A mid-westerner at heart, Matthew grew up on the lakes of Ohio, but always dreamed of the Open Sea. At the age of 20 he moved to Los Angeles to study film before making his first professional short film and appearing in a few Television series. The dream to sail the Pacific Ocean is still very much a driving motivation for Matthew who intends to venture around the world via sail power. Recently, Matthew has sailed from Napoli, Italy down the Amalfi Coast to Salerno, enjoying the incredible rustic and Mediterranean towns of Praiano, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Amalfi, and the Island of Capri! Matthew is a licensed USCG Captain carrying a USCG Merchant 100 ton masters credential and is endorsed for coastwise charter. He also has a watertsxi and operators business license for charter in Los Angeles / Marina del Rey. He also spent 10 years working in some of Los Angeles's finest and most exquisite fine dinning restaurants, and loves to share the cuisines of his experiences from his Italian heritage, and from notable chefs he has learned from along the way.
Matthew was a great captain to safely take our family and friends out to sea in celebration of my husband’s birthday. He was accommodating for our little ones and made us all feel at ease. We would gladly recommend him for future trips and though I managed to break my toe getting aboard his vessel, that doesn’t take away from the good times had by all. It was exactly the day we all needed 🥰
Captain Matt and our sail were amazing - we had the best time!
All around absolutely fantastic!
Amazing experience! Captain was so kind and knowledgable and the boat was beyond beautiful. There was 1 person a tad seasick but he took care of her and made sure she was in the best situation possible for the circumstance. She was smiling and laughing throughout the three hour trip and had the very best time (even with the slight hiccup of seasickness!)
Every detail far exceeded our expectations and we can't wait to do it again! Thank you Captain Matthew, you are THE best!
This was a dream day! Everyone had a fabulous time and Matt is a treasure skipper.
Captain Matthew is a wonderful host and captain. He made the sail an experience to remember! Would def do it again
We had an absolutely incredible day out on the water with Captain Matthew. He was so nice and accommodating. We couldn’t have been happier with our trip and can not wait to set sail with him again!
Mathew was personable and Entertaining. He took good care of us and insured our safety and comfort. The boat is very comfortable for six. We had a very enjoyable sail out onto the bay and back
This was an amazing experience. I couldn’t have asked for a better captain. He made the entire process easy and pleasant. We will definitely book another him Captain Mancini again soon. I highly recommend him to anyone.
Matthew was beyond amazing. We did a burial at sea and it was just our family on the boat and he literally fit right in. He helped my dad who has Parkinson’s to and from the bathroom and even gave him sweatpants so he could be nice and dry since his diaper leaked a bit. We were all so impressed with his kindness and his very chill vibe. He knew when to chime in and even got my dad laughing really hard which was so great. The sail was smooth and beautiful and the food he provided was super yummy if there were more stars to give I would give them. I highly recommend captain Matt and his beautiful sailboat.
Had the most wonderful experience with Captain Matthew and his beautiful sailboat. He was very responsive, friendly and took care of us very well. We enjoyed the trip so much that we booked another sail the very next day. Highly recommended.