Meet the Crew. 

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Captain Jason holds an RYA Yachtmaster Ocean qualification, earned after years of competing at the highest levels of the J/24 one-design sailing class and in numerous other one-design and handicap-rated sailing events around the world, from Europe to the Americas and New Zealand, coupled with a half-circumnavigation.

Having sailed the Ocean Adventure Cat from Panama to New Zealand as crew for her original owners, he (and partner Lara) eventually purchased her for use as a platform to share his water sporting passions with fellow ocean adventure enthusiasts.

Jason is a qualified PADI instructor, avid kiteboarder and sailor, and enjoys a morning paddle board or surfing expedition anytime he can squeeze it in.

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Lara has sailed well over 15,000 nautical miles of her own over the years, but her focus these days is on the business of helping people plan vacations of a lifetime.

She leads the reservations and logistics side of the business, loves getting to know all the nooks and crannies of the places we travel, and is an expert at matching our guests’ interests with the perfect itinerary for their trip.

Having been raised in South Florida by an avid fisherman and all around salty-living fanatic, Lara has been snorkeling, boating and paddling as long as she can remember.

Lara and Jason met racing J/24 sailboats in 2004, and have sailed and cruised together ever since, eventually marrying in 2014.

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Could you be our 21/22 Exumas season chef/mate?

Ocean Adventure Cat is seeking a friendly, energetic and accredited chef/mate to join our 2021/22 season in the Exumas. Current STCW and sailing + cooking resume required. 7, 10 and 14-day charters for up to 6 guests. Responsibilities include menu planning, provisioning and cooking, assisting with cleaning, line handling, anchoring, and charter turnovers. Kitesurfing, diving and/or Bahamas experience not required but highly desirable.