No doubt about it, our experienced guides and captains are the best in the biz. Here are some fun facts about each of them!
I’m originally from Maine. I love to dance, ski (haha), swim, enjoy life, meet great people traveling, and see the sights of our great country. What I love about San Diego is the waterfront, as well as the beaches, and the people.
I’m from West Grove, PA. I have five brothers and we played every sport imaginable growing up. I love San Diego because of the weather and the ocean.
I’m from San Diego and this place is great for the weather, Mexican food, and many other activities. I worked for the Navy Marine Mammal Program for 31 years and I have many stories of adventures with marine mammals in San Diego Bay. I’m also an avid racing fan (NASCAR & Dirt Track).
As a Navy brat, I was born on the Azores Isles. I’ve lived in Morocco, Africa and all around the U.S. I decided that San Diego was the place to be with its sunny skies and beautiful ocean! I’m currently married with 2 kids and live in Poway.
I was born in Lordsburg, NM and raised in Safford, AZ. I moved to San Diego in 2015 for the beautiful weather, and to be closer to family in New Mexico and Arizona. I love Mexico, and the proximity to San Diego is a plus. Summer of 2021 will be split between Old Town Trolley and selling frozen fruit bars from my boat-on-wheels named after my mom, Josefina. Come and find me in Balboa Park!
I grew up in Ohio, but have been in the San Diego area since 1968. I’ve lived on the East & West coast, and also Hawaii! I’m a very motivated person, and I wake up every day saying, “today may be the best day of my life.” I’ve been married for over 20 years to my wife, and we live on a yacht with my son in San Diego Bay. I love every single thing about San Diego.
I was born in Dayton, Ohio. I graduated from the University of Dayton and worked for Incentive Travel. In 1986, I moved to San Diego and worked at a retired center for 32 years. I also worked in Big Sur for almost two years. I love the beauty and the weather of San Diego. There’s a lot of interesting things to do.
I was left on the shores of Washington and I enjoy the waters all along the Pacific coast. I am most comfortable in salt water with sand on my feet. I love everything about San Diego. La Jolla is my favorite beach! I enjoy being active outdoors.
I was born & raised in the Bronx, New York. I came to San Diego in 1977 after college and never left. I was a police officer in San Diego for 36 years and taught college classes in writing & law. I also became a pretty good barista and bartender. I love showing off San Diego to visitors and locals alike. Meeting people from all over the world is a great part of this job. Everyday I try to do one good deed, learn one new thing, and make someone smile!
I love being out in nature! I have spent a year as a safari guide in South Africa, and I also worked as a bear guide in South East Alaska where I met my husband. We have been married since Halloween 2020. I am originally from San Diego, and I love our beautiful landmarks, history, and weather. I am enrolled in online classes at the Academy of Arts.
Originally from San Diego, I have been a professional actor for over 20 years in film and TV. I’m a proud uncle to seven nieces and nephews, and a former spokesperson for the Port of San Diego. My favorite part of San Diego is the bay and Seaport Village.
As a Native San Diegan, I grew up here with great memories of close family, life, and great friendships! I’m married to my best friend, Kristine, and we have two adult sons. We enjoy the beach, boating, golf, and dog park visits with our three “pups.” For over 25 years, I worked in radio and TV. Now, I’m outside having fun in the sun with you!
I’ve had the pleasure of being a Captain in Hawaii for over a decade. I’ve conducted snorkeling, fishing and whale watching tours there and absolutely fell in love with humpback whales! What a majestic experience it was. I’ve also driven off-shore racing speed boats out of Miami. It’s quite a thrill jumping yacht waves at 50 mph! I am back with my Ohana here in San Diego and proud to be the Head SEAL captain. Fun Facts: I am a Whale Whisperer and a Pokémon Master. I always have an aquarium and I love Beau Jo’s Pizza.
I am a fun-loving person who originates from O’ahu, Hawaii. The great thing about San Diego is living ten minutes away from the beach, and an hour away from the back-country and deserts. I enjoy camping, backpacking, and freshwater fishing. I also enjoy dressing in cosplay outfits such as the 1800’s Wyatt Earp (prospector/gunfighter), Han Solo, and Indiana Jones.
I am the youngest of five sons born and raised in Anaconda, Montana, where men are men and most of the women are too. I came to San Diego in 1972 to attend boot camp for the United States Navy. I loved the weather and decided to make San Diego my home. I retired from the County of San Diego where I worked with Child Protective Services for over 30 years.
CAST member since 2017
I am a San Diego native who grew up in Bay Park. I attended Clairemont High School and was voted San Diego C.I.F. Player of the Year my senior year for baseball. I continued to play baseball at the University of Puget Sound and graduated in 1980. I signed professionally that year and played in the Northwest League. I was raised in a boat-building and manufacturing family, “Blackman’s Boats.” I spent my entire working career in the family business as a builder, shop foreman, production manager, engineer, and vice president. I have also been a California Yacht Broker since 1992 and a licensed Captain since 1987. I have two beautiful daughters.
CAST member since 2015
I hail from Texas and I am a lifelong sailor. I passed through San Diego in 2011 on my way to Mexico on Luna Sea, my 37-foot sailboat. San Diego appealed to me and after four years of cruising Latin American waters, my wife, Nina, and I returned to San Diego. Before cruising in Mexico and other points South, I lived and worked in Santa Cruz and the Bay area (Alameda) for many years. I have two brothers who reside in Texas, and four adult children scattered across the U.S. I enjoy traveling, reading, and sailing. Currently, I hold a 50 ton MMC with the Coast Guard and I am collecting sea time towards my 100 ton MMC.
CAST member since 2016
I am a second-generation native San Diegan and a graduate of San Diego State University. I retired after a 34-year career in Hospital Risk Management / Patient Safety and Claims Management. In 2011, I was inducted into the San Diego County Sports Officials Hall of Fame. I look forward to sharing my hometown with visitors.