Who We Are

Mandy Walker - Where Land Meets Sea Owner & Charter Specialist

In 2006, my partner (now husband) dared us to move to another country and start a business. I challenged the dare and 3 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 6, Mexico for 1 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 get away, 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!

Rory Petrilli - Where Land Meet Sea Sailing Charter Specialist

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!