Since 2004 Jay has been featuring the Southern Gulf Islands to thousands of paddlers. Jay is a Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Instructor Trainer and Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor as well as a Level 2 Guide with the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC. In 2008 he founded Pender Island Kayak Adventures and is always looking ahead to make everyone's experiences create the best memories! Jay's other passions include his family and community that surrounds him.
Emily brings joy and peace to you and our whole team (especially her husband the owner)! Ten+ years experience as a kayaking and mountanineering Outward Bound Instructor along with her other impresive certifications brings a plethora of honed in and solid skills to make you feel safe and like your own shiny super star while you explore the Salish Sea with us! - Level 3 SKGABC guide, Paddle Canada Skills Instructor in Sea Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding, K-12 Bachler of Education, (COLT) Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training, Advanced Wilderness First Aid and CPR-C, A lifetime upbringing on the coastal waters of BC,
Local master timber framer and expert paddleboarder, Garrett loves getting out there rain or shine! From a quick paddle across to a nearby island hike, to teaching in the bay and beyond, Garrett is a plethora of knowledge of SUP, building, and enjoying life! Custom request Garrett for any of our Paddle Canada SUP Courses and tours.
During his time as a scholarship student in university and graduate school in Japan Mark got deeply and passionately involved in the world of mountaineering, ice-climbing, trekking and sea-kayaking. It was then he realized his love for sharing the outdoor world with others. He is fluently bilingual in English and Japanese and looks forward to sharing his love for the special beauty of Pender Island with guests in either language!
Sea Kayak Guide Alliance of BC
All our guides are members of the Sea Kayak Guide Alliance, BC.
All our instructors are members of Paddle Canada