Captain Tony

Captain Tony

Captain Tony is a USCG licensed captain with over 35 years of sailing experience. Owner of many sailboats during his lifetime he has over 8,000 miles of sailing experience. Originally from Michigan, he cut his sailing teeth on the Great Lakes. After moving to North Carolina 25 years ago he has plied the North Carolina waters and beyond. This includes sailing Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, and a trans-Atlantic crossing.

Before Captain Tony made the transition to full time sailor, he earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Michigan State. In addition to Captain Tony’s passion for sailing, he also has a love of wine. So much so he decided to open and manage a wine shop and share this penchant and educate patrons on the many nuances of wine.



Johnna is fairly new to sailing but not new to adventures. She has a love for cycling, doing crossfit, scuba diving, biking and running. She Loves the outdoors and always open to new experiences.

Johnna however is not new to Beaufort. As a native, she can answer your questions about local history and recommend the best bars and restaurants.



Michelle is originally from California and ran a successful engineering firm there. She relocated to North Carolina in 2006 and eventually landed in Beaufort in 2012. Her current passion is owning and operating a Wellness Center. She loves the water and wanted to add sailing to her resume and that’s why we got her on Bravado.

Service is her number one priority and you will be in good hands with her as a member of the crew.



Barbara fell in love with sailing a year and a half ago in Scotland. With the wind in your hair, clear skies above (hopefully), the ocean below, the freedom and adventure, what’s not to love?!

Originally from Virginia, and a North Carolinian for over 35 years, southern hospitality is a way of life. Barbara has a desire to serve and it is her goal to make your sailing excursion a memorable one.

Working Together

We take pride in providing our guests with the highest customer service in the industry.

Your charter team will consist of one captain and one crew member. Captain will not only operate the vessel but also entertain and make sure you are safe at all times.

The crewmember helps with docking, sail handling, serves food, beverages, and caters to your every need.

Your team works extremely hard to make sure your experience is one that you will remember for a lifetime.

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realists adjusts the sails.

-William Arthur Ward-




Crystal Coast Sailing Excursions
c/o Captain Tony
Town Creek Marina 114 Town Creek Drive
Beaufort, NC 28516