|Guest cabin configuration:|
|3 double en-suite cabins with A/C + forward single & salon single|
|Children Min. Age||NONE|
|Half Board Available||Yes|
|Home port||Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands|
Home port: Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
$150 per person discount off of the weekly charter rate for Half Board charters. Half Board charters include 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners per week.
TWO SUPs (Stand Up Paddle Boards), **** Can take you to Kite Boarding Destinations - gear NOT included****, Fishing registered in USVI and BVI
Jens & Ji
If you can't find Jens or Ji on board S/V Flip Flop preparing a gourmet meal or otherwise seeing to their guests, you are sure to find them nearby, in or under the water. Both have a strong passion for the freedom and adventure of sailing as well as the great outdoors and its wonders. They were both drawn to the ocean at an early age.
Originally from San Diego, Capt. Jens knew from the time of his first sailing lesson that his calling would be shaped by the sea. From Hobie Cat racing and scuba diving as a teenager, to serving as a Patrol Boat Captain in the U.S. Navy, his calling and connection to the ocean has always been there.
Once his service in the Navy was up, he immediately took up teaching sailing and delivering sailboats around the Caribbean. Eventually, he made his way onto larger luxury Yachts and found himself in places like the South Pacific, the Mediterranean and South America just to name a few.
After a few years on larger yachts, Jens decided that the more personal and friendly nature of smaller charter yachts was more to his liking. He loves one on one time with guests and teaching sailing to anyone who wants to learn.
Captain Jens has over 20,000 miles at sea. He is a U.S. Coast Guard 100 ton Master Captain as well as a PADI divemaster and is commercially endorsed as an Offshore Yachtmaster. He also has a U.S. driver's license that he never uses;)..read more
Jens looks forward to teaching you to sail. He also loves Kite Boarding and would be more than willing to take you to all of the Kite Boarding "Hot Spots" in the Virgin Islands while guiding you through the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean!
Jens and Ji have sailed and chartered together for many years. Along Eastern Seaboard of the US, and within the Bahamas, and around the Caribbean Sea. Together for many years and recently married here in the islands, these two are ready to show you the trip of a lifetime. They are a one-two punch of adventurous activity, and stellar service that will bring your charter experience to new levels.
The Peterson's met while traveling way out west in the American Rockies, and since then have been knocking on excitement's door and looking for fun in all the right places. These are two people who take learning and educating to the next level, while always striving to try new things and perfect their skills. Come aboard Flip Flop to learn new techniques or advance your experience in all of the charter activities.
Ji grew up in South Korea surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, enjoying its calming water, breezes, and seafood. She was lured by the sea, and it's mysterious charm, and eventually came to the US to study abroad and further her perspective. She has a degree in Education, and loves to incorporate that schooling into her work on board. After her studies, she spent time in the center of the world's yachting industry in Fort Lauderdale where she was certified in Super Yacht Interior Management, Hospitality, Food Hygiene, as well as Yacht Safety.
Ji has chartered on sail boats and super yachts which makes her attention to service well-rounded. Her culinary background is extensive and covers many different types of cuisine. While she prefers to experiment with Western variations in her cooking, she loves to incorporate her Eastern background providing authentic dishes like Bulgogi, Kim Chi, and fantastic Korean BBQ. Ji brings the flavors of the world to Flip Flop and to her charter guests.
Together, Jens and Ji are fantastic team, and deliver an unforgettable experience aboard the catamaran FLIP FLOP. Come down and have a blast!
Listed below are any confirmed reservations or unavailability, as well as current holds / options. Note: this calendar is not always 100% current. Please contact us for more information about available dates aboard this yacht.
Hours required between charters: 24 Hrs.
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Flip Flop!
The J Family - Appleton, WI
Our family cannot thank you enough for creating an absolutely fabulous weeklong vacation aboard Flip Flop! The memories we have are lifelong, and we thank you for all you did to make that happen. The food was amazing, the boating, snorkeling, scuba, paddle boarding, etc.... was beyond our expectations. We hope our paths cross again someday.
What an incredible week. There are no words to describe the memories we have made with our family. How incredibly blessed we are to be able to enjoy the magnificent beauty!! I feel as if I have been in the most amazing dream that lasted for an entire week!
Thanks, Jens, for being such an incredible Captain and playmate - especially with our kids. Watching them have new experiences thrilled my heart!
Thank you, Ji, for spoiling us with such fabulous food. It was so fun to watch and enjoy your meals... Too bad Mom has to be the chef when we return home...such a let down!!
Thank you both from the bottom of my heart for such an incredible memory. What a birthday! I will remember this week for the rest of my life!
Much Love, Sandi
I've had such a blast this week... It will be a vacation I will always remember, and I have cherished every minute of it. Learning to paddle board and diving for the first time. I have seen things that I had only dreamed about in the past. Thanks for teaching me how to use our cameras and helping us capture those memories.
Ji, you have cooked some delicious food, and things that I probably never would have tried. I have now fallen in love with those experiences. Thank you again for such a wonderful week.
This was the best vacation ever!! Y'all always made sure that we were having fun! Between the snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking and paddle boarding, there was always something to do and see. Ji' food was absolutely delicious!
Thank you so much for being a part of our family for the week.
Thanks for a great week aboard the Flip Flop - Jim & Margie
Thank you for the awesome sailing adventure! Eric & Sandy
Kathy & Jim
Jens was MOST professional; he takes his job very seriously - and as a passenger on vacation, that gave me great comfort and security - knowing that at ALL TIMES, he was appropriately responsible and professional!!!
Ji did an amazing job appealing to our taste buds; she made fantastic meals that we just devoured - and now have to work on our waistlines... or I do, anyways!! Both Jens & Ji ensured that we were not only satisfied with, but thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our time on Flip Flop. They are an amazing crew!
As for the catamaran, itself, I was relieved to see that it looked "just like it did in the photos". There have been surprises in the past, where once you "see" your accommodations, somehow they look older; more "tired" than a photo represents, but not in this scenario. Flip Flop is clearly well maintained and I thought this boat was the perfect size for 2 couples and the crew. We had room - and as long as we stayed out of Ji's kitchen - when she was prepping - all good.
Donna & I were grateful that we never became the "Boat bleep, bleeps..." - we left that up to John & Larry to "mess up" and break the boat rules - haha...
We will be back...
- That time when frozen lemonade and coconut rum became the official drink of the Flip Flop
- That time when Jens took us to that really amazing spot... every day!
- That time when Yorkey cooked that amazing meal- delicious meal... 3 times a day, every day!
- That time on Anegada- what a gorgeous beach- when the rule was made "If you can't pronounce the drink, you can no longer order one!" Bushwhacked!
- That time when someone hurt their toe- oh wait... that was all of us!
- That time we stopped to dive/snorkel on a sunken ship and ended up swimming with a shark!
So much to remember, so many great memories, too many to tell here... I'll have to "tell you later!"
David and Leann White
Cindy and Larry Jensen
For John and Margy- this was the first... and definitely not the last! Jens and Yorkey- you were the best crew ever! We had so much fun and have you to thank. A great big Canadian hug to you!
John and Margy Nelson
Larry and Donna Legace
Your Winnipeg, Manitoba- Canada connection
Margaret and Richard
This was our first boat trip, Jens and Yorkey looked out for us beautifully. Captain took us to some fantastic places and helped us to create great memories that we'll treasure forever. Yorkey prepared the most beautiful meals and made us feel so welcome and part of the Flip Flop family. We wish Yorkey the best of luck at gaining her Captains licence and hope that Jens enjoys a well earned break in the U.S.
Hugs and best wishes,
Carol and Andrew
Best Holiday ever!!!
Forever and ever, your friend for life. xxxooo
P.S. You are always welcome if you are in the area of Texas. Please call!
P.P.S. Loved the lobster hunting and fishing. Thanks!!!
Love, Laurie and Tim
We had the best time. I will never forget this amazing wedding for Mel and Marc and this vacation with you Yorkey and the Captain. You always looked out for me and fed us the most amazing meals!
Love you both, Mimi
Kiel and Kristie
We had so much fun. Jens and Yorkey were so very nice and accommodating. The sailing, snorkeling and scuba were well planned. We all enjoyed it. The food was marvelous and not what we expected to have on a boat. YUM!
We don't want to leave! Love ya'll!!!
Bailey (11 yrs old): It was sweet! The only part I didn't like was nothing :) and Captain was great so was the chef she made a lot of good food! MMMM!!
Shirley and Steve
and fun to hang with! We had wonderful dives, all learned to paddle board (one of the high lights) and used all the toys. Ashley's food was exactly to our tastes.... light, fresh, delicious! The only hard part was coming
home! and we really hope to be able to do a vacation like this again.
our best trips ever! Certainly it was our most relaxing.......thanks, Shirley and Steve