Being an adventure guide entails getting paid to take tourists to some of the most amazing places on the planet, want to know more? Look at the articles and websites to determine if being an adventure guide is right for you, and apply for guide jobs.


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Companies To Apply With

  • Inca Adventures: https://incadventures.com/jobs/
    • An environmentally conscious outdoor travel company specializing in small group tours from San Francisco — with destinations including Yosemite National Park, Muir Woods, Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, Big Sur, Lake Tahoe, and the Pacific Northwest!
  • AmeriCan Adventures: http://americanadventures.com/work-for-us/
    • Doubling as tour guide and driver, group leaders for AmeriCan Adventures take small groups on trips throughout beautiful landscapes of North America. Furthermore, this encompasses camping in National Parks, exploring big city life, tasting local cuisines, and so much more.
  • Topdeck: https://www.topdeck.travel/about-topdeck/work-for-us
    • Topdeck specializes in unforgettable adventures for passengers aged 18 to 39 throughout some of the most iconic and unforgettable locations in the world. Topdeck Road Crew have the opportunity to work in destinations like Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America.
  • Windigo: https://windigo.travel/en/about-windigo/jobs/
    • Windigo specializes in off the beaten path small group adventures across Canada and the USA. From the northern tip of the Arctic to New Mexico, and from Newfoundland’s eastern most point to the sunny beaches of Hawaii.
  • Makwa: http://www.makwa-travel.com/career
    • Makwa is a tour and travel summer camp operator for groups of French teenagers. The tours cover North America.
  • ROW Adventures: https://www.rowadventures.com/rafting-jobs.html
    • ROW Adventures offers guided whitewater rafting, canoeing, hiking, biking, stand-up paddle board instruction, kayaking and fly fishing adventures in Idaho, Montana, Washington, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming and Oregon. In addition, they offer sea kayaking in Baja California and British Columbia.
  • Adventure Treks: https://www.adventuretreks.com/staff/how-to-apply/
    • Adventure Treks operates 13 to 30-day wilderness-based programs for teenagers in British Columbia, Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Wyoming and North Carolina.
  • Anacortes Kayak Tours: https://www.anacorteskayaktours.com/about-us/employment/
    • Anacortes Kayak Tours offers day trips departing from Fidalgo Island, as well as multi-day sea kayaking expeditions that adventure throughout the San Juan Islands.
  • Colorado Rafting: https://www.coloradorafting.net/about-us/employment/
    • AVA rafting and zip line offers whitewater rafting trips on eight rivers across the beautiful state of Colorado and two incredible zip line tour locations.
  • Adventure Links: https://www.adventurelinks.net/about-us/employment/
    • Adventure Links at Hemlock Overlock is unique in that they offer employment opportunities during the spring, summer and fall that include team development and environmental education programs for schools and community and corporate groups. In the summer they offer summer camps programs to children ages 8-17.
  • Calleva: https://calleva.org/careers/
    • Calleva is located right outside of DC and offers a variety of adventure camps for families, teens, groups, athletes and the community. They hire camp counselors as well as instructors specializing in various different fields.
  • Experience Learning: https://experience-learning.org/our-vision/employment-opportunities/
    • Experience Learning offers a variety of different expedition style summer camps as well as educational programs. Therefore, they are seeking outdoor professionals to lead high-quality, adventure-based experiential education courses in a remote and challenging setting.
  • N Rocks: https://www.nrocks.com/employment/
    • Close to Seneca Rocks, Spruce Knob, and the Dolly Sods wilderness area they have the perfect location for those seeking world-class adventure and outdoor pursuits. These include climbing, caving, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, bird watching, paddling, fly-fishing, cross country skiing, tele-skiing, alpine skiing, snowshoeing, and much more.
  • Wilderness Adventure: http://www.wilderness-adventure.com/about/employment/
    • Wilderness Adventure is in southwest Virginia and is an adventure camp and retreat center. They are looking for trip leaders to work with students age 11-20 in a group setting. The leaders, with a co-leader, will guide students through a wide variety of adventure oriented activities including: kayaking, white water rafting, scuba diving, ice climbing, sailing, snorkeling and more.
  • Wilderness Inquiry: https://www.wildernessinquiry.org/about-wilderness-inquiry/employment-volunteers/
    • Wilderness Inquiry features outdoor adventures both in the US and international locations. The adventures include hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and dogsledding, and they are hiring for different program coordinator jobs as well as outdoor leader positions.
  • National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE): https://ncoae.org/about/careers/
    • The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE) is the values-based outdoor adventure and education provider for teens and adults interested in personal growth and professional development. NCOAE plans and facilitates professionally guided outdoor adventures throughout the United States and is hiring for field instructors and lead field instructors.
  • Outward Bound: https://www.outwardbound.org/about-outward-bound/employment/
    • With 11 schools across the country, Outward Bound offers challenging learning expeditions in remote wilderness settings and shorter courses closer to home.
  • My Epic Adventures: http://www.myepicadventures.com/about-epic/employment/
    • Epic Adventures provides high-quality adventure programs for your adults featuring summer camps in Texas, New Mexico and the Blue Ridge Mountains.


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