All About One Love Charters

Meet Joe and Amanda Trattner

At One Love Charters, it’s more about the journey than the destination. Owners Joe and Amanda Trattner are self-proclaimed travelers who moved from the mainland in search of adventure and new opportunities. They’ve embraced the local way of life and discovered the amazing destinations that the British and U.S. Virgin Islands have to offer. Joe and Amanda are passionate about these islands and want to share their expertise with you during your travels. By the end of your day with us, you’ll have memories to last a lifetime.

When renting our boat for the day it means that you get to do what you want, when you want without anyone telling you it’s time to leave b/c you have to stay on schedule. If you’d like to experience all the beautiful destinations advertised in tourism magazines, we’ll accomodate you, and make sure you never feel rushed. If you’d like to check out some off the beaten path destinations that takes a seasoned local years of living here to discover, then we’d be happy to guide you there as well. No matter what floats your boat, you’ll know that once you step foot on ours, that the day is going to be all about you. At One Love Charters it’s your world, your way!

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Joe Trattner

Joe’s path to the charter business is filled with excitement and adventure. After earning a business marketing degree from Northern Illinois University in 2007, he spent three years as a corporate recruiter. Seeking more thrill, Joe moved to the Virgin Islands and joined a 65’ sailing catamaran as a crew member, reigniting his passion for adventure.

In the islands, he met Amanda, and they soon married and started One Love Charters together. Joe, a licensed captain and CPR-certified, is deeply passionate about boating in the Virgin Islands. He loves sharing the beauty of the islands with guests and finds his work incredibly rewarding and fun. Besides captaining charters, Joe manages other captains, ensuring they share his dedication and expertise.

Amanda Trattner

Amanda fell in love with the Virgin Islands during her childhood summers on St. Thomas with her uncle, where she camped and even worked at a bar at age 10. After college, she planned to spend a year on the islands before starting her career but met Joe at Woody’s in St. John, and they quickly married. Together, they started One Love Charters.

Amanda is the welcoming voice you’ll hear when calling One Love Charters. She makes the booking process easy and friendly, and sometimes she joins the boat as crew to ensure guests have a great time while Joe manages the sailing. Amanda loves her island home and is eager to make your day with One Love Charters unforgettable.

Landon D. Jensen

Landon, born on June 18, 1984, in Seattle, Washington, is an adventurous captain known as “Sky Fly” for introducing water jetpacks to the Caribbean. He is the first in his family to earn a U.S. Coast Guard captain’s license, inspired by his father, Jeff Jensen, author of “What a Hoot, Let’s Recruit.”

Starting his maritime career in Alaska, Landon fished for halibut and salmon aboard the “Provider.” At One Love Charters, he explores secret beaches, leads fun snorkeling adventures, and takes guests to the best local spots. His love for the sea and friendly nature ensure a memorable charter. Landon believes in the healing power of the sea, saying, “The cure for anything is saltwater – sweat, tears, or the sea.” Let him share his passion for an unforgettable day on the water.

Fun fact: Joe and Amanda are converting an old school bus into an eco-friendly tiny home, which they plan to park on St. Thomas.

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How Can One Love Charters Make Your Day Special?

When you rent our boat for the day, you get to do what you want, when you want, without being rushed. Here’s what you can expect:

  1. You decide the itinerary. Whether it’s exploring famous destinations or discovering hidden gems, we accommodate your preferences.
  2. Benefit from our deep knowledge of the islands. We’ll guide you to off-the-beaten-path locations that only seasoned locals know.
  3. No strict schedules. Relax and enjoy each destination at your own pace.

At One Love Charters, it’s your world, your way!

Popular Routes Showcase

Trip #1: Jost Van Dyke Adventure


Owners Joe and Amanda Trattner cherish Jost Van Dyke, where they got married in March 2013. This island is a hidden gem with no hotels, chain restaurants, or many cars, preserving its quaint, local charm.

  1. Start your day at picturesque Great Harbor with local shops, bakeries, and bars like the world-famous Foxy’s. Feel the stress melt away as you explore barefoot.
  2. Visit Sandy Spit, an island with a single palm tree, perfect for snorkeling, floating in turquoise waters, and capturing envy-inducing photos.
  3. Enjoy fresh Caribbean lobster and pour your own drinks at the unique Sydney’s Peace and Love restaurant.
  4. Relax on the softest white sand at White Bay beach, home to the famous Soggy Dollar Bar. Enjoy cocktails, beach games, and unforgettable moments.

Trip #2: Treasure Island Rum Run


Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island,” this adventure takes you to Norman Island, the modern-day pirate haven.

  1. Soper’s Hole is a marina with stunning boats, shops, bars, and a charming local espresso cafe.
  2. The Caves and The Indians offer incredible snorkeling spots with underwater caves and vibrant reefs teeming with marine life.
  3. Willy T’s Floating Pirate Ship provides lunch and drinks on a famous floating barge, complete with a thrilling 25-foot plank to jump off.
  4. Jost Van Dyke is perfect for ending the day with bar stops at Soggy Dollar Bar, Bee-Line Beach Shack, Foxy’s, or other local favorites.

Trip #3: Keepin’ It Local Mon – USVI Island Hopping


Explore the best of the U.S. Virgin Islands with this flexible itinerary, perfect for those looking to save on customs fees and fuel.

  1. Waterlemon Cay offers a serene snorkel in a calm bay, followed by a hike to lookout ruins with spectacular views
  2. Maho Bay is perfect for swimming with turtles and stingrays in this beautiful, grassy-bottomed bay
  3. Lunch at Cruz Bay, Water Bay, or St. Thomas provides fresh seafood and local flavors at one of these charming spots
  4. Cliff Jumping at Thatch Island lets you experience the thrill of jumping into the turquoise waters below
  5. Relax and unwind by ending the day moored in a protected bay, floating in the water, listening to music, and soaking in the island beauty

Trip #4: The Baths – Virgin Gorda, Cooper Island, Norman Island Combo


Discover the natural wonder of The Baths at Virgin Gorda and more on this unique trip.

  1. The Baths offers a hike through boulders, snorkeling, and stunning photo opportunities at this geological gem
  2. Lunch at Cooper Island provides a meal at this eco-friendly resort, known for its delicious food and laid-back atmosphere
  3. Snorkel at The Caves to explore the amazing reefs and caves at Norman Island
  4. Drinks at Willy T’s lets you grab a cocktail at this floating pirate ship bar before heading back.



Shout out to One Love Charters! We had an amazing boat day around St. John. Captain Hayden was so awesome! We highly recommend it. Incredible tacos and drinks at Lime Out, a sunken ship snorkel with turtles, seeing a pod of dolphins right next to our boat, a Salt Pond Beach snorkel, and a Rams Head Hike was only a small part of the many highlights of our charter! Thank you for incredible memories and experiences!


We went out for a full day in USVI. Our captain, Dominic, was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and flexible. He really cared about us having a good time. We stopped at some beautiful beaches, swam with turtles, snorkeled, and even had fresh pizza made on a boat (and delivered by boat) in one of the bays. Dominic’s boat was nice, new, and safe – it even had Bluetooth and Dominic let us play our own music. He had extra snorkel gear and drinking water available, too.

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