Seasonal Opportunity: Sea Kayak Tour Guides in Washington’s San Juan Islands
About the Position: Crystal Seas Kayaking is seeking individuals interested in guiding sea kayak tours in Washington State’s San Juan Islands this summer. Join our team for a rewarding season guiding 3-hour, full-day, and 2-6 day tours from June to September. We provide camping and inn tours and are open to training dedicated individuals.
Discover San Juan Island’s Natural Beauty: Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and serene surroundings, San Juan Island provides the perfect backdrop for a fulfilling and enriching work experience. This is your chance to join a community where your professional growth seamlessly aligns with personal enrichment. Embark on a summer adventure that guarantees not only a rewarding job but also a life-changing journey in one of the most enchanting locations in the Pacific Northwest.
Company Background: Owned and operated by San Juan Island residents, Crystal Seas Kayaking has been offering kayaking tours in the region since 1994. As a community-focused organization, we value a collaborative and enjoyable work environment.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Cooks and Food Service, Instruction and Guiding, Sales and Marketing, Teaching/Education, Water Skills


Qualifications and Responsibilities: We are looking for individuals with strong organizational skills, a high level of stamina and work ethic, a positive attitude, logical thinking, and the ability to work both independently and with others. Guides will lead small groups, requiring multitasking with a positive and composed demeanor. Successful candidates must commit to established schedules and will receive an end-of-season bonus for meeting this commitment.

Required Skills:

Background check and good driving record
Ability to cook meals for guests (training provided)
Basic gear maintenance skills (training provided)
Naturalist skills (training provided)
Knowledge of the area (training provided)
CPR and First Aid certification (must have upon arrival)

About Crystal Seas Kayaking

We are a local company owned and operated by San Juan Island residents. We are a tight-knit organization that values community and fun. We have been offering guided tours in the San Juan Islands since 1994.

Application Instructions

Join Our Team: If you are interested in guiding sea kayak tours and meet the qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Be part of a community-oriented company and contribute to creating memorable experiences for our guests. This summer, enjoy the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty while guiding tours in the serene San Juan Islands. How to apply: Please send cover letter, resume and current photo to Annie at [email protected]

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