Thursday, June 18, 2009
Meet Captain J.R., owner of Blue Marlin Water Taxi! He can pick you up at your dock and deliver you to The Fish House for dinner or any place around the Pensacola area with docking facilities. He also had one of the few charter boats available to take folks to Ft. Pickens via his water taxi before the road was reopened to the public recently. I've even seen him pull up at my own neighborhood dock to take a group of girlfriends out for a special birthday surprise!
I met Capt. J.R. through the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce last year. Quiet-spoken and professional, it's a pleasure to see his business grow.
This week he surprised Shelley Johnson, editor of the Island Times, and me with an invitation to come aboard the Royal Indulgence for a cruise from the Santa Rosa Yacht Club to the future site of the Maritime Park in Pensacola. Unfortunately neither Shelley or I were able to make it for the trip, but both of us showed up to see them off!
Thank you, Capt. J.R., for thinking of your island friends!