Captain Mike Whitehead is a renowned host, columnist, author, and keynote speaker who is passionate about boating and maritime topics. With years of experience as a professional captain, he has earned a reputation as an expert in the field and is frequently invited as a guest on other shows to share his insights. Mike is best known as the host of Boathouse TV & Radio Shows, which have been broadcasted from coast to coast on stations such as FOX Sports, Comcast, Times Warner, Hawaiian TV, Cox Cable, and others. His radio show is particularly popular and has been aired on 50,000 watt stations, including Salem Communications and the Los Angeles Angels Radio station, across the nation. When not on the airwaves, you can usually find Mike on the water in his hometown of Southern California. He is a sought-after keynote speaker who has inspired audiences with his engaging and informative talks on boating and related topics. In addition, Mike is a talented columnist and book author who has shared his expertise in print media. With his extensive knowledge and love of boating, Mike continues to be a respected voice in the industry and a valuable resource for enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Other Works

  • The Harbor Column by Mike Whitehead - Los Angeles Times

  • From the Boathouse Column - Los Angeles Times

  • Sea Magazine Author - Sea Magazine

  • Cruising Column - Santana Magazine

  • Boat Test Writer - Go Boating Magazine

  • Boater's Weather Column - Newport Beach Independent

  • Harbor Column - Newport Beach Independent

  • A Different Kind of Luxury - Newport Beach Magazine

  • VHF Marine Radio Handbook

  • Captain Mike's How to Use Your VHF Marine Radio Book

  • Captain Mike's Basic Sailing for Cat-Rigged Sailboats Book


Awards and Recognition

  • Los Angeles Times’ Daily Pilot included Capt. Mike in its annual 103 most influential people.
  • Two Times Educational Videos Award Winning
  • Official “Voice” and Announcer for the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, hailed as one of the top 10 Holiday events in Nation that attracted over 1 million viewers annual.
  • Celebrity host for Public Service Announcements and Educational Videos.