Yacht Charter LIQUID ZEN By Lagoon
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-RYA Yachtmaster Coastal (BOSS Sailing, Hamble, UK Apr ‘19)
-Quarterdeck Academy (Split, HR May ‘19)
-AEC 1 & 2 (Bluewater Yachting, Palma Oct’19, MPT, FL Oct’20)
-STCW (Maritime Safety Academy, FL Oct’19)
-USCG 100T Masters License
-Divemaster (Blue Magic Scuba, Cozumel Oct’20)
-200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher
Michael was born and raised in Texas and grew up loving the outdoors with his dad taking him on countless hiking, canoeing, and camping adventures. He graduated from TCU with a Masters of Accounting and Bachelors in Finance and worked in Oil & Gas in Houston. After working in the corporate world for five years, he decided to make a change and enjoy the outdoors through sailing as a career! He fell in love with sailing while in the BVIs and Southern Caribbean and then completed his RYA Yachtmaster in the UK in 2018. He started off his sailing career in the Mediterranean and now calls the Caribbean home. He also loves the underwater world and got his Divemaster last offseason in Cozumel and plans to get his Instructor in Honduras this offseason!
-Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene
-Certified Rescue Scuba Diver
-Ashburton Culinary Academy Yacht Chef Certificate
Casey, born and raised in Florida, has always been happiest when on the water. After specializing in hospitality and event management at the University of Florida, she worked at luxury, all-inclusive golf resorts before transitioning into residential real estate. After years of the work grind, she decided adventure was waiting for her. Before deciding to call the Caribbean home, she was a nomad traveling the world experiencing the kindness of strangers, new cultures and all things food!
She is a foodie through and through and her passion for food began at a young age always cooking and baking with her mom in the kitchen. She loves incorporating all different cuisines and focuses on cooking fresh and healthy dishes incorporating local delicacies with the freshest produce. She has been a yacht chef and hostess in the Mediterranean and Caribbean . Last year she attended Ashburton Culinary School Yacht Chef Program in England to hone her skills!
While onboard with Michael and Casey, guests will be encouraged to visit the “must see’s” but also to get off the grid and experience the beauty and nature that the Virgins Islands have to offer. They are excited to continue providing unforgettable experiences around these beautiful islands. They also love helping the guests capture priceless moments with their Drone, DSLR, GoPro, and Polaroid Camera.
June 2022 USVI Charter
Thank you for making our first trip on Liquid Zen so memorable. Your deep and thorough knowledge of the USVI made sure that our unexpected itinerary detour was nevertheless a great week! We appreciate you indulging our "the kids aren't here!" adult humor and presenting us countless opportunities to create lots of inside jokes with our guests. I am not quite sure how to go back to our regular diets after eating Casey's wonderful creations three times a day for the past week, but I'm sure my waistline will thank me. Lori and I look forward to coming back with our Molly for Thanksgiving, until then, Fair Winds!"
- Lori & Jason
May 2022 USVI Charter
"What an amazing week under your care and friendship. You made us all feel like family and locals. Every morning till lights out at night, we had a blissful, magical experience. We lost track of time and space and just rode the experience like protected children. Thank you for making everything seem effortless."
-Terry & Joe
May 2022 USVI Charter
Thank you so much for making our time on Liquid Zen a wonderful lasting memory!
Casey - your cooking and presentation were fabulous! You were gracious, kind, and fun host.
Michael - you are a seamless, skilled Captain. Your local knowledge and expertise made for a safe and relaxing experience. Cannot wait to see the drone videos! Every experience in life comes down to the people you share it with. You guys were a true complement to our group of friends. Good luck in all your future endeavors. We hope to see you again!
- Sam & Susan, Nancy & Alan, Christine & Andy, Greg & Kimberly
May 2022 USVI Charter
There really are no words I can say that express how special this week was to me. You guys are simply two of the best humans I have ever met. No detail was overlooked. I will miss our "friendly banter" Guess I'll just have to go back to Colorado and give "school aged children" a hard time. May your lives continue to be a ray of sunshine to all who are on this boat. I need to stop writing now as my eyes are misting. Be happy and safe." - Carmel
Thank you so much for making our trip so enjoyable. We recognize and appreciate all of your planning and hard work. The trip would not be the same without your cooking Casey and Michael's special cocktails! In the words of Arnold S. 'I'll be Back' Thanks again and with much love.
Doug & Kasey
Michael & Casey aka Mom & Dad We love you, we love you, we love you. Nuff said
Dave & Vic
Mom & Dad, what a wonderful week - we loved every minute of it! Thanks for taking such good care of us - now off to college and some new adventures.
Sandi & Paul
Well, my bags are packed and I'm ready to go :( *crying. We can't thank you enough for such a wonderful, peaceful, gastronomically divine, and adventurous holiday at sea. So many wonderful memories have been made, so many new experiences have been tried, and we are eternally grateful for all you've shared with us, including your most beautiful home on the sea. These islands are magical and it has been so great to slow down and enjoy life's simple joys and nature's abundance. We can't say thank you enough for the 10 Star Service! You've knocked it out of the park!!! I hope that our paths cross again on the mega yacht in the future! Please take good care of yourselves and each other and I hope only THE BEST!!
Words cannot express what a wonderful trip this was from start to finish! Casey, the food was meritable! Michael, the drinks and skilled driving were amazing! The turquoise waters will forever be on our mind. Thank you for renewing our vows and planning such a wonderful event.
"Thank you so much for such an amazing week. You took us to so many amazing places that when we try to pick our favorites, every one is a favorite. Thank you for taking us to places that weren't on our list, but also making the effort to bring us to the places we read about. St. John is such a beautiful place and we will definitely be back - sooner rather than later. Also thanks for all the patience with us scuba diving - actually getting down and exploring the reef was an accomplishment for all of us...and the food was totally amazing - we always looked forward to what we would come back to. Best we've ever eaten! If you are ever in the frozen tundra of Boston please call!
"I think I can speak for all of us when I say that the two of you exceeded any expectations we had as the hospitality extended to us aboard Liquid Zen. While the boat itself is spacious, luxurious, and well equipped, it is the crew that makes or breaks the voyage. And you both made our week aboard so much fun! Your knowledge of the islands, your daily itineraries, your positive attitudes - what fun we've had this week with you!! And Casey - OMG - what a remarkable chef you are!! Every meal was more spectacular than the last. I will think of you every time I try to recreate one of your dishes at home. You welcomed us into your home and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for an unforgettable week!! (I almost forgot - Trivia Night - Girls Rule!)"
New Years 2021 Charter USVI
Christmas Charter USVI 2021
"Wow, if you want the best vacation for your family to make everlasting, very special memories, this is it! A one-week cruise with Michael and Casey, our captain and chef, was just what we all needed to reconnect and spend quality time together. Our family of eight including my husband, our two daughters, son-in-law and three teenage grandchildren spent one week on Liquid Zen, a beautiful 52-foot catamaran with all the amenities. Without a doubt, we had our best family holiday ever! Michael and Casey pampered us from the moment they met us at the dock and helped us unload our luggage from the van to helping us with our luggage into the van when we, very reluctantly, started our journey home. They had wonderful suggestions of some extras, which I fortunately said yes to. Both were surprises for my family (it was a Christmas cruise) – the first day a massage therapist came aboard to give each of us a relaxing massage, which was the perfect way to jump right into “vacation mode.” And, the last day, I surprised everyone with a super band of three and as they played and sang from the swim platform on our boat, other boats and floats came to share in the fun and frivolity. Casey is a superb chef, so consequently mealtime was a real highlight of the trip – it was magical how such yummy food (and snacks) appeared many times each day just when we started to get hungry! We ate and ate, and she prepared special food for those of us who are gluten-free and vegetarian. Fortunately, there were many activities to prevent us from having to be rolled off the deck at the end of our cruise! We swam, snorkeled, went scuba diving, paddleboarding, hiking, ate lunch one day on a floating pod (whoops, this is in the wrong category!). There were all sorts of fun water toys that kept appearing – floats, floating chairs, kayaks, paddleboards where all sorts of silly games and competitions ensued. The sea life was never ending – sting rays, turtles, starfish, tarpon, multicolored designs on a myriad of fish swimming alone and in schools. At night, we watched the same sea life from the platform at the back of the boat all lit up from above. In the evenings we played our guitar, listened and danced to music, played cards and both night and day a lot of chess matches were happening – when we could get Michael to stop working, he won every game! He also designed a very interesting trivia game, which once again brought out our competitiveness! We highly recommend this 5-star experience with Michael and Casey on Liquid Zen!! We can’t wait to go back!!!
AmmenitiesIndoor audio system, iPod dock, TV saloon, Wi-Fi, 13 ft dinghy with 40hp, Beach games, Floating mats, Kayaks multiple, Paddleboards multiple, Tube - towable, BBQ, Deck shower, Swim platform
DivingNot Insured, Snorkelling gear, Underwater still camera, 1 BC,
3 dives per week included for certified divers - charters 6 nights or more.
Additional dives $50 per dive per person.
Online course required before charter commences.
DSD Course $150 - Dive Instructor Required
Open water Referral $350 - Dive Instructor Required