Aztec King

Feb 19, 2009
Outside Magazine
Ryan Russell

As the de facto activities director on the 82-foot yacht Equinox, one of the most luxurious in the Bahamas, King (yes, his first name really is Aztec) has to be a jack-of-all-trades. Depending on the trip, he might be asked to guide snorkeling excursions to Staniel Cay's Thunderball Cave or nature tours of the protected Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. Or take clients to feed sharks, iguanas, and stingrays. All of which is second nature for King, who grew up boating with his dad off the nearby island of Nassau. And while the 25-year-old has lived abroad—he went to culinary school in Toronto—he prefers the laid-back lifestyle of his native islands. "In the Bahamas, you can walk through town with a beer and no shoes. Your gray hairs go away down here."

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