'To Bring People Together to Create Memories,
and Strengthen Friendships and Family Connections'
Our private and exclusive charters create memorable Chesapeake Bay cruise experiences for friends and families. Your assigned crew will ensure safety, and help create fun and relaxation with endless water activities. Cruise with us and enjoy our warm, welcoming hospitality! Whether you live in the D.C. - Maryland - Virginia area, or visit from out-of-state or overseas, we want you to enjoy an unforgettable Chesapeake cruise experience. Our goal is to create a 10,000 lasting smiles and memories!
Island Chill Yacht Charters began with as a venue for photoshoots and music videos in 2013. The business evolved in 2016 to combine Sta’cii’s hosting-entertainment background with Melvyn’s boat captaincy experience on the Chesapeake to innovate a ‘special’ company on the Bay – one that gives our guests the feeling of an exclusive lifestyle cruise getaway.
Management and Crew:
Melvyn H. – CEO / Co-founder
Melvyn has over 26-years of boating experience on the Chesapeake Bay, Lake Ontario, Florida, Southern California and the Caribbean. He holds a 50-Ton Merchant Mariner Credential with Auxiliary Sail Endorsement from the U.S. Coast Guard. With a life long love of sailing, he had the goal of creating a yacht charter company. Melvyn obviously has a passion for sailing…, but his talents don’t stop there. He has been a life-long team-builder; his business experience includes head of a research laboratory at the National Institute of Mental Health, Vice President in the biotechnology industry, a consultant in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as research coordinators for orphan neurological diseases in not-for-profit foundations. Most recently, he graduated from the Columbia University clinical psychotherapy program, and is founder of a private clinical psychotherapy practice. Captain Melvyn's motto for yachting is that: "There are no problems… only solutions”, and he governs himself and his crew accordingly.
Sta’cii B. – Co-founder / Director / Marketing
Sta’cii Blake is a Jamaican-born arts graduate with experience as a multi-faceted performer, TV personality, serial-entrepreneur with marketing background. She’s worked in marinas and boat yards, as well as organized innovative themed events, and shooting music videos & photoshoots on the water. As an entrepreneur and boating enthusiast, the idea of ICYC was born from the idea going beyond simple boat chartering, into creating entertaining cruises on the Chesapeake Bay, with an ‘Island’ theme. She has been in the boating industry for over 8 years having worked in entertainment in high profile yachts. Sta'cii is excited to develop her skills and gain more boating knowledge while onboard. A professional boater, with U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary certifications, she enjoys traveling to events for personal appearances and spending time with her family. Learn more about Stacii Blake.
Leslie H. – COO / Cruise Director
Captain Riley – Crew / Charter Coordinator
Shauna P. – Charter Sales Specialist / Crew
Tasman W. – RYT 200HR Yoga Instructor
owner of Shkati Studio in Annapolis