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Meet Our Crew

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 Capt. Ritchea has been around boats since he was about 5 years old and started skiing around the age of 10.  Since then he has owned many boats and jet skis.  Capt. Ritchea decided to share his love for the water with others by offering families that live and visit Florida fun, affordable boat charters.   

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Capt. Hawkeye
Founding Captain

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Capt. Hawkeye has been around the marine industry for 30 years.  He is a Master Mechanic, Master Boat Builder, and a Master Captain.  Originally from the United Kingdom he has sailed many seas and brings a unique level of experience to boat charter.  He has been with us in Florida for the past 15 years and has sailed up and down the coast of Florida including the Keys and Bahamas.      


Capt. Scott
Lead Captain

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Capt Scott's career as a mariner began over 50 years ago sailing off the shores of Cape Cod. He is a veteran of the US Navy serving as a Nuclear Machinist Mate and instructor. He holds a USCG 200-ton Master's license (near coastal) with sail and tow endorsements and has operated vessels up to 140'. He is also an instructor on both power and sail vessels, CPR/First Aid/AED instructor, former underwater archaeologist, and published author of five boating guide books. As a charter and delivery captain, he has operated extensively on the waters of the Northeast, Florida, and the Caribbean.


Capt. Colin

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Joined the British merchant navy in 1979, has been working in Florida since 2007.


Capt. Dunham

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USCG-Licensed100ton-Master, with my experience including captaining 200 passenger dining yachts, yacht deliveries, offshore fishing head boats, private “six pack” charters, and inshore fishing charters. Born and raised in Florida, and in the maritime industry my entire life.I am proud to be a third-generation captain, with several captains in my family today.”

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Capt. Shannon

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USGC 100GRT Master Captain with over 45 years experience in the marine industry. Grew up in East Tn. and moved to Florida over 25yrs ago. My love and passion to be on the water has led me to follow my dreams to work on the waterways of Florida. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of boats by making sure my passengers are not only safe but also have a memorable experience at the same time.


Capt. Richard 
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Retired Firefighter/Paramedic now USCG Captain/Pro Fishing Guide specializing in Fly/Conventional tackle. We fish flats/near shore target fish include Redfish, Snook, trout, Jack and any other species that swims into the secluded mangrove area we will be fishing!

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Capt. Aaron

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I'm a native Floridian, 100ton captain as well as a master diver (NAUI). I grew up in Pinellas, never seeming to get enough time on the water. I started as mate on a fishing boat and moved up from there to tour boats, and then to casino and dinner cruise boats. I love the local wildlife and I'm an avid birder. Calm seas don't make skillful sailors.


I am an avid boater and fisher. I've grown up on the water spending my life on boats and know my way around Tampa Bay's waterways


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First Mate

Jake Smith

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I’m originally from Illinois and moved to Tampa to attend the University of Tampa. While attending, I started working in the maritime industry and fell in love right away. Being on the water and meeting new people is a passion of mine!

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