The Seda Maritime Company
The rest of the Seda's
The Seda family is certainly a unique crowd. We love the water and we love spending time together. Favorite family activities are kayaking (with occasional rescue missions to collect lost balloons...), rock climbing and hiking. Be sure that you will hear more from our Jr staff in the future!
And please don't let those balloons fly away - we got these ones, but we all need to do our part!
Captain Tommy Seda
Starting out on Long Island and then moving into New York City, Tommy spent his youth near but never really on the water. After a chance meeting with the crew of the schooner Pioneer, young Tommy began his career at the South Street Seaport Museum in NYC. Starting with educational schooners and sloops, Tommy then moved on to the yachting world and most recently into tugboats. Still a professional mariner here in Connecticut, Tommy also participates with the local Coast Guard Auxiliary and a variety of other vessels/maritime organizations. Tommy holds a 100-ton Captain's license with an endorsement for auxiliary sail. He also holds a commercial towing (pilot) license.
After years of working in a variety of Universities, Non-profits, Commercial Businesses and Schools, Tommy and Kristen decided to take two of the things that they love most - water and working together - and create a business that is driven by their experience as well as their passion. With almost 50 years of combined experience in Boating, Marine Science and Education, the Seda Maritime Company runs programs for schools, individuals and businesses.
Born and raised in Wallingford, CT, Kristen also spent very little time on the shore as a child. After a BS in Marine Science from Eckerd College and a MS in Marine Biology from UNCW, it was pretty clear that everyone (especially kids) should get a chance to see and learn about the water as early and as often as possible! Since 2000, Kristen has been teaching both children and adults in formal and informal settings the wonders of the ocean and most recently of Long Island Sound. Rounding out her experience, Tommy introduced her to the great skill of boating (motor and sail) and they haven't looked back since!