SPECIFICATIONS
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 201452'Lagoon104 Queens & 1 Bunk Bed
GALLERY
WALKTHROUGH
360º VIRTUAL TOUR

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MEET THE CREW

Capt. John Mikulka


A thirst for adventure and experiences encapsulate who Captain John is. Growing up in Michigan he developed a lifelong love of hockey and working on hot rods and classic cars with his dad. He’s earned a Master Mechanics degree; not to mention learning to surf, sail and dive while living in Florida. He’s currently working towards his private pilot’s license when he’s not busy sailing the high seas. Being in the water or on it has become his chief form of recreation and relaxation, and he loves to share these passions with his guests.


With over 75,000 nautical miles of experience in South America, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean and Florida Captain John is more than comfortable on the water. John even holds thirty-year speed records for both north and south bound transits along the eastern seaboard of the United States. Working with Heather he enjoys crafting custom experiences for guests whether it’s finding amazing snorkeling, quiet coves, or sailing the days away.

Chef Elise Esposito


Born and raised in southern New Jersey just outside Philadelphia and Delaware. Elise has a strong Italian background with a love of food, family and travel. Her earliest memories start with cooking with her grandmother. They loved to cook authentic Italian dishes from scratch. Growing up in a large Italian family meant big Sunday dinners were a tradition in our household. This was the start of her love for cooking.

Elise studied Business and Economics in College while continuing traveling and exploring different culinary delights with every venture abroad. She soon moved to New York City to start a business career among the hustle and bustle of city life. She quickly found that her earlier love of travel, exploration of local cuisines, and sailing the blue green waters of the Mediterranean and Caribbean kept calling her away.

Before long, she had traveled 35 countries and all throughout the states with some destinations visited several times only to find an intense realization that her heart’s desire was in sharing her sailing and culinary life experiences with others to create a memorable vacation adventure.
With years of knowledge acquired during her travels and with great passion, Elise creates healthy, deep flavored dishes and well-planned combinations prepared with the highest quality ingredients. My cooking style is healthy and pure with great flavor for the palate and prepared the traditional way but served with a modern twist for your enjoyment. Any diets and personal preferences are always welcomed.

DINING

DAY BREAK

Fresh juices, coffee and tea will be served every morning accompanied by granola, cereals and a local fruit platter with fresh baked breads and muffins. 

Pineapple Pancakes - Enjoy the blend of tropical flavors with these fluffy pineapple pancakes and homemade coconut syrup.

Vegetable Frittata - Eggs mixed with a variety of colorful vegetables and cheese. Baked to perfection and topped with fresh herbs.

Create Your Own Omelet - A French Omelet made with your choice of vegetables, cheeses, spinach and sautéed onions.

Eggs Benedict With Jumbo Lump Crab - Toasted English muffin layered with a slice of Canadian bacon, poached egg and jumbo lump crab meat. Topped with a rich and creamy hollandaise sauce and vibrant fresh herbs.

Perfectly Golden French Toast - Fluffy Brioche bread dipped in a vanilla and cinnamon mixture. Topped with powdered sugar, fresh berries and homemade syrup.

Cast Iron Shakshuka - Poached Eggs in a spicy tomato sauce with fresh herbs and avocado.

Classic American Breakfast - Eggs cooked to order with a side of bacon or sausage and classic crispy breakfast potatoes. Accompanied with a fruit and yogurt parfait. 


MID DAY

Crab Cakes - Maryland style crab cakes with jumbo lump crab meat served over a bed of vegetables with a delicious horseradish sriracha remoulade.

Spicy Shrimp Sushi Tower - Four layers starting with sushi rice. Then cucumbers and avocado, fresh mango salsa and spicy shrimp. Topped with black sesame seeds.

Seafood Bouillabaisse - Lobster, mussels, clams and scallops in a flavorful broth thickened with healthy vegetables and served with toasted French bread.

Seared Scallops - Scallops seared to perfection in an orange rum sauce overtop a sweet potato purée. 

Summer Peach Spinach Salad - Grilled peaches over a bed of spinach. Packed with creamy goat cheese, avocado and crunchy toasted almonds and then drizzled with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette.

Shrimp Tacos - Spicy grilled jerk shrimp tacos with pineapple salsa. Topped with a creamy pina colada sauce.

Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken - Baked chicken in a peppery creamy lemon sauce served over almond rice with fresh vegetables. 


HORS D'OEUVRES

Served with refreshing Cocktails, Wine or Champagne. 

Charcuterie Board

Sushi Assortment

Mahi Mahi Ceviche

Creamy Cucumber Gazpacho

Melon, Prosciutto and Mozzarella Skewers topped with a Balsamic glaze

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches

Teriyaki Salmon Bites

Grilled Caprese toast with burrata cheese and grilled avocados

Tuna Sashimi and avocado wonton cups

Homemade Pumpkin and Ricotta Ravioli


MAIN 

Steak Oscar - Filet Mignon topped with Crab meat and a homemade Bearnaise sauce. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus

Parmesan Pesto Tilapia - Tilapia broiled to a cheesy golden perfection and topped with pesto and fresh chopped tomatoes. Served with a truffle risotto and vegetables.

Lamb Kleftiko - Tender Lamb Shanks baked to perfection served over a potato puree with green beans and a red wine jelly sauce.

Baked Wild Striped Sea Bass - Sea Bass with Braised Daikon Radish and Piquillo Peppers in a Butter Sauce

Honey Garlic Salmon - Seared Salmon in a honey garlic sauce served with potato wedges and roasted red peppers

Cabernet Braised Short Ribs - Short Ribs baked in a cabernet wine sauce. Served with mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables.

Apricot Dijon Glazed White Fish - Local fresh caught fish baked in an apricot Dijon glaze with ginger and lime. Served over couscous rice and fresh greens.


DESSERT

Poires Belle Helene - Classic French dessert of poached pears dipped in chocolate sauce with a side of vanilla bean ice cream and toasted almonds.

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse - Light and fluffy hazelnut mousse topped with a homemade whipped cream and dusted with cocoa powder.

Lemon Semifreddo - Refreshing lemon semifreddo served on top of an Italian sponge cake with whipped cream and lemon zest.

Panna Cotta - Delicious Coconut Panna Cotta with Blackberry, Thyme and Sloe Gin Compote.

Almond Joy Pie - Enjoy pure coconut heaven with this almond joy pie. Coconut filling inside an Oreo crust with whipped cream and chocolate sauce drizzle and flakes of coconut topping.

Tiramisu - Authentic Italian Tiramisu. Elegant, rich layering of bold espresso and coco, creamy mascarpone cheese and ladyfinger cookies.

Mango Mousse Cake - This tropical whipped mango mouse is layered with coconut sorbet and then topped with fresh diced mangoes and coconut flakes.


SHIP'S BAR

Soft drinks, sodas, water, beers & well drinks are available all day for your enjoyment.

Spirits include: Tito’s Vodka, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Jack Daniels, Jose Quervo and Patron Tequilas, A variety of local Rums and an assortment of liqueurs.

Wines pairings (Chefs discretion) with each dinner. Custom wine orders available through the preference sheet process.

Beer is stocked per your request (subject to availability in the Islands.) Options include: 

Bud & Bud Lite, Coors Lite, Corona, Michelob Ultra, Miller Lite, Caribe and Presidente / Presidente lite


If your preferred premium wines and/or spirits are not included in the above please let us know and we will do our best to have them on board (subject to island availability) at additional cost.

TESTIMONIALS
February 2021

Blew away expectations. Capt. John & Jody were awesome! Food was fantastic! Best vacation I have ever been on...will return soon!

July 2020
The trip was great. We loved John and Heather. They were very knowledgeable and fun. We felt very safe in their hands. One of the highlights was getting to sail to St. Croix. They put up the sails and turned off the motor and the wind took over. It was amazing! Buck Island over there was awesome, too. Beautiful water and sand. We had the beach all to ourselves.

Really, nothing to complain about besides me ruining my phone and Mark, not my Mark, but the other Mark with us, stepped on a black sea urchin and got all the needles in his foot and toes. We had to call an ambulance. We were at Oppenheimer Beach. They didn’t treat him though. Said they would dissolve on their own, and they did.

We snorkeled several times and saw lots of sea turtles and stingrays and got to hold a sea urchin and huge starfish. Lots of yummy food and drinks....I could go on and on. Will post more pics on my Facebook page in a day or two when I have time to go through them all.

I’m ready to go back next summer! Thanks again for helping me with this trip!!

February 2020

Name: Deb
Yacht: RUMBA with John Mikulkac and Heather Monroe
Charter Dates: 2020-02-03 16:00 to 2020-02-10 12:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Absolutely!!

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Absolutely!

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Absolutely!

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Absolutely! It was amazing in taste and presentation!

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Absolutely!

6. Additional comments on your charter?
We had an amazing trip with Capt John & Heather! They went above and beyond to make our trip memorable. They even toured us around Anegada in a jeep/truck for the entire day when they could have had the time to themselves! The food was amazing! Who thought you could prepare gourmet meals in a TINY kitchen with no stove! And the portions were perfect. Not too heavy. Best of all, they are both experienced sailors so we had many beautiful sails with them! We were pleasantly surprised at how well they knew the USVI and BVI islands, as they are somewhat new to the area, but you would never know by the knowledge of snorkel spots, restaurants, island history, etc that they shared with us. We would definitely sail again with them!

January 2020

We had a great week of island hopping aboard the Rumba – we did seven different islands in our seven days. The boat’s accommodations were very nice and we had plenty of fresh water for showers and such. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate with us all of the time, providing some high winds and multiple squalls. The good news was that the boat could sail really fast and we got to see multiple rainbows. I will give Captain John a lot of credit for always finding us a really calm harbor to sleep in. The crew made a lot of really good recommendations for where to visit, and then which bars or restaurants to go to once we got there. They also found us a bunch of really interesting places to snorkel. First Mate Heather did a really nice job with food prep on the boat – I especially recommend the ginger scones and the Mexican street corn. I would also like to thank Heather for her infinite patience while answering all of my questions regarding how to sail. Overall a great trip – I highly recommend the Rumba and its crew.

Scott C

January 2020
This was my first trip like this. I had always wanted to take a cruise on a catamaran and island hop. Thought it would be an amazing experience and this trip was.
Heather and John are true professionals. From the moment we met them the hat two main focuses, safety and comfort.
Both of them took time to make sure all were having a good time and were quick to inform us of how to safely enjoy all aspects of the boat and the islands we visited.
Multiple times we had to take a dingy to the islands, here is were their experiences dealing with guests who are not proficient with getting in and out of a dingy was very evident. Never once did I feel unsafe or nervous.

Heather is an amazing chief. Breakfast and lunch was served on the boat and each one was better than the next. Always request her chorizo tacos omg they were good...

I can’t imaging not requesting this dynamic, professional and extremely fun team for my next trip...

-Kharl

January 2020
John and Heather were fantastic! They are not only professional and accomplished sailors, but are friendly, thorough and accommodating. First class service all the way around. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip on Rumba, and are already planning another trip with them.
Scott

2019
My husband and I had the best time with our daughter and son-in-law sailing on the Appledore! What an amazing way to spend an afternoon. Captain John and crew Sydney and Jack were engaging and entertaining. We laughed, enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine, drinks and each other's company. John shared the history of both the boat and the Camden community. We would do this again in a heartbeat!

2019
The sail was excellent, saw a variety of excellent views, it was very smooth going. My favorite part of the sail was the crew. Captain John is very knowledgeable and has a terrific sense of humor.

2019
We've been sailing on the Appledore every summer for 20 years, and the crew never disappoints. Particularly Capt John and his crew, they are excellent and made it a fun trip. Even learned things about the area we never knew.

2019

Fortunate to have picked a beautiful day to sail. The Captain and crew were awesome and engaging. They paid attention to detail and guests. Captain was very informative and genuinely cared about what he does. Worth the price of admission!! Two thumbs up!!!!

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