Nicole’s childhood, spent growing up on a farm in Tokoroa couldn’t be much further from the water.

But her love for tourism took her out of the Waikato and all over the world, including time in the USA and Canada. Eventually, she returned to New Zealand and, after spending time in Queenstown and the Bay of Islands, she discovered the Marlborough Sounds.

Having worked as a deckhand for six months, she decided to progress in her job and has recently become a qualified skipper. In her free time, she enjoys tramping, (more specifically, climbing up mountains), mountain biking and exploring.