Blake grew up sailing in the waterways of the southeast from the Carolinas to the Florida Keys. He has also sailed with Pelican around the Caribbean – to Cuba, Mexico, Jamaica, and the islands. Blake’s full-time job is as a professor of International Studies at the College of Charleston, where he teaches courses on Caribbean history and culture, maritime history, and environmental change in the Lowcountry and around the world. He believes, though, that learning comes best from real experience. Sailing the waterways of Charleston, and talking about the histories all around us, inspired Blake to start Pelican Tours with his nephews and his brother Howard. He’s happy to tell you a story, answer questions, or just sit back and enjoy the diving seabirds and dolphins sharing the harbor with us.