Meet Curtis England

NOC Instructor Trainer, Chief Kayak Weld-Artist, PG Pilot Level 4, L5 ACA Kayak Instructor

When NOC first partnered with PKR their goal was to retain their best of the best instructional team. NOC’s top instructor recommendation was Curtis England. Curtis has now led Chile kayak trips from the Central Valley’s Claro, Maipo, and Nuble Rivers to all rivers in the Pucon region and further south into Patagonia. Curtis continues to lead NOC instructional programs and certifications and now is an NOC instructor trainer. Whitewater kayakers can expect a safe experience with world class instruction tailored to your individual skills. Curtis is a master of observing and articulating that just right tip to help you progress to the next level. 

Curtis has a spirit of adventure and contribution that keeps work both functional and exciting. Curtis is our best kayak weld artist, and trust us it is an art. While, we sell all broken kayaks it is only after a well-attended weld or repair. If you’d like to learn the art of plastic welding then just ask, we’ve got lots of plastic. Another favorite activity of Curtis’ is post-kayaking soaring the nearby volcanos via his paraglider. Heck, if you want we can even arrange for you to fly tandem over the volcano formed Lago Villarrica. 


Curtis’s Instructional Style. 

Curtis embodies the thought of student-centered instruction. Always, keen to help the student learn and improve Curtis provides an instructional style easy to understand and apply to the river. Curtis enjoys leading beginner and intermediate kayak trips as Chile has world class development features, and we think he just finds pleasure in helping kayak students accomplish tackling a challenging rapid puzzle.

“You have the best instructors.”

We hear this comment most from any of Curtis’ trip guests. Whatever he is teaching the students love it. If you are seeking to advance your kayaking skills in a safe-feeling environment you are going to love one of Curtis’s trips.

Accomplishments and Certifications.

Wilderness First Responder; L5 ACA WW Kayak Instructor; L4 Swift Water Instructor Trainer; AED and CPR 


Curtis Signature Trips Coming Soon.