Welcome aboard Skipper Amanda

Great Adventures is delighted to welcome our first female Master Class V Skipper, Amanda Matthies. Spending the past 3 years and a total of 965 days at sea as a deck hand and coxswain, Amanda was then able to successfully complete the required study course to gain her Skipper's license.

Amanda Matthies, Great Adventures Skipper said, "I arrived in Cairns seven years ago for a four day holiday and have never left. The sea was my calling and after obtaining my dive instructor ticket I needed a new challenge. The challenge came when I skippered for the first time solo!"

Brian Cave, Great Adventures General Manager Operations said, "It is great to have Amanda as part of the team especially in a field that has been very male dominated".

For Amanda the best part of her job, are the passengers. "They are so cool and it is interesting to talk to our guests from around the world and hear about their different adventures."

Amanda MatthiesGreat Adventures welcomes Amanda Matthies our first female Master Class V Skipper.