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PIKA Team

Jay

Owner, Instructor, Guide

Jay took over the business in 2008. 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.

This guy loves to teach! His keen sense of body mechanics and massage therapy background allow for a well balanced experience. He is also a disc golf guru. Ask him for tips and what discs are best for you (rentals and retail available in our shop!).

Emily

SKGABC Level 3 Guide, Paddle Canada SUP and Kayak Instructor

Emily brings joy and peace to you and our whole team (especially her husband the owner)! Her 10+ years experience as Outward Bound Leader as well as Level 3 SKGABC guide, Paddle Canada Skills Instructor in Sea Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding, and to top it off a K-12 BA Ed., and her lifetime upbringing on the coastal waters of BC, she brings a plethora of skills for you to enjoy while exploring the Salish Sea!

Claudia and her dog Yoda go everywhere together...even on a SUP

Claudia

Paddle Canada SUP Instructor

Claudia loves showing off our amazing coastal scenery and helping folks explore one of the most beautiful places on Earth. She feels that the most important part of any adventure is that you feel safe, relaxed, comfortable and full of delight with your new experiences. Claudia is a professional educator, artist, photographer, and paddler with decades of experience and loves to share the natural wonders of the Gulf Islands with you no matter what your skill or experience level. 
Her favorite paddling partner is a therapy and companion dog named Yoda, who makes everyone smile and relax with her gentle nature and enthusiasm for being on the water.

Kayak Rolling with Mike Short

Mike

Paddle Canada Instructor

Mike came to us with a clear open mind and an open heart.  His passion is evident by the kayak always ready to go on his vehicle. Mike shows a calm manner with a humourous heart to match. Mike's focus will be on our Level 1 weekend program, Monday clinics, and perhaps be with us on a few of our Level 2 Skills Courses this year too! 

Kennedy

Sea Kayak Guide & Instructor, SUP Instructor, Canoe Instructor

Kennedy is returning to PIKA for her second season, logging the majority of her experience in the Southern Gulf Islands Waters, Lands and surrounding sky, giving her a vast knowledge of the area.

As a proud 2017 graduate of the Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training (COLT) program, she is well versed in the most popular land and sea going outdoor activities, including status as Paddle Canada Instructor in Kayaking, Canoeing and Stand Up Paddleboarding as well as assistant overnight Guide with the SKGABC.

Her pride and passion is the Ocean. She is always happiest on the water. Kennedy's extensive knowledge of local ocean life and her keen sense of teaching will relay to a funfilled safe and educational experience!

Taeven

Sea Kayak Guide & Instructor, SUP Instructor, Canoe Instructor

Taeven has spent her whole upbringing on Pender Island.  Over the last few years, Taeven has become very comfortable in her kayak.  After two years helping out or team's onsite operations services, Taeven will begin her guiding career as a day guide through the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC.  She is already a very well versed paddler and knows a plethora of information about what's in the ocean and on land! Taeven is part of an international movement to create awareness and eliminate the use of not only single use micro bead plastics but any material we use in our natural world that is not so natural.  Come have fun with Taeven!

Mark

Sea Kayak Guide

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

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All our guides are members of the Sea Kayak Guide Alliance, BC.

 

Paddle Canada

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All our instructors are members of Paddle Canada

 

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Phone: 250-629-6939
Toll Free: 1-855-629-6939

Port Browning Marina
4605 Oak Road
Pender Island, BC V0N 2M1

Hope Bay
4301 Bedwell Harbour Rd
Pender Island, BC V0N 2M1

 

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