Who We Are

Experienced Captains- Rod Lowe and Clare Chaffey

For Rod and Clare, there is something about being on the ocean, swimming with marine life and witnessing what mother nature can do that makes them realize that life is like the ocean. It can be calm and still or rough and rigid, but in the end it's always beautiful.

Before the passion for sailing and the ocean took over Rod's life, his background consisted of years in the hospitality industry from owning various restaurants and drinking establishments to working at hotels on the west coast of the US. Rod also lived in the islands so his “local knowledge” is vast when it comes to knowing whom to call for the best island excursions. Rod is the king of any ship’s kitchen and can whip us some fabulous foods and infamous for those morning Bloody Mary's.  Rod is a certified US Coast Guard Master Captain, International Sailing Certificate, CPR, First Aid, AED, STCW certified and an Open Water Diver.

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The transition for Clare was to exit the corporate world and become nomadic. Clare lived by or on the water all her life. Born and raised in the UK, one of the very best known islands, and relocating all over the world for several years.  Clare discovered sailing one afternoon in the Bahamas when, with a few hours to spare, she hopped on a Hobie Cat and the rest is history.  She enjoys long sails, navigating small yet beautiful islands, overnights on a boat, and snorkeling whenever she can. Clare is a US Coast Guard Captain, Open Water and Advanced Open Water Diver Certified, CPR, First Aid, and AED certified.

In their spare time, they spend their days seeking cool new places to sail, scuba diving, and creating culinary delights that they have discovered in their travels.

Bloody Mary

About the Cracker Jack Experience

Comfortable private catamaran cruises

A Cracker Jack Life sailing excursion offers one of the most unique vacation experiences imaginable and gives the freedom no other vacation can. With us, this is an ideal way to explore parts of the world you have always wanted to visit. Whether you want a week to two week adventure there is no better way to spend quality time with family or friends than on a private Cracker Jack Life charter. The good news is NO SAILING or BOATING experience required, just your love of the water, then add beaches, water sports, sailing and exploring. Top that off with awesome beach bars plus fabulous restaurants and you have the perfect vacation everyone will love.

We have access to a variety of Catamarans, each one has its own unique personality just like you. Let us know the size of your party and we'll select the perfect cat!

With ample space in both interior and exterior and a more shallow draft than a monohull sailboat a catamaran will take you closer to beaches and shores and is an excellent choice  for island exploration.

Here's what makes your catamaran so comfortable and versatile:

  • Spacious galley to prepare wonderful meals
  • Large decks for sun bathing or star gazing
  • Each well-appointed stateroom will have its own private shower and toilet (WC)
  • Outdoor dining area allows for a large group to enjoy dining together
  • A cockpit area where you can drive the boat or watch the captain