with Carl Allen
The Outdoors with Carl Allen is a growing media series that strives to shine a light on the exploration and adventures of Carl Allen and the AllenX team. Follow along as we bring a historic island back to life, search and recover treasure from a 360-year-old Spanish shipwreck, and seek out our next challenge. There's no better time and place than Right Here. Right Now.
THE OUTDOORS WITH CARL ALLEN
Bahama Banks: Recovering Lost Legacies
Chef Robert Irvine Visits Walker's
Winter at Walker's
THE WALKER'S CAY PODCAST
Guest Carl Allen
Guest Gigi Allen
Guest Annie Flanigan
Carl A. Allen founded Allen Exploration (AllenX) in 2016 to bring the level of leadership and professionalism that served him well in the business world to the world of historic shipwreck and cultural artifact research and recovery. AllenX has partnered with The Bahamian government to search for, recover, and document historic period shipwrecks and the maritime history of The Bahamas.
As Allen Exploration continues to grow, so does it's vision for engaging the possibilities on a variety of opportunities.
Walker’s Cay lies 53 miles to the northeast of West End, Grand Bahama, in the northern Bahamas. For over fifty years, Walker’s Cay has been a legendary fishing resort known by fishermen worldwide as the premier deep-sea fishing location. Sadly, the island was wiped out by hurricanes in 2004. The Allens purchased the island in 2018. Thanks to Carl & Gigi Allen, the rebirth of “The Gateway to the Bahamas” is underway.
CARL & GIGI ALLEN
Mr. Allen was born in Rochester, NY, and received a degree in Business from Villanova University.
After college, Mr. Allen began working for Heritage Bag Company in a production capacity. Throughout his career he worked in nearly every department within the company, eventually becoming President/CEO. In 2005, Mr. Allen acquired Heritage Bag Company, and eventually sold it in 2017.
Mr. Allen met his wife, Anne “Gigi”, while in high school. They have one daughter, three sons, and three grandchildren. The Allens are very active in a variety of philanthropic projects including education, ecology, conservation, veterans’ affairs, and health research.