We believe our success and reputation is attributed to our professional friendly crew. Our commitment to superior service is what sets us apart from other operators. Together we have a highly detailed knowledge of the marine life you are likely to encounter, safety, ocean conditions and how to ensure you have a memorable experience.

Noleen Withers (now Skinstad) - Founder/Owner

Owner and one of the original founders of The Dolphin Centre. The centre has gone from strength to strength with major improvements and the relocation to our beautiful new dolphin centre being some of the highlights.

Noleen's background in responsible eco-tourism holds her in good stead as she continues to take the dolphin centre to new heights while also creating a platform of education as a conservation tool. Her passion for the dolphins, great ideas and positive outlook on life go hand in hand with the recipe needed to make a successful business that cares about a commitment to service and the well being of Ponta's unique dolphins with whom she shares a fond relationship after years of truly profound interactions.

While being an ocean enthusiast Noleen accompanies most dolphin excursion to visit her finned friends, and have the change to dance with the dolphins as she likes to call it. Guests will more often than not be mesmerized by the affinity Noleen shares with Dolphins of Ponta along with her preservation to protect them.

Clinton Morkel – Operations Manager

Clint an avid watersports fundi and has been sailing, skippering boats, spearfishing and diving for the most part of the last 12 years. He is highly qualified and experienced when it comes to driving boats ensuring your safety aboard the dolphin centre boat "KIRA".

With his sharp sense of humour and easy smile he is well liked and trusted amongst our guests, and is always close by to lend a helping hand. Clint has a way with the ocean and the dolphins that will assist in ensuring you have a memorable experience. He adheres to a strict code of conduct aboard the boat, making sure the dolphins and all aboard are his primary concern. Clint also makes sure that all our equipment is in tip to condition and that all daily operations run smoothly.

Megan Williams – Dolphin Centre Manager

Meg is a passionate ocean lover and conservationist. It was her childhood dream to swim with dolphins, and to get closer to realizing this dream she started scuba diving at the age of 12. She has gained a vast amount of ocean experience and an extensive knowledge on marine life. She is well known in the industry and specializes in Fish ID, general marine awareness and the annual Sardine Run.

She joined The Dolphin Centre Crew in May 2011 and has come full circle to realizing her dolphin dream. She loves to share the wonders of our oceans and its unique inhabitants with everyone. When she is not out on the boat swimming with the dolphins, she can be found at the dolphin centre making sure things are running smoothly.

Luis Mathusse – Jnr Manager/Driver

A local Ponta Do Ouro resident, Luis is the friendly face behind the wheel, driving our guests safely to and from the launch site. He is always quick to lend a helping hand and has a great sense of humour, we often find him sharing a joke with his colleagues or one of the guests. He assists in all aspects of the business ensuring daily operations at the dolphin centre and making sure everything is run smoothly whilst the rest of the crew are out at sea.

Suzanna - Receptionist and Dolphin Centre administration Clerk

Suzanna is the latest addition to our Dolphin Centre team. She is our front office star, and handles all enquiries, bookings and general administration. With her outgoing personality and friendly smile she will give you all the necessary info and assistance you may need.

Eduardo & Ali – Boat Marinheiro (assistant)

Our two trusty boat asssistants are up early on launch days getting the boat and safety gear organized and ready. They have excellent spotting skills when we are out on the ocean and Getting in and out of the boat is made a lot easier with their helping hand.

Maria & Olga – Housekeeping

These two ladies are kept busy daily ensuring that our Dolphin Centre, lodge units and laundry are clean and tidy. They are usually kept fairly busy and get their job done quickly and efficiently.

Thomas /Domingo/Bila/Rafael – Gardens, maintenance

Our gardens flourish under the watchful eye and busy hands of these three important staff members. Keeping everything trimmed and watered, Thomas and Domingo and Bila take care of all outdoor matters.

Juvencio – Night Watchman

Our trusty night watchman Juvenciao ensures that our Dolphin Centre and lodge are safe at all times during the night.

Orlinda – Housekeeping, Dolphin Retreat Chef

Nobody whips up a breakfast for our hungry dolphin retreat package clients like Orlinda can. When she's not cooking up a storm she assists with housekeeping. Orlinda is known for her freshly baked scones and quiche.
While also always making sure our staff have their birthday cake.
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