We are grateful for many things at Honest Eco, but nothing compares to our gratitude for the people who work to deliver on our promises and work towards our Company Vision - day in and day out!
Crew training starts on land with research and mission alignment before moving onto the water where we hone our seamanship skills and work to become as effective as possible at delivering on Honest Eco’s Purpose.
Our crew are expected to be continuously learning and pushing Honest Eco to be as environmentally responsible as possible.
With Kentucky bluegrass roots and a B.S. in Biology, Billy found a world with a blue sea too alluring to ignore. In 2005 with a backpack and a tent, he hopped on a Greyhound bus- thirty eight short hours later, he was standing on the side of US-1 in Stock Island. Wondering what he had one.
After a few days, Billy packed up the tent, rented a room and experienced two hurricanes in as many months. After experiencing the force of nature, and meeting people with personalities as powerful as the storms, Billy had found his new home. With a passion for science, a love of education, a need for informality and constant challenge, Billy found that being a guide and a captain was one of the few things that could keep his attention.
After living on a sailboat with his wife Jennifer, Billy began building a houseboat to accommodate a new addition to the family, their first child Anila.
While Billy has stayed in an ashram while living and traveling in India, his first time doing yoga was on a paddleboard, trust us, this is proof that Yoga at Sea is for anyone that can breathe.
We are lucky to have Local Legend Captain Katie Walker on our crew at Honest Eco! With experience captaining Schooners and large whale watching boats in Alaska and a knack for marlinespike seamanship, Katie is well qualified for her role as Head Captain of SQUID. She has the helm most days of the week and is a great resource for both our guests and our young crew at Honest Eco.
Hailing from Gloucester, Massachusetts, Rob hatched in what is probably the most famous fishing town in the world. Knowing this, his love of the water could be argued to be in his blood, but his love of our warm tropical waters, to his wise mind. Unlike our local dolphins, Rob is of the pelagic type, spending a grea deal of his time traveling the world, which has given him the skills to provide genuine, gracious and considerate customer service, coupled with a genuine interest and knowledge of other cultures and places. Rob has a combination of skills and personality that make him a perfect fit to be a captain on our Honest Eco™ tours; from his skills as a boat handler to his possession of an abundance of knowledge on dolphins and the local ecosystem, and his natural intuition in sharing that information with interesting and well timed delivery, he truly sets the bar for us when it comes to running our professional Honest Eco™ tours.
Turner is the talent behind the original videos, music, and designs you’ll encounter with our small company. Though Turner was born in Tennesse, the confines of the state could not contain him and he was soon gone to explore the world. He has lived in Jamaica, France, Iceland, Czech Republic and even Key West, which is how we got to know him. Multilingual and passionate about wildlife are just a couple of the adjectives that we could use to describe him- the rest you can see in his work! Stay tuned on Facebook and Instagram and enjoy the Honest Eco nature videos and original scores, all thanks to Turner!
If the allure of a trip on the water wasn’t enough to entice you to call or write, then getting to have a chat with Jennifer should! In addition to being one of our yoga instructors for our Yoga at Sea trip, Jen handles all of the reservations and pre/post-trip customer service, and she’s great at it! Jen’s smile is so contagious that you can catch it over the phone and if you don’t hear her easy laugh, then it must have been your pocket that dialed- but don’t worry, she’ll call you back! Always happy to answer any question, give you an honest opinion on the weather, or to help you find your way to one of our boats, our quality of customer service is not contained to your time spent with one of our captains, it starts with Jen. In fact, Jen receives some of the best compliments we get and this is coming from guests who just experienced dolphins and kayak tours around mangrove islands! Jen does all of this and manages to see to the needs of her toddler, Anila, which might actually be considered easy when compared to managing her husband, Captain Billy… That’s right, we’ve got a husband and wife team aboard Honest Eco!