By Laura Myers
Captain Samantha Zeher, 29, owns KeyZ Charters and works out of Islamorada’s popular Robbie’s Marina as its only woman charterboat operator. She’s also been the captain of her own fate — earning her license at just 18 while still a college freshman.
Zeher offers sightseeing charters that include snorkeling and sunset cruises, paddleboard, eco-tours and Everglades excursions. Among her other offerings are island trips exploring Indian Key, Lignumvitae Key and Alligator Lighthouse, each with a history dating back to the 1800s.