Lefkada Paddleboard Cruises is still a new company to the stunning Greek island of Lefkada, established in 2016 by husband and wife team Josh and Laura Eames. They worked on Lefkada for 5 years, in Nidri and Vassiliki, before they made the move to permanently live there in June 2015, because they love the island so much and it already felt like home. They both have vast amounts of experience in the watersports industry and particularly love to Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP). They can regularly be seen out in Nidri bay on their own paddleboards in summer and winter months, as well as enjoying windsurfing and sailing whenever they get the chance.
When an opportunity to rent a traditional kaiki and run a daily cruises from it was presented to them at the end of 2015, they both jumped at the chance to combine their love of being on the sea, with their passion for Stand Up Paddleboarding. They worked hard to set the business up and be ready for their first season, and at the end of a successful first summer, an even greater opportunity arose. Josh and Laura have now bought their own boat, also a traditional wooden kaiki style boat, spent time and money restoring it to it’s former glory (and more), and will now be running the cruises from this new boat named ‘Aggelos.
Josh is the Captain of the boat and also in charge of the BBQ lunch, whilst his wife Laura will be your host and guide for the day as well as a qualified and experienced Stand Up Paddleboard instructor; there to give you tuition and have you gliding through the water on one of their brand new SUPs in no time.
Not just SUPing…Lefkada Paddleboard Cruises is a totally unique daily excursion in Nidri. As well as offering you the opportunity to try Stand Up Paddleboarding in some of the most stunning and secluded parts of the area, there will also be plenty of time to relax on the beaches, swim in the crystal clear waters and make use of the snorkel equipment they also have onboard. The cruise will also take you to the beautiful island of Meganisi where you will have chance to explore a local village, with time to stop for a coffee, nice cold beer, or ice cream, shortly after lunch.
The trips will run from May to October, and Josh and Laura are confident that the distinctiveness of their excursion, combined with their passion and enthusiasm for the area and paddleboarding, will provide an unforgettable experience for all guests who cruise with them this summer.