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Daniel Gonzalez

Daniel Gonzalez

Owner

AKA Raketa, he began his river life rowing a Cataraft in Futaleufu. Today he’s a rafting instructor, other than a pro kayaker and worldwide certified guide. He’s traveled extensively around Chile, Europe, Brazil, Nepal, Canada and United States, but his love for the Futaleufu always brings him back. His passion for the whitewater is so deep and contagious that at the end of every trip you’ll be ready for more! He speaks Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and English.

GIORGIA GONFIANTINI

GIORGIA GONFIANTINI

Manager

One day Giorgia went on a family rafting trip on the Italian Alps, and out of the blue she joined a 21-day rafting trip on the Grand Canyon with our team.  She’s curious, fun, happy, extroverted, well-travelled, and irradiates that particular italian magic she was born with. Spark up a conversation in Italian, Spanish, English, French or German. She now calls Futeleufu “home”, she will assist you with your trip, always with a sincere smile on her face.

Gabriel Gallardo

Gabriel Gallardo

River guide & photographer

Known universally as “Pelos”, he’s a kayaker, rafting guide and photographer. Born and raised in Puerto Montt (Chile), he’s explored several rivers in Chile, Argentina, Italy and Switzerland. He speaks Spanish, English and Italian.

RICARDO BARRERA

RICARDO BARRERA

Safety kayak

Born in Cuba from Chilean parents, Ricardo arrived in Futaleufu in 2008 in search for a remote place where, as a medical doctor, he could share his knowledge and especially help people. Kayaking is his passion, you’re sure to spot him in the river or working in the field. He’s a fundamental part of our staff.

Cristian Morice

Cristian Morice

River Guide & Safety

Creator of Rescue Outdoor Equipment, he’s one of the first guides to start rafting around the world, and represented Chile abroad in countries like Peru, Italy, Nepal, among many other. He’s our safety catarafts.

Miguel Naval

Miguel Naval

River Guide

From the Spanish Pyrenees, he’s an expert mountain and rafting guide. He has traveled the world as an adventurer: Asia, Europe, Central and South America. He’ll make of your trip an unforgettable adventure.

Guillermo Walsen

Guillermo Walsen

Video Maker

A natural talent, head of Yerba Mate Productions, Guillermo is our video maker, always fun and calm. You’ll spot him with his camera on the banks of the river just waiting to capture your best moment. He’s also our safety kayak in the Futaleufú river.

Victoria Bianco

Victoria Bianco

Webmaster

Vicky lived and studied in several countries  and has traveled the world like few others, all the while creating websites and painting. Loves photography, art and all the beautiful things in life… a true free artist! Currently living in Ensenada, near Puerto Varas, Chile. Speaks Italian, English and Spanish.

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Nicolas Moyano

Nicolas Moyano

River Guide

AKA Pitico, born and raised in the small but well-known town of Potrerillos, near Mendoza in Argentina, a town crossed by the famous Mendoza river. Since he was little, Pitico has always been attracted by water. At 18, he moved to Mexico for 8 years, and then embarked on a 3-year sailing trip around the world. He now works all over the globe as a rafting guide. Get ready to hear some good stories and great laughs!

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Pedro Aguirre Cerda 697
Futaleufu, X Region, Chile

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