Captain Brian Baskin & First Mate Kim Larsen are ready to welcome you aboard Southern Passage.
They are an outgoing couple who love to entertain and look forward to leading their guests on new and exciting adventures. Our Crew brings a smile to every guest every day.
Captain Brian Baskin is a lifelong sailor from Rochester, NY.
He purchased his first sailboat at the age of 17 and has been sailing on the Great Lakes and Oceans ever since.
Throughout the years Brian created and successfully ran a day charter business on Lake Ontario. After enduring one too many New York winters, he and Kim decided it was time to turn his passion into his full time profession.
With his guests, Captain Brian loves to share his knowledge and respect of the sea, and currently holds his 100 ton USCG Master Captains License. Whether it be a day sail or an overnight private charter, Brian is best known for offering his guests safe and amazing journeys.
As your Captain, Brian loves to make people feel at ease. With his fun and easy going demeanor, he will custom tailor your luxury experience to meet your expectations and desires.
Brian’s very proud to say, “The memories our guests create aboard Southern Passage will last a lifetime, and we genuinely look forward to your visit.”
First Mate/Cook Kim Larsen was born and raised in Upstate New York, where she spent many summers enjoying boating in the Adirondacks. After meeting Brian, he introduced her to sailing and together they ran a successful day charter business sailing on Lake Ontario.
After working in the legal profession as a paralegal for 25 plus years, and in following the lifelong dreams of Brian, they decided to sell everything in Rochester, NY and relocate to St. Petersburg, Florida to share their love of sailing and charter life with the wonderful guests that come on board.
Although not a chef, Kim enjoys cooking and to prepare for life as a charter cook, has attended cooking classes in the Tampa Bay area, where she perfected her skills. Kim looks forward to serving you delicious signature dishes we know you’ll enjoy.Learn more about us on Facebook