A few of our Captains
Captain Jay Rushing - grew up in South Texas, working on ranches and rodeoing. His parent’s home banked on the Guadalupe River and he was in the water anytime he wasn’t working. At 15 he read the book “The Dove” a true story about 16 year old, Robin Lee Graham sailing around the world single handed. This gave Jay a dream that he never lost. He started sailing a Sunfish right behind his house and now has over 30 years of sailing experience including Open Ocean and Racing. Jay is USCG 100 Ton Masters Licensed. Jay, his wife and two daughters live aboard their 46’ Antigua sailboat “Happy Ours” in Cruz Bay.
Captain Colin Kinsella - a strapping Irish lad who has been at sea since he was 16. Studied Marine Engineering in Ireland and went on to be a commercially licenced Marine Engineer. Spent 6 years of working on the sea in commercial shipping before changing to sail training in Bermuda for 10 years, most of which was spent training youngsters how to sail and become boat Captains. Married to Liz, who is the Pricinpal at the Gifft Hill school here in St John; they have a 4 year old daughter named Cleo.
Captain Gregory Pogan: Pogan is a local captain who moved to the islands in 1998 to try living here on a working 30 day vacation...Still here. Captain for hire the past 10 years. Also spent 2 years as a parasail captain. A diver, avid fisherman and PFD (personal floatation device) all in one large frame...He don't sink! Originally from Ohio has a background in the restaurant business and in sales as well 5 years as a stone mason. Married with a 7 year old daughter. Quote: "Want a fun day in the islands; call on me to go play."
Captain Jimmy Kujawa: Jimmy is a long time St John resident and sailboat captain who has been doing charter boat trips out of Coral Bay for many years. Because of his easy going style, Jimmy gets lots of repeat requests from our guests. Captain Jimmy will deliver a great day for you along with a ton of local knowledge. He will gladly share stories of his many sailing trips (Spain, Portugal, from Anguilla to Grenada).