We are a unique, boutique operation with ongoing efforts toward the protection of Whales and Dolphins and to help make Port Stephens a model of Ecotourism. We are committed to long term growth, improving our skills, Imagine, sailing and our services, to give our guests fun, educational and personal cruises and friendly professional charters at best value.
Imagine, dedicated to the protection of Dolphins and Whales…
Frank usually skippers on Wednesday-Friday. He has been sailing boats for 40 years and has a very deep passion for the marine environment. Frank is currently secretary of Whale and Dolphin Watch Australia and has been an official observer at the annual International Whaling Commission meetings. He is an active member of Port Stephens Tourism and the Port Stephens Eco Network.
Ian or ‘Crusty’ is our casual relief skipper who use to travel from QLD down to Port Stephens when we needed him. 2015 has seen Ian move closer to Port Stephens- So you will be seeing him more & more on the boat.
’2015′ fresh blood for Imagine, newest directors as well as owner of new vessel ‘Envision’. Bronny works along side Ayla with marketing and packages, whilst Jason is maintenance director & skipper of envision.
Previous skipper many years ago with Imagine, but saw Jane move to Newcastle for full time job on Nova Cruises- however Jane loves Imagine & helps out when needed.
Ayla is a ‘local’ in the truest sense. Spending her entire 23 years in Port Stephens and working at various locations throughout the Port means she has a good knowledge of the area and attractions. Ayla works in the office working Tues – Sun you will most likely catch her on the phone, thou she does love to get out on the boat when she can!
Anne Marie keeps an ever watchful eye on the Imagine’s Accounts. She is developing a great love for Port Stephens and tries to bring her family and friends out for the Imagine experience whenever possible. Along with Ayla in the office she will quite often answer the phone or email enquiries.
Roger is Imagine’s chef cooking up a storm on the dinner cruises as well as private charters, and enjoys being on deck during whale season capturing amazing photos- which he shares his photography passion with his wife Sally- www.sallydunwellphotography.com.au
Bruce is our go to man when things get busy. He is a keen sailor and a local of 40 years. Ask him about his many sailing trips on the ‘South Passage’ He is an active Deckhand during the week, as well as our chef during the week during the summer season.
Priscilla has been working for Seascape & Lets Go Dive Adventures since 2010. Keen to develop and expand her knowledge as a deckhand, she joined the team at Imagene whilst studying her coxswains/masters, Priscilla passed in 2014 and is well known on board for her friendly smile. In summer months Priscilla is always in the water lending hand on our Snorkeling trips as a dive master.
Mark is a qualified PADI Dive Master, and loves the summer months when he can be in the water every day exploring the surrounds of Offshore coves of Port Stephens, During the winter months Mark is on deck helping out on the Whale Watches.
Known for her famous photographs that are often seen front page of various media across the world, Lisa is often seen on board even on her days off as she has such a strong passion for capturing the incredible marine life moments seen in Port Stephens.
Bonjour! French skipper Yves is onboard Monday, Tuesday & the Weekend. He has a great passion for the protection of Dolphins & Whales and loves being out on the water sailing, something he has been doing for most of his life. Yves loves to chat with guests onboard to be sure you are enjoying the cruise and let you know some interesting facts about the local wildlife!
HALL OF FAME:
Some of the team you may have had the pleasure of speaking to or sailing with over the years! Although they are not working with Imagine anymore there is a chance you might see them out on a cruise.
Richie- Deckhand/Dive Master/ Photographer
Rick – Office Manager/Deckhand
Jane – Skipper/Dive Master
Didj- Deckhand/Dive Master/Photographer/Chef
Alies- International Intern
Roger- Deckhand/Dive Master