Boasting two USCG Master Captains, a Padi Instructor, a Divemaster and master of a delicious food and drink, our experienced crew is ready to set sail towards whatever adventure you pick. Lounging around in luxury surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery on earth? No problem. Island hopping and water-borne adventures? They’ve got you covered. Fully-certified and brimming with experience, you’re in good hands.
Photos Above; 1.1 Utah. One of our favorite places to dirtbag in luxury. Yes luxury. Our previous vessel was a 27′ toy hauler which found many free 5 star views across the vast U.S.A. 1.2 The Backpack. Crucial to carry all this Khaki Scout’s core survival gear. 1.3 Precious Larimar hailing from the D.R. and always close to Kate’s heart. 1.4 The do-rag. Essential for every pirate. 2.1 Cyrus prepping the rope for our 100′ rappel of Morning Glory Bridge. 2.2 The top of Morning Glory Bridge. Below hikers gawk at our 100′ free hang. 3.1 Our first traveling abode was a converted utility trailer. Cyrus made sure we had all the comforts of home. 3.2 Prepping to leave for our 100 mile traverse on the Bob Marshall Wilderness Open 2013.
The boat of your dreams. The crew isn’t bad either.
USCG Masters Captain, PADI/SSI certified divemaster and master of baked goodies as well as a mighty fine cocktail, Cyrus started his love for sailing and deep-sea fishing with his father off the coasts of Cape May, New Jersey. That launched a love of all things outdoors – and he has the merit badges to prove it. His keen eye for planning has won him many spectacular experiences. A background in engineering adds to his ability to fit the tool to any job, always prepared with just the right gear for the next adventure.
USCG Masters Captain, PADI certified instructor and master of crafting a fresh fusion of flavors, Kate started sailing at the ripe age of 4 and she’s been on the wind ever since. Her first visit to the Caribbean was with her father, Dr. Scott Giebink, spending months at a hospital in Haiti helping children. The immersion in the warm culture led to her passion for crafting many more global treks and inspired her love for experimenting with global cuisine. Kate draws from a background in music, design and cuisine to fine tune the ambiance that completes each moment aboard CruiseNautic. And what goes better with the stars then the soft strum of guitar in a live moonlit serenade.
A Pair Made in Adventure
Once Kate & Cyrus found each other, they spent many years whitewater rafting, canyoneering, 4-wheeling, sailing and more. Together, they completed the Bob Marshall Wilderness Open, covering 100 miles of Grizzly-bear-infested Montana forests on foot and packraft. Not only did they survive, they stayed together to take the adventure on to a new frontier.
Still with us? Here’s the best part. Together, they bought their factory-fresh, 2019 Lagoon 42 . With full sails and that “new boat” smell filling their senses, they embarked on an Atlantic crossing. They explored France, Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands then hopped the big pond to their new home seas of the Eastern Caribbean Islands. From the US and British Virgin Islands all the way South to Grenada and The Grenadines, their “backyard view” is in constant rotation as they explore all the magic these islands offer.
This is where you come in. We’d love to have you aboard. Sail away with us. It’s the best possible way to experience the Caribbean. There are so many adventures to be had and the relaxation and is second to none. Contact us and get your time slot before they all fill up. Looking forward to seeing you in the islands.
Licensing & Safety Onboard
You are important to us so we have secured all the training to ensure your safety while sailing and diving with CruiseNautic. As two USCG Masters Captains we are also trained under the following: International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), PADI (Instructor), SSI (Divemaster), Emergency First Response (EFR), O2 Administrators (including Emergency O2 Kit Onboard); and Swiftwater Safety Institute Swiftwater Rescue Training (the same training used by the U.S. Navy Seals).
Kate is a fully certified PADI instructor as well as an instructor for both EFR and Emergency O2 Provider while Cyrus is a Scuba Schools International (SSI) certified Divemaster. Crew, rental gear and yacht are all covered under dive insurance.
Meet our loyal mate, Cocoa Salty Paws.
Let’s just say it was crew at first sight. Hailing from Grenada, Cocoa is a Grenadian Pot Hound who was rescued by our friends on SV Salty Paws along with 7 other pups. Cocoa is the perfect addition to our crew. She is entertaining, loyal and always has a full body wag ready to greet you.
Photos of Kate and Cyrus in their adventures by land and sea.