Crew Profile

Mike and Lesley

Mike and Lesley

Warm and friendly, Captain Mike and Chef Lesley Blamey will spoil you with true  South African hospitality.  They traveled extensively making friends around the world, and decided that once their children had graduated they would pursue a more relaxed lifestyle sharing their love of the ocean, water sports, traveling, meeting new people and enjoying different cultures and cuisine.

They have sailed  the Pacific and Indian Ocean Islands, and  previously owned a successful Charter Catamaran specializing in Scuba Diving & Fishing holidays, in Madagascar. They set sail from Cape Town in 2008 – and have been successfully chartering Extasea in the Caribbean since November 2009.

Mike and Lesley have been happily married for 40 years. Their friendship, respect and happiness together makes them a great team, and they look forward to giving you a holiday of a lifetime.

You will meet them as their guests and leave Extasea as their friends.



  • Mike is a qualified RYA Yachtmaster with over 50,000 sea miles under his belt. It gives him great pleasure to assist a total novice in getting up and sailing with a little guidance and encouragement. He is also a qualified Padi Dive Master, and will happily assist certified divers on planning their dives and accompany them as their guide. As an accomplished water-skier, and surfer he will soon have you up and riding on your water sports of choice.  He is very competent in maintaining his yacht in ship shape order.  His warm and giving personality, love of life, sense of humor and honesty make him a great captain to sail with.  His  “generous”  barman’s skills and great tales will have guests laughing into the night.



  • Lesley is a certified diver and a true piscies. You’ll find her in the water as as much as on it. She will happily take you on guided snorkeling safaris, pointing out all the varied corals and fish found in the beautiful Caribbean waters. She is a natural earth mother, is fun, easy going, helpful and resourceful.    She will happily play surrogate “granny” to the kids while you enjoy a scuba dive or a visit to one of the fabulous beach bars or restaurants on the islands.   From the moment you board Extasea she will make you feel relaxed and at home, while attending to your every need. A great cook – who will delight you with her cuisine, which reflects their travels throughout the world, varied and beautifully presented.