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 was born & raised in sunny San Diego and I am a friar faithful. I love this city because it is a melting pot of different cultures, and of course the weather is like no other. Sport fishing here is amazing with the beautiful beaches and the downtown skyline. I’ve spent the past 10 years on sport fishing boats and have fished the whole SoCal & Baja CA coast. I also enjoy metal-detecting and have had an interest in wildlife and developing my skill in the stock market. I am an aspiring entrepreneur and I am in hopes of making my photo booth company a success. I’m expecting my first child March 2021 and I’m excited to be a dad!
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 moved to Southern California from Washington, D.C., 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 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 was born and raised in San Diego; graduated from University City High School, and from Humboldt State University. 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 a Medic training & teaching Virgin Islands Search and Rescue in first aid at sea, CPR, AED, and oxygen administration. The best thing about SD is the climate where I can go snowboarding, SCUBA Diving, Mountain Biking, Desert Motocross, and Mexico. I also enjoy playing guitar, golf, and long road trips.
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.