As a native San Diegan, Victor’s adventurous childhood exposed him to all the natural resources San Diego has to offer. From hiking the desert, camping in the mountains, exploring the inland canyons and surfing and snorkeling the coastline, nature has been a major influence surrounding him his whole life.
So, it was only “natural” that in his twenties he volunteered as a nature guide for kids at his church summer camp for several consecutive summers. Later his love of nature led him to become a guide at Cabrillo National Park, volunteering as a docent for their tide pools and nature walk. He was also certified as a trail guide in local flora and fauna by the Balboa Park Natural History Museum’s “Canyoneer” Trail Guide program.
Victor and his wife have enjoyed traveling throughout most of the United States and internationally to 17 countries. With the experience of taking guided tours in each country, Victor realized that the true value of a good tour guide was making a destination come alive to the visitor. This inspired him to pursue becoming a tour guide himself.
His professional career as a tour guide started with one of San Diego’s premier tour companies, which offered visitors a 5-hour bus and walking tour of La Jolla’s natural and cultural resources and also a 2- hour bus and walking tour of the history and highlights of San Diego. This was great training and reinforced that a tour guide’s job is not just sharing knowledge but ensuring a positive experience for the visitor. Victor has earned certifications from the National Association of Interpretation, as well as the San Diego Professional Tour Guide Association, where he currently serves as vice president.
Victor brings a natural enthusiasm and knowledge to his tours and feels that all of his life experiences have brought him to this opportunity to ensure that our guests not only have an interesting tour and a fun time but most of all, our guests leave each tour with a great memory.