Meet Captain Alex!! Captain Alex is a senior skipper on our team, and we asked him to share his experiences and thoughts on Sydney Harbour. Here’s what we discovered in 5 minutes:
What do you love most about being a skipper on Sydney Harbour?
I love spending my days on the water in Sydney Harbour. It is an amazing city and harbour to work on. Every day I get to go and do the activities I love most and helping customers get the best experience on the harbour is a great pleasure.
Have you always wanted to work in the boating industry? How did your passion and love for boats come about?
I started working for Sydney Ferries when I was in high school selling ferry tickets. Working my way up the ladder and learning about boats, intrigued me so much that I had to keep working at the ferries. After high school, I became a deckhand and worked my way up to becoming a skipper. Most of this passion came from my family as both my father and siblings all worked at the ferries with me; this played a role in pushing my skills to become a skipper.
Which vessel from the Sea Sydney Harbour (SSH) fleet is your favourite and why?
From the SSH fleet, I would have to say Fleetwing II is my favourite. This is one of our larger vessels that is a favourite for our charter clients too.
Fleetwing II is also the first vessel I worked on as a skipper at SSH so I feel I have an attachment to the vessel. However, Kirralee and Heaven are both amazing vessels to cruise Sydney Harbour on – Heaven is the sister vessel to Fleetwing II and has similar features, while Kirralee is our resort-style catamaran and is great for Summer cruises.
What is your most memorable experience at Sea Sydney Harbour?
In 2022 I had the pleasure of bringing the newest vessel to our fleet Heaven up from Victoria with our great team of skippers and crew. This was a new experience, spending a week at sea going along the Australian coastline. We saw so many amazing things and it pushed my skills as a skipper, as we encountered a large storm along the way.
Where is your favourite swimming spot on Sydney Harbour?
I love taking guests to Taylor’s Bay in Sydney Harbour. This is up around the North Shore area and is a great option to take guests for a swim in Summer. It does not get overcrowded with charter vessels, making it peaceful and enjoyable for all guests and crew members. Taylor’s Bay is also a good bay in Winter, as it does not get too cold or windy and the water stays quite calm.
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