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

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 Ocean Kayaking clients. After a 15-year career of kayak guiding around the Broken Group Islands and Clayoquot Sound, you will now find Tracy at our base, managing operations and looking after guests. She loves feeding people delicious food and is always coming up with new menu ideas for the tours. In the past, Tracy has been an avid volunteer, a director for 13 years with the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC, a director for the Wild Pacific Trail Society, and Tourism Ucluelet Society. Tracy now gives her time sharing her kayak business experience and mentoring the new generation of guides that are stepping up and carrying on her legacy.

Ted Eeftink

Ted Eeftink

15+ Years at Majestic
Owner-Operator

Ted was born in Ucluelet, raised his family here, and, as the former local Fire Chief, has extensive first aid and rescue training. His local knowledge, passion for local history and seamanship come from his lifetime of experience living and training on the west coast. Ted still volunteers for the fire brigade after 25+ years. He runs the company with his wife Tracy, and he looks after all the equipment, as well as tour departures. Ted is a fisherman, avid hiker, licensed mechanic, historian, geologist, and family man.

Gary Bostrom

Gary Bostrom

15+ 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 Majestic’s kayak transport to the Broken Group Islands. Gary is a lifetime resident of the West Coast, with 50 years’ experience as a boat captain. He is a kayaker, a diver, a retired crab fisherman…you name it! If it is on the water, Gary has done it. His newest love is his 65’ sailboat which he has restored himself, and he now spends his winters sailing the Pacific coast from Canada to Mexico. Chatting with Gary, while being transported in safety and style, is a highlight for many of our guests!

Eric Boros

Eric Boros

6th Year at Majestic
Level 3 Lead Guide/Manager

Fluent in French and English

Eric grew up on Vancouver Island, paddling and sailing with his family. After years travelling and working in Europe, he returned to Canada to pursue his kayaking career on the west coast. He is a Level 3 Guide and Executive Board Member of the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC. In addition, Eric is certified with Paddle Canada Level 4 Skills and is a Level 1 Instructor. He lives year-round in Ucluelet with his wife and daughter.

Rodrigo Pizzaro

Rodrigo Pizzaro

4th Year at Majestic
Level 3 Guide

Rodrigo was born and raised in Punta Arenas, Southern Chilean, Patagonia. He earned his Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC (SKGABC) certification in both Patagonia and on Vancouver Island. He has been working as a kayak guide in Chile – in Torres del Paine National Park and around the Province of Ultima Esperanza – since 2014. Rodrigo is extremely passionate about whitewater and surf kayaking, travelling, cooking, and exploring the outdoors. He is a great addition to the Majestic team, and the guests love him too! (not just for his culinary talent). We are very lucky to have Rodrigo working with us, as he gives 100% to his guests.

Finn Steiner

Finn Steiner

2nd Year at Majestic
Level 3 Guide
Fluent in German and English.

Finn is a SKGABC Level 3 Guide, Multisport Grade II Whitewater Instructor with the NZKIA, and Paddle Canada Level 1 and Rolling Instructor. For close to a decade, Finn has instructed and guided sea kayak expeditions, with a focus on connecting people to their surroundings. Finn grew up exploring the waterways of the BC Central Coast. As a guide, he has immersed himself in the coastal rainforests of Haida Gwaii, the peaks and rivers of New Zealand, and the spectacular landscapes of South America, and Antarctica. Finn’s depth of experience, knowledge, leadership ability, and passion for wildlife inspire everyone lucky enough to paddle with him.

Ben Anderson

Ben Anderson

8th Year at Majestic
Level 3 Guide

Ben is a local Vancouver Island guide; this will be his 8th season at Majestic. He has a Tourism and Recreation Management Degree. The West Coast of Vancouver Island is one of Ben’s favourite places to kayak, surf, explore and hike the alpine. Ben is a backcountry ski guide in the winter. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with his guests (they all appreciate him), and we feel very fortunate to have him working with us at Majestic.

Rodrigo Pizzaro

Morgan Johnston

1st Year at Majestic
Assistant Overnight Guide

Morgan is currently in his fourth year at Vancouver Island University studying geography. He is an experienced saltwater fishing guide and loves surfing, free diving, and adventuring. Morgan’s passion for sustainability and the ocean has led him to kayak guiding, where humans and nature can exist in harmony.

Kaiden Bosch

Kaiden Bosch

1st year at Majestic
Assistant Overnight Guide

Kai is a competent and knowledgeable leader, teaching our guests about the many different birds that we see around the islands and ocean. He is an experienced birder with a decade of ornithology & conservation work under his belt. He has travelled all over Latin America birding. Kai fell in love with kayaking during a 6-week solo trip along the north and central coast of BC. He trained as an outdoor guide through the Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training (COLT) program at Strathcona Park Lodge in 2020. Passionate and always learning about the natural world, Kai spends his free time either in the mountains or on the sea.

Jonathan Goddard

Jonathan Goddard

1st year at Majestic
Reservations & Administration

Jon graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Concordia University in Montreal, QC, where he has spent most of his life. He is a passionate skier, rock climber and hiker, and is an aspiring skateboarder and surfer. He enjoys spending time outside in nature and traveling. He is interested in learning about the local ecology of Ucluelet.

Haylee Stobart

Haylee Stobart

1st Year at Majestic
Reservations & Administration

Haylee is a certified Assistant Overnight Guide and is part of our office team at Majestic this year. She has an Outdoor Recreation Management certification from North Island College. Haylee grew up around the BC Southern Gulf Islands enjoying Pacific Coast . She is passionate about protecting the environment and believes deeply in the power of tourism to connect people with nature. Prior to moving to Vancouver Island, Haylee’s love for adventure has taken her to the Middle East, Europe, and to Central and South America.

Christy McHarg

Christy McHarg

3rd Year at Majestic
Level 2 Guide

Christy has a Degree in Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership from Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, where she grew up. She always has a smile on her face and shows her caring attitude with every person that kayaks with her. Christy has a passion for nature, and sustainability is very important to her. Her favourite activities are hiking, camping, and kayaking, with snowboarding being her all-time favourite. She has the perfect lifestyle, spending summers on the water in Ucluelet and winters on the mountains around Calgary.

Carmel Hughes

Carmel Hughes

1st Year at Majestic
Assistant Overnight Guide

Carmel has an adventure guiding certification through North Island College, and a love for all things outdoors. She is a newly trained Assistant Overnight Guide, and is looking forward to being on the water all summer long. You will find Carmel hiking, climbing, exploring via kayak, running, or in the kitchen in her spare time. Her passion for being outdoors shows through when she is singing, laughing and meeting new people.

Courtenay Cullen

Courtenay Cullen

1st year at Majestic
Assistant Overnight Guide

Courtenay joins the Majestic team this year with a strong background as a certified yoga teacher and retreat centre manager. After recognizing that her heart truly lay outdoors, Courtenay completed her guide training through the Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training (COLT) program at Strathcona Park Lodge. She is passionate about helping people connect to nature, and to themselves. Courtenay attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, and, when she is not kayaking, she can be found running on the trails around Ucluelet, training for her next marathon.

Herbie

Herbie

3rd Year at Majestic
Mascot

Herbie enjoys kayaking, chasing eagles and greeting our guests.

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!