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 Nicola.
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.
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.
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
Nicola is our resident crew member and guide and has been with us since 2014. Nicola has been on powerboats since she was 11 years old so feels very at home on the sea. After earning her degree in Zoo Biology Nicola decided to become a wildlife guide to give her opportunity to inspire others about wildlife, the environment and conservation. She is more than happy to share her knowledge and passion for wildlife. In 2015 Nicola was involved with the Pilot Whale stranding at Staffin on Skye following which she became a Marine Mammal Medic with BDMLR. In 2016 Nicola completed her Large Whale Disentanglement Course and is now one of only ten Level 3 Marine Medics in the whole of Europe! Nicola speaks Spanish, and has a love for wildlife and landscape photography too.
Over the years Gill has spent time on the water kayaking, white water rafting, as a mate on a yacht and as rescue crew on a lifeboat. She even lived on a boat for a couple of years. As well as loving being at sea she is keen to take care of our oceans and coastlines. She is a local Surfers Against Sewage rep and has organised countless beach cleans. Gill also works as an expedition leader supporting young people to challenge themselves and explore the world.