Sea Kayak Guide

Job Description

Join our small, upbeat crowd, working with a small sea kayak guiding outfit based in Valdez, Alaska, where we also offer camping, hiking, and rafting trips. We are looking for positive, hard-working, team-oriented individuals who would like to spend summers working a rewarding job in a beautiful place with fun, outdoorsy people.

Our guides primarily lead small groups of people on sea kayak tours in tidewater glacier zones and throughout the stunningly scenic area of Prince William Sound surrounding Valdez. Our main goal is to have these outings be lead safely and informatively. We do require that all guides have their Wilderness First Responder certification. Pay is per trip and full-season guides can gross $8K-$10K across the course of the season. Also, tips are common in our industry, and guides can usually expect to make 1/3 more in gross income.

Sharp attention to detail, a willingness to learn, sound judgment, good people skills, and of course, a passion for the outdoors are all musts! We are only hiring US Nationals at this time.

We also have internships available for those students looking to gain college credit, and/or for anyone light on experience wanting to get into the industry. There are a couple raft guide positions available as well, so long as those raft guides are also interested in guiding sea kayak trips.

The dates of employment run 5/8 - 9/14, and some employees may leave in late August to return to school. Rustic accommodation is provided in a choice spot on the edge of town, within a quick bike ride from our office. The only expenses employees should have to worry about are getting to and from Valdez, food, and some basic gear.

We are a reputable outfit (at least that’s what most of the reviews tell us!) in one of the finest settings on earth. For example, TripAdvisor consistently rates us as one of the top Things To Do in Valdez. Come see what the buzz is all about!


107 N. Harbor Drive, Valdez, AK, 99686

Contact Info

Tim Duffy
[email protected]

Listing Closing Date

05 / 10 / 2024


Please email Tim some cover words explaining why you'd like to work with us, an updated resume, and at least three professional reference contacts (listing name, email address, phone number, and relationship to you).