Private Boat Tours​

ABOUT US

How We Started

Years of dreaming, cultivating friendships, turning friendships into family, then two days of sheer luck and our private boat tour business was born!  We feel so blessed to share our dream with you and look forward to serving you soon!

Our Team

We strive to make your time on the water the very best.

Sean McCarthy

Captain

So, let’s meet Captain Sean McCarthy! Sean is a long time native of Fernandina and of the surrounding waters of Amelia Island. Born in Gloucester Massachusetts, he moved to Fernandina at the age of 7 and grew up surfing, fishing, boating, and playing music. Captain Sean has been boating his whole life and holds a 100-ton Masters USCG license. Sean has previously captained a large private M/Y for the owners and their families for several years which took him through the Bahamas, Mexico and up and down the east coast of the U.S. He is also a Nashville Singer/Songwriter/Recording artist (Check out SeanMcCarthyBand.com) – with his knowledge of local history and unique storytelling, you will be sure to have an awesome day on the water with Captain Sean.

Stephanie Bradley

Administration

Born in Pascagoula and raised in Gautier on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Stephanie loves the coastal life!  Married for 32+ years, Stephanie and Tim have been weaving their way into the fabric of Fernandina for 30+ years.  Holding a bachelor degree in Business / Real Estate and a masters degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management, Stephanie spent most of her life in the hospitality and service industries.  Her favorite thing to do is "Eat and Greet!"  Gumbo is her specialty, and this area produces the best shrimp in the world - a must in her recipe!  Chef Michael makes a really great gumbo too, so if you're in town, be sure to catch the crew at Kitchen 251!  And don't miss the etouffee served over fried catfish!  Absolutely delicious!  If you make it to Gautier, MS, you MUST try the Cornerstone Restaurant!  Stephanie's cousins own and operate this local landmark!

Tim Bradley

Finance

A music lover to the core, Tim believes everything is better if there is music involved, especially live music.  He has loved the live music scene in Fernandina Beach for the last 30+ years...and it's even better if you can get a private set on the water with Captain Sean!  Tim is also a happy man when entertaining, whether it is whipping something up in the kitchen or on the grill, playing bartender and/or DJ for family and friends!  When he's not living that dream, he spends his time in the real world serving small businesses as their part-time CFO and business consultant.  He has a BS degree in Accounting from the University of South Carolina and is a licensed CPA.  Between all this excitement, he is always looking for time to spend with his family...usually involving tasty tunes and great food. 

Tom Erlenbusch

Captain

On the water for over fifty years, Capt. Tom has sailed the open ocean from Nova Scotia to Mexico and to the Caribbean on his 46ft. mono hull sailboat with his wife and their dog while living at sea for many months at a stretch. They now live in Saint Mary’s, Georgia, right across the Saint Mary’s River from Fernandina Beach, and explore the extensive river waters of South Georgia and North Florida on their 21ft. center console.  Professionally, Capt. Tom delivered very large and very expensive vessels, including trips from the North Baltic Sea in winter to the Caribbean islands, to and from the US and the Caribbean a handful of times, and from Saint Thomas to Newport, RI. In total, he has sailed 25,000+ nautical miles, and holds a 100-ton Masters USCG license.  Along with the beautiful scenery and local history, you may just coax a tale or two out of Capt. Tom about his adventures on the high seas!

Bill Tighe

Captain

Capt. Bill has a lifelong love of the ocean, boating and sailing for 40+ years.  He started  in the SE racing Sunfish, Jet 14’s, and Thistles, and spent weekends and vacations on the water with his family. At 16, Bill served as a lifeguard and managed boat rentals at Pinehurst Marina.  He then entered The Military College of SC, The Citadel, where he frequently captained and crewed in Charleston for 4yrs.  Capt. Bill has boating and sailing experience from Virginia to Key West, and offshore experience delivering 50’+ sailboats from the Atlantic Ocean, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and other locations.  As an Eagle Scout and Assistant Scoutmaster, he trained numerous Scouts over 20 years in various merit badges/skills in motor boating, sailing, seamanship, rules of the road, compass navigation, and leading crews for weeklong high adventures at Sea Base Florida, and Philmont.  Bill is a former US Air Force Captain, serving 10yrs. while earning the Meritorious Service Medal, USAF Commendation medal and awards. He holds a 25-ton offshore Masters USCG license with Sail, Auxiliary Sail, and Towing Endorsement.