Costa Rica, Ecuador, Newsroom

Start Dreaming! International trips dates for 2015

Start Dreaming about your trip to Costa Rica or Ecuador this year! The 2015 Costa Rica and 2015/early2016 Ecuador dates are available.  Let us help you start planning your adventure with us.  Want to know how much fun the trips are? Check out photos on our Facebook page.  And complete albums from our trips on… Continue reading Start Dreaming! International trips dates for 2015

Costa Rica

Kayaking in Costa Rica: When Mother Nature Expresses Herself

Guiding internationally, there is never a season when, as a group of guides, we are not at some point taken completely by surprise by a change that has happened on one of the rivers that (we think) we know so well.  This is particularly true in Costa Rica.  The reasons for these changes are numerous… Continue reading Kayaking in Costa Rica: When Mother Nature Expresses Herself

Costa Rica, Gear Reviews

Adding Astral Brewess to My International Suitcase

I am a flip flop kind of girl...that is not a secret in our crowd.  So it came as a surprise - even to myself,when I threw in my never-been-worn Astral Brewess shoes when packing for my winter. I have always struggled with minimizing what I bring when packing for four months of guiding in… Continue reading Adding Astral Brewess to My International Suitcase

Costa Rica, Ecuador

Costa Rica or Ecuador: How to Choose

“If you had to chose between the two, would it be Costa Rica or Ecuador?” That is a question often asked of us when someone is trying to decide where they should travel for a winter paddling trip.  Our response:  “Don’t choose.”  One of the joys of paddling is the opportunity to explore new rivers,… Continue reading Costa Rica or Ecuador: How to Choose

Costa Rica

90+ Miles in One Week = Scouting Week

Scouting week is always the lead in to our trips down south.  This past week we spent the week paddling every river we include on our itineraries, with three being the average - three rivers or sections a day. Average mileage was 20+ miles/day and we did not stop to sightsee much along the way.… Continue reading 90+ Miles in One Week = Scouting Week

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Kayaking: The Most Important Guide

When asked what makes Costa Rica so special, the rivers are always the obvious answer for many paddlers…but if you look beyond the whitewater, it is the people of Costa Rica that make an experience so memorable. And no one epitomizes the pura vida of the “ticos” better than our driver Miguel. Miguel has been… Continue reading Costa Rica Kayaking: The Most Important Guide