Sneed Yacht Charters.
|Number of Crew: 2||Languages: English|
Captain Dan Szymczak has been enamored of the sea since his grandfather, a fisherman and clammer, first showed him a chart of Long Island Sound. Dan spent his youth in southern Connecticut on both fresh and saltwater kayaking, sailing, and fishing. His love of water sports, craft cocktails, and trivia will help make your vacation unparalleled.
While teaching English literature and public speaking at several colleges in New York City, Dan couldn’t help but feel the desire to be on the water, and this led to his career in yachting, working on a schooner in Manhattan. He then transitioned into eco-tourism, where he wowed guests by driving them to see cracking glaciers and breeching whales in Southeast Alaska and mega pods with thousands of dolphins in the Baja peninsula. He’s also an accomplished expedition leader, leading hikes to spot local wildlife, and he has extensive knowledge of both birds and sea life alike.
Dan first met Chutney on a delivery from South Florida to Newport, and since then, they’ve been inseparable. And together their passion for travel has taken them from South Florida to Maine, the Dead Sea, and Turkey. Their passion for travel includes meeting new people and making friends wherever they go. They look forward to meeting you too!
Chef Chutney was born and raised on a sailboat in the Caribbean, where her parents first instilled in her a love of travel and the water. Her mother, who was also a charter chef, first taught her the ins and outs of cooking in a galley. Having grown up in the Caribbean, Chutney’s passion and knowledge of the Virgin Islands is second to none. Additionally, she loves hiking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, local wildlife, and she has a passion for providing delicious and healthy meals to her friends and guests.
She has traveled extensively to such places as Thailand, Central and South America, the Middle East. She’s also spent much time in Europe, as a member of the Virgin Islands winter Olympic team. In all her travels, she has immersed herself in the international culinary community, and these experiences have informed and molded her cuisine.
She holds a USCG captain’s license, and although she worked as a captain for many years, her true love has always been food, and five years ago, she switched from the wheelhouse to the galley by becoming a yacht chef.
Having refined her culinary skills working as a chef on both private and charter yachts up and down the Eastern Seaboard, she is thrilled to be back at home on a sailboat in the Caribbean.
With over 15 years in the yachting industry, Chutney is well prepared to serve you, your family, and friends unforgettably tasty meals.
Sneed Yacht Charters.