Photo by Paul Dolk


The Princes met in 1999 while working in the Trinity area on a whale watching vessel and the rest is history.   They are passionate about what they do and the animals they work with.  Kris Prince grew up on the Bonavista peninsula in Princeton, fishing with his uncles.  He loved being out on the water and wanted a career that would allow him to spend more time at sea .  He completed a certificate in adventure tourism in 1995 at Academy Canada and training in eco tourism from College of The North Atlantic in 1997.  Kris has been working in the whale watching industry for 22 years.  He is a Transport Canada certified captain and a very knowledgeable naturalist.  Kris thoroughly enjoys every moment that he spends out on the water.   In the winter months, Kris works as a welder.  Shawna Prince grew up in Nictaux, Nova Scotia.  She first worked with whales during a summer job in Newfoundland in 1999.  After that she finished a B.Sc. in Environmental Science in 2000. Then she returned to Newfoundland where she received a Master of Environmental Science (2002) and Bachelor of Education (2005) from Memorial University.   Shawna is a transport Canada certified Crew member.   She teaches high school Math and Science in the winter.  Her research interests include photo identification of several whale species in Bonavista and Trinity Bays.