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Scott and Cara hail from the Miami area.

While always enjoying the pleasures of the sea, they have been boating the waters of Florida, the Keys, and the Bahamas for over 30 years.

They both left their successful corporate jobs to move to the Virgin Islands and sail the Caribbean. After five years of chartering in the Caribbean, they returned to their hometown.

They are happy to show you the Keys and the South Beach area. Their personal experience and knowledge - including the top water play and party spots - are a bonus for any guest.

Scott and Cara are both U.S.C.G. Captains. They make for a dynamic team whose fun-loving strengths will ensure that you have the most memorable vacation of your life. They look forward to welcoming you aboard.

Captain Lance Holmquist is originally from San Diego, California. Transplanting as a young man to Florida, he has been a sea captain in the Florida Keys, Bahamas and Caribbean for over 35 years. Lance has restored and skippered many different types of boats including The African Queen from the famous Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn movie of the same name. He also currently owns and captains the Calypso Gypsy, an 80' traditional sailing yacht. Lance is a master of the sea and has a USCG 100 Ton license.

Steve and Brenda have around boats all of their lives and it was an easy transition into chartering. They have sailed to many great locations from Florida to the Caribbean.

“Moving On Charters was created for people to enjoy the cruising lifestyle. Brenda and Steve have created a world that mimics their own experiences – which are truly one of a kind. During your cruise you have access to many great opportunities – which ones you choose depends on what inspires you. Breakfast on the front deck, snorkle mid morning, paddle board to a bar for lunch and back on the boat for beautiful sunset, cocktails and a movie…. yes – we can do that. ”

Captain Joel Moore has spent nearly four decades sailing the east coast. Bucket List Getaways travels all over the South East Coast, the Carolinas, Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, Savannah, Daufuskie Island, the Florida Keys, British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Cuba, and beyond.


We just got back from the best vacation we have ever spent on a boat! The Bellissimo Gatto is such a beautiful catamaran and Captain Scott did an amazing job. :) He was attentive, professional and so much fun to be with. He was a wealth of knowledge concerning the boat, chartering, as well as snorkeling sites and historic landmarks. Since we are looking forward to starting our own Charter company his advice was worth its weight in gold. We look forward to sailing with them both aboard the Bellissimo Gatto on our next charter. Thank you again for an amazing experience!

Dr Scott Gregory and Karla


We had a PERFECT vacation. I enjoyed every minute. You both are wonderful. If you ever need a second mate. Call me. :).

You all made our few days better than we could ever wished for. The food was Excellent. Thank you so much from all of us.

Love bobbi.

Scott & Cara,

Thanks for caring more for my family than making money. You guys were awesome and both of our kids had a great time, as we did as well. I learned so much that will be invaluable in the future as we continue our quest to sail. Thanks so much for a great time. Reef earlier!!!!!

We will send some pictures and keep in touch.

Rich, Daryl Sue & family


Day three of our charter was the best I’ve felt physically, mentally and emotionally in over 4 years. Can’t tell you what a difference it made. Ya’ll were wonderful hosts and we’d love to do it again soon, life permitting. Please, please, please keep in touch.

That way you’ll be the first to know when and where Garrison Brothers Bourbon will be available.

Kind regards,

Dan Garrison

We had so much fun with you guys! Awesome time.

Pam Zarnich

Thank you so much for a great cruise. We are grateful for your information and knowledge. Your honesty and genuine characters are invaluable to our continued research and quest for what will evolve into the boating and sailing lifestyle we desire.

Rene & Trent Murphy

Lil Ruthie and I wish you and Cara a very blessed holiday. We will never think of 2012 and not think of our special week aboard the Double Exposure and the two of you. Oh and also turkey!!!

Clay (& Ruth) Gilhooey

Thank you for such a memorable vacation. My dad and I had a great week together!

Best Wishes to you and Scott.

Corenna and Larry

Scott and Cara,

Its been a week since we said bon voyage in Key West. We all agree it was one of the best vacations we ever had. You too are so great and perfect at what you do. I almost forgot to send you a couple of photographs from the trip. Again you two are living the dream and I am so glad we had the chance to island hop with you.

Stay in touch,

Brian Jaye

Thanks so much!! Needless to say, the jump start from lying flat on our backs on the front of your cat with a libation in our hands and the wind in our hair to the reckless pace of day to day life hasn't been easy. Still, I think back to our holiday on your lovely boat in the Keys with a smile and give myself a break when I forget what I'm doing in the middle of a thought. When you have a moment, take a look around the deck. I think I left my brain sitting on the boat somewhere! =)

Hugs to you both and happy sailing,

Jules Cherney

Thanks for a great week in the Keys, especially your efforts to find some great snorkeling spots. We have some ideas for future trips there and my bringing the boat down. Also feel free to use us as reference for other clients.


Mike & Kathy Giraldo

Hi Scott,

Thanks for everything. We still chat with Kaitlyn and Shane about are trip and they both said it was their best holiday (& Kaitlyn still misses Cara) You'll be happy to know I have ventures the banana pancakes in the morning a couple of times (although I've been told there "good Mom just not quite as good as captain Scott's!" thought you might get a giggle out of that.

Hope you both are well.

Audrey & Aiden Boyle

Thanks so much, we had a fantastic time.

Danny & Melissa

We loved it!!!! Great times, great people!!

Chuck & Dean

Scott and Cara,
It was a very special trip for us and a memory to last our lifetime!
It was difficult to get back in the routine and actually have to fend for ourselves!!
Thanks for the memories and for making this trip so great!
Enjoy your upcoming ventures.

Dave and Cathy


Scott & Cara
There is not enough room to write how much we appreciate you giving us an experience we will never forget!!! Thank you so much for the treasured memories.

Greg & Lisa

Big big thanks to YOU! We had a great time! As we said before, it's the CREW that makes the cruise and you both proved that point!

Stay in touch!

Bryan and McAulay

Definitely want to sail with you again in the future, perhaps even for our honeymoon next May. Keep in touch!

Scott Weils

We had a great time. It was the first vacation in a while I truely relaxed on. I'm sure you will see us again!!!

Tracie Fitzgerald

Thanks for a great time on the boat. Ya'll do it up right.
I can't think how to make the trip any better.

I would like to keep in touch. Let me know if you need any crew assistance!

Alan Glowczwski

We had an amazing time! Thank you for everything:) Can't wait to see you in the fall.

Melissa Larsen Dillard

People in sunny climates always love to hear about cold and snow from their northern friends so that you can confirm you made a wise decision to live the boat life. We had 12 inches of snow yesterday with more on the way Tues and the temp is in the teens. We had such a great time on your boat and the memories are keeping us warm.

Mary Anne

Hey Scott! We had a great time. Thank you both for everything! We are looking forward to seeing you in the fall at the B&B. We will send you our pics. Thanks again. Stay in touch.

Travis and Melissa


Day three was the best I’ve felt physically, mentally and emotionally in over 4 years. Can’t tell you what a difference it made. Ya’ll were wonderful hosts and we’d love to do it again soon, life permitting. Please, please, please keep in touch.

Kind regards,

Dan Garrison

We all had a wonderful time. In fact, it all worked out so well that I have decided that I won't need to buy a boat myself; just charter every year.

Scott and Cara were wonderful. We all got along fine. Food was exactly what we had asked for, as was the premium beer and wine we had requested. We did encounter some weather during our week, but we were all so comfortable that it wasn't a problem.

We will do it again.

Wayne Macomber

Thanks once again for that great tour through The Keys. We all had a great time! We'll be in touch.

Jim and Paula Ingram

It was truly an amazing experience, one that will be tough to top.  We thoroughly enjoyed your hospitality and can't think of anything you could have done differently to make it better.  Thanks for opening our eyes and minds to the beauty and wonder of the Keys and a lifestyle I have only read about.  It was truly a relaxing and unique vacation for us...and now back to reality.

Mike Durst

The trip was amazing and I can't think of a better couple of awesome people such as yourselves that we would have rather shared it with. You guys really made it a memorable trip. We all felt like we got on the boat with a crew, but in the end, we left two dear friends behind. I hope that we can do it again real soon.  

Thanks again,

Bobby & Elaine, Rich & Rebecca

Oh my God,
We had a BLAST.
Great boat, crew, company, and weather- the next day it rained non-stop...
We will definitely go again.


Thanks for the AMAZING day on your beautiful boat!  We all had a wonderful time!  Looking forward to doing it again.


Steve is trying to convince me the last 4 days were not a dream.  It was wonderful and beyond words.Chrissy said at dinner last night she forgot what hunger felt like. Anytime she was even beginning to think of food it magically appeared! Thanks for adding and being a part of our memories.  

Anne & Steve, Chrissy & Robbie

Visiting the Florida Keys has always been one of the things we have wanted to do in our lives and we certainly found the way to do it.

Scott your no problem attitude matched by Cara’s can do approach to life has really made this a truly memorable experience.

It has been wonderful getting to know you both and we really appreciate the effort you make every moment to ensure we have consistent smiles and an abundance of laughter.

Be sure to use us as a reference any time.

Till we meet again,

Much Love

Lea, Glynda, Sean and David

I can't thank you enough for your efforts. You guys really love what you do, and it shows!


I could not have asked for a better vacation, it was perfect. The meals were all wonderful, in taste and presentation and our input was always taken into account all the time. I would rate my charter as a 11 out of 10 and the crew a 12. Thank you very much!


Michael and I would like to thank you for the wonderful experience that you shared with us. The VI's are beautiful but what made it the most memorable is the both of you, you not only shared with us your home but more so, your lifestyle, which by the way, is not too shabby at all.

Cara your food was delicious, I know so, because Michael ate and we all know what a finickier eater he is.

Scott thank you for spending time with michael teaching him how to sail, you are a master.. not to mention a great drinking buddy

Michael is hooked, he's already planning his next school break trip....coming up in march sometime. ME.. I'm always ready.

Wishing you both the best and hope to see you soon


ps... its freezing up here.....

  Just wanted to thank you for such a great charter experience. Scott and Cara are the best.. Thank you again.

Scott made a convert out of my son Michael.. He loved it and wants to do this again...so do not be surprised if I were to contact you some time in the NEAR future.

Do pass on my total satisfaction of all aspects of this trip...namely Scott's expertise as an all around captain and teacher, Cara's great hostess qualities and a definite compliment to the captain and last but not least your team who put this together efficiently and expertly.

Looking forward to our next trip.
Best of Health.


We had a wonderful time and Scott and Cara were terrific. They made sure we
had food we liked and allowed us to do as much or as little as we wanted.
Even as our tastes changed they made sure we had everything we wanted on board. They really knew the islands and brought us to some very special locations. We would recommend them without hesitation.

Thanks for all your help.


I want to thank you again for showing our kids and the adults a great time on our trip. I could not have asked for anyone better to deal with the kids…Scott, you may not have any boy children, but I don’t think you’ve left your own boyhood too far behind! You were great at monitoring their drinking, but still allowing them and actually helping them to have a wild and crazy, very memorable time! The conch hunt and cleaning were highlights for them, in addition to the Willy T. Cara, you’re just a great sport at everything and with everybody. It was amazing that you could cater to both the boys and the girls in terms of cooking and activities, and with great spirits! In addition to being a great crew for showing the kids a good time and taking them off our hands, you also both contributed greatly to a good time for the adults with all our joint happy hours, dinners, and activities, and just because you’re really fun people! Thank you, again, for everything. It was a really great trip for all of us…a measure of this is that the good memory is not diminished by the fact that it took us a nightmarish 2-1/2 days to get home!!! But the time on the boats was paradise, and nothing can change that. I’ve been so depressed since getting home that I wonder if I wouldn’t like to come live on a boat in the Caribbean! 
Thanks again,


Want to thank you both for a trip of a lifetime for us.  We couldn't have had more compatible Captains and we now have new friends as well.

Truly beyond our expectations and hopes.

Hope to see you in Key West.

Mike & Trinket

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