About Us

Picture of Sean and Norma Livie the owners
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Empire Boat Charters LLC was founded in 2019 by Sean and Norma Livie and is a family run veteran owned business. Captain Sean is originally from Southern California and Norma from Southern Texas. 


Captain Sean grew up on the waters of the Pacific and coming from a family rich in nautical and shipbuilding traditions, living and working in the USVI was a dream come true. 


After living on St John since 2016 and Captain Sean gaining knowledge of the local waters working for a local boat charter company, they decided to purchase a 27 foot power catamaran built by Glacier Bay Catamarans. They named her Empire March in honor of the Merchant Mariners that served during World War II on Empire Ships and on allied civilian merchant vessels. 

Captain Sean has his USCG Master 100 Gross Ton License and has worked as a tow boat captain, and dinner cruise captain prior to moving to the Virgin Islands. Captain Sean has his advanced open water diver scuba certification.

Empire Boat Charters is proud to be able offer quality private power boat charters in the US Virgin Islands and to the British Virgin Islands with convenient pick up and drop off in St Thomas or St John. Your day the island way!