Captain Bryan reporting for duty! It is my honor and pleasure to man your boat rental and be a part of your oceanic adventure! For as long as I can remember, I've loved the beach and to cast a fishing rod. Additionally, I've learned how to snorkel and dive, giving me essential experience. Throughout the years, I have worked on several types of ships including charter boats, passenger vessels, and sailboats. While I strive to be the best Captain on any waters, I also hope to make your boat rental as safe as possible. With my extensive acumen of the sea, I hope to be of assistance in your adventures!
Currently, I work on a 220', 97 gross ton casino ship as a first mate/ Captain. I also worked as a District manager/ Lead Captain for the Jacksonville Boat Club, a training Captain for VShips Leisure, Third mate/ Safety Officer for a 350' passenger vessel, and Owner and operator of Southern Cross Charters LLC. I'm also a charter fishing guide in the Tampa Bay and Gulf of Mexico regions. While I'm new to the boat rental business, I always want to find an excuse to venture out into the water again.
I currently hold a United States Coast Guard license for 100-ton vessels. Additionally, I have garnered an Able Seaman- Unlimited endorsement as well as several STCW (The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers) certifications. I have been a Captain for over 10 years and have operated numerous types of vessels, both motor, and sail. While I work on upgrading my license to a 500 ton, I own and operate my own fishing guide business in St. Petersburg, FL. I pride myself on also working as a partner in another vessel management company.