Ryan is a native of Florida where he is originally from Orlando. Ryan has lived in Key West for 7 years. On his days off he enjoys spending time out on the water fishing, snorkeling, and catching lobster. He loves showing people the beautiful Florida waters & pointing out the wildlife in which the Florida Keys has to offer.
Sara is originally from Delaware, but has been living in Key West for 5 years now. She loves spending her days off relaxing on the sand bar while with friends. Sara loves sharing stories of the island lifestyle & the Florida straights waters.
Sunshine is originally from Colorado where she enjoyed snowboarding and hiking. After a few years of being a traveling artist throughout the US, she moved to Florida where she found a immeasurable passion for the ocean. She traded in her snowboard and hiking shoes for snorkel gear and flip-flops. Sunshine is now a eco-tour guide and marine captain, who enjoys sharing her love of the Florida Keys with a wide array of travelers visiting our beautiful island.
Bob is originally from Ocean City, Maryland where he met Jimmy Buffet 3 times. Since Bob has been in Key West, he has yet to see Jimmy Buffet. Bob went to Salisbury State, served in the Marine Corp., and has a 100 ton captains license. What Bob likes about Key West is the diverse fishing and diverse people. Bob spends over 300 days a year on the water and when he's not on the water, he's in it either diving, snorkeling, or spearfishing.
Brian moved to Key West 5 years ago to work for the Dry Tortugas National Park. Brian served as the relief captain and engineer aboard the 110' supply boat, Motor Vessel Fort Jefferson. Unlike Captain Bob, Brian has met Jimmy Buffet in Key West.
Mindi is originally from Vienna, West Virginia where she worked as a registered Pharmacy Tech. Mindi has been living in Big Pine since 2005 and enjoys doing anything on the water, specially snorkeling and lobstering. Captain Bob convinced Mindi get her captains license since he thought she would be a perfect fit for tiki cruisin', because of her love of the water and talking to people.
Jed was born in Pennsylvania and is a 12 year old fox red lab... that's 84 in people years... so he's basically retired!. He enjoys swimming, taking short walks around Key West, peanut butter, taking naps, hanging out with his little brother, Scrappy, and modeling for our t-shirt logo (Did you recognize him?).
Born in Baltimore, M.D.. Capt Chris moved to Key West in January 2013 to pursue her maritime career. After years of experience and dedication she earned a masters captains license from the U.S. coast guard and is typically on the water almost everyday! With a passion for the ocean, conservation, keys history, and marine life you will surely learn a lot about the keys and its marine life, as well as hilarious stories about the history of the keys.
Raeann is from the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When she is not in Key West, Raeann is working towards her two degrees from Penn State University where she will graduate in May. Last semester, Raeann studied in Vienna, Austria and traveled ALL around Europe.
Wendy is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. She's been a resident of Key West for the past 15 years, working as a dive instructor and charter boat captain. For the last 10 years, Wendy has also worked as a professional shark diver on live-aboard boats in the Bahamas, where she takes people diving with multiple species of sharks. Wendy is passionate about diving, sailing, animals and fitness and loves Key West for its beautiful waters, abundant marine life, and cultural diversity of both residents and visitors.
Russ was born and raised in a military family. Russ has lived all over the US and Germany. He has always been mesmerized by the ocean and water in general. Russ started sailing late in life and found the love of his life. Russ has competed in several offshore sail boat races including Pensacola, FL to Isla Mujeres, Mexico and Pensacola to Havana, Cuba. The last seven years of his life has been consumed in restoring an 1963 Rhodes 41 with hopes to sail her around the world in the next few years. “For all the Bloodline fans I can't help that Danny looks like me... but it provides lots of laughs in the Key West.”
Scrappy is a pitbull-dachshund rescue originally from West Virginia. Scrappy enjoys stealing treats from his big brother, Jed, eating guacamole, sleeping, long walks, cuddling, and drinking (Did you recognize Scrappy from our logo?). Scrappy dislikes water (unfortunate for being a first mate!) and getting his nails cut.