Paul's enthusiasm and fun loving exterior belies his 30+ years’ experience at sea; a global career that spans Master of Super Yachts (www.yachtcaptain.co.nz ), marine engineer, professional diver, and deep sea fisherman. With 3,500+ dive hours spent underwater and decades of sea time on the ocean Paul is happy to tell stories about his adventures... and yes he knows the billionaires' holiday secrets!
His passion as a kiwi has always been the Wildlife and providing a quality experience for customers. His heart was always set on Marlborough as the ideal location for New Zealand’s Premier Wildlife Experience. With its calm sheltered waters and diverse adventure options this is the perfect place to establish the BEST E-ko Tourism company in New Zealand . Pauls enthusiasm for sustainable tourism, fun and adventure guides the company forward.
Using his Global experience and focusing on quality experiences for all customers the Ek-o Brand is destined to become a benchmark for other New Zealand Tourism Operators.
Tristan is a marine zoologist with a vast array of wildlife knowledge and has extensive field research experience having participated in many conservation projects globally. His portfolio includes working for the MPI as a fisheries observer, turtle conservation in the Caribbean and the south pacific and whale shark and Angolan colobus monkey conservation in Kenya. He is a keen diver with commercial and recreational diving qualifications who is driven by a passion to explore and protect the delicate marine and terrestrial eco-systems of our planet, aspires to understand and conserve precious environments so that they may be preserved for the enjoyment of future generations and has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge along with boundless enthusiasm.
Nathalie is our multi-lingual EKOffice Manager.Following her Tourism Management Studies in England, Nathalie worked in Europe in the Tourism industry for over two decades and decided to travel the world to fall in Love with South Island. She is now settled in our beautiful Queen Charlotte Sounds with her Kiwi husband. Nathalie comes from a professional sailing family and loves sharing her life experience and knowledge with the general public especially with the young ones.