About Captain Justin Beard
Captain Justin grew up in the middle of Missouri on Lake of the Ozarks. By the young age of 12 Justin was operating the family boat during weekend outings all summer long. After graduating high school he started working at the local parasail company where he grew from a first mate to shuttle captain and ultimately became the company’s head captain.
After four summers parasailing on the lake during college he moved to Fort Myers Beach, FL in 2014. This is where he resided for 8 years as the Master Captain and General Manager of Paradise Parasail. Delivering white glove experiences had become his daily way of life until he was presented with the opportunity to purchase the parasail company he grew up working at in Missouri. In May of 2022 Captain Justin signed the papers and became the owner. He is now the youngest snow bird you’ll meet. Spending his summers on Lake of the Ozarks and fall/winter/spring here in Florida.
Justin says the change of pace and thrill of operating an airboat is something he has come to love.
During his time away from Captain Duke’s he is helping raise his son who just started kindergarten, riding anything with two wheels, and finding the best local restaurants in Orlando.
Be warned, his Captain jokes are even punnier than the worst dad jokes.