Captain Zach Smith – also known as Captain Zach “Sparrow” – may not be a pirate, but he shares the love of wind, salt and sea that often lies in a sailor’s heart.
Zach is a homegrown ‘Bama boy raised in Auburn, Alabama. Alabama fans beware: Capt. Zach may make you walk the plank.
Feeling the pull to explore island life, Capt. Zach eventually moved to the Virgin Islands. He spent five years in St. John where he spent his spare time learning to sail, paddleboard, dive and wind surf. He loved it so much that when he finally headed back to Alabama, he sought out a job that would keep him on the water. His coastal home took some of the stress out of his search – at his first job interview he was told to sail a small Hobie Cat through the beach surf and back again. He sailed through with flying colors and has never looked back.
Today, Captain Zach spends his days sailing Wild Hearts around the spectacular waters of Orange Beach and Perdido Key. He knows the local waters and enjoys introducing people to his passion for sailing. He and his crew welcome you aboard and sincerely hope you have an adventure you’ll keep in your heart forever.
When asked why he sails Captain Zach answers, “Sailing gives me such freedom; I feel at home on the water, and it is never the same twice.”