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We are very proud of our expert guide staff. They are an intergral reason our kayak tours in Morro Bay are so highly rated.


Kat Robles

Kat was born and raised in Oregon where nearly every weekend of her childhood she was camping, hiking or kayaking with her family. Mountains, rivers and beaches were around every corner and her father encouraged constant exploration. Since moving to California, she has been finding new adventures all around the state to enjoy, such as Yosemite, Big Sur and Sequoia National Park. "I couldn't have settled in a more beautiful part of California than the Central Coast. The people in Morro Bay are wonderful and the scenery is so breathtaking that I never tire from it." She has always known she would work with nature and since graduating from Oregon State she has explored many directions to incorporate that into a career. Taking reptiles to classrooms, training animals as a zookeeper, driving/guiding bus tours through the San Diego Zoo, and taking students on nature hikes are all experiences that have shaped her knowledge of the natural world and her love of sharing its wonder with others.


Craig Stone

Craig is a true local, born and raised in the San Luis Obispo area. Although Craig has traveled quite a bit, he refers to Morro Bay as his home port and currently resides there. Craig is an artist and can often be found at local art and music festivals. He is an avid mountain biker as well as a hiker and a kayaker and loves exploring the Big Sur area. Craig is passionate about sharing the wonders of our local area with visitors and locals alike. He can often be found on Morro Bay for a dawn kayak over to the dunes for a bit of meditation and yoga.


Jen Henderson

Jen was born and raised in Ventura, on the coast of California. She grew up playing on the beach, camping with family and friends, playing sports, climbing trees, and catching pollywogs in barrancas. Jen moved to the local area to attend Cal Poly, where she studied kinesiology, recreation, teaching, and aquatics. At Cal Poly, Jen worked with kinesiology students in a tandem kayaking program. Students paired with people with disabilities.This is when Jen developed a passion for kayaking. Jen loves the sun, sand, and water. She posseses an infectious enthusiasm and loves sharing her passion for the outdoors.



Michael Souza aka "Ocean Mike"

Michael was born and raised in San Luis Obispo and lives in Morro Bay. His love of nature is due to his father who was a teacher and would take the family on backpacking trips during the summers. He is a musician and videographer and has provided music for multiple local productions. He’s also done some acting and had a speaking role in the locally filmed thriller ‘Dark Honeymoon’ (2008) starring Roy Scheider and Daryl Hannah. Michael is an avid kayaker and spends as much time on the water on Morro Bay as possible!


Katharina Obermoser-Ruef

Katharina grew up in a small town in Austria where she and her siblings spent many memorable summer weekends hiking with her dad. In the winter he taught the family how to downhill and backcountry ski. Since childhood, Katharina has always had a love for the outdoors, adventure, and just being active. Wanting to combine her love of the outdoors with education led her to pursue a BS in Recreation Administration with an emphasis in outdoor education from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Katharina loves to kayak, hike, do yoga and Pilates, and to just explore this incredible place that she lives in. She also enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures. Katharina is curious by nature and loves learning about wildlife as well as sharing her discoveries with others.


Ray Purcell

A native Californian, Ray grew up exploring the wilder side of the San Francisco Bay Area and spent hours and hours learning at the California Academy of Science. As an adult, he earned degree in Natural Resource Interpretation from Humboldt State University. Ray loves the mountains, especially the Southern Sierra, where he has climbed, skied and backpacked. He served as a volunteer on the National Ski Patrol and have been trained in risk and medical management. 

Ray has been ocean kayaking since 2006 and has also been a volunteer at Morro Bay State Park, as a kayak based Sea Life Steward. Through this opportunity he learned even more about our bay and it's rich human and natural history. Ray also works part-time for California State Parks at Morro Bay State Park in visitor service and information. He looks forward to your becoming inspired!