Our team

Mercedes


Owner, Director of Research, Naturalist, Captain
Mercedes is a Marine Biologist, MSc Marine Mammal Science, with over fifteen years of experience on cetacean research and conservation. Her main interests are dolphin behavior, bioacoustics, cymatics and interspecies communication. Since she was a little girl she wanted to understand dolphins, their language and their connection to humans. She has dedicated her life to pursuit this interest, as well as, to protect cetaceans and their habitat. Mercedes is also a responsible whale watching nerd, knowing a lot about the regulations, laws and guidelines. She has worked in the UK, Spain and Vancouver Island, Canada, for NGOs or Government to monitor, educate and enforce good practices around the whales. She is an innate naturalist, and her passion, love, respect and knowledge easily flows to her audiences.

Dr J. Castrillon


Researcher, Naturalist
Juliana is a Biologist, MSc, PhD, specialized on cetacean toxicity, bubbler, and conservation. Juliana is truly a whale lover, she also works for Griffin University, AU, where she has dedicated many years of her life to study the humpback whales. Although her research experience also involves many other cetacean species of the UK, Spain and Colombia. Juliana is our behind the scenes scientist. She analyzes all the data for conservation purposes, such as photo ID, and population estimates. She has a nomad gypsy soul, leaving everything behind to go where the whales lead her.Juliana lives in Australia, but when she visits she joins the tours, which is a real treat for us!

Gustavo


Captain, Naturalist, Assistant Researcher
Gustavo is a Geographer, Captain and Cetacean Guide. He is native of Tenerife. His love for the ocean has grown up along with him, becoming a surf and navigation lover. He is being navigating this Special Conservation Zone (ZEC Teno-Rasca ) for the last 12 years as a Captain and cetacean guide. He knows these Waters and their inhabitants as part of the family. His knowledge and experience make the respectful approach to cetaceans easier to execute. Being a Captain he could take us deeper into the sea, to places where we can enjoy the groups of cetaceans in a more intimate and calmed way. With not so many boats around, trying not to harass the animals. His calmed and charismatic personality along with his skills make vis feel safe and comfortable when navigating with him. Moreover, he is developing a eco-friendly garden farm where he grows his own ecological greens, making sustainable use of the resources. Thanks to this he can share experiences with the visitors that add a holistic vision of sustainability, integrating it in daily life.

Ayoze


Naturalist, Assistant Researcher
Ayoze was born in Tenerife and although he has travelled a great deal he loves his origins. The ocean, close contact with people and helping them discover hidden places and the amazing nature of the island are some of his passions. He spent many years as a flight assistant and public relations at the Teide, he is delighted to help, asisst and make the experience as comfortable as possible for the visitors, enjoying with them. His being connected to the ocean since he was born, and loves surfing and spending relaxing times by the sea. This love for the ocean,along with responsible tourism and animals made him connect his career and passions. Leading him to guide whale watching activities, which amazed him from the very first moment. He is the perfect companion to enjoy the experience, making it more joyful and nice.

Mónica


Researcher, Naturalist
Mónica is passionate about nature, interspecies communication, and conscious science. Her main research interest is the study of the sound frequencies and their interaction among species. Her background includes veterinary fields and exotic animals, but if you ask her, she would say that she just allows nature and animals to teach her.Cetacean lover, Mónica does not lose occasion to go out to sea. On board she is a naturalist and researcher for our scientific tours, and supervisor of our special thematic tours.

She believes that respect for nature arises from love to it, and through experience, a higher awareness and integration with the environment is created. Mónica loves to share and to be surprised in every tour, which are always unique and unrepeatable!