Captain Brendan and Chef Bri have Sailed and explored the waters of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, delighting and inspiring guests to have amazing adventures and memories that last a life time.
Although they both love the green, blue, and views that the upper-mid LATITUDES provide, when the winter sets in, they like to follow the whales and the birds and head south. Most recently they completed a 6 week crossing from Panama to Hawaii aboard a 50 foot catamaran.
Born and raised on the Sailish Sea (Puget Sound and the surrounding waters), Brendan has been exploring, playing, and racing in these waters his whole life. A graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in Earth and Space Science, he'll be happy (excited!) to share with you all he can about the unique geology, biology, and climate of this amazing archipelago of islands.
Brendan has a 100 Ton US Coast Guard Masters License, is a US Sailing Certified Instructor, and has been coaching or teaching sailing for almost two decades. He sits on three separate non-profit sailing Boards, has competed in international regattas around the world at the highest level, and has sailed across the Pacific Ocean three times. There's no place he'd rather be than the San Juan Islands...but when he's not, you might find him hiking in the Cascades with his yellow lab, Scout.
Chef Bri hails from the North Eastern corner of the continental US the lovely state of Maine. In the idyllic waters, and rugged islands off Maine’s coast, Bri operated her own charter boat, a 100- year old wooden schooner. She often finds herself returning to Maine to see friends and family when her busy schedule allows!
Bri has more sea miles under her belt than most salty old sailors would even dare to exaggerate about! She has sailed from Panama to Hawaii (with Captain Brendan), paddled the entire Inside Passage (80 days from Juneau, Alaska to Seattle, Washington) in a single-person kayak, spent a semester at sea on –board a Tall Ship, sailed delivery yachts up and down the Atlantic coast from Canada to Central America, and managed charter boats (and restaurants) in the Caribbean.
She has also worked on first class charter yachts in Southeast Alaska, and at luxury lodges in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. Despite spending most of her life on or near the water, Bri still found time to become a certified Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor, Wilderness First Responder, US Coast Guard Licensed Captain, and an amazing Chef!
Bri’s culinary creations reflect her personality and perspective on life: fresh, bright, adventurous, healthy, and always delightful!