Captain Name: Thomas Googe
Captain Nationality: American
Number of Crew: 3
Captain Thomas Googe
Captain Tom grew up in Fort Lauderdale Florida, where at a young age he began to love the water and became enamored with the idea of getting to eat what he caught on his fishing line. He began his marine career in 2005 supervising the daily upkeep and maintenance of a fleet of nearly 30 vessels of a boat club in Fort Lauderdale. Later he worked as a mate and fill in captain on chartered and private yachts and as a commercial diver. Tom has been captaining in the turquoise waters of the Bahamas and southern Florida, and Gulf coast since 2014.While managing a private fleet of yachts of up to 116 feet. Tom sailed weekly leisure excursions, dive trips and sport fishing adventures. He is certified by PADI as an advanced open water diver, and is a skilled free diver, spear fisherman, Lobstering pro and an experienced fresh and saltwater angler.
Mate Cassie Doran
Growing up in Sunny South Florida, Cassie has spent countless hours in, on, and around the water. After high school, Cassie moved to St Thomas, USVI to work as a scuba instructor. While teaching visiting families to Dive was her passion, she also assisted the US Marshals office with search and rescue, and ship dock diving to ensure the safety of the cruise ships coming to visit the beautiful island. After 2 years in St Thomas, Cassie moved back to Ft Lauderdale to continue her career in yachting and her education. Along with her maritime education, including CPR/Trauma Instructor, Scuba Instructor, and 100 Ton Masters, she is also currently enrolled at Florida Atlantic University with a major in Neuroscience and Behavior. With a clear passion for the water, Cassie is always eager to take guests snorkeling, diving, and showing them the beauty of the underwater world.
Chef/Stew Courtney Sheldon
Courtney grew up sailing, surfing and hiking in California. Her love for culinary arts was born by the age of five while learning to cook from her Grandfather. Her passions for food and adventure only grew from there. She studied culinary arts in Santa Barbara, CA then went on to study environmental Science in Colorado. She found her career path and ultimately her dream job, by combining her passion of culinary arts & environmental science with the fresh air and open seas. With a wide range of specialties, including flavors from the American table, Mediterranean, South East Asian and Caribbean; as well as gluten free and vegetarian / vegan diets Courtney is able to craft a deliciously outstanding menu tailored to you and your guests.