The Best Guides in Adventure Travel 

 

Truly one of the biggest values and main reasons to go on a guided trip, are the guides. They are at the heart of any trip’s success and because of that truth, we invest heavily in our guide selection and training process. When hiring guides, we look for people with enthusiasm, energy, a natural penchant for guest service, heartfelt caring and in-depth local knowledge. Once hired, we invest in a multifaceted training approach, conducting guide training clinics around the world.  During these 5-7 day courses, we cover a myriad of topics including natural and cultural history interpretation, guest service, company philosophy and risk management, in addition to the nuts and bolts of tour operations. We also sponsor our guides to visit our operations in other countries. We bring Mexican guides to the US and Canada, Canadian guides to the US and Mexico, Cuban guides to Mexico, US guides to a host of countries, and so forth. This cross fertilization creates company-wide camaraderie and a strong sense of team. It’s an opportunity to share best practices and for our all-star team to learn from each other. Much of this training is done personally by Sea Kayak Adventures President Peter Grubb, along with others that have trained directly under him. This cultivates consistency and a strong culture of inclusiveness and ensures that our guides understand our mission and values.  

We are a guest-centric organization that fully appreciates the trust you put in us to provide a superlative travel experience. Our guests will tell you how much they appreciate our guides, each of whom is a talented, gifted person sure to make you smile. Lest you think this is all fluff, please take a look at the biographies below. Click on the video icon for short videos that help you get to know our guides even better.

 

Aleia Wylie

British Columbia Sea Kayak Guide

Alex Magana Ruiz

Baja Sea Kayaking & Whale Watching Guide

Amaranta Uribe

Baja Sea Kayaking & Whale Watching Guide

Andrés Trujillo

Galapagos Sea Kayak Guide

Colin Coon

British Columbia Sea Kayak Guide

Craig Tweedie

Scotland Sea Kayak Guide

Damian Murillo

Baja Sea Kayak Guide

Daniella Rodriquez

British Columbia Sea Kayak Guide

Diego Vega Romero

Baja Sea Kayaking & Whale Watching Guide

Fabian (Sherman) Moreno

Baja Sea Kayaking & Whale Watching Guide

Francois Bartoli

Corsica Adventure Guide

Jelena

Croatia Adventure Guide

Leah Blok

British Columbia Sea Kayak Guide

Lino Rodriguez

Baja Sea Kayak Guide & Panguero

Marco Castro

Galapagos Sea Kayak Guide

Mario Alberto Escalera Gómez

Baja Sea Kayaking & Whale Watching Guide

Mark Cox

Scotland Sea Kayak Guide

Mel Lawless

British Columbia Sea Kayak Guide

Michelle Darnell

Assistant Director Sales & Marketing

Monica Sanchez Prichard

Baja Sea Kayaking & Whale Watching Guide

Nicole Marchan

Galapagos Sea Kayak Guide

Rafael (Rafa) Escalante

Baja Sea Kayaking & Whale Watching Guide

Ruben Sandoval Zuñiga

Baja Kayak Guide & Assistant Panguero

Santiago Espinosa

Galapagos Sea Kayak Guide

Sebastián Jurado

Galapagos Sea Kayak Guide

Spencer Shields

British Columbia Sea Kayak Guide

Taynea Petrie

Adventure Consultant

Terry Prichard

Baja Naturalist & Whale Watching Guide (SKA Founder)

Tomás Palma

Galapagos Sea Kayak Guide

Vedat Asllani

Albania Adventure Guide