Our Key West Charter Team

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At Forever Young, we're more than just a charter company in Key West; we're a group of dedicated professionals ready to guide you through the best snorkeling, scuba diving, spearfishing, and lionfish hunting adventures the Florida Keys have to offer. Our Key West, FL team is made up of highly skilled and enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about the ocean and excited to share this passion with you. Each of our guides and captains brings something unique to your experience, ensuring safety, fun, and unforgettable memories as you explore the vibrant marine life of Key West and the surrounding Florida Keys. Whether you're diving into the crystal-clear waters for the first time or you're a seasoned underwater explorer, we're here to make your adventure seamless and

Captain Tony Young
Tony Young, Owner and Captain
Tony Young, the heart and soul behind Forever Young Charter Company, isn't just the guy in charge. He's right there in the thick of it all, leading from the front as our captain and top spearfishing guide. With a solid background in Environment and Sustainability from the University of Minnesota, Tony's not only well-versed in coral reef ecology but also deeply committed to marine conservation. He's a certified technical diver and a licensed captain who's passionate about ensuring our activities, especially in the stunning waters of Key West, FL, are all about sustainable spearfishing and exploring the beauty of the Florida Keys responsibly. Tony's experience is vast, having contributed to marine conservation efforts with the Georgia Aquarium and the Coral Restoration Foundation, along with a rich history of working with dive companies across the country.

His leadership ensures that every adventure with Forever Young, whether it's spearfishing in the clear waters near Key West or exploring the vibrant underwater ecosystems of the Florida Keys, is not only thrilling but also respects the delicate balance of our marine environments.
Allysa Lund
Allysa Lund, First Mate
Allysa Lund is a key player at Forever Young, where her enthusiasm for the ocean matches her dedication to education. Swapping the cold lakes of Minnesota for the warm waters of Key West, FL, Allysa has found her second home in the Florida Keys.

When she's not teaching at a local Key West school, helping children with special needs, she's on board with us, sharing her passion for marine conservation. Allysa's unique blend of educational skills and love for the sea adds a special touch to our snorkeling and spearfishing charters, making every trip with us not just an adventure, but a learning experience about the importance of protecting our underwater world.    
Team Mike O'Dwyer
Mike O'Dwyer, Captain
Mike was born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida where his passion for the ocean and diving began. This passion led Mike to complete a degree in Marine Environment at The College of the Florida Keys. Upon graduation; Mike expanded his knowledge by becoming a PADI dive instructor, SSI dive instructor, Emergency First Response instructor, and a USCG 100 ton licensed captain. Mike has now lived in Key West and worked as a professional guide and captain for over 12 years. He enjoys nothing more than spearfishing, guiding divers underwater, and sharing his love for the ocean with others! Captain Mike is “Forever Young’s” Key West Branch Manager, you will see Captain Mike on every Key West charter!
Dave Wilkerson
David Wilkerson, Captain
David is a born and raised Georgia boy, spending his childhood in the woods hunting and on the water fishing. His passion for the ocean brought him to the Florida Keys well over a decade ago. David is a decorated captain, running some of the largest Yachts and sportfish boats around the Bahamas and South Florida. He holds multiple dive certifications, including his instructor rating and technical diving certifications. When it comes to fishing, David is the go to captain for anything offshore or in the shallow waters of the Florida Keys backcountry. David's knowledge, experience, and southern hospitality will make you feel at home when he is behind the helm!
Jeff Tharp
Jeff Tharp, Captain
Captain Jeff Tharp graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Human Ecology. His degree focused on adventure education which lead Jeff to teach a variety of outdoor skills from backpacking, rock climbing, downhill skiing and snowboarding. His passion for teaching continued as he achieved the PADI Master Instructor and Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer dive ratings. Jeff is also a licensed USCG master captain.
Team Mason Martel
Mason Martel
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Luke Rankin
Luke Rankin, Spearfishing Guide
Luke Rankin, our spearfishing guide, grew up in Delaware, where his love for water led him to a career in diving and a life in the stunning Florida Keys. As a licensed USCG master captain, PADI Dive Instructor, and Emergency First Response Instructor, Luke's knowledge and dedication enhance our charter trips, whether it's a sunset cruise in Islamorada or a lionfish hunting expedition in the Florida Keys.
Billy Moscatello
Billy Moscatello, Spearfishing Guide
Billy Moscatello was quite literally born on the water, with his first steps on his father's Hatteras "Iron Will." Raised in Florida, Billy's deep passion for fishing and diving makes him an exceptional spearfishing guide.

While he is currently studying business at the University of Tampa, he ensures his youthful energy and love for the marine world is felt on every charter trip.
Team Jordi Hortensi
Jordi Hortensi
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Common Questions About Our Team

Who Is the Owner of Forever Young?

Tony Young is the captain and proud owner of Forever Young Charter Company. He's the guy who makes sure everything runs smoothly and that your experience with us is nothing short of amazing.

What Background Does Captain Tony Young Have?

Captain Tony Young isn't just our captain; he's got a pretty impressive resume. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Environment and Sustainability, focusing on coral reef ecology, Tony has dedicated his life to the ocean. He's a jack of all trades in marine adventure – a professional spearfishing guide, TDI certified technical diver, PADI certified elite dive instructor, FII certified freediver, USCG licensed captain, and an EFR instructor.

How Experienced Is Your Team?

We're not just a bunch of enthusiasts; we're professionals with years of experience under our belts. Each team member at Forever Young Charter Company brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to your adventure, ensuring you're in safe and capable hands.

What Certifications Does Your Team Hold?

Our team members hold a variety of certifications that make them experts in what they do. From TDI certified technical divers and PADI certified elite dive instructors to FII certified freedivers, USCG licensed captains, and EFR instructors, we've got all the credentials to ensure your dive is safe, educational, and fun.

How Does the Team Ensure a High-Quality Experience?

At Forever Young, we're passionate about what we do, and it shows. Our team's commitment to safety, education, and sustainability is unmatched. We aim to provide not just a dive but an experience – one where you learn, have fun, and leave with unforgettable memories. Our professional and knowledgeable service is tailored to meet your needs and exceed your expectations, every single time you dive with us in Key West.

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Experience the Unforgettable with Forever Young

Here at Forever Young, based right in the heart of Key West, FL, we're not just about charters; we're about creating experiences that stick with you long after you've stepped off our boats. Our team, a group of highly skilled professionals who are as passionate about the sea as they are about sharing it with you, is here to make every trip—whether it's snorkeling, lobster hunting, or enjoying a serene sunset cruise around the Florida Keys—an adventure to remember. We know these waters like the back of our hand, ensuring you get to explore the best spots Key West has to offer, all while maintaining the highest safety standards.

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Each crew member, from our captains to our guides, is dedicated to providing a trip that's not just safe and educational but also packed with moments you'll want to relive over and over. It doesn't matter if you're diving into the ocean for the first time or you're a seasoned diver looking for your next big catch; our team is here with the support and guidance you need to make the most out of your adventure in the beautiful waters of Key West, FL. Our aim is to ensure that every guest leaves with a bigger smile and a few stories to tell.

Our Passion for the Sea and Sustainability

The Forever Young family is more than just a team; we're a close-knit group bound by our deep love for the ocean. Bringing our individual strengths and collective passion to the table, we aim to provide an experience that's not just unforgettable but also deeply respectful of the marine environment. As we guide you through the stunning ecosystems of Key West, from its vibrant coral reefs to the thrilling hunt for lobster, our commitment to sustainability is always at the forefront. We're dedicated to marine conservation, ensuring that our adventures are as eco-friendly as they are exciting.

Why Choose Forever Young for Your Next Charter

Choosing Forever Young for your next snorkeling or lobster hunting adventure means you're signing up for more than just a trip; you're getting an immersive experience designed to deepen your appreciation for the marine life of the Florida Keys. Our team's combined expertise and genuine enthusiasm for what we do aim to inspire and educate every guest. Whether it's your first time joining us or you're a returning adventurer, we're committed to making each trip exceptional, sharing the beauty and wonder of Key West's underwater world with you.

Join Us for Your Next Adventure in Key West

Looking to kick off your next marine adventure in Key West, FL? Forever Young is here to guide you through the stunning marine life and clear blue waters of the Florida Keys. From snorkeling charters to spearfishing, and from serene cruises to the thrill of lobster hunting, we've got the local knowledge and passion to make your experience unforgettable. Our team is all about sharing the wonders beneath the waves in a fun, safe, and friendly manner.

Ready to book your next ocean outing? Just give us a ring at 1-305-680-8879. We're here to help you plan the perfect trip, tailored to your interests and skill level. Dive into the vibrant life of Key West with us, where every charter is more than a trip—it's a chance to discover something extraordinary.

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Key West, FL 33040
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Tony is the best! Had a blast!
John Doug Allen
Can't say enough great things about Tony (owner) and Forever Young Charter. We did a half day, free dive spearfishing trip and Tony took us to some great spots, provided great instruction and is one heck of an easy guy to get along with. Along with the spearfishing instruction, he had a lot of facts about the Keys and surrounding areas as well as the wildlife. I highly recommend booking with Forever Young and they'll be my only choice when visiting the Keys.
Ben Turner
Forever young charter co. Is quite honestly the smoothest spearfishing charter I have ever been on. Tony is an exceptional guide, captain, & friend to all who wonder aboard his vessels. I highly recommend this company.
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