Discover the Spirit of Adventure: Unveiling Venture Outdoors

Venture Outdoors' founder taking pictures in Canyonlands, Utah.
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About Venture Outdoors

Experience Nature’s Majesty: Learn About Venture Outdoors and Unleash Your Adventurous Spirit!

Welcome to Venture Outdoors! We are a premier outdoor adventure company dedicated to providing exceptional experiences for individuals of all skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned outdoor enthusiast or just starting out, our team of knowledgeable guides and instructors is here to ensure that you have an unforgettable adventure.

Our mission is to connect people with the beauty of the great outdoors and help them discover new passions and skills. We offer a wide range of activities and destinations, carefully designed to cater to various interests and abilities.

At Venture Outdoors, safety is our top priority. Our guides are highly trained and experienced, ensuring that you’re in capable hands throughout your adventure. We also provide the necessary equipment and gear to ensure your comfort and safety.

Whether you’re looking for a solo adventure, a family outing, or a team-building experience for your organization, Venture Outdoors has something for everyone. Join us on an unforgettable journey and create lifelong memories in the great outdoors.

Contact us today to learn more about our upcoming adventures, schedule, and pricing. We can’t wait to help you embark on your next outdoor adventure with Venture Outdoors!

A crystal clear, impossibly blue shimmering spring.
Astrid Jackson canoeing Big Shoals down Suwannee River.


What sets Venture Outdoors apart is its commitment to providing a wonderful and unforgettable adventure to its customers. Here are some key features that distinguish Venture Outdoors from other adventure providers:

Professional, Expert Guides

Professional, Expert Guides

Venture Outdoors prides itself on hiring and training only the best guides in the industry. These guides are passionate about their jobs and have the necessary skills and certifications to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. Having knowledgeable and experienced guides enhances the overall adventure experience and ensures the safety of the participants.

Small Groups

Small Groups

To truly experience the magic of the wilderness, Venture Outdoors limits the group size and tries to avoid crowded areas whenever possible. By traveling in small groups, participants can enjoy a more intimate and immersive experience in nature. This also allows for personalized attention from the guides, fostering a deeper connection with the environment.

Choice of Activity

Choice of Activity

Venture Outdoors offers a wide variety of activities, starting with kayaking, canoeing, and hiking. We are committed to expanding our adventure offerings to include other outdoor activities as well. This diversity in activities allows customers to choose the adventure that best suits their interests, ensuring a customized and enjoyable experience.

All-inclusive Adventures

All-inclusive Adventures

Venture Outdoors aims to make the adventure as hassle-free as possible for its customers. They provide all-inclusive packages, which means that all meals, transportation, professional guides, permits, fees, and more are taken care of. By taking care of these details, Venture Outdoors allows participants to fully immerse themselves in the adventure without worrying about logistics or additional costs.

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Venture Outdoors

Venture Outdoors is an outdoor adventure business founded by Astrid Jackson, a passionate nature enthusiast with a deep love for the outdoors. After spending years working as a Software Engineer in an office, Astrid realized that she was unfulfilled and yearned to reconnect with her true passion: being immersed in nature and sharing that experience with others.

Drawing on her childhood memories of exploring the woods, going on camping trips, and engaging in various outdoor activities, Astrid decided to take a leap of faith and pursue a career that aligned with her true calling. She secured a position as a kayak tour guide and instructor in Central Florida, where she gained invaluable experience and rediscovered the joy and fulfillment that comes from being outdoors.

Motivated by her newfound sense of purpose and the positive impact she could make through outdoor adventures, Astrid made the bold decision to establish her own outdoor adventure business, which she named Venture Outdoors. With her extensive experience and certifications, including her coastal kayak instructor and kayak touring trip leader instructor endorsements from the American Canoe Association (ACA), as well as certifications as a kayak and standard paddleboard coach through the prestigious British Canoeing program, Astrid was well-equipped to offer a range of thrilling and safe outdoor experiences.

Venture Outdoors prides itself on providing high-quality outdoor adventures that cater to individuals and groups of all skill levels and ages. Whether it’s kayaking along picturesque coastlines, embarking on exhilarating rafting trips, or exploring scenic hiking trails, Astrid and her team ensure that every experience is well-planned, enjoyable, and conducted with the utmost professionalism and safety.

Safety is of paramount importance to Venture Outdoors, and Astrid’s training and certification as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) through SOLO Schools demonstrates her commitment to ensuring the well-being of her guests. With this certification, Astrid is prepared to handle any medical emergencies that may arise during outdoor activities, providing peace of mind to participants and their families.

Astrid’s true joy comes from sharing her passion with others and creating those magical “aha” moments when individuals connect with nature on a deeper level. Whether it’s witnessing the awe-inspiring beauty of a sunset while paddling on calm waters or helping someone conquer their fears and experience the thrill of white-water rafting, Astrid finds immense pleasure in guiding and inspiring others to embrace the outdoors and create lasting memories.

Through Venture Outdoors, Astrid aims to create a community of outdoor enthusiasts who share a love for nature and adventure. By providing exceptional experiences and fostering a sense of connection and appreciation for the natural world, Venture Outdoors aims to inspire a lifelong love for outdoor activities and a greater commitment to preserving and protecting our planet.

Venture Outdoors invites individuals, families, and groups to embark on unforgettable outdoor adventures, to escape the confines of daily life, and to rediscover the beauty, tranquility, and excitement that await in the great outdoors. With Astrid’s expertise, passion, and dedication, Venture Outdoors promises to be a gateway to extraordinary experiences and a catalyst for personal growth, connection, and a deep appreciation for the natural world.