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.
Jack grew up in West Barnstable on the Cape and is very knowledgeable about this area. He spends lots of time enjoying the Cape during the beautiful summer months. When he’s not working, you could find him on Sandy Neck, driving the coast to P-Town or enjoying the great nightlife of Hyannis. Jack has been working for Bay Spirit Tours since 2009, when we first started our tours. He is a man of many trades. When you call, he is one of the voices you hear on the phone when making a reservation. Jack is one of our best sales persons and a wonderful tour guide on our Lighthouse Tour. And if he’s not up on deck with the mic, you might find him down below serving up some ice cold beers or a delicious mixed drink. At Jacob’s wedding in October 2012, Jack stood by as his best man. They have been best friends since high school. Jack is skilled in photography, so don’t forget to ask him to take your picture on our sunset cruise with your family and friends.
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
Andy has been working for The Bay Spirit since 2013. He attended Barnstable High School with Jake, Rob, and Lindsey. During high school, Andy was a lifeguard at various Barnstable beaches including Kalmus and Craigville. After attending Keene State in New Hampshire, he worked as the Communications Supervisor for Mount Snow and was also a photographer for the Cape Cod Baseball League. Andy now owns and operates his own photography business Andy Davis Creative. When he is not giving tours aboard The Bay Spirit, he can be found photographing weddings and family portraits all over Cape Cod and New England.
Holly grew up 40 minutes outside of Boston in Bellingham, MA and has been visiting the Cape since before she can remember. She’s always had an affinity for the water and enjoys sailing around Hyannis during the summer with her husband Rob. Her favorite things to do on the Cape are to read at the beach and explore the shops, art studios, and restaurants of Provincetown. She studied Media Arts at Westfield State University and began working for The Bay Spirit in 2015. She now handles their marketing and public relations and also gives tours daily.
Rob grew up in Marstons Mills and has been sailing on Cape Cod with his parents since he was 3 years old. He learned how to sail at the Hyannis Yacht club on an Opti when he was just 8 years old. After graduating from Barnstable High School, Rob attended the University of Delaware where he was part of the sailing club. During college he raced in regattas all over Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, and DC. Rob and Holly were married in the spring of 2015. Today, he can be found working the dock and tending bar aboard The Bay Spirit with Holly on weekends.