Hi, I wanted to get some wisdom about the best way to hire a captain. My wife and I run our 52' Grand Banks with our 10 year old son while still working/ going to school. We want to spend 2.5 weeks cruising the Exumas over spring break. I need to find a captain for about a 2 month period where he/she would bring the boat from Miami to Georgetown, where we would fly in, then spend the 2.5 weeks with us doing the Exumas and then deliver the boat back to the Chesapeake. We don't need mega yacht level service/ meals, etc as we enjoy running and working on our boat.. we need an experienced guide for the islands / someone to do basic maintaince / service during the period, etc. A dive master would be preferable. My questions: Assuming a March / April time period, when should I start looking for this person? Am I better trying to network/ referrals in the S Florida area or use an agency? What is the best way to interview / screen a person to make sure the knowledge/skill as well as the personality is a fit? What would be an industry standard rate for this type of position? Any other wisdom/guidance would be appreciated! Thanks!