CABBIE CRUISE: Two of Adam Balkin’s water taxis on a perfect day to be cruising around at work.
CABBIE CRUISE: Two of Adam Balkin’s water taxis on a perfect day to be cruising around at work. Contributed

Water taxi not a bad place to spend work day

ADAM Balkin and Terrin Sharpe claim they drive taxis but in their taxis you can see turtles, dugongs and the Gladstone harbour.

When The Observer asked its Facebook followers to share photos of their workplace, AB Marine Services sent in a photo of two taxis on the water.

Adam Balkin started working on a water taxi straight out of school 14 years ago, before buying the business.

He said he hadn't ever wanted to do anything else.

"Being on the water is always enjoyable," he said.

"It's completely different to being a taxi driver on the land. One is on land and one is on water."

 

The company ferries people from the marina to Curtis Island, Facing Island or takes researchers out to see turtles and dugongs.

"Over the last six years we have worked really hard but it's a bit quieter at the moment," he said.

"I'm stuck in the office but when you're out on the water it's great."



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