Rippled Earth kayaking across head of Lake Wakatripu, New Zealand

Sam de Reeper, owner operator

Rippled Earth Ltd


Picture of Sam, owner operator.

Glenorchy is my playground.


I have had a great love for the outdoors from a young age, riding a horse to school and later taking part in climbing, skiing, kayaking, sailing and fishing.


Prior to starting Rippled Earth Kayaking Queenstown, I spent five years guiding for kayaking activities in Milford Sound and the Able Tasman.


In 2007 I competed a BSc in Conservation and Ecology at Lincoln University, then became the first tour operator to offer kayak trips to the islands on Lake Wakatipu near Glenorchy.


Rippled Earth is my dream job. Living in this beautiful place and doing something I really love!


This is the best office anyone could have.


Sam.