Dylan

5.0/5 stars 10 reviews
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About Dylan

“ Captain Dylan is a young man that has pursued many avenues and aspired to be many things. He spent time in the commercial diving industry, traveling to Alaska and Louisiana. He spent time in the cruise industry working for Holland America in the Yukon Territory and Alaska. He then decided to return to Seattle with the intention of rejoining the restaurant industry to become a bartender, go to college, and live on a boat. Dylan had no idea how he would fall in love with the Puget Sound live aboard lifestyle, and his first boat. “Candére” is a 28’ long Thomley cabin cruiser. She was built in Auburn, Washington in 1972. When Dylan purchased her in 2011, she was fully functional, but old and tired. After many breakdowns and misadventures he decided that he needed a new boat, or needed to restore Candére to better than new condition. With a rudimentary base of knowledge in woodworking, mechanics, and electrical, as well as an uncanny drive and work ethic, Dylan embarked on a journey that would utilize and enhance these skills and instincts that have come to define him in a mere 26 years. Now a skilled craftsman, artist, mixologist, and Coast Guard licensed Captain, Dylan, his father, and a few of his closest friends are excited to share the beauty and joy that is Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.”


Aboard since 2014

From Seattle, WA

Reviews of Dylan (10)


  • Fantastic! Capt Russ was great! Weather and views even better!


  • Our group trip with Dylan was even better than imagined. Dylan was very friendly and felt more like a part of our group than the captain. The boat was in great shape and was perfect for what we wanted. Renting the Thomley was even better than advertised!


  • We went out with Russ (Dylan's father) for the day to celebrate my mother's birthday. Wonderful experience, great captain and even better company! Highly recommended.


  • Dylan and his father were fantastic hosts! They were incredibly accommodating, very knowledgeable and great conversationalists. They were also very flexible in arranging the departure and return time. It was a fabulous Sunday sailing!


  • Dylan and his Dad were amazing in accommodating us! They are really friend, helpful and we had a great time on his boat. The boat is gorgeous and well maintained!


  • Boating with Dylan was fantastic. He had a great boat and we had great weather outside of little to no wind. I can't blame Dylan or his boat for that though, so it really was a great trip and fun. The harbor we met at was convenient and easy to find parking in as well.


  • Had an awesome time out on the lake with Dylan and his boat, Candere. Dylan struck the delicate balance between professional/informative and fun/approachable. We definitely enjoyed our time on the water with him and would recommend him without hesitation!


  • Our experience with Skipper Dylan was outstanding. The weather and winds cooperated to make this experience for my three granddaughters so nice that they will surely want to go sailing again. Dylan was an exceptional host, assuring that each passenger had a good experience. The boat performed well and was in excellent shape. Because of Dylan's concern for safety of the children and the high winds, he brought along his "first mate" to help during the sailing, allowing him time to spend with the kids. I highly recommend a sailing adventure with Dylan.


  • My friends and I had an absolute blast aboard the Thomley. Dylan was an excellent captain, plus he makes great cocktails. I would definitely recommend Dylan to anyone looking to cruise around the Lake Union & Lake Washington areas!


  • Dylan was a great host/captain/mixologist and would gladly cruise around in the Thomley again.