Jaime Sharp


Coastal Guide/Trainer

New Zealand

Jaime has been kayaking (white water) since he was 11 year old and he finds immense Joy in blending the art of white water with Sea Kayaking by honing his skills in rough water sea kayaking. He loves sea kayaking not only for the fun and play it brings in surf and tidal currents but for the freedom it brings on long expedition journeys.

Jaime has travelled much of the worlds beautiful areas by kayak, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Panama, Costa Rica, Belize, UK and has spent many months on extended trips living from his kayak. The height of his pursuit in sea kayaking was his recent expedition to Svalbard, with a team of three, they completed the worlds first circumnavigation of this remote Northern archipelago in Norway’s high arctic. The expedition took 70 days and covered some 2200 km of paddling, including 160 km of unbroken glacial cliffs. During this extreme Arctic Odyssey they also had to manage continuos interactions with polar bear and walrus. Certainly not an expedition for the feint of heart.

Jaime has worked as a sea kayak guide and instructor in many places, including Canada, Norway, New Zealand, UK, Panama and Belize. He is a recognised Level 3 guide with the Canadian Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of British Columbia,  a BCU 4 Star certified Sea kayaker and is currently working into the ACA system in North America as an instructor.

Email: wanderingwolfnz@gmail.com

Web site: www.jaimesharp.com


module date trainer assessor tick NGB qualification Document
Advanced guide observation
Advanced Skills
Advanced Planning
Advanced Leadership
Coastal guide observation  Jeff Allen tick  Fast Track
Coastal Skills  tick BCU 4*
Coastal Planning  tick BCU CNTP
Coastal Leadership  tick Diploma in Outdoor Recreation and leadership from Auckland University of Technology New Zealand
SKGABC Level 3 Guide
BCU 4 Star
Generic Modules
Incident Management Jeff Allen Yes  Trained in incident management during two year university course and also during Guide training in Canada and ISKGA 5 Day training in UK
Sea Survival Dave Whiddon Yes  RNLI
VHF license Yes
Expedition Skills Yes  70 days arctic world first in Svalbard Norway 2200 km
numerous extended tropical expeditions in Belize, Costa Rica, Panama
Extensive multi day travel in Canada’s inside and outside passage
3 months exposed coast travel on New Zealand’s North Island covering 1800 km
Coaching Yes Has coached/ instructed kayak skills since I was 18 began training canoe polo teams at 18
Coached white water and river running for two summers at university
Basic Kayak coaching during Client expedition trips for 10 years
Taught at international Symposiums in the UK, USA, CANADA
First aid Yes 90 hour advanced wilderness first aid (North American training)