“Brian “Wes” Marks served 21 years in the US Coast Guard obtaining the rank of Senior Chief Boatswains Mate and was the Officer in Charge of the Hatteras Inlet and Ocracoke Lifeboat Stations in the late 1990’s. Wes earned his captains license in 1993 after over 7 years at sea on Coast Guard Cutters and Patrol Boats. He also served several tours of duty at coastal Search and Rescue stations. After the Coast Guard, Wes earned his Bachelors Degree (Historic Preservation) and Masters Degree (Business Administration) from the University of Mary Washington and has, until recently retiring, worked as the Public Works Director and Town Manager for a small, Central Virginia town. Wes and his wife Danielle moved to the Middle Peninsula to follow their love of the Chesapeake Bay and open ocean. Together, they have owned and operated several boats including a 35’ DuFour sloop that they lived aboard and sailed in the Caribbean, East, West and Gulf Coast of the United States. ”
Aboard since 2015
From Hartfield, VA
Brian "Wes" Marks was a better captain and provided a better experience than we could have even imagined. He was very kind and responsive, asking what we would like to do during our trip. The boat was beautiful! Wes provided some drinks and snacks which was very welcome but unexpected. The bathroom on board was very clean. Would 100% recommend taking a tour with Wes and we look forward to doing so again!
We did a half day cruise with Brian in June 2016. Our party of 5 had plenty of room on His boat
which was very clean and well outfitted for cruising or fishing. He supplied snacks and much commentary
of the Chesapeake Bay area we cruised. This was one of the highlights of our stay in the Deltaville, Va.
area. I highly recommend Brian, if you want a nice day out on the water.