Mate & Expedition Guide

Amaya Black

Expedition Team

“The water in your body is just visiting. It was a thunderstorm a week ago. It will be the ocean soon enough”.

– Jarod K Anderson

Amaya is an environmental educator, photographer and salmon field technician. Much like salmon, Amaya was born in the interior of the Okanagan Valley but migrated out to sea, and now resides in Bamfield on Vancouver Island.  
Since graduating from the University of Victoria in Geography and Environmental Studies, Amaya has worked in Indigenous-led resource management in Syilx and Huu-ay-aht territories. 
A passionate naturalist, Amaya’s enthusiasm to share the natural world has lead to a career as a skipper, a marine park warden in the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve and a marine science educator for the Raincoast Education Society in Tofino and at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre. 
Amaya is excited to share the knowledge she has learned by working on monitoring and research projects with many of the species we may encounter on the BC coast including orca, bears, sea birds, marine invertebrates and coastal wolves.