Capt Peacock Yachts & Expeditions is the premiere outfitter in Brazil’s Amazon. Simply put, we offer the best adventure, employ the best guides and staff, utilize the best equipment, and provide the best service in all of Amazônia.
“Full time smiles, complete attention to details, fulfilling your every expectation and desire, and your safety are just a few of the services we happily provide.” Leonardo Leao, Founder and CEO of Capt Peacock Yachts & Expeditions Inc.
Leonardo Leao was born in Manaus, Brazil. He is married to Ana Eliza (a Federal Labor Judge in Brasil's Amazon and an avid angler) and has three daughters. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economic Science from the University of Fortaleza in Brazil and is fluent in English, having obtained an English degree from BCC in Florida. A former airline pilot for one of the major South American Airlines, Leonardo began building his reputation for attention to detail and five-star service and amenities at a number of Brazilian tourist entities before starting Capt Peacock in 2004 and is responsible for the company’s concept, operations development, marketing, and sales.
Sheldon Scotland was born in Georgetown, Guyana (formally British Guyana) and is the son of an American father and Brazilian mother. Sheldon has lived the majority of his life in Brazil and is fluent in both English and Portuguese. He is married with two children. Sheldon has successfully worked in the Nautical Tourism industry since 2010 and is in charge of the yacht operations and its crewmembers.
Ana Flavia Praciano was born in Brazil's Amazon and is currently studying International Business at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Before she moved to Texas, Ana successfully worked in the Brazilian tourism industry for over four years. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Texas office.
Sergey Vargas was born in Manaus, Brazil and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. He is married with one son and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Design and Masters in Marketing from the University of Marta Falcão in Brazil. He has successfully worked in the Nautical Tourism industry since 2006 and is in charge of Capt Peacock’s Website and marketing materials.
Antônio “Cap” Ramos, was born in Manaus, Brazil. He is married with three children and has successfully worked in the Nautical Tourism industry for over 30 years. He is in charge of Capt Peacock’s yacht and its crewmembers.
Aderbal “Catfish” dos Santos was born in Barcelos, Brazil and is married with one child. He has successfully guided Americans for more than a decade and is in charge of all guides and Capt Peacock’s fleet of bass boats.
Saulo Ferreira, was born in Manaus, Brazil. He has successfully worked in the Nautical Tourism market serving Americans for over six years and has worked with Capt Peacock Yachts & Expeditions Inc. since 2008. He is in charge of food and beverage services on board the Rio Negro Queen.
Jane “Jan” Cesario, was born in Barcelos, Brazil. She is married with four children and has successfully taken care of Americans for almost a decade. She is in charge of all the cabins and accommodations on board the Rio Negro Queen.
Cleo Santos, was born in Barcelos, Brazil. She is married with one child and has successfully taken care of Americans for over four years. She, along with Jan, are in charge of all the cabins and accommodations on board the Rio Negro Queen.
Capt Peacock Yachts & Expeditions, Inc., a US company established in Texas, works exclusively in Brazil’s Amazon through its affiliate Capt Yachts & Expeditions, a Brazilian company established in Manaus - Amazonas, Brazil and caters to the Sportfishing Market and Nautical Tourism industry in Brazil’s Amazon. All expeditions are unique and designed mainly for U.S. travelers. Capt Peacock Yachts & Expeditions operates at 92% of occupancy during the September thru March season.
Exceeding customers’ expectations is the main goal of Capt Peacock’s team and the high level of satisfaction obtained is only possible thanks to their skills, knowledge, and commitment. They are proud of Capt Peacock and of Brazil’s Amazon Nautical Tourism industry.
OUR VISION - To lead the sustainable exploration of Nautical Tourism in Brazil’s Amazon in the sportfishing and ecotourism fields while benefiting the local communities and in keeping balance with the ecosystem, to always earn the loyalty of our customers and the satisfaction of our employees and partners.
Liderar a exploração sustentável do Turismo Náutico na Amazônia Brasileira nos segmentos da pesca esportiva e do ecoturismo, beneficiando as comunidades locais e em equilíbrio com os ecossistemas, buscando sempre a satisfação e fidelização de nossos clientes, colaboradores e parceiros.
OUR MISSION – Innovation in tune with the environment, exceeding the expectations of our customers through our special services with a focus on details, unique itineraries, activities, and modern equipment predicated on safety, comfort and convenience.Inovar sempre em equilíbrio com o meio ambiente, superando as expectativas de nossos clientes, através de serviços diferenciados com foco nos detalhes, itinerários exclusivos com foco nas atividades e equipamentos modernos com foco na segurança, conforto e conveniência.