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Sound Paddler

101 Billings Street, Whittier, AK
+1 877-472-2452
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Paddle Prince William sound

My wife, adult daughter, and I chose wisely as we went paddling with Sound Paddling out of... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2017
smithfrick
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Traverse City, Michigan
Kayaking in Whittier

Louis at Sound Padder is the sweetest lady you could ever meet. If you are looking for a nice and... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2017
Rosa U
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Located away from the congestion of Harbor activities is SOUND PADDLER. Up in town at the N.W. corner of Billings and Eastern Avenue is the "Old Gym" when the military occupied Whittier. Now its called the "Boathouse" and allows us lots of room for outfitting our clients for their Ocean Kayaking or SUP adventures. We then use our shuttle van & trailer to transport you to the beach or harbor. This flexibility allows for logistic preparations and planning, ALL out of the weather under our BIG roof. Great service and gear compliments a great facility for a trip of a lifetime!!
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101 Billings Street, Whittier, AK
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

My wife, adult daughter, and I chose wisely as we went paddling with Sound Paddling out of Whittier. Excellent water taxi all by ourselves was a clue to the entire day as we had a beautiful, sunny, warm, calm, September day. No other paddlers the...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

Louis at Sound Padder is the sweetest lady you could ever meet. If you are looking for a nice and friendly adventure I truly recommend this place. So much fun and so beautiful!! Whittier is definitely worth visiting ❤️🌊

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Reviewed July 23, 2016

Excellent company. We called several days ahead and scheduled. There were 4 of us in our group and 2 more (from NZ) joined us at the building. Lois had everything essentially setup and we picked out our equipment and got a quick lesson in sea...More

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Perry S, Owner at Sound Paddler, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2016

What a great summer for weather here in 2016. Many days were just like that, acting like it will rain and get cool, then clears again with the sun warming our souls. What a difference even a day makes with the amount of ice in...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2016

Perry and Lois are gracious and strive in every detail to make PWS an enjoyable experience. Thoughtful details regarding equipment and weather are easily provided.

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Perry S, Owner at Sound Paddler, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2016

Thank you, Mike. Prince William Sound's beauty sells itself, but Lois and I try to take the time to inform and prepare our paddlers heading out for a great adventure. Having the right gear makes a difference.

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Reviewed July 6, 2016

The tandem yak was a first class fiberglass Expedition. That makes a real difference. The PFD's, etc were "standard issue." What bothered me about the process was the prelaunch indoctrination. It started the night before, and continued in the morning. It was, at best, haphazard...More

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Perry S, Owner at Sound Paddler, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2016

Going into Blackstone Bay for a couple days unguided is not the best idea without some serious indoctrination. So many things to potentially go wrong. The dynamic environment information would seem haphazard and confusing to the inexperienced. The morning safety talk is just equipment orientated...More

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Reviewed May 23, 2016

What an amazing adventure! Our guide Mike called the day before our tour and made sure we were ready to go and were aware of the road construction that might slow us down. We left Anchorage half an hour earlier and made the 9:30 tunnel...More

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Perry S, Owner at Sound Paddler, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2016

Thanks so much, Erica. The Blackstone Bay Glacier day tour is a special trip indeed. Good company, excellent scenery and good food make the day. Thanks again for paddling with us, here at Sound Paddler.

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Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Perry is wonderful. He made sure we were thoroughly prepared and took us on a leisurely 4 hour tour where we saw otters, eagles, and a bird rookery. He is knowledgeable and friendly and even let us use his wet gear for a hike in...More

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Perry S, Owner at Sound Paddler, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2016

The Emerald Bay day tour is in my opinion, "The Best Value", of our day paddles. Timing the tide works well to get a couple bonus highlights, paddling behind the waterfall and being able to paddle into the lagoon of Billings Glacier area. Having a...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Perry really knows his stuff! He got us outfitted in all the necessary gear right down to the rain hats, and he brought us out to some incredible spots. We recommend that anyone visiting Alaska take a trip down to Wittier to kayak with the...More

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Perry S, Owner at Sound Paddler, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2016

Kim & Corey had a wonderful day. They started the day off snowboarding at Mt. Alyeska Resort and then drove over to Whittier to finish off the day kayaking with Sound Paddler. The time frame was customized to the clients schedule and benefit from the...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2016

Our first kayak trip in the Prince William Sound was priceless thanks to our awesome guide (Perry) who took the time to fit us in great gear and go over safety before we began our trip! We couldn't have asked for better weather but even...More

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Perry S, Owner at Sound Paddler, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2016

This was our earliest tour EVER! It was also one of the most beautiful days, EVER! Just perfect!! The other two young ladies from LA had driven all the way from Fairbanks that morning for the paddle. Very enjoyable paddle and saw the most Mountain...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2016

I have known Lois and Perry at Sound Paddler for 10 years and have been paddling in PWS for just as long. I always use them for kayak and gear rentals as their gear is great and always comes with excellent, and free, advice on...More

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Perry S, Owner at Sound Paddler, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2016

When we have a customer that would like to have an experienced paddler come along as a trip leader, but not as a guide to cook for them or set up tents, Lois and I can call a local paddler like Adam or Kristen to...More

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