Dolphin Encounter has a number of full time skippers and guides who share a wealth of experience and passion for the marine environment and wildlife here in Kaikoura. These are some of the characters that you may meet during a Dolphin Encounter:
With his love of the sea, Pete spends his free time scuba diving, fishing and enjoying the isolation of the Marlborough Sounds and the Clarence Reserve.
Jess enjoys walking her Jack Russell puppy called “Moo” along the beach and takes time out to explore the local area on camping trips.
Mal is a real water baby and has many years experience working as a PADI dive instructor at the local dive centre in Kaikoura. On her days off she enjoys submersing herself in the Pacific Ocean, or try her luck fishing from the beach.
During her free time she likes the challenges of exploring the outdoors with weekends away spent climbing mountains and tramping. Tracy also enjoys travelling and has hitch-hiked through the Amazon with Antarctica standing out as her favorite place.
Cully has been with Dolphin Encounter since 2009 and when he not at work he is a dedicated family man spending lots of time with his family.
Self professed naturalist on his weekends he enjoys getting back out on the water taking photos of wildlife snorkeling playing a bit of golf and tennis. He also likes keeping up with the sporting world with interests in rugby, cricket and league.
She enjoys the outdoors being a keen hunter and fisherwoman. Also an avid sports fan she can often been seen on the local netball court and running around the boys on touch rugby field.