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    Jerry Craig

    Mini Bio

    I have been teaching in the outdoors for 31 years. Originally from Campbeltown on the west Coast, I now live in Aviemore. Over that period, I have travelled and worked in some outstanding Places. Teaching Adaptive Skiing in America and Europe to Sailing to Greenland and Iceland to Canoeing in Scottish Rivers and across the Miles of remote wilderness….

    I also love my golf, where we are very spoiled locally with many top quality courses.

    Place to Play

    My favourite places are right here and the West Coast of Scotland…

    The west with its plethora of islands with all their history and beauty. The Cairngorms National park, you have all the Lochs and rivers and the miles of wilderness to explore.

    Not a lot of people know this

    I used to sleep walk and on one occasion did so off a yacht into the Atlantic ocean.

    Qualifications Read More
    • Rya Yachtmaster offshore Sail and Power Commercially Endorsed
    • RYA-MCA Commercially endorsed Advanced Powerboat
    • RYA Advanced Sailing Instructor
    • BCU level 3 Open Canoe
    • Outwardly Mobile First Aid
    Experience Read More

    Over my time in the outdoors, I have had the privilege of meeting and working with some amazing people with diverse backgrounds and stories to tell. From teaching folk with disabilities in America to exploring Iceland and Greenland and the Scandinavian Archipelagoes, to sitting in ruined buildings from past years on Scottish Islands, I feel very blessed with what I have been able to see and do.

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    Sailing to Iceland and Greenland. The wind didn’t get below gale force for the entirety of the trip making it a very wet , but life changing adventure.

    Specialist Subject Read More

    Don’t want to set myself up for a fall here!!

    Publications Read More

    Mildly amused by Scottish Paddler and Yachting Monthly publishing my ramblings from various adventures I have had over the years.

    Adventurer's Stories about Jerry

    Jerry and Vick were excellent. Jerry’s superb local knowledge (35 years in the making) was very reassuring. And having Vick backing things up was brilliant, especially when things went a bit wrong. Which, given the river conditions, they did! (Happily I only went in once!)

    Geoff Harman
    Open Canoeing - River Spey Descent
    Reviewed on 22/08/2022

    Excellent is not enough! They worked so so hard. So much knowledge and understanding of the environment. They were so determined to make the trip as special for us as possible. So kind and patient. Upbeat and entertaining.

    Joanne Riley
    Open Canoeing - River Spey Descent
    Reviewed on 21/08/2022

    The guides were very professional and knowledgeable. Worked very hard and we’re very friendly and approachable. Brought everyone together as a team. Should be provided with camp chairs tho.

    John Rettie
    Open Canoeing - River Spey Descent
    Reviewed on 19/08/2022

    Both Jerry and Vic went out of their way to ensure that the whole experience was good for everyone in the group. They could not have been more attentive and helpful.

    Sue Blessington
    Open Canoeing - Canoeing the Scottish Highlands
    Reviewed on 22/07/2022

    Bothe Jerry and Vuc were excellent, friendly and helpful.

    Caroline Blagg
    Open Canoeing - Canoeing the Scottish Highlands
    Reviewed on 19/07/2022

    Jerry and Vick were fab!

    Rebecca Brown
    Open Canoeing - Canoeing the Scottish Highlands
    Reviewed on 18/07/2022

    I can't praise Jerry and Vic high enough. Very helpful, skillful, knowledgeable, experienced, well organised and friendly.

    alan Wood
    Open Canoeing - Canoeing the Scottish Highlands
    Reviewed on 18/07/2022

    Jerry and Vick were a very knowledgeable and professional team. They clearly went out of their way to accommodate everyone's wishes. They guided and coached as we went along and I would very happily paddle with them again.

    Lynne Walden
    Open Canoeing - Canoeing the Scottish Highlands
    Reviewed on 18/07/2022

    Two great people. I would be happy if I could see her again
    They were great

    Stefan Lohn
    Open Canoeing - Canoeing the Scottish Highlands
    Reviewed on 16/06/2022

    Vic and Jerry were a brilliant team to give every participant a brilliant time on water and in Scotland. We never felt unsave (eventhough we were the ones that capsised) as immediately there was help, trips and breaks were scheduled to the best convenience of all team members - i big warm hugh and thanks for a wonderful time!

    Anke Tessun
    Open Canoeing - Canoeing the Scottish Highlands
    Reviewed on 14/06/2022

    We were so lucky with our 2 guides - friendly, helpful, supportive, full of information and entertaining stories - couldn't be better

    Rory Newman
    Open Canoeing - Canoeing the Scottish Highlands
    Reviewed on 07/06/2022

    Book a trip with Jerry

    Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    Open Canoeing – River Spey Descent
    8th May - 11th May 2023
    7 place(s) leftUNCONFIRMED£620Book Now
    Open Canoeing – The Scottish Highlands
    27th May - 2nd Jun 2023
    7 place(s) leftUNCONFIRMED£1,695Book Now
    Open Canoeing – River Spey Descent
    3rd Jul - 6th Jul 2023
    8 place(s) leftUNCONFIRMED£620Book Now
    Open Canoeing – River Spey Descent
    31st Jul - 3rd Aug 2023
    8 place(s) leftUNCONFIRMED£620Book Now

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    Sometimes it's nice to get family and friends together and travel privately for some quality time. This means you benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides and we'll take care of it all. Then you can make your choice of departures dates and we'll get back to you to finalise the details.

    We work together with our team of guides to decide which departures they lead each year. As part of that, guides provide available dates that they are free to be booked. This means that any of the dates you see in the first field of the form below, could be perfect for your private departure or customised tour.

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