Meet Our Crew

The Rock Crew are comprised of passionate, young or simply young-at-heart adventurers who make it their mission to put every guest who steps aboard The Rock at ease within moments, and feel like friends by the time we transfer you back to wharf.

Join us?  Follow this link to apply to join our crew.

 

Skipper Timo, aka 'Team-O', is always keen for new adventures and fun in life. After finishing college, he began living and working in various places around the world, from managing coffee houses, to rounding up buffalo, to building houses. Now living in the beautiful Bay of Islands he feels the most at home. Embracing the abundance of goodness, entranced by the ocean and all its wonder, Timo can almost always be found on and in it. He is always keen to swap stories and share a laugh.

 

 

Skipper Nic spent most of his school years in Rotorua with a strong interest in sports, particularly basketball and athletics. This interest led him to Auckland where he completed a conjoint degree in Sport and Exercise Science and Sport Business Management. In the near future he wishes to experience more of the world through work and travel, gain his SCUBA certificate and, as a keen freediver, increase his active breathhold.

 

 

Jonny grew up in England, with a strong passion for the outdoors. He decided that the weekends were not enough to pursue his passions, so left to go travelling. Spending seven years in SE Asia, he now lives in NZ with his wife Sarah and their daughter Scarlett, 

He is passionate about the tourism industry and if you don’t find him at The Rock, he will either be with the Paihia Volunteer Fire Brigade or out on a trail, running.

If you're considering it - just book it now. We had even more fun than we expected and we expected a lot. Great team, great boat, a great adventure. We've come home feeling like we had a real holiday after just 22 hours on the boat. It felt like a week in the best possible way. Thanks guys - you truly do rock! (Fellow Kiwis, get in on this - it's magic).Cara Tipping Smith, NZ

I went on The Rock with friends from school and we had a great 24 hours! There were tons of fun things to do on the boat from playing pool, fishing, and even night kayaking! The captain and crew were very knowledgeable about the Bay of Islands and very friendly! It felt like I was hanging out with friends instead of the crew. I would 100% recommend this to anyone who wants to see the Bay of Islands. Visited May 2016TSanders904

This was definitely the highlight of my trip in NZ! I absolutely loved the cruise and still talk about it to everyone as the highlight of my trip! So many fun activities! Fishing, night time kayaking, snorkelling and exploring an island plus many more! It was a very unique experience with friendly and passionate crew who instantly shared their passion and love for their time on the cruise! Amazing experience that really brings people together through travel :)Lara M

The Rock was one of the first things I had the pleasure of experiencing when I moved to Paihia in January and I have been raving about it ever since!Charlotte

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