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paddle boarder Chris Strout

Chris Strout: Owner / Master Maine Guide & Advanced SUP Instructor

Chris is often better known on the island as the “paddle board guy.”  A Master Maine Guide in multiple disciplines, Chris is the most experienced and highly certified SUP instructor in the state and has been guiding and teaching paddle sports for almost 20 years.  Chris loves to share his passion and love for paddling, the ocean, natural history, and the MDI area with you.  His goal every time he goes out  is to leave people smiling and hopefully a little more inspired. When he’s not out on the water or working elsewhere in the business Chris can probably be found sneaking in a few miles on his road bike or hoping for the surf to come up a little bit so he can go catch some waves.

paddle boarder Mike Henry

Mike Henry: Master Maine Guide & SUP Instructor

Mike’s is passionate about paddling and the outdoors. Its a passion that started at a very young age when his parents took him camping all over Maine and parts of Canada.  A college professor in the “off season” Mike’s talent for teaching, inspiring his students and having fun while doing it is immediately apparent.

Mike is a Registered Maine Guide in both Sea Kayaking and Recreation. He also is an ACA Level 4 Instructor, certified in Adaptive Paddling, and a Wilderness First Responder.

paddle boarder Terry Pinkham

Terry Pinkham: Master Maine Guide & SUP Instructor

Terry is our indispensable jack of all trades. If we need something fixed or taken care of, he’s the guy. He is also, in our opinion, one of the best SUP instructors in the state.  He has a way of making everything easy. Its Terry’s style…smooth, charming, and laid back… that makes every trip with him a blast.  A native of Ellsworth just off the island, there is little Terry can’t tell you about the area including great fishing spots. Always active, Terry can usually be found outside, hunting, fishing, or boating.

Staff Nell Anthony

Nell Anthony: Registered Maine Guide & SUP Instructor

Nell is about as awesome as they get:  Fun, energetic, easy going, and passionate about being outside.  In fact, you would be hard pressed to find a time Nell isn’t outdoors playing hard.  She is a Registered Maine Guide in multiple disciplines and has been paddling since before she could talk.  Licensed as a professional guide for the past 5 years she brings a wealth of expertise to every trip.  Nell is a licensed wilderness EMT and a true outdoorswoman.   She is also an accomplished skier and rock climber and spends her winters in Utah working as a ski patroller.