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Acadia Park Kayak Tours

 


ABOUT CHRIS

Name:Christopher Strout
Nickname:Strouty
Originally from:Kenduskeag, Maine
Licenses:Registered Master Maine Sea Kayak Guide
Certifications:Certified Wilderness (Medical) First Responder
Education:B.S. Conservation  with a focus on marine biology
Experience:Chris has been leading trips in the MDI area since 2002.  He has paddled every corner of the island and extensively in the Stonington and Jonesport areas.  Chris has led trips ranging from 2 1/2 hours to a week.  He is a career outdoor professional and besides kayaking has also spent time hiking and camping with troubled youth in southern Utah, working at paddling shops in Hawaii and DC, and working at ski shops.


Chris (AKA Strouty) is a Registered Master Maine Sea Kayak Guide.  Maine is one of the only states that requires a license to lead most types of sea kayak tours and the test to receive the license is rigorous.


Chris is a certified Wilderness (medical) first responder.  This means Chris has 80 hours of medical training that is specifically geared towards giving care in a wilderness setting.  The typical first aid course gives as little as four hours of training.  Maine guides are only required to be certified in first aid and that is the certification most guides have.


Chris speaks fluent French and enjoys conversing with visitors from Quebec and France.


Chris has extensive knowledge of the natural and cultural history of the area and loves sharing his knowledge with others.






(207) 266-1689

Kayaking is my passion

The river that runs through the town in Maine where Strouty is from