Adventuring Without or With a Guide Part 1

Kayaks on the beach

While modern GPS and tech tools offer unprecedented safety nets, they can’t replace the nuanced understanding and local knowledge that a traditional guide brings to the table.

Dining Tips & Suggestions for Kayak Expeditions

Berry Crumble

There are many ways you can go with food on a kayak expedition. Some people prefer to try their best for gourmet. For others, carrot sticks and peanut butter are the answer. Personally, I have done everything from bacon and eggs and frozen meats to a bag of rice and a fishing pole. 

Guidelines for Safe Bear Encounters

Alaska Coastal Brown Bear fishing in a stream

Southeast Alaska is famous for a lot of things: Whales, salmon, big trees, glaciers, berries, and other things… BEARS! There’s no getting around it. On Baranof Island, where Sitka is located, it is estimated that there is more or less one brown bear per square mile, which is roughly 1,500 bears.

Essential Kayak Safety Tips for Responsible Paddlers

Water safety course

Embarking on a paddling adventure is an exhilarating experience that offers a unique blend of tranquility and excitement, allowing you to immerse yourself in nature’s beauty while engaging in a thrilling outdoor activity.