Captain Name: Mike (Hank) Hampton
Captain Nationality: US
Number of Crew: 1
After years of sailing throughout the Caribbean and The Bahamas, Belize and southern California, Hank knew that the beautiful cruising grounds of the British Virgin Islands is where he was meant to be. It became harder and harder to go home after each sailing adventure and he finally started a 5-year plan to make this paradise “home”. It seemed crazy at times as he was selling all of his life possessions and leaving a career behind, but this experience has far exceeded anything he could have imagined.
Hank was born in Miami Beach and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He holds a USCG 100 Ton Master License, is a PADI Certified Advanced and Rescue Diver and has obtained his Marine Safety STCW 95 and First Aid training. He enjoyed a successful career in the hospitality business for over 20+ years with two national restaurant chains specializing in multi unit operations, food safety, marketing and consulting.
During this time, Hank moved throughout the United States and Canada, before ending up in San Diego where he fell in love with the ocean and became an avid surfer, sailor and water sport enthusiast. This love of water sports led him to adventures in Hawaii, Costa Rica, South Africa and throughout the Caribbean. Hank’s enthusiasm, experience and relaxed personality will add to an unforgettable vacation on Feel the Magic. “I just love giving our guest an experience that will last a lifetime in one of the most beautiful places in the world. I welcome you to join me to a life that you hear Buffett and Chesney sing about.”