Adventure Specialists

Meet 'The Team'

As we start our twenty-first season, in 2024, we can hardly believe how well our tours have been received over the years. With a small fleet of sea kayaks, and the tremendous support from our guests, we feel humbled and blessed to have grown into one of the most successful kayak outfitters in Washington State.  

One of the gratifying things about operating a business like ours is being able to surround ourselves with the incredible individuals who guide our trips, who welcome our guests, and who help manage the logistical needs of the company. If it weren’t for these energetic and dynamic people then we’d be just another tour business. They are the reason that we are so successful and we cannot thank them enough. We know your trip will be rewarding in no small part due to the efforts they put into their work every day.

Our commitment to raising the bar, and “redefining the standard” on guide training has created a wonderful culture within Anacortes Kayak Tours. We attract professionally minded individuals who are looking for more than just a summer job. They want to improve, grow, and learn as much as they can about being effective leaders and competent paddlers. Our training, which includes investing in professional instruction courses, many hours of open water rescue drills, and a dedication to learning the skills necessary to lead tours, is far beyond what this industry currently requires.

Here’s a little introduction to your support team… 

AKT Guides

  • AKT guides - whales Anacortes Islands
    Alex Lalonde
  • AKT Guide Claire Bickford
    Claire Bickford
  • AKT Guide_whale_watching_kayak
    Dan Walters
  • Jake-Lawlor
    Jake Lawlor
  • AKT Guid _orcas_sanjuanislands
    James Carlberg
  • AKT Guide_whales_anacortes_kayak
    Lisa Moen
  • AKT Guide Matt Cunningham
    Matt Cunningham
  • AKT Guide_small_sanjuanislands
    Max McClaughlin
  • AKT guide to orca kayak
    Nick Engler
  • AKT Guide_seakayak_whales
    Oliver Calhoon
  • AKT Guide_orcas_anacortes_islands
    Pax Templeton
  • AKT Guide Sammy 'Scout' Spence
    Sammy ‘Scout’ Spence
  • AKT Guide_small_orca
    Stevie Strong
  • AKT Guide_small_sanjuanislands
    Tate Regan
  • AKT Guide_orcas_anacortes_islands
    Ted Tetrault

AKT Logistics Team