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little boy and girl on crabber J boat


My name is Jeff Gale and I am the founder of Island Skiff Adventure Tours. I grew up on the island since moving here form the Florida keys in the mid 90’s. My family started a fishing business back then and that’s where you would find me on the weekends and every summer. I left after high school with a plan to never return but in 2017 I came back with my wife and kids from Massachusetts and never regretted the risk! I still run tours throughout the summer and I am very active on the dock. I hope to see you down on the water soon.

a dolphin tour guide sitting in a boat on hilton head island


James has been part of the family from almost the start in 2019. Hes spent almost his whole life on the water either running tours or fixing boats! Hes our go to with any issues and is definitely the Macgyver on the water. He is generally full of energy and super excited to make sure you’re having a great time with us. sometimes you will see James with his sidekick (son) Cooper out on tour. They both love what they do and you will love him as your guide since he is full of knowledge, stories and local lore.


Joe has been with the team for few years and has learned a lot along the way. He comes from a long line of local boat captains and has recently joined the club. He is one of our main guides at Island Skiff and you will most likely see him on the docks or guiding when you come down. Joe is very friendly and pleasant to have as a guide on our tours. You will also find his name mentioned next to many 5 star reviews on TripAdvisor and Google. Hes always ready for a good laugh and a good time out on the water.