Meet Your Guides
Brian Cody is a Registered Maine Guide and the owner of Port Clyde Kayaks. He has over thirty years of experience in water sports and water sports instruction. His gift is patience.
He has led sea kayak tours in Maui Hawaii, on the Hudson River, in Florida and here in mid-coast Maine. In addition to his love of kayaking, he is a certified Mistral Windsurf Instructor, avid wind surfer and has many years experience teaching board sailing.
Brian also brings his experience as a lobsterman to his tours. Everybody seems curious about how those succulent little critters are harvested! Brian spends lots of time on the water here in Port Clyde and is an excellent tour guide and teacher.
Gillian Garrett is a recent graduate of Bowdoin College with degrees in Environmental Studies and Geology. She is a Registered Maine Guide and EMT, and has extensive outdoor leadership training as an Outward Bound Instructor and through Bowdoin College's Outing Club.
She has significant experience leading kayaking, backpacking and snowshoeing trips throughout Maine and last year sailed from Mexico to Tahiti. This summer Gillian will be splitting her time instructing for Outward Bound Wilderness and guiding here at Port Clyde Kayaks before heading to Maine Law next year to pursue a degree in environmental and coastal law.
Jon Sibley has been a lifelong summer resident of Port Clyde and recently retired after teaching for 31 years in the St. Paul (MN) Public Schools. He has spent much of the last ten summers kayaking the waters along the shores of the St. George peninsula and surrounding islands with his wife, Sue.
Jon has taken a number of kayak classes, both in Maine and Minnesota, he joined Port Clyde Kayaks in 2006 after becoming a Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guide.
His special interest is in the cultural history of the area. He also feels one of the best ways to preserve and appreciate the natural beauty of the areas' waters is to introduce people to kayaking.