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Meet The Crew

We are the Best of the Best !


Captain Ryan Davis

Ryan is true Florida Native with a lifetime of boating experience, Ryan is an international parasail trainer, licensed as officer in charge of navigational watch, able to operate commercial towing vessels, and captain a vessel 100 gross tons. He is certified in CPR, first aid, and basic boating safety. During Operation Enduring Freedom, as a member of the military police, Sergeant Davis was assigned to water patrol security for Central Command and was trained in diesel mechanics. Ryan has also captained boats for URS construction surveyors during the building of the Gulf Stream Pipeline. Growing up with the water as his back yard he can tell you all you need to know about the area and its wildlife.

Captain Nate Bergbom

Nate was born an raised on Anna Maria Island. He grew up on the water and spent plenty of days at the local Marina his father ran. Today he is able to share his love for the water with his daughters and wife. When Nate is not enjoying the water, he is a full time Fire Fighter at the station down the street. So if you ever have Captain Nate as your captain know that you are in the best of hands!

Captain Mark Claire

Mark has been living on this beautiful Island for over 35 years (which is 5 years longer than he’s been alive if you believe him). Originally from Ohio he moved south and forgot the way home. He has held a Masters 50 ton license for over 20 years and has more knowledge of the local wildlife and environment than anyone we know. Before he joined us at YOLO he operated a 40ft Charter vessel, delivering boats to and from the Caribbean, Miami and the Keys, educated the youth of today as a teacher for over 15 years and even moonlighted as a super hero at weekends! He now works with us as our Sight Seeing Captain and we are lucky to have him.

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