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Our Crew

Charter Cayman’s qualified captains and crew hold customer service and your safety as their top priority. Here is a little bit about the history of the company and the guys behind it!

You may remember South African Wayne and Cuban Dave from Red Sail Sports where they made a name for themselves locally crewing and captaining the fleet of Red Sail’s Catamarans. Well, 12 years later they’re all grown up, married, with 3 kids between them and they’ve started their own business to bring you the same excellent, professional service that you have come to expect!

George Pappadakis is our latest recruit and training captain. Keeping it all in the family, George is Wayne’s wife Charlotte’s first cousin.

Captain Wayne

WAYNE CLOETE

Wayne is originally from South Africa and arrived on the rock in 2001. Like many before him, he never left!

Wayne has 12+ years experience as a boat captain in Cayman Islands waters having worked for Red Sail Sports as Head Captain where he oversaw all of the operational aspects of their fleet of 60-65Ft custom Catamarans and crew. Wayne has also worked for Cayman Private Charters managing their fleet of luxury power boats.

Wayne holds a RYA Shorebased Skipper/Yachtmaster certification, PADI Rescue Diver certification and Medic First Aid certification.

 

 

Captain Dave

DAVID SWABY “Cuban Dave”

Dave hails from Cuba but has grown up in the Cayman Islands.

Cuban Dave has 15 years experience as a boat captain in Cayman Islands waters having worked for Red Sail Sports where as Captain on their fleet of 60-65Ft custom Catamarans.

Cuban Dave holds a RYA Shorebased Skipper/Yachtmaster certification, PADI Open Water Diver certification and Medic First Aid certification.

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Captain George

Captain George

GEORGE PAPPADAKIS

George is originally from England with Greek heritage. He’s a master of languages (fluent in English, Italian, French and Greek) and of travel (ask this guy about your next planned vacation – he’s sure to have been there). You’ll see George around crewing or training to be a Charter Cayman captain with Wayne and David.

George has a degree from the University of Bath (England) and holds an ITY qualification (Small Powerboat/Ribmaster) and a Medic First Aid certification. His professional background is in commercial shipping and he has a long history of boating experience.