A good guide should be safety oriented, knowledgeable regarding all aspects of kayaking, informative about the local area and environment and, most importantly, they should genuinely like and enjoy people and their work. Outdoor Odysseys prides itself on hiring excellent guides that come back year after year.
We hire guides who have grown up in the Pacific Northwest and tend to look on it as their backyard – which it is quite literally. Over 90% of our guides for the 2006 season call this area their home. They have been specially trained to handle emergency situations and routinely carry both cell phones and VHF radios as well as an expedition first aid kit on all of our San Juan Island sea kayaking trips.