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Meet the Crew of Jambalaya

Peter and Sylvie have sailed the Windward and Leeward islands over the last several years on a variety of vessels and their passion for traditional sailing will provide you with an exciting and relaxing yacht charter experience. Their knowledge of the Caribbean sailing area is second to none and they are looking forward to sailing you to the best spots for great snorkelling, secluded sunbathing, and water sports; ending the day with alfresco dining amid magnificent views.

Peter considers the Caribbean to be the best holiday sailing location, and his extensive experience—matched with formal sailing qualifications—makes him the perfect captain for your crewed yacht charter.

"Really it was quite exceptional; not only how well you looked after our every need and yet still had the time to laugh and joke with us and at the same time giving us the utmost confidence that we were in the best hands and had nothing to fear from the deep blue sea."

The Captain

Peter, Captain of Schooner Jambalaya

Peter Bennett hails from the UK and bought his first boat at the age of 26. After many adventures sailing the rocky shores of Western Europe, Peter set off on a five-year circumnavigation of the world with celestial navigation to show him the way (before the days of GPS technology). Crossing the Atlantic to his first tropical islands, the West Indies and through Panama to the South Seas meeting the rough waters of New Zealand and calms of the Australia's Great Barrier Reef. However, the Caribbean kept calling him back.

First Mate & Chef

Sylvie Bennett is passionate about providing the best service and is a talented cook. Born in France, she has brought with her many French-cuisine recipes and has adapted them for local products: she will keep you well fed with her French flair for Creole and Caribbean specialities! Besides her passion for cooking, Sylvie is also a qualified Indian Head masseuse and will be delighted to provide you with a massage on board Jambalaya! Sylvie speaks French, English and Spanish.

"Peter and Sylvie were simply awesome from start to finish, encouraging and teaching us how to sail and catering to our every need. And special mention to Sylvie who is a wizard in the kitchen as well as a helluva masseuse. Thanks again for a great sailing experience in the Grenadines!"

CONTACT US to organise your crewed yacht charter in the Grenadines

Enjoy the very special experience of being under full sail on our traditional wooden schooner and journey back in time to sailing as it was!