Meet the Crew

There's more to Whalesong Cruises than meets the eye, as you'll see below. We all have different backgrounds, different strengths and different personalities. ONE thing we all have in common is the passion, drive and commitment to exceptional customer service - to provide each one of our guests with an unforgettably wonderful experience they'll be talking about for years to come!

Owner-operators

Greenshields Family (John, Bec, Lexie and Doug) 
Greenshields family photo near Urangan Pier
We're a mixed Aussie-Kiwi-Ecuadorean family with a sense of fun and adventure.  Having travelled to all 7 continents and lived in 4 of them, we value the experiences that life has to offer and are always seeking new and worthwhile challenges.  In February 2018, we took over as the proud new owners of Whalesong Cruises from the previous owners, Virginia and Jason Brigden.  With our commitment to the environment and sustainable business practices, Whalesong Cruises will continue to go from strength to strength thanks to our dedicated team.

 

Bec Greenshields 
General Manager

 

Bec Greenshields Whalesong cruises general manager

 

Bec is from the lower North Island, NZ.  She has a Masters Degree in Economics and Statistics (with a focus on Macroeconometrics), worked as a Statistician and then decided to take a career break to travel South America.  After years of travel and living abroad, her career break morphed into a career change and she's never looked back.  As the GM of Whalesong, she ensures our guests and suppliers alike, enjoy their time dealing with anything Whalesong related.  Like most women with young kids and a business, alone time is a precious commodity so she spends it doing yoga, restoring old furniture, painting and blasting away on the karaoke machine.

Doug Greenshields 
Lead Skipper

 

Doug Greenshields Whalesong cruises lead skipper

 

Doug was raised in rural Victoria on a large working sheep and beef farm.  After leaving in 2005 to explore the world, he (and Bec) settled in Ecuador and built and ran an Eco Lodge for 10 years, whilst bringing two cherubs into this world.  Doug is a jack of all trades.  He helps Whalesong's valued guests stay informed, entertained and safe.  His passion for showcasing our incredible backyard to the world is obvious.  In his spare time (when he's having a break from maintaining Whalesong's engines to keep them in tip-top shape), you'll see Doug fishing and kayaking with the kids as well as serenading us with his 12 string guitar.

 

 

     Crew and office

 Bee Sikora
Office/deckhand

 

Bee Sikora Whalesong cruises reservations and deckhand

 

Bee is from Albury, NSW.  A little ray of sunshine in the life of the Great sandy straits Marina.  She's the friendly voice on the end of the phone line who's willing to climb mountains to help you out.

 John Greenshields
Trainee Deckhand

 

John Greenshields Whalesong cruises trainee deckhand

 

At 11 years of age, John is learning the ropes....literally.  He's always been very involved in the family businesses and Whalesong is no different!

 Kirralee Styles
Deckhand

 

Kirralee Styles Whalesong cruises deckhand

 

Kirra is also from Albury, NSW.  A larger than life character with a heart of gold, she'll ensure your time with us on Whalesong is a good one!

 

 

Matt Oliver
Deckhand

 

Whalesong boat

Rose White
Deckhand

 

Stu Olver
Deckhand

 

 

 

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