Jamie was born in England and from an early age he was fascinated by wildlife and the ocean. This love of nature inspired his creativity and he began making sculptures under the alias of ‘Futuretro’ for which he was awarded the title of ‘Surrey Artist of the Year’ in 2010 (you can view his sculptures here: www.futuretro.co.uk).
In order to devote more time to his passion for ecology, conservation and the ocean Jamie qualified as a SCUBA Dive Master and Advanced Freediver in Utila, Honduras. Whilst living on Utila he was trained and inspired by the owner of ‘Kayak Utila’ (Andi Shluker) to become a kayak and snorkelling guide for them. He went on to lead many environmentally educational kayak trips around the coast and through the mangrove channels of Utila.
Jamie is also a qualified birdwatching guide and has a wide knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Caribbean specifically Grenada, where he has family roots and with his wife Amber has set up Conservation Kayak.
Conservation Kayak offers guided kayak adventures and is 100% focused on enjoying and preserving the beauty of nature!
We are located on Grenada’s south west coast, only a 10 minute drive from Grand Anse. Based at Whisper Cove Marina in Woburn Bay, close to the picturesque, uninhabited Hog Island, the perfect setting for a kayak tour! Our top-of-the-range sit-on-top kayaks are extremely comfortable. We cater for novices and experts alike, but no previous kayaking experience is necessary. (However, you must be able to swim and be comfortable in and around the sea).
We have a range of trips, all of which include: kayaking tuition, free use of waterproof cameras and free taxi transfers. Our longer trips also include: delicious organic lunch or snack, ice cold drinks (beer and non-alcoholic option) and time to relax on secluded beaches.
After a fun day on the water why not relax with a drink at Whisper Cove Marina to complete an unforgettable experience...
Amber was born and brought up in Zimbabwe, which is where she learned about the importance of wildlife and its conservation. This has turned into a strong, emotional attachment to nature and a determination to do as much as possible to preserve our precious environment.
Amber moved to England with her family when she was a teenager and she completed her education in the English system, qualifying as a Pre-School Teacher. Amber is passionate about teaching; aiding the development of children through a wide variety of creative approaches and encouraging their appreciation of the natural world.
Working as an assistant to Jamie on kayak and snorkelling trips in Utila, Honduras helped to develop her skills as a kayak guide. On moving to Grenada Amber has continued to assist Jamie on kayak trips as well as helping with the management of Conservation Kayak.
• Kayaking tuition included
• Led by experienced guides
• Visit beautiful Hog Island and picturesque bays
• Relax on secluded beaches
• Delicious, healthy lunch or snack provided
• Extremely comfortable, top-quality kayaks
• Free use of waterproof cameras
• Free taxi transfers included