Traveling West in 2014

The Canoe Guru and his family are very excited about the 2014 Canoeing Season.  

The Canoe Guru's family is loading up and heading West!  Eli will be offering canoeing instruction in Arkansas through Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters, in Oregon through Alder Creek Canoe and Kayak, and in British Columbia around the Chilliwack River.  Contact Eli(at) for additional information. 

Eli Helbert and his daughter, Sage, will also be defending their National Open Canoe Slalom Championship title on the Black Foot River in Montana in late June.  

The Canoe Guru will circle back to the Southeastern US in August to get ready for Gauley Season and the Fall Creeking at home in Asheville, NC.

Contact eli(at) for additional information or to arrange a canoeing, swiftwater rescue or wilderness medicine clinic while The Canoe Guru family is near you on the road. 

Great Times in Alaska

I have traveled and enjoyed numerous winter adventures around the world, but The Canoe Guru's annual pilgramage with Esprit's week of rivers is an amazing adventure you must experience.  The lodging, food and logistics Esprit provides makes this a premiere canoeing adventure that is both affordable and memorable.  This season we will be gathering in Northern Costa Rica near the Sarapiqui River.  Sign up now to escape winter and join us in this tropical paradise.

Click here for more info or contact info(at)  

American Canoe Association L:1 through L:4 canoe instructors can update their certification for no additional charge during Eli Helbert's Week of Rivers in Costa Rica, 2015.

The Canoe Guru is thankful for the rain (but ready for more)!

Eli Helbert, aka The Canoe Guru, is psyched about the precipitation!  Is there canoeing in your weekend forecast?

Contact me now to improve your skills before your next adventure.  click here

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Contact theguru(at) with your canoeing question or to setup the perfect Canoeing Instructional Trip!