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Tish | Owner
Capt. Pete | Owner
Who We Are
Capt. Pete

Reef Runner, established in 1999, is a growing organization dedicated to offering our clients a variety of saltwater experiences.  Based in Panama City, Florida, at St. Andrews Marina, we offer both powerboating and sailing instruction for the beginning to advanced boater.  In addition, we provide rentals, offshore and bay fishing, sunset cruises, and charters.  We also have affiliates in key locations of the Caribbean and the Greek Isles.


Reef Runner Boating is our arm for powerboat instruction while Reef Runner Sailing School offers American Sailing Association certified sailing instruction.   Reef Runner Sailing School is proud to be a 3-time ASA Outstanding School of the Year and doubly honored that Capt. Pete is a 3-time and Capt. David a 1-time ASA Outstanding Instructor of the Year.


We also have experience in the acquisition, refurbishment, and resale of cruising sailboats and powerboats.  Please contact us for more information.


Reef Runner's co-founder, worked in the travel industry virtually her entire career.  Her passion for the water motivated her to leave the traditional agency world behind to run Reef Runner Boating and Reef Runner Sailing.  While busy with strategic planning, marketing, maintaining the web sites, and researching and developing charter itineraries, Tish still enjoys getting out on the water every chance she gets.   

At the age of 12, Pete stepped into his first sailboat, a borrowed Sunfish, and sailed in his first race on a lake in upper New Jersey.  Since then he has never been without some form of water craft, enjoying both powerboats and sailboats.  Pete is the founder of Reef Runner Boating and Reef Runner Sailing.  He holds a USCG 100GT Masters license and ASA teaching certifications and has over 30 years experience in the Gulf waters around Panama City.

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