Guide Staff and Instructors
Sea Kayak Georgia is owned and operated by Tybee Island residents Marsha Henson and Ronnie Kemp. We are ACA and BCU certified instructors in sea kayaking, canoeing and Stand Up Paddleboard. We welcome you to join us and our very knowledgeable staff in touring or training in the beautiful pristine waterways around Tybee Island and on the many inland rivers of south Georgia.
Ronnie is the founder of CanoeCanoe Outfitters and co owner of Sea Kayak Georgia. Ronnie’s first love is canoeing on the magical Ohoopee River. Ronnie has a great love of photography and many of the images on this website are through his eyes. Ronnie is a seasoned tour guide on the Coast of Georgia, inland rivers of south Georgia and a registered guide in the Okefenokee Swamp. He instructs and coaches ACA and BCU classes on every level with Sea Kayak Georgia. Whether you are in search of beginning instruction or want to hone your Sea Kayak Surfing skills, Ronnie has the skill and patience to assist you in obtaining a higher level and have lots of fun on the way.
Ronnie is an ACA Level 5 Coastal Kayak Instructor Trainer and runs most of the ACA IDW and ICE programming at Sea Kayak Georgia. He is also a BCU Coach 3 Sea Kayak, ACA Level 3 SUP instructor, WPA Level 2 SUP instructor. In the past, Ronnie’s paddling and coaching has taken him to Wales, Spain, Baja, California, Mexico, Florida, Michigan, Virginia and North Carolina.
Marsha is co owner of Sea Kayak Georgia, and is enjoying all aspects of running a paddlesport business on Tybee Island. Whether its teaching kayak, canoe or SUP she loves all forms of paddling and most of all sharing with her many students..
Marsha is an ACA Level 4 Coastal Kayak Instructor and a BCU Coach 3 Sea Kayak Trainee, ACA Level 2 SUP instructor with SUP Yoga endorsement, WPA Level 2 SUP instructor.Marsha also completed her 230 hour Yoga teacher training at Asheville Yoga Center in early 2014. Look for her on the water around Tybee leading day trips, student groups, and providing instruction. Marsha is also a registered Okefenokee guide and an ACA Canoe Instructor. Kkayaking travels include Wales, California, Florida, Michigan, Mexico and North Carolina and of course the Coast of Georgia. The greatest paddling joy is found paddling in the home waters of Tybee Island and the coast of Georgia. Join her for a great day experiencing the local waters.
Dan is a gifted naturalist by trade, he has spent many years as a school teacher and staff of Oatland Island Wildlife Center and is now teaching science at Jenkins High School in Savannah. Dan has been certified as an ACA Level 4 Coastal Kayak Instructor. He spends his summers and weekends with our visitors kayaking the estuaries and ocean water.
John has traveled far and wide and brings loads of people skills and stories of his adventurous life. John conducted a great many tours for SKG in the last three years and has rapidly become one of our most popular guides. He is excellent with groups and families. John is an ACA Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor and a BCU Level 1 Coach.
After moving to Savannah from Atlanta, Cyerra quickly found her way to the water. She has a keen interest in navigation and great love of nature and sharing it with others. Cyerra is calming , fun and a great person to have on your guided tours and to assist you in the Sea Kayak Georgia shop with shopping and program scheduling.
Part of the Outward Bound team most of the year, Tom shares his down time with Sea Kayak Georgia as a guide and is an ACA Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor. His seasoned ways and love of nature give our tours an extra flair. Coastal Georgia is Tom’s home and he shares it with excellence.
Russ started leading kayak excursions for SKG while gaining a photography degree from Savannah College of Art and design. He left to live in Hawaii and South Korea, while intermittently travelling the globe and getting married. He and his lovely wife Anissa have returned to live in Savannah where they own their own businesses and raise their son, Sebastian. Russ shares some of his time being an outstanding guide for us.