Our Story

Meet Our Crew

Monique Mills

Monique Mills


Co Founder of JSC and Captain, Monique Mills is an RYA Certified Yachtmaster and avid ocean conservationist bringing her Eco-Savvy to the fleet. Her passion is exploring the seas and providing sustainable sailing adventures. Her mission is to use sailing to connect her guests to the ocean and foster appreciation of the local culture.  She is always keen to share her enthusiasm by guiding her guests above and below the waves on a relaxing snorkeling safari.

Dwayne Haywood

Dwayne Haywood


An accomplished sailor, Captain Dwayne Haywood keeps our Jambalaya Jammin. Dwayne is a professional seaman and a certified diesel mechanic. Originally from Guyana, he has spent the past 18 years working as a Captain and mechanic on a fleet of charter yachts giving him a breadth of experience in the region and a wealth of knowledge.

Adding to Dwayne’s charming humour and calm demeanor, he also flaunts some impressive talent in the kitchen.

Kendon Victor

Kendon Victor

1st Mate

Kendon joined the Jambalaya crew recently to become 1st mate. After working together on a big project in the shipyard, we just knew that this young man needed to become a sailor. As 1st mate, Kendon is the right hand man to the Captain and has a tenacious enthusiasm for everything he tackles.

Kendon’s adventurous spirit is a welcome asset and a delight to have on our charters.

Tim ‘Timmy’ Viechveg

Tim ‘Timmy’ Viechveg

Maintenance Engineer & Host

Tim ‘Timmy’ Viechveg is as kind hearted as his big smile.  A man of many talents, he is a national cyclist, triathlete and one of the best marine mechanics on the island. He has double duty for Jambalaya being our maintenance engineer who keeps everything ship shape, and a very cool host who is always keen to guide our guests on a snorkeling safari.

Introducing 73ft Schooner Jambalaya

2002 73ft Schooner Jambalaya

Registered Vessel: Grenada
Home Port: Grenada

Hull Material:Wood


‘Jambalaya’ is a 73ft wooden Staysail Schooner built in Carriacou in 2002. Her traditional wooden boat construction is blended with the latest nautical technology and outfitted to the highest standard. She was fully refitted in 2010, works included a 160HP engine, new mechanics, new electrics, new plumbing, etc. In November 2017, ‘Jambalaya’ was hauled out and painted. In October/November of 2020, she was hauled out for major restoration wood work. For this work, the original boat builder was enlisted to do the repairs. Jamalaya is in original condition. She is a 4 times winner of the Concours d’Elegance at the Antigua Classics Regatta and line honours on day 3 in 2017.

Additional Specs and Equipment

Builder: Alwen Enoe & Sons
Designer: Jessie Compton
Keel: Full


LOA: 73 ft 0 in
Beam: 16 ft 7 in
Length on Deck: 65 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 7 ft 2 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 4 in 2.3m
Ballast: 5897 kgs
Headroom: 9 ft 0 in

Yanamar Engine Total Power: 160 HP
Year Built: 2010
Engine Model: 4LHA HTP
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive

Fresh Water Tanks: (2000 Liters)

Fuel Tanks: (409 Liters)

Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 4
Number of heads: 3
Number of bathrooms: 3

Electrical Circuit: 110V

Electric windlass

‘Jambalaya’ is a 73ft wooden Staysail Schooner built in Carriacou in 2002. Her traditional wooden boat construction is blended with the latest nautical technology and outfitted to the highest standard.

She was fully refitted by her present owners in 2010, works included fitting a new engine, new mechanics, new electrics, new plumbing, etc.

In November 2017, ‘Jambalaya’ was repainted inside and out, so she is in as new condition.

In September 2020, Jambalaya got new owners who conducted a thorough restoration of the vessel, brining her into full new condition status. 

She is a 4 times winner of the Concours d’Elegance at the Antigua Classics Regatta and line honours on day 3 in 2017.


‘Jambalaya’ provides accommodation for 8 within 4 cabins.

There are two double cabins with a shared shower/toilet.

The magnificent master suite is light and airy with a king-size bed and 14ft headroom. It features an ensuite bathroom and its own personal entrance, giving total privacy. It also has a library, day bed and an office desk providing a comfortable area for relaxing.
Crew quarters has two single beds, storage, a head and separate entrance so guests are never disturbed.

Saloon and Galley

Jambalaya’s spacious, classic interior features varnished hardwoods, contrasting pleasantly with the traditionally white-painted decor. All interior soft furnishings have recently been renewed with soft fabrics and silk cushions that enhance Jambalaya’s traditional appearance. The large saloon/galley area provides a space for guests to relax and dine, with a large U-shaped sofa and folding dining table. The galley is well equipped with two fridges and two freezers (Waeco); stainless steel double sink, 4-burner stove with oven; varnished counter tops; and numerous draws and cupboards for crockery/cutlery for 8 people.
2020 5 NEW fire extinguishers
2020 new Stereo and cockpit speakers
2020 new propane hose and fittings to the stove


This 73ft Staysail Schooner is powered by a Yanmar 4LHHTP 160hp diesel engine from 2010, hydraulic wheel steering and a 24″ bronze Max Prop.

Honda 2000i generator.

Sails and Rigging

Staysail Schooner rigged ‘Jambalaya’ features Sitka spruce masts and spars (new in 2012) with Harken tracks and cars, stainless steel standing rigging.
Her sail inventory includes: mainsail, staysail, foresail, roller furling jib, fisherman and a Gollywobler reaching sail.

She also has sail covers including stack pack with lazy jacks on main.

Deck Gear includes:

Stern davits for dinghy
Awnings, fixed cockpit bimini
Solar panels (on top of bimini) : 4 @140W
D400 Wind Generator
Magma BBQ
Boarding ladder
Cockpit cushions 2020 new Sunbrella fabric
8 additional Captain’s seats (Sunbrella)
Fixed table with compass binnacle
Wheel with hydraulic steering
9x deck winches for sail control
Running lights & Spreader lights
6x large fenders
Numerous mooring ropes
2x life Buoys
3x fishing rods
2x Hammocks
Fresh & salt water deck hoses

Jambalaya Kiting
Jambalaya Kitchen

Responsible and Sustainable Voyages

Jambalaya Sailing Charters is committed to responsible and sustainable travel.

We are an ecofriendly operator and minimize our impact whenever possible.  The following is a guideline of how we manage and maintain the fleet, and contribute to a healthier ocean.

Our Code of Conduct:

The International Ecotourism Society defines ecotourism as “responsible travel to natural areas which conserves the environment and improves the welfare of the local people.”

  • Conscientious, low-impact visitor behaviour
  • Sensitivity towards, and appreciation of, local cultures and biodiversity
  • Support for local conservation efforts
  • Sustainable benefits to local communities
  • Local participation in decision-making
  • Educational components for both the traveller and local communities

Green Boating Guidelines

We operate our boats in an eco-friendly manner, following the Green Boating Guide from “Sailors for the Sea Organization” Read more here.

Jambalaya Sailing Charters Practices

Sunscreen. Please bring only sunscreens containing Zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide.  Sunscreens containing Oxybenzone, Avobenzone or Mexoryl SX are banned. These ingredients cause great harm the critters in the ocean and you. Sunscreens labelled ‘reef safe’ are often not. Check the ingredients. You may have to purchase zinc oxide and titanium dioxide based sunscreens in a health food store or order on amazon.

Toiletries: We insist on using biodegradable, phosphate free soaps and shampoos. Phosphates contribute to algae growth on coral which effectively suffocates and kills it. For an examination of whether or not your products are eco-friendly refer to www.ewg.org

Plastic Bottles.  There are no recycling facilities on any of the islands. Drinking water will be provided. We strongly discourage purchasing drinks in plastic bottles.

Power: For our power demands, we are equipped with 4 solar panels and 2 alternators operating from the diesel engine. As power is limited we ask that you do not use hair dryers or high electrical demand items. Offshore we must produce the power we consume.  Our solar panels should be able to produce all the power we need.

Harmful Products: When cleaning the boat inside and out we opt for non-chemical solutions when possible. During refueling it is critical to capture spillage. There are many things that can be done and every little bit counts.  One pint of fuel spilled will create a slick larger than a football field. We follow Sailors for the Sea ‘Green Boating Guidelines’.  https://www.sailorsforthesea.org/programs/green-boating-guide

Food and Provisioning: It is a priority to source our provisions locally. This has a two fold benefit. We are contributing to the local economy while lowering carbon foot print and making sustainable choices.  Fish is always from local fishermen. Fruits and vegetables are purchased from local markets and farmers.

Viewing Wildlife:  Please do not touch, chase or approach wildlife. We are observing animals in their habitat and chasing them prevents them from feeding and natural behavior.  You won’t get a better photo anyway.  Animal instincts are flight or fight – you don’t want either! When you see an animal – stay still – the animal will often relax and go about its business. Please remember that coral is a live animal – not a rock. Do not stand on it as you will cause damage to that species and usually cut yourself. Even the slightest cut can become inflamed and hazardous to your well-being. We discourage collecting of any kind, or the purchasing of ‘souvenirs’ collected from the ocean.

Cultural Appreciation: Locals are friendly. If you wish to take photos, please ensure you ask first. It’s easy to strike up a conversation, but don’t assume that everyone enjoys being a tourist attraction.

Rules: Drugs are illegal – even marijuana

Contributions: If you were inspired by the people or the environment that you travelled, consider about giving back and helping us to develop these communities and protect the environment. Join us in our efforts to advocate for the environment and sustainable development.

Our partner organization is Ocean Spirits. Since 2000, Ocean Spirits has been a critical non profit organization involved in the research rehabilitation of turtles as well as education programs aimed at the conservation of the species and its habitat. We actively contribute to fundraising on their behalf. if you wish to know more, make a donation or see some of the incredible work they do, click here:



Ocean Spirits Inc.

We are delighted to partner with Ocean Spirits to support the essential work they do in research, community engagement and preservation of the nesting sites for rare and endangered turtle species. Click here to donate, volunteer or particiate. If you are lucky to be here when the turtles are laying eggs or hatching, there is community outreach whe will provide escorts to the beach for a nominal fee.