The Boat – Ocean Spirit

Ocean Spirit, our boat, was manufactured in Germany in 2001. She is a Bavaria 44 and sails fabulously. Our Boat’s Cockpit is ROOMY and COMFORTABLE!! The fore-deck is great for working on your tan with a cool cocktail!!


Our boat started her sailing career as a term charter boat in the British Virgin Islands. Next she was used for week long sailing courses.

Owner-Operator Dave instructed on her for two weeks and Knew she was his hearts desire. Ocean Spirit now sails the magical waters of St Thomas, St John and their barrier islands reefs for Oh Be Joyful Sailing excursions in the US Virgin Islands.

Captain of the Ship

Jocelyn has sailed the Caribbean sea aboard the Ocean Spirit since September of 2011.

Jocelyn comes from the small town of Badian on the beautiful big island of Cebu in the Philippines. She grew up in a big happy family with eight siblings. She started to care for her siblings at age of eight. She loves to care for children and seniors. Her favorite interest in life is dealing with people. Since she was a teenager she has had experience in many businesses. She was a sales clerk in a meat shop for ten years. She was a real estate agent for five years in the southern part of Cebu. During this time she also did volunteer work as a social health worker. Now she is the Captain for Oh Be Joyful Sailing St Thomas and St Johns BEST DAY SAIL VALUE

You will delight in her hospitality and generosity. Join Jocelyn’s journey on a day of sailing adventure and gorgeous Virgin Islands Excursions where ever the wind blows!!!

Oh Be Joyful sailing also uses the boating skills of certified captains Alan and Torq.  Alan (Boston, USA) has done several transatlantic deliveries and has sailed the Virgin Islands for the last eight years.  Torq (Oslo,Norway) is also a certified captain that has sailed the Virgin Islands for the last seven years and has extensive boating experience.

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First Mate Genie

Genie is another seafaring Filipina that has sailed the Virgin Islands and all of the Caribbean seas for the last 11 years.  She lives aboard and navigates her own 44 foot sailboat.  She is great, capable and entertaining crew to have aboard!

Will does marketing and sales for Oh Be Joyful sailing and also has extensive deckhand experience in Southern California and Baja Mexico.  In the Virgin Islands he discovered the art of spearfishing and while not a free diver of any kind enjoys bringing in a fresh catch. Will also managed charter services in Beautiful Koh Samet (pirate island) Thailand.

 

 

Sophia the Wonder Dog

Sophia, (a 9 lb. rat terrier) was hired by Captain Dave for both her domestic and First Mate experience. She excels at dish washing (cream cheese removal a specialty), making beds (out of our guest’s finest towels and outerwear), protecting the boat from the evils of boat hooks, orchestrating proper mooring retrievals, stealing the heart (and the steak) of her Dad on a daily basis, and making our guests wish they could steal HER.