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Our Captains - Who Make it Your Best Boat Rental with Driver

On Lake Norman, the Marine Commission monitors all charter boats, excursion boats, boat charters, and legally requires operators to be US Coast Guard licensed Master Captains! If you are considering a Lake Norman boat rental with driver (boat charter), make sure that boat rental with driver is actually a United States Coast Guard licensed Captain and ask to see his or her credential and the company’s charter boat permit from the Lake Norman Marine Commission.

Without a USCG Master Captain operating the boat, your Lake Norman Boat Rental with driver may not be quite what you hoped for from a safety, liability, experience, and potentially legal standpoint. Don’t put yourself and your friends at risk!


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Captain Ben

Ben is a Lake Norman native and is an extremely active boater in the North Carolinas. Having grown up on the lake, Captain Ben is for sure knowledgeable on where to find all the unique spots for your charter!

With a Master Captains license and over 800 hours invested into teaching new boaters how to safely navigate Lake Norman, Ben is here to make sure you enjoy a fun and memorable day on the water!

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Captain Jake

Jake has been a lifelong fisherman and boater ever since his grandpa took him out on the water. Jake grew up in the Carolina’s and is experienced on all the nearby lakes. He has a knack for smooth sailing and clear communication which ensures a fun and safe experience on the water.

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Captain Matt

Matt has been an avid outdoorsman his entire life. Growing up in a family of fishermen, Matt’s appreciation for the outdoors and a respect for mother nature were cultivated at a young age.

With over 1,000 days of sea service and hundreds of safe and fun charters completed day and night on LKN, Matt’s vast experience allows you to feel safe while you enjoy your best lake day!

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Captain Stetson

Stetson’s a Lake Norman native with 20+ years spent on LKN and many of those as a US Coast Guard Master captain! 

In his free time when he’s not cruising Lake Norman, he enjoys coaching and playing baseball in a wood bat league. Of course, you can’t forget spending time with his furry German Shepherd Friend Saint as well!

We Are Hiring!

We’re actively seeking additional USCG Licensed Captains with a Master’s Level Merchant Mariner Credential (any tonnage) for our 2024 season beginning April/May 2024. Please email us for more information.

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Joe, Media Manager

With a passion for all things media, Joe is who keeps you engaged to all the content we provide for your viewing pleasure! When he’s not busy creating content, he can be found surfing or out on the boat!

If you haven’t looked at our Instagram, Facebook,  TikTok, or YouTube please take a moment to do so now and give us a follow while you’re there!

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Kaity, Communications Concierge

When you call us during our busiest times, you may also reach Kaity!  She has always loved all things water from pools to beaches and most importantly boats!

With a passion for making it your best lake day, Kaity will make sure your booking process is smooth sailing from start to finish!

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Natasha, Media Editor

Growing up in Pamlico, Natasha has always enjoyed boating and being on the water. She’s a craftswoman of content and is who is behind the scenes curating videos of your experiences.

You may also speak with her when calling us with any questions you have as to how to secure your reservation for your best lake day!