Homeport - San Diego, California
My name is Captain Martin Fogel and I have been involved in boating for 56 years. I grew up on a canal on the Atlantic Ocean and was raised on power boats and the Power Squadron. In my teens, I discovered sailing and eventually taught it on a lake to children of elementary through high school grades. I also taught water skiing and small boat handling. By the time I was 28 years old, I relocated to California after college and moved aboard my pown boat. I have been living aboard my boats since and currently live aboard my Panda 38 cutter sailboat, Orion.
I have always been an oceanographic teacher of sorts. I have taught many people how to use their boats, be it sail or power. I have been involved in the California school system's Sea Afloat oceanographic project, taking children out to sea and teaching them about the ocean, it's inhabitants and the boats they were on.
I have delivered boats from Hawaii and to Mexico and many points in between. I am an above and underwater photographer and video photographer. I am a U.S.C.G. Master Captain.
"Boating is my lifestyle and my history...
Let me help make it part of yours!"
Homeport - San Diego
Greetings. I am Captain Mark Gillette. Since achieving my 100 ton Master Captains license when I was 19, I have been at the helm. I have skippered vessels from both the Los Angeles and San Diego areas. I possess intimate knowledge of the California and Baja coasts, banks and outlying islands. My passison is fishing and I have taken thousands of anglers, beginners and professionals alike, to the exotic places and outreaches of Baja California on Long Range and Overnight vessels in the San Diego area. I have also taken anglers on overnight and day trips from Morro Bay, Ventura, L.A. and Orange County areas. Although, my true passion for the sea and all means of her intimacy and spirit of adventure. I truly enjoy teaching people to fish, to operate their own vessels. I enjoy maintaining and all maintenance of vessels, as well as island hopping, cruising and deliveries. I am well adept to pass along my intricate knowledge and experience of all vessel safety, operations, sportfishing and seamanship. Whatever you would like of my services of sportfishing, cruising, delivery, consulting or have any special vessel maintenance needs, please contact me. I will travel day or night, anytime, any hour. I will travel anywhere, anytime and on short notice.
I look forward to speaking with you personally and serving at your pleasure.
Captain Martin Fogel
Captain Mark Gillette