Our Captain’s Bios


Join us on a voyage through the Caribbean sea with our trusted Capt. Daniel Benson. He’s been sailing these waters for years and has many stories to tell and sea shanties to hum. Or perhaps you would prefer to join Capt. Mitchel Turner, the new kid in town? We’ll make sure your trip is an adventure that will last a lifetime!

Master Capt. Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson, a native of St. John USVI and our captain, is the son of a sailor and grew up surrounded by boating culture. From an early age he was exposed to his father’s sailing adventures across the seas. As a young man he learned all he could about navigating the Virgin Islands and eventually bought his first sailboat in Cruz Bay, St John. Today Daniel owns several boats including his pride and joy: “Athenian”—a modern-day pirate ship!

Master Capt. Mitchel Turner

Mitchel Turner is a Master Captain with Sailing and Towing endorsements. Born in South Carolina, Mitchel recently moved to the Virgin Islands for the warmer weather, where he’s been fine-tuning his skills under Daniel Benson, a well-respected master captain with decades of experience.

Both men are experienced in sailing the Caribbean sea.

Both men are experienced in sailing the Caribbean sea. They have been sailing for many years and are both well-respected in the sailing community.

Both men have a passion for sailing. Each has participated in numerous events including regattas and has drank an Olympic amount of rum in honor of tradition.