Life Aboard

Salty Girl Captains

Salty Girl Sails with 2 United States Coast Guard Master Captains, Ensuring Your Safety and Fun

Captain Philip
Although not unheard of, I hold 2 Licenses; earning not only a US Coast Guard Captains license, but also a Commercial Pilot’s, as well. Sailing and flying are in many regards similar. Passenger safety, comfort, and destinations are the focus. 


I enlisted in the United States Army after obtaining my Eagle Scout status at age 17. The GI Bill enabled me to pursue my undergraduate degree in Aviation Flight and Management from Southern Illinois University. Both Tresa and I hold Masters Degrees. My career path did not take me flying, however, but to logistics with a wholesale distribution business. It was a three year plan to leave our life on the Canadian boarder in NYS, and transition to the Caribbean. Truly one of the best decisions of our lives!

The $100,000 refit on Salty Girl was mostly done by Tresa and me. If you would like to know more about boat systems on the ocean, just ask, as I will enjoy discussing them with you. The helm station can comfortably sit 3 people, so don't hesitate to come try your hand at the wheel. Interested in listening to music? You can choose the venue from my pre-made playlists or Bluetooth from your own devise. Our 9 speaker Fusion Stereo sounds terrific turned up loud! Please tell us if you are camera shy. I enjoy taking and sharing pics of your party!

Captain Tresa

I am excited to share my love of the Virgin Islands with you aboard Salty Girl. As a career New York State public education teacher, I know how important family vacations and couples’ retreats are. Let Salty Girl lead you on the perfect escape; numerous and current reviews assure you of a positive Caribbean adventure. Our goal is for you to feel the boat as your private resort from which to reconnect and explore nature. Options include snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, stand up paddle-boarding, armchair exploration with binoculars from the boat, or just soaking in the sun. However you choose to customize your day, know that your safety, as well as private time, will be foremost.


Meal time on Salty Girl is special. As the primary cook, I make sure every dish is home-made with an extra dose of love. Years of running an organic farm, feeding our children, and enjoying good food all lead me to the dishes prepared specifically for you and your preferences. I am constantly updating our menu offerings and applying new recipes from my classes with the Culinary Institute of America. I am honored to have guests request recipes, so don't hesitate to ask!


Philip and I are very proud of the 4 adult children and one son-in-law we share.  No grand kids yet!

Our numerous and current reviews assure you of a positive Caribbean adventure.

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Green Initiative

Salty Girl is proud to be a Certified Green Charter Yacht.  This means that we are actively taking steps towards a green lifestyle. We have bamboo dishware, a RO watermaker to process the sea into potable water, solar panels, green cleaning products, reef safe sun protection, and reusable water bottles. More initiatives to come!

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