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Bigfoot Adventure Academy Hiking and Kayak Guides

Bigfoot Adventure Academy Kayak Guides

We are Humboldt County’s largest and most experienced Outdoor Adventure Academy. Humboldt County is a huge tourism destination. However, our visitors don’t know where to find the BEST hiking trails or places to kayak. In addition to that, our visitors want to learn more about our majestic Redwood ecosystem. That’s where Bigfoot Adventure Academy comes in. Our highly trained guides provide an educational adventure that visitors will never forget! Since we’ve started, we’ve taken 1000’s of visitors on guided adventures.

We are looking for candidates to fulfill the following positions:

  • Kayak – Tour Guide
  • Hiking – Tour Guide

To apply, please download and fill out our application.

Then email it, along with your resume, to
No walk-ins please. Applications are always welcome!

Prerequisites: Eligible candidates have-

Completed a course on first aid
Sound knowledge and experience of local kayaking or hiking, both in summer and winter conditions
Have a good understanding of our Redwood forests/ecosystems

  • Verifies weather conditions are acceptable, confirming with the Booking Manager and the Client and rescheduling if needed.
  • Prepares a float/safety plan. We can help you with this.
  • Verifies that all necessary equipment is present and in good condition. Missing or damaged equipment must be flagged/replaced/repaired before the Activity begins.
  • Inspects vehicles/trailers prior to use
  • Stages all of the Client’s equipment (if needed), ensuring that the gear is functional and fits properly
  • Reviews the tour outline, instructing Clients on proper technique, explaining safety plan, explain the contingency plans for emergencies and accidents, and the hazards of the Activity
  • Assists Clients with launching their kayaks.
  • Keeps the group close together and constantly checks the surroundings, Clients, and potential hazards
  • Provides clear direction on where the Clients should be heading, breaking up long distances with periods of rest
  • Verifies that all the gear and equipment has been returned
  • Loads the gear and equipment, securing it for safe transport
  • Unloads and cleans all gear and equipment, staging it for easy loading for the next Activity. Any damage or loss that occurred during the trip must be notated on the Equipment Checklist, which is then turned into the manager or Administrator

Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds throughout the Activity

Able to carry large or bulky items up to eighty (80) pounds

Able to bend and stretch to place and retrieve items

Able to sit, stand or walk for long periods of time

Able to wear a wetsuit

Able to withstand cold and hot climates and poor weather conditions

Keep a clean, safe workplace at all times

Pay Range-
Kayak Guides are paid per diem rates of $100 – $135 per 4 – 5.5 hour tour and $20.00 per hour for everything else
Hiking Guides are paid per diem rates of $120 – $155 per 5 – 6.5 hour tour and $20.00 per hour for everything else

Bigfoot Adventure Academy employee benefits include paid sick leave, free rentals, employee rewards and store discounts.