Our Team

“Everyday we truly are humbled that we get to play all day on the water, while passing along our love for the West Coast. Thank you so much!”

Majestic Ocean kayaking is proud to be a member of; and we follow the operating standards of the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of British Columbia.

All our guides are certified kayak guides, with wilderness first aid and cpr training. Our guides are very committed to working at Majestic Ocean Kayaking, some have been with us for several years, they come back to enjoy the beauty of the area, the wildlife, and because they love kayaking around Ucluelet.

We provide in house training for all our staff every year to review the systems that we have in place, the safety procedures, rescues and emergency protocols. We have a lot of fun together getting really technical about our paddling and teaching skills, something that we can pass on to our clients.

Beyond our certification requirements, when selecting our guides, we look for people who have an impressive paddling career background, a lifetime of outdoor adventure experience and training.

Many of our guides are bilingual, they are knowledgeable about the natural environment, the history of the area and the wildlife.

Tracy Eeftink

25+ Years at Majestic
Owner Operator

Tracy made Ucluelet her home and started Majestic Ocean Kayaking 25+ Years ago. Today she is even more committed to providing an exceptional experience to all the Majestic Kayaking clients. Tracy gives her time as a volunteer, a director for 13 years with the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC. Currently a director for the Wild Pacific Trail Society and Tourism Ucluelet Society.

After a 15 year career of kayak guiding around the Broken Group Islands and Clayoquot Sound, now you will find Tracy at home-base managing operations and looking after guests. Tracy loves feeding people delicious food, and has developed an exceptional menu for the tours.

Ted Eeftink

13+ Years at Majestic
Certified Kayak Guide

Ted’s local knowledge, passion for local history and seamanship abilities come from his lifetime of experience and training and living on the west coast. Ted was born in Ucluelet, raised his family here and is a certified kayak guide with extensive first aid and rescue training. Ted is the Ucluelet Fire Chief and has volunteered for the Ucluelet fire brigade for 25+ years. Ted runs the company with his wife Tracy; looking after all equipment and tour departures. Ted is best known as a fisherman, kayak guide, avid hiker, licenced mechanic, historian, geologist, community safety, family man.

Gary Bostrom

12+ Years at Majestic
Captain

Gary and his big sturdy state of the art 33’ boat with cabin and open back deck, the Ms. Judy, provide kayak transport to the Broken Group Islands. Gary is a lifetime resident of the west coast, with 45 years’ experience as a boat captain. He is a kayaker, diver, (you name it!) and retired crab fisherman.

His newest love is his 65’ sail boat which he has restored over the past 2 years.

Bobby Wheatley

6th Year at Majestic
Level 3 Kayak Guide + Operations Manager
Fluent in English and French.

Bobby graduated from the Adventure Guide Diploma program at Thompson Rivers University. He has since participated and assisted on TRU kayaking expedition courses on BC’s North and Central Coast’s. Bobby is originally from Montreal and has been coming to the west coast for 8 years, his goal is to keep building his knowledge base and to become a guide trainer. He sings and cooks and laughs a lot with his guests.

Jeremy Beninger

Jeremy Beninger

9th Year at Majestic
Level 3 Guide with Level 4 endorsement + 200hr Yoga Teacher Training

I have been a guide for ten years mostly on the west coast of Vancouver Island. My true passion is kayaking especially surf kayaking. I also enjoy free diving, paragliding and a new found passion in yoga. There is no other place I would rather be then outdoors and on the water. Jeremy loves West Coast birds, and enjoys sharing his vast local knowledge.

Brayden Cogdale

4th Year at Majestic
Level 3 Kayak Guide

Brayden was raised in Yellowknife NT, where he experienced life in the remote wilderness of Canada’s North. Learning survival and wilderness self-reliance skills from a young age, Brayden feels at home in the outdoors. Studying Resource Management Officer Technology at Vancouver Island University he discovered his passion for Canada’s west coast ecosystem and is eager to share his knowledge and experiences with anyone who will listen. When Brayden is not kayaking, he is either surfing, rock climbing, spearfishing, skiing, or drinking coffee.

Eric Boros

Eric Boros

4th Year at Majestic
Level 2 Kayak Guide
Fluent in French and English.

Eric continues to upgrade his knowledge and skills for being an outstanding kayak guide. He grew up on Vancouver Island, paddling the many destinations, the West Coast is one of his favorite places on earth. Eric shares his passion for history with his clients.

Shannon Jensen

3rd Year at Majestic
Assistant Overnight Guide

Shannon just recently circumnavigated Vancouver Island. It took her 28 days, in a double kayak with her friend. We are very proud of her.

She has spent much time travelling around the world, and providing nursing care to remote communities in Manitoba. Shannon not only has her Bachelor of Science in Nursing but is also a yoga teacher, an advanced open water diver, and whale whisperer. Shannon is a happy person who is always friendly and lively.

Majestic Ocean Kayaking - Rodrigo Pizzaro

Rodrigo Pizzaro

2nd Year at Majestic
Assistant Overnight Guide

I’m Rodrigo, I’m from the city of Punta Arenas south of Patagonia in Chile.

I enjoy a lot of outdoor activities and one of the things that I love is to be able to navigate in a kayak and access unique places.

During the last 5 years, I have worked as a kayak guide in Glacier Gray (Torres del Paine National Park) and around the Province of Ultima Esperanza

I belong to the SKGABC certified as AOG with training in Puerto Natales, Chile and also in Barkley Sound and Clayoquot Sound in Vancouver Island.

Christy McHarg

Christy McHarg

1st Year at Majestic
Certified Assistant Overnight Guide

I graduated with a degree in Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership in Calgary, Alberta, where I was born and raised. I’ve always had a passion for nature, so sustainability is very important to me. My favourite activities are hiking, camping, and kayaking, but my all time favourite sport is snowboarding. I love being outside and I can’t wait to spend my summer on the water.

Erica Macintosh

1st Year at Majestic
Certified Assistant Overnight Guide

Currently attending her first year at Thompson Rivers University in their Adventure Guide Program. Erica is from Victoria, over the years she has gained extensive knowledge of our local marine life. During her school years she has done of lot of coaching and training soccer to youth.

Will Fortune

Will Fortune

1st Year at Majestic
Assistant Overnight Guide

William is a recent USS graduate who is planning on attending university next year under sciences. He has lived in the local area all his life and is very willing to share and indulge in the local treasures the west coast has to offer. He is eager to learn and grow as a member of Majestic Ocean Kayaking.

Gregg Cormie

Gregg Cormie

2nd Year at Majestic
Level 3 Kayak Guide

Graduate of Royal Roads Master of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication program.

Greg has extensive experience working with Outdoor Recreation at Vancouver Island University as both a leader of outdoor activities and as an assistant instructor with the SHAPE program. Experienced whitewater kayaker, outdoor adventurer, mentoring students, providing instruction and leadership.

Megan Fortune

4th Year at Majestic
Assistant Overnight Guide

Megan is a Ucluelet local who has been exploring the West Coast for many years. She is an avid outdoor fanatic who enjoys running, beach combing and of course kayaking. Megan is currently attending University for Recreation and Tourism Management.

Thomas Robinson

Thomas Robinson

1st Year at Majestic
Assistant Overnight Guide

Outdoor Recreation Management Diploma Graduate at Capilano University; Thomas is an Assistant Sea Kayak Guide from North Vancouver and has a passion for the West Coast of British Columbia. He is always up for an adventure and enjoys kayaking, surfing, skiing, mountaineering, and mountain biking.

Kimberly Pizzaro

1st Year at Majestic
Cook/customer service/equipment maintenance

My degree is in Tourism Administration from the Professional Institute of Chile. I have a variety of outdoor skills. In Patagonia, I started as a cook of the base camp staff of Bigfoot Patagonia. I worked as an assistant guide offering kayaking and ice walk trips.

Kristina Schenck

2nd Year at Majestic
Cook

Kristina is from Edmonton originally. She proudly prepares the food for the kayaker’s in our own kitchen here at Majestic. We can cater to any allergy or diet with fresh delicious food that we are well known for. She has 25+ years of restaurant experience. Loves cooking, her family and Ucluelet…also likes Kayaking when it’s ‘smooth’.

Lisa Ucci

5th Year at Majestic
Office Manager

Lisa grew up in a small Northern Ontario town where she quickly developed an interest in being very active. She moved to BC upon completing her Bachelor of Business Administration from Nipissing University. This is now Lisa’s 5th summer at Majestic and she grows more in love with the area everyday. She now shares a duel passion for working in the tourism industry and being outdoors herself. She is a big fan of her family, kayaking, surfing, snowboarding, snorkelling, and aspires to be a professional frisbee player one day.

Bob Purdy

Majestic Alumni
In Memorium

Bob was an inspiration to all of us at Majestic. We will miss his warm smile! He was ‘The Standup Paddlesurfing Elder’ in Training for ‘Paddle for the Planet’. He paddled more than 2,000 days since January 1, 2011 to “Change the Way we live on the Planet”. Bob had also founded ‘World Paddle for the Planet Day’ and is featured in “The Paddle Movie” that was partially filmed on the West Coast. Bob moved to Ucluelet with wife Sharon and loved to share all things West Coast.

This Could Be You!

Are You Looking to Work in Paradise?

We offer top tier wages and benefits, we have an excellent team that returns each year and we require our guides to top up our ability to meet the demands of our growing business and to offer excellent customer service to our guests.

Our employees like working here because we are an organized, professional and knowledgeable team that offers support and an ability to grow.

We are a team of some of the nicest people you will ever meet!

Giving Back to Our Community

Your Kayak Trip of a Lifetime Awaits

Kayaking Ucluelet, Tofino, the Broken Group Islands and Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island, BC is truly majestic!