Dr Lisa Deziel

Kayak Guide
Lisa Deziel

Growing up in Canada, Lisa developed an early love for outdoor life, especially spending time on the water. Canoeing since she was a child, she fell in love with sea kayaking and has developed into a dedicated kayaker, coach, and guide.

She is an American Canoe Association (ACA) Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor and holds ACA Level 4 Open Water Coastal Kayaking Skills as well as British Canoe Union (BCU) Four Star Sea Kayak and BCU Three Star Canoe awards. She is comfortable in sea and surf kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards.

Lisa has spent many years exploring the waters and guiding trips in the Everglades and Florida Keys and has guided, paddled, and camped around the world including Wales, Greenland, Iceland, Alaska, Canada, the Great Lakes, and Central America.

Now drawn to colder climates, Lisa especially enjoys the opportunity to share wildlife sightings and explore remote vistas with others. She is also proficient in fly fishing and spends time each fall in the Yellowstone area chasing trout. Prior to full-time instructing and guiding on the water, Lisa, who holds two doctoral degrees, was Dean of the Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy. She now considers northern Michigan her home, where she has taken up cross-country skiing in the winter, photography, and foraging for local foods.

Lisa's Destinations

Lisa's Expeditions

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    Expedition - Spirit of Antarctica

    Spirit of Antarctica

    12 DAYS from US$10,900 per person

    Get ready for a classic Antarctic adventure, jam-packed with pristine icy landscapes, busy wildlife and many excursions and activities!

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    Expedition - South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

    South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

    21/22 DAYS from US$19,400 per person

    Throughout long summer days, discover wildlife-rich South Georgia, step foot on the magnificent Antarctic Peninsula and retrace Ernest Shackleton's epic journey from Elephant Island.

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