Meet the Team – Gus
Full of Enthusiasm!
Continuing on with our skipper segment of the Meet the Team showcase, we’re moving onto Dolphin Mischief with today’s excitable skipper Gus! Out of all the Mischief skippers he is easily the newest to the gig, but he has taken it all in his stride and learned everything that was thrown at him very quickly! Not only has he become a fantastic skipper, but his knowledge of the dolphins and local area’s other wildlife is also gaining by the day. His records in our sightings log are some of the most detailed, and you can tell that’s not just down to his great memory, but his enthusiasm and love of the job and wildlife it pertains to. Gus is a man of many skills, thankfully some of which will never have to be used with us (allowing him to relax a little post-retirement!) but always come in handy when it comes to thinking outside the box and handling tough situations!
Policing the Waters
Gus, much like one of our other skippers Ken (who has now since left for another post at Caley Marina), used to be in the police force. With that kind of knowledge about him and his tall stature, some might think Gus was a bit imposing, but he’s not like that at all and any passengers who have been out with him will easily attest to that! Fun, knowledgeable and warm, Gus makes every Mischief trip with him enjoyable from start to finish. Despite his relatively short time behind the wheel, Gus has become an accomplished skipper; one who is very safe out on the water but still manages to give you that white-knuckle experience as you zip down the beautiful Moray coast. Gus really likes being involved in the job too, and despite starting out quite shy, has really opened up and become a real core part of the crew. His dedication is something else, and on quiet days with no sailings for Mischief he has even joined the Dolphin Spirit to learn more from the guides and skippers there about the dolphins, the area, and how to improve his own experience with Mischief customers. It’s great to see our skippers really making the job their own! Gus also takes the Dolphin Space Program really seriously, and is very conscious of the dolphins and the sensitive areas we operate in; almost like he’s swapped the police force of the land for the force of the sea!
Have you been on a trip with Gus? Have you an experience to share? We’d love to hear it! Maybe you’re due on the Mischief sometime soon; if Gus is your skipper, you’re sure to be in for a great time!