Island Cruises is managed by Captain Sue Reynolds. Sue has spent her life in seacoast New Hampshire nurturing a deep appreciation for the ocean environment. She’s sailed the Atlantic seaboard from the Bahamas to New Brunswick. She has an extensive background in both sail and power boats.
For nearly 40 years Sue taught in a coastal New Hampshire community, retiring in June 2006. She has brought her love of the ocean, local history and nature to the many students in her classes. Sue’s teaching experience spans from Early Childhood to Middle School to Adult Education. Most recently, Sue was a middle school science teacher. As a seventh grade teacher Sue also taught service learning and is the founder of Lighthouse Kids, a student project to save White Island Lighthouse at the Isles of Shoals.
Sue continues to communicate her love of the ocean, history and nature through her narration and demonstration aboard the M/V Uncle Oscar.
Captain Tom is a native of Portsmouth New Hampshire with thirty years experience in local waters. He is an enthusiastic student of Shoals lore and history. Plus, he’s extremely familiar with seacoast New Hampshire’s natural history and wildlife.
Leo is a former United States Coast Guard Reserve Officer and retired middle school teacher who has spent his life on the water. For many years he owned and operated a seasonal sightseeing, excursion, ferry, and whale watch business at Rye Harbor. Leo has a vast knowledge of seacoast New Hampshire, Rye Harbor and the Isles of Shoals
Paul has spent his life on the water. After spending 4 years in the Coast Guard, Paul earned a Master of Science degree in Marine Zoology at the University of NH. He then worked for 6 years as a biologist for a local environmental consulting company. Paul worked for 30+ years at UNH as Mate, then Captain of the R/V Jere A. Chase, then Captain of the R/V Gulf Challenger. Paul holds a 100 ton near coastal Master’s License and continues his extensive career onboard the M/V Uncle Oscar.