Why Trust Master Captain Morgan For Your Delivery Charters...
Growing up as an adopted boy on a small eastern Washington farm was tough. But, I learned a lot that would serve me for the remainder of my life...
I was abducted, and sold for adoption at a very young age and, became the youngest of six adopted boys that was the child labor force for the homestead.
At 11 years old I joined Washington Explorer Search & Rescue where I learned a great deal about how to survive in the wilderness and specifically, the cold snowy winters of the northern Cascades.
At 14, I ran away from home and lived on the Olympic Peninsula working in the dark wet rain forest making shakes and shingles out of fallen cedar trees.
When I reached 18 years, I dropped out of high school and joined the US Navy.
During the 9 years in the navy I served in a VAQ, on several aircraft carriers, NAS Whidbey Island, and finally in the Persian Gulf during the Iran/Iraq war escorting tankers on a DDG.
I'm a Blue-nose, Shell-back, surface warfare qualified, and have been on all the seas, including the Black Sea. I've transited the Panama & Suez Canals, escorted tankers in the gulf, and, helped remove mines there. I've been to dozens of countries.
From rescuing people and retrieving bodies, restoring antique autos, working with EOD teams, being the top real estate professional in the nation, an author, guiding and supporting Catalina Channel swimmers, kayak camping on the Colorado river solo for weeks, landing a Cessna T182t on a grassy remote meadow and sleeping overnight, to Captaining dive boats on Catalina Island & Captain of 1600 ton cruise ships...
I’ve had thousands of unique and exciting adventures.
Come explore with me and experience
Cap’n Morgan’s Aqua Adventures
• USCG 100 Ton Master Captain Near Coastal
• Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsement
• Possess Current & Valid TWIC
• Marine Radio Operator Permit
• Enrolled in DOT 5-Panel Drug Consortium
• Captain on Odyssey Lake Michigan ~ 1611 GRT Cruise Ship
• Experienced Delivery, Training & Charter Captain
• FAA Instrument Pilot SEL High Performance/Complex
• First Aid, Water Rescue, CPR, AED, Adult & Child
• Wilderness First Aid Certificate
• Motorcycle Safety Foundation Endorsements
• USN 9 Year Veteran Honorable Discharge
• Open Water Marathon Swimmer Kayaker & Boat Pilot
• Dive Boat Captain Southern California
• Catalina Channel Swimming Federation Official Observer
• Colorado River Kayaking Guide
• Open Water Free Diver and Spearo
• Open Rough Water Swimmer
• Real Estate Broker, Trainer, Coach & Author
• Extensive Experience with Logistics and Planning
• Software & Website Designer For Real Estate
• Safe Powerboat Handling Certificate - Inland Waters & Great Lakes
• Co-founder & Instructor Boat Safe Chicago
Commands, Deployments, and such...
• RTC San Diego
• VAQ-130 NAS Whidbey - Carrier Airwing
• NAS Whidbey Island - Oak Harbor WA
• USS Ranger CV-61
• USS Independence CV-62
• USS Kitty Hawk CV-63
• CCU- 90 Days & reduction in grade
• USS Forrestal CV-59
• USS Enterprise CV-65
• NAS Whidbey Island
• USS Chandler DDG-996
• NAS North Island
• Eastern Med 3x
• WesPac 2x
• Persian Gulf (Iran/Iraq war)
• Gulf of Sidra (score; US-2, Libya-0)
• Indian Ocean - on station
• Pacific Ocean - on station
• South Pacific - on station
• North Atlantic - on station
• Caribbean - on station
Commands, Deployments, and such continued...
• Shell-back (crossed equator)
• Bluenose (Arctic Circle)
• Hanger Bay and Flight Deck Firefighting School
• Class A, B, C schools in rating
• Surface Warfare Qualified
• Sea Bee Unit
• 53 Countries
Battle E x7
Sea Service x5
Admiral Ney Award x7
Meritoriously Advanced E-6
I will pilot your boats with safety and security top of mind while entertaining guests, managing crews, and completing assigned tasks in a timely professional manner.
I learn quickly and am naturally good with equipment.
I've been an expert in real estate, marketing, sales, aviation, boating, and more, for many years.
I am a USCG 100-ton Master Captain with much experience in Chicago as Delivery Captain, Charter Captain, and Safe Boating Instructor.
I'm a Charter Captain & Instructor for Coast Yachts Chicago a members only yacht club. And a Charter Captain on Odyssey Lake Michigan a 1611 GRT Cruise ship.
I'm also an expert in navigating local rivers, locks and popular recreational boating areas.
I am fit, healthy, active and adventurous, but also very responsible and cautious.
I am calm and measured under stress and in emergencies.
I value training, am a lifelong learner, and naturally curious.
I possess keen attention to detail, value cleanliness, and have pride in keeping things and spaces well
organized and properly maintained.
What this means to you is...
You can hire Captain Morgan to Charter or Deliver your boat and comfortably and confidently leave me to it.
BOAT SAFE CHICAGO IMPROVES BOATER SAFETY
To improve the safety and security of boating, a team of licensed Master Captains formed Boat Safe Chicago.
The training captain team includes:
Supervisory skills: Motivating & Assessing — Expert
Motivating others to achieve objectives and identifying improvements or corrective actions
Project timeline management — Proficient
Prioritizing and allocating time to effectively achieve project deliverables
Basic computer skills — Highly Proficient
Performing basic computer operations and troubleshooting common problems
Project timeline management — Proficient
Prioritizing and allocating time to effectively achieve project deliverables
Numerical Reasoning Skills — Proficient
Quickly and accurately performing basic mathematical operations, recognizing numerical sequences, and interpreting graphs.
Sales: Influence & Negotiation — Expert
Persuading reluctant customers to buy products or services, and influencing and negotiating with customers to meet sales goals.
Marketing — Highly Proficient
Understanding a target audience and how to best communicate with them
Sales skills — Highly Proficient
Influencing and negotiating with customers
Attention to detail — Proficient
Identifying differences in materials, following instructions, and detecting details among distracting information
*Disclosure: I took these assessments on Indeed using an Iphone 7 while driving. I believe I coulda done better
In late 1987 Guy began his real estate career. Just as he had on the farm, working in the woods, and in the navy… he jumped right in working 12-15 hour days.
He read and studied every piece of real estate sales material he could get his hands on. Attended seminars with Tom Hopkins, Danielle Kennedy, Walter Sanford, Mike Ferry, Steve Stewart, and many others. All the greatest real estate sales and training pros at the time.
After about eighteen months in real estate he grew tired of driving buyers around and decided to become a listing agent. If you didn’t know, listing agents make ALL of the money in real estate.
After a few years working for a small local brokerage he joined forces with a fellow real estate pro, Len Fries at the local C-21 office. Len was his only real competitor in the area and they had a mutual respect for one another.
Guy and Len finished 69th in the nation for commissions earned, out of 88,000 agents in their only full year together at C-21.
The following year Guy and Len moved to another nationwide brand Realty Executives. Within a few years he and his partner had the top team in the nation two years in a row, as a result of geographic farming, REO’s and short sales.
Guy completed his first real estate short sale in 1991 and has been credited with being the first person to coin the phrase real estate short sale.
In 1995 he began studying copy writing and direct response marketing and opened his own real estate office two years later, after his partner retired.
For more than 7 years Guy never listed a home for less than 6.25 % at his price and terms. He maintained a 15% to 35% market share with zero expired listings, a fifty-four day average market time, and a twenty-one day average escrow length. Hardly the typical realtor.
Guy was an innovator in the real estate industry and introduced the Easy Exit listing and a Sure Sale Guarantee. And created a two-step listing process that guarantees you get the listing at the correct price and terms... every time.
In 2004 Guy retired from real estate and explored North America for two years, during which time his office ran without him.
Guy has written 3 books for the real estate industry and has consulted with Re/max, Assist to Sell, Prudential, Realty Executives, Keller Williams, Avalar, EXP, and many other franchises.
He’s also done coaching and training in the lending and title industry, and real estate training in Australia.
Attempting a swim of Catalina Channel, as you know, is a big big deal.
It takes years of training and preparation. And, it’s a very costly endeavor, especially if you’re coming from a foreign country.
Why not get some local expert training and support?
Qing Li, Triple Crown swimmer, Ice Ironwoman (Iron Icewoman?), speaker, trainer, coach can do just that.
She recently medaled 6 times in the IISA World Championships in France, and set new age group world records.
She's also the record holder for fastest turn around Ironman to Ice Mile at just 29 days..
Qing needs no introduction as she has an impressive resume and a ridiculous sense of humor. If you’re able to get support and coaching from Qing, I’d highly recommend you do it.
She’s active in the swimming community and very busy, so I’d suggest you reach out to her asap if you’re seeking assistance in a channel attempt, doing an ice mile, or even a tri-athlete who needs a swim coach.
For Valuable Expert Training & Coaching...
Hire Captain Morgan as your boat captain for the day so you can relax and enjoy your time onboard with your family & friends and safely enjoy, swimming, games, some drinks, or whatever without the stress of knowing you are the responsible captain.
From $135 to $225 per hour, plus tips. Three hour minimum.
Coast Yachts Chicago member?
Captain Morgan is the official safe boat handling training & top charter captain for the members.
You'll gain confidence and skill at handling your yacht so you can safely navigate the river, transit the locks, properly anchor in the Play Pen, take on fuel & water, discharge waste, and more.
You'll also learn how to time the locks AND earn the respect of the lock masters by sounding like a pro on the radio and driving like a pro in the locks.
Knowing these secrets will often get you into the locks when other recreational boats are made to wait another 20 minutes for the next lockage.
Only $150 an hour. Three hour minimum.
Coast Yachts Chicago member?
Hire Captain Morgan as Charter Captain to drive your yacht so you don't have to.
It's the busiest time of the year for me, so I'd suggest early booking.
From $115 to $195 an hour plus tips. Three hour minimum.
Here's what member Mike Reilly had to say...
I highly recommend Captain Guy as both an instructor and captain. While training under his instruction, I learned all the critical functions, laws, regulations, best practices and most important safety. He was patient and extremely knowledgeable.
I have also hired him to captain several times and he is my first call whenever we need a captain. On top of his professionalism and skill, he is personable and a blast to have on board.
No better captain on the lake.
Have a boat that needs brought out from local storage, returned to storage end of season, or delivered locally to yards?
So you have a boat needs to be splashed or put up for the winter?
Cap'n Morgan will bring your baby out for the summer so you don't have to.
This allows you to do the things that matter, run your business, make those important meetings or calls, or spend time with your kids or partner.
Let Cap'n Morgan deal with the details so you don't have to.
Local delivery starting at $500
Need a boat delivered long distance by river or sea?
Captain Morgan will deliver your boat, help with arranging crew, and even assist you on long voyages.
Long distance delivery takes time and a lot of planning. And, it typically requires a crew.
Cap'n Morgan will do all of the heavy lifting for you.
Or just be there, at your service, as a top mate and hand.
Starting at $800 a day, plus travel, food, lodging if needed.
Below Hoover Dam, a 20 minute drive outside Las Vegas, there's a section of the Colorado River known as the Black Canyon. In this unique ecosystem the waters maintain a year round temperature of 53 degrees.
The crystal clear waters are a emerald green and in most sections you can see top to bottom. Within this 20+ mile stretch of river there are hot springs, sandy beaches, caves, cascading waterfalls, and shear cliffs sinking into the river.
On most days you'll see bald eagles, desert big horn sheep, massive coyotes, and record sized fish.
Come explore this hidden jewel by kayak and visit Emerald Cave, the gauging ruins, Willow Beach, and more.
All equipment is provided.
Starting at $129 per person. Typically it's a 6-10 person tour.
Limited Availability Visit Emerald Cave Kayak Tour - lvckc.com
Captain Guy Morgan ~ Odyssey Lake Michigan.
Odyssey is a 1611 GRT passenger vessel home ported at Chicago's Navy Pier.
The fine crew of City Experiences Odyssey provides guests with dinner cruises, and private events that are the best on Lake Michigan.
Book your cruise here and come visit Cap'n Morgan in the bridge for the best views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline.
Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience aboard a large USCG inspected passenger vessel
Some helpful PDF files specifically for Chicago Harbors, Rivers, Locks, and Lake Michigan.
I've relied on Captain Guy Morgan for many Yacht charters and I fully recommend his services. He is prompt, professional, safe, and truly cares for the vessels he captains. He has an immense amount of on water experience. He takes great care of the vessels and goes the extra mile... hard to find in the industry.
I've worked with Guy while kayaking on Catalina channel solo swims several times and have been very impressed with his demeanor, his ability to guide the swimmer, and remain calm under any emergency. He talks swimmers through any problems that they may have and the swimmer comes through to do a completion of the swim.
Guy is not only a great captain, but a mentor that guided me through the difficult process of learning how to drive my Sea Ray Sundancer, while also showing interest in who I was as a person away from the water.
Just about every time my boat was being rented out for charters, I would always recommend Guy to captain the group because I knew he would use his amazing personality to show his clients a good time.
I also want to emphasize Guy’s awareness of the safety and cleanliness of my boat. He made sure all safety protocols were followed and even fixed a few minor problems on the boat to help me maintain its good condition.
I would recommend Guy to anybody that wants to enjoy their time on the water while also learning as much as Guy has to offer!
Most newer yachts today feature bow thrusters, joy sticks, virtual anchors, and more. But what do you do when using them is not an option?
With private instruction on your boat we'll ensure you can safely maneuver and operate your boat with whatever controls are available.
We'll also cover "rules of the road" navigation without instrumentation, and go or no go personal minimums.