Captain: Zack Gustat
STCW Basic Training
USCG 100 Ton Near Coastal Master
Certified Snowmobile Operator (Colorado)
“I first began sailing in St Augustine, Florida 5 years ago on the Schooner Freedom. Coming from a service industry background, the transition to charter sailing was quite suitable. Learning to sail on a traditionally rigged vessel gave me a great appreciation for the art of sailing and instilled a love for it that I apply to anything I do in or on the ocean. I also took my first dives during that time and became Open Water certified.
After a couple years, I moved on to work with Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic. As an immersive, high-end cruising operation, this world taught me the ins and outs of liveaboard work and cruising to exceed the expectations of high end clientele. As a licensed deckhand I ran onshore and offshore expeditions in remote and wild areas, which gives me a sense and awareness in exploring unique locales in a safe and enjoyable manner. It also brought me close to some amazing wildlife, geology, and oceanography, which has enhanced my knowledge base and ability to engage and educate clientele. This also allowed me to save up to complete my Divemaster course with PADI, which I did in Roatan, Honduras. I believe my knowledge of Mesoamerican reef life will translate well across the rest of the Caribbean reef system.
Following this I went on to run private charter sails in Bar Harbor, Maine, which gave me the experience of managing my own vessel and guest experiences. This position dialed in my abilities as a captain, and while I understand there is always something to learn from the ocean and the vessels we go upon her with, my confidence and resolve is well equipped for week long charters as a captain.
All around my intent is to provide an unforgettable experience to everyone who steps foot on our boat. Safety is a top priority and will always be kept in mind when making decisions. All activities will aim to please all those involved and immerse our clientele in the parts of the world we explore that no one should miss.”
Chef: Daisy Brooks
Chef Daisy Brooks
STCW Basic Training
i my name is Daisy, I’m 31 years old, born and raised in colorful Colorado. I started getting into culinary cuisine from a young age, traveling around Europe, Canada, and South America with my family, learning about all the different cultures and their cuisines.
Since then I’ve worked for catering companies, traveling food trucks at music festivals, farm to table restaurants, and was a consultant for Whole Foods. During my time there I got to travel around, open new stores and train people in the kitchen. I also won a pizza competition that’s now used as a recipe in all the stores.
My palate for food leans on the healthier side, but I also like to indulge in many different foods this beautiful world has to offer. When I’m not finding new culinary creations or ways to spin things, my hands are getting dirty in the soil, foraging medicinal plants, and researching flowers. I have a small farm where I grow almost all of my fruits and vegetables. I have a pup as well, we spend a lot of our time exploring the woods, and howling at the moon. You’ll also find us snowmobiling the Grand Mesa, back country skiing, fishing and rafting. I’ve done most of the Colorado river, the Snake River, Yampa River, Green River, Gates of Ladore, and the Grand Canyon. I’m so excited to take what I’ve learned from the river and apply it to sailing the seas. Trade snow for sunshine, explore new waters here in the Caribbean, and catch all the fish for our delectable dinners.
June 2022 USVI Charter
Zach and Daisy
Thank you so much for an incredible full week of adventures and fun. We appreciate your delicious meals and teaching ud fun games.You both were the perfect crew for us and honestly y'all feel like family. List of favorite memories...
1) Playing and teaching us 3's
2) Jumping off the boat
3) Wellness shots
4) Night time dinghy rides
5) Sunsets at Windmill
6) Full and stocked coolers and bellies
7) Delicious red velvet cake and sweetest birthday party!
9) Delicious lobster
10) Making memories with old and new friends
Lots of Love Doug, Jen, Emily, Robin, Natalie, Ryan, Rob, and Jen
May 2022 USVI Charter
Zack & Daisy,
Thank you so much for making our trip so wonderful. You made Tabby our home for a week. Great food and adventures that will be remembered for a lifetime.
- Steve Sage
You both made this an incredible trip! Definitely exceeded all expectations. Thank you for working hard and playing with us too! You are both wonderful people and we are honored to get to know you. Keep reaching for the stars and enjoy this trip around the sun.
- Tom and Sally
We truly appreciated your high energy, positive attitudes, and commitment to our every need. The two of you were instrumental in making every aspect of our trip fantastic! Great dives, great food, great conversation, and great fun. Thank you for making this a spectacular experience! So much appreciated your ability to tune into both group and individual interests and needs. Zack - thanks so much for your patience and support in Scuba diving. Daisy - so much appreciated your gentle kindness and of course cooking! If we were your parents we would be proud beyond words!
-Brian & Denise
April 2022 USVI Charter
Zack and Daisy,
Thank you for a week of inspiration and memories - great meals, hours of inspiring conversation, beautiful views, and excessive photos. I cannot thank you guys enough for the hospitality and radiance throughout the last couple of days. I hope to do what the two of you have done and have the privilege to live this wonderful lifestyle in the future. Thank you, thank you!
Zack and Daisy,
We have been referring to this trip as a once in a lifetime adventure and you and TR did not disappoint! Thank you for helping us make memories as an extended family and giving us new experiences. It was an awesome week and we are sad to leave. Best of luck to you both in all of your future endeavours!
Zack and Daisy,
This trip has been a bucket list vacation for the last 10 years! With all the build up and daydreaming you would have thought we might end up 'romanticizing' it more than possible, not at all!
In every way, the trip exceeded expectations, gourmet cuisine, unlimited activity, the "spots"..., all while enjoying your gracious hospitality! You balanced rest with fun for all in a way that would elude most. Thank you for hosting memorable days and all of the Hard Work!! Your efforts have facilitated life long memories for all! We could have never imagined all that we would see, do and enjoy!
Charter Caribe is very lucky to have you! Your guests are lucky to get you! And...we were lucky to spend the week with you!
Fair winds and following seas!
-Fair winds and following seas
March 2022 USVI Charter
"That was one hell of an adventurous week! Thank you for helping us be "life hogs". Although Nana lobbied hard to join you for the rest of the sailing season we are going to drag her off the boat to the flight. This vacation is in our "ALL TIMER" list of great vacations! Thanks for the fun, laughs, drinks, food, sailing, diving, snorkeling, and all around good times!
-Davy, Shelley, Liam, and Anna
Truly amazing! What a glorious time we all had and it was made especially awesome by you two - Zack and Daisy - the ultimate dynamic duo! We felt so taken care of and loved by you guys - we've all agreed that we'll miss you two as much as the Virgin Islands! The experience has been utterly wonderful and we are most grateful for your generosity, kindness, expertise, hard work, and warm spirits. If you're ever in Point Reyes, CA, look us up and allow us to show you a good time!
- Love, Katie
Thank you so much! This has been a truly amazing vacation and you two have been incredibly generous and kind. There was never a time when you haven't been there for us, laughing with us, or helping us. You have been truly spectacular and lovely. You have made our experience really great. Whether it's providing a delicious meal, showing us the most amazing places, or leading us around the high seas. - Love Luke
Daisy, Zack -
Thank you! You really took exquisite care of us all - you were there for us in every conceivable way - keeping us safe and happy and safe and unharmed and entertained and safe! (especially me! :) ) You are great professionals and real people.
Thank you! Barbara (Nana)
Zack & Daisy - Thank you both so much for this week. Times like this with my family and Nana are rare now-a-days. You both made this a week of memories for all of us. I wish you the best of endeavours with your life and passions. If either of you find yourself on the West coast or Santa Barbara give me a call or text!!! Youy are both amazing people.
Inspired hospitality! Beaming eyes and warm smiles, genuine conversation. Beautiful, delicious meals - ceviche, creamy crepes! Acts of heroism - swinging from the ropes to protect the family, graciously navigating Nana, shocking morning dive on the raw water intake, arc-ing the solenoid! Cocktails, full sails, great plans, hot pans, and a thousand small kindnesses at every turn. You created a healing, life-altering, magical adventure in the Caribbean! I owe you one! Come visit us in Point Reyes!
February 2022 USVI Charter
Zack & Daisy,
Thank you so much for an awesome week of fun & sun! You have both been fantastic hosts and Daisy, I will have to raise the bar on cooking dinner! Everything you made was wonderful! Thank you again and good luck on all your future plans!
-Jana and Jason
Thank you so much for a wonderful week. Zack you were a great tour guide & captain. Daisy, your food was SO good! We enjoyed every minute. Y'all have been amazing!
-Todd and Carla
We had the best week on our first boat trip! Thank you for 'strongly' :) encouraging us to visit St. Croix. It was definitely worth the 'rough' seas! Daisy, thank you for the fabulous meals! You are a talented chef! Good luck to both of you on your future plans!
-Heath and Tara
February 2022 USVI Charter
"Zack & Beautiful Daisy,
Thank you both for sharing your experiences and kindness with us this week. This was a healing trip on many levels.
Zack...thank you for having faith in me and all your encouragement to dive again. You are an amazing soul & look forward to seeing all your dreams come true. You are brilliant and don't stop following your goals. You will make a good "wife" one day. HAHA so professional. Happy early birthday!
Daisy....the most precious soul I have ever met. You have taught me so much with your gentle self. A damn good cook. I will miss the sweet morning hugs & your laughter. You always keep reaching for the stars.
You both have made this the Best Trip Ever. Love you two dearly. This journey will continue. My partner in crime.
-Sherryl and Benny
Zack & Daisy
One of the best and most memorable weeks I've had thanks to the two of you - You are both awesome! Thank you again
- Alicia & Tom
Thanks for a great adventure! Great memories, we will play forward for sometime. Thanks for an awesome ride.
Elton & Catherine"
January 2022 USVI Charter
"Thank you Zack and Daisy! What a great week. You guys are the best. Zack took us wherever we wanted to go and was a great Divemaster. Thanks to Daisy for the amazing meals that you cooked for us. This was an unforgettable week!!! - Trey
Let my inspiration flow in token rhyme suggesting rhythm that will not forsake me til my tale is told and done...Best trip ever! Bless to you both!! - Edie
Thank you Zack and Daisy! Amazing week with 2 wonderful souls! Loved every minute! Please come visit us in Tahoe! - Paul and Michelle
Thank you Zack + Daisy for a super fun boat adventure. You both are fabulous people and we loved the ride. Amazing knowledge about the area and the fish, such delicious, healthy food at every meal and so much fun hanging out with you both. Thanks for giving us an unforgettable trip of a lifetime. We love you guys! - Lee + Troy"
Christmas 2021 USV Charter
"Tabby Zack & Daisy,
Thank you for the trip of a lifetime! We wouldn't want to have spent Christmas with anyone else :) I'm already counting down the days until we can come back next year! Thank you, thank you for such amazing memories! - Grace
What an amazing trip!! Zack and Daisy were the best hosts. Guided snorkels seeing turtles, rays, and everything else were so unbelievable. Everything we ate was delicious. Bucket list moments galore! Thank you!!! - Kevin
November 2021 USVI Charter
"Couldn't have been better! Trip of a lifetime! We accomplished a lot and that was due to the great care of Zack and Daisy. Sailing was phenomenal, Zack knows the boat...thank you Tabby! Snorkeling was AWESOME! Thank you to Waterlemon, Christmas Cove, Hawksnest, and Dittlin Reef. Zack and Charles even caught a lobster for a delicious dip which Zack prepared. Daisy delivered TOP NOTCH FOOD! Couldn't have been more happy!