to the following guides who are now GUIDE & OUTFITTER RECOGNIZED PROFESSIONAL (GORP) Guides. These guides have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and professionalism by taking the time and effort to complete this recognition and training program.
These guides and outfitters are GORP certified. They have successfully completed the GORP Program which trains in the five key components of adventure travel as identified by the international tourism organization, Adventure Travel Trade Association.
GORP guides have demonstrated professional-level skills and knowledge in the areas of local geographic features, natural features, 101 species identification, and history, as well as guest services and business management in the outdoor recreation and tourism industry.
These guides may be fully licensed guides by the Oregon State Marine Board, or employees of licensed guides or those training to become guides. Guides that are not leading remote adventure activities may not be required to have a license in Oregon (example: city guides)
The next offering will begin in January 2019, see the OSU Sea Grant Extension GORP Guide training program.
As of December 18, 2018 the following guides are now GORP-Pro Guides
Fishing & Crabbing
Kayaking, Paddle Board, Snow sports, Camping
Hazen’s Guide Service LLC, Clatskanie OR
Guide services under development, Langlois OR
Surfing Lessons, Land & Sea Tours
Kayaking, Paddle Boarding
Rafting & Equipment Rental
Birding & Natural History
Fishing, Crabbing, Mushrooms, Berries
Note: Each of the GORP Guides receives a certificate listing the courses they completed.