During this time, he also supplemented his beer money by working for various resorts as a snorkeling and diving guide, a bartender, cook, house and boat builder and engine mechanic, electrician and general do-it-yourselfer. He also spent nearly 2 years working as chief engineer on a commercial fishing boat in Bermuda. As a tour guide, he met Beverly and her sons on one of their many trips to Placencia, and especially endeared himself to her when he treated her (successfully!) after she stepped on a Scorpion fish while snorkeling at the Silk Cayes.
In 2016 Julian and Beverly retired and passed ownership and management into the more than capable hands of Julian’s brother Daniel Cabral. Daniel also has years of fishing and guiding experience with a knack for incredible customer service.
Whipray Caye Fishing Lodge is known and represented in the quickly growing international fly-fishing market by various agents. They are also active in coral and reef conservation under the guidelines of ICRAN and the Mesoamerican Reef Alliance, partially funded by WWF and the UN Foundation. The Mesoamerican Reef Alliance project has been awarded 'Best Environmental Initiative 2005' by Scuba Diving Magazine.