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Trade and Association Memberships

Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures is actively involved with sea kayaking, tourism, and marine mammal associations. Below are some of the organizations we are most active in.

The Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC upholds high standards for professional sea kayak guides and operators in BC. The SKGABC is Canada’s largest sea kayak guide certifying organization. All Kingfisher guides are certified by the SKGABC. Andrew Jones, the owner of Kingfisher, is the past President of the SKGABC and currently chairs both the Operators and Standards committees.

The North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association represents northern Vancouver Island marine based eco-tourism industry and ensures its future as well as that of the many marine species the industry is based on viewing. Andrew Jones, the owner of Kingfisher, is currently the president of the North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association.

The Wilderness Tourism Association is an organization of adventure tourism operators. Through involvement with government and public and private enterprise the WTA works to ensure the ongoing viability of nature based tourism by protecting the wilderness tourism land base. Andrew Jones, the owner of Kingfisher, is currently a director of the Wilderness Tourism Association.

The Gwaii Haanas Tour Operators Association was formed to foster quality, ethics and communication among Gwaii Haanas tour operators and to represent the interests of the tour operators, their clients and the public to the Haida Nation, the BC government and the Federal government, regarding issues related to Gwaii Haanas.