Yasemin KonuralpTurkey Yacht Guide
Miguel CarreraGalapagos Trip Leader
Marco CastroGalapagos Trip Leader
Henry TeranGalapagos Trip Leader
Nicole MarchanGalapagos Trip Leader
Ahmet OzbekTurkey Yacht Guide
Ahmet studied law and was trained in the Military Academy as a basic parachuter, jump-master, parachute trainer and for free fall. He participated in gymnastics, tower diving, military pentathlon, orienteering and parachuting teams. For all his athleticism Our guests appreciate his command of history, Turkish and World politics, religion, particularly Islam and the passion he shares for his home. Ahmet has a beautiful voice and a rich repertoire.
Ivana GrzeticDubrovnik City Guide
Ivana was born and raised in Dubrovnik in a "crazy about the sea" family of scuba divers and sea kayakers. She is a graduate of ACMT (American College of Management and Technology) in Dubrovnik. As Miss Universe Croatia 1998 and a fashion model, Ivana traveled all over the world, including Hawaii, California, Hong Kong, China, South Korea and Europe. She now looks forward to sharing her knowledge and love of the Dubrovnik region and the sea with our guests.
John LileyBarge Owners
The 'Luciole' is owned by John and Penny Liley who, between them have fifty years experience of hotel barging! Previously, John was editor of a leading British yachting magazine, while books he has written include France-the Quiet Way, an exploration of the entire canal and river system of France. These early journeys inspired him to select the Nivernais cruising area and establish the present hotel-barge business in 1976. This was with another barge, 'Secunda', fore-runner to 'Luciole'. Continually updating the fittings and furnishings on board, Penny and John, with Captain Stephane Pignard, ensure the smooth-running of each cruise. Penny first worked on the 'Luciole' as a chef in 1986, and has since played a major role in creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere on 'Luciole', where a feeling of calm and attention to detail is apparent as soon as one steps aboard.