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MEET OUR CREW

"JAMAICAN" JAY
Captain
Captain "Jamaican Jay" has been kicked out of every port in Jamaica, so he's now found himself in Tampa at the Pirate Water Taxi. After working just about every job on the waterfront, it only made sense to add Captain Jamaican Jay to our crew. He uses a lot of salty talk (some even in good context) but some suspect that this all may be a ploy. We’ve never seen any evidence of his allegedly sinister nature. But then again, we all wear eye-patches.
DUSTIN "THE DESTROYER"
Captain
Captain Dustin came from a long line of destructive and pillaging pirates. What is he doing here at Pirate Water Taxi you ask? He’s hiding from a rival crew he used to be a part of. They haven’t found him yet, and he'd like to keep it that way.
"EBB TIDE" ED
Captain
Captain "Ebb Tide Ed" was on the original Gasparilla Pirate fleet when he got caught in an ebb tide leading him to the Yacht StarShip. He worked as a mate on the StarShip fleet for a few years, but wanted more adventure, so he traded his formal salt and peppers for black and yellow pirate garb.
"SALTY" SAM
Deckhand
"Salty Sam" has been with Pirate Water Taxi since March of 2016. He is 1/16 mermaid, and that's why he's salty. His heritage enables him to spot the most dolphins, manatees and wildlife along our route. Salty Sam used to work at aquariums, but left because the fish weren't great conversationalists. He dislikes landlubbers (people with legs) and salt water flows through his veins, so be careful when coming aboard. The Sea Witch stole his singing voice, but Salty Sam does give a comical and whimsical narration along the tour!
"LONG JOHN SILVER"
Deckhand
"Long John Silver" is originally from Philadelphia, PA. He always wanted to be a pirate but there aren't a lot of open seas in Philly. He moved to Tampa in October 2016 and started at Pirate Water Taxi just a couple days later. John doesn't have a parrot on his shoulder like the original character, so he talks twice as much to compensate. He's an aspiring captain, but so far there's a big stigma against anyone named "Long John Silver".
"OVERBOARD" ALEX
Deckhand
"Overboard Alex" is Pirate Water Taxi's youngest pirate. His parents left him on board after a tour and we've put him to work ever since. He's also our clumsiest pirate. Sometimes he drops things overboard, so don't let him hold your belongings...or your kids. He's aspiring to be a Marine Engineer. His goal is to build a robot that can go underwater and reclaim all the treasure he's dropped.
"MAYHEM" MICHAEL
Deckhand
"Mayhem Michael" is known for his motorcycle and causing chaos on the streets. One day he took a wrong turn and landed at the water taxi dock, causing considerable damage. Mayhem Michael has agreed to work for Pirate Water Taxi until he can pay for repairs. He's been trying to find the same thrill on the water, but jet skis don't pay as well- or as Michael calls them, "boater-cycles".