The Royal Polaris's unparalleled reputation begins with an outstanding crew.  We have the most loyal customer base in the fleet because our passengers know that they will receive the best possible service.  Our crew is passionate about fishing.  And, they are passionate about people.  We make sure you know what you need to know.  We make sure you have what you need to have so that your trip is fun, successful, and comfortable. 

Frank Lo Preste

Captain / Owner

Frank Lo Preste is a captain and owner of the Royal Polaris.  Born in 1943, he began working as a deckhand at the age of eight years old, earning three …

Roy Rose

Captain / Owner

Roy Rose is a captain and owner of the Royal Polaris.  He began fishing with his dad at the age of six.  At twelve, he started crewing for various sport …

Jonathan Yamate

Captain / Engineer

Jonathan Yamate is a captain and engineer aboard the Royal Polaris, where he has worked since 2011.  He began fishing as a toddler, and continues to fish both in his …

Eddie Felarca

Engineer

Eddie Felarca is an engineer aboard the Royal Polaris, where he has worked since 1999.  He has four beautiful daughters.  In his spare time, he enjoys taking care of animals.

Dharyl Sherbourne

Crew Member / Tackle Master

Dharyl “Big D” Shelbourne is a tackle master aboard the Royal Polaris, where he has worked since 1992.  Dharyl served three tours with the Army in Germany, where he was …

James Wagar

Chef

James Wagar is a chef on the Royal Polaris, where he has worked since 2005.  He was in the Navy for 25 years, where he worked as an executive chef.  …

Monica Adams

Administrator

John Collins

Crewmember

John Collins is a deckhand aboard the Royal Polaris, where he has worked since 2003.  After graduating from Reseda High School, John joined the Navy and retired after 27 years …

Terence Willis

Crewmember

Terence Willis is a deckhand aboard the Royal Polaris, where he has worked since 2011.  He began fishing at the age of six on his dad’s boat in Catalina.  He …

Deron Kochis

Crewmember

Deron Kochis is a deckhand aboard the Royal Polaris, where he has worked since 2012.  He started fishing at the age of 24, and has worked on the Legend as …

Ben Amboy

Crewmember

Ben Amboy is a deckhand aboard the Royal Polaris, where he has worked since 2011.  Born in Flint, Michigan, and raised in Oceanside, California, he began working aboard the Legend …

Chris Garcia

Crewmember

Chris Garcia is a deckhand aboard the Royal Polaris.  Born and raised in Dana Point, California, he began working on sportsboats in Dana Point Harbor at the age of 12.  …