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MEET THE CREW

Capt. Colleen Korona


Colleen was born and raised in Florida, where she grew up playing on the water. She bought her first sailboat when she was 24 years old, decided to live on it and then sailed it to the Bahamas. 


Colleen stepped out of the boating world for a while and managed a mental health office with 10 doctors for several years before moving on to working at a nuclear brain-imaging facility. Then the recession came, and she was unemployed. It didn’t take much prodding to head back out on the ocean and do some more sailing. She literally sold almost everything, packed the rest up and spent the next year sailing the East coast and exploring the cruising grounds from Florida to Rhode Island. There happened to be a group of boats heading to the Caribbean in Virginia and she thought, “What the heck! Let’s check it out and head to the Caribbean!” 14 days later they arrived in Tortola, BVI. 


She spent another year playing, exploring and sailing down to Trinidad, and then the money ran out. Colleen started to pick up jobs on charter boats here and there to have some money in her pocket. Over the next few years, Colleen worked as a first mate on a tall ship and sailing day-charter boats, as well as a stewardess and deckhand on a trimaran and crew on mega yachts in New England. But nothing beats working in the Caribbean! Colleen then got her captain’s license, and now feels very fortunate to have a great office at sea where she can share the beautiful place with guests.

Chef Matt Proto

Matt has been in the customer-service industry for the past 25 years. His career as a professional chef has lead him to the Caribbean where he now uses his culinary skills to create the perfect onboard dining experience for guests. He draws from a wide range of experience to deliver a broad spectrum of flavors and genres, keeping each new day full of fresh ideas. Matt grew up in Florida and has spent most of his life either in or on the water, and he’s been an avid scuba diver since 2006. In 2012, he got rid of everything except for one suitcase full of clothes and started doing seasonal work as a traveling chef. After living in Hawaii, Alaska and Cozumel, he found himself in St. Thomas working in a food truck on the beach when a friend approached him with a job offer as a chef on a charter boat. This is where he met Colleen and discovered the perfect gig. Since then, Matt has combined his love of food with his love of the ocean to create the perfect charter for more than just a vacation experience—but a passion for life and nature, and the desire to share those things with like-minded individuals. Matt is a PADI Dive Instructor and will be happy to show you the beautiful underwater world of the Virgin Islands.

Onboard A3, we try to create a fun and safe environment for families to enjoy. We offer a wide variety of activities geared towards keeping a younger audience entertained, even when the weather is not ideal. In the galley, kids have an opportunity to get some hands on culinary training, making cookies, fresh pasta, ice cream, or anything else that might spark their interest. In the salon, we have have an extensive collection of games for all ages, and are always up for challenge. We have thousands of movies to choose from that can be viewed on the outdoor theater, and of course can be enjoyed with the flavor popcorn of your choosing. In the water, we have plenty of toys, including tubes and skis that can be pulled behind the dinghy, as well as scuba and snorkel gear for all ages. If celebrations are your thing, come on down! We love doing birthday parties, holidays, anniversaries, or any other reason you can think of to throw a party! So if you're thinking of bringing the family on vacation, let A3 help make it a memorable one!

DINING

DAY BREAK

Beetroot Salmon Shingle

Dill Avocado, Soft Boiled Eggs, Shallots, Broccoli Sprouts, Galley Fresh Artisan Wheat, Fresh Fruit

Tamagoyaki Japanese Omelet

Shaved Daikon, Miso Glazed Japanese Sweet Potato, Seven Spice, Fresh Fruit

Acai Breakfast Bowl

Fage, Hemp Hearts, Granola, Chia Seeds, Toasted Cashews, Galley Fresh Muffins, Fresh Fruit

Banana Kahuna Cakes

Smokey Sea Salt Bacon, Toasted Almonds, Dark Rum & Brown Butter Cane Syrup, Fresh Fruit

Tapas Breakfast Board

Seafood Croquets, Gruyere Souffles, Salchichas, Piquillo Shard Salad, Galley Fresh Muffins, Fresh Fruit

Chicken n’ Waffle Wake-Up

Hillside Farms F.R.O.G. Jam, Zucchini Hash Rounds, Fresh Fruit

Florentine Benedict

Wilted Spinach, Sweet Potato Chorizo Hash, Green Peppercorn Sabayon, Fresh Fruit


MIDDAY

Papadum Chaat Salad

Cucumber, Mango, Pomegranate, Radish, Chick Peas, Mint Yogurt Chutney Cracked Black Pepper Papadum

Cuttlefish Ink & Crab Mezzelunes

Fennel Leek & Pecorino Ragout

Summertime Chopped Salad

Shrimp, Sweet Corn, Snap Peas, Pancetta, Strawberries, Gorgonzola, Sunflower Seeds, Red Oak Romaine Cider Vinaigrette, Grilled Garlic Toast Points

Chicken Katsu Bento Box

Edamame Salad, Ribbon Vegetables, Tonkatsu Sauce, Steamed Rice

Pomegranate & Tarragon Lobster Salad

Shaved Fennel, Baby Frisee, Poppy Seed Water Crackers 

Grilled Everglade Chicken Sandwich

Pepper Jack, Bermuda Onion Confit, Sweet Potato Fries, Orange Blossom Aioli, Galley Fresh Sour Dough

A3 Bison Burger

Port Salut, LTO, Yuca Fries, Sweet n’ Spicy Tomato Chutney, Galley Fresh Brioche Bun

Blue Corn Shrimp n’ Grits

Tomato Bacon Relish


LIBATION

Marg-A3-ta

Patron Silver, Blue Curaçao, Fresh Mandarin, Orangina, Lime, Smoked Sea Salt Rim

Planteurs Punch

Arundel Rum, Spiced Cane Syrup, Guava, Pineapple

Tuscan Sun

Aperol, Prosecco, San Pellegrino, Peychard Bitters, Blood Orange

Mermaid Kiss

Butterfly Pea Infused Vodka, Passion Fruit Nectar, Sparkling Pink Grapefruit, Kelp Sea Salt Rim

Orange Hemingway

Blue Chair White Rum, Fresh Orange, Fresh Lime, Maraschino Liqueur

Poquito Picante

Hendricks Gin, Cointreau, Cucumber, Cilantro, Lemon, Jalapeño Infused Simple Syrup

Yuzu Lychee Fizz

Prosecco, Yuzu Juice, Lychee Nectar, Lemon Grass


SUNSET

Takoyaki

Octopus, Okonomiyaki Sauce, Bonito Flakes

Citrus Segment Shrimp Cocktail

Sweet Scotch Bonnet Basil Vinaigrette

Salmon Lomi Lomi

Wasabi Rice Crackers

Herb Encrusted Steak Carpaccio

Ricotta Salata, Arugula, Peppadews, Mignonette, Galley Fresh Focaccia

Cauliflower, Crab & Cave Aged Cheddar Dip

Blue Corn Tortillas

Trinidad Doubles

Mango Chutney, Kucheela, Curry Chick Peas, Bara Bread

Peruvian Ceviche

Fresh Catch of The Day, Leche De Tigre, Garlic Crostinis


MAIN

Bronzed Mesquite Diver Scallops

Mango Strawberry Sherry Salad, Roasted Garlic Potato Pave, Blood Orange Ginger Gastrique

Wine Pairing

Château Lamothe White Bordeaux – Bordeaux, France

Charred Black Powder New York Strip

2” Thick C.A.B., Horseradish Potato En Croute, Micro Herb Salad, Truffle Crème Fraiche

Wine Pairing

Big Smooth Cabernet Sauvignon – Lodi, California

Citrus Seared Sea Bass

Peruvian Potato Puree, Red Onion Curtido, Chimichurri, Pao de Queijo

Wine Pairing

Basa Verdejo – Rueda, Spain

Canard Au Poivre

Muniere Parsnip Puree, Sunflower Salad, Cherry Hazelnut Compote

Wine Pairing

Louis Jadot Beaujolais – Burgundy, France

Lobster Flight

Cold Culantro Lobster Wonton, Ginger Carrot Curry Lobster Tempura, Togarashi Lobster Medallion

Wine Pairing

Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio – Controllata, Italy

Moroccan Lamb Tangine

Toasted Almond Cous Cous, Medjool Date &Tangerine Sumac Salad

Wine Pairing

Bodegas Muga Reserva – Rioja, Spain

Harissa Roasted Airline Chicken

Artichoke & Pea Tendril Salad, Lemon Brie Cream

Wine Pairing

Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc – Marlborough, New Zealand


DESSERT

Galley Fresh Brittle Brownie Ice Cream

Hazelnut Ganache

Galley Fresh Banana, Baileys & Coconut Ice Cream

Monkey Dust

Lilikoi Lemon Bars

Fresh Passion Fruit

Mexican Chocolate Tres Leches

Bandito Dust

Key Lime Tart

Citrus Meringue

Strawberry Rhubarb Galette

Galley Fresh Vanilla Ice Cream

Apfelstrudel

Fresh Cream 

TESTIMONIALS
Best Review Ever
I would have traveled in a row boat with Colleen & Matt.
-Toby & the kids

July 2020
Name: Tim
Yacht: FIREFLY with Colleen Korona & Matt Proto
Charter Dates: 07/14/2020 to 07/19/2020
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Yes

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Yes

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes

6. Additional comments on your charter?
This was our first VI charter and certainly will not be our last. First class experience from start to finish. Colleen and Matt bent over backwards to ensure our experience was memorable. Scenery and crystal clear water - Amazing. Food was out of this world - 5 star! With Colleen and Matt running the show, our week was 100% relaxation!

July 2020

Name: Toby and Rebekah
Yacht: FIREFLY with Colleen Korona & Matt Proto
Charter Dates: 06/30/2020 to 07/07/2020
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Yes, very friendly and accommodating

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes, very comfortable and clean

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes, Matt & Colleen did a great job managing temperature and airflow with A/C and open hatches, depending on time of day.

4. Was the food good and well presented?
SO GOOD and SO WELL PRESENTED. Matt is a genius!

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Especially loved the south side of St John and Flanagan Island.

Additional comments on your charter?
We are just back from our trip to the USVI. We want to thank our broker for recommending Matt Proto and Colleen Korona to us. They were awesome and a perfect fit for our family. Beforehand, I didn’t realize how important getting the right crew would be — but after a week on the boat in tight quarters, I can now see how essential that is. We came away from the trip thinking we wouldn’t want to charter with anyone other than Matt & Colleen in the future! Matt’s food was unbelievable, and I loved the way Colleen encouraged my teenage daughters and young adult son. Colleen & Matt were both so easy and enjoyable to be with.

A Fantastic Trip
Matt and Colleen,
Although we were together only 5 days, it feels like we've known you much longer as friends. This trip was fantastic, all because of you two. Thank you for the fun times and wonderful memories. It was first class all the way. I hope our paths cross again in the future.

-Barb and Dick

July 2020

We are back from our trip to the USVI. Just wanted to thank you for recommending Matt and Colleen to us. They were awesome. Beforehand, I didn’t realize how important getting the right crew would be — but after a week on the boat in tight quarters, I can now see how essential that is. We came away from the trip thinking we wouldn’t want to charter with anyone other than Matt & Colleen in the future! Matt’s food was unbelievable, and I loved the way Colleen encouraged my daughters. They were both so easy and enjoyable to be with.

Also sailing around the USVI was great. Thanks for encouraging us to reconsider the BVI.

Remarkable Vacation
We had a remarkable vacation and attribute everyone’s satisfaction entirely to Matt and Colleen. We could not have had a better crew. Too many highlights to enumerate. The food was a high point for us all. Matt just kept those delicious, beautiful, varied meals coming and was very good about recognizing and remembering our likes and dislikes. We would go out with them again in a second. Not enough superlatives. I would note that both of them were particularly good about being totally calm in the water. Diving and snorkeling were made easy by these two confident, caring pros. Their teamwork in all phases of the trip is also noteworthy. They complimented each other perfectly. Complaints???? The week was a little too short!"
January 2019
Name: Craig and Sam
Yacht: FIREFLY with Colleen Korona and Matt Proto (Previous yacht)
Charter Dates: 2019-12-28 12:00 to 2020-01-04 12:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
yes! very! they are amazingly professional AND friendly!

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
yes - once again, very!

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
yes

4. Was the food good and well presented?
good and well presented doesn't even begin to describe it! Matt is amazing with what he can concoct in a small kitchen - fresh (Bread!!) and creative

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
yes

6. Additional comments on your charter?
Colleen and Matt were the perfect crew for us! Matt is the wonderful combination of chef and dive master. When he is not making fresh bread every day(wow) to compliment our meals, we were able to scuba dive with Matt as they have the gear on board - no stopping on land to get our equipment. Capt. Colleen is wonderfully professional, caring, and fun! She was available to answer our questions and change our course if we wanted to do something different. It is obvious she loves her job!

December 2019
Name: Jill
Yacht: FIREFLY46 with Colleen Korona and Matt Proto (Previous yacht)
Charter Dates: 2019-12-19 16:00 to 2019-12-27 12:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Very accommodating to all our needs

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
yes Colleen kept everything in great condition

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
yes

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Matt does an excellent job on presentation and flavor and accommodating diets

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
We loved the areas we went to for sailing

6. Additional comments on your charter?
We all had a great time on the charter, it is very special to me since my husbands ashes are there on St John.

November 2019
Name: Brent & Lisa
Yacht: FIREFLY46 with Colleen Korona & Matt Proto (Previous yacht)
Charter Dates: 2019-11-08 16:00 to 2019-11-16 12:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Absolutely yes! We couldn't have had a better captain and chef.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
The yacht was spotless when we arrived and kept that way all week. We are neat freaks and they made us look like slobs!

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Yes we were waited on hand and foot :)

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
We loved the route we took. It was the opposite of what we thought we wanted but Capt. Colleen knows her stuff and we were able to sail more than most boats we talked to based on her knowledge!

6. Additional comments on your charter?
We knew we were gong to love this trip but we had no idea how much. A lot of that is in part to Capt. Colleen and Chef Matt on the Firefly. They went above and beyond to make sure we had our dream vacation. They met every need or want and then some. They truly make the best team to sail with. Their knowledge of sailing, the sea....above and below water, and the islands make them who you want to take you on the water. We had planned to eat several dinners on land...until we had our first taste of Matt's culinary skills! The meals he prepared were some of the best we've ever had or probably ever will have...until next time, that is! Colleen was an impressive but fun captain.We truly had the time of our life and a big part of that is because of them. We felt that we left as friends and plan to join them on another adventure!

7. It is our pleasure to keep you informed of relevant specials / updates for your next charter. When do you plan to charter next?
Hoping to take our family with next time in 3 year.We'd love to go sooner but have grandkids (twins!) and probably a wedding in the next two years. But we will definitely do this again! Best vacation ever!

Five Stars
Charter Dates: July 19-27, 2019
Yacht: FIREFLY with Colleen Korona & Matt Proto (Previous yacht)
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5
5 being the highest 0 being the lowest
We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? Yes! Colleen and Matt were amazing.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Yes!

3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes!

4. Was the food good and well presented? Yes! The food was fantastic.

5. Did you like the area you sailed? Yes! Went to some familiar places and as well as new places. Excellent itinerary.

July 2019

Name: Lawrence
Yacht: FIREFLY with Colleen Korona & Matt Proto (Previous yacht)
Charter Dates: 2019-07-19 12:00 to 2019-07-27 08:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Yes! Colleen and Matt were amazing.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes!

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes!

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Yes! The food was fantastic.

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes! Went to some familiar places and as well as new places. Excellent itinerary.

6. Additional comments on your charter?
Colleen and Matt are amazing. We had a fantastic time and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to charter.

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