Jupiter by Boat with Captain Mark

Captain Mark Manos


As a Palm Beach County native, and before Mark ever piloted the Manatee Queen, he has always enjoyed the vast ecosystems and history of the area. With a twinkle in his eye, he always says “Growing up here wasn’t bad. From surfing, fishing, diving, etc. everything we did was based in or around the water.” 


Upon graduation and a little traveling Mark decided to pursue his growing passion for cooking. It was while working as a personal chef in a private home Mark was introduced to the yachting industry.


After 6 years onboard private yachts with positions from chef to mate Mark was chomping at the bit to get his hands on the wheel. His mentors noticed Mark’s interest and slowly began teaching him what it takes to handle vessels this size. 

Captain Mark now has a USCG 200 ton Master license. He has cruised his way all throughout the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, Mark decided to come back to his beloved Jupiter.


For the last 7 years, Captain Mark was been a driving force in Jupiter’s tourism. He entertained thousands of people from all around the world onboard the Manatee Queen. At that time, the Manatee Queen was Jupiter’s most reviewed and longest running tour boat. 

In the  summer of 2018 the owner of the Manatee Queen could not secure dockage in the Jupiter area and was forced to sell.  Mark found himself in an unexpected situation…so he started his own tour boat company. The idea of Flying Lady Tours became the perfect decision.

“The thing I couldn’t step away from was the people. The show must go on!” When Captain Mark is not entertaining onboard the Flying Lady you can try to find him and his soon to be wife Lyndsey and their Colorado mountain dog Buddha.