Captain  and Chef/Dive Master Michaela

Captain Andrew and Chef Michaela have been working on day sailing charters as Captain and Crew for 3+ years, exploring all throughout the US and British Virgin Islands. They have been spreading their passion for sailing, snorkeling, and all around adventuring to hundreds of guests from all over the world on a daily basis. Andrew and Michaela bring this same passion to the next level on Flotation Therapy just as they did on Flip Flop, offering their guests an insiders look into the splendor of the Virgin Islands.

Growing up in suburban Chicago, Andrew might be considered a late bloomer in the sailing universe, but he knew his passion for the ocean was there from an early age. He moved to San Diego for college, and proceeded to take sailing lessons immediately upon his arrival. Starting off in boats hardly bigger then himself, his passion for all things ocean continued to grow as rapidly as his sailing experience in and around Southern California. Upon graduation from San Diego State University, with a degree in hospitality & tourism, Andrew decided to focus on sailing, and became a US Sailing Certified Instructor. He spent years on San Diego teaching sailors young and old the wonders of the ocean. Andrew returned to the Midwest, for years of sailing on Lake Michigan. Upon receiving his USCG Master Captains license, Andrew decided to move "Down Island" to pursue his dream of becoming a full time Captain. He is now excited to continue chasing his dream, and to share his love for all things ocean with all of his guests, as he continues to grow as a diver, surfer, chef, host, bartender, and most importantly lifetime sailor.

Born and raised in the Virgin Islands, Michaela spent her childhood working at her father's dive shop on St. John. Spending her formative years scuba diving, sailing and snorkeling she considers her-self a professional mermaid. While receiving a bachelors degree in Business Management From Five Towns College In Long Island, NY, she also established four years of gained four years of experience in the service industry, in both front and back of the house positions. She was drawn to the creative, but structured aspects of kitchen life and returned to the islands with a passion for food and hosting. Michaela spent the last three years honing her expertise and skill in the yachting industry in St. John. Highly knowledgeable about local waters and hotspots, she is excited about sharing her unique and beautiful home. She has a super energetic spirit that keeps her constantly looking for adventure and new friends. 

Collectively Andrew and Michaela have traveled to 45 countries and are on a constant quest to grow and learn, while sharing their passions with others. They fell in love surrounded by the turquoise water of the Caribbean and soon after realized they made spectacular sailing partners. Their dream became a reality on a Summer sailing trip to the Greek islands, confirming their belief that sailing was meant to be their career. With their professional sailing experience, unique island expertise, and impeccable hosting backgrounds, they are ready to show their guests a one-of-a-kind, and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Sample Menu

Breakfast

Continental Breakfast

Croissants ~ Jam ~ Cheeses

Yogurt and Granola Parfait

Sausage, Spinach and Sundried tomato Frittata

Mixed greens ~ Fingerling Potatoes ~ Parsley Relish

Bagel Bar

Variety of:

Toasted Bagels ~ Cream Cheese ~ Toppings

Huevos Rancheros

Tostada ~ Fried Egg~ Queso fresco~ Pico de Gallo

French Toast

Fresh Fruit ~ Nutella Drizzle

Crêpes

Ham and Cheese ~ Dijon Spread ~ Sliced Tomatoes

American

Scrambled Eggs ~ Freshly Baked Bread ~ Bacon ~ Fruit Plate

Lunch

Seared Sesame Tuna Burger

Brioche Bun ~ Fries ~ Wasabi Sauce

Garides Saganaki

(Greek Shrimp with Tomato and Feta Cheese Sauce)

Side Salad ~ Vinagarette ~ Crusty Bread

Pulled Pork Tacos

Tostones ~ Mango Salsa ~Guacamole

Crab Cakes

Arugula Salad ~ Parmesan ~ Spicy Remoulade 

Captain Andrew’s Salmon Burgers

Pita Pocket ~ Greens ~ Avocado Aioli ~ Sweet Corn

 Pastrami Ruben Sandwiches

Roasted Chick Pea and Cauliflower Salad

Cobb Salad

Grilled Chicken ~ Avocado ~ Blue Cheese Dressing

Appetizers

Charcuterie Board

An Assortment of Meats and Cheeses

Curried Chicken Salad and Tzatziki Dip

Naan ~ Vegetable Plate 

Clams in White Wine Sauce

Garlic Bread

Bruschetta

Balsamic Drizzle ~ Fresh Basil ~ Mozzarella

 Creamy Spinach And Artichoke Dip

Focaccia Bread

Roasted Vegetables ~ Pesto

Baked Brie

Toasted Almonds ~ Cranberry Compote ~ Thyme

 

Dinner

Sicilian Snapper

Grilled Zucchini ~ Mint ~ Pistachios ~ Anchovy and Black Currant Dressing

(Local Dish) Chicken Roti

Mango Chutney ~ Side Salad

Lasagna Rolls

Spinach and Ricotta ~ Mini Meatballs ~ Marinara

 Ginger and Rosemary Baked Pork Tenderloin

Risotto ~ Rainbow Carrots ~ Orange Glaze

Spicy Mahi Soup

Fresh Caught Mahi-Mahi ~ Side Kale Salad

Locally Caught King Fish

Pan Fried ~ Coconut Rice ~ Grilled Peppers

Filet Mignon

Garlic Mashed Potatoes ~ Grilled Asparagus ~ Blue Cheese

Dessert

Mini Coconut Cream Pie

Bananas Foster over Coconut Gelato 

Home-Made Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Chocolate Ganache Cake 

Mango Crisp

Key Lime Pie

Ice Cream Sundae bar