Vancouver Water Adventures
Vancouver Water Adventures is family operated, established in 2009. Owner/Operator, Clayton Watson shared some insights on guiding, taking the leap to starting your own business and…
Pacifica Paddle Sports is one of Vancouver Island’s premier kayak companies. Here is what owner and operator, E-J Frederiksen had to say about our graduates.
Yes, they are certified and fairly knowledgeable. As new guides, they need to improve on confidence in leading. We have given training, and for this year’s two grads, the most noticeable areas of improvement were navigation and stage presence.
We appreciate being able to do interviews locally, instead of online, like with other colleges. We can trust the level of training WAC provides. I also really appreciate the honest student reference checks that are right on target.
We appreciate having students familiar with greater Victoria, with awareness of other marine businesses in our area. Students who understand the broader tourism industry, and how it functions makes them more aware of how and why our business is structured as it is.
Rae (Rachel) Boudreau graduated a handful of years ago. She worked full time for us a couple summers, then went to guide up island. Scott Bowman did the same, but he continued to more varied roles, and now works with the Coast Guard. Both have returned to help us with some shoulder season guiding.