Kayak Guide
Kachemak Bay Adventures

Looking for experienced Kayak Guides to help us for the 2024 season!

Kachemak Bay boasts wildlife, great food, and great people!

Seasonal
  • spring
  • summer
Location:
Homer, Alaska
Wages/Pay:
$80.00 - $200.00 / day + tips
Experience:
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 2 months. (May 01, 2024)

Kachemak Bay Adventures offers guided kayaking and hiking tours in Kachemak Bay, based in beautiful Homer, Alaska, 220 miles south of Anchorage.    

We are a locally owned and operated family business with extensive knowledge and experience kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, and skiing in Alaska. We operate two remote basecamps in Kachemak Bay State Park and are always excited to share the fun and adventure of this place we call home.

At Kachemak Bay Adventures, we maintain a friendly and team-orientated environment consisting of people who love the natural world and are eager to share with others the wonders of Kachemak Bay.

For the 2024 summer season, we have three employment opportunities available, including a lead kayak guide and two assistant guides.

Lead Guide Requirements:

  • Have current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Able to perform all aspects of kayak rescue techniques
  • Able to hike up to 6 miles a day
  • Able to lift and move up to 65lbs
  • Have a friendly and outgoing manner
  • Demonstrate positive and patient communications skills with coworkers and clients
  • Understand the daily tidal fluctuations and weather of Kachemak Bay
  • Able to identify the common wildlife, birds,
  • and animals within the intertidal zone of Kachemak Bay
  • Familiarity with the First People of Kachemak Bay
  • Understand the impacts of climate change and its effects on Kachemak Bay
  • Assist with all aspects of tour logistics as needed

Assistant Guide Requirements:

  • Have current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Able to hike up to 6 miles a day
  • Able to lift and move up to 65lbs
  • Have a friendly and outgoing manner
  • Demonstrate positive and patient communications skills
  • Assist with all aspects of tour logistics as needed

It is our goal to advance assistant guides to a lead guide position after they demonstrate the following:

  • Perform all kayak rescue techniques
  • Able to plan and coordinate a trip on their own
  • Understand the tidal fluctuations and weather of Kachemak Bay
  • Able to identify the common wildlife, birds, and animals within the

    intertidal zone of Kachemak Bay

* Familiarity with the First People of Kachemak Bay

  • Understand the impacts of climate change and its effects on Kachemak Bay

Training:

Training takes place the week of May 23rd for kayak rescue (American Canoe Association), tour routes, tidal fluctuations and weather, identifying common wildlife, birds, and animals of the intertidal zone of Kachemak Bay, and climate change and its effect on Kachemak Bay.

Compensation for all positions:

  • Based on experience

Benefits:

  • Transportation between Anchorage and Homer can be arranged if needed
  • Housing in Homer available if needed
  • Transportation to and from work site available if needed
  • Working in the most beautiful place on the planet and with awesome coworkers and clients

How to Apply

 

Individuals interested in applying for either position should submit a resume or outline of work history to ellaparks71@gmail.com, Interviews will be done in person or via Zoom.

 

Don’t hesitate to call with questions! 907 299 6877

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