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About Us

Prince Charters is family-owned and operated, and was originally founded in 1965 by Captain Doug’s grandfather, Dr. Gilbert Prince. Grandpa Prince was an ordained minister with a genuine, lifelong passion and love for the sea.

As a boy, Captain Doug would hear exciting stories of his grandfather’s sailing adventures. Doug’s first time sailing solo was at age 9, and when he was 12 years old he crewed for his grandfather on his first ash scattering at sea.

From that day on he had a passion to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps, and continue the family legacy of Prince Charters.

Captain Doug has been boating for over 40 years, and holds a United States Coast Guard Captain 100 Ton Master Mariner License. He is CPR and First Aid Certified.