Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Cpt. David Tesoro established the River Cruise Company and has been operating it on Florida's Treasure Coast since 2012. His passion for boating and the water is what inspired the founding of Tesoro River Cruise Co. Although he's been self employed all his life, his other business ventures were on land, making this one his absolute favorite! He's the proud father of two, Katie and Michael and has recently become a Grandfather to a little angel, Isabella Mary Scopa.
Cpt. Robbie Sproul
Born in Texas and raised on the Treasure Coast. That’s how the Majestic St Lucie River became Captain Robbie’s playground as a boy ... and it has remained his playground ever since! This is where his passion for the water began. Any and all activities on the water are Robbies’s passion. Surfing, Fishing and Boating are in his blood. Captain Robbie achieved his Coast Guard Captains License in 2006 and holds 50 Ton Credentials. He is our newest and youngest On-Call Captain and we are pleased to have him on staff.
Cpt. Mark Blakey
Originally from Milwaukee, WI. Cpt. Mark Blakey has been navigating vessels since his first Sunfish Sailboat at the age of 8! His love of boating has grown steadily every year since. After re-locating to North Carolina he was the Owner-Operator of Pamlico Sailing School, located in Washington, NC. His last move brought him to Florida and he is currently an instructor at Chapman School of Seamanship and the Lead Captain at Freedom Boat. We are pleased to have Cpt. Mark on staff as an On-Call Captain.
First Mate, James LaGoy
Originally from Up-State New York, First Mate, Jim LaGoy is in charge of our Guest Services. It's Jim's responsibility to assure our guests are treated like royalty while aboard our motor vessel, "Smoke & Mirrors". As a Certified Mixologist, Jim also Tends Bar for our Party-Party VIP SERVICE.
Deckhand, Michael Tesoro
Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Deckhand, Mike Tesoro is in charge of general maintenance of our vessel. Mike's responsibility to keep the vessel in tip top shape, stocked and clean for our guest's comfort and pleasure. Mike's attention to detail keeps our motor vessel, Smoke & Mirrors in check. I'm proud to say, Mike is not only our Deckhand, but also my son!
Katie & Mark Scopa, Marketing
Both Katie and Mark Scopa, our Marketing Team. They were both born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. They recently relocated to No Carolina to begin raising a family. They manage our On-Line Marketing and some of our clerical needs from NC. I'm proud to say, Katie is my firstborn, Mark is my son in-law and they recently gave birth to my first grandchild, Isabella Mary.