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Travis Patten

Travis Patten grew up in Minnesota on the shore of Lake Superior where he was brought up in a family culture of appreciation for all things water related. He learned an appreciation for nature from his grandfather and works to echo the lessons he was taught at a young age. Travis earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Western Colorado State University and began a career in experiential education. Working with ski patrol during the winters and as a rafting and climbing guide during the summers, Travis honed his outdoor experiences and safety protocols through a variety of mediums. Returning to Minnesota, Travis earned a master’s Certificate in Environmental Education from the University of Minnesota and moved to California where he worked as a marine science instructor on Catalina Island. Since falling in love with ocean life, Travis has worked on the Sea of Cortez as a sea kayak guide and marine biologist while living in Baja and has guided eco adventure tours in South East Alaska. Travis has studied and learned from close interactions with various indigenous cultures and feels understanding their history is an integral component of each voyage.

Travis holds certifications through US Sailing, the American Canoe Association, NAUI, and is a wilderness first responder. When not out on voyages, Travis is based in Bellingham Washington and works with community groups to guide and educate the public on Salish Sea ecosystems.

My upcoming expeditions

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

Jun 4 2023
Jun 11 2023
Jun 18 2023
Aug 20 2023
Aug 27 2023
Sep 3 2023

A Circumnavigation of Iceland

Jul 11 2023
Jul 20 2023

Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey

Sep 25 2023
Oct 2 2023

Wild California Escape: Channel Islands National Park

Oct 27 2023
Oct 31 2023
Nov 4 2023