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 moved to Southern California from Washington, D.C. about six years ago and I am relishing the sun and hospitality of the region. I’ve worked in customer service most of my life and I enjoy meeting people from all over the globe. I’m thrilled to be part of the SEAL team and look forward to spending time on the water!! Finally, Go HEELS!!
I’ve been in San Diego since 2004, and it’s home! I’ve traveled the world and enjoyed many places. These experiences are my favorite.
I’ve had the pleasure of being a captain in Hawaii for over a decade. I’ve conducted snorkel, 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.
I am a fun-loving person who originates from O’ahu, Hawaii. The great thing about San Diego is living 10 minutes away from the beach, and an hour away from the back-country & deserts. I enjoy camping, backpacking, and freshwater fishing.
I was born and raised in San Diego. I graduated from University City High School in 1986, and from Humboldt State University in 1991. Following that, I spent the next 24 years in the British Virgin Islands where I owned and operated a SCUBA diving company (UBS Dive Center), a Kayak eco tour business (Tortola Kayak Snorkel and Eco Tours) and co-founded the non-profit organization (Reef Guardians). I also spent 14 years as the Medic training teaching Virgin Islands Search and Rescue in First Aid at sea, CPR, AED and oxygen administration. The best thing about San Diego is the climate where I can go snowboarding, SCUBA diving, mountain biking, desert motocross, and to Mexico.
I was born and raised across the bay from San Diego in the beautiful village of Coronado. I have had the great opportunity to work for over 12 years on the PGA Tours and European Tours as a Manufacturers Reps, building clubs for the great players in the game. My love is to travel and history. My favorite part of travel is learning and enjoying the culture and history of so many places. I also have the privilege of being a volunteer with the Coronado Visitor’s center, serving as a guide on the walking tours of the Historical Hotel Del Coronado. I am married to the best gal in the world and we enjoy gourmet cooking, wine tasting and our many beaches with our awesome dogs. Welcome aboard!
CAST member since 2017
I’m a San Diego native and grew up in Bay Park. Attended Clairmont High School. I was voted San Diego C.I.F. player of the year my senior year for baseball. Raised in a boatbuilding and manufacturing family, “Blackman Boats.” Spent my entire working career in the family business as a builder, shop foreman, production manager, engineer, and vice president. Have also been a California yacht broker since 1992 and licensed captain since 1987. Played baseball and graduated from The University of Puget Sound in 1980. Signed orofessionally that year and played in the Northwest League. I have been married for 32 years with two daughters ages 25 and 29.
CAST member since 2015
I hail from Texas and am a lifelong sailor. I passed through San Diego in 2011 on my way South to Mexico on Luna Sea, my 37-foot sailboat. San Diego appealed to me and after 4 years of cruising Latin American waters, my wife and I returned to San Diego for a change. Before crusing in Mexico and points south, I lived and worked in Santa Cruz and the Bay Area (Alameda) for many years. I have two siblings, brothers, who reside in Texas, four adult children scattered around the U.S. and a wife, Nina. I enjoy traveling, reading and sailing. Currently, I hold a 50 ton MMC with the Coast Guard and 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.