Capt. Justin Ferrell
Originally gaining his love for the water and fishing from Michigan, Justin moved to Florida in 2007. After graduating from WyoTech in Daytona specializing in marine propulsion and systems, he spent two years in Lake Tahoe Ca. While there he learned mechanical knowledge and experience from some of the industry leaders while turning wrenches on high horsepower engines, and 100mph+ boats.
Needing the sunshine back in his life Justin relocated to Key West in 2009 and again spent everyday on the water. It was only a short time until he was able to exchange the wrench for a fishing rod. Justin started his guiding and fishing career in Key West in 2010, and loves to learn something new everyday.
While he’s not on the water, you can find him with his wife, son, and two daughters. The Ferrell family is very active in local sports, and activities.
Ryan Aper was born in Lower Alabama, and grew up fishing with his dad as often as they could. Ryan got his first boat at age 12, and he could be found with his friends on the waters after school and ever weekend. After getting out of the Army as a decorated soldier, Ryan Decided to further his nautical career. Capt. Ryan moved to Key West in 2011 in search of big fish. He first gained his OUPV license and later went on to secure a 100T master captain’s license, STCW, sailing endorsement, crisis management, crowd control and master helmsman certifications. During the next few years capt. Ryan spent extensive time in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and spent extensive time sailing to and exploring other nearby islands in the Caribbean. While in the islands Capt. Ryan spent some time commercial fishing for yellowfin tuna.
Capt Ryan Aper permanently moved back to Key West for the variety of fisheries, species, and because their is no place like home.