John Carmody


With the exception of a few misguided years a while ago, John has lived on the ocean his entire life. He has been in and around most every type of boat, tending towards the wind and human powered types. Almost 20 years ago, the sea kayak became his vessel of choice, and he has enjoyed adapting his “Big Boat” skills to kayaks.

John’s love of the traditions of the sea is infectious as he passes his seamanship and navigation skills on to his students. As a Coach, his understanding of the human body and biomechanics, gives him unique insights into what will make his students more efficient, safer from injuries and better able to enjoy these centuries old craft in more exposed environments.

John has led trips throughout Maine, the Canadian Maritimes, and the British Isles. He regularly instructs at Kayak Symposiums throughout the US.

John is a Team paddler for both P&H Kayaks and Werner Paddle.

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207 651-4194

BCU Level 5 Sea Coach
BCU 5Star Sea Provider                    BCU Open Water Navigation Provider ACA Level 5 Advanced Open Water Instructor
ACA Level 4 Surf Instructor
Wilderness First Responder
Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guide
Senior Sea Kayak Instructor-             St Michael’s College Wilderness Program
Adjunct Instructor, Expeditionary Studies Program,SUNY Plattsburgh