A Family Owned & Family Operated Small Business
Learn about our family
Salt Marsh Sailing is owned and operated by Captain Brad Bumgarner. Captain Brad (just Brad is fine) is a US Coast Guard Licensed Boat Captain for both power and sailing vessels. He has been in the Charter Boat industry for almost 15 years, having started sailing in the U.S. Virgin Islands on a sailboat that did sunset sails and snorkel trips.
Seven years into that Virgin Islands adventure, Brad got married to the love of his life, Marija, and relocated to South Carolina’s beautiful Lowcountry where he started Salt Marsh Sailing. Brad and Marija are the very proud parents of four-year-old Olivia, and almost two-year-old Leilani.
Now in our 3rd year of operation, we are proud to have hired Captain CJ to split the Captain duties with Brad! CJ hails from Ohio originally and spent his childhood boating, kayaking and fishing while vacationing on Hilton Head before finally moving here in 2016. CJ is an up and coming, very respected charter captain on the island, and we are honored to call him part of our family! We look forward to watching CJ grow with Salt Marsh Sailing!
We are proud to say that Salt Marsh Sailing is a small family operation. Your business quite literally puts food on our family’s table, and we NEVER forget that. Customer service is of the utmost importance for our small business, and your experience with us is sure to reflect that.
Welcome aboard, we’re glad to have you!