About Us

Captain Alex Aller, Ph.D., Owner

  • Captain Alex Aller, a native Floridian, received his doctoral degree in Immunology and Molecular Genetics from the College of Medicine at the University of Florida and enjoyed a successful career in cancer research. He moved to the beautiful Florida Keys in 2005 to combine lifelong culinary experience, professional maritime training and a deep love of the sea to bring you an unforgettable experience aboard his beautiful 50 ft Marine Trader motor yacht, Islescapes.

Ashley Healey, First Mate

  • Ashley hails from Madison, Wisconsin. She is a former elementary school teacher and graduate of Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. She joined the Key West community to enjoy island living and contribute her unique expertise to the Islescapes team. Ashley's passion for travel and adventure makes her a special asset for creating and assuring your perfect island vacation.

About Us

Michelle Gattuso, Instructor

 Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area where Michelle worked as a corporate paralegal, she lived in Melbourne, Australia from 2007 until 2016. She has taught Bikram yoga in India, Italy, Spain, Latvia, and the US, and pilates in Italy and the US. She is the Director of Next Hot Yoga in Key West and an instructor for Islescapes Yacht Charters and Key West Yoga Boat, Her enthusiasm and zest for life are contagious and she feels incredibly fortunate to bring her spirited talent to paradise. 

Karri Daley, Musician

A popular local singer and songwriter, Karri's unique style and voice have propelled her into the hearts of all of Key West.