You Only Live Once
At YOLO Adventures, we take great pride in having one of the best well-experienced teams throughout the area. Be sure to skim all our bios for reassurance you'll be in good hands 500 feet above the water! Everyone is CPR and first aid certified for everyone's safety.
Our team is like a family and that's exactly how we've treated our customers since 1999. Let us give you the thrill of a lifetime in our beautiful ocean backyard.
A true Florida Native with a lifetime of boating experience, Ryan is an international parasail trainer, licensed as officer in charge of navigational watch, able to operate commercial towing vessels, and captain a vessel 100 gross tons. He is certified in CPR, first aid, and basic boating safety. During Operation Enduring Freedom, as a member of the military police, Sergeant Davis was assigned to water patrol security for Central Command and was trained in diesel mechanics. Ryan has also captained boats for URS construction surveyors during the building of the Gulf Stream Pipeline. Growing up with the water as his back yard he can tell you all you need to know about the area and its wildlife.
"We went parasailing and it was great. The people who worked there were great! I would definitely recommend it."
- Jerzi_Iggy (via TripAdvisor)
MOST EXPERIENCED CREW
Almost a Florida Native, as he was transported from New Jersey to Manatee County, Florida at the age of 4. He considers himself a "local". Guy's love for the water and boating as a child was costly when it came to prop replacement. It is said that practice makes perfect and that is true in Guy's case. He currently holds a Master Captain license and is an excellent boatman. He was a navigation officer in the United States Navy which attests to his knowledge and expertise on the water. Guy maintains the high level of professionalism taught to him during his tour in the military.
You'll be in trusted hands when you choose Yolo Adventures for your next journey.
Originally from the UK Lee has been parasailing since he was 18 months old. Born into a family of water-skiers and parasailers he is more comfortable on water than land. Lee has been a parasail instructor for over 10 years and after 4 years running his own parasail boat in Spain he made the move to Florida. He works fulltime for Custom Chutes who are the market leaders in parasail manufacture and design but any chance he gets he's out on the boat flying customers.
Captain Mark has been living on this beautiful Island for over 35 years (which is 5 years longer than he's been alive if you believe him). Originally from Ohio he moved south and forgot the way home. He has held a Masters 50 ton license for over 20 years and has more knowledge of the local wildlife and environment than anyone we know. Before he joined us at YOLO he operated a 40ft Charter vessel, delivering boats to and from the Caribbean, Miami and the Keys, educated the youth of today as a teacher for over 15 years and even moonlighted as a super hero at weekends! He now works with us as our Sight Seeing Captain and we are lucky to have him.