Our Team

'To Bring People Together to Create Memories,

 Strengthen Friendships & Family Connections'

Experience an exclusive family operated Charter Company in the Chesapeake Bay supported by professional and fun staff and crew. Enjoy personalized experience and service from our USCG Captains, Cruise Directors and Sales Team. Sail aboard our comfortable yachts with non-stop fun and entertainment. Our teams endeavor to provide quality service, a great product and a wonderful cruise getaway to our valued charter clients and bareboat renters.

 

 

Our Team Story

Island Chill Yacht Charters began with as a venue for photoshoots and music videos in 2013. The business evolved in 2016 as a yacht charter business operating out of the Londontowne Marina. We aim to continuously give guests and visitors of the Chesapeake Bay the feeling of an exclusive cruise getaway.

Welcome to the WAVE team and enjoy our story!

 

 

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

Sta’cii Blake is a Jamaican-born arts graduate and boater with U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary certifications and extensive experience as a multi-faceted entertainer, serial-entrepreneur with social media marketing background. After graduating arts college and leaving both her parents in Jamaica, she join her siblings in the U.S to further her dreams and career. Sta'cii worked in marinas and boat yards, as well as organized innovative themed events, shooting music videos & photoshoots. As a creative, innovator and boating enthusiast, the idea of ISLAND CHILL was born from the idea going beyond simple boat chartering. "ISLAND CHILL creates non-stop entertain cruises on the Chesapeake Bay, we bring families and friends together in the Jamaican spirit and hospitality". Sta'cii is excited to develop her skills and gain more boating knowledge while onboard.  Learn more about Stacii Blake.

Leslie H. – COO / Cruise Director

Leslie was born and raised on the beautiful Caribbean Island of St. Croix, in the US Virgin Islands. She is a photographer and marketing ambassador for the St. Croix Tourism Board before getting a Ph.D. in psychology. She looks forward to catering and sharing her experiences with our guests.

Captain Riley – Crew

Captain Riley is a US Coast Guard licensed Captain. He has about 4500 open-ocean nautical miles with yacht delivery and racing experience including eight years at the King’s Cup Regatta, Phuket, Thailand where he placed 2nd overall in the Cruising Class. Capt. Riley has sailing instructor experience with Wash. DC Potomac, Chesapeake Bay and Caribbean sailing schools. Riley takes special pride in imparting his knowledge and love of the sea. Whenever he's not out having fun at sea, he's hanging with his teammates and childhood friends. In an effort to share his passion with others, he set up. Captain Riley welcomes you warmly and looks forward to showing you a good time around the waters.

Shauna P. – Crew

Shauna is a Caribbean girl at heart – friendly, smart and entertaining! Born in the paradise island of Jamaica and is a business graduate and enjoys her time being a cruise instructor. She is passionate about  hospitality and entertainment and as been a boat enthusiast for over 3 years. "Island Chill Yacht Charters is a great place to share my love of taking care of others while enjoying the essence of the Caribbean aboard".

Balasana B.– RYT 200HR Yoga Instructor

Including a yoga practice while on a cruise increases your relaxation while enjoying the beautiful outdoors. A yoga practice will allow guests to incorporate a mind, body connection to their travel and increase the release of endorphins, positive energy, and make their cruise a more memorable experience.

Balasana Barbara Yoga (owner) 

Tasman W. – RYT 200HR Yoga Instructor

"During our yoga cruise we will find the space to restore, breathe and to reconnect to your deeper self. Tap into your most vibrant self, your unique energy, and release your amazing potential".

Shkati Studio in Annapolis (owner)

 

Island Chill Yacht Charters rents sailboat and powerboats on the Chesapeake Bay and Florida providing a luxury cruise experience aboard our bareboat or crewed charters.

PROUD PARTNERS: Visit Annapolis (VAAAC), Visit Maryland.org. Maryland Business Connection and Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce.

Our goal: create 10,000 lasting smiles & memories!

Whether you live in the Annapolis, M.D, D.C., Virginia area, or visitors  from out-of-town, we want you to enjoy an unforgettable Chesapeake cruise experience with endless water activities. Read reviews to hear what our guests have to say.