Meet The Crew

Our experienced skipper Rob, Rob

Skipper/Owner, A Londoner that has a passion for boats and wildlife. Having spent 28 years on the water at many locations around the world Rob decided to settle in Teignmouth when his son reached school age and soon realised that our unique coastline was abundent with wildlife, Devon Sea Safari was born. Rob holds the RYA/MCA advanced powerboat with a commercial endorsement, First Aid at Sea, Powerboat instructor,Dinghy Senior Instructor and has a host of other marine based skills. He welcomes you aboard "whistler" with a smile and looks forward to meeting you all.

Molly is our on-board marine biologist.  She has a BSc in Marine Biology and Oceanography and is currently reading for her PhD in Marine Sciences. She is interested in species distribution patterns: where things go in the marine environment and why.

Although her current research focusses on plankton (the really small stuff), she’s also fascinated by charismatic megafauna (the bigger animals like seals, dolphins, sharks and whales), and gets just as excited as our passengers when we spot them on our tours.

Molly has completed her RYA competent crew and powerboat level 2 and is working towards her day skipper.

Her knowledge on the marine environment ranges from the weird to the wonderful, and she’s always happy to answer questions from passengers on our wildlife trips. Molly

Guide, Devon Sea Safari

James is a zoology graduate and photographer from South Devon.

He grew up on the river Dart and has always had a passion for wildlife and conservation. His mum started up a similar business in Cornwall and that’s where his love for the marine environment really took off. For James there really is nothing like having cetaceans racing alongside your boat.

He has worked in similar roles on the West coast of Scotland, a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise! Photography and conservation projects have taken him to various corners of the world, spending much time in the tropics.

The last two seasons he has also spent as a beach lifeguard for the RNLI, so you’re in safe hands whilst out on the water!

James

Guide, Devon Sea Safari

Its not just about what happens out at sea… Anna is keeping things running smoothly in the office so that things can run smoothly on board.

Growing up in Teignmouth she has a real love for our coastline and hopes everyone who visits will appreciate it just as much.

She is the friendly voice on the phone and email to answer any queries or issues you may have. 

Anna

Office Manager, Devon Sea Safari

Lifetime local and South Devon water sport enthusiast, if he’s not on the water surfing or paddling then he’s generally under it scuba diving, caving or foraging.

Ziggy loves the south Devon coast and has researched its natural history, he enjoys re-telling stories and legends from the area and dragging as many people out to explore it as possible.

Founder of Rock Solid Coasteering and winner of Come Dine With Me, there’s banter in buckets when Ziggy’s around. He teaches science at secondary level when he’s not in neoprene.

Ziggy

Coasteerer, Devon Sea Safari