In 2003, our two founders, Minesh and Leslie, posed the idea to each other to??start??a??Krewe. ??They had a passion for beach life, stemming from frequent visits to Key West and listening to endless tracks of Jimmy Buffet with the occasional sunset beer toast. ??They both shared a??concern for our environment and an orientation to conservation.?? They thoroughly??searched for a group that shared their mutual interests,??such as??participating in and promoting Florida conservation and awareness of our beaches and oceans while providing??a family friendly atmosphere. ??Minesh and Leslie??were unable to find??the perfect group, so they chose to??start their own Krewe.????Their goal was to bring together??a group of people with the same love of Florida???s habitats, ??bringing singles & families ??to a common cause??? to have fun and have fun supporting??the environment! ??So our two founders assembled a cadre of founding members, Russ, Kari, Derek, Tien, Mark, Cheryl and Mike, along with a gaggle of charter members and on March 17, 2003, the Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus was born!