Our trip leaders have a well deserved reputation of combining their educational backgrounds to create amazing experiences for guests.

For many years Stan Cook Sr. has been selective about who guides his adventures because his company's reputation depends largely on the leaders' abilities and enthusiasm. His motto of hiring well educated, experienced guides who like being around people and wish to share their knowledge with others has seen resounding success.

Most of our coworkers have bachelors and masters degrees. Many are experts in marine biology, geology, forestry, outdoor pursuits, or natural history. Every year we have bilingual guides with some speaking several languages. Their experience raises our first year staff (newbies) performance up to their highest expectations. Our outstanding guides are the reason why our guests have adventures that "exceed expectation".

Stan Cook Sr.

·  Past Treasurer of the Irish Loop Tourism Association

·  Past Director Southern Avalon Tourism Association

·  Canadian Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety Advisory Committee

·  Past board director with the Avalon Convention and Visitors Bureau

·  Past board director with Capital Coast Development Association

·  Awarded the provincial tourism association's Ambassador of Hospitality

·  Inducted into Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s Hall of Fame

·  Awarded Destination St. John's Silver Puffin for Excellence in Customer Service

Stan Cook Jr.

·  Chair of Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) 2009/2010

·  Chair Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism Board 2009/2010

·  Vice Chair of Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) 2007/2008

·  Chair of Canadian Tourism Commission Product Innovation and Enhancement 2006-2007

·  Past President of Tourism Industry Association of NL 2005-2007

·  Newfoundland & Labrador’s Strategic Vision for Tourism Steering Committee 2007

·  Board of Directors of Tourism Industry Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (HNL) 1997-Present

·  Founding Executive member of Irish Loop Tourism Association 1999-2000

·  Founding President of Adventure Tourism Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (ATANL) 2000-2002

·  Co-Chair of Newfoundland & Labrador Sustainable Tourism Conference 2001

·  Chair of Tourism Industry Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (HNL) 2003-2004

·   Co-Chair of Canadian Adventure Tourism Industry Congress (CATIC) 2003

·  Founding Chair of the Gros Morne Institute for Sustainable Tourism 2004-Present

·  Management Committee Director Atlantic Canada Tourism Partnership (ACTP) 2004

·  Industry Chair of Atlantic Canada Tourism Partnership (ACTP) 2005

·  Board of Directors of Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) 2005-2006

·  Cruise Association of NL Board of Directors 2006-2007

·  President of SKAL Club St. John’s 2005-2006

·  Member of Destination St. John’s Product Development Committee 2006-2007

·  College of the North Atlantic’s Outdoor Education Curriculum Advisors Committee 2003-Present

·  Canadian Coast Guard Regional Recreational Advisory Council & Sea Kayak Safety Committee 2001-2004



PO Box 82, Stn C, St. John's,
Newfoundland, Canada, A1C 5H5.

Toll-free: 1-888-747-NFLD (6353)
Phone: 1-709-579-NFLD (6353)
Email: info@wildnfld.ca


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