Meet the Skipper of 1770 Reef

It’s always nice to know that you are in the capable hands of and experienced skipper. So let’s give you some information about our current skipper who will be taking you out to Lady Musgrave Island for the adventure of a lifetime.

Our skipper Lindsay started working for 1770reef in July this year 2018. Lindsay’s love for the ocean started at a tender young age which stemmed from his ocean lover parents Lindy and Brian. Growing up on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales in a small village called Emerald Beach he was destined to have a life on and in the ocean. His hobbies include sailing, free diving/diving, spearfishing, surfing, reading and telling great dad jokes! At 17 years he chased his dream to become a dive instructor by packing up and heading north to where it all began. As diving and boats go hand in hand it didn’t take long until he got he’s tickets and spent many years working in the Whitsundays and Cairns.


Lindsay pursued his career even further in the marine industry and took the time to study his Master 4 and Med 1 which he currently holds. With the ticket’s at hand he made his way sailing all over the world including the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Asia and the North Sea and the list goes on… He has skippered many vessels from commercial to private, luxury super yachts to tall ships, maxi racers to 190 passenger ferries and catamarans. In fact if you have been to the Whitsunday’s or to the Reef from Cairns it’s a high possibility that Lindsay has skippered or worked on the vessel you traveled on!

Passion for safety and the reef

If you have the chance to travel with us, you will see that he is dedicated to the safety of all of our passengers and staff on-board the Reef Jet. He works extremely hard to upkeep the vessel and to maintain a high quality of safety. Lindsay loves what he does and it comes naturally for him to show all of our passengers what the Great Barrier Reef is all about. With a great sense of humour and a passion for the Reef rest assured that you will have the most amazing day out on the Reef with Lindsay at the wheel!   So why not book a tour today, let Lindsay and his amazing crew show you what it all about!