How Long Have You Been a Sailor?


All me bloomin’ life.
Me mother was a mermaid.
Me father was King Neptune.
I was born on the crest of a wave
And rocked in the cradle of the deep.
Seaweed and barnacles are me clothes,
Every tooth in me head is a marlinspike,
The hair on me head is hemp,
Every bone in me body’s a spar,
And when I spits, I spits tar.
I’se hard, I is, I am, I are.

—Anon

Captain Peter B. Dupré

Captain Peter DupreA Rhode Island native, Captain Peter B. Dupré was born with salt water running through his veins. With more than twenty years of sailing experience, Capt. Pete has sailed extensively throughout New England, including Narragansett Bay, Buzzards Bay, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Long Island Sound, often with his two daughters. He has cruised and raced the East Coast, including the Chesapeake, Tampa Bay, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. He is a licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captain with a high degree of nautical expertise, an expert swimmer, and a NAUI-certified scuba diver since 1977. Many a night, he dives for lobster! Capt. Pete’s bluewater adventures and wealth of information about Narragansett Bay are sure to enlighten the newest sailor and inspire old salts!

 

First Mate Everett Brown

First Mate Everett BrownFirst Mate Everett Brown grew up sailing and boating on Narragansett Bay. An accomplished musician, Everett plays the fiddle, banjo, and button accordion, and has led sea songs and shanties on schooners, sloops, and square-riggers up and down the East Coast. On land, he has performed at the Kennedy Center for the Arts and the New Bedford Whaling Museum. He’s sure to break out the fiddle or squeeze box, and lead a song or two on Victoria!

Head Stewardess and Chef Dina

Head Stewardess and Chef DinaHead Stewardess and Chef Dina was born and bred in Rhode Island. Among her many talents, Dina is a classically trained pianist, an English Language Learner Specialist, a movie buff, lover of travel and art, and of course a fabulous chef who loves to create tasty Italian cuisine! Dina's smile and humor are a constant during your trip as she provides top notch service to Victoria's special guests.