Your Patagonia Guide Team and Hosts

For the Patagonia Packraft Expedition, we partner with Paddle Patagonia. Makes sense right?

The outfitter is owned and operated by Julian Tisato and Katie Hambly. They run mountain biking and whitewater trips across Argentina and Chile. Based in El Bolson, they’re the on-the-ground local super experts that not only make this trip possible—they make it incredible!

Paddle Patagonia owners Katie, Julian, and family

You want an adventure travel vacation of a lifetime. Paddle Patagonia’s amazing network of professional guides and logistics staff deliver. Katie and Julian’s attention to detail is impeccable. They love the region, and they’re passionate about sharing it, and teaching travelers everything from local history to wilderness skills.

All of this leads to an experience for you that isn’t only smooth and safe, but fulfilling and unforgettable!

A perfect pair

We at Boreal River have tonnes of experience running remote river expeditions worldwide. Paddle Patagonia has incredible local knowledge, relationships, and operational prowess. Together we make a great pair.

Note: We’re also not too shabby at pairing incredible river adventures with just the right Malbec 🙂 But let’s be honest – any Malbec tastes good when you’re sitting by a crackling fire, beneath snow-capped mountains, by a turquoise river, after a day where you didn’t just run the rapids, you styled them.

Learn from expert guides

Julian Tisato, owner of Paddle Patagonia, leads a team of fantastic local guides: Mirko, Fidel, and Titi!

When you spend time on the river with any of them, you can’t help but catch their infectious energy, not to mention, grow your skills.

They’re as passionate about kayaking as the day they first made it down the mighty Futaleufu when they were barely old enough to drink mate (pronounced mah-tay, a strong South American tea). Just kidding – toddlers drink mate in Patagonia so they were a bit older than that. The point is, this team loves kayaking and adventure and they can’t wait to share this part of the world with you.

Paddle Patagonia’s team of professional local guides won’t just show you technical skills, they’ll share their knowledge and passion for this part of the world.

Packrafting is new to Patagonia, and your local guide team is excited to explore with you.