“To provide a service that excites passengers and showcases the maritime industry as well as the wildlife in the area. We would like to eventually have a small fleet of vessels and operate a variety of good quality and affordable harbour cruises. “
We operate small group tours which are really personal. We are wildlife experts and we focus on other aspects of the harbour too, such as the maritime industry and history. Different to the others that just pass by these things.
I have a passion for commercial boating and also for marine wildlife. I am a busy person and need to be kept challenged and focused. I couldn’t think of anything more fitting for my skills and knowledge.
There were many personal obstacles. I was working in a full time job for the port company as well as working as a skipper on my boat on my days off. It was a challenge trying to find time for all the paperwork and set up. I also have a young child which was a juggle trying to manage everything all at once.
It’s very easy to give up early on, which I think just means you don’t want it enough. It has taken a lot of perseverance to get through all the hoops we have and to keep coming up with new ideas to keep things exciting for people to return to us.
We are a new business with a big focus on our passengers. We love the small company feel we have and our passengers appreciate being treated as individuals. We can better attend to their needs and wants when we can see and talk to them personally on our cruises. Thats something that won’t change no matter how big we get.