Captain Bret Van Roden is a seasoned sailor, after circumnavigating the world on his 41 ft Ketch, Broken Compass. Following a career in Finance and Economics after landing his degree from James Madison University, Bret, his twin brother, and their Siberian Husky, Makai, notably double handed and 4 pawednacross the Pacific without an auxiliary engine or autopilot.
After crossing the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans and three and a half years of exploring the world and developing a love for fishing and the Ocean, the two brothers founded Broken Compass, LLC, a fishing and tackle company. Bret notably went on to becoming a professional charter skipper, running the Lagoon 620 charter catamaran Tell Star.
As a licensed Captain, Yacht master Offshore, PADI Diving Instructor, AIDA 3 free diver, a professional fisherman, and natural Mariner, Bret now displays his years of sea experience guiding guests around the Caribbean aboard P/C Colette.