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Our crew2018-11-29T12:19:31+00:00

OUR CREW

In love with the sea and pleased to be of service

Robert and Jonathan on Fancy II's upper deck

A BIT OF HISTORY

1998 – 2018

Yes, we are celebrating already 20 years on board.

Everything began long ago, when a catalan guy, fed up with his job, quit and hoisted sails to far away havens, to end up settling in the Canary Islands, in the island of La Palma, the beautiful island.

And with the first of his ships he started offering boat trips and responsible whale watching. He was the very first one to offer this kind of service from Puerto de Tazacorte. In all the island, in fact.

We have lived a lot these twenty years. Incredible experiences and many many learnings. On board sunsets, meet ups with magnificent sea beings, cleansings and rescues, education, the discovery of an island from the sea… a whole world, a whole life.

There’ve been new boats joining the fleet, great guides and captains joining our crew (some of them left, some of them are still here), and many many people like you, trusting us, for a few hours, with their life, the opportunity to live an adventure, and some of the magic they hoped to find in this deep blue we all fall in love with.

Thank you a lot, again, because we wouldn’t be celebrating that much without you!

Robert and Jonathan on Fancy II's upper deck



We have asked the following questions to our crew…




Do you want to know their answers?




Since when are you working for the company?

What do you like the most in your job?

What has been the most incredible experience for you so far?

What would be your recommendation to all the people willing to come on adventure with us?

Pepón

PEPÓN

Captain – EcoFancy

  • Since the beginnings 🙂

  • You work fully inmersed in nature, and as your sailing all your concerns seem to disappear

  • The most amazing experience… a sperm whale jumping out of the waters just a few meters in front of Fancy II’s bow… also a Bryde’s whale jumping out… watching the pigmy killer whales… the whale shark… oh yes, indeed, each and everyday is a wonderful experience when you are on board

  • That they are in the best place they could be to spend their holidays in the Canary Islands 🙂

David

DAVID

Captain – Fancy II

  • Since 2008, approximately.

  • The experience of working in the sea is very beautiful, completely different of working inland. I liked it and stayed 🙂

  • When spring comes, because it turns everything upside down, and there’s a lot of new life coming in here.

    About sightseeings, finding a humpback whale in front of La Bombilla lighthouse. But these are rare and very special occasions.

  • To live the experience fully and be attracted by the sea, not turning your back at it. Be patient; each time we’re out in the sea I try to find them [whales and dolphins] and do as best as I can that day. Patience, comprehension, enjoyment

Ivan

IVÁN

Captain – Fantasy

  • Since summer 2014

  • The rest of the crew, the feeling of camaraderie we have, and also going out sailing looking for something different every day

  • The very first time I saw a whale. It came out of the blue and was something really incredible, spectacular

  • Patience. Everyday is an adventure, everyday something begins anew. And we always need to look for in order to find

Anibal

ANÍBAL

Guide – Fancy II

  • Since mid 2014

  • I love the sea and all her animals, and we work each day with them. I like to work with people too, and my workmates are really funny. And I get paid

  • One of them, we were sailing with Fancy II and Pepon, we were in the middle of a school of fish, and a Bryde’s whale came out of the blue eating the same school of fish we were into, and the wave was so big it send us a bit to the side…

    Another one, we were returning to harbour, in front of the beautiful cave, there was this kind of floating spot, and then we saw the fin tail and there was a huuuge whale shark, pretty curious, that circled the boat and got close to the submarine vision and we could record a video, one of the very few times in the island.

  • To be open-minded and ready to enjoy a great day at sea, and to let go, to allow themselves to flow and enjoy the animals we meet, the island from the boat, this beautiful blue sea…

Roberto

ROBERTO

Guide – Fantasy

  • Since summer 2017

  • THE SEA. And all the little critters we meet with. There’s plenty of life in the sea

  • The most beautiful experience so far has been the singular sightseeing of a group of pigmy false killer whales, together with false killer whales

  • To come with an open mind and the hope of seeing something. And if not, to come back again 🙂

Juan Carlos

JUAN CARLOS

Inland and sea guide

  • Since summer 2015

  • To be with people, I studied Tourism because of that. And also the rest of the crew, to work for the environment, the marvelous sea beings… I love everything.

  • To spot a fin whale, so close to a blue whale for me. We were close to the harbour and we received a calling from Puerto Naos, and the captain turned back so I could see her

  • To live the experience, to come free from expectations about what are they going to see, and to enjoy a lot, for sure they will

Alejandro

ALEJANDRO

Inland team

  • Since september 2017

  • Everything. I work as a jack-of-all-trades ;), so I sail, deliver leaflets, pick up people… I like everything. So I don’t get bored

  • First time I saw a whale, going in the boat with Pepon

  • To come, they are going to enjoy it