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Capt. Kelley Burnett pilots her charter for ‘Dolphin Connections Ingleside’, based out of Bahia Marina in Ingleside on the Bay. She can take up to 6 passengers at a time on a local excursion to see marine mammals up close. Courtesy: Capt. Kelley Burnett

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Dolphins love ‘play’, says Burnett, often racing ahead of supertankers that navigate the La Quinta shipping channel. Many of the marine mammals have become so familiar with Burnett’s boat they will come within arm’s reach of visitors she brings to see them. Courtesy: Capt. Kelley Burnett

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A retired English teacher, Burnett moved here from San Antonio to live close to the water. Her hobby is ‘gyotaku’, a Japanese art form of fish painting made into prints, some that the former educator has shown in local galleries. Courtesy: Capt. Kelley Burnett

IOB Mariner Offers Ocean Memories

Her career spent as an educator taught Kelley Burnett a valuable lesson, to spend her retirement outdoors. Now 65 the ...

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