Chris Ollivier is the owner and also your skipper for sightseeing and fishing charters. Chris is a fully qualified Skipper (NZ Coastal Master) and has been the master of a range of vessels including Spirit Of Adventure, Spirit of New Zealand and numerous ferries including the Kestrel (double ended Auckland harbour ferry). He has 30 years of international and New Zealand seagoing experience and has been operating charters on the Barrier since 2006.
Chris loves the unspoiled nature of the coastline around his island home, where, apart from the Christmas period, there are few other boats around.
His local knowledge, extensive experience and friendly nature make him a great choice as a Aotea/Great Barrier guide.
William Park is our alternate skipper for both fishing and sightseeing when Chris isn’t available. Born and bred on Aotea, William has experience overseas on super yachts and also on tugs working on the New Zealand coast. William has completed validating his tickets to Maritime NZ standards and holds a Skipper Restricted Limits certificate with an endorsement up to 500 tons.
Returning to the island with his family he has been skippering for Hooked On Barrier for a number of years. He will apply his local knowledge and heritage to make your trip an experience you will enjoy.