Our Company and Crew


Odyssey Expeditions is a family run business that has been operating in the Kimberley since 1998. "Odyssey" and her crew pride itself on providing you with the best service, the best experience and the best value for money cruise available. Taking a maximum of 20 guests we specialise in small personalised tours that allow you to experience the wonders of the North West intimately without compromising comfort or safety.

Our crew are experienced and passionate about their work and are dedicated to delivering you the holiday experience of a life time that will be remembered for years to come.




odyssey_expeditions_staff_mark_raissisMark Raissis

Mark is Odyssey’s skipper; he is a very competent boat handler holding a Master 5 and MED 2 qualification. Before joining Odyssey Expeditions Mark spent his entire career working as a marine engineer until his passion for the Kimberley lured him north. Mark loves a challenge, there is nothing he can’t fix.  A good sense of humour and a kind friendly manner makes Mark easy to warm to. Mark has great knowledge of the Kimberley and loves to share this with guests especially around sunset with a coldie.

Brad Tasker

I'm an enthusiastic young fella with a passion for the Kimberley. I have worked in the marine industry my whole life in commercial fishing, diving and tourism, I have over 5 years’ experience on the Kimberley coastline seeing some the most amazing parts of the us beautiful untouched wilderness. I enjoy all aspects of the area the wildlife, history, geography and of course the fishing and epic scenery. I love my job it's a privilege to be able to join you on your holiday of a lifetime through the most unique and spectacular places on the planet!!!


Bob Bolton

Bob is Odyssey’s engineer, he holds a MED2 and coxswains certificate.  Bob helps provide a safe environment for all our guest whether it be on board Odyssey or on daily excursions. Always smiling, Bob is a very kind and caring person and very approachable. Bob is willing to help all our guest no matter the situation, if something is not right just ask Bob he will be more than happy to help.


Liam Mattingly

Our fully qualified chef on board Liam, originally from the U.K, joined odyssey midyear 2013. Liam previously spent 9 years working in the U.K and around Europe in various restaurants, hotels and on board cruise liners. Liam recently stated that working on board Odyssey is by far the most rewarding working experience in his 10 year career as chef. Liam is a tireless worker with a pleasant nature and a great sense of humour. Liam loves to please guests with his culinary skills and whilst you enjoy the magical Kimberley scenery and the daily excursions Liam will be spending his days preparing healthy and delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon teas and all the snacks in between.

Cat Mandelt

Cat started her boating career at 18 years old and has been enjoying life on the sea ever since. Originally starting on dive boats her love for adventure saw her explore the Kimberley for 2 years before the lure of the rest of the world took hold. In the years that followed she worked on various vessels of different sizes and styles seeing stunning places ranging from the Mediterranean to the remote French Polynesia and the South Pacific, Asia and of course Australia's own Great Barrier Reef. Her heart however was always in the Kimberley and has returned this season to the rugged and pristine coast to share the fishing and adventure with you!

Raff Di Meglio

Raised on the coast of WA amongst a family of sailors and adventurers. The ocean, shipping, boating, fishing camping and exploring were always a part of my family life. Our passion for the seas had us living in many remote, majestic locations from the island of Ischia in Italy to Karratha and the northern beaches of Perth in WA. I am fluent in Italian and a genuine Aussie, always ready for new adventures, whether it be diving, surfing, sailing or fishing. My greatest passion is the ocean and sharing my love for it with others.  I have worked in the marine and tourism industry for over 3 years. 2017 is my first season in the Kimberleys and I'm eager to learn about this beautiful and unique paradise I am fortunate enough to share with you and call my office.

Imogene Ives

I love being outdoors which makes working in the Kimberley a perfect office and playground for me. I believe the Kimberley lifestyle suits me personally as I consider myself to be a quiet, stress free person, who gets the job done without a fuss.

This is my second year working in the Kimberley and I feel very privileged to do so knowing how unique and remote the environment is. Having grown up in Western Australia I am able to appreciate what's in my own back yard and getting to see all of the untouched land and the history that goes with it whilst working is such a great opportunity and I am taking in as much information as I can while I'm at it!

Since leaving school I have only worked or studied in the outdoor/tourism industries completing marine tourism/outdoor recreation certificates, becoming an outdoor instructor, a swim teacher, a hostess and just recently completing my coxswain certificate. By working up here it's one of the best opportunities to learn and further my skills in boating which is an exciting option for my future.

Rachel Cortese

With a surname meaning 'little boat' it was inevitable that Rachel ended up on one. One of two (a twin) in a family of seven life never held a dull moment. Born to a family of fanatic fishermen & travellers we forever seem to be chasing that bigger catch at another inaccessible location, like off the continental shelf. By the age of 14, Rachel had travelled Australia but Broome captured our hearts. With a great love of nature & the outdoors, Rachel would bring a multitude of fury, feathered & scaly friends home for rehabilitation & release much to horror of my Italian (kill & eat everything) parents. Rachel loves to cook, her sticky date pudding & espresso martini are legendary.

Contact us today to book your Kimberley adventure!!!

Odyssey Expeditions   ::  Ph - +61 (0) 428 382 505   ::  E-mail - info@odysseyexpeditions.com.au