Our Crew

Friendly and hard-working Captains with decades of experience

Owners/Captains Scott and Megan Carden

Scott and Megan became the owners of Island Express Charters in August of 2017. They both have 15-20 years of experience working on small passenger vessels, private yachts and aboard the high speed ferry the Victoria Clipper. After having their two girls, Sailor and Piper, Scott and Megan were looking for a new business venture where they could put their experience to work in a place they could both come home at the end of every day and raise their family together. They are excited to be a part of and contribute to the local community. 

Gus was born in the Pacific Northwest and raised on the South end of Lopez Island. Growing up surrounded by water it seemed only natural that he would run away to sea at the first opportunity, and after getting a degree in Environmental Studies he did just that. He spent six years working as a deckhand and mate on various vessels from Alaska to Panama and has wandered to such latitudinal extremes as the Svalbard archipelago and the Antarctic Peninsula. When he’s not at sea he enjoys cycling, cooking, and getting lost in the woods. Throughout his travels the San Juan islands remain the most beautiful place he has ever been, and he’s excited to be working full time in his home waters. Gus joined the Island Express team in September of 2020.Gus was born in the Pacific Northwest and raised on the South end of Lopez Island. Growing up surrounded by water it seemed only natural that he would run away to sea at the first opportunity, and after getting a degree in Environmental Studies he did just that. He spent six years working as a deckhand and mate on various vessels from Alaska to Panama and has wandered to such latitudinal extremes as the Svalbard archipelago and the Antarctic Peninsula. When he’s not at sea he enjoys cycling, cooking, and getting lost in the woods. Throughout his travels the San Juan islands remain the most beautiful place he has ever been, and he’s excited to be working full time in his home waters. Gus joined the Island Express team in September of 2020.

Captain Gus Hynes Hoffmann

Brayden Davis

Brayden was born and raised in Anacortes Washington, and has been out on the water on his dad's boat ever since he was a toddler. In his free time, Brayden loves to hunt and fish, go hiking and backpacking, travel, or just be in the great outdoors. Brayden is currently a junior at Anacortes High School. Brayden spent 3 years being a Deckhand at a recreational fishing charter company, and then he joined the Island Express Team in June 2020.

Captain Krissy Burkhart

Krissy grew up spending her summers in the San Juan Islands. She loves working out on the water and being outdoors. She has worked with Island Express for several years, first seasonally when she was in school then for the past couple years full-time, and got her captain's license in 2017. Krissy enjoys hiking, cooking up spicy food, and exploring with her pup Sushi the boat dog. 

Contact Us

(360) 299-2875

Info@IslandExpressCharters.com

2013 Skyline Way

Anacortes, WA 98221