This friendly team will keep you safe when you are onboard the MV Tenacious III or MV Kuluta.
One of our experienced Captains and onboard naturalists will be your hosts during your tour. They will keep you safe, comfortable and informed while out on the water. They are all trained to Transport Canada Standards with extensive knowledge about our marine environment and wildlife, each with their own reason for making sure your adventure is their passion!
A Campbell River local all his life, John retired from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), following a 33 year career as a federal fishery officer.
“Working for Discovery Marine Safaris (DMS) provides the opportunity to pay it forward sharing my knowledge and respect for local coastal ecosystems. My personal objective is furthering public education and appreciation of our incredible coast. It is great being part of a truly dedicated team here at Discovery Marine Safaris.”
Born on the West Coast. Ted has spent most of his working life on vessels of all sizes navigating the waters around Vancouver island, proudly serving with the Canadian Coast Guard.
“The sea is in my veins I guess, working for Discovery Marine Safaris, keeps me out on the water enjoying the coastal environment that I love. Sharing my knowledge about the area and the wildlife and interacting with guests from around the world is just one of the benefits. Hope to see you soon."
“Our passion for the marine environment is constantly renewed by our guests who are keen to learn and so greatly appreciate the astounding beauty of this place.”
I have had a huge passion for marine mammals ever since I could remember. Being from the Netherlands, I have always dreamed of going to Vancouver Island to witness the different types of Killer Whales that I heard so much about! I am beyond lucky and grateful that I have the opportunity to share my passion with our guests, both in the office and as a naturalist on the boat.
I am excited to join the Discovery Marine Safaris team this year as a deckhand and naturalist. Living (and surfing) in coastal communities on Vancouver Island and in the Philippines has sparked my passion for environmental education and marine conservation. I moved to Vancouver Island in 2010 to complete my undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and Classics at the University of Victoria. Since migrating out west, I have fallen in love with the temperate rainforest and can't imagine life away from the ocean.
She has promoted marine conservation in a variety of roles on radio and television including Animal Planet's “Wild Obsessions – The Great Whales” in 2012; an episode of the Knowledge Network’s “Head’s Up” children’s educational series with Bob MacDonald in 2008 and the German documentary by Christel Fomm of GRUPPE 5 “Vancouver Island - Wild Beauty in the Pacific” (Vancouver Island - Wilde Schönheit im Pazifik) in 2006.