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Captain Joe Townsend


Born and raised in the Florida panhandle, Joe fell in love with the water at a young age.  Throughout his teenage years he learned the beauty of doing what you love as a profession.  Working on several party and fishing boats he quickly decided to follow his passion.


At the age of 21, Joe became the captain of the 125’ “Solaris” dinner cruise in Destin, FL.  Once his name got out he then progressed into the private world and has since been on several private and charter yachts sizing up to 116’.  Spending time in destinations such as: the Florida Keys, The Bahamas, and the Virgin Islands, our captain has gained the knowledge and the love for these popular destinations!


Captain Joe possesses a USCG 200 Ton Master’s license.  Having been trained in Advanced Firefighting, safety, and medical to international STCWand USCG standards, Joe is also prepared to make sure your charter is safe and fun!


“If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life!”  That is what Captain Joe lives by and cannot wait to welcome you on board MY “Island Vibe”.

Meet the Crew

1st Mate - Maxwell McColl


Originally from Atlanta Georgia, Max moved to Destin, FL in 2008 with his father while in Middle School.  He quickly inherited the waterman lifestyle and began surfing, fishing, free diving and spear fishing in his free time. Once he turned 16 he got his first job as a mate on the charter boat “Destiny”. Since then Max has owned and worked on boats for the past 10 years.


Before joining the Island Vibes crew, Max ran a parasailing boat for a large water sports company in Destin, He possesses a 100 ton Masters captain license. Max is also an advanced open water certified scuba diver, a certification he obtained at a Swedish dive school located on the island of Gili Trawangan, a world renowned diving destination off the coast of Bali, Indonesia.


Max is a friendly, charismatic, Adventurous individual who loves to have fun and meet new people.


“The day you stop learning, is the day you’re dead” Everyone has something they can offer you, so be open and perceptive.

Chef - Daniel


Chef Daniel has lived the majority of his life on the Emerald Coast after his family was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base when he was a child. Daniel attended culinary school at Johnson and Wales University in North Miami

Beach. Along with his love for food, he also has a passion for boating.


Daniel has over 17 years of culinary experience, and 5 years of experience as the first mate of a 50-foot catamaran. Many of his years in the food industry he spent as a private chef and restaurant consultant.


Daniel has found the perfect opportunity to blend his two passions on the Island Vibe and provide an unforgettable dining and yachting adventure.


At Island Vibes Yacht, we specialize in arranging extraordinary crewed yacht charters to South Florida, The Florida Keys, The Caribbean, and The Bahamas from our home port in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Our goal has always been to provide quality service and outstanding customer support. You can count on us for a fast turnaround on proposals and quotations. Our knowledgeable staff are standing by to discuss your preferred, custom itinerary and to answer any questions you may have.


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