Auction Ends: Nov 7, 2014 01:00 PM EST

Unique Experiences

A Day With Steve Huxter

Item Number
Estimated Value
1000 USD
950 USD to smc92b751
Number of Bids
13  -  Bid History

Item Description

How would you like to spend the day with the first person/trainer to ever interact with Tilikum at Sealand in 1983 ?

Steve Huxter, of Victoria BC, has generously donated 'himself' to the auction. 

What a wonderful day of whale watching with Steve you will have, learning all about the 8 years he spent trainig Tilikum before his separation from Steve and relocaton  to Seaworld.

To add to the delight of the day, you will join Steve at one of Victoria's lovely restaurants.

Think of all the insights Steve will be able to share, and the wonderful whales you will get to see, with a little luck as  you spend the day on a whale watch with Steve Huxter for an experience you will be hard pressed to forget.

Steve Huxter worked at Sealand of the Pacific for 12 years from 1981 until its closing in 1992. For 8 of those years, he was head of the training and animal care dept. as well as the Victoria Marine Animal Rescue Centre, which was operated by Sealand of the Pacific. On Sealand’s closure in 1992 he bowed out from the animal training world and accepted a position managing Victoria’s most prominent marina and marine tourism business. As one of Tilikum’s former trainers at Sealand, Steve is featured in Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s award winning movie “Blackfish” - where he discusses a little of Tilikum’s history and the conditions that may have led up to Tili killing Keltie Byrne in February of 1991. After a ten year hiatus from working with animals, in 2003 he returned to his first calling and formed Transform Animal Behaviour Solutions. Steve now specializes in resolving severe behavioural disorders in companion animals, primarily dogs and cats.