Our Staff - Whitsunday Escape™
Skipper yourself bareboat charter company

Our Staff

Sales & Reservations

Our friendly, helpful and welcoming Sales and Reservations team man the office 7 days a week. We’re here to help you choose the right boat for your holiday, making sure you understand how the whole experience will work, and ensuring you have all the information you need to plan and organise your bareboat charter holiday in the Whitsundays.

We offer oodles of local knowledge, helpful tips and advice, and of course the best deals and boats to suit your group and your experience.

No question is too silly, and we will go out of our way to make sure you are totally prepared for this unique holiday experience.

Operations & Detailing

Our knowledgeable Operations team includes all your bareboat briefers and maintenance staff. We pride ourselves on being able to show you how each boat works in detail, making sure you have the skills and understanding required to enjoy your bareboat holiday around the Whitsunday Islands.

We’ll show you the ropes of your hired boat, as well as give you insider information on the best places to visit around the Whitsunday Islands. We’ll help you tailor your trip exactly the way you want it to be, and ensure you can do it safely and confidently, with daily radio support from base each day. In between charters, we ensure that every boat is maintained and updated to a strict high standard, to ensure you have a seamless holiday.

Our diligent detailing team work hard behind the scenes to prepare all the boats for charter. Working tirelessly to present each boat in tip-top shape, we pride ourselves on the compliments we receive from customers on how well-equipped and beautifully presented each boat is.



Our senior management team steers the ship, and provides daily customer and staff support at the same time.

Wesley Cole and Tim Pugh, Whitsunday Escape management team

Office & HR Manager

Jaclyn Watson

Jaclyn is passionate about the Whitsundays and has been a member of the team for over 10 years. She works hard at leading and empowering employees to meet the company’s expectations which are ultimately about providing the ‘holiday of a lifetime’ to Whitsunday Escape customers.

Operations Manager

Wesley Cole

Wesley has over 20 years’ experience both nationally and internationally in the marine industry and has been a member of the Whitsunday Escape team for over 12 years. Wes says ‘every day on the water there is something new to learn and experience’.

Assistant Operations Manager

Tim Pugh

Tim has been sailing the Whitsundays since 2013, and internationally since the age of 13. Tim’s passion and knowledge have made him an invaluable member of the team, respected by colleagues and customers alike, for over 5 years.

Managing Director

Trevor Rees
Trevor has over 35 years’ experience in the industry both nationally and internationally. He is active in many community marine groups including being the president of the Whitsunday Bareboat Operators Association.

Trevor’s Story