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 Volunteers at Center for Great Apes

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Brooks Mowgli & Noelle

Brooks (the water spitter!), Mowgli, and Noel



For the second year in a row, volunteers from Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus offered their services to the Center for Great Apes.  The Center is building a new night house to expand the number of apes they can house.  YMKN members got down to filing the metal enclosure pieces that will be used to create the new chutes and dome that will be attached to the new night house.


Jenn, Brian, Karen, Deena, Mike, Karine, Leslie, Alison, Mike, Carol, Lawrence


Hard at work

Sign Up NOW for 10th Annual Quest for Hope

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 “The Ultimate Tampa Bay Scavenger Challenge”

benefiting the 1Voice Foundation & the Florida Aquarium

Saturday May 21st, 4pm-8pm
Italian Club VIP Party and Awards Ceremony: 8pm-10pm

Quest for Hope

Join the Krewe of the Nautilus in our 10th Annual Quest for Hope, scavenging the shops, restaurants, and bars all over Ybor City following clues for search items and performing zay challenges to earn great prizes, such as a week’s stay in a North Carolina lodge!

How can you participate?

Teams/Players: Click here for team information, registration and payment. If you do not have a team, you can still register…we will find you a team.

Venue Participation: For sponsors (food, beverage, prize, etc.) or business who want to become a challenge venue, click this link for venue packages and contact information.

Sponsors: If you can’t form a team and wish to sponsor a team, we have teachers, military personnel, first responders, 1Voice Families, etc. that want to form a team and require sponsorship. We can match your donation/sponsorship with one or more teams. Simply click on this link and follow the instructions for sponsoring a team.

YMKN Rides in Cure the Bay Challenge

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Cure on Wheels and Tampa Bay Watch partnered to present  the CURE THE BAY CHALLENGE offering 3 different cycling routes in the beautiful environs of Fort Desoto, Tierra Verde, and the Sunshine Skyway trail.  Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus team members, including Mike Dunham, Deena Dunham, Mike Pastore and Carol Conn,   joined the event, riding the seven mile cycle course.

With every mile pedaled, Cure on Wheels brings researchers closer to finding cures for various types of cancer that affect millions of people each year, and in the process helps families and children cope with a potentially debilitating diagnosis.    Tampa Bay Watch is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Tampa Bay estuary through scientific and educational programs.

YMKN team members Mike Dunham, Deena Dunham, Carol Conn, Mike Pastore.

YMKN team members Mike Dunham, Deena Dunham, Carol Conn, Mike Pastore.

The participating Nautilus Krewe members enjoyed the day of healthy exercise, then chillin’ at the water’s edge listening to the Black Honkeys.


Nautilus Krewe Volunteers for 2016 SeaGrapes Wine & Food Festival

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Michelle Whitmire, Mike Pastore, Carol Conn

Michelle Whitmire, Mike Pastore, Carol Conn

Saturday, April 30th, the Florida Aquarium transformed into an elegant venue for the 2016 SeaGrapes Wine and Food Festival.  Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus members were there helping FLAQ staff and vendors as they paired wine samples and delicious food from premier Tampa Bay restaurants, such as Berns, Seasons 52, and Armanis.  The SeaGrapes event benefits the Florida Aquarium’s education, conservation, and animal rescue and rehabilitation program.

YMKN Quest for Hope Happy Hour April 22nd

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Quest for Hope is May 21st.  SAVE THE DATE!!   Our team sign-up Happy Hour is on April 22nd.

Join the Krewe of Nautilus Friday, April 22nd at James Joyce for our Quest 4 Hope Happy Hour Kickoff! Click on event for more details.  YMKN members and non-members are all welcome!!

To RSVP for this event http://www.groupraise.com/events/11603