Fully Crewed Yacht Vacations
Fully Crewed Yacht Vacations
In 2006, my partner (now husband) dared us to move to another country and start a business. I challenged the dare and three months later, we had purchased a house with land he had never toured, in a country he had never visited. We had no idea how much the decision to open a small grocery store (which we sold in 2013 but it is still going strong — www.matagrandegrocery.com) in our front yard in Belize would change our lives and the way we view life. 13 years later, we still seek the next life adventure. With experience in residing in multiple countries (Belize for six, Mexico for one, and of course our hometown Bellingham, WA USA), travel to 35+ countries we are more than just experts in the locations and trips we represent. We have lived them! Today, Jason is a USCG 100 Ton licensed captain who has been a private charter captain for several years in Belize and Alaska. He brings his passion for fishing, kiteboarding, sailing, and love of travel to each guest he serves aboard.
After spending several years as a Reservation Director for a sailing and travel company in Belize, I opened Where Land Meets Sea Charters to include sailing and motor vessel trips to anywhere in the world. With over 550 charters organized and booked, I can plan and foresee most questions, regardless if it is packing advice, hotel issues, or transportation logistics — I can answer and assist as needed. Whether you are looking for a last-minute getaway, or a large group looking for a way to celebrate a lifetime achievement, I am here to help. In October 2019 our adventures continue. We purchased a house on St. Thomas and therefore will meet you on the dock the day you begin your charter. I look forward to meeting everyone who books for the Virgin Islands!
I’m a sailor, skier, traveller, and a lover of the outdoors and adventure! I’ve spent much of my life in the mountains as an alpine ski racer and coach. In 2008, I jumped into the sailing world with the same fervour- competing, teaching, cruising, and captaining charters…and simply loving life on the water!
I began my sailing career in Seattle- racing a multitude of boats- then venturing out for my first Pacific crossing from Mazatlan, Mexico to Hiva Oa, French Polynesia. After leisurely exploring the islands for several months, I was more than hooked! These experiences led me to Belize (following after Mandy and Jason) and to captaining sailboat charters. I truly feel it is the very best way to experience an island, travel, and it makes for the perfect holiday.
My love of the water and charters has brought me to WLMS Charters- I strive to design a unique and memorable holiday experience perfectly suited to your group. I’m based in the Hautes-Alpes region of France and spend half the year in Greece- this is ideal to help with all of our Mediterranean charters.
Whether you’re new to a yacht charter or have ventured out on the sea before, a holiday on the water will offer you the trip of a lifetime!
Connie has been working in the tourism and hospitality industry for over 25 years. In addition to being a full-time travel agent, in 2018 Connie started learning about the wonderful world of crewed yacht charters in the Virgin Islands. After completing her own crewed yacht charter in early 2019, Connie decided to attend the annual charter yacht shows in The British and U.S. Virgin Islands. Since 2019 she has been offering crewed charter yacht options to her clients as well as other travel agents in her industry.
In Connie’s spare time, she enjoys traveling to the Caribbean, Europe, Mexico and especially enjoys The Bahamas. With 25+countries visited, Connie continues to seek out new adventures while educating clients on the benefits of a private crewed charter experience!