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Paddlers' Realm

Whittier, AK
907-350-2259
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Ranked #5 of 17 attractions in Whittier
Type: Water sports, Tours
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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del mar, ca
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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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Houston, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I recently took classes with Ryan at Paddlers Realm. I was a little nervous about doing the wet exits but with excellent instructions and patience I now am comfortable in my sea kayak. I learned so much and had a great time in class. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in sea kayaking. I would love to take... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I just had the best weekend learning how to sea kayak with Ryan the owner of Paddler's Realm. The class was very informative and with lots of hands on practice I went from knowing nothing to feeling confident that I could start sea kayaking on my own. Ryan and his team were awesome!!

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

From the start you know Ryan is really passionate about what he does. The trip was really really good. Food was so awesome. If you want the real Alaska experience then do this trip. Ryan will take care of you. The weather was perfect (we were lucky), we did see a bird rookery and lot of seals. Water taxi ride... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We went with Ryan, and he was a wonderful tour guide! The day started off not very ideal because the weather in Anchorage was very rainy and windy. Ryan kept in contact with us, and once he got to Whittier the weather was actually fine to go kayaking. Even though it was a confusing morning due to the uncertainty of... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Amazing trip all around! Ryan is a wonderful and knowledgable guide. Lunch was provided and was great, we saw glaciers, seals, birds and even a young whale! Truly an unforgettable experience! If my boyfriend and I get back up to Alaska we'll have to do a multi-day trip. Ryan good luck with all your future adventures!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Going kayaking with Ryan is a great way to spend a day. He takes time with each person and is sure he is comfortable before starting out with any paddling or instruction. He gave us expert instruction and got us out in the water quickly, but not so quickly that we had any concerns before setting out. Once on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

My wife, two teenage kids and I spent the day paddling with Ryan. The day was great and every nuance was handled. We were new to kayaking so the instruction was great and personal. The route was perfect and the lunch superb. As we look back over a two week vacation in Alaska my teenagers remember this as a top... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Unbelievable experience in the deep alaskan wilderness. My dad, his girlfriend, my sister and I did a 4 days/3 nights trip in Prince Williams Sound around Icy Bay and Whale Bay, mid-septembre 2013. It is the highlight of our trip to Alaska and one to remember for a lifetime. First of all, our guide Ryan is a wonderful person. He... More

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