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 Fall 2019, see the OSU Sea Grant Extension GORP Guide training program.
As of June 10, 2019 the following guides are now GORP-Pro Guides
|Fishing & Crabbing||JOHN BLANCHARD||541-260-9110||Sharkey's Charters, Charleston OR|
|Kayaking, Paddle board, Snow sports, Camping||STEPHANIE CARTER||971-249-8425||Next Adventure, Portland OR|
|Nature Guiding||MARTY GILES||541-267-4027||Wave Crest Discoveries, Coos Bay OR|
|Fishing||MICHAEL HAZEN||503-440-1354||Hazen's Guide Service, LLC, Clatskanie OR
|Fishing||COOPER HEDGECOCK||541-537-0256||Indigenous Adventures, Coos Bay OR|
|Fishing & Crabbing||RYAN JOHNSON||Looking to join your guiding business||Langlois OR|
|River Tours||BRIAN KRAYNIK||541-999-6575||Coos Boat Tours|
|Kayak Tours, Land Tours, Surfing Lessons||DAVE LACEY||541-373-0487||South Coast Tours, Gold Beach OR|
|Kayaking, Paddle Boarding||MARCUS MAYORGA||714-822-0388||South Coast Tours, Grants Pass OR|
|Rafting. Equipment Rental||AMY PALLARI||541-993-0963||All Star Rafting, Maupin OR|
|Fishing||NICHOLE SHIPMAN||541-537-0256||Indigenous Adventures, Coos Bay OR|
|Birding, Natural History||STEPHEN SHUNK||541-408-1753||Paradise Birding, Bend OR|
|Fishing, Crabbing, Mushrooms, Berries||BILL TAYLOR||503-983-2200||Osprey Guided Adventures, Tigard OR|
|Kayaking||MARK COBB||541-591-0949||Sky Lakes Wilderness Rentals, Chiloquin OR|
|Fishing||GRANT HEISE||541-410-0170||East Lake Resort, Bend OR|
|Fishing||BERNIE HOENE||503-873-9554||Bait-N-Wait Fishing Charters LLC, Silverton OR|
|Marine Mammal||BOB IVEY||541-914-2423||Eugene OR|
|Fishing, Camping||TROY LEEDY||970-708-1485||Bend OR|
|ROSANNA LOCKE||541-621-3023||Newport OR|
|Fishing||JASON RICE||503-449-1730||Hammerhead Guide Service, Hubbard OR|
|Kayaking, SUPaddling, Surfing Lessons, Nature Tours, Hiking||SCOTT SIEGEL||541-264-8568||Newport OR|
|Whitewater, Hiking, Swimming, Photography||DONOVAN STRASSER||503-991-9449||Fur Sure Outfitter Guides, Mill City OR|
|River Tours||RANDY TURNEY||541-225-7195||Riparian Tours, Eugene OR|
|Fishing, Crabbing||JOSEPH WATKINS||503-332-9675||Nehalem OR|
|Wilderness survival||MARK WIENERT||530-859-0539||Lifesong Wilderness Adventures, Coos Bay OR|