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Meet the Founders

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Michael McClay CEO/Co-Founder (Left)

Michael grew up in the Midwest outside of Chicago with a lifelong passion for the water. When he moved to Ft. Lauderdale three years ago he realized he found his home on the water in South Florida. Michael’s goal now is to show as many people as possible (whether a visiting tourist or permanent resident), a good time on the water. He believe’s the best way of succeeding at this is to make it extremely easy, convenient and fun for all customers.

Contact Michael at: 815-757-1285

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Andrew Cohen CEO/Co-Founder (Right)

Andrew Cohen was born and raised right in Ft Lauderdale. During his numerous young 20’s jobs, such as Scuba Instructor, Navy dolphin trainer, and Yachtie, he completed his MBA through London School of Business and Finance. He moved back to Florida in 2016 to create a company following his passion: “to show people a great time”. With complementary attributes, Andrew and Mike continue to work together to create a one of a kind company geared towards fun on the water.

Contact Andrew at: 954-258-0351

Meet the Fort Lauderdale Captains

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Colin Woods US Coast Guard Licensed Captain

Hometown: Farmington, CT. Lived in Florida for 16 years

Hobbies: Traveling, Fishing, Golfing, Skydiving, anything to do with boating or being on the water!

Fun Fact: Went to visit a friend one time and she convinced everyone in her town that my name was “grandma”. It was my birthday every day for a week straight and everyone sang happy birthday to grandma.

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Ross Lande US Coast Guard Licensed Captain

From: Dix Hills New York. Grew up in Boca Raton FL.

Hobbies Include: scuba diving, comic nerd, gun range, camping, cooking

Fun Fact: started ice skating the same time I started walking

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Captain Chris US Coast Guard Licensed Captain

Hometown: Washington DC

Hobbies: Traveling, spear fishing, SCUBA diving, golf, fly fishing, snowboarding

Fun Fact: After years of throwing the party Bartending in DC, now teaches SCUBA diving in Pompano Beach.

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Rob Saunders US Coast Guard Licensed Captain

Hometown: Dartmouth, MA

Hobbies: Diving, Sailing, and Partying!

Fun Fact: Dad jokes are on point

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Stephanie Malanga US Coast Guard Licensed Captain

Runs our US Coast Guard Inspected vessel “Island Time Adventures” and has over a decade of experience in the charter industry and fishing.

Hometown: Originally from the US Virgin Islands

Hobbies: On her days off, you can find Capt. Stephanie out on her boat going on epic adventures with her friends. This includes snorkeling, fishing, and wake boarding.

Fun Fact: She’s ambidextrous and (shhhh) she’s a real Mermaid

Meet the Tampa Captains

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Jamey Penca US Coast Guard Licensed Captain

Hometown: Coral Springs, FL

Hobbies: Fishing, Diving, Spearfishing, anything on the water

Fun Fact: I played the trombone in marching band

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Greg Wilson US COAST GUARD LICENSED CAPTAIN

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Fun Fact: Love the Salt Life!

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Damon Burden US COAST GUARD LICENSED CAPTAIN

Hometown: Cape Cod, MA

Hobbies: Fishing, Travel, Sushi connoisseur

Fun Fact: Once reeled in a tuna that was over 1,000lbs

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Eric Simpson US COAST GUARD LICENSED CAPTAIN

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Hobbies: hiking/camping, music festivals and practically anything water related.

Fun Fact: I enjoy writing and actively blog about being a Captain

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Jesse Ell US COAST GUARD LICENSED CAPTAIN

Hometown: Tampa, FL

Hobbies: fishing, gardening, cooking, and house work lol

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Joshua Guy US COAST GUARD LICENSED CAPTAIN

Hometown: Palm Harbor, FL

Hobbies: fishing and boating

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Kyle Sand US COAST GUARD LICENSED CAPTAIN

Hobbies: fishing, commercial fishing, tournament fishing, and even “Fun” fishing  Also, a Lifestyle Coach for Orangetheory Fitness.

Fun Fact: Passionate about traveling on and around the oceans and waterways of the world. Highest priority and expectation is completing consistent efficient navigation and safe passage of all passengers and cargo while also providing a fun and interactive Staying Afloat Party Boat experience.