Sister City Cruises Captains Dave & Shelley
I wear many hats these days. Besides a boat captain, I’m a CPA, author, and an adjunct professor.
I feel fortunate to have grown up on both the Jersey and Florida coasts; it enabled my dad and me to fish year-round. Catching monster blues–and we caught containers full on the Capt. Bill out of Belmar, New Jersey–are some of my fondest memories.
Now Charleston is my home port. I’ve lived here so long that, by local standards, I’m a local.
My favorite thing to do any time of the year is to boat down to Beaufort, one of Charleston’s sister cities. Whether it’s Georgetown to the north or Beaufort to the south, the rides through the resplendent Cape Romain and the ACE Basin National Wild Life Refuges are one-of-a-kind experiences. My wife Shelley and I look forward to sharing this amazing experience with you.
Iâ€™ve been living in this magical place called the Lowcountry for over ten years. I love the outdoors so the area, with its abundance of natural beauty, fits my lifestyle perfectly. Whether itâ€™s sailing, kayaking, boating, or floating down river with the tide, Iâ€™m always at peace on the water. Before Charleston, I lived in Beaufort. Every time we cruise there I get such a thrill seeing the little pink cottage I rented.
Half the county of Beaufort is under water at high tideâ€“a kayakerâ€™s dream. Every chance I got I towed my kayak across the lawn and launched it right in my own backyard! One evening while out paddling I happened upon an old derelict sail boat. She wasnâ€™t in that bad of shape, but I had my work cut out for me (my dad is a car guy and taught me a thing or two about restoration projects). So the next year I spent my days sanding, scraping. painting, restoring teak floors and her fiberglass hull. The work was as much physical as it was spiritual for me. What Iâ€™ll remember most about that time was laying my sleeping bag out on the freshly restored teak deck then passing out under that pretty canopy of stars.
I look forward to meeting you and cruising with you around the Lowcountry.