Cruising Area of Salty Girl
Salty Girl Description
´As seen on HGTV´s Caribbean Life´
Tresa and Philip focus on guest comfort through several new upgrades and classic Leopard design.
Numerous upgrades through a recent refit have been completed; 40´ TV with 1000+ movies, AT&T Wi-Fi (when available), digital R/O water maker, generator, and electric heads. Guests are welcomed to Bluetooth into the new Fusion stereo system which includes 4 interior and 4 exterior speakers. Cabins are equipped with A/C outlets for guest convenience with 12 USB charger ports in the salon/cockpit/cabin. Cruising speed of 6 knots is achieved through sail or 8 knots with 2 new Volvo 40 horse engines.
3 comfortable berths have been reserved for guests. Air conditioning, reading lights, robust fans, A/C outlets, hanging lockers, compartment stowage areas, shelving, and mirrors are provided in each sleeping area. The bow staterooms include an additional twin berth area for sleeping or luggage storage.
2 dry heads, each with separate enclosed shower area, are clean and odor free with plenty of hot water supplied by the water maker and generator. Electric toilets are fresh water flush.
Outside living space flows easily between the cockpit and the bow. Guests have even elected to sleep on the inviting trampoline after star gazing!
Salty Girl features the ability to ´Power Snorkel´. With 16 sets of snorkel gear to fit every size, a Yamaha Sea Scooter, Subwing, and our new Snuba system by Brownie Hookah, every level of adventure can be happy. Play on the beach with fun games, packaged and ready to go, along with your walkie-talkie for easy return home to Salty Girl when you are ready. You could explore the island coast in a kayak or SUP (stand-up paddle-board).
Perhaps you would like to try your luck with our 3 deep sea fishing rods and tackle. Wind down the evening with a card game or board game in the cockpit. Whatever you do, we hope you rediscover the child within!
Underwater lights provide awesome night time fish viewing!
(1) Power snorkel with a Hooka rig for up to two guests accompanied by one PADI certified crew member (not a dive Master).
(1) Underwater flying sub-wing,
(1) Yamaha sea scooter..
Salty Girl Crew Profile
Salty Girl Catamaran Charter
Owner Operated & Sails with 2 US Coast Guard Captains, Ensuring Your Safety and Fun. Our numerous and current reviews assure you of a positive Caribbean adventure.
Although not unheard of, I hold 2 Licenses; earning not only a US Coast Guard Captains license, but also a Commercial Pilot’s, as well. Sailing and flying are in many regards similar. Passenger safety, comfort, and destinations are the focus.
I enlisted in the United States Army after obtaining my Eagle Scout status at age 17. The GI Bill enabled me to pursue my undergraduate degree in Aviation Flight and Management from Southern Illinois University. Both Tresa and I hold Masters Degrees. My career path did not take me flying, however, but to logistics with a wholesale distribution business. It was a three year plan to leave our life on the Canadian boarder in NYS, and transition to the Caribbean. Truly one of the best decisions of our lives!
The $100,000 refit on Salty Girl was mostly done by Tresa and I. If you would like to know more about boat systems on the ocean, just ask, as I will enjoy discussing them with you. The helm station can comfortably sit 3 people, so don´t hesitate to come try your hand at the wheel. Interested in listening to music? You can choose the venue from my pre-made playlists or Bluetooth from your own devise. Our 9 speaker Fusion Stereo sounds terrific turned up loud! Please tell us if you are camera shy. I enjoy taking and sharing pics of your party!
I am excited to share my love of the Virgin Islands with you aboard Salty Girl. As a career New York State public education teacher, I know how important family vacations and couples’ retreats are. Let Salty Girl lead you on the perfect escape. Our goal is for you to feel the boat as your private resort from which to reconnect and explore nature. Options include snorkeling, snuba, fishing, kayaking, hiking, binoculars from the boat, or just soaking in the sun. However you choose to customize your day, know that your safety, as well as private time, will be foremost.
Meal time on Salty Girl is special. As the primary cook, I make sure every dish is home-made with an extra dose of love. Years of running an organic farm, feeding our children, and enjoying good food all lead me to the dishes prepared specifically for you and your preferences. I am honored to have professional chefs and guests request recipes, so don´t hesitate to ask!
Philip and I are very proud of the 4 adult children and one son-in-law we share. No grand kids yet!
****BABY FRIENDLY YACHT, inquire for terms and rates****
Salty Girl CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Salty Girl Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Nov 08, 2019||Nov 15, 2019||Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 01, 2019||Dec 08, 2019||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Dec 20, 2019||Dec 28, 2019||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jan 06, 2020||Jan 12, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jan 20, 2020||Jan 25, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Feb 19, 2020||Feb 24, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Mar 25, 2020||Mar 29, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Apr 14, 2020||Apr 18, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Apr 29, 2020||May 03, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jun 20, 2020||Jun 27, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jul 10, 2020||Jul 18, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
Salty Girl Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $9,900
High price: $12,200
|Season||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax|
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, premium beverages or scuba activities. Inquire for more information.
Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Salty Girl.
Salty Girl Guest Reviews
We had a fun 4 days doing every variety of water activities available plus finding plenty of time to truly relax and enjoy the beautiful area and each other. Tresa & Philip made sure we had everything we needed while making us feel like we were on our own boat. They have a talent for finding the most beautiful and peaceful places we could ever imagine.
-Sam, Ellen, Max & Shayna
Seven of us set out on a sailing adventure from St. Thomas in the USVI and 8 days later we swam, ate, learned, read, snorkeled & dove around the BVI and USVI making Salty Girl our home on the seas! Tresa made us feel at home and made sure we were never hungry with her cooking skills. The entire week was a lifetime of memories for all days in the unspoiled seas, deserted beaches, perfect weather! Thanks for the memories!
-Kip, Mairi, Wendy, Steve, Wailea, Kailee & Koalani
Philip & Tresa,
Thanks for your knowledge of the islands, that made it fun. The food was delicious and your hospitality was the best!
Accommodating our 3 generations on two boats with blended meals, trips, and suggestions for what to do where was a big help in making the trip more fun.
Bud, Marlyn, Blake, Dia, Emily, Karlie & Miles
PS I get the biggest kick watching my kids enjoy the snuba! They LOVED it
Dear new friends Captain Philip & Tresa,
From our first hug on the dinghy dock to our last moments, your hospitality showed no bounds! We all thank you with grateful hearts for such a truly wonderful family trip. Salty Girl is a BVI treasure... beautifully appointed and very comfortable. You have both mastered in making everyone feel at home and getting folks into their comfort zones while sharing your abundant knowledge of your beautiful islands. Your love for what you do exudes in every moment. Tresa, our bellies were kept full with all your delicious cooking. You both made sure that your home felt like our home and completely spoiled us. It was truly just a wonderful experience from start to finish!
Wayne & Susan
Dear Tresa & Philip,
Thank you so much for a wonderful Honeymoon! The week we spent with you flew by but was jam packed with so many spectacular adventures, fabulous food, and memories we will never forget. You knowledge, hospitality, generosity and love of the sea make us come back again & again. See you on our 1 year anniversary.
Lauren & Dustin
As a diabetic, Tresa made sure I had the appropriate food at the right times of the day. The locations we visited were spot on for what we wanted to do. Tresa and Philip made us feel like we were the only people on board. Our first anniversary will be here soon!
What an epic celebration. We came to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary, a birthday, and a retirement. Two college roommates got to hang out over beverages and tell stories from Wichita State. Your hospitality and kindness brought us together. The food was made with love and served with grace. You two took care of us!! Philips focus on Safety and provided a trip that brought us into chill mode was amazing. Tresa, you made us fell ´at home in paradise´ and words cannot express our appreciation for your ability to open your home, your kitchen, and your heart to us.
Dennis & Heidi
Buena Vista, CO
What an amazing experience! This was my first experience with this type of trip and I´m leaving feeling spoiled! Great food and drinks - each stop we made was better than the last. We saw numerous fish, stingrays, turtles and a momma whale and her baby! Our hosts, Philip & Tresa were very attentive and had great stories! The food on board was fantastic! I can´t wait to try and repeat Tresa´s cooking at home! One of the BEST vacations we have had!
Brad & Linda,
Thank your Philip & Tresa for this amazing journey. We didn´t expect to have this much fun in 3 days. Everything from the food to the beaches to snorkeling were unbelievable. Thank you for sharing these experiences with us, We had an awesome time and you guys were such great hosts!
My kids (above)! The girls agreed to come on an adventure with me! Tresa and Philip were amazing with every detail! From a welcome note to an explanation of absolutely everything we could have asked for a more productive, relaxing, eventful, happy trip! We love you Salty Girl!
An Unforgettable Experience
My boyfriend and I were staying in St. Thomas and ended up going out with Philip and Tresa for a day trip. We had such an incredible time that we came back a few days later for an overnight charter and we can´t recommend these guys enough!
We loved everything about our time aboard Salty Girl. The boat is beautiful and very clean. Plus, it has everything you could need to have a great time snorkeling, kayak, paddle boards, and more). Both Philip and Tresa are extremely knowledgeable of the islands and created our custom itinerary for us based on our preferences/had tons of interesting information to share. We were brought to remote areas that are hard to access via car and had the best time snorkeling with sea turtles, hiking to beautiful vistas and more.
The food we had was delicious (we had fresh homemade pasta and bread for dinner!) and Tresa went above and beyond to accommodate for my vegetarian needs during our stay. Both Philip and Tresa were kind, caring, and enjoyable to be around. We felt safe aboard the ship at all times and enjoyed every second of exploring the US Virgin Islands via boat, which was totally different experience from seeing it from land.
If you are looking for a charter, you should definitely book these guys. We hope to be back one day.
Thank you Philip & Tresa for hosting one of our bucket list trips! Our week in the USVI and BVI was amazing We loved the busy locations (Soggy Dollar, Foxys), but we also really enjoyed the laid-back Scrub Island resort and ´deserted island slumber parties´ at the Pirates Bight and Salt Pond Bay St. John. Thank you two for being so accommodating to our 5 & 6 year old boys. The highlight of their trip was feeding the donkey and swimming with the sea turtles at St. John. We will have years of fond memories on the Salty Girl.
The PXXXXX Family
Our family had nothing short of a magical week. With a 17, 16 & 9 year on board, the knowledge of family friendly spots on the islands y´all displayed was fantastic. Everything was far more fantastic than I could have ever dreamed of, from snorkeling to the food (which was terrific). As a 17 yr old I was not super excited to leave friends and the internet behind. All of that becomes an after thought after arriving here. Hands down one of the best weeks of my young life. Thank you Philip & Tresa!!
Landon, Laurel & Laila
This trip had been one of our bucket list trips for years. Originally planned as an anniversary trip turned into a family vacation. We are so glad we brought the kids along. Reading their comments on the previous page show us that it was a trip of a lifetime for them as well. What a week it has been! You were so kind to welcome us into your home and show us your ´neighborhood´. We have enjoyed the hikes, fishing, snorkeling and views! We enjoyed getting to know y´all and listening to knowledge about the sights. The boat was amazing with all of the comforts of home. Thanks so much for a great trip. Thanks for your patience with us and the kids. You were wonderful hosts.
Kyle & Trina
We vacation often but have never done anything like this so didn´t know what to expect. You both put our minds at ease. We appreciate your knowledge of the islands and the information you provided Tresa. Philip your skill as captain put us at ease and for that we are grateful. We appreciate that you welcomed us into your home and made us feel like we welcome guests. The trip was full of fun and beautiful sights. We will be doing this again in the not to distant future and that is because of the amazing time we had on Salty Girl.
-Cindy & Brian
Thank you for such an amazing trip! We will be back! Such an amazing experience!
-Mike & Kim
Tresa and Philip are AMAZING people, phenomenal captains and just all around welcoming kind and wonderful. My husband and I chartered the Salty Girl for a week. We are so thankful we chose Tresa and Philip for our 5 year anniversary celebration! We could not possibly have found a sweeter couple to share this experience with. Great cooks too!! The food was delicious. The sights were amazing. Their company was great. We felt like family because they made us feel that way. They kept us privy to every stop we were making, what we could expect to see and experience and what each fantastic meal would be. They definitely gave us 5 star attention, a 5 star experience and 5 star service!! I didn´t know what to expect never having been on a boat. I was nervous at first but as soon as we came aboard Tresa gave us a big hug and made us feel so welcomed. We felt like family AND royalty all at once! THIS IS THE BOAT TO CHARTER! No question about it!! We plan to charter with the two captains again with our teens ASAP!!
Thank you Tresa. Thank you Philip. We could no have asked for more!
Thank you Tresa & Philip for a fantastic 40th birthday adventure! Everything was beautiful, relaxing, delicious and exceed our expectations! We felt at ease from the first coversation on the phone and throughout the entire trip. We would recommend anyone looking for a relaxing adventure.
Amy & Brian
New Years 2019
What an amazing week aboard the Salty Girl! We can´t thank you enough for your generosity, hospitality, and for this amazing adventure! Thanks for all the advice and words of wisdom. We hope to be joining you on the high seas one day! Thank you for everything! Unbelievable!!!
Captain Crunch & The Primary
Thank you so much for such an unforgettable vacation. Everything was so much more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. I´m so glad we had you guys to show us around and cook for us. The food was amazing. I especially enjoyed Salt Pond Bay and Ram´s Head hike.
What an amazing experience! We are leaving with full hearts and lots of memories. Your home is beautiful and we are grateful y´all have allowed us to share it with you.
Holy moly! Amazing! Loved snorkeling and scuba. The islands, ruins, hikes, kayaking were just what we needed. Thank you for personalizing our trip. Thank you Tresa + Phil! Great experience + great hosts!
The Hartwell Hooligans!
Our third charter trip to BVI and another amazing experience. Such gracious hosts, our every need taken care of with a smile. We loved the comfort of the Salty Girl. Great hot showers, fans in the bedrooms, plenty of towels, but most of all Tresa and Philip made us feel like we were sailing with dear friends. So many wonderful meals, laughs and lots of stories told. Thanks!
October 2018 Day Trip
I´m glad you found each other and are living your dream! You have been wonderful guides, hosts and providers. I enjoyed every minute! Wishing the two of you & the Salty Girl many lovely trips.
Thank you Philip and Tresa for such a fun afternoon. Your guys were awesome and what a great boat!
Thank you for having my family aboard the Salty Girl. Glad I could spend some time with you all aboard your wonderful boat, you two are fantastic. Thank you so much!
A fabulous trip-loved it. Thanks for such a good time and fun trip!
Loved the trip and look forward to more trips in the future!
Trip was fabulous and Philip and Tresa you made it so much fun. Great Day!
Thank you Philip and Tresa! You have helped provide my family with many wonderful, lifelong memories. Breyden (8) appreciates and really enjoyed all of the wonderful snorkeling spots. Khloe (7) loved every bit of the charter as well. We all had an amazing experience!!!
Ben, Breyden & Khloe
Philip & Tresa,
You two are nothing short of amazing! Our family had a magical time on your beautiful Salty Girl. We enjoyed all of Tresa´s delicious meals - all homemade - ice cream, bread, pasta and the beast loaded nachos and pain killers! I loved hearing Tresa and Philip explain all of our surroundings - the islands and their history. Thank you for being so kind, generous and welcoming to our family. We will never forget our time on Salty Girl - we´ll definitely be back for more!
Ron, Maria, Eric and Maia
Thank your Captains Philip and Tresa!
Our family came together in closeness on Salty Girl and in ´the gorgeous Virgins.´ Simply relaxing and beauty.
Crew: Philip and Tresa work together as a kind and coordinated team; always focused on safety, but with the special warmth and hospitality. Tresa made the best meals of our trip. (Ice cream, homemade pasta, waffles and my favorite: tuna seared and a delicious salad. My kids (17, 19, 20) gobbled up everything too.
Salty Girl: There are surprisingly many places for a family of 5 to sit and lounge on this gorgeous and solid vessel. We loved stargazing into the night... shooting stars, satellites and good conversation.
Meg, Mike, Chris, Jenny and Josie
Broker provided guest comments August 2018
We had an amazing time,
Tresa and Philip were very knowledgeable and fun to be around. We had a great itinerary for us and the kids, we felt very safe and we had an amazing time!
would highly recommend them to your other clients
USVI Local Family
Thank you for a wonderful, peaceful, never to be forgotten day. The company was amazing and you made us all feel right at home. The food + drinks + cookies were delicious. The conversations were educational and the family gathering with friends included will always be unforgettable.
You both are the greatest hosts and looks after our every need. The seal was healing, beautiful and called to us. It was an amazing adventure to last a lifetime. We will be back... time & time again. We are so grateful for a most perfect day.
Lisa, family and friends
HGTV´s Caribbean Life review
Thank you for being such amazing hosts! Salty Girl is going to be a big star! We are so glad you took us out on the water. It makes us happy to know our show, Caribbean Life, changes lives and helps people live out their dreams. YOU are helping US live out our dreams!
Jess, Caity, William, Bruce, Mike, and Mike HGTV´s Caribbean Life
Thank you for an amazing day on the Salty Girl. The most amazing snorkeling and sailing tour as well as the most kind individuals you will ever meet. The knowledge that you both passed on to our family about the ocean and the islands was remarkable!! We will never forget this once and a lifetime, as a family, chance to explore with you guys.
Wow! From the initial talks to the very first step aboard this trip. Our first island hopping trip was utter perfection! Philip and Tresa are both amazing captains - they saw to our every need and paid close attention to every desire. We saw NINE islands - the food was fabulous. Homemade BREAD AND PASTA - even homemade ice cream, We were served in high fashion and felt like Royalty!
Salty Girl Rocks!
Hats off to Captains Philip and Tresa
Such an amazing time on the Salty Girl. Memories of great friends, unbelievable water and stops along the islands. Special thanks to Tresa and Philip for the awesome ride. Food was off the chart!
Karen and Dickie
Tresa and Philip are phenomenal! A dear friend and I enjoyed our cruise around St. John. Tresa and Philip added immeasurably to our introduction to the Virgin Islands, snorkeling, and turtles. Thank you for an amazing experience. My cheeks hurt from smiling!
Kathleen and Gretchen
This was our first 5 day private charter and it was a dream come true. The two of us for this cruise, and there is so much room four more could have been with us easily. The boat is Spotlessly clean and very experienced crew, safety is always first. We visited 5 bays and snorkeling is perfect, the water is like glass. Each night the back water lights were light and the fish swarmed to the boat. Equipment was plenty and in excellent condition. This crew knows all the good places to visit and see turtles.
Meals are prepped on the boat and made from scratch. No one, young or old will ever be hungry on this cruise. Every meal is freshly made each day. The best meal is the Linguine and white sauce is haven. She makes the noodles and sauce on board that day. Every meal is wonderful and a heavenly experience.
This crew can take you to the right bay to find that special gift for the Family members and mother in law. Maybe visit the floating bar with music.
We could not ask for a kinder host and thoughtful crew (Army Family) of two. Everything is perfect and thought out. We will return.
Jimmie & Val
Thank you Salty Girl for the priceless, precious memories for our family. We could not have planned a better family vacation. Looking forward to another adventure with you soon! Sailing into paradise with the best crew ever will not be forgotten!
Todd, Shelly, Kaden, Addison
Thanks for sharing your home with us for the week. What wonderful way for us to celebrate our family milestones! It was wonderful to see how the islands are bouncing back from the hurricanes. Scenic views from land and sea will be in our memories forever. We particularly enjoyed our time at Trunk Bay, The Baths, The Indians and Caves, and of course, the Soggy Dollar on Jost Van Dyke.
Joe, Theresa, Bridget, Michelle
Salty Girl Charters and Philip and Tresa know how to do it right. Great company and the ease and flexibility of being able to do whatever you want to do at your own pace is wonderful. Soak up the sun and do nothing, or swim, snorkel, fish and play on the sub-wing...it´s all good with these two. Salty Girl is the way to go.
My wife and I chartered Salty Girl in April of 2018. We loved the adventure. Captain Phillip and Captain Tressa were fun and easy to be around. We had many memorable adventures on this outing. The food was great, the scenery was remarkable, the snorkeling was a blast, and learning about the Caribbean was interesting. Anything we decided we wanted to do was arranged by our captains and we enjoyed every bit of our trip. I had never been on a cruising cat and was very happy with the introduction provided by Captain Phillip. We have relived this trip over and over as we shared it with friends and family.
Thanks for everything Phillip and Tressa,
Corbin and Kathy