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Take a River Excursion on the M/V Edison Explorer
Fort Myers’
newly built passenger vessel.

See and hear from our certified captain, naturalist and historian about the Caloosahatchee River and learn about the history, and eco and water system. Try a little backwater and river fishing – be it a cruise before or after a visit to the Edison Ford Winter Estates or fine eating experience at Pinchers.

Calvin Krench

Hello, my name is Calvin Krench. I am one of the newest employees here at Pure Florida. I am originally from Dallas, Texas, and I have been living in Florida for the past 7 years (four in The Keys, and three in Fort Myers). I am an avid fisherman, and outdoorsman, and in my free time I enjoy scuba diving, fishing, kayaking geocaching, and longboarding. I have a deep passion for boating and anything that has to do with the water.

Captain Julie Russel

Hi, my name is Captain Julie Russel. I have worked nature boat tours since 2006, and I am a 100 ton master captain and naturalist. Fifteen years living in Southwest Florida, I have extensive knowledge of the area and all it has to offer. I am very proud to be a part of Pure Florida’s Fort Myers team.

Captain Marty Martino

Born in Connecticut and growing up on Long Island Sound, I moved permanently to Florida in 2009 after an early retirement. Now able to pursue my love of water and nature, I worked my way up to a 100 ton Master Captain and became a Florida Master Naturalist. IN 2014 I joined Pure Florida brining experience and education with me.

Dave Dersch

Growing up in Naples, Dave took advantage of all southwest Florida had to offer. In his early years, Dave pursued his love for golf. He became a golf professional and enjoyed working at some of the top golf courses in the state. After many years in the golf industry, Dave reunited with his true passion for the Florida waterways joining Pure Florida in 2012. He is thrilled to be part of such a great team and looks forward to expanding opportunities in Fort Myers.

Joy Miller

I was born and raised in Fort Myers, and hired for the office in May 2014. I was soon aboard the eco-tours and inner coastal fishing where I am able to share both my love and passion for fishing and the water. I look forward to the future with Pure Florida.

Kenyon Flint

Hi, my name is Kenyon and I’m from Apollo Beach, Florida. I’m a student at Florida Gulf Coast University studying Environmental Science and Business. My favorite pastime is fishing throughout Southwest Florida and targeting Snook and Redfish in the backwaters of Estero Bay.

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