Price from: €60,000
High season rate: $60,000
Captain: Spence Gallagher
Captain Spencer Gallagher:
Spencer hails from the Great Lakes state of Michigan. He has spent the past 17 years cruising the aqua waters of the Caribbean and the Bahamas. Spence worked his way through the ranks of yachting starting upon graduation as a first mate on large yachts and captaining his first vessel at the age of 24. Capt. Spence has earned an impressive reputation as a captain with extensive local knowledge of the Caribbean, Bahamas, the Florida Keys and Florida coastline that enables him to fulfill your yachting dreams—diving with sharks, enjoying a lunch ashore on a secluded serene island or taking in a magnificent sunset in a quiet cove. An entertaining tour guide, he can take you to destinations off the beaten path for a truly unique experience. He is a fun charter captain willing to go the extra mile for his owner, guests and crew.
First Mate Ben Shoemaker:
Ben grew up in Indiana in a small farming community. After graduating from Indiana State University he moved to Durango Colorado and started white water raft tour guiding. This led into guiding multiple different styles of tour guiding. Everything from horseback to snowmobiling. Ben was an avid member of La Plata County search and rescue and was a first responder. He started a property management company in 2006 and sold it in 2015. After starting up and selling a successful company he decided to apply his multiple years of tour guiding and property management into the yachting industry. Ben has been an avid fisherman for years and loves to share his passion with others while out on the water. He enjoys all aspects of yachting but most of all making an enjoyable and memorable experience for the charter guests.
Chef Linkie Marais:
Linkie is an accomplished chef, lifestyle expert and TV personality who has a passion for living life to the fullest. After competing on the popular show “Food Network Star Season 8”, she started traveling the country doing demos, classes, and high-end events at Food and Wine Festivals, corporate events and private parties. Doing these high-end events, Linkie has developed an excellent eye for detail that has landed her some of the most elite events around the country. In Nov 2015 Linkie decided to try her hand at yachting and she fell in love with the high energy on the water and superior standards of the industry. Linkie always tries to push the envelope when it comes to cuisine. She will always find a way to incorporate a special touch to make your dining experience fantastic.
Chief Stewardess Erica Gallagher:
A homegrown North Carolinian, Erica will treat you to warm southern hospitality. After graduating from college with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications, she worked in a Country Club as the assistant beverage and hospitality manager in Wrightsville Beach, NC. There she met Captain Spence who turned her love of the water into a career. Erica has been working fulltime on yachts for the last five years taking her many years of serving, bartending, and managing into top gear offering the highest level of service and travel experience.
Second Stewardess Cayla Blincoe:
Cayla was born and raised in a small college town of Gainesville, Florida where she attended Santa Fe College and graduated with her degree in Surgical Technology. After pursuing her career she realized that she wanted to see more of what the world has to offer. She then joined yachting so she could pursue her passion for being on the water and traveling. Cayla also has a passion for personal fitness, she is a certified personal trainer and has 12+ years experience in Mixed Martial Arts as a 2nd degree black belt. In her time away from Cherish II she enjoys outdoor activities, exploring new places, hanging with friends and playing golf.
Deckhand Daniel De Witt:
Daniel is a seasoned deckhand from South Africa. Daniel has always had an afﬁnity for the ocean being raised so close to the water’s edge. He has a passion for spear ﬁshing, scuba diving, and reef exploring. After high school Daniel worked with a wine vineyard saving up for his relocation to Fort Lauderdale Florida to start his yachting career. Upon working a few short-term jobs honing his craft and exploring the industry. Daniel began his yachting certiﬁcate training and upon receiving his Offshore Yacht Master 200 ton ticket, he joined our wonderful program to use his passion for the ocean and cruising.