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Meet the Dreamtime Girl Team
We have all been drawn to the charter boating industry by the love of water, down to earth people who work in it and of course the smiles of our customers who love the water too
Dominic has been working in the boat charter industry for over 19 years. In 2000, Dom started Sydney Harbour Escapes which grew as a charter boat agency company to represent over 140 boats on Sydney Harbour. During this time, Dreamtime Girl was purpose built in 2009 for charter and long haul sailing . In 2019, Sydney Harbour Escapes was sold and now Dom has more time to enjoy the simple things in life including his lifelong love of sailing , gardening , helping people and the environment .
Amanda was drawn into sailing and chartering after meeting Dom in 1997. After running the creative department and website at Sydney Harbour Escapes for 19 years selling the business has meant Amanda now has time to pursue her passion as a professional artist.
Charter Operator, Head Skipper
Andries, originally from South Africa,was managing a vessel in Singapore for a friend of Dom’s cousin. He suggested that Andries, a highly qualified captain in the yachting industry,come to Australia to captain Dreamtime Girl and so in 2014 Andries and his family immigrated to Australia to take charge as head Captain of Dreamtime Girl.
Interests: Scuba Diving and Camping
Chris has been friends with Dom since Kindergarten at Rose Bay. They sailed flying ants together as kids and still have lots of adventures together. You are in very safe and experienced hands with Chris.
Qualifications: Master 5 Marine Certificate, Marine Engine Driver 3 Certificate (MED3), Open water diving ticket, Flotilla Skipper – Greek Islands – Croatia. Sailed many deliveries up and down the Australian coast.
Interests: Ocean swimming, travelling, paragliding, bike riding and of course, sailing.
Doug is a well known face on Sydney Harbour. He is highly experienced in skippering, corporate racing and international sailing. Doug teaches a multitude of maritime skills at tertiary level.
Qualifications: Master 5 Skipper,has done plenty of international sailing. SBS Accountant, TAFE Teacher
Interests: Trying to cut out paperwork and sailing
Robyn has been working aboard Dreamtime Girl for over two years. Her responsibilities include general hostessing and deckhand duties and making sure all on board keep a smile on their face!
Qualifications: Robyn has many years of working in hospitality and loves going the extra mile for people with disabilities.
Interests: Tennis, Tennis, Tennis
Dreamtime Girl was launched in 2009 by Dominic Coleman and Amanda Townsend. Simply the vision was to do more of what they loved chartering and ocean sailing and share it with others.Dominic skills in hospitality and his passion for sailing were realised opening Sydney Harbour Escapes in the year 2000. He had co- owned the Rose of Australia Hotel in Erskineville and the Grand Pacific Hotel Kingscliff in northern NSW. Since a child, Dom has sailed the waters of Sydney Harbour and after starting the business with one boat the company grew to represent over 140 vessels for charter cruises on Sydney Harbour. Amanda his wife and an accomplished artist brought the creative factor to the enterprise and was responsible for the very successful SEO campaigns and powerful website. Their sons Leo, Max and Marco have grown up with boats and are an integral part of the business. In a move to do more sailing, and Amanda to do more art, they sold Sydney Harbour Escapes in June 2019 and have kept Dreamtime Girl in survey so as to continue doing charters on Sydney Harbour and the Whitsunday Islands. The boat is operated for charters by Andries Page.
Dreamtime Girl Charters are proud to have a loyal team.
Our team aims to follow the following principles to keep all systems afloat!
- Safety First
- Family Friendly
- Non Discriminatory
- Environmentally Friendly
- Quality Assured
- Australian Maritime Safety Authority Registered and fully compliant
- Liquor and Gaming Compliant
- Go the Extra Mile with a Smile!
We would love to hear from you
Please contact us to discuss your vision of your perfect charter.
Andries 0475 774 198