EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A FRIEND WITH A BOAT…

WE WANT TO BE YOUR FRIEND.

Captain Gary is a life-long boater who’s sailed and motored in Michigan and the Great Lakes for many years. He captained the original Shared Adventure back to Florida from the British Virgin Islands in 2017.

Since then, he’s taken our guests to fun places in South Florida, the Florida Keys, and the Bahamas. Captain Gary looks forward to teaching you everything you might want to know about captaining a small yacht like Shared Adventure. 

As a general aviation pilot with a small four seat airplane, Gary learned how to plan trips, check equipment, and follow weather patterns in order to stay safe even under difficult circumstances. There were, however, a few times he had to do some rapid and accurate problem-solving. Ask him about those times and, of course, his stories end with “… and no one died.”

Weeks after buying Shared Adventure, Gary was cleaning out boxes of memories at his home in Michigan. To his surprise, tucked deep in a box of treasures, was a yellowed piece of paper with a list of adventures he wanted to do in his lifetime. Gary wrote this bucket list at age 13. He never remembered writing it, yet he accomplished 21 of the 29 adventures. The first adventure on that list was to “live on a boat.”

You can learn more about Gary at www.linkedin.com/in/garyebaker

TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK


WE ARE NOT YOUR TYPICAL TROPICAL CHARTER.

WE INVITE YOU TO WORK WITH US TO:

  • Plan your adventure
  • Drive the yacht
  • Read the charts and learn the navigational aids
  • Navigate and communicate
  • Check the weather
  • Apply sunscreen and hold the bean bag chairs down
  • Drop the anchor and learn which button to push to winch it in
  • Use snorkeling equipment and floaty toys
  • Dock the boat and handle dock lines
  • Take photos and videos
  • Launch and drive the dinghy
  • Plan and cook meals
  • Drink libations and tell stories

Our Friendly Host


Mary Grace is here to help make your adventure the best it can be.

Mary Grace Perrin

General Manager

OUR PROMISE


No request is too big or small for our team. If it matters to you, it matters to us.

Captain Gary and host Mary Grace are living and sharing the dream of living aboard a yacht. Since 2017, they have shared their yacht and created an atmosphere of community and comradery with their guests. Many of their guests have become lifelong friends who have returned multiple times to join them on more shared adventures.

As captain and crew, Gary and Mary Grace are committed to making sure you experience the yachting world at its best. Shared Adventure is all about guests being a part of the full yachting experience. Small group charter excursions mean that all guests become a part of the crew. Guests are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the cruise from the moment they embark. Every crew member is given the opportunity to choose how and to what extent they participate in the shared adventure.

We believe everyone should have the chance to experience life on a yacht. Traveling by yacht is a great way to see the world and we want to share this unique opportunity with others.