Captain: Kyle Foster
Kyle is an experienced boat captain and waterman, having completed over 200 successful charters in the USVI. He goes above and beyond to give his guests the best experience possible, keeping communication, safety, and fun his top priority. He grew up on the water, but his first time sailing was in the BVI during his teenage years. Discovering a new, more natural form of transportation, Kyle left the islands mesmerized. However, he was left starving for adventure until he was able to leave his hometown in Maryland. After graduating high school, he immediately booked an ASA catamaran sailing course based out of St. Thomas. Falling in love all over again, Kyle then began to work as a sailing yacht technician to learn as much as he could. Months later he bought his own 40’ sailboat, made a name for himself in the local community, and started living his dream. With a captain’s license, he then began chartering a 45’ catamaran for his local dive shop. Today with newfound knowledge, Kyle is excited to spread his love for adventure in the Islands.
Chef/Mate: Stacy Ulmer
Hailing from the Chesapeake Bay in Southern Maryland, Stacy has always been drawn to living by the water. Having spent time living in the bustling cities of Valparaiso, Chile, Washington, DC and Oakland, CA, she was looking for a slower pace of life. Originally planning to only spend her teacher summer in the USVI, she quickly fell in love with the natural wonders on land and in the water and decided to make this her new home. While she misses the food scenes in such culturally diverse cities and dramatic coastlines of the West Coast, she has settled into her relaxing Caribbean lifestyle here on the west end of St. Thomas
With 15 years of hospitality experience in both fine dining and fast paced casual environments, Stacy wanted to test her skills out on the water and got her STCW license last fall. As part of her STCW and teacher training, Stacy is CPR, First Aid and Basic Firefighting certified. She holds a B.A in Spanish/Latin American Studies as well as a Masters in Education, and is fluent in Spanish. For the past several months, she has enjoyed leading snorkel tours for cruise ship guests from all over the world, learning the ins and outs of sailing catamarans and mixing up tropical rum punches.
In her spare time, you can find Stacy hiking to off-the-beaten path beaches with her two dogs, reading, dreaming about her next travel destination, volunteering at the local Humane Society, hosting game nights and dancing Bachata in the kitchen while she is testing out new recipes. While dining on board Let’s Play Too, expect to see food inspired by Stacy’s extensive travels throughout Latin America and Asia, as well as home-made, slow cooked food she grew up with cooking alongside her mom and grandmother.
Both Captain Kyle and Chef Stacy share a passion for our natural world and strive to be “green” and eco-friendly on our charter trips by eliminating single-use plastics onboard, participating in local recycling programs and buying locally sourced products whenever possible. And as the wise Anthony Bourdain once said, “If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move, as far as you can, as much as you can, across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food. It’s a plus for everybody.” Hope to see you in the beautiful USVI!