Operating in East Coast United States
Captain Matt Dolby started his passion for the sea at a young age. Coming from a multiple generation of sailors, he has sailed all along the east coast, Bahamas and the Caribbean and has also owned several sailboats in his life. He also developed a passion for fishing, which pointed him in the direction of becoming a classically trained sushi chef. First a chef and now a well seasoned captain in the Florida Keys, Captain Dolby brings his conscientious work ethic and hospitality to welcome all our guests on board.
Captain Dolby & Mate/Chef Desirae met in Key West through sailing/boating and mutual friends. They created a bond almost immediately sharing the same life goals and lifestyle living and traveling on boats. They both work well as a team, whether on deck or in the galley to give their guests the best experience possible.
Captain Dolby & Desirae always look forward to meeting new people and taking them on new adventures, teaching and sharing knowledge, swapping stories, exploring the underwater world, eating the freshest catches after a day of fishing, and sailing towards sunsets. Both will be happy to discuss your sailing trip itinerary and menu preferences. Their bright personalities and attentiveness will make you feel right at home and relaxed on board Purpus.
Your Mate & Chef Desirae, a Florida native, has always been around the water her whole life. She found herself with a new passion of the boating and sailing life in the last several years and decided to switch from being a professional massage therapist for over 13 years to becoming a professional mariner in the last couple years working on different boats and yachts and buying her first sailboat a year ago with goals to captain professionally one day. Desirae also really enjoys bringing her food knowledge to the industry and creating an amazing food experience for her guests on board.