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About Us

Vagabond Cruise is Hilton Head Island’s original sightseeing and excursion cruise operator, located under the world-famous Lighthouse in Harbour Town Yacht Basin, since 1968.

Mission Statement: To Provide the Best Experiences on The Water 

Our Vision

To continue to evolve through the development of new opportunities for our passengers, clients, partners, and crew members by striving every day to do better than we did yesterday by seeking new opportunities,  adopting new technology, and maintaining our position as the low country’s premier provider of excursion cruises, private charters, weddings, events, comprehensive charters, and wedding support services.

Meet the people who get this done! 

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Keith & Laura Walston Owners

From: Georgia & Pennsylvania

Vagabonding For: 31 years

 

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Melainie Allen Private Charter Sales & Events

From: Columbus, OH

Vagabonding For: 3 years

 

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Danny Pegg Marketing Director

From: White Lake, MI

Vagabonding For: 13 years

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Katelyn Krominga Food & Beverage Director

From: Pontiac, IL

Vagabonding For: 5 years

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Kelsey Warren Passenger Services Manager

From: Mukwonago, WI

Vagabonding For: 3 year

 

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Hannah Balser Passenger Services Manager

From: Leesburg, VA

Vagabonding For: 1 year

 

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Peter Ovens Captain - Stars & Stripes

From: Canada  

Vagabonding For: 6 years

 

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Justin McKee Captain - Vagabond

From: Crocker, MO

Vagabonding For: 13 years

 

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Lauren Hedden Chief Mate

From: Waterford, CT

Vagabonding For: 6 years

 

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Jessy Manrique Mate

From: Hilton Head, SC

Vagabonding For: 1 year

 

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Julian Willis Mate

From: Wilmington, NC

Vagabonding For: 1 year

 

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Cody Hanink Mate

From: Chicago, IL

Vagabonding For: 1 year

 

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Spike Ivory Captain - Tammy Jane

From: New Jersey   

Vagabonding For: 5 years

 

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Harold Sumner Engineer

From: St. Thomas, USVI

Vagabonding For: 8 years

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Philip Mckee Captain - Spirit of Harbour Town

From: Charleston, SC

Vagabonding For: 6 years

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John Cartrette Captain - Spirit, Vagabond, Mystique

From: Lake Murray, SC

Vagabonding For: 20 year

 

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Cass Weiss 2021 Spring Intern

From: University of Arkansas

Majoring: Marketing

 

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Billy Howard 2021 Spring Intern

From: University of New Hampshire

Majoring: Recreation Management

 

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Caroline Cowan 2021 Spring Intern

From: East Carolina University

Majoring: Recreation and Park Management

 

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Andi Mabry 2021 Spring Intern

From: Old Dominion University

Majoring: Tourism Management

 

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Kiara Daniels 2021 Spring Intern

From: University of South Carolina

Majoring: Hospitality Management

 

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Morgan Fitch 2021 Spring Intern

From: Seton Hill University

Majoring: Hospitality and Tourism