Your skipper and crew will be suitably trained, qualified and experienced. Our skippers all hold minimum qualification of Yachtmaster. Their primary responsibility is the comfort and safety of all passengers. We have several skipper and crew operating on different dates. You are most likely to meet Kenneth and Willie.
Skipper / Owner
Kenneth is locally born and bred in Dunvegan, Skye. He has been around boats from an early age, helping his dad on the fishing boats in Loch Dunvegan. Since then he has gained his RYA Ocean Master and MCA Master 200. Working on all sorts of boats from container ships to super yachts, his boating adventures have taken him all over the world. Kenny & Kerry started SeaSkye in late 2017 to share the magical coast of Skye with all its visitors.
Mark is a RYA Yachtmaster Ocean (sail), Yachtmaster Offshore (power), Cruising Instructor (sail), Advanced Power Boat and Power Boat Instructor with Commercial Endorsement. Having took a sabbatical from managing engineering teams in 2015 he never went back. He now indulges a lifetime passion for adventure which has taken him across the Atlantic Ocean and all over the Mediterranean and the Canaries in a variety of boats. A qualified technical diver and instructor you’ll either find him on or under the water!
Willie is an experienced sea goer, having first gone on a commercial fishing vessel at the age of 7 from Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye where he continued fishing from until 1993; resuming after time in the forces until 2013 when he decided enough was enough. From there Willie went onto the commercial maritime industry, having been a barge master on a crane barge and sub-contracting as a skipper for crew transfers on Windspeed RHIBs on large scale marine construction contracts as well as at the new Queensferry Crossing on the Firth of Forth. He is commercially endorsed to carry passengers 60 miles from a safe haven. A keen marine photographer, Willie never goes to sea without a camera or two, and always advises others to make sure that they have plenty of film/sd cards and batteries are charged because you never know when you will see that picture
Willie is a man of the ocean having sailed single handedly around the Scottish coast for the last 30 years. A retired police officer and family man, Willie has a personal connection with St Kilda as his grandfather was one of the last police man to spend time on St Kilda. Willie loves nothing more than sharing his knowledge of St Kilda and spending his days out on the water. He is always prepared to go the extra mile for guests and truly is the heart of St Kilda day trips.
Crew / Owner
Kerry grew up in the Kingdom of Fife and did not always have access to the ocean. Her travels around the world as an international teacher & volunteer have given her a fondness of all things aquatic, Kerry is now a keen diver & kayaker as well as being one of SeaSkye’s most excitable guides! She enjoys nothing more than sharing her knowledge of the local wildlife in the classroom & with visitors alike.
Jordan grew up on the west coast of Scotland near Oban and after travelling far and wide found him self drawn back to the beautiful west coast of Scotland. Jordan moved to Skye as he has a deep love of climbing and running through Scotland’s mountains and sea cliffs. He enjoys nothing more than going on an adventure and sharing his knowledge and experience with visitors!