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Capt. Brad Marquart

Brad Marquart grew up in a small Mississippi river town in Missouri. After completing a degree in Biology at a liberal arts college it was time for some adventure, and he left the Midwest for a new life on the ocean. He joined a commercial fisheries management consultancy in Alaska, working on fishing vessels to provide precise and timely data regarding fishery health directly to NOAA. After working aboard 12 large fishing and fish processing vessels operating out of Dutch Harbor and Juneau, he traded the Bering Sea for the Rocky Mountains and moved to Denver, Colorado. There he started as a bioenergy researcher developing alternatives to mining coal, before switching gears and becoming an environmental scientist liaising between the oil and gas industry and state regulatory bodies. However, his previous life on the ocean had left a mark.

Upon meeting Kristi, the new team set out to reconnect with previous careers on the water. Denver provides perhaps the most landlocked American Sailing School in the USA, and Kristi and Brad took every class they had time for. They left Denver for the east coast where they assisted with a sailboat delivery, and then took to new careers aboard a 74 foot charter ketch here in the Virgin Islands, which led to Brad earning his USCG 100-ton Master Captain’s license and moving on to operate charter catamarans. Now starting his fifth year in the term charter industry, Brad has also earned a advanced scuba certification and enjoys sharing chef’s and guide duties with his wife. An innate naturalist, he loves identifying fish and watching their behavior. He loves life most when guiding snorkel and hiking excursions in the beautiful Virgin Islands and when winding down with our always-interesting guests after a memorable day.

Chef Kristi Marquart

Kristi Marquart has a diverse background within the charter boat and restaurant industries. Her culinary interest sparked at an early age in her family’s restaurant and brewery in Kansas, where she worked every position throughout high school and college. Eager to grow in the hospitality industry after graduating from KU, Kristi went on to manage three successful restaurant openings across the country with a company that believed in serving real food sourced from American farmers. She has always loved to cook for friends and family but it was her experience working alongside talented chefs and restaurateurs that ultimately groomed Kristi for her role as the chef aboard Sea Esta. Her cuisine style utilizes fresh ingredients that bring both color and flavor to the plate. She obtains high quality cuts of meat and locally sourced eggs, produce and seafood (when available). Her menus are made with her guests preferences in mind, and she loves the creative freedom of serving beautiful meals that become a conversation piece over the table.

Kristi also holds a USCG 100-ton Master Captain’s license, a bachelor's degree in environmental science, an advanced diver certification, and ten years of experience handling various boats along the coasts of California, Georgia, South Carolina, and throughout the entire Eastern Caribbean. This is her eighth season operating charter boats out of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Kristi & Brad are honored to call Sea Esta home and will ensure your vacation is the kind you smile about for years to come.



All served with fresh fruit, coffee, hot tea & juice

Banana pancakes with toasted coconut and pecans

Orange cream french toast served with breakfast sausage

Caprese omelet with prosciutto, mozzarella, tomato, basil & balsamic glaze over local greens

Avocado toast topped with a poached egg, fresh cilantro & sweet smoked paprika

White cheddar, bacon & bell pepper egg boats and coffee cake

Raspberry puff pancake, vanilla yogurt and a side of bacon

Locally made bagels & smoked salmon platter with veggie cream cheese


Cajun crab cakes with sriracha aioli and a fresh citrus spinach salad

Cheeseburgers in paradise, grilled pineapple, rosemary french fries

Seared scallops with a caesar salad & tomato, basil, bell pepper soup

Grilled panini with turkey, prosciutto, brie, thin-sliced pear, mango chutney, arugula

Shrimp tacos with spicy slaw, queso fresco, cumin black beans

Chef salad with chicken, bacon, chèvre, avocado, heirloom tomatoes, honey dijon

BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches, apple cabbage slaw, crispy fried onions, baked beans


Cheese and charcuterie board

Tuna poke stack

Honey-pistachio baked brie

Mango summer rolls

Mediterranean spread

Fresh catch ceviche

Smoked trout with crème fraîche


Caribbean lobster tail | filet mignon | roasted garlic truffle mash | local microgreens

Jamaican jerk mahi | coconut rice | honey grilled starfruit | mango-bell pepper salsa

NY strip | buffalo shrimp | french onion risotto | gorgonzola cream sauce | heirloom carrots

Honey-dukkah lamb chops | traditional tabbouleh | warm boule bread

Grilled grouper | mushroom tortellini | sage brown butter | prosciutto-wrapped asparagus

Sweet and spicy salmon | vegetable fried rice | cucumber wakame salad

Tacos carne asada | pico de gallo | chipotle crema | grilled mexican street corn


Flourless chocolate torte with raspberry coulis

Lemon shortcake with fresh berries and lemongrass cream

Key lime mousse with ginger snap crumble

Dark chocolate bacon brownie with salted caramel sauce

Mango-mint sorbet topped with a chocolate-dipped strawberry

Orange Tea crème brûlée made with Grand Marnier and Earl Grey



*New For This Season*

Island Style Mojito with Cruzan light rum, Cruzan coconut rum, fresh squeezed lime, local passionfruit, and homemade mint simple syrup

Award Winning Thai One On with ginger infused Grey Goose, Thai basil & lemongrass simple syrup, fresh lemon and grapefruit

Watermelon Jalapeño Margarita with spicy infused Cuervo reposado, fresh lime, puréed watermelon and organic agave nectar

Mermaid Punch with Cruzan dark rum, Cruzan coconut rum, Blue Curaçao, pineapple juice and fresh lime

Classic Painkiller with Cruzan light rum, pineapple juice, orange juice and creamy coconut

Also Available:
Tito's | Deep Eddy Ruby Red
Tanqueray | Bombay
Cruzan Dark | Cruzan Light | Cruzan Coconut | Cruzan Banana | Goslings Black Seal | Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
Sauza Silver | Cazadores Reposado
Jim Beam | Evan Williams | Dewars White Label | Crown Royal
Cointreau | Grand Mariner | Peach Schnapps | Bailey’s | Kahlua | Triple Sec | Amaretto | Angostura Bitters

Coke | Diet Coke | Club Soda | Sprite | Ginger Ale | Ginger Beer | Ting | Orange Juice | Pineapple Juice | Cranberry Juice | Coco Lopez

July 2020
Kristi & Brad,
I can’t say enough amazing things about you both and our experience on Sea Esta! Y’all are so kind, talented, friendly and fun. We immediately felt welcome and relaxed from the second we stepped aboard. Thanks for being so flexible with coordinating a tandem sail so we could all be together, as well as have time apart! We hope our paths cross again and wish you so much luck and happiness in the future. Rock Chalk!
-Kristy & GW

P.S. Can’t wait for the cookbook! Best food ever!

July 2020
Kristi & Brad,
Thank you for such a memorable vacation. All the special touches, incredible food and amazing hospitality will stay with us forever. We appreciate all you did to make this the perfect trip. We will keep in touch via Insta and have fun watching your adventures!
Love, John & Chrissy

July 2020

Kristi & Brad-

Wow!! I can’t imagine a better experience for our Maiden Voyage sailing with you guys. The food was fresh, delicious, & always spot on, as well as your hospitality. We loved your easy going, laid back vibe. The wildlife was amazing too! I will never forget swimming with the dolphins & never tire of seeing another sea turtle. Thank you for the warmth you bring to the boat, always making us feel at home. Wishing you the best in all your future travels.

Godspeed & God Bless, Anna, Josh & Abby

July 2020
Brad & Kristi,
You both made us feel at home from the moment we came aboard! You knew what we needed even before we asked. Having never been on a sailboat before we were so thankful for your expertise. You worked together so wonderfully and truly fit our group perfectly. The meals were top notch! We feel like we have two new friends. Thank you for making this trip so very perfect, We hope to come aboard again, but for now, we must Get goin ;)
Mark & Julie S.

JUNE 2020

Brad & Kristi,
Wow! What an amazing trip we had on the beautiful Sea Esta! We've been on several of these sailing trips and normally head straight to the BVI's. It was such a surprise blessing to have to stay in the USVI's this time. We were able to experience a whole new world! We especially loved sailing to St. Croix, the amazing snorkeling at Buck Island, and the breathtaking sunsets from Frederiksted. We also learned that St. Thomas and St. John have many incredible stops!
Brad, you are a great Captain. You know all about the islands and sea life, while also upbeat and positive, making us all feel very safe. Kristi, you are a ray of sunshine!! Between the full breakfasts, cocktail of the day and incredible meals, I'm leaving feeling very relaxed and spoiled. The two of you make a tremendous team and I can't imagine what else you could have done to make this fabulous vacation any better. Thank you for everything and I hope to sail with you again soon!
Marie M.

March 2020
Brad & Kristi,
I had high expectations because of the great reviews we read but you exceeded those- above and beyond! Not only the food & drinks but your service and your personalities. You both are the best. We will miss you. Thanks for the best week of my life. You made turning 50 delightful!
Love, Chris

March 2020
Brad & Kristi,
I wouldn’t have wanted to spend this week any other way! Thank you for the amazing food & drinks and all the fun facts about the islands. I’m glad we were so fortunate to have you guys as our crew! Thank you for the amazing memories that we’ll have forever!
Spread love, William

February 2020
Kristi & Brad -
Y’all were amazing and made this week so special. We all knew we were in good hands! Thank you for the attention to detail and comforting presence. Please come see us in Atlanta :)
Randi & Mark

February 2020
Kristi & Brad -
What a wonderful experience Rich & I will treasure. Thank you for the gracious hospitality and expert sailing. This is probably the easiest going vacation I’ve ever had.
Thank you, Anastasia & Rich

February 2020
Dear Kristi / Brad - “Cause I got a peaceful easy feeling And I know you won’t let me down Cause I’m already standing on the ground.” Thank you. Jim B***

Such an amazing trip with you both. We will always remember you and your life’s adventure. Thank you so much,
Andrea & Jim

February 2020

Brad & Kristi- Wow and thank you. This was a very unique type of charter and you executed it perfectly. I love how kind and considerate you are of each other. For us, you were supremely flexible, patient and supportive. The cuisine was perfect - tasty, beautiful, and fresh, fresh, fresh. Kudos to you both for a great week.
Trish & Brad

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