The company uses advanced digital technology platforms to market, manage and operate in-destination tours, activities and events in the U.S. and the Caribbean. With several operating entities including Seas the Day Charters USVI, Tall Ship Windy in Chicago, Paradise Adventures Catamarans and Watersports in Panama City Beach, Florida and Magens Hideaway; Amphitrite is already one of the largest maritime tour activity operators in North America and the U.S. Virgin Islands. With a foundation rooted in digital technology and innovation, Amphitrite companies are consistently ranked as the leading tour activity operator in the markets they serve.
Amphitrite in lore is the goddess-queen of the sea, wife of Poseidon, and eldest of the fifty Nereides. She was the female personification of the sea - the mother of fish, seals and dolphins. When Poseidon first sought Amphitrite's hand in marriage, she fled his advances, and hid herself away near Atlas in the Ocean stream at the far ends of the earth. The dolphin-god Delphin eventually tracked her down and persuaded her to return to wed the sea-king. The predecessor company of Amphitrite was HAM and Cheese Events LLC started by our CEO and President Hope Stawski. As a tour activity company rooted in the maritime tradition, Amphitrite pays homage to both the sea and our companies founding.
We are a full-service charter company based in St. Thomas USVI that works tirelessly to ensure you and your guests enjoy your time while on island in the Virgin Islands. From private day sails, week long vacations to fast and fun trips to the British Virgin Islands, we will ensure you and your party have fun and stay safe doing it!
At Seas the Day Charters, we offer you the finest late model charter boats for private day sails or power boat rentals. We have 12 company owned yachts, sailing catamarans and power boats to choose from. And, all of our private day charters include ice, water, soda and beer. All of our sailing catamarans also include our signature Seas the Day Rum Punch – guaranteed to make you island happy!
We employ only the island’s best talent; our Captains are all highly certified with the vessels they sail, our First Mates have years aboard luxury sail vessels taking care of guests’ and the well-being of the boat. You are in superior hands when you board a Seas the Day Charters watercraft.
Our “On Island” team will make sure that every detail is attend to and works to exceed your expectations. Whether you need transportation to and from our boats, a special bottle of champagne or even a Calypso band playing when you arrive to the marina; we can make it happen for you to create a memory that will last a lifetime. We promise to make your private charter “The Best Day of Your Vacation”. This is why we are the #1 Outdoor Activity as rated by Tripadvisor and selected for the 2021 Travelers Choice Award. Let us show you the crystal clear waters of the Virgin Islands and the beauty of our island.
The Tall Ship Windy, sailing from Navy Pier in Chicago, is a 148-foot, traditional four-masted gaff topsail schooner. She offers fireworks cruises, pirate cruises, and a variety of other public and private cruises in Chicago. She is built of modern materials, however, like old trading schooners and sail training ships, the WINDY has all the character and charm of the great Age of Sail.
Windy was built by Detyens Shipyard, Inc. of Charleston, SC. A custom design, she was conceived by Captain Robert Marthai “Captain Bob,” longtime sailor and traveler, who also became a maritime adventurer, maritime historian, designer, and shipbuilder. Windy was welcomed as the biggest and newest schooner to the Lake Michigan Fleet in July 1996. Windy reveals her designer’s love of the traditional sailing ship, yet integrates modern amenities and safety items such as pressurized plumbing, bow thrusters for docking, and a 300 hp Cummins diesel engine.
From the beginning, her mission was intended to bring Tall Ship sailing to the public, for enjoyment, personal and spiritual growth, and self-discovery. In the years since coming to Navy Pier, Windy saw many thousands of students, Girl Scout, Boy Scouts, youth groups, families, and other guests across her decks for educational cruises, daysailing, festivals, and religious, corporate, and private celebrations.
Her skyline cruises became legendary and Windy was awarded the status of official flagship of the City of Chicago, by Mayor Richard M. Daley in 2006.
Windy provides an opportunity for people from all walks of life to experience an authentic tall ship and crew while sailing in a safe and protected waterway.
Windy’s Mission: Our goal is to inspire those who may have never been sailing, as well as to intrigue those who are experienced sailors. An adventure on Tall Ship Windy is ideal for families and groups wanting a fun/educational time, romantics of all ages, history buffs, those seeking creative and spiritual inspiration, or just friends out to have a wonderful sailing experience AND a truly unique view of our fair city of Chicago.
Paradise Adventures Catamaran will always strive to provide our guests the highest level of customer service within our industry. We will make every effort to exceed our guests expectations by providing a fun, entertaining and unique experience that will make lasting memories of their vacation on Panama City Beach.
The goal of Paradise Adventures is to have the most entertaining experience that would help create lifetime memories to share. Our highly trained staff and crew are the very best around. They are always professional and friendly towards all of our guests.
We have two U.S.C.G. certified Catamarans in our fleet. Our largest Catamaran, called the “Privateer”, is a 52 foot and can carry up to 78 passengers for your comfort. Our smaller Catamaran is called the “Footloose”, that is a 40 foot and can take out up to 38 passengers. We offer the safest, memorable and exciting water excursions along the Gulf Coast. Paradise Adventures Catamaran is known as the most professional and best Catamaran experiences along the Gulf Coast! The “Privateer” and “Footloose” Catamarans offer large and spacious decks with plenty of seating, sunning nets, wind and rain coverage, shaded cockpits, attached slide off of the back of the boat (on the Privateer), fully stocked bar, and clean on-board restrooms. Both catamarans are now located behind The Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf and Spa Resort.
New For 2021 Watersports
Beginning in March 2021, we expanded to offer Pontoon Rentals, Paddle Board Rentals, Clear Bottom Kayak Rentals, and 6-passenger Dolphin & Snorkeling Tours on our Center Console Boat. The Watersports activities will be offered at the docks located behind Bluegreen’s Bayside Resort & Spa.
Amphitrite Digital has publicly announced its objective to reach $100m in annual revenue by 2026 through both organic growth and acquisitions. We will be expanding in the Great lakes, East Coast, Texas, Florida and the Caribbean.
If you own and operate a maritime charter company or tour activity operator, feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always looking for GREAT companies to become part of the Amphitrite family.
Come Aboard the 148' Four Mast Schooner and Enjoy a Sail on Lake Michigan from May through September.
Operating Year Round, Seas the Day Charters Ten Company Owned Charter Boats Give Our Guests "The Best Day Of Their Vacation".
A Chicago Tradition, Our Guests Enjoy Sailing, Pirates, Some Education and Yes, Rum.