A young team of outdoor enthusiasts today launched an outdoor adventure marketplace, Adventurelist, which is now open to guides in the Northeast. Adventurelist is a start-up currently building through Princeton University’s eLab Summer Startup Accelerator, and is a platform built for both guides and adventure-seekers looking to participate in high-adrenaline outdoor sports including mountain biking, skiing, rafting, rock climbing and more.
“When I was on active duty, my friends and I always looked for adventure during our limited free time. We often grew frustrated with how hard it was to find guides and instructors without a ton of extra homework,” says CEO and founder, Jeff Phaneuf, who conceived of Adventurelist while serving in the US Marines. “Our mission is to make it easier for people to find guides and instructors so they can learn new skills, experience the outdoors, and adventure into the wild safely.”
During the pandemic year, Americans spent $887 billion on outdoor activities, and outdoor startups boomed. Consumer trends indicate that interest in adventuring and outdoor recreation is not going away, but is instead expanding greatly. Outdoor companies including Hipcamp, Outdoorsy and Cabana have experienced impressive growth, and Adventurelist aims to assert itself in the market by providing a platform for qualified, experienced guides to connect with adventurers as well as increase accessibility to the outdoors.
Adventurelist is now open to guides, and aims to be available to adventure-seekers in July. On the platform, guides register and list their bookings for free, paying a small fee for new customers brought to them by Adventurelist. Adventurelist handles listing, scheduling, booking, and payment processing. For more information, visit their website at goadventurelist.com.