Meet the team

Our team of guides and coaches

Kayaking team

Meet the guides, the backroom staff and the helpers!

Meet the kayaking team

Our kayaking team is here to offer you a great experience and share the beauty of the island with you. We’re also quite good at having fun and as locals we combine entertainment with interesting stories about Skopelos past. In addition to your safety, we offer you information about every area we are going to visit. Each region beside the natural beauty has a long history from the old days and especially from the pirate era. There are real facts but also traditional legends that our grandparents cared for keeping alive with the passage of centuries and we are willing to narrate them to you. This is also the main reason why Kayaking Greece has its base on this island.

The kayaking team consists of:

  • The guides

    (the ones who get to mess about on the water!)

  • The backroom staff

    (our family who provides us the delicious home made food and the specialized photographer team that is taking care of your pictures).

  • The helpers

    (some of the local children who are learning about kayaking).

Neil

Neil was born and raised in England and worked professionally for many years in sea kayaking. It was the founder of the Kayaking Greece that started about 6 years ago. His passion for sports as well as his love for this island led him to the idea of offering the knowledge of the kayaking and the beauty of the island.

He is the main guide of the expedition and the courses trainer.

In 2017 Neil completed the 125 mile Devises to Westminster canoe race in K1 over 4 days in a time of 17:57:37, finishing 11th out of 82 and winning the over 35s age group.

He currently holds the following British Canoe Union (BCU) awards;

  • BCU 5 star sea kayak leader
  • BCU UKCC Level 2 coach
  • Moderate water endorsement
  • 3 star sea kayak and sit on to provider and assessor
  • 1 & 2 star assessor
  • Paddlepower assessor
  • First aid trained
Neil McAra

Lampros

Lampros was born and raised in Skopelos and he dealt with the sea from an early age. He graduated from the Marine Academy and was a captain on ship. Then graduated from the Navy School and worked for 9 years as a captain Officer at Hellenic Coast Guard. He also has scuba diving diplomas (Open water diver, Advanced open water diver, Emergency responder – CPR-BLS, Rescue diver, Enriched air diver, Specialty deep diver), high-speed operator license and open sea sailing diploma. Finally for two years he was a Rescuer in the Hellenic Rescue Team sea branch.

His passion for the kayaking and the place he grew up made him return to the island and now is the owner of the Kayaking Greece.

Is the main guide to every trip knowing all the beautiful parts of the island.

He holds;

  • BCU 3 star sea kayaking
  • Lifeguard certification
  • First aid, Emegercy First Responce at Sea, TFR and BLS/AED trained

Raluca

Raluca was born in Romania and in the last 15 years lives in Greece. All of her life was in to sports and works as a personal trainer. Through the water sports, she learned the sea kayak which captivated her and became the soul of Kayaking Greece. She loves exploring and discover new lonely and unspoiled beaches.

She is the main quide of trips and the person who will answer when you contact Kayaking Greece.

She holds;

  • BCU 3 star sea kayaking
  • First aid and BLS/AED trained

Sabrina

Sabrina was born in England and have been kayaking since 2014. She has finished the youth program Paddle at Westminster Boating Base and currently work at Islington Boat Club as Assistant Kayaking Instructor and Administrator.

Sabrina is a guide of the Kayaking Greece family and very willing to help you if you have a problem during a trip.

She holds;

  • BCU 3 star sea kayaking
  • Paddlesport Coach Level 1
  • Powerboat Handling Level 2
  • Inland Waterways Helmsmen
  • DBS checked
  • FSRT trained
  • Aquatic First Aid trained

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