Lance

Lance

Lance – Captain

Lance is our Head Captain, originally from New Zealand and has been with the Whale One family since day one.

He has captained boats for years in the Mediterranean and Caribbean and is full of lots of funny and sometimes terrible jokes. He has spent some time in the Cook Islands diving and swimming with whales and on his days off from work Lance loves to relax with a game of barefoot bowls or work on his motorbike.

Aaron

Aaron

Aaron – Wild One Skipper / Deckhand

Aaron is our Head Deckie and skipper for our new Wild One boat. He is all the way from exotic Hawaii and has captained boats for 10 years in his home island of Kauai, Hawaii. He loves sailing in his spare time and has a passion for big wave surfing and has surfed some of the best spots around the world.

Tania

Tania

Tania – Deckhand

Tania has been with Whale One for 5 whale seasons and is passionate about working with the whales and pleasing our customers. On a good day, she can spot the whales almost instantly and has taken some incredible photographs of whale encounters over the years. She is full of interesting and fun whale facts and loves to spend her days off with her family at the beach.

Steph

Steph

Steph – Deckhand

Steph is our Environmental Scientist and has been with us for 5 whale seasons. She is passionate about the whales and sharing the message for marine conservation and has done some amazing research on whales, sharks and sea lions all over the world. On her days off you will find Steph diving, surfing or designing swimwear.

Midge

Midge

Midge

Midge is a 16 year old Jack Russell who loves the sea and boats. She has been on more whale watching cruises than most people and is an honorary captain. She is regularly seen with her head down searching for the whales and often finds them first.