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.
Olivier Vaillancourt. Now in his eight year at Fjord en Kayak, Olivier is a one-man ecotourism adventure. With his extensive training in the outdoor program at the Cégep de la Gaspésie and some 3,500 hours of experience in the Saguenay Park, he’s practically on a first-name basis with all the area’s seals, whales, belugas and other marine wildlife.
Simon Nadeau. Sea kayaking and gastronomy are his two passions. He is joining Fjord en Kayak for the fourth season. Simon graduaded from the Outdoor Adventure program from St-Laurent College. He will lead you for great outdoor experiences during 3 hours up to 3 days excursions on the marine park.
Marc-André Cyrenne-Payeuris an Outdoor Adventure program graduate the from the “CEGEP de la Gaspésie et des Îles. He joins our team for the third season. He will surely have special attention for you while paddling the Saguenay St-Lawrence Marine Park. He will be one of the guides for the half-day to the three days excursions.
Claudia Bélanger is graduated with a Bachelor degree in Outdoor Adventure Program from « Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi » She's joining Fjord en Kayak for her third year. Claudia will guide up to three days sea kayak tours. You will also meet her at the front desk where she's in charge of guest services.
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 holds a certificate at the Jonquiere CEGEP and is a native from L'Anse-Saint-Jean. For the third summer, he will guide for the short sea kayaking tours and will tell you stories and legends from our region.
Jean-Daniel Girard. Studying in the outdoor program at the Cégep de la Gaspésie, he is doing river kayak since the age of 12. He should know how to teach you some sea kayak technics ! Jean-Daniel is guiding for the second year at Fjord en Kayak.
Luc Vincent. Studying in the outdoor program at the Cégep de la Gaspésie, Luc has studied as well in bioecology at the Cegep of St-Laurent. He is guiding for the second year at Fjord en Kayak.
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 for the second year at Fjord en Kayak.
Francis Dubord is your helper on the site. Every day, he will be at Fjord en Kayak to help you handle your sea-kayaking equipment 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 second 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 3 or 5 days expedition. She makes all the muffins, vegetable soup and the healthy biscuits. What would we do without Jocelyne ? She is a pearl at Fjord en Kayak.