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Meet our guides

Our guides are the owners of the business and have decades of experience in many kayak disciplines. We live here, love the area and have a genuine passion for kayaking.

We love nothing more than seeing the joy of our guests experiencing kayaking for the first time, in such a spectacular location

Paul Snelgrove

Paul Snelgrove Kayaking off Port Douglas

Although he may be too modest to admit it, Paul is one of the most experienced Sea Kayakers you will meet.

My mother purchased me my first wooden framed canvas covered kayak at the age of 11. I quickly dumped my wooden paddle board and took up the much faster kayak. Since then I have never lost the passion for kayaking. There is always more to see, learn or experience. Some of the best paddling to be found is up here, where the Great Barrier Reef comes in and touches the Daintree Rainforest. It is the perfect region for Sea Kayak tours."

He has decades of experience as a trainer, competitor and expedition member. Some highlights include, Arctic Sea Kayak Race a 200 km race through the Arctic. The first Australian to paddle at Cape Horn, South America, Buccaneer Archipelago Kayak Expedition, 6 weeks living out of our kayaks in the(Kimberley Region), add paddles in Chile, Argentina, North America, Gulf of Mexico, Canada, West Coast of England to the kayaking mix and you have found a real kayaking nut. I just love to see beginners find that real spirt of adventure and take up kayaking as their sport, it could be white water kayaking, sea kayaking, surf kayaking its all fantastic fun.

Paul has also run countless tours, and sea kayaking courses and introduced hundreds of people to kayaking. He has a bad habbit of collecting classic sea kayaks and making Alex paddle them.

Alex Pawlow

Alex Pawlow, love of kayaking

Alex has been paddling kayaks since he was a kid (not really that long he insists) and loves introducing people to kayaking in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. He has raced successfully in flat water marathon, sprint and surf skis and has also worked as a surf life saver.

Since moving back to far north Queensland he has found a new passion for sea kayaking and downwind ski paddling.

"I have paddled all over Australia, however Far North Queensland is my favourite. The views are spectacular, the water is warm and generally calm, and the wildlife is abundant. To be able to paddle over coral reef, greeted by turtles, dugong and dolphin with a backdrop of the mountains shrouded in mist and covered in the oldest rainforest in the world is truley a special experience"

When not running tours, he is usually seen out on his surf ski, catching waves and exploring the coast.