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Under Water

Captain Lilly Cardenas

A Key West native, Captain Lilly has over 25 years of boating experience. She is an avid angler and free diver, loves to surf, hike, create ocean-inspired art and tinker with boats.


With over 16,000 offshore miles, Lilly has operated various boats from traditional Polynesian sailing canoes to luxury sailboats and large passenger vessels.


Her professional seafarer experience has taken her across oceans and locales like the Mediterranean, Thailand, South Pacific, Hawaii, Caribbean, and New England. When not on the water, she enjoys views from above as a land and sea rated pilot.

Most importantly, Captain Lilly Cardenas is a skilled boat handler with an emphasis on the safety of her crew and passengers.

She currently holds a 100-ton GRT Master Captains License with Sail and Tow endorsements and her teaching certificate with the American Sailing Association. 

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