Meet Our Team...

The 2017 Stubbs Island team 

Stubbs Island Owners - Heike Wieske, Geord Dunstan, and Roger McDonell


At the helm of the company are the Stubbs Island Whale Watching Owners

Heike Wieske, Geord Dunstan and Roger McDonnell took over the helm in 2011 and pledged to carry on the vision that enabled Stubbs Island to become the company it is, with an earned world-wide reputation for responsible wildlife viewing that has true educational merit.

All three are well known in the tourism industry on Vancouver Island. Heike and Geord are owners of Discovery Marine Safaris in Campbell River offering whale watching, wildlife and grizzly bear watching tours to the mid-island region. Roger is well known for his video and photo work promoting the region.

Born in Germany, Heike settled in the Campbell River area and soon became actively involved in the tourism industry, working in customer service for Crowne Isle Resort, Oak Bay Marine Group and Heriot Bay Inn before starting her own marine tour company Discovery Marine Safaris which she continues to run with Geord.

A true Islander, Geord was born and raised in Campbell River. Spending many years as a fishing guide, Geord is most at home on the water.

As an avid photographer, Roger has spent a lot of time working on getting the right shot of his favourite subject, orcas and humpback whales. He is also one of our captains running the Lukwa, Kuluta or his specialty tour vessel, Gizmo.

2017 Front Office TeamReady to welcome you is our Front Office team

Our front office is staffed by the friendliest people you will meet on Vancouver Island. They answer the phones, stock the gift shop, check-in guests and water the planters out front. You are guaranteed a big smile and genuine welcome from the minute you walk through the door. This team will make sure you have a great time and make the most of your time in Telegraph Cove. They are the best!

 2017 Back Office Team


Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes, in the back office or working remotely is a team of dedicated individuals, looking after day to day operations, corporate development, strategic planning, marketing and social media.

Keeping you safe, entertained and informed

Last but not least, while on board the Lukwa or Kuluta our Captains and their crew will keep you comfortable and safe, while our naturalists keep you informed and engaged with the wildlife you encounter during your tour.  This team of passionate professionals work together to ensure that every guest on board has a meaningful, memorable and remarkable experience. 2017 Captains & Crew

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The Stubbs Island Whale Watching team look forward to welcoming you to Telegraph Cove and introducing you to the wonders of the wild..