Meet the SUP Tours Philippines’ Team!

Joan

Joan

Owner

“Stand-up paddleboarding has changed the way we travel the Philippines.   It has taken us to beautiful, remote places not accessible by roads.   Aside from that, it is so much fun and peaceful to stroll in the water.   It’s so easy to do and it keeps us fit. We like it because it has a low-impact to the environment.  We take a lot of pictures but the experience is always priceless that you can’t capture in photographs.”

Born and raised in Manila but found herself more at home now in Bohol. A Level 1 SUP Enclosed Flat Water and Level 2 SUP Exposed Waters SUP Instructor with ASI (Academy of Surfing Instructors) and Yoga Teacher for Sivananda Yoga Vedanta (Yoga Alliance 200hr RYS.)    She devotes her time in practicing if not teaching yoga in the center.  She also teaches the SUP Yoga class for SUP Tours Philippines.

Frederic

Frederic

Owner

“Stand-up paddleboarding for me is a way to feel free and get away from the busy and fast life that we live. It relaxes my mind and gives me a good body work out  without any chance of injuries. I fell in love with the sport because it can bring you to places where most people have never been and enjoy it in harmony with nature.”

Born at the Belgian coast, his passion has always been doing and teaching watersports.   He is a kitesurf school manager in Belgium, an IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) Certified Level 2 Senior Kiteboard Instructor and  Level 1 Enclosed Flat Water and Level 2 Exposed Waters ASI (Academy of Surfing Instructors) Certified SUP Instructor.

Cherry

Cherry

Operations Manager

A resident of Valladolid Village and a previous river cruise stewardess, she has acquired great skills with guest relations and good work ethics.  She is a driven individual and finds joy in helping guests with their decisions where to go and what to do in Bohol.

Troy

Troy

Tour Guide

Born and raised in Valladolid Village in Loboc, he knows the river like the back of his hand.  A great guide with a good sense of humor, he will make sure that your tour will be entertaining, safe and memorable.  Troy is a Level 1 and Level 2 SUP Instructor certified by ASI (Academy of Surfing Instructors.)

John Ray

John Ray

Tour Guide

Also a local from Valladolid Village in Loboc, your tour experience will be as authentic as Boholano hospitality can be.   A great guide with good communication skills, he can give good inside tips about Bohol in general and the local lifestyle. Your  safety is his number one priority.  John Ray is a Level 1 and Level 2 ASI (Academy of Surfing Instructors) Certified SUP Instructor.

Rico

Rico

Driver & Maintenance

A true-blooded Valladolid local, he will bring you safely to any pick-up or drop-off points of our tours. His warm, bright smile will greet you at any place.   A helpful and genuine person, our guests always find a good friend in him.

Gilda

Gilda

Cook

A resident of the neighboring village of Valladolid and a true Lobocano, she has previous experience as an overseas worker.  Her home-style cooking is the embodiment of an authentic Boholano cuisine.   She will make you savor the best of Bohol dishes with fresh-from-our-garden ingredients.

Nelfa

Nelfa

Housekeeper

A resident of Loboc and a true Boholana, she treats our place as an extension of her home.  She will make sure that your room and our common areas are clean and tidy.  Her smile and ways makes our place, Fox & The Firefly Cottages, a place of comfort and your home away from home