Captain Dan Peretz is a native Floridian, originally from Tampa, who relocated to St. Pete Beach in 1971. Dan truly loved the unspoiled beauty of St Pete Beach, and in 1972 he began chartering sailboats off the beach near the Don Cesar Resort. As the area grew so did Dan’s sailing charters. In 1986, he opened Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center, centrally located on St. Pete Beach, providing over 50 charter vessels in the Tampa Bay Area. Dan has sailed extensively throughout his life. One of Dan’s most memorable highlights was when he skippered his yacht in the 1992 America 500, a seven-month cruise with ports of call in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Azores islands, Gibraltar, Africa, and Spain. Dan is actively involved with multiple community, state, and national associations. He is a past president of the Tall Ship Society and of Skal International Tampa Bay, where he currently serves on the board of directors. In 2017 he created the 501 (c) (3) non-profit S.O.S., catering to seriously health-challenged individuals and their families, taking them sailing on the calm waters of our bays.