Meet Our "Whale" Family
Kris Prince grew up on the Bonavista peninsula in Princeton, fishing with his uncles. He loved being out on the water and wanted a career that would allow him to spend more time at sea. He completed a certificate in adventure tourism in 1995 at Academy Canada and training in eco-tourism from College of The North Atlantic in 1997. Kris has been working in the whale watching industry for 25 years. He is a Transport Canada certified captain and a very knowledgeable naturalist. Kris thoroughly enjoys every moment that he spends out on the water. In the winter months, Kris works as a welder.
Shawna Prince grew up in Nictaux, Nova Scotia. She first worked with whales during a summer job in Newfoundland in 1999. After that, she finished a B.Sc. in Environmental Science in 2000. Then she returned to Newfoundland where she received a Master of Environmental Science (2002) and Bachelor of Education (2005) from Memorial University. Shawna is a transport Canada certified Crew member. She teaches high school Math and Science in the winter. Her research interests include a photo identification of several whale species in Bonavista and Trinity Bays.