Roaring 40°s Kayaking has a dedicated team of professional staff and guides whom return each summer to share their passion for Tasmania. You can expect highly skilled and knowledgable guides that are also, of course, friendly and approachable.
Reg is a Tassie local and literally mad about kayaking. Together with his wife Jenny he owns and runs Roaring 40ºs Kayaking and is a qualified sea kayak and white water instructor. When not guiding or instructing, you’ll find Reg on the water. Recently, just for fun, he paddled across Bass Strait! More than anything, he loves exploring Tassie’s remote southwest wilderness by water. Spectacular coastal scenery, mountains, fresh and saltwater stratification, changeable weather-there’s nothing like it anywhere else in the world.”
An Environmental Manager and Ecologist, Jenny now owns and operates Roaring 40ºs Kayaking with husband Reg. She too is an accomplished and passionate sea kayaker who loves the Tassie lifestyle, the changing seasons and the snow!
Lead expedition guide and ‘super-chef extraordinaire’, Tory heads the call of Tassie’s southern wilderness each year. “It gets under your skin! It’s beautiful, and my favourite place in the world”.
Tim is a Tasmanian local and a lover of all things involving water. He has explored most of the island's coastlines and rivers surfing, sailing and paddling. Since joining Roaring 40°s Kayaking in 2008, Tim enjoys leading our Southwest expedition in summer and spending his winters leading expedition rafting, sea kayaking and bushwalking trips. More recently he has been instructing these skills on the 'big island'. A teacher by trade, his passion is sharing his knowledge of the region with our guests.
Tom grew up in Launceston, holidaying on Tasmania’s beautiful east coast, where he discovered his love of kayaking. Tom is an experienced white water kayaker and sea kayaker, and while he loves spending winters paddling Tasmania’s pristine and wild rivers, sea kayaking on Bathurst Harbour and Port Davey is his favourite paddling destination.
Katharine (Kat) Byrne
A Tassie girl who’s spent most of her life exploring the Tasmanian wilderness. Kat is joining us for her thrid season after spending her last winters completing further studies in Outdoor Recreation at TasTAFE and travelling in Norway. She is passionate and knowledgeable about all things Tasmanian and has a particular interest in Indigenous and European history.
Damian (Damo) Cruise
Damo is a Tassie local who's into pretty much anything that involves being outside - climbing, hiking, riding, rafting and kayaking. He is an experienced kayaker and has paddled in many areas around Australia. His favourite place to go kayaking is the Tasman Peninsula. "There is so much to see. Heaps of wildlife, deep and dark sea caves and huge cliffs!".
Dan is joining us for his second season as a kayak guide having spent the previous 6 years studying and working in Outdoor Education. His passion is for being in and around the ocean, which started when he was young learning to surf.
Sue moved to Hobart over 20 years ago because ‘the wilderness is on the doorstep’. Over that time she’s spent plenty of time on the water playing in white water kaykas, sailing dinghies and more recently sea kayaks. She also works as a bush walking guide and loves sharing her passion for Tasmanian history, and local flora and birdlife.
Always keen to be on the water, Pip loves nothing better than paddling Tassies amazing coastlines and is always keen to share the experience with others. While also working part time as a bush walking guide, this is Pips first season working for Roaring 40s Kayaking. "We know so much about life above the water, yet we are only scratching the surface on what lies below. What better way to spark an interest in this underwater world than to spend some time paddling on it!"
Jake grew up in Hobart and is an experienced kayaking, mountain-biking and bushwalking guide. His favourite place to kayak is in the remote southwest Tasmanian wilderness.