Captain Paul Keating / Glen and Marion McNeilly - Directors, Owners
Paul and Claire
www.yachtcaptain.co.nz ), marine engineer, professional diver, and deep sea fisherman. With 3,500+ dive hours spent underwater and decades of sea time on the ocean Paul is happy to tell stories about his adventures .....and yes he knows the billionaires' holiday secrets!
He returns to Marlborough with his wife Claire (a keen diver and previously a successful lawyer) and daughter Sophia; all water babies with an adventurous spirit. With this business they hope to help educate and provide access to the fantastic local ocean environment that the region has to offer. Working closely with the Department of Conservation to promote the special flora and fauna on the remote Marlborough Sounds islands is one of Paul's pet projects.
Time for this family to give something back; Preservation of the ocean environment and land conservation are paramount in order for future generations to be able to experience what we have today.
Glen & Marion
Glen and Marion have always held a strong passion for the ocean, and have spent most of both their personal and professional lives working and exploring on and in the sea.
Having recently returned from a 5 year stint working in the UK, Norway and Europe, it was time to return to NZ with their 2 young children, Jessica (3) and Hector (2).
The family are excited about working and living in the Marlborough sounds, nature's perfect fun outdoors playground.
Glen brings his accounting background while Marion a Food Technologist will manage the marketing. Teamed up with Captain Paul Keating on the water operations, both families hope to fit family life into the busy schedule.
The rest of the team
Our staff members are carefully chosen for their enthusiasm and interest in the wildlife and history of the area. They undergo rigorous training to ensure that their knowledge is detailed, accurate and interesting! Confident in the water, they will put you at ease, help to make your experience rewarding and memorable and, above all, fun!
We like to work with a smile on our faces , every day we have fun showing the wildlife of Malborough sounds to you