Eric SauerweinCaptain & Co-Owner
Eric has spent the past 35 years fishing the local Southern California and coastal Baja, MX water. He landed his first saltwater fish, a yellowfin tuna, at the age of 10 on a local overnight boat. The anticipation and excitement of that first experience has never faded, it has grown into a passion for this sport and industry. Eric's extensive knowledge and experience is earned through childhood years deck handing on 1/2 day boats, running numerous private fishing boats to eventually owning and operating one of the most successful 6 pack charter operations in San Diego.
Capt. Eric is passionate about the Tomahawk and your experience as an angler on the boat. Eric believes in "going the extra mile” and providing long-range quality food and service on an overnight boat for our customers to enjoy. It is his goal for you to be completely satisfied with your trip so any time you think about fishing, you think "TOMAHAWK!".
In his time away from fishing, Eric enjoys quality family time with his wife, Delya, and his daughters, Ashlynn and Berlin. He is also a Firefighter Paramedic for a local Fire Department. He can often be heard quoting movie lines from "Step Brothers".
Jeff has been fishing fresh and saltwater bodies since the age of 8. With 30+ years of fishing experience and working with people, Jeff is focused on providing customers with an excellent customer experience through regular communication and sharing tech tips to increase your odds of success in catching fish. He's a diligent student of the game, doing the homework before trips to make sure we have the best chance to put you on fish! He can get a little excited and let the passion shine through when we hook a big one (read huge bluefin on a yummy flyer)...he lives for that stuff! And he's freakishly strong...
Mike KowalskiSecond Captain
Mike has several years of crewman experience working on Southern California sport boats including private charters and zone 2 fishing. He grew up on the water surfing and fishing So Cal and the Baja peninsula. Mike proudly earned a USCG 100-ton Master license in April 2017. With impressive work ethic and obsessive fish handling and filleting skills, Mike is an integral part of the Tomahawk team. His easy-going attitude puts customers at ease. That same demeanor makes him quite content in a cozy shack on the beach with his skiff and fishing gear!
Chef Edmar graduated from Culinary Institute of America in 2009 with a Bachelors in Culinary Management. He has traveled the world working in kitchens of fine dining restaurants in Australia, Philippines, New Orleans, Austin TX, Maui and Boston. His diverse experience offers the freedom of creativity in his culinary offerings. If Chef Edmar had to select a favorite, Mediterranean/Baja Californian/Italian influenced cuisines would be at the top of the list.
Raised in Hawaii, Eddie's "aloha personality" was instilled in him by his mother as a little KeKe (boy). With humility and respect plus a strong work ethic, Chef Edmar prides himself on putting a smile on your face with his superior table fare and his upbeat presence! "All I want to do is cook, slay fish and provide everyone with a smile!".
As a lifelong fisherman, he can also put a bend in a rod with the best of them! Don't be surprised to see him running out of the galley during a hot bite to gaff your fish either...he just loves the whole scene out on the water and putting fish on the boat!
Trevor and has been around boats since birth…working, living and fishing on them. He has an interesting and diverse background that serves our team well. A recent assignment saw him sail and engineer a 500-gross ton historical tall ship from Puerto Rico to Nova Scotia over a 7-month span. During the contract he was responsible to repair and maintain all systems of the vessel.
Trevor is a hard worker, he plays banjo, used to ride a horse to work, has an affinity for cheeses and lived in a hammock in a jungle for a stint. He is also a PADI certified rescue diver! Trevor is akin to a Swiss Army knife on the boat…versatile and interesting for sure. Ask him to tell you a story, but a get cold beer out of the galley first!
Mikey grew up in San Diego honing his skills fishing all the local lakes and bays…then he got a taste of the offshore action. He’s spent the better part of the past 10 years chasing pelagic species in SoCal and Baja, Mexico waters. He’s a jig fisherman to his core and is willing to teach you to “Always trust the iron!”.
Fun facts: Mikey also owns a catering business that specializes in delicious Filipino & Hawaiian food. No surprise here but his other hobbies revolve around the “big blue” including surfing and free-dive spear fishing. Those skills might come in handy on a paddy full of fish with lockjaw some day!
Santiago "Chapo" ReynaCrewman
Chapo has a zest for life and a love for the ocean. He's a life-long fisherman that lives by the Three "F's": Family. Fishing. Food. He has a passion for all of them and his enthusiasm can be contagious. Chapo's motto is "Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.".