Sail Beluga was started by Captain Tim a long long time ago. As the Turks and Caicos Islands have grown, so too has Sail Beluga. Read about our crew below.

Captain Tim

Tim built and sailed BELUGA to the Turks and Caicos Islands in 1985. Ask him about “the old days” and he’ll share some of the history of Provo with you. (We call our home Provo because Providenciales is such a mouth full!) Ask him about his friend JoJo the dolphin and you’ll have to ask him to stop when you’ve had enough. Ask him to take you sailing and he can’t help teaching your children how it works because Tim’s love of sailing started as a child with his Dad. Ever since he has been designing, building and sailing boats. Trained in boatbuilding and Search and Rescue by the RNLI off the coast of Wales, Tim learned to love the ocean and went home to build his own catamaran. BELUGA was launched in 1982 and in 1983 Tim was asked to build the 80 foot racing catamaran, FORMULE TAG, with Nigel Irens. She would go on to break the Round the World record in 1994 as ENZA NEW ZEALAND under the late Sir Peter Blake. Long gone by then, Tim had sailed away. He found paradise in the Turks and Caicos Islands and is looking forward to sharing it with you.

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Captain Nik

Nik has been sailing BELUGA in the Turks and Caicos Islands since 2011 and is now her full time captain. After learning to sail with his father before he can even remember, Nik found his way to the Greek Islands where he led a flotilla of sailboats through the Mediterranean for 4 years. There was also a “quick trip” sailing from Spain back to his native New Zealand before heading back out to Greece where he met the lovely Rebecca. Rebecca had found herself a job in the Turks and Caicos Islands and she persuaded Nik to follow. After the mandatory 2 weeks of lying on the beach doing nothing, Nik needed to go sailing and started asking around until he found what he was looking for and, as the saying goes: “the rest is history”. After a full years apprenticeship with Captain Tim, Nik has been able to apply his considerable skills to navigating a big catamaran through the tropics and is looking forward to sharing his love of sailing with you. A fish in the water who can hold his breath for much too long, Nik is always ready to take you snorkeling. Perhaps you are a beginner and would like Nik to teach you how to snorkel or perhaps you are a seasoned snorkeler and a long ocean swim through the barrier reef is more your style. Whatever you’re up for, Nik loves to explore the reef and will be happy to take you with him.

Please drop us a line at: or call +1 (649) 231-0732.