Charlie is a licensed offshore Yacht Master with over 38,000 sea miles, and though he is one of the most experienced skippers in the British Virgin Islands, rest assured that no matter what your level of sailing experience, Charlie will make you feel comfortable as he shares his love of sailing with you.
Charlie has also spent hundreds of hours under the sea as a professional diver. He looks forward to taking certified divers on many underwater adventures of tropical fish and colorful reefs in the BVI's. Charlie's fun and safe outlook along with his intimate knowledge above and below the water ensure that whether you want to dive, snorkel and water-ski or prefer to relax and soak up the sun's rays, your Caribbean experience will be everything you have dreamed about.
Dixie is a Canadian who loves to sail and travel, and was one of the original crew who sailed Liahona to the Caribbean from South Africa!
Dixie brings an international flavor to meals aboard Liahona. Her creative flair with food began with a love of entertaining and she constantly expands her talents with formal chef courses in different locations where she travels. Her latest specialties are Thai and Chinese! Her menus are always tailored to her guests and she specializes in creative uses of local specialties that ensure your taste buds are always enticed.
As a hostess, Dixie is also full of creative ideas to help make your time aboard Liahona the trip of a lifetime.
Charlie and Dixie are a dedicated team who will ensure your every need is catered to aboard Liahona. From the very moment you step aboard Liahona, Charlie and Dixie will have you at ease as you begin your magical journey of the British Virgin Islands Whether you arrive for a corporate charter, honeymoon, or a vacation with family and friends, you couldn't ask for better guides.
Join Charlie and Dixie in setting sail and journeying through the azure waters to the unspoiled shores, secluded coves and sun drenched beaches, where you leave your footprints behind and take your memories with you.
We had very high expectations for the trip. Perhaps they weren't realistic but we hoped for something very, very special. Charlie and Dixie made this trip ALL we had hoped for.... and more! They were accommodating, friendly, nice, UNBELIEVABLE cooks and host ... hostess, knowledgeable, they let us do what we wanted to do, go where we wanted to go and did everything they could to make us comfortable.
Everyone who is planning a trip to the BVI should go with Liahona and take Dixie and Charlie as their captain and crew.
Liahona is a beautiful ship in excellent shape. The itinerary in the BVI was exceptional.
Yetta R., June 2007