Meet the Team

Our Vision:

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 comitted 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…

 

Yves Papin – Owner/Skipper

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!

 

Frank Future -  Owner/Skipper

Frank FutureFrank 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.

 

Ayla – Office & Sales Manager

539409_570264766316926_1780693023_nAyla 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 – Accounts

anne marieAnne 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 D – Deckhand/Chef

mtcrogerdRoger 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 – Deckhand/Chef

BruceBruce 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- Deckhand/Dive Master

25992_462155323833259_2007621924_n 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- Deckhand/Dive Master988462_10153610645065537_1849807883_n

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.

Lisa- Photographer/Deckhand
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.

Bee-Jay- Deckie/Cook/Office

Beejay is the all rounder where ever she is her presence can be heard, assisting on deck when she can, mainly during summer months on private charters- as well as relief work in the office.


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