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Let our professional team guide you on your dream vacation of sailing and diving in the Arc of the Caribbean, sail to ski expeditions to Norway, bird hunting and fishing in South America… The options are as limitless as your imagination.

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Ted Barrett, founder

Ted has 16 years of experience working in outdoor education and guiding including positions as a surf, whitewater, hiking and dive instructor for Costa Rica Outward Bound, director of the rescue dive program and sailboat captain for Action Quest, a NOLS instructor in the sailing, white water, and backcountry skiing programs, a programmer and Caribbean director for Broadreach and most recently, before starting MountainSea, as a sailing instructor for Nautilus Sailing.

With over 35,000 nautical miles logged, Ted has sailed extensively throughout Europe in the Mediterranean, Adriatic, and Aegean Seas; the entire Arc of the Caribbean; across the Pacific and Atlantic; the Arctic Circle; Pacific Northwest; South America; and Sea of Cortez. There are still so many destinations to see and share with his crew.

When he isn’t leading MountainSea adventures, Ted enjoys pursuing his passions in building furniture, downhill skiing, surfing, scuba diving and playing tennis. He really enjoys guiding and sharing his experiences with others and is excited to bring his skills and enthusiasm to his newest endeavor, MountainSea.

“Taking our family, including two children, on a yacht for the week was daunting, as we all had very limited experience on large boats. But every detail and every comfort was taken care of by Captain Ted. We were able to learn a tremendous amount, and the way in which Ted worked with our kids was as gentle as it was effective. His demeanor imparted a sense of confidence that allowed our kids to comfortably take on tasks they might not otherwise have tried, from taking the helm to learning to flambé shrimp for dinner. We all came away appreciative that our week had been as relaxing as educational. The unbelievable beauty of the Caribbean was perhaps the least impressive part of our trip, and that is saying a ton about Ted and the trip. Can’t wait to head South again.”

Keith, Krista, Walker and Grey Davis