Welcome aboard! My name is Wendy Clark and I will be the Captain on your Charter. I worked my way up to Captain on the waters of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California and the Channel Islands. After completing my Bachelors Degree in Geological Sciences from Cal Poly Pomona and Masters Degree in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from UCLA, I realized I wanted to pursue a career where I could enjoy the outdoors and not be stuck behind a computer.
I relocated to Tampa in 2016 and have had the pleasure of running various vessels in Clearwater and here in Tampa Bay. I take great pleasure in showing off my new home and all she has to offer: from the beautiful waters of the Gulf to the extensive and diverse wildlife. I look forward to meeting you and getting a chance to show off this city I now call home.
Ahoy! My name is Christian Foito and I will be your Mate on board your Sunburst Yacht Charter. I gained my first years of experience as a deckhand fishing the waters of Long Island Sound. After High school, I attended the Stony Brook University of New York and graduated with a Bachelors in Marine Science.
In the ensuing years I moved to Florida pursuing a career in Marine Science or Fisheries Studies but found myself working onboard some of the local vessels. I worked hard and learned the lessons I needed to become a captain myself, and here at Sunburst Yacht Charters I have continued my education so that I may some day (soon!) upgrade my license and run the vessels we will be cruising on during your trip!
Hello! My name is Dustin Swope and I am the Vice President of Sunburst Yacht Charters. My family has been based in Tampa for decades now, so when the opportunity arose four years ago to deliver a new way to enjoy Tampa Bay, we recognized it right away and put a plan into action.
I fill a variety of roles in our business, but you can expect me to be involved in bookings, marketing, and contract negotiations. When I’m not at work, you’re likely to find me swimming, kickboxing, or pretending to play various musical instruments.