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:
Jess enjoys walking her Jack Russell puppy called “Moo” along the beach and takes time out to explore the local area on camping trips.
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.
Jay has been a skipper for Dolphin Encounter since 2012. Jay brings a lot of sea faring experience to the team having spent his teenage years sailing around the world with his mother on a yacht. He has also working on boats based out of Dunedin and the Marlborough Sounds among others.
When he isn’t working he is usually surfing. He also enjoys diving and collecting marine life for the Kaikoura Aquarium, playing with his GoPro, taking videos of anything moving underwater and hanging out with his Dog “Axel”.