Captain: Ken Fisher
Ken’s passion for sailing began at an early age when, at any opportunity, he would be on a sailboat with family and friends. When he realized he wanted to spend as much time as possible on the water he obtained the credentials necessary, including the RYA Yacht Master 200T license. Ken has done numerous boat deliveries as well as his own boat at the time, from Cape Town, South Africa to the British Virgin Islands in 2002. He has been sailing around the Virgin Islands for over 21 years developing a love for the islands and their beauty, a vast wealth of local knowledge of the area as well as making many friends and contacts. Ken’s calm demeanour was crucial during his 33 years as a professional firefighter where panic had no place and safety first is of utmost importance, this has been invaluable to Ken as a captain along with his sense of humour. Ken is now retired from the fire department and is able to fulfill his dream of being a full time Captain.
Ken’s love for sailing is most apparent when conveying to guests his enthusiasm for the intricacies and thrill of sailing, making the charter an experience guests won’t forget. Ken also runs a tree company and has been a climbing arborist for over 35 years. Ken loves to play hockey, ski, surf, golf, is a certified diver along with being a skilled angler and he is always up for a game of pool. Ken or “Fish” loves to cook up a fire station breakfast and is known for his amazing buttermilk pancakes fondly know as “fishcakes”.
Chef/First Mate: Jane Troop
Jane was born in Gibraltar and moved to Canada at a young age where she grew up sailing in southern Ontario. She spent many years at the summer cottage sailing and operating various water craft along with enjoying waterskiing and wake boarding. There was a revolving door of guests that she loved to cook for and entertain. As a geography and Phys.Ed. teacher she was able to impart her love of learning, sports and her interest in different countries and their cultures onto her students. When her three children were young she stayed home with them and dedicated herself keeping a very active household running smoothly. A former gymnast and ski racer, Jane still loves to ski fast, surf, cycle, hike and golf.
Jane’s extensive cookbook collection attests to her passion for cooking and she never ceases to amaze people at the delicious and creative meals she can prepare. She loves putting on dinners for family and friends where everyone is welcome and the more the merrier! She focuses on healthy, hearty dishes using fresh, local produce and is used to catering to different needs and tastes. Jane spent several years working in the restaurant business which gave her an appreciation of and foundation for, menu planning and guest satisfaction.
She has traveled extensively, in 2018 she spend six weeks in India where she successfully completed the 200 hour yoga teacher training course. She has sailed around the Virgin Islands for over 12 years, one of her favourite destinations. Jane’s bubbly, friendly and welcoming personality ensures a relaxed and enjoyable experience for guests.
Ken and Jane met in the BVI in 2013 and together love to share the amazing experience of sailing, snorkelling, beach combing, hiking, exploring, relaxing and delicious food with their guests. It always thrills them to see guests experience the Virgin Islands for the first time. Both have their STCW, Marine Radio, Marine First Aid and the Ontario Safe Boating Certifications.