Maria Mäenpää

Senior Guide

I grew up in a country of thousands of lakes and a lot of seaside so water has always been the most familiar element for me. My first job ever was in a swimming school when I was 13 years old. I’ve always loved water sports but kayaking got me really hooked.

Sea kayaking is one of the most fascinating sports I’ve ever done where the path of learning never ends. The diversity of different conditions on the sea makes it fun and interesting. Sea has also the power to put things in perspective in your life.

I’ve been travelling and working in many different countries over the last few years but found my recent home in Switzerland. It’s a great pleasure to be able to work on these beautiful lakes. Kayaking here all year round you get to experience both the beauty of the misty winter days and hot, sunny summer days.


British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader (4 Star)
BC Coach Award
Finnish Canoeing Federation Sea Kayak Instructor

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