An important part of certification is maintaining a log of experience. The SKGABC asks certified guides to submit copies of their logged days on an annual basis.

Electronic Logbook Spreadsheet

This user friendly computer spreadsheet can be quickly and easily completed. The spreadsheet can be easily expanded to record multiple years worth of trips.

Please use the Water Classfication Map to determine the class of waters for your trips.

Options for Editing Spreadsheet

  • Microsoft Excel (part of the Microsoft Office suite of programs)
  • Open Office  (free open sourced alternative to Microsoft Office)
  • Google Docs (accessible through a Google account)
  • Hotmail in browser editor

Completed logs can be uploaded to your membership profile. Please rename your file: lastname, firstname - guide logs year.xls

A Note on Counting Logged Day Trips Toward Your Next-Level Certification

Kayak guiding days listed as minimum experience levels for Level 2, Level 3, and above guiding levels are overnight professional kayak guiding on multiday expeditions. 

However, professional sea kayak day trips may also be counted towards your higher level certification:

  • at a 3:1 ratio,
  • up to a maximum of 50% of the required days in each water classification.

Example 1: 30 days of professional overnight kayak guiding are required for Level Two guide eligibility.  

  • 50% of 30 is 15, so up to 15 of the required overnight days may be substituted by day trips at a 3:1 ratio.
  • 3 x 15 = 45 
  • Therefore, Level Two Guide eligibility may be satisfied by: 
    • 15 overnight kayaking days, plus 
    • 45 day tripping days.

Example 2: 80 days of professional overnight kayak guiding (including at least 20 in Class 3 water) are required for Level Three guide eligibility. 

  • 50% of 80 is 40, and 50% of 20 is 10.  So up to 40 of the required overnight days (including at least 10 of these in Class 3 water) may be substituted by professional day trips at a 3:1 ratio.
  • 3 x 40 = 120 and 3 x 10 = 30
  • Therefore, Level Three Guide eligibility may be satisfied by: 
    • 40 professional overnight kayaking days (including at least 10 of those in Class 3 water), plus
    • 120 professional day tripping days (including at least 30 of those in Class 3 water).

Please record all your day tripping days normally and accurately in your logbook
.  Then when the time comes to apply for your next-level certification, just send an email to, explaining that you will be using your day tripping days in this way.