Meet Our Team of Experienced Guides
With eight amazing guides on the team, you'll enjoy every minute of your exciting ocean adventure!
Meet our charter manager and guide Captain Josh Temple. Josh is world renowned, and for good reason. Over two decades Josh has guided clients to record catches and tournament winning fish around the globe. With a staggering world record setting resume and eleven current world record catches to his credit, Josh has proven over and over again he is the best in the business. With 4 generations of fishing history in his blood, Josh lives fishing. Josh is a man doing what he was born to do, making him both passionate and successful. Josh has one goal in mind, to show you the most incredible fishing experience of your life!
Oren was born on the beach and raised on Wickaninnish Island which harbors Tofino from the open Pacific Ocean. Oren guides both fishing charters and adventure programs for Ocean Outfitters.Being on the water is second nature to him. Almost every member of his family has worked at Ocean Outfitters and he has been a guide for Ocean Outfitters for six years now. Watching whales and exploring the coastline here still amazes Oren each and every day. He does the same things on his days off, except he usually has a fishing rod and a tent on board. Oren loves these waters and feels guiding is a great way to share the beauty of this place encouraging preservation of our oceans and our forests.
Ron grew up on the waters of the lower great lakes in Southern Ontario and spent the second half of his adolescent life in the Finger Lakes region of N.Y. on Canandaigua Lake. Once the practice goalie for Buffalo, hockey and cycling occupied his passions until venturing to the west coast where the ocean now commands his full attention. Hockey has been replaced with surfing. Between triathlon training, paddling out for a surf and on the water boating, most of his year is now spent on or around the ocean. Our guests love Ron. He is gentle yet watch his face light up when you ask him about marine mammals or local history! "Tofino has sparked so much imagination and passion for me. It's beauty is impeccable and it's history casts intriguing shadows…".
Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Kyler loves the outdoors including fishing, surfing, camping, and adventure. Kyler has a diploma in professional photo imaging. You’ll never find him far from his camera. Before he moved to Tofino, Kyler worked as a fishing guide and led photo workshops in Haida Gwaii. Kyler loves being on the water and has a deep appreciation for the natural beauty of Clayoquot Sound. Kyler guides both our adventure programs and our fishing charters. We can thank Kyler for the stunning wildlife images in our Adventure Centre. He also has his own gallery in Tofino where you can purchase his images.
Misty Lawson has been driving tour boats for Ocean Outfitters for 10 years along with raising a young family and helping in her partner's float plane business. She was raised on an island that harbours Tofino from the open Pacific Ocean. She learns from the sea, the forests, wildlife and helps to protect and preserve the diverse life of Clayoquot Sound. If she’s not working you won’t run into Misty in town….she will be out in the Sound harvesting berries, exploring or frying a fish she just caught over a warm fire in a secluded bay. Misty’s awareness of west coast wildlife is shown in her enthusiasm and her love as well as her adept knowledge of the history and inter-connectedness of it all. Her unparalleled sense of adventure is infectious with a positive and in depth wisdom that comes from someone who was raised in the midst of the
wilderness of this coast.
Céline is an original Tofino-born ocean child who spent several years living on a boat (42 foot ketch) exploring the South Pacific, before settling down for a couple of years in New Caledonia. Her love for the ocean expanded into her big enthusiasm for guiding boats. Celine guides our Meares Island programs which are more than just a water taxi! Celine loves sharing her knowledge of Clayoquot Sound and all our great tour options hoping to give visitors a deeper understanding of this special place. Celine also has a passion for travel and spends her winters
exploring the world.
Born and raised on Vancouver Island Jesse spent most of his summers from the age of
12 onward exploring in and around Tofino and Clayquot Sound. Jesse's passion for the coast, wildlife and driving boats was kindled by a local back to the land family. He nurtured his love of this coastline and adventurous spirit by surfing, camping, fishing and now he feels that being
able to share it with our guests is a privilege.
His ultimate goal is to share his knowledge and passion for the area instilling a sense of wonder and amazement for the delicate ecosystem of Clayquot Sound.