Our Team

Liz Sparrow

Principal Owner

Liz has always had a connection to the sea which started with a misspent youth messing around with boats off the coast of South Devon in England. In the year 2000, Liz moved into the world of underwater photography, working alongside many well known underwater photographers and videographers. She also learnt to scuba-dive here in Lanzarote, which gave her a better insight into the underwater world and, in particular, to the fantastic variety of marine life that live in these waters.

This interest then expanded when she developed an interest in whales and dolphins, and was pleasantly surprised to discover how many species of these cetaceans inhabit our local waters.

This then became a major hobby and has taken her to different parts of the world, where her wide knowledge of cetaceans has been enhanced, not only by the wonderful sightings of these majestic animals in their natural environment, but also by the number of different people she has met who have shared their own knowledge and experiences with her.

Now, as the principal owner of Sea Safaris Lanzarote, Liz enjoys introducing people of all ages to the wonders and delights that a boat tour along the coastline of Lanzarote has to offer.

Maria Del Mar

Maria is our biologist and tour guide and was born and bred in Lanzarote. She obtained her degree at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and later specialized in cetacean health during her advanced studies at Universidad de Las Palmas. 

Maria says: I believe that being able to watch the animals in their environment is a gift. I enjoy every sighting as if it was the first and I believe environmental respect is a must that can be learned at any age.

Norman Sparrow


Norman is the skipper of our boat ´Perla Blanca I´, and he is locally known as ´Captain Sparrow´. He has lived on the island of Lanzarote for over 20 years and has always been involved with water-based activities. Firstly, with a scuba-diving and water sports shop in Puerto del Carmen, followed by a scuba-diving centre in Puerto Calero and then an RYA Powerboat Training Centre also based in Puerto Calero. Over the years, he has provided boat support for different Volvo Ocean race teams, the IMOCA 60 ´Hugo Boss´ skippered by Alex Thompson, a variety of English, Danish, German and Italian TV programmes, and professional photo shoots of superyachts and international regattas.

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