Nae Kae Description

This brand new 2022 luxurious sailing catamaran, NAE KAE, is a superb example of what Bali can design. As you step on board in to a beautifully appointed cockpit, complete with teak floors and dining table for ten and a comfortable lounging bench, you immediately realize what a unique charter experience you are about to have. As you make your way up to the flybridge you’ll be blown away by the amazing turquoise water with 360° views and enjoy the up-close view of the sails. It’s also a great place to read your favorite book or a favorite spot for appetizers and cocktails at sundown. The main salon is comfortable and luxurious with open spaces and natural light fed by all the windows surrounding you. All guest cabins are spacious with large windows and offer plenty of natural light. For your comfort, every cabin offers queen sized beds and private baths with dedicated shower stalls as well as individual cabin A/C control. The high level of finishing throughout every cabin reflects the luxury that you would expect from a yacht of this caliber. With all the different areas, NAE KAE is show-stopper and has enough amenities for everyone to enjoy!

TOYS: 2 Stand Up Paddle Boards, Snorkeling Gear, 1 Large Floating Mat, Tubes, 1 Wake Board, 1 Adult Water Ski Set, 1 Knee Board, 2 Fishing Rods & Onshore Games.

DIVING: Offered via rendezvous only

Cruising Area of Nae Kae

Pref. Pick-upSt. Thomas, USVI
Other Pick-upTortola, BVI
Summer PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Winter PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands


Wash Basins5
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads5


Length54 Feet
Beam29 Feet
Draft5 Feet
A/C NightYes
Bimini TopYes
Num Hatch8
Guest SmokeNot onboard
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater Safe
Water MakerYes 240L/H
Water Capacity317 gallons
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorOnan 21.5kw
Turnaround48 hrs, Inquire for 24
Engines2 x 80 HP Yanmar Engines -- 1 x 21.5kw Onan Generator

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14´ RIB
Dinghy Hp50
Dinghy Pax10
Sea ScootersYes
Snorkel GearYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle4
Swim PlatformsScoop steps
Boarding LadderStern Sugar Scoops
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear Type1 Trolling & 1 spinning
Fishing Rods2
Other Toys
Inquire to have Kayaks rented prior to charter

Paddle Boards: Two regular 11 footers and two clear ones for seeing the fish and reef under you as you paddle.

Other Toys - 2 Subwing’s for towing behind the Dingy, A Round 8’ float ring, a Slide Float for young kids

REFIT DETAILS: During the 2022/2023 season, Nae Kae has had these items replaced or upgraded: solar installation, lithium battery conversion

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard


Sat TvYes
Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Other Entertainment
4 zones of speakers

43inch tv on a lift (it hides behind the couch) with a Sonos soundbar

Nae Kae is a non-smoking vessel. The crew are happy to take guests ashore to have a smoke or on a float.


Special DietsInq

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes

Nae Kae Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainDoyle Van Horn
License100GT Master
Chef / First Mate
Chef / First MateMaya Walsh

Chef Maya Walsh - 1st Place Best Cocktail & Award for Best Designer Water - VIPCA YACHT SHOW 2022

Doyle Van Horn
Capt Doyle was born in ´The Heart of Arizona´. Coming from a ranching background he spent his childhood playing in the woods and rivers of northern Arizona. After graduating from high school he set off traveling around the states working construction and other odd jobs. One of those jobs took him up to Valdez, Alaska where he found his way to the local marina. It was at that moment, seeing all the boats on the dock, that he fell in love with the idea of working on boats and finding a life at sea. After that trip he decided to go all-in and made his way to the Virgin Islands. At 19 years old he moved to St. Thomas to pursue a life on the water. Being the annoying kid on the dock asking for work, finally someone gave him a chance. He spent the next couple of years as crew on a 65-foot sailing cat working on his sea time and honing skills needed to be confident on deck. Eventually, working and getting his 100 ton master’s license. In 2003, he was promoted to captain and so began a dream life of sailing the islands and exploring his backyard that is the Caribbean. Throughout the years he had several opportunities that found him on multiple boats of different size and make, from 100 foot power yachts to 50 foot day sail cats. From running boats for major hotels like The Ritz Carlton, to private term yachts he let the sea and wind take him from The Virgin Islands to Hawaii, throughout the Great Lakes and down the eastern seaboard. In 2015, he had the opportunity to build a boat and start a small high-end private day charter business throughout the Virgin Islands. In August 2007 hurricane Irma and Maria swept through the Caribbean, devastating the islands and boating community throughout the area and beyond. He was forced to pack up and move back to the States where he got back to his roots and worked as a Cowboy for several ranches throughout Arizona. Sleeping under the stars and raising the beef that feeds the nation he found a real passion for the cowboy lifestyle; but in the back of his mind and the forefront of his heart he knew he was destined to make his way back to the sea. In 2021 Doyle sold all his horses and moved to St. Augustine Florida, to get back to the life that fuels his heart. Upon returning to the sea he found a new spark for the work and decided to go back to the island and pick up where he left off. Taking the Captain position onboard Nae Kae with chef Maya, he is excited to show you all the secrets that he found over his twenty years of exploration. Whether it’s showing guests the amazing world under the surface or harnessing the power of the wind to transport you from one island paradise to another; to strumming some tunes on deck for cocktail hour, you are sure to find the right itinerary for you and your group. Capt Doyle, and Chef Maya are happy to welcome you aboard Nae Kae for what is sure to be the best trip to the islands and possibly the best week of your life!

Chef Maya Walsh
Maya grew up primarily in the suburbs of Washington D.C. but spent several years going back and forth between her parents’ countries of Japan and Canada. A lover of water, she spent her youth body surfing on the beaches of California and sailing and canoeing on the lakes of Ontario. Upon graduating from the University of Toronto where she studied Japanese, Spanish and biology, she realized she wanted more involvement in the food world. And so her culinary journey began with six months of WWOOF-ing in Spain and Portugal followed by a move to Baltimore where she became involved in the robust organic urban farming community while cooking at an award-winning French bistro, bartending at a natural wine and sake bar, and roasting and serving coffee.

During 2020, she lived in Japan where she interned at a Michelin 2 star restaurant and worked at a traditional noodle shop. She is a graduate of the Ballymaloe Cookery School, an institution located on an organic farm in Cork, Ireland and of the Ashburton Yacht Chef Academy. Having traveled to over 30 countries, her culinary repertoire is diverse. Her experiences have led her to prioritize a commitment to sourcing high quality, seasonal, and local products, creating strong relationships with producers. She especially enjoys foraging, fermenting and pickling. In the most recent off-seasons, she was learning about the ancient wine culture of the Republic of Georgia and working the harvest on a low-intervention winery in Slovenia. She also spent time in Honduras acquiring her PADI rescue diver certification. She is relentless when it comes to furthering her gastronomic knowledge, highly competent and committed to catering to all guests´ dietary restrictions, preferences and aspirations.

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Nae Kae Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Dec 04, 2023Dec 08, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 09, 2023Dec 17, 2023Booked: Owner Use - BVI, USVI, SXM to Owner Use - BVI, USVI, SXM
Dec 27, 2023Jan 03, 2024Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Jan 05, 2024Jan 12, 2024Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Jan 17, 2024Jan 24, 2024Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Feb 03, 2024Feb 10, 2024Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Feb 11, 2024Feb 18, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 25, 2024Mar 02, 2024Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Mar 09, 2024Mar 17, 2024Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Mar 24, 2024Mar 31, 2024Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Apr 06, 2024Apr 13, 2024Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Apr 21, 2024Apr 28, 2024Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Jun 06, 2024Jun 14, 2024Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Jun 22, 2024Jun 29, 2024Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Aug 01, 2024Oct 31, 2024Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable
Mar 15, 2025Mar 22, 2025Hold: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*

Nae Kae Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $31,200

High price: $34,500

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2023/24 Winter$31,500$32,000$32,500$33,000$33,500$34,000$34,500
2024 Summer$31,500$32,000$32,500$33,000$33,500$34,000$34,500
2024/25 Winter$31,500$32,000$32,500$33,000$33,500$34,000$34,500

Yacht terms: All Inclusive
An all-inclusive charter covers all provisioning and running expenses. This includes a captain and crew that is fully trained and committed to your safety and enjoyment of your trip. A chef will provide the kind of exceptional, personalized meal preparation that you would expect of a five-star restaurant. The listed rate may not include all local taxes, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.


CURRENT SPECIAL: Christmas charters are offered at the standard seasonal rate. The charter must be booked and completed before 1/07/2024. This special cannot be combined with other offers.

Cruising Grounds: ​​British Virgin Islands & U.S. Virgin Islands (BVI Legal)
​Pick Up/Drop Off: St. Thomas or Tortola
Yacht: BVI-Based
Crew: Permanent Annual Work Permits
​BVI Customs & Cruising Permit Fees: Included

MINIMUM NIGHTS: 5, Inquire for less
For 6 night charters, divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights.

SLEEP ABOARD: Not Available

Discount of $150 per person
Includes: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners. Requires 3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense. Also see Local Fare option below.
2@$31,200 | 3@$31,550 | 4@$31,900 | 5@$32,250 | 6@$32,600 | 7@$32,950 | 8@$33,300

Discount of $75 per person
Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.
2@$31,350 | 3@$31,775 | 4@$32,200 | 5@$32,625 | 6@$33,050 | 7@$33,475 | 8@$33,900

CHRISTMAS 2023: 1-8 pax @ $35,000 - must end no later than 12/26
CHRISTMAS 2024: 1-8 pax @ $41,000 - must end no later than 12/26
NEW YEARS: 1-8 pax @ $41,000 - May not start prior to 12/27

Nae Kae Guest Reviews

July 2023

This was our very first sailing trip and Capt Doyle and Chef Maya made our experience simply unforgettable. Both were kind, patient, attentive to every wish and whim of our group. Chef Maya is a treasure, her culinary skills are beyond fantastic. I didn´t know what to expect but I certainly didn´t expect freshly bakes breads, hand made tortillas, focaccia bread, to name a few ´made from scratch´ items. It will be so hard to get back to reality and have to do groceries, prep, and cook on my own again lol! Captain Doyle was fun to talk to about his sailing experiences. I appreciated his attentiveness to our safety when we were swimming and playing in the water. Thank you Nae Kae owners and Doyle and Maya for an amazing experience. I hoper we can return again one day with the rest of our family.

July 2023

Fantastic meals, personable conversations, breathtaking views, and service from the heart. I deeply appreciate you two and know you have great things in store for you future. Much love.

July 2023

Lost in the ocean, gasping for breath, sinking down, then two hands reach in and pull me out. That´s what it felt like going on this trip with Captain Doyle and Chef Maya. Not physically, but mentally. I really enjoyed our time together how brief! Wish you all the best and hope our paths cross again!

July 2023

Beautiful sailing trip with my family! Words cannot describe the breathtaking beauty, exceptional service and attention to detail. Thank you captain Doyle and Chef Maya for this wonderful experience and unforgettable memories.

July 2023

Y´all took such good care of us this week! Thanks for making it an unforgettable trip and all the tips, recipes and jokes along the way!

June 2023

As three couples, marking a retirement, a first grandchild, and 45 years of marriage, we were anxious for an experience to match those milestones. Wow! Thank you Doyle and Maya for being our guides on our Caribbean adventure. From the moment you made us take off our shoes, your welcoming nature helped start the celebration. Maya, the gourmet meals, and their creative presentations were incredible. Doyle, the destinations and experiences on and off the boat were extraordinary. Thank you for sharing part of your personal lives. We consider ourselves very lucky to have you both as our Nae Kae crew!

The Youngs, Achtens, and Koglers

June 2023

Maya and Doyle have made this trip the best vacation I’ve ever been on! We had so much fun and the food was unbelievable… I will truly miss it forever. They are the most generous and welcoming people and help my family create memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you so much!

Thank you both, Maya and Doyle, for such a wonderful trip. The food and hospitality was amazing. The cleanliness was top-notch. Working around my gluten sensitivity. Helped me to have a better week. Doyle you were so patient and helpful. Always taking the time to answer questions. Thanks to both of you. Here’s to a great finish to your season. God bless you and keep you safe.

Thank you so much Maya and Doyle! The trip was perfect and it’s all thanks to you guys. The food was unbelievable and I was blown away every meal. I had such a great time, thank you for making it so special.

Sailing the VI with such an amazing and experienced crew made this trip absolutely perfect. This is my first sailing trip and I don’t think I could do it any other way. This peaceful week was everything I needed and everything I didn’t even know I needed. Spending time with my daughters and nieces just talking and laughing was my favorite part of each evening. Thank you Doyle for taking care of everyone on our boat and making this trip about us. Maya, a pen in my hands cannot describe how much we enjoyed your creations.*
We will be craving them until we see you again. This week we were the envy of the ocean! Thanks for everything. *But the pictures we sent to my brother’s boat sure made them jealous.

This trip was by far our best family vacation, especially because of our phenomenal crew, Maya and Doyle. They took every measure to provide exceptional hospitality, safety, and also really fun company! They were spot on with recommendations, menus, and information about our surroundings. We would come back again, and again!

The Feely Family

June 2023

Dear Doyle and Maya,

Thank you for the amazing week of sailing and adventures! You both made this trip unforgettable. Here are a few memories that I hope put a little smile on your face when you think of the whole party of 6.

Highlight reel:

The word of the day
Playing fishbowl
Lots of bruises
Cute puppy pictures
Amazing food
Old country music… Especially Marty Robbins :-)
lobster hunting
Mermaid flipping (albeit not gracefully)
Soggy Dollar swimming
Saba Rock… established in 1692… really?
Also loved touring the Saba Rock villas
7 bottles of whiskey… but who’s counting
More amazing food
Best painkillers in the BVIs can be found on Nae Kae
More random bruises and a few falls
Clear skies, amazing sailing days
Sweet Ice, Hog Heaven & beautiful views
Starfish in Christmas Bay
Flash dancing
More amazing food
A boyfriend who can floss :)

Thank you for the fun, laughter and memories that will last a lifetime! Best of luck with all of your future adventures… not goodbye, just see you later!


Trevor, Stephanie, Rob, Erin, Ed and Simone

April 2023

Maya and Doyle,

Our seven day sailing trip was fantastic! Thank you for the memories! It was great to spend time with our family and friends. Maya, the meals/snacks/apps were the best we’ve ever had! Not only delicious, but the presentation was second to none. Loved the afternoon, “fancy cocktails.” Doyle, your boat is spectacular, thanks for always keeping on an eye on us- :). This trip was just what Sam and I needed peaceful, beautiful and fun!

Thanks for everything,

April 2023

Doyle and Maya,

Thank you for the exceptional service you provided! You made this such a remarkable experience. Loved the meals, especially desserts! Your teamwork was commendable and we loved how you both truly cared for us!


April 2023

The four of us, Stefan, Angela, Ann-Christine, and Leah, were all so excited for this trip, and I’m certain that our expectations were exceeded. The amount of kindness and motivation you showed us were incredible and we all felt very much at home. The boat is almost as pretty as Maya‘s pretty, (and of course yummy) dishes and cocktails. We really enjoyed being fed without any breaks and getting to lay in the sun while Doyle finds us beautiful bays to swim and also spend the night. It was also so pleasant and fun to always eat with you and gossip-don’t worry, we won’t snitch. Although we only played fishbowl once, it was still extremely fun and I still think about the delicious paper I got to chew for about 10 minutes (Leah).

Overall, we could have not wished for a better crew or boat. You two are such great and interesting people and definitely made this one of our best and most memorable vacations. Thank you very much for that. Remember, if you ever need interns or have free beds, feel free to call Ann-Christine and Leah. Hopefully we’ll see you guys on your next boat. We wish you all the best and thank you so much for everything!

April 2023

Ditto, everything that Leah said is 110% true. You guys are the best and we wish we could have stayed longer than just a week. But in German there’s a saying, “Man sieht sich immer zweimal im Leben,” (you always see each other twice in life) - so we will see you soon (hopefully)!

April 2023

Doyle and Maya,

Thank you so much for an amazing and incredible week! The BVI’s were spectacular. The food… Still speechless, as I try to articulate the words to describe how tasty everything was. Thank you Doyle for the lobster hunt off of Christmas Cove and for keeping us safe. Your care for all of us and creativity that you put into the pirate treasure map for the kids was especially thoughtful. Being here in the BVI’s was wonderful, but both of you made this time extra special! Thank you so much!

April 2023

Maya and Doyle,

Thank you for all the great memories this week. Our family will cherish the time we were able to spend sailing and getting to know you both. The treasure hunt will be talked about for years and our kids enjoy trying new food. As a parent, it was great seeing you both put in time to make this time special . We hope to make it back sometime soon.

April 2023

Chef Maya and Captain Doyle,

Thank you so much for all the thought and effort you put into making our trip so special. Every meal was spectacular – taking everyone’s allergies and taste into consideration, (even small children). Every stop was an adventure and some relaxation, so we felt like everyone got a little of what they were hoping for, which must be difficult with a group this big. Thank you so much for having fun with us at game times and sharing your fun side as well as taking such good care of us, this whole time. You are both treasures in the Islands!

March 2023

Maya and Doyle,

Thank you so much for making our first charter trip so amazing. This was a trip of a lifetime that our family will always remember. Every day was such a fun adventure at different coves. You guys did such a great job accommodating the boys yet making it special for Brian and me. Maya – I think you finally won Spence over and the boys want to bring you home to cook every day for us. You have set the bar high!! Doyle, we appreciate your professionalism with keeping us safe on the boat. We can tell how much you care for the for Nae Kae! Next time we might need you to play a little more guitar for us!! Cheers to an amazing trip and we hope that we might get to come on another trip with the two of you on your next boat!!

March 2023

Maya-please send all the recipes to my mom-it was the greatest food ever.
Doyle- We need a rematch in spoons! :)

Maya-Thanks for making me more adventurous in what I eat, happy early 30th birthday!

Doyle- Thank you for keeping us safe and entertained!

Doyle- Thank you for running the boat and creating an amazing experience. I loved all the stories you told us. Thanks for teaching us Spoons!
Maya- Thank you for all the food. Could have not made it without you :)

February 2023

Doyle and Maya,

Thank you for an outstanding week in the Virgin Islands! You’ve been attentive since our initial zoom preference call. Execution this week has been superb. We’re fortunate to have had an opportunity to explore Anegada with you and we hope that Maya sticks with kiting. Your knowledge, spirits, and personalities have made this trip more memorable than you can imagine! Thank you for taking such good care of us -safely transporting us from island to island-cooking us multiple fabulous meals a day
-taking such exceptional care of Zac sunburn foot! Simply outstanding! Best of luck with the rest of the season!


February 2023

Maya and Doyle, to give a little context I am in my seventh decade and I have been very fortunate to have done a lot. This week has been an exceptional week in my life. I have experience new things, felt safe and been so well looked after. Maya cares deeply about her craft and about looking after her guests. Doyle is an amazing seafarer who shares his knowledge of the island and sailing with extraordinary generosity. We had such a wonderful and relaxing week, thank you to both.


February 2023

Maya and Doyle Doyle,

Thank you for accommodating my enormous appetite. I was so fortunate to be taken care of by two of the most considerate people I’ve ever met this week. From sharing kite boarding boarding stories and tips, to healing via cucumber, I felt welcome, safe and comfortable. Between the tremendous sights and amazing food, this is a trip I will remember for the rest of my life huge. You two made something that was already incredibly special even more so. Hoping to see you both again sometime soon.


February 2023

Doyle and Maya thank you for safely guiding us through this beautiful part of the world with grace and professionalism. We couldn’t have asked for more from our hospitable crew. We enjoyed so many wonderful meals and the accommodations were excellent. You two have many talents, and it was a pleasure to have been the recipients of your caring effort… much appreciated. Jim only called you Mrya once this week Maya but you’re probably not surprised! So, mom and dad, keep up the great work! We wish you many blessings on your journeys… Great teamwork! Thank you, thank you!

Dee and Jim

February 2023

Doyle and Maya,

What an outstanding experience. We have taken this type of cruise before yet the level of professionalism and service that you exhibit is truly outstanding. You have an exceptional boat that is maintained to the highest level. Your owners should be proud that they have such an outstanding captain and chef. It is important to note that the food was great and always interesting and creative. Despite 30 knot winds all week there was never a question that we were in capable and competent hands with Doyle. Thank you for an exceptional experience!

Dave and Patty

February 2023

Capt. Doyle and First mate/Chef Maya,
Thank you both for a wonderful and outstanding cruise this week! Every detail was covered from the moment we stepped on the boat. They itinerary and choice of
“ports” to stop for the night were exceptional and so varied. The food was just delicious and we always eagerly looked forward to each and every meal. We now have a much greater appreciation of how special that BVI is. It was indeed a pleasure to get to know you a little better as a week went on. You are both true professionals!!

Frank and Lori

January 2023

I’ve been on a number of these weeklong boat cruises and just wanted to say that Maya and Doyle were the best crew that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and sailing with. Both were so communicative, responsive, and most importantly just fun to be around. Maya’s culinary skills were top notch. Could have eaten her crab cakes all 6 days. Doyle’s local knowledge and instruction was excellent. I’m not big on writing reviews but just wanted to pass this along.

- John

January 2023

Doyle and Maya

Thank you so much for making our first all inclusive trip the most amazing. Although not new to the islands, you both gave us a 5 star experience we will never forget. No detail was spared and fun was had by all. The food was exquisite and better than we could have ever ordered on shore. We are all truly sad to leave and consider you both now part of our friend group!

Russ and Gena Bunker

December 2022

What a week of sailing with the legend himself, a cowboy at heart and a mystery in his own book. Doyle the one I would pick for my team any day. Also a big thank you to Chef and Maya for preparing great meals. Next time I might let you win a game, Maya. Thanks for a wonderful time and you two are welcome to come visit my world any time.
Thanks Again from the cowboy captain, “Beaver,” from South Dakota and his wife Michelle.

December 2022

Words cannot describe the experience we have had Nae Kae over New Years. We love our time with you both and the special attention to detail you both put in was more than we could have ever imagined. Maya, your recipes were so well thought out and all included such special touches. There was nothing we would have changed. We so appreciate your attention to special/individual dietary needs and requests. You really have a special talent for cuisine!
Doyle has truly exceeded our expectations of a captain. Not only super capable and open to any itineraries but safe and proud of his boat and the comfort of his guests. Doyle, we had such a great time listening to your singing and guitar playing on our last night. It’s good to know you have a back up career thank you so much for making us all the most memorable trip ever!

Bob, Marnie, Drew, Jackie, George, Lynda, Jim, and Linda

December 2022

Chef Maya captain Doyle,
what a wonderful experience. The culturally diverse food was amazing. Your hospitality in dealing with us rookie South Dakotans and was exceptional. So great to know you guys. If we ever get the opportunity to do this again, would definitely choose you two! P.S. thanks for helping me cross off another bucket list item :) If you guys ever get to South Dakota please look us up.

December 2022

Captain Doyle and Chef Maya what a week you gave us! Between the hospitality that you gave us all and the amazing views I do not know what else I could’ve asked for on this vacation. The two of you fit in so well with our group – if we had any other crew the vibe of the whole trip would have been totally different – glad we had you two! Doyle’s knowledge and sharing of life experience was very appreciated – Maya’s food would never disappoint and I’m excited to try to make some of her meals back home. Until our next charter!

December 2022

Doyle and Maya, thank you guys very much for an amazing experience! The food was delicious and unique, it got us out of our comfort zone of hot dishes for every meal :) I cannot believe how fast the week went and will be wishing I was lying out in 80° weather as we sail off to the next island-especially when we return to whatever blizzard we missed.I will never forget this trip and you two truly did an outstanding job at making sure everyone was enjoying themselves! Take care and hopefully see you guys again.

December 2022

What an amazing trip!!! I wouldn’t change a thing about this vacation. You get a very relaxing time with the best views and fantastic food. The experience I had on this trip will be a wonderful memory that will be in my mind forever. Doyle and Maya quickly became more than a crew but actually part of our group. So much fun!!! You will always have friends in South Dakota. Look us up if you were ever in the area. Thank you so much.

December 2022

Chef Maya and Captain Doyle- thank you the trip of a lifetime! Everything has been perfect! The food has been fantastic! That key lime pie was to die for and I appreciate you taking my dietary restrictions into account and modifying things as needed! Such a relaxing time and an awesome mix of time on and off the boat. It’s hard to believe places like the Virgin Islands exist without seeing them with your own eyes! Sad to go back home tomorrow! Hope to sail with you both again and hope somehow our paths can cross in the future bye for now… ♥️

November 2022

NAE KAE Maiden Voyage:
Absolutely best boat, best place, best crew!
Doyle and Maya took my family for a cruise of the BVI’s and what a wonderful trip we had. Capt. Doyle demonstrated sound knowledge of the BVI waters and special spots to hang out. Also, safety was a constant component of all we did. The boat is brand new; we were the maiden cruise. She is well designed for taking a family or friends on this type of trek on the water. It has plenty of space, nice toys for the kids and adults.
As for Maya she is an outstanding chef. The food she prepared was very tasty made from natural ingredients, making it fantastic. Pretty much everything she prepared was from scratch like homemade hamburger buns and homemade Pasta. We trolled lures off boat while underway and brought two beautiful Mahi Mahi’s aboard which were delicious. She also made unique cocktails, but if she offers to play cards with you be slightly cautious (lol)!
We learned that Capt. Doyle is an accomplished musician, so we got a few songs played and sang for us one evening, it was very magical. He is outstanding!
Overall, our family had a wonderful time and we would definitely do it again.

November 2022


I can’t thank you enough for the fantastic cruise you provided for my family. Your attention to detail was outstanding. Maya, your meal prep was like nothing I’ve ever had. Doyle, youre soft but constant awareness of safety was warmly welcomed. You are the best and we hope to cruise with you again in the future!

November 2022

Our Nae Kae adventures with Captain Doyle and Chef Maya were amazing. Everything was thoroughly thought through. The boat felt so relaxing and at home. Every meal we had was amazing. The water toys, beaches, islands and fishing were perfect for my family. We had everything we needed and never felt like we needed to leave the boat. Every aspect of the trip was perfect and we wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you Doyle and Maya for everything!

November 2022

This was a lot of fun! The crew made everything even better! 10 out of 10! Maya’s food was better than any other food I’ve had and it was all homemade and healthy

November 2022

Thank you so much for a fun trip! Captain Doyle and Chef Maya were amazing. The food was to DIE for! The activities, games, toys, and atmosphere were spectacular and something I’ll never forget. I will forever be grateful that this was our crew. You are both wonderful people and I will cherish our time together. I hope we get to meet again. Cheers to you.

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Tim and Maya,

Thank you both for such a wonderful trip this week- seriously was a dream come true! We loved every day (minus Andrew’s hangover day :) lol)
-swimming with sea turtles
-Lime Out rain shower
-cornhole/ “Bags” competition
-Rummy 500 tournaments
-Amazing food + drinks!!!!

We will never forget this week!

Please call if you are eve in the NJ/NY area!

Love y’all!!

The Bruens

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Dear Tim and Maya,

This week aboard Oceanfront Property was truly a trip of a lifetime and you both exceeded our highest expectations! Tim’s captaining skills took us to glorious destinations and memorable experiences. Every destination was different with its own beauty and magic. We will forever remember the amazing snorkeling under the pier in Saint Croix and cocktails overlooking the crystal blue St. John waters. Your cocktails were out of this world Tim, thank you!

And, the food… you are such a talented and amazing chef, Maya! Every meal was delicious, beautifully presented, and a work of art. You have certainly encouraged us to “up“ our cooking game-your mastery of the use of herbs and seasoning is unsurpassed.

Thank you both for all the time and attention you gave to ensure that our trip was a magical, relaxing, adventurous, and unforgettable. We struck gold when we booked this trip with you as our crew… wow, just wow!

We hope you find your way to Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay~ If so, please let us know. We would love to take you on a boat ride, cook for you, and enjoy listening to Tim and Ralph playing guitars and crooning the night away!

With much fondness and gratitude,

The Leasure Family

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June 2022
Our trip was one of the BEST vacations we have ever taken with our friends. It was a unique and unforgettable experience, filled with great memories. Captain Tim and Chef Maya went above and beyond, and everything was complete perfection. Tim was not only a great Captain, but he was also funny, entertaining, AND a fantastic bartender whipping up Painkillers, refreshing Mojitos, and sinfully delicious Bushwackers. And as for Chef Maya, at the end of the trip, we wanted to take her home with us! Every meal was creative, beautifully presented, bursting with flavor, and incredibly healthy. In fact, she opened our eyes to how food can be both healthy and scrumptious. and has inspired us to improve our culinary skills at home! It was truly an amazing experience with friends that exceeded our expectations. Ours wasn´t an easy trip as we were tandem sailing with another group of friends on different boat for 7 nights, and both crews had to coordinate daily. The crew made the trip exceptional – they were super friendly, accommodating, highly attentive, professional, and made us feel very welcome. They took us to amazing snorkeling/diving spots, beautiful coves/beaches, organized a surprise live concert on our boat (which was delightfully interrupted by a dolphin that graced us with its presence and allowed us to swim with it!!). We not only enjoyed Tim & Maya´s service, but their company as well! Had a blast playing drinking games:) And Tim even belted out a few tunes on his guitar for us on the last night. The Oceanfront Property was a luxurious place from which to just stare into various blue colors of the US Virgin Islands. And we can´t wait to do it again!´

Raj & Brad

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Captain Tim and Chef Maya, thank you for an incredible trip that we all will never forget. From Maya‘s meals to Tim’s captain skills – we enjoyed every moment. Many fun days and nights were had on this boat (some we may not fully remember). Truly, I can say this for all of us when I say we don’t want to leave! You two are incredible humans. Please keep in touch and we will see you again.

The Campbell Family.

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Tim and Maya,

Our heartfelt thank you for an amazing, relaxing vacation with you on Oceanfront Property. You both made our week so much fun! The places we visited, the fishing and the snorkeling, the sails and amazing meals were beyond our expectations. You both work so well together!! Thank you for the board and card games, the music and drinks of the day. We will all definitely be back and look forward to sailing with you again! A week for the memory books!

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Our trip with Oceanfront property has been so amazing! Absolutely “AMAZEBALLS”! The food was incredible. Tim and Maya are the best people you will ever meet. Maya’s cooking 10/10 always. Tim‘s bus driving skills 6/10, could be better. Just kidding. We love you guys so much! Oh also did you know we swam with turtles and went on the most magical beach is filled with hermit crabs. But watch out for the sea urchins!! Also make sure to ask Timmy and Maya for the full moon party pack..sorry waning gibbous moon party pack I mean!

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Thank you Tim and Maya for a wonderful vacation. Maya created delicious and creative meals and snacks every day. The service was fabulous. Tim took us on an adventurous sale. They had great recommendations for beautiful settings every day. The beds were so comfy and we loved being rocked to sleep at night. Thanks for teaching us how to play Codenames-we have to get that one at home. We loved her ocean front property vacation!

Gordon and Aileen

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Capt. Tim and Maya,

Thank you for providing us with a wonderful week on Oceanfront Property as we toured the Virgin Islands. We really appreciate all the hard work that you provided “behind the scenes” to give us a seemingly stress-free week. The meals were wonderful – so fun for us toe enjoy sharing a meal together. Some favorites – avocado toast, fruit platter, shashuka for breakfast, lobster bisque and crab cakes for lunch, homemade pasta with scallops, and freshly caught mahi mahi – yum! Not to mention the incredible Key lime pie and crème brulee. Thank you for teaching us some new games to enjoy with our family. So fun!

It has been a pleasure spending the week with you. Thank you, Tim, for accommodating our requests to spend some time with our cousin on the other boat. We also appreciate all the cool stops we made during our week – Christmas Cove, Caneel Bay, Pizza Pi, Lime out...

We had a fabulous time!

With fondness and appreciation,

Magie and Dick Beers.

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Maya and Tim,

Thank you for an incredible vacation aboard Oceanfront Property. Everything from the food, sailing, accommodations – exceeded our expectations! Highlights for us included – Maya catching the mahi mahi on Day 1, swimming with turtles in Maho Bay, Lime Out, spotting 4 squid in Caneel Bay, drinking and dancing to the disco ball and fun music, and generally reading, sleeping, and relaxing our way though each day! Thank you for showing us a wonderful time, keeping track of us all, organizing with our cruiser boat, feeding us incredible meals and giving us memories for a lifetime. Until next time..

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Thanks Tim and Maya for an amazing time. This was my first time in a charter and I can’t have imagined a better experience! Thanks!

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Tim and Maya
This has truly been a spectacular week, all thanks to the two of you. From the incredible meals, drinks to you hospitality – showing us the best of the islands, to the fun game nights – you two are part of the family! We knew this week was going to be great but you two made it amazing in every way Thank you both from the bottom of our hearts. This isn´t goodbye but see you later!

March 2022
Capt Tim and Maya
Thank you so much for the amazing week of sailing, dining, and fun! It was truly a memorable experience that ill never forget. The hospitality, meals, and drinks were all exceptional. The knowledge of the islands and showing us around were top notch. I enjoyed this trip immensely because of you two! Hope to see you all again!
March 2022
Tim and Maya,

I just want to thank you both for an amazing trip from start to finish. All the recommendations for each day were spot on. From codenames to poker, we enjoyed hanging out with you as well! I hope to see you both someday!

February 2022
Our first time to the USVI was fabulous thanks to Captain Tim and Chef Maya plus the Oceanfront Property which had a superb layout. Tim and Maya made us feel welcome from day one and put together an itinerary that took us to all three islands. A big adventure combined with incredible and tasty food, impeccable service, lots of spectacular scenery, and some wonderful friendships! Thank you Tim and Maya! Exclamation!

February 2022
Our trip on Oceanfront Property was nothing short of FABULOUS! Captain Timmy and Chef Maya left nothing out—wonderful snorkeling spots, outrageous sailing, exquisite meals, hilarious evenings of game-playing—every detail planned or spontaneous was considered and so appreciated. We will never forget this week and look forward to more trips with these two at the helm!

February 2022
Ditto to all the adjectives above that describes a week that exceeded our expectations. 5+ stars for sailing, snorkeling, hiking, and playing— Even more accolades for our crew of calm, competent captain Tim and the worlds #1 chef Maya. So much fun!!!

February 2022
Tim and Maya, you two were/are amazing. I had no idea what to expect on a trip like this, but this is more fun than anything I could’ve imagined. Maya, your creative cuisine that catered to all of our diet and your sense of humor were two of my most favorite things. Tim, your navigating and musical skills are most of mirable and beautiful. Thank you for sharing all of your many gifts with us, for being yourself, for allowing us to be ourselves, and for joining our makeshift family. We love you and feel blessed to have spent this time together, with you, in paradise.

February 2022
Tim and Maya the week was as amazing and special as you both are human beings. It didn’t take long to feel like family and we genuinely enjoyed our time connecting and wandering about the boat, the amazing food and all your knowledge of the islands. Tim-your amazingly talented at the guitar, lassoing a dock cleat, chopping an onion and swimming like your dinnghy depends on it. Thank you for taking such great care of us. Maya- you are a beautiful human with amazing cooking skills. I was doubtful that all the meals on the boat would be as plant-forward as my diet. You surprised and delighted us from the first meal to the last snack. It’s been so fun and we look forward to connecting again.

Peace and love,

January 2022
It’s hard to imagine seven days and nights without a shred of disappointment but this is exactly what this trip has been: utter bliss and happiness and fun and adventure. Life with Tim and Maya aboard Oceanfront Property has exceeded my every expectation! It has been super fun getting to know them/you and we will miss you both not just because of the awesome environment you provided for us/ spectacular food, the perfect drinks at the perfect time, the best activities etc., but because you’re both such easy-going, interesting, and fun people.

Each day had been better than the last-how is that possible? ! Loved it all! Here’s our trip went: downpours we came aboard (so funny!), lunch and drinks and snacks on the beach, food, food, food, hikes and snorkels, band on a boat while watching from a raft-WHAT? Sailing ❤️, turtles, ruins, donkeys, drinks, drinks, drinks, games, games, dice (Perdudo), Codenames, Farkle, catching and eating fresh caught fish and volleyball, yahoo!! We also had so much fun making pasta and it’s you!! And our special dinner at 1864. A lifetime of great memories.

Tim made everything happen for us! Every day he planned was exactly what we wanted/needed. Maya was so creative and professional with her cuisine and presentation. We are so impressed with our crew!! Thank you!! We’re so grateful you took-us-on last minute everything worked out exactly as it should have! OMG. Miss you both already. Please keep in touch reach out if you’re ever in VT! It’s cold but also beautiful. You guys can cook if you visit :) I’ll go to the market for you.

Cheers and gratitude!
Love, love, love

January 2022
Captain Tim & Chef Maya! Wow! What a spectacular trip! I can´t believe how much everything exceeded our expectations. You are both so accommodating and so incredibly kind! The itinerary you planned was perfect! There is not one thing we would change. Such a great way to see the USVI. Now lets discuss the food! Every meal was truly out of this world. We have never eaten amazing meals 7 days in a row! Thank you for all the thought, time and consideration you put into makign this a once in a lifetime trip! We are appreciative! Getting to know you both was fun! You are wonderful people. Thanks too for the fun game night! :) You´re talented and gifted in what you guys do. Thank you for a special week!

Thank you so much for the past couple days. They have been very fun. I love all the pictures I have. You both have been so fun to be with. Thank you so much for everything you have done.

November 2021
Clayton and Maya,

I echo Julie’s words above but want to add a few more of my own. This is my 5th charter and hands down the BEST all because of you guys! I was so surprised to learn this was your first charter as a team as you were the perfect pair. Clayton’s boating and mechanical skills were complimented by Maya’s fantastic culinary skills. Both made their work seem effortless. We hope to see you again.

Beth (aka Mimi)

November 2021
Captain Rob and Chef Maya,

Thank you for an amazing trip. The two of you were a great fit for our group. Delicious food, great service, new activities, and spots to see AND jumping right in with our sense of humor and jokes. Also, you were both cool under pressure when we needed you to be. We would do it again tomorrow. Thank you.

November 2021
Rob and Maya-

Thanks for making my 50th Birthday celebration so special. It was the small touches that did not go unnoticed. From the special attention to our dietary requests to the Olympic dinghy flings, it was the details that made the trip extraordinary. We can’t thank you enough. Captain Rob’s primary concern was clearly out safety and comfort, honestly saved my life. Thanks Rob for the piggy back ride to the ambulance. I’m sure you’ll never have to do that again. Your effortless professionalism made a terrifying situation bearable. Maya jumped into every situation like a veteran. We were all surprised to find out it was her first trip. And the food was OUTSTANDING- thanks so much for the attention to detail. Little touches like the ginger tea at bedtime made the week exceptional. It I had to sum it up, I’d say it felt like you were on vacation with us this week, not for us- that’s the best!! We would travel with y’all anytime!!

Ben Teague
USVI Boat Float 2021

November 2021
Clayton and Maya,

Thank you for an incredible trip! You made every day so fun, comfortable, and delicious. Our boys could not have had a better experience- your itinerary created so many opportunities for them to try new things and for our family to create unforgettable memories. Clayton is so easy going but knows his stuff- completely unflappable! And Maya- the FOOD!!! You are a wizard. We are going home heavier and without regrets. Thanks for curating every snack and meal with such passion and care, even getting the boys to try new things. Thanks for your every day attention to detail and tidiness- both of you. We’d love to travel with you all again anytime and loved getting to know you. Wonderful hosts and people!!

-Jay, Julie, Beth, Henry and Edwin
St. John November, 2021