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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.

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Nic has been part of the family from the start in 2017. He’s often referred to as “the guy I read about on TripAdvisor” and is often requested to be a guide on the tour. It’s not uncommon for Nic to arrive back after a tour with ocean trash or debris. However, he surprised us all when he come back with a rescued juvenile red-tailed hawk. Nic has lived on Hilton Head the better part of his life and has spent many hours out on the water here locally. You will love him as your guide since he is full of knowledge, stories and local lore.


Duncan has been with the team for now 2 years and has learned a lot along the way. He recently graduated from college in Charleston SC with a goal to own and operate a watersports business someday. 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. Duncan 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.