Ricki Hurst - Milford Sound Skipper

Ricki Hurst | Go Orange

Q - How long have you worked for Go Orange?
I have been with Go since September 2018.

Q - Why did you choose to live and work in Milford Sound?  
Because it is one of the most beautiful places in the whole world with heaps of awesome stuff to do and some really awesome down to earth folk to hang out with.

Q - What is the best part of your job?
Getting to share my backyard with people and tell them all about it.

Q - Tell us about a memorable moment while you have been with Go Orange? 
We recently spent the night at Gunns Camp with the transport team, that was pretty epic.

Q - What is your favourite feature on board the brand-new Milford Haven boat? 
Hands down the beer taps from Canyon Brewing in Queenstown.

Q - Tell us, what do you like to do outside of work?
Outdoor activities, slow walks along the foreshore, loves a singsong around the campfire too.

Q - What is your favourite thing about living and working in Milford Sound?
The people I get to share this place with.

Q - If you could do anything in the world for work what would it be?
Play the guitar for a living.

Q - If you could travel to anywhere in the world where would it be?

Q - What was life before Go Orange? 
I worked for a kayak company.

Q - What is sitting at the top of your bucket list?
A huge kayaking adventure would be epic.

Q - Have you travelled around New Zealand? If so, what is your favourite spot?
Paddling down the Hollyford River in a sunny day then a few beers on the deck back in Te Anau.

Q - What is one thing you suggest for people to do while visiting New Zealand?
Swim in every river, lake, beach, ocean break you see.

Q - Tell us something we don't know about you?
I am from a huge family & the youngest of four boys.