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.
Meet our 2nd Captain
Raised in Upstate NY, Ty Travis has spent his life in and around the water as a lifeguard, competitive diver and swim coach. With a passion for travel & education, he became a Scuba Instructor after graduating college and also worked as a swim teacher. Ty learned sailing & seamanship working as a deckhand and dive instructor on several yachts in Australia, Indonesia and the Caribbean.
He gained his Captains License after moving to the VI in 2014.
He loves teaching people about oceanography/conservation, marine life, geology and local history. Safety and customer satisfaction are his top priorities.
100 Ton Master Boat Captain
PADI & SSI Open Water Dive Instructor
CPR/First Aid Instructor