Sunset? Happy Hour? Water taxi to Cabbage Key? Tarpon Lodge? Have Lunch on North Captiva - Hurricane Phils or Mangos? Cayo Costa State Park?
Captain Ryan Allain grew up boating in Rhode Island so it was only natural that he join the U.S. Coast Guard after college. During his 24 year career, he performed many Coast Guard missions and even operated USCG search and rescue boats in the Florida Panhandle. He acquired his Coast Guard 100 Ton Master Mariner's License in 1994.
Since retiring from the Coast Guard, Ryan and his wife have made Southwest Florida their home and love beaching, boating and exploring the beautiful coastline!
Captain Ryan has decades of experience boating and can take you sightseeing around the beautiful waters around Englewood, Port Charlotte, Placida and Boca Grande. See Lemon Bay, Gasparilla Sound, Charlotte Harbor, and Pine Island Sound.
Trips available to North Captiva, Cabbage Key, Tarpon Lodge, Cayo Costa, Don Pedro Island State Park or anywhere in the local area!
Design your own cruise! Go tiki bar hopping, sightseeing or just enjoy a spectacular Southwest Florida Sunset!
Go Coastal is a 24 foot Boston Whaler, offering a dry stable ride for your sightseeing and boat tour. Boston Whalers have a worldwide reputation as the "Unsinkable Legend" and are valued for their solid construction. Go Coastal has comfortable seating for up to six passengers and storage for your personal items.
The Coast Guard recommends all passengers paying for boating services ask the captain for merchant mariner credentials. If the boat is carrying more than six passengers, it is required to be inspected by the Coast Guard, and a Certificate of Inspection should be displayed in an area accessible to passengers.
Prospective passengers should exercise caution before chartering a vessel and should consider these key questions:
· Does the vessel have a credentialed master aboard?
· Are the master and crew enrolled in a Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol Testing Program?
· Does the vessel have proper documentation and safety equipment aboard?
· If carrying more than six passengers, does the chartered vessel hold a Certificate of Inspection issued by the U.S. Coast Guard?
· If it is a bareboat charter rental, (one without a crew provided), are you exceeding the maximum of 12 passengers allowed plus the charterer? Are you given the opportunity to select a crew or provide your own crew in order to operate that vessel?
Illegal charters not only put passengers in danger but impact the business of legally operated charters.