About Us

isk_logo_orangeIsland Spirit Kayak (508) 693-9727 chick@islandspiritkayak.com 455 State Road, PMB 173 Vineyard Haven, MA 02568


Team ISK

Alley Estrella

Anna Morin

Brian Jones

Chick Stapleton

Tyler Stapleton

Collin Stapleton

Kian Stapleton

Conor Langille

Erin Brown

Grace McNally

Greg Bennett

Justin Alexander

Leif Turnell

Liam Cosgrove

Lukah Vieira

Meghan Sonia

Nick Pecararo

Olin Turnell

Owen Engler

Siobhan Beasley

Tucker Cosgrove

Certifications

BCU (British Canoe Union): 3 Star, Coastal Adventures Sea-Kayaking School, Tangier, Nova Scotia: 2001

AESKO (Association of Eastern Canadian Sea Kayaking Outfitters): Instructor Training, Coastal Adventures Sea-Kayaking School, Tangier, Nova Scotia: 2001

CRCA (Canadian Recreation Canoe Association): Level 3, Coastal Adventures Sea-Kayaking School, Tangier, Nova Scotia: 2001

ACA LEVEL 3 – Coastal Kayaking, Wild River Outfitters Touring Company, Virginia Beach, Virginia: 2002

Wilderness Guide Paddle Asia: Phuket, THAILAND: 2003

Greenland Skills Training, Walden Pond, MA 2000, Walden Qajaq Society (pond scum), Instructor: Cheri Perry (Greenland Qajaq Games Gold Medalist)

TIPS- (Training for Intervention ProcedureS)

Heart Saver CPR- Emergency Cardiac Care and Child First Responder

Basic Wilderness First Aid- SOLO

Advanced Open Water/Archaeology Diver- PADI

 

RECENT AWARDS/HONORS

New York Times: 2009 Ten things not to miss on Martha’s Vineyard, Island Spirit Kayak.

Cape Cod Life: 2009 Best Kid’s Activity, Island Spirit Kayak.

U.S. Small Business Administration

2007 Massachusetts Young Entrepreneur of the Year, awarded by Massachusetts Governor Duvall Patrick .

Cape Cod Life, 2006 Cape Cod’s top 20 most intriguing people.

EDUCATION

Boston University, School of Hospitality Administration, Bachelor of Science, May 2000

Major: Hotel, Restaurant, and Hospitality Management

Sydney Olympic Committee Internship Program, ‘99-’00

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, Graduated May 1996