A few words about us

Tasos Tsanas – Captain & founder.

For over 38 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.

As the owner of this company, Tasos’ highest priority is offering his guests an unforgettable day at sea and giving value for money. These two values have made his business ‘Plakias Boat Tours’, a great success.

The fleet of Plakias Boat Tours has been expanded through the years with not only fishing boats, but also a private yacht to charter and great boats for rent.

In 2005 Tasos met his Belgian wife Lisa. She welcomes the clients in the office, near the port in the center of Plakias.

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.

Today Lisa works in the office for Plakias Boat Tours and manages the social media channels. Her passion is designing art pieces and jewelry with findings from beaches. You can look into the exclusive designs on Instagram under the name ‘Lisa & the Beach’

She has transformed the office in a stylish concept store, called  The Lagoon,  where guests can buy exclusive Greek fashion items, small interior pieces, beach wear and her one of a kind, coastal inspired jewelry.  Together with Tasos they accommodate right next to the office, luxurious beachfront suites: The Lagoon Suites

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.

Stella Drimaki – Office Manager.

Stella is Plakias Boat Tour’s office manager and assists the clients online and in the office. With years of experience in tourism and hosting services, she also is a master in dealing with special requests and helping our clients to make the best choice for their unforgettable day at sea.

She was born and raised in south Crete and sharpened her skills of administrative procedures during her education. The digital yet personal hosting by Stella offers a proven safe and welcoming experience for all our previous guests so far.
We can assure a fluent and smooth communication between Stella and our future guests, in order to plan and schedule their dream private charter.

By filling in our contact form, you will come in straight contact with Stella. Even if you are not sure which charter or which boat suits you best, she will find the perfect formula to assure your day at sea will be perfectly organised and you will be fully informed about every detail of the best day of your holidays.

Our Team

Tasos Tsanas

Captain & Owner

Lisa Michiels Tsana

Coastal inspired art & office assistant

Manolis Tsanas

Captain – Big Boss

Frank Lewin


Stella Drimaki

Office manager