Private Guide Service

St. Regis Canoe Outfitters

About Our Private Guide Service...

We provide the guide just for you and will match the person to your needs. We do this for:

  • Schools
  • Outdoor Programs
  • Travel Organizations
  • Families or Reunions
  • Individuals with special needs

Our guides are licensed, trained and experienced outdoors people who will enhance your enjoyment of the outdoors and give you a new appreciation for the art of canoeing, outdoor cooking, nature study or fishing. A guide will assist you in any task that will help make your trip even more enjoyable. We will ask you some questions about why you are hiring the services of a guide in order to help us select the best guide for your party. A guide is available for $275 per day for up to four people, and $25 for each additional person. This includes the cost of the guides outfitting.

About Our Guides


Kendra Ormerod

Kendra is a Recreation Professor at Paul Smith's College. She holds a Masters of Professional Studies in Environmental Interpretation from SUNY ESF in Syracuse, NY. She teaches canoe/kayak instruction with SRCO and other places. Kendra specializes in bird watching and general Adirondack natural history, and loves connecting people to Adirondack Park, especially children, families, and women's groups.

Mark Lienau

Mark has worked many summers as a white-water rafting guide. He is a retired physics, biology and chemistry teacher. This background gives him great insight into the natural world around us. He is very passionate about canoeing. He is knowledgeable about the plants and animals, as well as the local history. Mark is also an ACA Canoe Instructor. He brings a great sense of humor and excitement for sharing the outdoors with others.

Tyler Cross

Tyler grew up with a passion for the woods and waters of northern Michigan. He moved to the Adirondacks with his family to follow their dream of an outdoor lifestyle. Tyler has worked as an educator for all age groups in the public and private sectors. His passion for fishing, paddling, hiking and education are his inspiration for sharing the outdoors with others.


Nick Brainerd

Nick's passion for the outdoors began at a young age on camping trips with his father and family. This love has grown and led to degrees in Wilderness Recreation Leadership and Environmental Science from the Adirondack's own North Country Community College. Whether on the water or the trail, Nick is always looking for new places to explore and greatly enjoys helping others to do so as well.


Tarah Schlueter

Tarah's dream job has always been to work as an Outdoor Guide. Tarah brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and passion about the outdoors. She loves animals and has worked as a horse handler. She holds a degree in Wilderness Recreation Leadership from North Country Community College. Tarah especially enjoys guiding anyone who is enthusiastic about the outdoors.


Dave Cilley

Producer of the Adirondack Paddler's Map, a degree in botany and extensive paddling experience make Dave a fun person
to be with while exploring the backcountry. Dave has guided rock and ice climbing, XC skiing and all forms of paddlesports
before starting St. Regis.


Rivka Cilley

Rivka is passionate about helping people connect with and fall in love with nature. She is an avid paddler and hiker.
Rivka is part owner of St. Regis Canoe Outfitters.
Rivka has developed guided history tours and other specialty programs.


Doug Fitzgerald

Doug is avid canoeist who has done several extended trips in Canada and spent a lifetime working in the out of doors.
He is recently retired from the NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation, where he oversaw operation of several state
campgrounds in this area. Doug is an American Canoe Association level II canoe and kayak instructor, a storyteller
and is also available to officate weddings. A graduate of Paul Smiths College, he has spent decades exploring and
hiking here in the Adirondacks.



  • Please call for more information about our various guides. Any of these people are patient, passionate teachers who love to share their enthusiasm for outdoor lore.
  • Reservations can be made with a deposit of one half the total guide cost.
  • Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable, but will be applied towards final payment.
  • Please call us for your guide fee. Generally the cost of a guide starts at $275 per day for up to 8 people.
  • If you cancel a guided trip or instructional program (figured on a calendar day basis) at least 30 days prior to trip departure date, you will be receive a SRCO store credit less a $75 administrative fee. If circumstances beyond our control cause us to cancel any reservation, we will promptly refund your deposit in full. All credits are store credits for services only and must be used within one year.
  • We look forward to helping you.