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.

Ben Anderson

5th Year at Majestic
Level 3 Kayak Guide + Operations Assistant/Manager, Trainer

Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training Graduate and Recreation and Sport Management Graduate at Vancouver Island University. Ben enjoys being a kayak guide and sharing his passion for kayaking, he loves the summers in Ucluelet, surfing, climbing and composing music.

Brayden Cogdale

3rd Year at Majestic
Level 3 Kayak Guide

Brayden Grew up in Yellowknife, NWT. He has completed his Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training and his 3rd year of Sport and Recreation Management. He is also taking the Resource Management Officer Technology program at VIU. Brayden enjoys all sport activities, climbing, skiing, surfing, and he loves kayaking!

Bobby Wheatley

5th Year at Majestic
Level 3 Kayak Guide
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.

Eric Boros

3rd 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

2nd 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.

Tony Devoe

1st Year at Majestic
Level 2 Kayak Guide

Tony Devoe is from Cape Bretton Islands, East Coast of Canada where he started out as a kayaking guide. Tony has accumulated certification and experience kayaking guiding round BC and on the West Coast and New Zealand. He has enjoyed traveling internationally and looks forward to his next adventure. He is a valuable asset to our team here at Majestic.

Antoine Simon-Plouffe

1st Year at Majestic
Assistant Overnight Guide

World traveller and outdoor adventurer, originally from Quebec and now a surfer and kayak guide in Ucluelet. Antoine offers guests on his tours a combination of knowledge, experience and great fishing stories.

Jessica Audy

1st Year at Majestic
Assistant Overnight Guide
Multi-lingual Guide English, French, Spanish.

Graduate of the Adventure Tourism and Ecotourism program at Merici College in Quebec. Travelling and exploring several countries, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, skiing, rafting, combined with her experience and education makes Jessica a skilled and confident leader.

Megan Fortune

3rd 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.

Lisa Ucci

4th Year at Majestic
Office Manager

Lisa is an excellent multitasker and office organizer. Lisa completed her BBA streaming in Accounting. Lisa enjoys all aspects of the outdoors, she is a dance instructor. Lisa moved to Ucluelet 3 years ago from Ontario. Call and talk to Lisa about booking your kayaking trip she gives excellent customer service.

Jessica Lauritsen

Reservations and Customer Service

Jessica is having a working holiday in Canada, she is visiting from Australia. Jessica has a solid background in customer service coupled with a lovely Aussie personality.

Les Menzie

Chef

Les was born and raised in Langley, BC. He has worked many interesting establishments over the span of his career and he likes to combine his chef skills with adventure. Les is a Red Seal Chef and we are so excited to have him influencing our culinary offerings.

Kristina Schenck

Cook

Kristina is from Edmonton originally. She was a teachers aid for special education students. 26 years of restaurant experience. Loves cooking, her family and Ucluelet. Likes Kayaking when it’s smooth.

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!

Your Kayak Trip Of A Life Time Awaits

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

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 287, Ucluelet, BC, Canada V0R 3A0
Store location: 1167 Helen Road, Ucluelet, BC, Canada V0R 3A0

Toll-Free: 1-800-889-7644
Phone: 250-726-2868
Fax: 250-726-2860
majestic@oceankayaking.com

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