Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus is a Tampa Bay organization founded on March 17, 2003. We are a family-oriented Krewe open to both singles and families that participates in multiple community parades and other activities each year. The goal of the Krewe is to promote environmental awareness and conservation through participation and to have fun in the beautiful environment of Tampa Bay.  Our two primary charities are the 1Voice Foundation and The Florida Aquarium.

YMKN Will Support Brews By the Bay

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Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus will be supporting Brews by the Bay presented by the Florida Aquarium on Oct. 13, 2017.

Krewe members, please see & RSVP to your evite


Quest for Hope Happy Hour

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Join YMKN Happy Hour

to Kick Off Quest for Hope


  • Friday, September 1st, 6 – 9 PM
  • District Tavern Gastropub, 116 N. 12th St, Tampa
  • Come enjoy the food & drink specials
  • Sign up to volunteer or register your team! Don’t miss the discounted $50. per person early registration which ends 9/1.

($65. per person from 9/2 until 9/30)


Krewe of the Nautilus Volunteers at 2017 RiverFest

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Erin Fiallo, Carey Bond, Karine Newman, Dana Pearson, Brian McGowan, Karen Garcia McGowan, Christine Mattioli, Stephen Mangione, Dorotheen Ashton, Melissa Sigmon, Mike Pastore, Carol Conn


Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus volunteered to help Friends of the Riverwalk, which is dedicated to preserving the waterfront for the Tampa Bay citizens, host Riverfest 2017.  It was a great time which included live entertainment & food festivals all along the Tampa Riverwalk.

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Our thanks to all of the YMKN volunteers.  You helped make the event a success!





YMKN Hits A Hole In One Volunteering for Trunkslammers Invitational

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Frank, Carol, Chris, Monica, Shannon, Mike, Matt on 6th hole at Trunkslammers Invitational

Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus joined What the Buc Really Matters at the 3rd Annual Trunkslammers Invitational benefitting the 1Voice Foundation.  Energetic and exuberant golfers hit the River Hills Country Club golf course to tackle the whacky challenges at various holes, all for the purpose raising money to fight pediatric cancer.  “What the Buc” created a lively and boisterous event that was clearly enjoyed by all!  YMKN added to it by having a golf team and by manning hole 6 with a tee up challenge and jello shot rewards.

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Prizes were plentiful and dinner was great.

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YMKN gives a big shout out to “What the Buc,”  to all of the 1Voice volunteers, & to the golf participants, without whom the event certainly could not have come off as well as it did.

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Very proud of our YMKN Golf participants Minesh Patel, Mike Castellari, Chris Morgenstern, and (in spirit because he had the mumps) Marshall Jones!!


Also, a big thanks goes to YMKN volunteers Monica Throckmorton, Shannon Daugherty, Mike Pastore, Carol Conn, Karen Garcia McGowan, Tracey Mills and Michelle Whitmire.  Hooray to Karen Garcia McGowan who created our 6th hole challenge and who helped, along with Shannon and Carol, make the jello shot rewards.  And thanks to krewe members Michelle Urbanski and Christine Mattioli who joined the event for the dinner and prizes.  It was clear What the Buc and 1Voice Foundation appreciated the participation.


Karen, Daisey, Carol, Matt, Michelle, Chis


YMKN Supports Coral Restoration Foundation

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Members of Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus traveled to Key Largo April 14th to participate in the inaugural Coral Restoration Day partnership event between the Coral Restoration Foundation and Rainbow Reef Dive Center.  The Coral Restoration Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to studying reefs and coral, developing and implementing methods for restoring the coral reefs, and providing education to the public about coral reef science.


Mike Pastore, Carol Conn, Brian McGowan, Karen Garcia McGowan

Participants were first provided with an informative marine orientation lecture by Roxanne Boonstra covering the topics of coral species basics, importance & benefits of coral reefs, threats to reefs, and coral outplanting methodogies.  Instruction was received on how to clean the “coral trees” in the nursery and how to actually plant the coral.

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The coral nursery (photo from CRF)


From the classroom, we headed out Rainbow Reef’s Tropical Voyager to the coral nursery with Jack Fishman and Matz Indergaes.   What a fabulous site!!

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Staghorn outplantings


The next stop was Pickles 2 Reef to observe the health of staghorn coral that had been planted there by CRF.  Excitingly, the coral plantings looked quite healthy!



CRF and Rainbow Reef Dive Center offer the opportunity to participate in this wonderful educational and restoration activity every 2nd Friday of the month.  To learn more, please search the links provided through this post and read this article http://www.alertdiver.com/Restoration_Revolution.