Captain: Ryan Querry (33)
Ryan and Dani are an award winning duo, amassing a lifetime of experience and knowledge throughout their chartering career to date. These two possess a genuine ability to seamlessly mix fun with professionalism, leaving guests feeling welcome and well-accommodated. Dani and Ryan bring the culmination of their vast career experience to the guests of their newest endeavor, Stop Work Order.
Captain Ryan took to the great outdoors from the very start, growing up in the countryside of Ohio. Whether he was playing football or baseball, boating on the many nearby lakes, or taking family fishing trips to the lakes of Canada, he could be found enjoying what nature had to offer. Ryan brings that same appreciation for the outdoors to his career as a professional charter captain. He holds a 50-ton Coast Guard Credential with a sailing endorsement and gained a wealth of critical knowledge over the past 2 years, captaining a 55-foot sailing catamaran all throughout the Caribbean. Diving is such an extreme passion for Captain Ryan that he has recently become a PADI certified dive instructor with over 200 recorded dives. Ryan is also known to whip up award-winning cocktails, having won Best Cocktail at the Fall VICL Yacht Show 2 years in a row!
Ryan and Dani are excited to deliver high-end vacations to their guests, offering friendly, personable service and professionalism that matches the luxury, comfort and accommodation of their newest venture, Stop Work Order. Over the course of the last 2 years they have sailed over 3,500 nautical miles spanning all the way to Grenada. Their passion for people, love of the water and sailing creates both an adventurous and a welcoming environment felt by all.
Chef: Dani Querry (31)
Chef Dani brings along an adventurous spirit that is bound to rub off on those around her. Also growing up in Ohio, she spent her time being very active whether it was playing softball, golfing, fishing or, most of all, being in or near the water. Her love of the water carried over as she spent time on her high schools swim team, with friends on Lake Erie, or in her backyard pool. Her first trip to the Virgin Islands at age 17 made her realize that one day she would trade the ponds, lakes, and chlorine for the open ocean. She made that trade in 2012 and has been immersing herself in the Caribbean culture ever since. For the last 2 years she has been the chef aboard a 55 foot sail catamaran, honing her culinary skills and delighting her guests� taste buds with a wide range of cuisines. Over the course of the last 2 years she has become proficient in many different culinary styles such as vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, and kosher, just to name a few. Her attention to detail and great sense of humor leaves her guests well-fed and entertained! She is up for any challenges to create new and exciting meals that fit her guests� preferences and desires.
Dear Ryan and Dani,
What a fabulous vacation! We are so fortunate to have you as our crew for this family vacation to the BVI's!
From the champagne toast in our matching attire to our fabulous meals every day, we were well served....by the Hank Aaron of cooking and bartending!
We enjoyed the snorkeling, fishing, beach days, paddle boarding, kayaking, soccer on the beach and exploring Anegada by jeep. The scuba and the shell seeking!!!!
Bill was thankful for the doctor you introduced him to at the Anegada Reef Hotel for his much needed pain killers ;)
This relaxing trip is the best way to kick of 2019 for our family! We truly hope that you enjoyed meeting us as much as we enjoyed you and your hospitality!
We are thankful to have seen Anegada! Loblolly Bay....spectacular! Cow Wreck Beach....even more beauty. The LOBSTER!!!!!!!!
Some nice touches: the dolphin to greet us, the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, the double rainbow at Cooper Island, and your easy going attitudes to cater to our every needs!
Congrats on a super successful trip with the Mastros!
Pat, Lauren, Maria, Zach, Rachel, Alex, Bill, and Beth
The Iowa Eight
Captain Ryan and Dani,
As we sit here on our last morning, the skies of St. John are crying....the VI is sad to see us go!
What we did know about this trip: the sun, the water, the sand, the beauty, the tranquility....you two delivered in spades!
What we didn't expect: the amazingly prepared and served food, the added comforts on every level, the ability to be so relaxed at the hands of such a competent captain, but mostly the hours of laughs with our new friends Ryan and Dani! Ya dun even nah! :)
Using your gifts the way that you do, to make peoples' wildest dreams come true?!?! That is something immeasurable and can't be explained unless you experience it! We so loved including you in our fun and jokes. You will truly be in the hearts of the Iowa Eight forever. You have not seen the last of us!!!!
Tom, Sandy, Maria,Joel, Beth, Joe, Stacy and Kevin
P.S. When we began to plan this trip we called it a trip of a lifetime. It has been just that! We couldn't have imagined it any better. This may have been the inaugural couples trip for the #iowaeight but it certainly is not the last.
We cannot thank you both enough for the care and professionalism you've shown us this week. We very much appreciate it! Answering our countless questions, laughing with us and not at as! Dani- the food has been INCREDIBLE. Ryan - you know what you are doing with this boat! Thank you for safely getting us to and from so smoothly.
We will certainly be recommending you two and Stop Work Order to everyone we meet as you two are part of our Iowa Eight family now whether you like it or not! Thank you again for an amazingly relaxing and memorable trip!
Ryan and Dani,
When we came on this trip we were hopeful to have a crew that would not only provide a great experience but also join in the fun! Fortunately for us, we were here on your birthday week and your participation made our week even that much better! The food, tours, and drinks were spectacular. More than that, we enjoyed "winning our age group" with help from you! You are welcome in our homes any time you are in N.C. and I hope our paths cross again. You have a special spirit about you that makes you naturals at your jobs in the best living room in the world! Thank you so much from all of us!
Ryan and Dani,
What an unbelievable trip for us and our friends. From looking for "flip flops", boutiqing, snorkeling, and simply hanging out with a fabulous crew, thank you! The food and cocktails were out of this world. I will say, the organization and preparation you bring made our trip special, especially the pirate costumes! AAAaaaarrrgggghhhhh!
What an incredible experience! You guys are the consummate hosts! We have never been so spoiled and pampered. Thank you for all you did to make the trip memorable for us - and for helping us win our "age bracket"! We will be back for more banana drinks soon (I've got Fred on camera saying that!). Thanks for putting up with all of us and joining in the fun! We love you guys!!!
P.S. Dani, the food was DELISH
P.S.S. Going home to dry our livers out...
Dani and Ryan,
You guys rock! Such a fun week, great food, and great company. You guys are such a great couple....I absolutely hate goodbyes...and hope you post something every once in a while so we can keep up with you. The adventurous life that you two have created for yourselves on this boat is so amazing. You both have the gifts of making someone feel so comfortable and lord knows you had some challenges with all of our different personalities! If you are ever in N.C., FIND US!!!!