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Address: Whittier, AK
Phone Number: 907-350-2259
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Great guide and boat rental

Ryan is a great guy and it was a pleasure to rent boats and paddle with him. Ryan is a top paddler and has years of experience paddling and guiding tours and expeditions in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Ryan is a great guy and it was a pleasure to rent boats and paddle with him. Ryan is a top paddler and has years of experience paddling and guiding tours and expeditions in the Prince William sound area. He is aware and very well prepared to cope with risk and rescues. His help in planning our trip was extremely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My wife and I didn't have any real experience with Kayaking so we decided to arrange for lessons with Ryan through the recommendation of a friend. The class was a one day class and it was excellent. He is a great instructor, both friendly and very knowledgeable. You can tell he has a passion for this! The class he taught... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Brian and Ryan were amazing leading up to the trip accurately preparing is and day of. They prepared for everything! So hospitable and knowledgable about the area. Novice kayakers felt good being with Brian and experienced kayakers had fun. Lunch was amazing as was the entire tour route. Highly recommend.

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Everywhere
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I've worked with Ryan to complete my American Canoe Guide certification as well as taken many other refresher courses from him. He is an excellent instructor - demonstrating incredible skill, patience and good humour throughout the courses. Ryan displayed widespread knowledge from rescue scenarios to refining paddle strokes to the local fauna and flora. He is impressive with his ability... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I've joined Paddler's realm for kayak instruction and guided excursions. I've been thrilled with both. Ryan Collins is a great guide, and a gifted instructor. His expertise in kayaking, navigation, safety, and local knowledge of Prince William Sound run deep. He is a master at logistics, and will go the extra mile to develop the trip or class that suits... More 

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Ryan is a great guide. He made our Alaska adventure incredible and personal. He arranged logistics of kayak boats, sightseeing, lunch, and paddling near Whittier flawlessly. The experience with Ryan is a great value.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Went on a full day paddle to the glaciers. If you enjoy the outdoors and the exercise that comes with paddling, this is an absolute must. I would rate this tour as the best Alaska experience I had while visiting. You paddle up close to massive glaciers. The scenery is breathtaking. And we were able to enjoy seeing some wildlife... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I just returned (July 2014) from an extended kayak trip (12 days) from Valdez to Whittier on Prince William Sound with Ryan Collins of Paddlers Realm. It truly was extraordinary. Calving glaciers and magnificent rock formations were all within our view. From whales to bears, from sea lions to otters, from puffins to seals the wildlife was beyond compare. Ryan... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

In July 2014 I had the true pleasure of joining Ryan and 3 others for a trip of a lifetime. We paddled in Prince William Sound from Valdez to Whittier--140 plus miles. The trip could not have better. Ryan, the company owner, is a fantastic guide. He knows the sound well and obviously loves it. His affection for it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We didn't have the best conditions. A huge storm had just blown through and it was still pretty windy, but we still had a great time. One of my sons is allergic to Gluten, so Ryan created a completely gluten free lunch for us that was so delicious. We were taken by power boat out to a beach in Blackstone... More 

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Address: Whittier, AK
Phone Number: 907-350-2259
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Whittier

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