Our Crew

Our crew

A dedicated and fun bunch

Captain Bill

Since 2008

Bill is the owner of Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours and Captain of the Magellan. With over 40 years experience at sea you are in safe hands with Bill at the wheel. There is not much that Bill hasn’t seen on and in the water but you’ll still find him enthusiastic as ever wherever he locates a Whale shark, a whale or any marine life in the water. From a career as a Cray Fisherman to Commercial Tourism Operator, Bill is happiest on the water. He fell in love with Ningaloo when he leased his boat and worked for then owners of the company, the King Family back in 2008. He loved it so much he bought the business and has been based here ever since.

Dane

Since 2016

Either your Skipper or Deckhand for the day. Moving to Coral Bay in 2008, Dane comes from a long line of Skippers with all but one member of his large family qualified to drive a boat. In his time on the water Dane has worked in both the Commercial and Charter industry and done everything from working on Whale shark boats, Manta Ray Tour vessels ,Glass Bottom boats, Fishing Boats ,Liveaboards and Scientific research. So there is not much of the Ningaloo coastline that he hasn’t explored nor is there an animal that he cannot find for you. Dane is our boats good luck charm as he often finds Whale sharks without the use of our spotter plane.

DAN

Since 2021

Dan has returned to Kings and the Magellan after a short hiatus. Dan is a qualified Dive Instructor, Underwater Photographer and a Skipper , you’ll mainly find him on deck but occasionally behind the wheel as well. What can’t he do ?…….he’s even worked as a chef! A boats deckhand has one of the hardest working roles on board the vessel and Dan does it all with a smile. Dan is qualified to work within every role on board our vessel so you are in safe hands when he’s around.

Lindsay

Since 2023

Lindsay has worked on Ningaloo Reef for a few years now. Her partner actually worked on our vessel previously so she is thrilled to have been able to join us on the Magellan. Lindsay was a Dive Instructor at Port Douglas prior to making the move west. She’s had experience not only as a Scuba Instructor, while in Exmouth she’s worked as a guide, deckhand and videographer. She’s another multi talented superstar!

Elle

Since 2023

Our little pocket rocket photographer joined us after working a few seasons in Coral Bay and it’s like she’s always been part of the family. Our little freediving fish will be there to capture all your memories throughout the day. A word of warning, if you hear squeals of joy underwater, it’s generally Elle. Even after years of encounters, she still delights in each and every one is exciting.

Gina

Since 2023

This ray of sunshine is a woman of many talents. Not only is Gina a Marine Biologist, you will find her working both on the boat as a guide and in our office. There is nothing this woman can’t do. So from booking your tour to the last reef snorkel of the tour, there’s not a question that she isn’t prepared to answer. Her enthusiasm in infectious and you can’t help but smile in her presence.

BROOKE

Since 2023

Brooke has made a few guest appearances on the Magellan over the past few years, she loved her time with us so much she is now one of our crew. Originally studying Graphic Design, Brooke took a holiday to Thailand to celebrate finishing her studies. It was here that she fell in love with scuba diving, abandoning her career as a designer and trained to become a Dive Instructor. This love of the ocean and diving then evolved into Brooke furthering her underwater photography skills. To the point where Brooke has won many awards and her images have appeared in magazines such as Oceangraphic Mag, Alert Diver and Ocean Giants.

Work with us

Employment with Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours

Swimming with Whale sharks, exploring Ningaloo Reef and living an endless summer definitely sounds like a dream job, doesn’t it? It is something that is not lost on our crew, they love their jobs and that passion really does shine through, but they also work really hard. Kings Ningaloo Reef Tours pride ourselves on our elite dedicated crew, who are always willing to go that extra mile to ensure your holiday on Ningaloo Reef is everything you want it to be. Should a vacancy within our team become available, it will be advertised here on our website and via our social media pages.

2024 Season Crew

NO CURRENT VACANCIES FOR THIS SEASON

Do you have what it takes?

Each year we receive hundreds of expressions of interest from people wanting to work for our company. We employ a small crew of 8-10 but have one of the highest retention rates within the industry. We thought we’d put together a little checklist for those considering applying to be part of the Kings work family. Please note the following is based on criteria that our company look for in potential applicants, this may not be reflected across all companies within our industry.

Click on each Crew position for details as to what we look for in potential crew. The Whale shark industry on Ningaloo Reef attracts a very competitive job market. This benefits not only our company but also our passengers. Successful crew members often will be multi skilled, having met not only our essential criteria but also ticking several boxes within our desirable criteria as well. For example it is quite common to have a snorkel guide who is a qualified Marine Biologist and underwater photographer. We set high standards for our crew and aim to ensure they are guided by the following commitments:

  • Professionalism, integrity and expertise of all of our team
  • Respect and care for the environment
  • Safety above all for passengers and crew
  • Quality and excellence of reef experience and marine encounters

Essential

  • First Aid Certificate / Advanced Resusitation Certification
  • Proven Experience in the ocean – ie Surf Rescue Certificate/ Dive Master/ Dive Instructor
  • Tourism / Customer Service experience
  • LR Drivers licence with PTD
  • Food Handlers Certificate
  • Positive, enthusiastic nature
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Safety conscious attitude
  • ABN & authority to work in Australia

Desirable

  • Marine Biology/ Marine Science Degree (Highly desirable)
  • Underwater Photography – skills and equipment are definitely a bonus
  • Multi-lingual skills are an advantage
  • Knowledge of Exmouth and Ningaloo Reef

Essential

  • Coxswains Ticket
  • Proven Sea time
  • Bronze Medallion/ Dive Certification/ Surf Rescue
  • Food Handlers Certificate
  • Physical fitness and strength
  • Good practical skills
  • Have an eye for detail
  • Ability to work as a team player but also autonomously
  • ABN & authority to work in Australia

Desirable

  • Senior First Aid Certification/ Advanced Resuscitation
  • Time management skills
  • Tourism/ Customer Service Experience
  • Mechanical skills
  • Knowledge of Exmouth and Ningaloo Reef

Essential

  • Tourism / Administration experience
  • Great  oral/ written communication skills
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Positive, enthusiastic nature
  • Ability to work under pressure and multi task
  • Time Management
  • Cash Handling experience
  • ABN & authority to work in Australia

Desirable

  • Experience with the Rezdy Booking System or other related software
  • MYOB experience
  • Social Media/Marketing skills
  • Knowledge of Exmouth and Ningaloo Reef
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