No doubt about it, our experienced guides and captains are the best in the biz. Here are some fun facts about each of them!
Ahoy my name is Fozii. I have been very privileged to have held a captain license for over 10 years now. My career in the tourism industry started back in 2002 when I got a job with a helicopter tour company in Hawaii. Seattle was the beginning of my career as a captain but the weather scared me away so here I am now in sunny San Diego. I Feel very lucky to be a part of the SEAL Tour team.
I was born and raised in San Diego and a graduate from University City High in 1987. I spent the next 5 years at Humboldt State University and then relocated to the British Virgin Islands. I returned to San Diego after Hurricane Irma in September 2017. During my 24 years in the Caribbean, I established a SCUBA instruction and tours business and an Eco Kayak tour company. I feel fortunate to be able to return to my family and friends in San Diego and enjoy sharing my local historical and marine knowledge on board the SEAL Tour.
My name is Hatch. I was born and raised in Anaconda, Montana. Big sky country where men are men. I spent three decades working with abused children before retiring. I am pleased to be back out in the fresh air and on the water of our Big Bay here in beautiful San Diego.
I’m from the beautiful city of Coronado. After a career as a PGA Tour players rep, I joined Old Town Trolley as a city tour conductor. I am now pleased to be a First Mate on the SEAL tour, sharing San Diego’s history on the waterfront and the “big bay”.
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.
I grew up on the east coast in New Jersey, then moved to New York and worked in advertising. After living there for thirteen years I moved to San Diego in 2004 and did a variety of jobs, but I’ve always wanted to work in the attractions and amusement business.
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 2001
I have lived in San Diego for 56 years and loved every day. I am happily married to my wonderful wife of 40 years (Sydney), I have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. I have worked in the paper, art supply, and trade show industries. In 1999 I realized a lifelong dream- I bought a 40′ boat named “Island Time” in which I now live aboard. The search for a career compatible with my personality and lifestyle led me to SEAL tours.
CAST member since 2004
I came to San Diego SEAL tours in 2004 after 30 years in the commercial printing business. I started out as a SEAL guide, obtained my captain’s credentials and was awarded the job of managing the entire SEAL department in 2006. In 2016 I retired from my position as SEAL Team manager and now enjoy working part-time entertaining our guests as a SEAL guide. I love my adopted city of San Diego and have lived here over 50 years. I am an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hiking, camping, all activities related to water and working on construction and landscaping projects in my backyard. I have a wife, three grown children, and eight grandchildren. Hope to see you soon on the SEAL.
CAST member since 2016
I am a second-generation native San Diegan and a graduate of San Diego State University with a BA in Spanish. I recently retired after a 36-year career in insurance with 34 of those years in hospital and physician Risk Management/Patient Safety and Claims Management. I am in my 2nd year as a SEAL Guide and enjoy it very much.
CAST member since 1999
Born outside of Chicago, Illinois. Moved to San Diego at age 4 and never looked back. After 30 years in the automobile and truck rental industry, I came to Old Town Trolley as a Conductor in 1999. Became full time Safety Officer. Since about 1985, my spare time has been spent maintaining and sailing Tall Ships, including the world’s oldest active sailing ship “Star of India”, the official tall ship for the state of California, the “Californian”, and a representation of a vessel from R.H. Dana’s ‘Two Years Before the Mast’, the “Pilgrim”.