Our charter is to create a unique experience for our guests. Relax and enjoy the freedom of being connected to nature on the water with family, friends and loved ones, enjoying our Island Chill tropical atmosphere. We offer private ‘all inclusive’ cruises of fun, entertainment, endless water activities and tranquility. Cruise with us and enjoy the warm and welcoming hospitality of Jamaica!
Island Chill Yacht Charters began with as a venue for photoshoots and music videos in 2013. The business evolved 2016 to combine Sta’cii’s hosting-entertainment background with Melvyn’s and Sarah's boat captaincy experience on the Chesapeake to innovate a ‘special’ company on the Bay – one that gives our guests the feeling of a Jamaican cruise getaway.
MEET THE TEAM
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, and holds a Merchant Mariner Credential from the U.S. Coast Guard. 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. With the life long love of sailing, he and his business partner Sarah had the goal of creating a charter company, with co-founder Sta’cii Blake. Island Chill Yacht Charter offers a unique cruise experience, with the atmosphere and warmth of the tropics. Melvyn obviously has a passion for sailing… but his talents don’t stop there, He is also a owner of his private family-owned clinical psychotherapist. His time off ship is spent with his wife & daughter. 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
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