Love City Excursions is owned and operated by Joe and Katie Zachary. Joe and Katie have lived on Saint John in Love City for over ten and eleven years, respectively.
Joe and Katie are both US Coast Guard 100 ton licensed captains and have worked in the US and British Virgin islands on various charter boats for over 16 years combined. After a short stint back stateside in 2013, they decided to move back to Saint John and pursue opening their own charter boat business on the little island they love. After finding the perfect boat in their 33 foot World Cat, Love City Excursions was born!
Meet Your Captains
Joe Zachary is originally from Nashville Tennesee, a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee, and grew up loving the water; spending time kayaking, river rafting, and generally enjoying the outdoors. Joe moved to Saint John 8 years ago with the dream of spending his time scuba diving, and quickly realized he loved sailing and day chartering. Joe has been captaining larger vessels in the USVI and BVI for the past four years, with a short stint captaining in Charleston, SC. He is currently our full time captain and loves helping our guests have the best day of their vacation!
Katie is originally from Colorado but grew up with a distinct love for the water, spending vacations in the Caribbean and Hawaii and lifeguarding and teaching swimming lessons throughout high school and college. After graduating from Colorado State University in 2006, she moved to Saint John and first worked at Maho Bay Campground before finally settling, happily, into working on the water. With 11 years of experience in the USVI and BVI waters, Katie is sure to find you a perfect day, no matter your needs. You will find her most commonly as the voice behind almost all communications for the company, and she also works full time as a licensed real estate agent with Holiday Homes of St. John.
Captain Ryan, originally from Ohio, has called the Virgin Islands home since 2005, having lived on both St. John and St. Thomas at times. An avid outdoorsman, he can frequently be found on one of the beaches, hiking trails, or reefs around St. John while not on charter. Ryan began his career as a sailboat crew and later captain, working with Captain Joe early on in their marine careers. He now enjoys the longer range and abundant stops afforded by private power boat charters and CatZilla. He enjoys making personal connections with his guests and is committed to making each charter a highlight his guests will remember for years to come.