All our captains are US Coast Guard licensed and are experienced naturalists as well as enthusiasts. They have spent countless hours exploring, guiding and educating families from all over the world.
|Captain Tom Doyle has been an island resident since the mid 80’s. He grew up in Oregon and then moved to Hawaii where his love of nature and water sports grew. After moving to Hilton Head, he began by creating a kids’ sailing camp and he was the first captain on the island to conduct dolphin tours. On numerous occasions he has been asked to participate with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, including marine wildlife research and protection, and he is an active member of the South Carolina Marine Stranding Network. Tom has worked with film crews from the National Geographic, BBC and the Discovery Channel assisting as a boat guide to film South Carolina’s unique dolphin behavior. Tom has spent well over 30 years exploring and sharing his passion of the local waterways. In fact, more times than not, you can spot him with his two crazy kids enjoying time on the water!|
|Captain Scott is a long time resident of Hilton Head and has over 20 years of experience on the waters in and around the island. He attended Vanderbilt University and has furthered his education by being on the water daily for years guiding and educating families on our unique and amazing eco-system. His experience, as well as his wealth of knowledge of the dolphins and the low country, is a gift he enjoys sharing.|
|Captain Andrea has been on the island since 2003 but her education and experience began long before that. She received her degree in Marine Science and Education from Hampshire College and worked in sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation at the New England Aquarium and rehabilitation center. She worked on the Mystic Whaler and has gone on ocean going deliveries and research vessels. She also participated with Tom Doyle on dolphin rescue and research trips and helps with the marine mammal stranding network. She is an amazing guide as well as a dedicated wife and mother of two wonderful little boys. Andrea has also taken on the challenge of being a teacher at the middle school. We still get to see her occasionally, when she stops in to visit returning families!|
|Captain James grew up on Hilton Head Island with the water as his playground. He has spent numerous years with our abundant wildlife and is excited to share his fun and enthusiasm for our water neighbors. James entertains his crew with real local knowledge and some interesting history.|
|OPERATIONS MANAGER Jana Moore moved to Hilton Head Island right after college where she obtained a bachelors degree in biology and Political Science. Being from a military family, she grew up all over the world and has continued to travel the globe and speaks Spanish as well. Owner and co-founder of Commander Zodiac, she has managed the office and helped guests arrange their excursions from the beginning. Jana has expanded her customer service into real estate with Dolphin Properties of Keller Williams. She has over thirty years of island knowledge and experience. She can help you live the dream on Hilton Head Island. She is happily married and has a very talented teenage son.|