Meet Our Guides
Our experienced guides have a range of backgrounds and come with knowledge both inherited through generations and learned through hundreds of hours of study and research. Although the tours are highly educational, the atmosphere is very relaxed. You would never know learning could be so much fun. If you don't believe it, just read some of the comments from our guests.
All of our guides are CPR trained, safe boating certified, and possess first aid certification.
Margaret- Manager, Booking, Guide, 3RD Grade Teacher.
Margaret is a native Floridian and grew up in the commercial fishing industry. She has been an educator for 34 years, currently teaching third grade. She is a Florida Master Naturalist. Margaret has worked with a variety of groups, including Hub Research and sea world, to rescue sea animals and those rescues along with sea turtles, which have been documented in the Guy Harvey education magazine, recognizing her love of nature and educating her students. She handles almost all of the phone bookings, and if it takes a few minutes to get back to you, it's because she is teaching her third graders. Teaching is her passion, and it shows!! She loves this area and the creatures that call it home and look forward to being able to share her knowledge and expertise with you.
Garrett is our lead guide and can be found out on the water guiding tours or fishing. Garrett has been guiding for 12 years now with Reel Expeditions and Cocoa Beach Kayaking. His knowledge of the area and its wildlife is amazing. He has a true love of the water. He is attending Eastern Florida, but his goal is to continue doing tours and working on the water till it is time to retire.
Cinnamon – Guide
Cinnamon was our Lead Guide and had been exploring and taking guests out on the river for almost 17 years with Cocoa Beach Kayaking. She is highly recognized for her knowledge and experience in the 1000 Islands Preserve. Cinnamon is very passionate about the Indian and Banana River Lagoon and excellent at sharing that love for the wildlife, Kayaking, and the lagoon with our guests. Check out her reviews on trip adviser and Peek Travel, and you will see why she is our lead guide. She is currently with her family in Colorado, enjoying her retirement.
Sterling – Guide
Sterling is one of our newer guides she has been working with us for the past year now and learned so much and is eager to share her knowledge. She is very passionate and energetic in her love of the lagoon and all the wildlife that abounds in the area.