Meet Our Team
Captain Chris Thalmann
Chris is President of Aqua Adventure Tours, Florida’s only operator of USCG Inspected Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs). Chris has been messing about in boats since his childhood in the “arctic tundra” of northern New York State. He has more than 30 years of accident-free experience on the water, including almost 20 years here in South Florida.
He is a USCG-licensed Master with all required safety and security credentials. In addition to leading trips whenever possible, Chris is a certified Florida Master Naturalist and Audubon Birding Naturalist. He is a member of the American Professional Captain's Association, the US Passenger Vessel Association and the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach and South Florida. He's involved with several conservation, civic and community groups, and his background includes work as a professional geologist, real estate development, government relations, and community outreach throughout the eastern US.
Dr. Lynn Hargrove
Lynn is Vice-President of AquaAdventure Tours and one of the most enthusiastic wildlife spotters on the planet. Her specialty is spotting creatures from afar and she is credited with developing the "my side - your side system of locating wildlife. It's hugely helpful for people who get so excited by wildlife that they forget port and starboard, even left and right!
Her education includes undergrad degrees in English and Psychology, and MS and PsyD degrees in Clinical Psychology. Her background includes child and school psychology and 15 years experience in forensic psychology as part of Florida's court system.
An avid boater and lover of wildlife, she is often aboard assisting with tours and excursions. She enjoys time spent outdoors with family and friends and is active in a number of community activities, organizations, and professional associations outside of her time with AquaAdventure Tours.