A few words about us
Tasos Tsanas – Captain & founder.
For over 35 years he has been a captain at sea.
From a young boy he was out fishing daily with his father Manolis, one of the eldest professional fishermen of the village.
Manolis started the boat ferry to Preveli Palm beach in 1989, with his young son Tasos as his skipper. During the winters and off season periods, they continued the professional fishing. Father Manolis was the son of a fisherman too. Daily he still goes out fishing and if you are lucky, he also joins sometimes the fishing trips where you can meet him and watch him doing the real thing at sea. Tasos and Manolis have their origin of the island Spetses, where back in the days just like in Crete, fishing was the main income for families living on a Greek island. Three generations now, the work has been passed on from father to son.
Today Tasos is the friendly, experienced captain who will take you out on the tours and who will explain the different new & old fishing techniques. He is a pro in showing how to get the rods ready, in entertaining young and old and has a contageous happy vibe.
The fleet of Plakias Boat Tours has been expanded through the years with not only fishing boats, but also a ferry boat, a private yacht to charter and smaller boats for rent.
In 2005 Tasos met his Belgian wife Lisa. She welcomes you in their fish restaurant ,Tasomanolis.
She is also the businesses’ secretary, you can contact her anytime for info & bookings.
Lisa Michiels-Tsana – Captain Tasos’ wife.
Born in Belgium and now living in Plakias – Crete since 2005. At the age of 21 she came out on a holiday to Plakias where she bought a ticket for the boat trip to Preveli Palm Beach. That day captain Tasos was on duty and stole her heart. She decided to stay forever in her new home Plakias, where they had the ‘big fat Greek wedding’ ánd were blessed with two little girls, Marilena and Nefeli.
On land she manages the family’s fish restaurant Tasomanolis, the bookings for Plakias Boat Tours and the social media for both businesses. At sea she guides several days a week the excursions on the ‘Capatain Liz’ boat. Her passion is designing art pieces and jewelry with findings from beaches. The concept is called ‘Lisa & the Beach’, the art is exposed on Instagram. It’s for sale in Plakias or online.
Frank Lewin – Captain.
Frank moved from the UK to Crete – Plakias with his family in 2016 where he built his dream home.
Frank qualified in the UK as a Captain, is now able to fulfill his passion of the sea in the beautiful surrounding of southern Crete.
He and his lovely wife Julie have discovered numerous hidden gems during their own private boat trips through the years. When Frank is on board, we can assure you he will show you every secret cave and lonely beach he knows, where to collect wild sea salt, in which cave you can do cave swimming and where to enjoy the best food in the beautiful spots of south Crete. Did we mention his jokes and positivity will brighten your day even more?!
With daily fishing and boat trips, he enjoys nothing more than sharing his enthusiasm and knowledge with passengers.
Frank’s skills as a fisherman have increased greatly under the guidance of Captain Tasos. Together they enjoy trips at every opportunity.
Captain & Founder
Lisa Michiels Tsana
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