Originally from Ireland he is now based in Auckland New Zealand.
He is a passionate outdoors person, with a keen focus on protecting and regenerating our local environment. Daniel shares these passions through guiding and instructing clients from around the world in the waters surrounding Auckland, New Zealand. Daniel is the Operations Manager and Head Guide for Auckland Sea Kayaks.
In a previous life he worked as a site engineer for a large construction company. He found the paddle in 2015 and made the transition into the outdoor guiding/instructing industry. Learning his trade in the fjords of Norway with NJORD. He went on to spend 4 seasons guiding and instructing in the fjords of Norway.
His passion for sea kayaking and being in wild and remote places have seen him paddle and guide in some remote and stunning places in Patagonia, British Columbia, Scottish Isles, dynamic waters off the Isle of Man, fjords of Norway, Wilson’s Promontory, Australia and of course his favourite Great Barrier Island in NZ.
In July/August 2019 Daniel paddled solo around Vancouver Island, Canada in an NDK explorer and using a Celtic Pro Sea Touring 650 Paddle.
When not on the water with clients he can usually be found exploring Auckland islands and wild west coast.
Daniel holds qualifications in BCU (4* sea leader), NPF (Activity Leader), NZOIA Sea Kayak 1& Leave No Trace Master Educator, Wilderness First Responder and ISA SUP level 1 Instructor. Daniel is constantly looking to challenge and push his limits and is currently working towards higher qualifications in BC & NZOIA.
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