Our Crew are professional, Key West locals, who have worked the waters around the Florida Keys for many years. They take great pride and enjoyment in guiding our guests and sharing their wealth of knowledge about our diverse eco-system.

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George Bellenger

20+ years Local Guide. Member of the Florida Keys Enviornomental Coalition. Co-Founder of C.E.R.T.S.
(Citizens Emergency Response Team Services). Sail/Windsurfer Instructor. Led U.S. Team vs. Cuban National Team in the Habana Challenge.  He is a U.S.C.G. certified Charter Captain.  Photography and bird watching are two of his favorite past times.

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Carla Bellenger

20 years of experience working on the waters of the Florida Keys and the Gulf Coast of Alabama.  U.S.C.G. certified Charter Captain since the year 2000.   A member of the Florida Keys Wild Dolphin Alliance, co-founder of C.E.R.T.S. (Citizens Early Response Team Services), board member of the Key West Bight Preservation Association and is involved with many other wonderful organizations on the island.

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Bethany Tietz

Over 11 years experience as kayak guide/captain/crew in backcountry and reef environments off Key West. U.S.C.G. Charter captain.  Past life:  B.A. in Geology and environmental consulting “real world” job.  Loves:  running, paddle boarding and any time spent on the water.




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John Mahle

15 years backcountry kayak guide/charterboat captain.  Extensive blue water sailing experience.  Loves the diversity of the Lower Keys, volunteering at the local S.P.C.A, playing ultimate frisbee, and all water related activities the Keys have to offer.

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Jeff Stotts

Florida Keys & Tree, Native Plant Specialist. Mangrove Specialist. Univerity of Florida Trained. Expert in Butterflies & Tree Snails in the Keys. Endangered species researcher, who specialize Keys, Carrib bean, Central American Reforestation. Florida Keys Geology & History.

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Jack Hacket (A.K.A.) Tortuga Jack

20 years Kayak Guide. Re known Dry Tortugas Guide/Naturalist 16 years. Natural History/Local Eclectic Historys/Poet/Storyteller/Forklorist. Hemingway Days Storyteller Winner.

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Joe Weatherby

Key West charter boat captain for 25 years.  He is also a scuba diving instructor.  Joe has vast experience leading all types of excursions in the Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas and other parts of the world and has recently been awarded the Society of American Travel Writers’ prestigious Phoenix Award for Eco-Tourism.

Capt. Lisa

Lisa Monda

5 years of Backcountry Charter tours in Key West.

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Dave Yates

23 year Keys resident and water-sports enthusiast.  Extensive local participation in kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing, wake boarding, boating, and rollerblading.  Certified Hammock Instructor.

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Elio Hinds

Elio has been leading guided tours around Keys waters for over a decade.  She has many talents, among them she is an amazing artist.  She loves to work on the water, whether it is guiding paddle board or kayak tours or working on the Schnooner Jolly Rover.  We are so fortunate to have her as part of the team!