[testimonial]”Our kayak guide Sam was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about kayaking and the San Juan Islands. He was also patient with us older Texans who were young at heart and in spirit. Thanks to Sam our day was a very enjoyable adventure and we had a blast. If I’m lucky enough to go kayaking again it will definitely be with Sam and Sea Quest Kayak Tours. Thanks for an awesome time and a great day of memories.” Dianne Balch, Richardson, TX[/testimonial]
Sam Vittardi provided the original inspiration to create Sea Quest Kayaking Tours. As a staunch environmentalist, outdoor adventurer, and naturalist, Sam wanted an opportunity to share his love of the natural world with as many people possible. His enthusiasm, boundless energy, and experiential teaching style draw more favorable guest reviews than any of our other kayak guides.
Diagnosed with terminal brain cancer more than two decades ago after a failed surgery, Sam has amazingly survived and flourished after self-experimentation with diet and herbs. Perhaps his indominatable spirit was the most important aspect of his surviving cancer and he is now a pillar of strength and health who enjoys sharing his insights to those who are interested.
Sam’s other interests include cooking superb meals, organic farming, and a variety of healing arts. More maritime skills include scuba diving and competitive catamaran sailing and racing.