Ellis Mai—Captain, Island Waves
As a kid, Ellis was nicknamed Pichete, which means little Gecko in Spanish. Today, you will probably hear most of us just call him Pitch. Pitch has been a licensed boat captain for more than 17 years. His family moved to the island from the Cayo District when he was about 10 years old, and he has been loving the water ever since. He began as a snorkel guide and has captained fishing boats, glass-bottom boats, and now a parasail boat. Pitch can seem a little quiet on the boat, but it’s just because he’s putting your safety first. Don’t let that seriousness fool you though; he gets a mischievous grin on his face when he’s about to dip you in the water during your flight.