Meet Our Tour Managers
The Ultimate Travelling Companions
Handpicked for their uncanny ability to know what you need, Captain’s Choice World Hosts are the ultimate travel companions. For a lively chat. For respecting your quiet moment of reflection. And for recognizing when you want to linger a little longer. Your World Hosts are made up of a Tour Manager, Tour Hosts, Tour Doctor, English-speaking local guides and experts including sommeliers and academics, among others.
Gordon started travelling at 19 years old and after 39 years has taken over 91 countries in stride. Joining our team in 2007, Gordon is always seeking another adventure and keen to procure exclusive and special moments in many destinations for our guests. His favourite destination is Laos and the Golden Triangle for the people, food and landscape that in his words are ‘remote and exotic’. His most memorable moment to date with Captain’s Choice was the helicopter flight around the head of ‘Christ the Redeemer’ in Rio then landing on Sugarloaf Mountain to a glass of champagne at sunset.
- Colours of Türkiye - 21 Apr 2024
- 21 Apr 2024
- Portuguese Coastal Camino & Douro Valley - 1 Jun 2024
- 01 Jun 2024
- Ultimate South America by Private Jet - 18 Nov 2024 & 20 Oct 2025
- 18 Nov 2024
Denise Van Sever
Denise started in the travel industry in 1994 and being native Belgian, travelling through Europe is like coming home. A love of walking, cycling and nature based activities has seen Denise visit over 75 countries, with her favourite destination usually her last journey abroad. Seeing the Northern Lights, standing under the Menin Gate in Ypres and meeting the Gorillas in Uganda on her recent journeys with Captain’s Choice are some personal highlights.
- Namibia & South Africa by Private Plane & Rovos Rail - 11 May 2024
- 11 May 2024
- Encounters in Italy: Biennale & the Palio - 27 Jun 2024
- 27 Jun 2024
- A Rare Expedition to the North Pole by Luxury Icebreaker - 24 Sep 2024
- 24 Sep 2024
- Safaris & Spices of Sri Lanka - 2 & 16 Nov 2024
- 02 Nov 2024
Suzanne’s thirst for travel has seen her journey to over 90 countries. Since joining the team in 2008 Suzanne has ensured that her guests make organic connections with locals, see awe inspiring natural landscapes and receive a new enrichment from historical wonders. Her favourite destination is Africa for its diversity and incredible natural beauty, exotic wildlife and rich history, followed closely on its heels are Australia, India and South America for their sheer vibrancy and amazing experiences. Her most memorable moment with us was standing in the cave church of the Geghard Monastery in Armenia and listening to four pure voices sing Armenian Hymns in a tear-inducing encounter.
- Antarctic Expedition & Patagonian Frontiers - 25 Nov 2023 & 23 Nov 2024
- 25 Nov 2023
- Heart of Ancient Japan - 2 Apr & 15 Oct 2024
- 02 Apr 2024
- The Crux of the Camino - 12 May 2024 & 18 May 2025
- 12 May 2024
Tour Manager Richard Moras worked in the airline industry for 23 years, and is now semi-retired. He has a passion for African wildlife, travel photography, skiing and travelling on remote and exotic journeys that are off the beaten track. Since 2004, Richard has managed several Private Jet charters and numerous other journeys for Captain's Choice.
- Alpine Ascent of Switzerland & Italy - 9 June 2024
- 09 Jun 2024
- Antarctic Expedition & Patagonian Frontiers - 25 Nov 2023 & 23 Nov 2024
- 23 Nov 2024
Jo’s favourite travel quote is “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list” – Susan Sontag, and with 70 countries successfully traversed she is well on her way. Jo is hard-pressed to pick a favourite destination as each and every one of them were a great source of enjoyment for different reasons. Joining the team in 2007, her attention to detail ensures guests gain the most enjoyment from their journey. Some of her stand out moments while on tour have been experiencing the Aurora Borealis in Inari, joining the Holi celebrations in India with our guests, walking through the awe-inspiring Petra and camel riding in Wadi Rum.
- Charting Concealed Corners of Vietnam - 25 Jan 2024
- 25 Jan 2024
- The Spirit & Colours of India by Private Jet - 19 Oct 2024
- 19 Oct 2024
Margie began her love of travel while working as an international flight attendant with Qantas. Fortunate enough to travel the world for a living, she enjoys interacting with diverse cultures, indulging in the local food, and learning to converse in various languages. When not working, Margie is a keen skier and loves all things snow related.
- African Adventures by Private Jet & Rovos Rail - 31 Aug 2024 & 2 Sep 2025
- 31 Aug 2024
- A Journey of the Gods - 17 & 26 Sep 2024
- 26 Sep 2024
Dee was initially fascinated to join the Captain’s Choice team by the variety of destinations and experiences on offer. Soon after, it became clear that the true merit was in the abundance of opportunities to meet and interact with such amazing people. Throughout her 14 years as Tour Manager, she has particularly enjoyed the contrast between authentic local experiences and world renowned destinations, the varying modes of transport and seizing adventurous activities when the opportunity arises. And at the end of each journey, Dee treasures the photographs, memories and friendships that will last her a lifetime.
- Ultimate Indian Ocean Islands by VIP Private Jet - 1 May 2024
- 01 May 2024
- Remote Islands of the South Pacific by VIP Private Jet - 13 Jul & 2 Oct 2024
- 13 Jul 2024
Antony is an avid traveller, having lived in over 10 countries and visited more than 170 countries and territories to date. Antony has extensive experience leading groups around the world as Tour Manager. With a passion for travel photography, when not working he spends most of his time experiencing new places and rediscovering old favourites. A helicopter flight over the Okavango Delta with Captain's Choice is one of many memorable moments experienced on tour.
- Royal Scotsman & Remote British Isles - 27 May 2024
- 27 May 2024
- Desert Sands & Monuments of Saudi Arabia - 4 Sep 2024
- 04 Sep 2024
Vicky loves meeting new people, she believes forming fond friendships and forging treasured memories are best outcomes of travelling with Captain’s Choice. Having travelled to over 70 countries Vicky can’t choose a favourite destination as in her own words ‘each country offers a vast, unique and different experience’. A highlight from recent journeys with Captain’s Choice is "The Meeting" of elephants in Sri Lanka and the High Tea country.
- Culinary Treasures & Culture of France & Spain by Rail - 27 Apr 2024 & 24 Apr 2025
- 27 Apr 2024
- Epic Nature of Iceland, Greenland & Canada by Small Ship - 17 Sep 2024
- 17 Sep 2024
Roger has worked in the aviation and travel industry for more than 40 years. His love of travel began while working with iconic airline Pan Am, and he spent time in Kuwait and Qatar during his aviation career. Roger has travelled to at least 55 countries, with his favourite destinations being Iran, Jordan, Ireland, Poland, and spending time in Western Front locations in north-eastern France and Belgium. A keen golfer and sailor, Roger’s mantra is ‘experiences over possessions’.
- Luxury Lodges of Southern Australia by Private Jet - 14 Sep 2024
- 14 Sep 2024
Tour Manager Chris retired in 2008 from his position as Treasury Manager at Leighton Holdings, where he had worked for over 20 years. Chris has visited over 40 countries, and annually travels to Europe to catch up with his son in Munich. He lives in Oyster Bay, Sydney and he and his wife Christine have two children and seven grandchildren. Aside from travel, Chris enjoys walking, boating on Botany Bay and the Georges River, as well as tramping in New Zealand, which has been nearly a yearly event for the past 10 years.
Sommer’s passion for travel began in 1996, when she was part of a surfing expedition to Indonesia. Since then, she has visited more than 30 countries. In 2002, she was part of a five-person crew that sailed halfway around the world. Her travel highlights include sipping sake in Kyoto and paragliding off a cliff top in Türkiye.
- A Weekend in the Outback by Private Plane - 20 Apr 2024
- 20 Apr 2024
- A Long Weekend in the Outback by Private Plane - 18 Oct 2024
- 18 Oct 2024
As CEO of Captain's Choice, Bas began his career at Qantas Airways and has been in the travel industry ever since. With a passion for exceptional customer service and a desire to explore remote foreign cultures, Captain’s Choice is the perfect fit. His most memorable moments on tour include: being invited to a local school master's mud brick hut outside Lalibela for home made tea and honey, and powering to 90 degrees north on a nuclear powered icebreaker during another journey.
David’s passion to explore the remote, to encounter authentic local experiences and share this with fellow travellers has seen him explore over 64 countries. "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page", St. Augustine. David joined the team in 2010 and his memorable travel moments are many. From his first face-to-face encounter with a Silverback gorilla in Rwanda, to being surrounded by Orcas in the Galapagos, wildlife and nature continue to delight David throughout his journeys.