Our mission: to create unforgettable surfing experiences around the world.


Shades of Sea Expeditions was founded by Nicolas Peluffo, whose 19 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry includes being a luxury hotel owner, developer, executive and consultant, as well as former international hotel network board member.

His true passion however has always been surfing and travelling, something he shares with his wife Chris and 2 teenager sons, who love traveling with them. What lead Nick and Chris to start Shades of Sea Expeditions was their enormous desire to share those experiences with other families that were also passionate by the ocean but wanted more than just a basic surf trip.

We focus on luxury surf travel because we believe a surf trip can be incredible for everyone - including those that don’t surf - and still score the best waves.

Our relationships in the luxury travel industry have deep roots, which allows us to provide exclusive experiences to our guests and a powerful distribution capacity to our suppliers. Combined with our knowledge of the sport and the destinations and a strong work ethics, makes Shades of Sea Expeditions a unique and highly specialized travel company.