Our crew members have grown in number as our number of vessels have grown and we can rely on every one of them to perform an outstanding service to our guests, whatever their role. 

We have a policy of four crew to eight guests, Skipper, Steward, Chef and Wildlife Guide, the highest ratio in small-ship cruising in Scotland. The majority of our crew return to us every season, providing a pool of shared maritime and wildlife knowledge and expertise which makes our cruises unique. The places where we cruise and drop anchor and the habitats where wildlife hang out are a store of knowledge built over many journeys together. The past experience of our crews working together as a team benefits our guests as they spontaneously read their wishes, while onboard and onshore, and ensure they are having the best holiday experience possible.

Our returning crew members for the 2024 season

Our family members, Rob Barlow and James Fairbairns will again be Skippers in 2024. Also returning as Skippers are Chris Ireland and Alasdair Sinclair. 

Our returning Stewards and Stewardesses for the 2024 season are Craig Robinson, Abbie Green and Sofia Reichert with Maggie Gurney acting as Relief Stewardess.

Our returning Chefs for the 2024 season are Perry Pheasant, Nicola Orr, Charlie Reid, with Margareta Wiklund and Sarah Kirk acting as Relief Chef.

We have six Wildlife Guides for the 2024 season, namely Lynsey Bland (Head Guide), Will Smith, Zoe Stevenson, Hannah Lightley, Bella Williams and Indy Greene.

New crew members for the 2024 season

We are very pleased to welcome three new faces to our crews for our 2024 season, namely Lewis Forbes and Charles McLeish as Skippers, Jasmin Cifford as Relief Stewardess and George Morris as Wildlife Guide.