Perry Gotell was a fisherman from Georgetown who fished lobster and crab. About nine years ago, he realized he needed more income to be able to send his daughters to university. His wife encouraged her husband to apply for a second job working night shift. But Perry said to himself, “if I have to work I might as well work for myself.”
He researched the idea of running a tourism operation on his fishing vessel. He noticed that no one else was offering bar clam digging adventures. He thought the hands-on experience of digging your own bar clams was a great idea, and added clam cooking to offer a food experience as well.
He retired from fishing five years ago and now offers a wide variety of experiences such as private charters, weddings, pearl & starfish hunt, Georgetown walking tour, deep sea fishing, bar clam hunt, and a beach suite rental.
The company has been very successful in marketing, and has been featured on the Rick Mercer Report. “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” tells Perry. “When something doesn’t work, find other options to fall back on. Be diverse, do what you do best, and hire professionals to help. Chart your future and change your life!”
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