Palm Tree Charters was founded by John and Sue Brandi in 2005. John and Sue built a successful business that has become an island favorite. Captain John Brandi retired in 2014.
Captain Jimmy Key & 1st Mate Bridgett Key
Jimmy and Bridgett Key were living in the Caribbean pursuing life long dreams of island life and a more simple way of life. Through their friendship with the Brandiís, Jimmy and Bridgett purchased Palm Tree Charters in 2014.
Jimmy and Bridgett are honored and excited to continue the Palm Tree Charters tradition of providing a great experience and fun days on the beautiful Caribbean waters of the US and British Virgin Islands.
Jimmy is a Coast Guard licensed captain. Jimmy is full of stories about the islands and it characters (Including Capt. John!). Jimmy and Bridgett will make sure your day is relaxing and fun, and you will enjoy their company.
Captain Sara McCutcheon
Sara grew up in Boise, Idaho and after becoming scuba certified went on a dive trip to Cozumel, Mexico where she discovered warm water! After graduating high school she moved to Hawaii to get a degree in Biology and Marine Science and further her diving career. Sara moved to the Florida Keys and worked as a Marine Field Instructor at a camp for school kids, where she took the students out on day excursions to learn about the ecology of the seagrass beds, mangrove stands, and coral reef. During these trips, Sara was the captain, lifeguard and marine educator. She later became a scuba instructor and dive boat captain. After working in the Florida Keys for about 10 years, Sara moved to St. John where she joined the Palm Tree Charters team in 2016.
& Ryan Granger