Cuisine

 

Renowned master chef, John Myers, brings a wealth of culinary vision and international flair to Eros, with a focus on artfully presented cuisine prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients. We strive to accommodate all preferences and dietary restrictions. Child-friendly menus, late-night snacks, and picnic boxes to go can also be arranged. Our final menu selections are partly determined by the fresh ingredients available on each of the islands we visit, but you can view some of our sample menus here.

 

 


Crew

Your Eros charter crew includes our Captain, Chef, First Mate, Steward, and Deckhand. All crewmembers are licensed full-time professionals, certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. Their love for sailing is matched by their steadfast commitment to your safety and comfort. 

Alastair Doyne-Ditmas, Captain 
Capt. Alastair Doyne-Ditmas hails from the United Kingdom, where he was educated at Nautical College and served in the Royal Navy Reserve. His first service employment was as an assistant boatman to Cliveden, Lord Astor’s stately home. A professional yachtsman for twenty nine years with a specialty in wooden yacht construction and design, he brings a calm and informative presence to the vessel he commands. All guests, and especially families and children, find themselves welcomed with open arms in the knowledge that their safety and comfort are of highest priority. His experience and familiarity with Eros’ cruising grounds promise a spirit of adventure, enjoyment and security.

Wilson Willkom, First Mate/Engineer/Bosun
A native of the Philippines, Wilson’s work as a research technician in Biotech brought him to the US in 1999. He spent most of his free time climbing the Sierra Nevada Mountains and sailing on the San Francisco Bay. Wilson has sailed extensively in California, Mexico and the Caribbean as both crew member and skipper. He joined Eros in 2012 for a charter season in the Caribbean which included the voyage from San Francisco to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands via the Panama Canal. A consummate professional whose love for Eros matches his passion for sailing, Wilson takes great pride in her care and upkeep.  Dedicated to pleasing guests and captain alike, he is beloved for his cheerful and welcoming disposition.

Renée Randolph Myers, Stewardess
Renée brings 20 years of hospitality and catering leadership to Eros, where she combines her talent and professionalism with her love for sailing. A product of California’s food & wine entertainment boom, she has managed countless affairs through the years, from high-profile corporate and public events to intimate private dinners. Her attention to detail, style and simplicity reflect her early background in TV advertising production. No stranger to the sailing world, her yachting hospitality credits include the Presidential Yacht, Potomac, America's Cup, Moet Cup, Louis Vuitton Cup and the Mayor's Cup Yacht Races in Newport, RI. Her warmth and conviviality, combined with a passion for world travel, make her at home with Eros guests from around the world, from our youngest to our most seasoned travelers. Renée is eager to learn her guests’ favorite items so that she can prepare Eros for your arrival in the most personal way.


Sailing Eros

Sailing a large classic like Eros is pure joy for veteran and novice sailors alike. Under a warm, tropical breeze, she heels gently and accelerates to ten knots or more, easily keeping pace with lighter and newer yachts. Guests can hoist sails, grind winches, take the wheel, or sit back and watch the crew at their positions; all once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Experienced sailors are welcome to charter Eros for one of the several classic yacht regattas she participates in during the year.


Activities

The perfect vacation for all generations, Eros offers a wealth of activities for any age, ability and thirst for adventure. We appreciate that some guests seek the thrill of water sports, while others exalt in the simple thrills of standing at the bow, watching pods of dolphins gracefully leap out of the water as they swim alongside. 

For the days you venture ashore, our crew can assist with recommendations and reservations, from finding a secluded beach cove to booking a zip line adventure and beyond. Guests going ashore are given handheld VHF radios to stay in contact with our crew. Ready for pick up? Just give us a call. 

On water or land, our guests are never without options. Eros is stocked with all the toys and equipment necessary to enjoy the following activities:

ON THE BOAT

Sunbathing  
Shade lounging  
Fishing
Whale watching (seasonal) 
Yacht sailing lesson
Evening cocktails
Library
Board games and card games
Electric Piano
2 Bluetooth sound system  
Satellite Flat Screen TV
DVR with 1000+ movies, or plug in personal device to play your own movie library to the TV
Wireless high speed internet (charges apply) 

In the Water

Waterskiing
Wakeboarding
Tubing
Kayaking
Paddle boarding
Snorkeling
Swimming
Dinghy Sailing/Lessons

On Land

Land Excursions*
Concierge services for restaurant and activity reservations
Recommendations and delivery to the best beaches
Beach barbecue
Horseback riding*
ATV rides*
Zip lining*
Jeep Canopy Tours*
Shopping
Art galleries
Cooking classes*
Spa treatments*

*Additional charges may apply.


Safety on Board

The safety of our guests is our highest priority. All crewmembers are trained in CPR, and Eros is stocked with adult and child-size life jackets as well as a complete medical first aid kit. On board satellite phone and Wi-Fi internet keep us in contact with the mainland, and our sailing routes mean we are never far from medical facilities if needed.