Meet Captain Derek
I wanted to write a short introduction about myself so you will know more about the captain. I’m Captain Derek and I came to Miami over 30 years ago from the Caribbean island of Trinidad to go to college. I fell in love with Miami and its people and made it my home. As a result I have explored the amazing waters of Biscayne Bay, The Keys and surrounding areas. Above all we take pride in offering you personalized yacht charters in Miami.
It has always been my dream to share the joy I get cruising these wonderful waters with others. Finally a few years ago I pursued that dream by becoming a captain and acquiring the yacht “Happy Ours”.
I always thought that the most fulfilling part of becoming a captain would be piloting boats. It turned out the joy in what I do is meeting amazing people with so many stories, and sharing this beautiful place called Miami!
I am a USCG Master Licensed Captain with a perfect safety record. When you come aboard the crew will make you feel at home, with personalities that are laid back, easy going and friendly.
My favorite time of day is after the sunsets and the lights of Miami illuminate the skyline, I hope I can have you aboard to share your favorite time of day and get to know your story.
Meet Head Crew Alex
Hi my name is Alex. I was born and raised in Miami, my family background is Armenian and Sicilian. I love the water! Since childhood, I have grown up around boats and playing sports, particularly baseball.
At the age of fifteen, I had the pleasure of owning my own boat. I enjoy fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, anything that involves the water. Thanks to my mom I learned not to be shy and developed my people-person skills. It feels good connecting with clients who come aboard the Happy Ours
I love working the Happy Ours yacht, having an amazing boss, and the feeling of being part of a family business.