Sister City Cruises Captains Dave & Shelley
Besides being a United States Coast Guard licensed captain, I’m a certified public accountant, contributing author for boating and outdoor magazines, and part time instructor at the local college. I teach accounting in case you’re interested. Last but not least I’m a husband and dad–my two most important responsibilities.
I feel fortunate to have grown up on both the Jersey and Florida coasts; doing so allowed me to fish year-round. Catching monster bluefish off the coast of Belmar with my dad–we easily filled a 30-gallon container–are some of my best fishing memories.
Today I live in Charleston. My favorite thing to do, any time of the year, is boat overnight down to beautiful Beaufort, South Carolina. Whether it’s Georgetown to the north or Beaufort to the south (both waterfront cities are about a two hour boat ride from Charleston), the ride’s through the sweet parts of two resplendent wild life refuges, the Cape Romain and the ACE Basin.
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.