Meet the Captains & Crew
Bob Kohl is fully licensed with the Coast Guard and has been navigating the waters around Cape Cod and beyond for the past 35 years, first as a commercial fisherman, and now as Captain of the Bay Spirit.
Click here to read an article about Bob in Prime Time Magazine
Captain & Manager
As you may have guessed, Jacob is Robert’s son. He was born on Cape Cod in Marstons Mills. Growing up with a fisherman as a father, he naturally grew to love the ocean, seafood and being on boats. Most of his past boating experience has been commercial fishing with his father and his father’s friends.
When the business started in 2009, Jacob became the main tour guide for the Lighthouse Tours and manager for the company. In January of 2012, after going through an extensive program, Jacob graduated from Boat Wise and got his 100 ton Coast Guard Captain’s License. He now trades on and off with his father as captain on the Bay Spirit.
Carol Childs born on Cape Cod, loves to sail around Nantucket Sound. Growing up in Bass River, she is a champion Beetle Cat sailor having won many races in her class. She was ranked 9th in the nation in windsurfing in the 1980′s. Today she sails J22′s at Hyannis Yacht Club and Wianno Seniors in the local Scudder Cup series. She loves any type of boating. Carol is a real estate agent for Sotheby’s International Realty in Osterville. She loves selling as much as sailing! She has lived in the Bahamas, working as a sailing instructor and property manager in Lyford Cay. Her other hobbies include making beautiful bead jewelry, and yoga. Carol has two children and lives in Marstons Mills
Dennis Moynihan became a Coast Guard licensed captain in 1976. He worked for Hy Line cruises for a number of years. After becoming a teacher here in Barnstable, Dennis continued to operate passenger vessels during his summers off. Now retired from teaching, he operates the Bay Spirit along with Bob and Jacob. Dennis, by the way, is Jacob’s former 4th grade teacher.
sales and bartender
Stephanie Sarwas is a west coast girl who winters in the desert and summers on Cape Cod. In the winter, Stephanie spends her time working as a concierge of two different resort spas in Palm Springs. Her specialty is customer service and she prides herself on helping customers have the best experience possible. She brings this gift to her customers on the Bay Spirit. She will always greet you with a smile and a friendly conversation to offer any help you need while enjoying Cape Cod. Stephanie’s hobbies include home design, furniture refinishing and gardening.
Bob has been involved with boating and shipping all his life, both recreationally and professionally. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 22 years, and has worked with shipping companies as a consultant for the past 20+ years. He has raced sailboats to Bermuda and delivered power and sailboats up and down the East Coast, and he served as Captain on m/v Bay Spirit in 2016.
His favorite quote is from Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” (Mr. Rat)
Bob holds a 100 ton U.S. Coast Guard Master’s license.