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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! 

Keith & Laura Walston Owners

From: Georgia & Pennsylvania

Vagabonding For: 31 years

 

Melainie Allen Private Charter Sales & Events

From: Columbus, OH

Vagabonding For: 3 years

 

Danny Pegg Marketing Director

From: White Lake, MI

Vagabonding For: 13 years

Kelsey Warren Reservations Manager / Food and Beverage Manager

From: Mukwonago, WI

Vagabonding For: 3 year

 

Peter Ovens Captain - Stars & Stripes

From: Canada  

Vagabonding For: 6 years

 

Justin McKee Captain - Vagabond

From: Crocker, MO

Vagabonding For: 13 years

 

Spike Ivory Captain - Tammy Jane

From: New Jersey   

Vagabonding For: 5 years

 

Harold Sumner Engineer

From: St. Thomas, USVI

Vagabonding For: 8 years

Philip Mckee Captain - Spirit of Harbour Town

From: Charleston, SC

Vagabonding For: 6 years

John Cartrette Captain - Spirit, Vagabond, Mystique

From: Lake Murray, SC

Vagabonding For: 20 year

 

Chuck Johnson Captain - Stars & Stripes

From: Hilton Head, SC

Vagabonding For: 20 year

 

Lauren Hedden Chief Mate

From: Waterford, CT

Vagabonding For: 6 years

 

Ellie Thompson Assistant Reservations & Assistant Food and Beverage Manager

From: Broomfield, Colorado

Vagabonding for: 6 months

Luke Barnwell Mate

From:  Greenville, South Carolina 

Vagabonding For: 1 year

Skye Folan Mate

From: Bluffton, South Carolina

Vagabonding for: 1 year

Jenna Wertz Mate

From: Toledo, Ohio

Vagabonding for: 1 year

Ismael Castillo Mate

From: Texas State University

Majoring: Recreation Administration and Business Management

Taylor Kyllonen Deckhand

From: University of Missouri

Majoring: Tourism Development

Shelby Reed Spring 2022 Intern

From: Charlotte, North Carolina

Majoring: Tourism, Hospitality & Events

Wyatt Smith Spring 2022 Intern

From: Ball State University

Majoring: Sport Administration

Kate Pruess Summer 2022 Intern

From: University of South Dakota

Majoring: Journalism and Communications

Sierra Liewer Summer 2022 Intern

From: University of South Dakota

Majoring: Graphic Design

Abby Brown Summer 2022 Intern

From: University Of South Carolina Beaufort

Majoring: Biology with a concentration in Marine Biology

Peyton Chandler Summer 2022 Intern

From: Liberty University

Majoring: Professional and Creative Industries