It has been another year of smooth sailing for Frank and Melinda Morgan, owners of Captain Morgans Delta Adventures.
The Discovery Bay charter boat business was awarded the 2017 Assembly District 11 Small Business of the Year award, which was announced by Assemblymember Jim Frazier.
“Melinda and I are honored to be recognized by Assemblyman Jim Frazier as the 11th District’s Small Business of the Year,” said Frank. “We feel truly blessed to be in a position to provide a service to our local community, as well as give back to the nonprofit organizations that do so much everyday to make a positive difference in the lives of people in need.”
The Morgans were honored at the capital on June 5, during California Small Business Day 2017 observances.
Their award will be further recognized and celebrated at Assembly District 11’s Small Business of the Year reception on Thursday, June 29, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., at the Discovery Bay Community Center.
“I’m pleased to be able to recognize a business known for its top-notch service to its customers and the community as a whole,” said Frazier. “I’m also thrilled to honor Frank and Melinda, who care as passionately about the Delta as I do.”
Since Captain Morgans Delta Adventures was founded in 2012, the business has grown from offering 13 cruises per year to 165 annual excursions through the waters of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
“I love showing guests what I have experienced for over 42 years, and through Captain Morgans Adventures, we continue to educate guests and fight for causes that will protect this delicate eco-system called the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta,” said Frank.
Captain Morgans Delta Adventures makes experiencing the Delta easy. Guests can book private, hourly or overnight voyages or attend one of the many preplanned events listed on the Captain’s website.
During Captain Morgan’s voyages, guests learn about nature, the ecosystem and the history of the California Delta, while they enjoy food, drinks and panoramic views onboard the Rosemarie, a 55-foot boat named after Frank’s mother.
In addition to whisking guests away on adventures on the Delta, Frank and Melinda have also made a significant impact on the community.
From supporting dozens of local nonprofit organizations and developing a map to identify the many bays within Discovery Bay to sponsoring the Discovery Bay Community Foundation and helping to create the Lighted Buoy Legacy Project, the Morgans are known for their commitment to help make the community a better place.
“We love our community and are thankful every day that we are in a position in our lives that we can give back to various charities that do so much to enhance the lives of others,” said Frank. “My mother, Cynthia ‘Rosemarie’ Morgan, would be so thrilled to know that her namesake has helped so many in need.”
Before Frank hangs up his captain’s hat, he hopes to create a place on the Delta where kids can have the same transformational experience he had over 42 years ago, when he attended summer camp on the Delta.
“After one week of skiing, swimming, rope swinging and camping on the Delta, I was hooked for life.” said Frank.
To attend Assembly District 11’s Small Business of the Year Reception, you must RSVP by calling Assemblymember Frazier’s Brentwood office at 925-513-0411.
Captain Morgans Delta Adventures is located at 5879 Marina Road in Discovery Bay. For more information, visit www.captainmorgansdeltaadventures.com or call 925-383-5346.