The Boat and Captain

The boat is a 23SE Parker center console. Parker is well known for building top-quality, sea-worthy boats. Their tradition of toughness, durability and efficiency makes the vessel a common choice for marine patrol, harbormasters and ocean water taxis. The 23SE model is the perfect vessel for our adventures to islands and forts. The large open forward cockpit allows for great visibility while the modified v-hull and wide beam provide a sturdy dry ride in the bay.

Maine native Capt. Carle Hildreth is the owner and operator of the boat. Since 2011 Carle has been a Coast Guard licensed Charterboat Captain and Registered Maine Tidewater Guide in Casco Bay. Safety is his number one priority on the water and he has safely led over 1000 guided ocean trips in his career as a full-time guide and captain in the summer months. In the winter months, he lives and works in Fort Collins, Colorado as a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach.  

Carle is an avid saltwater angler and also owns and operates No Slack! Sportfishing Charters, a charter boat that specializes in inshore striped bass fishing trips and private family mackerel fishing charters.