Our sea kayak guides are fully qualified in first aid and CPR and hold a technical certification from the Quebec Canoe and Kayak Federation. We give 90 hours of training to all new guides.
Senior guides have at least 500 hours of experience on the Saguenay Fjord and 1,000 hours for those who guide up to Tadoussac on the St-Lawrence River. Maximum 6 clients per guide for one-day tour and all long expeditions.
Louis Dubord. With 25 years' experience in the tourist industry, Louis is a qualified trainer and instructor for sea kayaking and a variety of other outdoor activities as well. Your safety is his number-one priority. He also holds a degree in business administration. (CQRHT Officially Certified Guide: Commission Québécoise des Ressources Humaines en Tourisme)
Sylvie Major. is the official greeter here at Fjord en Kayak. She’ll make sure your sea kayaking holiday on the Saguenay is truly memorable in every way. She holds a master's degree in communications.
Simon Nadeau. guided at Fjord en Kayak for six years. He is now a freelance guide. Who knows... maybe he will return once in a while to guide an expedition with us again !
David Houde grew up with Fjord en Kayak. For 5 seasons, he has been helping our guests getting ready and caring for the equipment. He's now addicted to our best sport. He has become a sea-kayaking enthusiast. He is a native from L'Anse-Saint-Jean and is studying a PHD degree in medicine. For the fifth summer, he will guide for the short sea kayaking tours and will tell you stories and legends from our region.
Antoine Provost. Graduaded from the Outdoor Adventure program from St-Laurent College. Antoine will charm you with his presence and his beautiful caring personality. He is guiding short tours and 2 to 5 days expedition for his fifth year at Fjord en Kayak.
Jean-François Girard: holds an attestation in Adventure Tourism from the CEGEP St-Laurent. Jean-François has guided on the fjord for a whole summer before leaving for Montreal with his family; he has two children. It is its third season with Fjord en kayak, guiding the 2 to 4 days tour. It’s up to you to enjoy his passion and his skills; Jean-François has a true calling, deep in his soul!
Jonathan Vienneau : Recently graduated in Adventure Tourism from Cegep Gaspésie et des Îles, Jonathan is guiding for its second year at Fjord en kayak. He will be guiding short excursions and as well 2 to 3 days tour.
Samuel Rivard : Recently graduated in Adventure Tourism from Cegep Gaspésie et des Îles, Samuel is guiding for its second year at Fjord en kayak. He will be guiding short excursions and as well 2 to 3 days tour.
Emmanuel Larocque : has guided in Iles de la Madeleine; it will be its first year at Fjord en Kayak.
Francis Dubord is studying in sports concentration football in high school. Every day, he will welcome you at Fjord en Kayak to take your reservation or to get you ready for your eco-tour on the Saguenay.
Leika Schnug works at the office. She's in charge of the guest services and the sales on site. She joins Fjord en Kayak for the sixth season. A native from L'Anse-Saint-Jean, she'll be able to inform you about all the services, attractions and activities from the Saguenay Lac Saint-Jean region.
Jocelyne Boies. Jocelyne makes sure that nothing is forgotten concerning the meals when you are gone to a 2 or 5 days expedition. She makes all the muffins, vegetable soup and the raspberries square. What would we do without Jocelyne ? She is a pearl at Fjord en Kayak.