Canoe enthusiast, Tsimka is a Tla-o-qui-aht Nuuchahnulth woman who grew up in her Nations’ territory which is in the southern part of Clayoquot Sound. Tsimka was introduced to canoeing at a young age. Her father, master-carver Joe Martin and older sister Gisele Martin were both key to in her entry to the activity. A distinct memory is paddling through thick fog with her dad as a child. Tsimka has a keen desire to let travellers to Nuuchahnulth territories know where they are and what makes it special.
Terrell is a young Tla-o-qui-aht Nuuchahnulth First Nation Canoe guide with a wealth of knowledge about this land, its people and their rich history. Wise beyond his years, Terrell is a Tribal Park Ambassador and has been on several Intertribal Canoe journeys. Terrell looks forward to sharing stories and paddling skills with his guests. Terrell loves Kombucha, baked goods and Tofino Roasting Company Coffee.
Thomas has been immersed in Nuu-chah-nulth culture his whole life. As one of our canoe guides and SUP instructors, he is always happy to share some of his wisdom about his home and his people. Thomas is a great story-teller, with a special sense of humour. Ask him about the story of Richard. Thomas has a beautiful voice and has been in singing circles since he was old enough to talk. If you ask nicely, he might just share a traditional song with you. Thomas likes pizza, noodles and frybread.
Janessa is an Ahousaht Nuuchahnulth woman who started guideing with T’ashii in 2019. She loves the ocean and is one of the sweetest hosts I know.
All our guides have gone through big-canoe training, and have First Aid and CPR certification. Our guides meet industry standards and often have certifications beyond industry standards to ensure our tours are safe and enjoyable.