Hi, my name is Scott Roberge and I own Tongass Kayak Adventures and specialize in small group adventures. I've been called an "old timer" in the sea kayak guiding world, though I prefer the term "experienced." I began organizing kayaking, skiing and hiking trips in 1976, back when I was a broke college student who loved to get outdoors. Leading tours to great areas around the West Coast, I refined and strengthened my guiding skills.
My life changed forever when I came to Petersburg, Alaska in the summer of '81. I paddled an old Grumman canoe all over Southeast Alaska and got hooked! In 1985, I started a kayak tour company and spent the next twelve years teaching thousands of people to sea kayak in the waters of Mexico, the Pacific Northwest and Alaska's Inside Passage. In those days we lived out of our van with a trailer of sea kayaks behind. We had lots of fun, but spending only three months in Alaska just wasn't enough. Today, I only organize trips out of Petersburg, Alaska, my home.
Adventures Travel has changed over the years. I used to offer week long tours but many people don’t have that much time these days. I also simplified and down sized my company several years ago so instead of me in an office organizing tours and other guides I lead the tours!!!!!
I have become very involved with Humpback whales these days. I’m a volunteer and on the board of the Petersburg Marine Mammal Center which is part of the North Pacific Marine Animal Response Network and we support researcher who come to study the Humpbacks.