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Marin Keefe joins the Wet Planet team as a kayak instructor and raft guide from Bridgewater, Connecticut. She’s always loved being around and on the water but didn’t discover her passion for whitewater until she became a first-year raft guide on the Yellowstone River in Gardiner, Montana for a summer between semesters of college. That summer spent outdoors, enjoying the community of paddlers and the thrill of the rapids, was life-changing. 

Marin took up kayaking in 2020 and quickly became obsessed. Early on she’d find herself driving anywhere from two to ten hours each weekend to go and explore new rivers and that winter she was invited to spend a few months living and paddling in Futaleufu, Chile. So far the Futaleufu has been her favorite river to kayak thanks to its huge waves, beautiful turquoise water, and the tall peaks and glaciers that surround it. She spent two more winter seasons paddling the Futaleufu and surrounding Patagonian rivers. Along with the Futaleufu, Marin has raft guided the South Fork of the American River in Coloma, CA, has video kayaked the Gauley in West Virginia and has kayaked and rafted recreationally all over the US, most recently completing a 27-day trip on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

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In her free time, Marin enjoys mountain biking, hiking with her dog, painting, reading, and gardening. In the fall, she plans to attend an accelerated bachelor of science nursing program in Portland, OR. 2024 will be Marin’s first season with Wet Planet and her first time living in the Pacific Northwest. She can’t wait to explore the area and share her love for rivers and the outdoors with everyone she meets. 

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Join Marin on the river:

You can join Marin on both half day and full day trips on the White Salmon River and in one of our many kayak courses.