Meet Julia & James
We're the Cognitos! A married couple from CA & TX who love to dance, travel, and live life on our own terms.
After 2 years of living aboard our catamaran, sailing the USA and Caribbean islands, we are now residents of Bonaire and make a living operating a charter business. We cater exclusively to small groups for day trips, sunset cruises, and liveaboard experiences. We love to host Americans...we get your jokes and movie quotes!
James is a USCG licensed Captain and certified PADI Master Scuba Diver trainer. He has trained divers for 20+ years, and enjoys showing the ropes to aspiring sailors. He is also an amazing cook! If you fancy, grab a guitar and jam with James.
Julia serves as First Mate and Stewardess. She keeps the boat's interior in tip-top shape and enjoys planning charters her guests will never forget! A life long dancer, she loves to Salsa & Cha-Cha with the Captain every chance she gets.
SV Lost Cat
SV Lost Cat is definitely the star of our show! She is a beautiful 43' Voyage Yachts Sailing Catamaran. With 3 cabins, she is a sought-after owners' version that gives us plenty of space and our guests plenty of privacy!
Meet Lost Cat's mascot - Kirby! He's a tough little guy that has fully embraced life as a boat cat. He's toiled trained, which means no stinky kitty litter on board.
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