I was very lucky to have had such a great experience with Bananaway, and this was all due to my instructor, Gregor Raičevič. I messed up getting to the location and arrived 15 minutes late, but he phoned to see where I was, and was incredibly kind and patient as he waited for me until I finally arrived.
I had tried SUP once before on my own, but was petrified of actually standing up and spent most of my time during that first time kneeling and paddling instead. However, Gregor had me standing and paddling confidently on Lake Bled in minutes. He is also really easy to chat to and gave lots of information about the area, such as the island on the lake where we stopped off and looked around. Just that alone helped me to feel less tense about standing up, and I was able to enjoy the beautiful scenery around me. Gregor also took photos of me while I was on the lake which he'll email to me, which as a solo traveller I appreciated very much.
I had a wonderful time and can't recommend Gregor and Bananaway highly enough. I will definitely contact them again for more SUP tours when I return to Slovenia in the near future.More