Soleil Explorer is a project we, Ben & Mathilda, dreamt about for a long time. Both of us have always been really passionate about travels and water sports, such as surfing and windsurfing. It is actually while both working in a surf shop in Préverenges, Switzerland, that we first met.

We had the opportunity to travel a lot, discover loads of different cultures and work abroad in different surf camps and hotels, and we decided that gathering all that knowledge and giving it back to people in a way would be what would make us truly happy.

Ben Marxer is a 34-years old Swiss-french-lichtensteiner. He grew up in the Alps, skiing every day, but soon after he discovered the Atlantic coast, in southwest France, and fell in love with surfing.

He is a certified ISA surf instructor and has been working as a surf guide throughout the world for the past 6 years. He is also a commercially endorsed skipper, certified by the Royal Yachting Association. 

Mathilda Colelough is a 26-years old Swiss-Irish girl. She grew up in Préverenges, Switzerland, in a house on the shore of Leman’s lake, and got her first windsurfing class in the neighboring surf shop at age 5. Never stopped after that.

She completed her Hospitality Management Bachelor’s degree at EHL and has been a windsurf and stand up paddle instructor since 2010. She also has an RYA Day Skipper license (and loves cooking delicious meals).




  • Located off the beaten tourist track
  • Large offer of activities
  • Personalized service and route planning
  • Amazing cabin comfort
  • Experienced surf & windsurf guides
  • Delicious meals with fresh products
  • High customer satisfaction
  • Free wifi
  • Happiest crew around