 $22,500 $23,000 $23,500 $24,000

Unless otherwise specified-Caribbean Standard All-Inclusive Charters include the following:

  • Standard check-in/check-out of 12pm
  • Light daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast, lunch, canapés/afternoon tea, dinner and snacks
  • Standard ship’s bar: vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, tequila, triple sec, mixers, local beers, table wine and water/coffee/tea and soft drinks
  • Stereo with MP3/iPhone connection with indoor/outdoor speakers; 3G/4G Wi-Fi access point
  • Snorkeling equipment, fishing gear, kayaks, dingy tender with outboard motors
  • Water toys such as floating islands, and air mattresses
  • Separate bathroom and living quarters for crew
  • Reputable and licensed crew who have local knowledge of waters and are able to adjust menus based on guest’s preferences and dietary restrictions
  • Operating expenses including: air conditioning, fuel, water, sailing permits/taxes, local taxes and crew wages

What Is Not Included in Standard All-Inclusive Charters:

  • Gratuity for crew. Gratuity is at guest discretion and is typically between 15-20%
  • Meals and beverages at restaurants and bars
  • Rendezvous diving, ASA sailing certification courses and any other offshore excursions
  • Premium wines and spirits
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<B><BIG>GENERAL NOTES: </B> </big>
<B>LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTERS: </B> For 6 nights divide by 7N X 6N. For less than 6 nights, divide by 6N X number of nights.
<B>MINIMUM NIGHTS: 6 inquire for less
BVI PORT FEE: Add $400 each end for BVI ports other than West End or Jost.
Not legal for more than 10 guests.</font color></B>
<font color="ff0000"><B><BIG><BIG>If cruising area includes BVI, rates are PLUS permits, licenses and fees which are to be paid by client.</B></BIG></BIG>
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<B><BIG><U><BIG>SLEEP ABOARD</B></BIG></U> Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Available for $200 per cabin per night, with a 3 cabin minimum. Includes boarding after 4pm, snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner is to be taken ashore at client expense. EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year's weeks.

<B><BIG><U>HALF-BOARD OPTION:</B></BIG></U> Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
2@$19,700 3@$20,050 4@$20,400 5@$20,750 6@$21,100 7@$21,450 8@$21,800 9@$22,150 10@$22,500

<B><BIG><U>LOCAL FARE OPTION:</B></BIG></U> Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
2@$19,850 3@$20,275 4@$20,700 5@$21,125 6@$21,550 7@$21,975 8@$22,400 9@$22,825 10@$23,250

<B><BIG><U>CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS:</B></U></big> 7 night minimum, VIRGIN ISLANDS
<B>CHRISTMAS:</b> 1-10 pax $26,000, must end 12/26 or earlier
<B>NEW YEARS: </B> 1-10 pax $30,000, may not start prior to 12/27

<font color="#f30000"><BIG><B>***SPECIAL OFFERS ***</big></b>

None at this time.

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  • : Cat
  • : 28.8 Feet
  • : 4.9 Feet
  • : 10
  • : 2014
  • : Lagoon
  • : (2) 75HP diesels (1) 17.5Kw generator (2) 3,000w inverters
  • : No
  • : No
  • : Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
  • : John Mikulka
  • : USA
  • : No
  • : 1291152
Accommodations
Cabins: 5
Queen: 4
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 6
Wash Basins: 5
Heads: -
Electric Heads: 5
Engine Details
(2) 75HP diesels (1) 17.5Kw generator (2) 3,000w inverters
Fuel Consumption: -
Cruising Speed: -
Max Speed: -
Details
Refit: -
Helipad: No
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: No
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: -
# of Videos: -
# DVDs/Movies: 1,000+
# CD's: -
Camcorder: No
Books: -
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Water Maker: 40GPH
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: No
BBQ: Yes
# Dine In: 10
Minimum Age: Water Safe
Generator: 17.5Kw
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 220 & USB plugs
Water Maker: 40GPH
Water Cap: 300 Gallons
Ice Maker: No
Sailing Instructions: -
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Gay Charters: Yes
Nude: Inq
Hairdryers: Yes
# Port Hatches: 18
Guests Smokes: Smoking on aft sugar scoop ste
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Pet Type: N/A
Guest Pets: No
Children Ok: Yes
Hammock: No
Windscoops: No
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 13.8'
Dinghy hp: 40
Dinghy # pax: 8
Water Skis Adult: Yes
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Wave Runners: -
Kneeboard: No
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: Yes
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks (2 Pax): No
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: Scoop Steps
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): S/S off scoop steps
Sailing Dinghy: -
Beach Games: No
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Trolling and spinning
Rods: 2
Captain
John Mikulka
Nation: USA
Born: 1975
License: 100T USCG Master
Languages: English
Chef/Mate
Elise Esposito
Nation: USA
License: STCW
Captain John

A thirst for adventure and experiences encapsulate who Captain John is. Growing up in Michigan he developed a lifelong love of hockey and working on hot rods and classic cars with his dad. He’s earned a Master Mechanics degree; not to mention learning to surf, sail and dive while living in Florida. He’s currently working towards his private pilot’s license when he’s not busy sailing the high seas. Being in the water or on it has become his chief form of recreation and relaxation, and he loves to share these passions with his guests.

With over 75,000 nautical miles of experience in South America, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean and Florida Captain John is more than comfortable on the water. John even holds thirty-year speed records for both north and south bound transits along the eastern seaboard of the United States. Working with Heather he enjoys crafting custom experiences for guests whether it’s finding amazing snorkeling, quiet coves, or sailing the days away.

Chef Elise

Born and raised in southern New Jersey just outside Philadelphia and Delaware. Elise has a
strong Italian background with a love of food, family and travel. Her earliest memories
start with cooking with her grandmother. They loved to cook authentic Italian dishes from
scratch. Growing up in a large Italian family meant big Sunday dinners were a tradition in
our household. This was the start of her love for cooking.

Elise studied Business and Economics in College while continuing traveling and exploring
different culinary delights with every venture abroad. She soon moved to New York City to
start a business career among the hustle and bustle of city life. She quickly found that her
earlier love of travel, exploration of local cuisines, and sailing the blue green waters of the
Mediterranean and Caribbean kept calling her away.

Before long, she had traveled 35 countries and all throughout the states with some
destinations visited several times only to find an intense realization that her heart’s desire
was in sharing her sailing and culinary life experiences with others to create a memorable
vacation adventure.

With years of knowledge acquired during her travels and with great passion, Elise creates
healthy, deep flavored dishes and well-planned combinations prepared with the highest
quality ingredients. My cooking style is healthy and pure with great flavor for the palate
and prepared the traditional way but served with a modern twist for your enjoyment. Any
diets and personal preferences are always welcomed.

Breakfast

Fresh juices, coffee and tea will be served every morning accompanied by granola, cereals and a local fruit platter with fresh baked breads and muffins.

Pineapple Pancakes

Enjoy the blend of tropical flavors with these fluffy pineapple pancakes and homemade coconut syrup.

 

Vegetable Frittata

Eggs mixed with a variety of colorful vegetables and cheese. Baked to perfection and topped with fresh herbs.

 

Create Your Own Omelet

A French Omelet made with your choice of vegetables, cheeses, spinach and sautéed onions.

 

Eggs Benedict With Jumbo Lump Crab

Toasted English muffin layered with a slice of Canadian bacon, poached egg and jumbo lump crab meat. Topped with a rich and creamy hollandaise sauce and vibrant fresh herbs.

 

Perfectly Golden French Toast

Fluffy Brioche bread dipped in a vanilla and cinnamon mixture. Topped with powdered sugar, fresh berries and homemade syrup.

 

Cast Iron Shakshuka

Poached Eggs in a spicy tomato sauce with fresh herbs and avocado.

 

Classic American Breakfast

Eggs cooked to order with a side of bacon or sausage and classic crispy breakfast potatoes. Accompanied with a fruit and yogurt parfait.

 

Lunch

 

Crab Cakes

Maryland style crab cakes with jumbo lump crab meat served over a bed of vegetables with a delicious horseradish sriracha remoulade.

 

Spicy Shrimp Sushi Tower

Four layers starting with sushi rice. Then cucumbers and avocado, fresh mango salsa and spicy shrimp. Topped with black sesame seeds.

 

Seafood Bouillabaisse

Lobster, mussels, clams and scallops in a flavorful broth thickened with healthy vegetables and served with toasted French bread.

 

Seared Scallops

Scallops seared to perfection in an orange rum sauce overtop a sweet potato purée. 

Summer Peach Spinach Salad

Grilled peaches over a bed of spinach. Packed with creamy goat cheese, avocado and crunchy toasted almonds and then drizzled with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette.

 

Shrimp Tacos

Spicy grilled jerk shrimp tacos with pineapple salsa. Topped with a creamy pina colada sauce.

 

Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken

Baked chicken in a peppery creamy lemon sauce served over almond rice with fresh vegetables.

 

 

Appetizers

 

Served with refreshing Cocktails, Wine or Champagne.

Charcuterie Board

Sushi Assortment

Mahi Mahi Ceviche

Creamy Cucumber Gazpacho

Melon, Prosciutto and Mozzarella Skewers topped with a Balsamic glaze

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches

Teriyaki Salmon Bites

Grilled Caprese toast with burrata cheese and grilled avocados

Tuna Sashimi and avocado wonton cups

Homemade Pumpkin and Ricotta Ravioli

 

Dinner

 

Steak Oscar

Filet Mignon topped with Crab meat and a homemade Bearnaise sauce. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus

 

Parmesan Pesto Tilapia

Tilapia broiled to a cheesy golden perfection and topped with pesto and fresh chopped tomatoes. Served with a truffle risotto and vegetables.

 

Lamb Kleftiko

Tender Lamb Shanks baked to perfection served over a potato puree with green beans and a red wine jelly sauce.

 

Baked Wild Striped Sea Bass

Sea Bass with Braised Daikon Radish and Piquillo Peppers in a Butter Sauce

 

Honey Garlic Salmon

Seared Salmon in a honey garlic sauce served with potato wedges and roasted red peppers

 

 

Cabernet Braised Short Ribs

Short Ribs baked in a cabernet wine sauce. Served with mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables.

 

Apricot Dijon Glazed White Fish

Local fresh caught fish baked in an apricot Dijon glaze with ginger and lime. Served over couscous rice and fresh greens.

 

Desserts

 

Poires Belle Helene

Classic French dessert of poached pears dipped in chocolate sauce with a side of vanilla bean ice cream and toasted almonds.

 

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse

Light and fluffy hazelnut mousse topped with a homemade whipped cream and dusted with cocoa powder.

 

Lemon Semifreddo

Refreshing lemon semifreddo served on top of a Italian sponge cake with whipped cream and lemon zest.

 

Panna Cotta

Delicious Coconut Panna Cotta with Blackberry, Thyme and Sloe Gin Compote.

 

Almond Joy Pie

Enjoy pure coconut heaven with this almond joy pie. Coconut filling inside an Oreo crust with whipped cream and chocolate sauce drizzle and flakes of coconut topping.

 

Tiramisu

Authentic Italian Tiramisu. Elegant, rich layering of bold espresso and coco, creamy mascarpone cheese and ladyfinger cookies.

 

Mango Mousse Cake

This tropical whipped mango mouse is layered with coconut sorbet and then topped with fresh diced mangoes and coconut flakes.

2019
My husband and I had the best time with our daughter and son-in-law sailing on the Appledore! What an amazing way to spend an afternoon. Captain John and crew Sydney and Jack were engaging and entertaining. We laughed, enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine, drinks and each other's company. John shared the history of both the boat and the Camden community. We would do this again in a heartbeat!
2019
The sail was excellent, saw a variety of excellent views, it was very smooth going. My favorite part of the sail was the crew. Captain John is very knowledgeable and has a terrific sense of humor.
2019
We've been sailing on the Appledore every summer for 20 years, and the crew never disappoints. Particularly Capt John and his crew, they are excellent and made it a fun trip. Even learned things about the area we never knew.
2019
Fortunate to have picked a beautiful day to sail. The Captain and crew were awesome and engaging. They paid attention to detail and guests. Captain was very informative and genuinely cared about what he does. Worth the price of admission!! Two thumbs up!!!!
2019
I took my students of the Appledore for our class field trip. Everyone was so amazing and kind. Captain John taught them about sailing and answered all their questions. Truly a great experience for my students. Everyone was professional, but still knew have to have fun.
2019
Captain John warmly welcomed us on the dock and introduced us to Gino the first mate and Phil the deckhand. Captain John was very informative on the history of the schooner we were on among others in the water around us. We had a long true sail due to the great breeze this time of year. The crew handled her like champs and everyone around had a fantastic time!
January 2020
John and Heather were fantastic! They are not only professional and accomplished sailors, but are friendly, thorough and accommodating. First class service all the way around. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip on Rumba, and are already planning another trip with them. Scott
January 2020
We had a great week of island hopping aboard the Rumba – we did seven different islands in our seven days. The boat’s accommodations were very nice and we had plenty of fresh water for showers and such. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate with us all of the time, providing some high winds and multiple squalls. The good news was that the boat could sail really fast and we got to see multiple rainbows. I will give Captain John a lot of credit for always finding us a really calm harbor to sleep in. The crew made a lot of really good recommendations for where to visit, and then which bars or restaurants to go to once we got there. They also found us a bunch of really interesting places to snorkel. First Mate Heather did a really nice job with food prep on the boat – I especially recommend the ginger scones and the Mexican street corn. I would also like to thank Heather for her infinite patience while answering all of my questions regarding how to sail. Overall a great trip – I highly recommend the Rumba and its crew. Scott C
January 2020
This was my first trip like this. I had always wanted to take a cruise on a catamaran and island hop. Thought it would be an amazing experience and this trip was. Heather and John are true professionals. From the moment we met them the hat two main focuses, safety and comfort. Both of them took time to make sure all were having a good time and were quick to inform us of how to safely enjoy all aspects of the boat and the islands we visited. Multiple times we had to take a dingy to the islands, here is were their experiences dealing with guests who are not proficient with getting in and out of a dingy was very evident. Never once did I feel unsafe or nervous. Heather is an amazing chief. Breakfast and lunch was served on the boat and each one was better than the next. Always request her chorizo tacos omg they were good... I can’t imaging not requesting this dynamic, professional and extremely fun team for my next trip... -Kharl
February 2020
Name: Deb Yacht: RUMBA with John Mikulkac and Heather Monroe Charter Dates: 2020-02-03 16:00 to 2020-02-10 12:00 Area Cruised: Virgin Islands Overall Rating: 5/5 1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? Absolutely!! 2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Absolutely! 3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Absolutely! 4. Was the food good and well presented? Absolutely! It was amazing in taste and presentation! 5. Did you like the area you sailed? Absolutely! 6. Additional comments on your charter? We had an amazing trip with Capt John & Heather! They went above and beyond to make our trip memorable. They even toured us around Anegada in a jeep/truck for the entire day when they could have had the time to themselves! The food was amazing! Who thought you could prepare gourmet meals in a TINY kitchen with no stove! And the portions were perfect. Not too heavy. Best of all, they are both experienced sailors so we had many beautiful sails with them! We were pleasantly surprised at how well they knew the USVI and BVI islands, as they are somewhat new to the area, but you would never know by the knowledge of snorkel spots, restaurants, island history, etc that they shared with us. We would definitely sail again with them!
July 2020
The trip was great. We loved John and Heather. They were very knowledgeable and fun. We felt very safe in their hands. One of the highlights was getting to sail to St. Croix. They put up the sails and turned off the motor and the wind took over. It was amazing! Buck Island over there was awesome, too. Beautiful water and sand. We had the beach all to ourselves. Really, nothing to complain about besides me ruining my phone and Mark, not my Mark, but the other Mark with us, stepped on a black sea urchin and got all the needles in his foot and toes. We had to call an ambulance. We were at Oppenheimer Beach. They didn’t treat him though. Said they would dissolve on their own, and they did. We snorkeled several times and saw lots of sea turtles and stingrays and got to hold a sea urchin and huge starfish. Lots of yummy food and drinks....I could go on and on. Will post more pics on my Facebook page in a day or two when I have time to go through them all. I’m ready to go back next summer! Thanks again for helping me with this trip!!
Dec 2020
Dear Elise, I think about our adventures daily and get lost in daydreaming about the sensory overload! The beautiful surroundings, the gorgeous sunsets, the fabulous accommodations, the laughter with great friends and YOU! From the time we set sail to the end of the trip, you made our trip special and most fondly memorable. You worked tirelessly to make sure that all of our meals were five star quality. You made preparing meals for ten people look easy and each one was made with attention to detail. Not only did they all taste delicious, they were presented beautifully! My favorite evening on the boat was the murder mystery!! It was so fun and you worked so hard to make it even more memorable with all of the different courses you prepared! Through the entire trip you were so pleasant and accommodating to our every need. You made us feel comfortable, pampered and just easy to be around. Your knowledge about sailing and all of our destinations added even more to our fabulous holiday! Many thanks for everything you did to make our Sea Esta sail one of the best vacations we have ever had! Hopefully, we will have the great privilege to see you, again! Sincerely, Karen & Brian
Dec 2020
We recently spent 8 days aboard a catamaran in the BVI's with Elise as our chef. Her food was wonderful and a big part of our successful vacation. We were all so happy to come back from our morning snorkel to find breakfast ready, or a beautiful fruit and cheese plate (and chilled wine!) after our afternoon adventures. I especially enjoyed her salmon, pineapple "stuffing", and pineapple/oreo bars. In addition to making delicious food, Elise was very personable and an enjoyable member of the group! We still miss her! Ellen
Dec 2020
Hi Elise, I just wanted to tell you how much we appreciated all you did for us on the boat. The meals were absolutely delicious! We’ve been inspired by you to cook more for our boys. My husband just went to the grocery store a few minutes ago and doing a version of your chicken. You worked tirelessly each day and it didn’t go unnoticed. I hope you’ve gotten some rest today. Thank you again for everything! Yvonne
April 2021
Thank you Captain Bubbles for this out of world experience. From the first joke on the first day, to the one's about Sean... You have made this trip so much more meaningful and beautiful! You have made us realize not only how much fun we can have together as a group, but also showed us how beautiful the small interactions we have are. You went so far beyond anything you had to do and made a personal connections with all of us, and made sure we were enjoying ourselves and were happy! We truly can't thank you enough for everything you have done! This trip was bound to be fantastic and you took it to a whole other level for all of us! Gratefully, Leon, Rachel, Sean, Lydia, Frank, Sadie and Ami
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX 8 PAX 9 PAX 10 PAX
Winter 2020 to 2021 $20,000 $20,500 $21,000 $21,500 $22,000 $22,500 $23,000 $23,500 $24,000
Summer 2021 $20,000 $20,500 $21,000 $21,500 $22,000 $22,500 $23,000 $23,500 $24,000
Winter 2021 to 2022 $20,000 $20,500 $21,000 $21,500 $22,000 $22,500 $23,000 $23,500 $24,000
Summer 2022 $20,000 $20,500 $21,000 $21,500 $22,000 $22,500 $23,000 $23,500 $24,000

Unless otherwise specified-Caribbean Standard All-Inclusive Charters include the following:

  • Standard check-in/check-out of 12pm
  • Light daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast, lunch, canapés/afternoon tea, dinner and snacks
  • Standard ship’s bar: vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, tequila, triple sec, mixers, local beers, table wine and water/coffee/tea and soft drinks
  • Stereo with MP3/iPhone connection with indoor/outdoor speakers; 3G/4G Wi-Fi access point
  • Snorkeling equipment, fishing gear, kayaks, dingy tender with outboard motors
  • Water toys such as floating islands, and air mattresses
  • Separate bathroom and living quarters for crew
  • Reputable and licensed crew who have local knowledge of waters and are able to adjust menus based on guest’s preferences and dietary restrictions
  • Operating expenses including: air conditioning, fuel, water, sailing permits/taxes, local taxes and crew wages

What Is Not Included in Standard All-Inclusive Charters:

  • Gratuity for crew. Gratuity is at guest discretion and is typically between 15-20%
  • Meals and beverages at restaurants and bars
  • Rendezvous diving, ASA sailing certification courses and any other offshore excursions
  • Premium wines and spirits
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<B>LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTERS: </B> For 6 nights divide by 7N X 6N. For less than 6 nights, divide by 6N X number of nights.
<B>MINIMUM NIGHTS: 6 inquire for less
BVI PORT FEE: Add $400 each end for BVI ports other than West End or Jost.
Not legal for more than 10 guests.</font color></B>
<font color="ff0000"><B><BIG><BIG>If cruising area includes BVI, rates are PLUS permits, licenses and fees which are to be paid by client.</B></BIG></BIG>
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<B><BIG><U><BIG>SLEEP ABOARD</B></BIG></U> Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Available for $200 per cabin per night, with a 3 cabin minimum. Includes boarding after 4pm, snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner is to be taken ashore at client expense. EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year's weeks.

<B><BIG><U>HALF-BOARD OPTION:</B></BIG></U> Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
2@$19,700 3@$20,050 4@$20,400 5@$20,750 6@$21,100 7@$21,450 8@$21,800 9@$22,150 10@$22,500

<B><BIG><U>LOCAL FARE OPTION:</B></BIG></U> Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
2@$19,850 3@$20,275 4@$20,700 5@$21,125 6@$21,550 7@$21,975 8@$22,400 9@$22,825 10@$23,250

<B><BIG><U>CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS:</B></U></big> 7 night minimum, VIRGIN ISLANDS
<B>CHRISTMAS:</b> 1-10 pax $26,000, must end 12/26 or earlier
<B>NEW YEARS: </B> 1-10 pax $30,000, may not start prior to 12/27

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