Diane Atkinson
Owner and First Mate

Diane has spent the last 30 years enjoying the waters of Stony Creek and the Thimble Islands. She is dedicated to ensuring the safety and enjoyment of all Raven passengers.

Built in 1977, The Raven is a Downeast style boat from Maine. Originally a fishing boat, the Raven has been revitalized as a vessel for guests to enjoy the beauty and serenity of Long Island Sound.

The Raven is captained by Dave Atkinson — a lifelong Creeker. Captain Dave’s extensive knowledge of the Thimble Islands and its waters allows him to find the perfect location for meditation sessions based on the season, time and tide.

Our guided meditation sessions are led by Kelly McGuire of Kelly McGuire Yoga. Kelly is a certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor is and trained in guiding mindfulness (Shamatha), loving kindness (Maitri) and contemplative meditation.