Our guides, our community, and what's happening
We are so proud to announce that we have opened a McNab's Island Adventure Centre in Fisherman's Cove opposite Lawlor's and McNab's Islands. We will be offering daily sea kayaking tours of the islands, trail bike rentals, GPS rentals that are pre-loaded with all of the geocache locations on McNab's, and Slackline rentals.
We also have new school programs, new logo and new multi-day trips along Canada's east coast in cooperation with Parks Canada. Get daily updates, interesting articles and cool pics by following us on Facebook and Instagram. We've also joined the tourism organization and convention bureau Discover Halifax.
We often brag and say "we have the best guides in the business". Well, as it turns out, it's true. Our team of guides and instructors are some of the most experienced, compassionate and knowledgeable in the business. They are local and fun-loving, caring and adventurous. They're always on time, well prepared and give 100% - 100% of the time.
Safety is always #1. With Kattuk guides, you know you're in good hands. All of our guides have a minimum of WRFA (Wilderness and Remote First Aid) and three years of experience leading trips.
Here are some of our team :)
Company owner, hiking & sea kayaking guide, survival instructor and team building facilitator is Fred Stillman who has been leading eco/adventure tours throughout Atlantic Canada since 1999. Fred has taught the Outdoor Guiding program and Outdoor Food Preparation courses at the Nova Scotia Community College. Other experience has been leading bicycle trips in NS, PEI, NFLD and Croatia. He also fixes bikes for children in need, and acts as a volunteer trail warden with the Nova Scotia Trails Federation.
Devon has a tremendous passion for people, the environment and culture. He has a strong and varied skill set and brings a wide range of knowledge and leadership to the team. Devon holds a BES degree from Saint Mary’s University. He is certified in Advanced WRFA (40hrs) and is Paddle Canada Level 2 certified. You'll find him in our shop at Fisherman’s Cove, working Sea Kayak tours, youth programs, hiking tours, corporate events and occasionally on Sable Island.
Adam brings a wealth of outdoor leadership and team building knowledge and experience to the team. He loves what he does and it shows. Adam has a solid understanding of group dynamics from children's groups to corporate adults. Adam has a wonderful personality and is happiest outdoors with people. He is also an active hiking and sea kayaking tour guide and a Paddle Canada Level 1 Instructor.
Belinda is keen and enthusiastic, her energy is contagious and she brings life to any event or tour. She possesses a host of outdoor skills and knowledge and handles groups with ease. Her certifications include a Paddle Canada sea kayaking level 2 certificate.
Jeff is a new addition to the Kattuk team. Working as a local paramedic, Jeff is also a Paddle Canada Level 2 sea kayak guide, and being a highly skilled wilderness adventurer makes Jeff a perfect fit. His kind personality and local and practical knowledge makes any tour that much better. You'll find him on our McNab's Island Sea Kayak tours, youth programs, hiking tours and corporate events.
Amélie Has a wonderful personality and experience and skills that are hard to top. Working as a local paramedic, Amélie also posesses a diploma in Ecotourism and Adventure Tourism, has certification in white water rescue LEVEL 2, white water canoeing FQCK LEVEL 2, sea kayaking FQCK LEVEL 2 and Advanced Wilderness First Aid (40hrs), Wilderness survival.
Bryce is a kindhearted, with lots of local knowledge and a great outdoor skill set. He's a Paddle Canada certified guide and you'll find him on our sea kayak tours of McNab's Island and local hiking tours.
Joey has an incredible amount of knowledge and skill. He's great at teaching survival, leading hiking and sea kayaking tours. He's also a fantastic photographer and many of his photos are featured on this website. Joey is also a paramedic, a paramedic instructor and a Dr. of Veterinarian medicine.
We're very connected to our local community. We make a continued effort to develop awesome, affordable school programming, and work closely with assistance granting organizations for disadvantaged youth and young adults suffering from anxiety and depression. We also take part in fundraising efforts to help people who might not have the opportunity to get outdoors and be active whenever we can. Two on-going Kattuk projects are Bikes For the Bay and assisting with equipment drives for the outdoor program at Laing House.
Working with us.
Thank you for taking an interest in working with us. It's no surprise that we receive a number of emails each year from great folks who want to work outdoors. As we grow and expand our offerings, we continue to look for additional guides.
So, what are we looking for? You should be skilled and experienced, have a minimum of WRFA first aid, own your own guiding equipment, be physically fit and have a pleasant, positive attitude. You MUST view safety as the most important aspect of adventuring, We have not had a single major injury of any kind since opening 12 years ago and we intend to keep it that way. You also must be willing to pass an RCMP security check to work with children.
If hired, you'll be expected to be reliable, on time, well-rested, properly prepared and to leave any negativity at home. It should be noted that we are an inclusive organization that welcomes anyone (guides and customers) regardless of their cultural background, religion, gender or lifestyle.
To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter/email to