Nate Hanson's enthusiasm for kayaking is hard to miss. With an encouraging teaching style and a taste for thrills, he enjoys helping students at all levels discover new possibilities in a sea kayak. Nate is the founder of Pinniped Kayak in Downeast Maine, where extreme currents and rock-bound islands provide ideal ocean playgrounds. As much as Nate loves his chilly home waters, his teaching has also taken him to some other lovely destinations recently, such as the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia; Baha, Mexico; and the Pacific coastline of southern Chile.
Nate is an ACA L5 Advanced Open Water Coastal Kayak Instructor, ACA L3 Coastal Kayak Instructor Trainer, ACA L3 River Kayak Instructor, BCU 4-Star Sea Leader and has traveled to Scotland to train at the BCU 5-Star level. He is also certified as a Wilderness First Responder (WMA). Nate is proud to be a Regional Ambassador for Kokatat.