Adele is the founder and managing director of Bounmi cruises, based in Luang Prabang. Originally hailing from Canada, she has spent over 18 years living abroad, 9 of those as a child growing up in South East Asia. Adele has always had an affinity with water, having taught professional scuba diving, in-water guiding with humpbacks whales, operating tenders, managing boats, working on yachts and playing with the odd pod of dolphins (of course). Before moving to Laos, the ocean was her life, and the water her office.
Adele arrived in Luang Prabang in 2013, where she first laid eyes on the mighty Mekong and fell in love with river life and Laos culture. With her extensive background in hospitality and tourism industries plus her natural love of being on the water, it was only a matter of time that she founded Bounmi, creating countless magical Mekong moments with guests, friends, and family on a variety of cruise experiences and different styles of boats.