About Capt. Mike

Capt. Michael Whitehead is the host of Boathouse TV & Radio Shows, and lives in Southern California where you can usually find him on the water or broadcasting a show. Mike is a well known in the boating world as a professional Captain, active member in numerous organizations plus a prominent maritime consultant and Keynote Speaker.  His TV show has been broadcasted from Coast to Coast and with FOX Sports.  His weekly - coast to coast - radio show is the most popular boating radio talk in the nation.


Capt. Mike is on the forefront of boating and known for always being in front of a camera or microphone, a weekly syndicated newspaper columnist, an author of  two books, a magazine boat test writer, and a spokesperson.   Boaters enjoy his knowledgeable yet easygoing manner of never speaking down to a novice yet still reaching the experts. Capt. Mike is an active United States Coast Guard licensed Captain and you will find him usually on a voyage somewhere in the Pacific Ocean and known as one of the most experienced yacht delivery Captains in the world for rounding the notorious Point Conception, CA.

Giving back to the community is in the heart of Capt. Mike as he volunteers on committees, events, and being the celebrity host for Public Service Announcements and Educational Videos like the two time award winning video titled, "What Starts at the Drain, Feeds the Harbor When it Rains."  Additionally, Capt. Mike is the official "Voice" of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, hailed as one of the top 10 Holiday events in Nation that attracts over 1 million viewers annually.

Boathouse TV's Public Service Announcements:

  "Wear Your Lifejacket"

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  Two Times Award Winning Video:

"What Starts at the Drain, Feeds the Harbor When it Rains"

 This  award winning PSA video was shown in all 350 elementary schools in Orange County in their outdoor science program.  This video was produced in conjunction with Advant Productions and hosted by Captain Mike for the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, and won the "The Communication" award and the Videographer's "Award of Excellence."


  Weekly Syndicated Newspaper Columnist

  Magazine Columnist
  Nautical Journalist
Boat Test Writer



Books Authored:


VHF Marine Radio


Captain Mike's Basic Sailing for Cat-Rigged Sailboats




Maritime Licenses:

United States Coast Guard 100 Ton Master License

           of Power, Steam & Sail vessels in all US Waters

 State of California Captain for Hire License
 Federal Transportation Worker Identification Credential

 Federal Communications Commission Licensed Marine Radio Operator

 Graduate from Maritime Preparation Schools, Office of Post Education

 Yacht & Ship Sales License, California Department of Boating & Waterways, former


Professional Associations & Memberships

 Maritime Institute Advisory Board

 California Boating Safety Officers Association

 Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, California

       Announcer of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade - One of the Top Ten Holiday Events in the Nation.

       Commodores Club

       Former Board of Director

       Past Chair of the Marine Division/Committee

       Founder of the Newport Charter Boat Operators Alliance


Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber of Commerce

City of Newport Beach Harbor Committee (former appointed position)

 Boy Scout Sea Base Executive Committee, Newport Beach Facility

 California State Firefighters Association

 American Professional Captains Association

 National Association of Charterboat Operators

 Lake Arrowhead Yacht Club Member

 American Legion Post 291 Member - SAL

 Committee (Honorary) Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race NOSA 1997-02

       Race Start Announcer until 2009

 Automobile Club of Southern California - Former Westways Magazine Advisory Committee


(Boathouse Show is a division of the M.C. Whitehead, LLC)

Captain Mike Whitehead host of the Boathouse TV ShowE-mail Captain Mike