Ryan Collins

Ryan Collins

ISKGA status: Registered Guide



Palmer, Alaska

5 years with Alaska Sea kayakers, from novice to lead guide and instructor, led many trips/year of 4-5 days trips in Prince William Sound as lead guide for groups of kids. lead guide for many private trips/ year from 3-10 days, Personal paddles all over Prince William Sound – Whittier to Cordova via south route as one of the highlights, 14 days
12 years with Alaska Kayak School, many ACA level 1-4 courses, many Coastal Kayak Day trip leader courses/assessments, many BCU courses1-4 star, pool sessions in the winters, circumnavigated Shuyak Island North of Kodiak Island,
My company, Paddlers’ Realm, sole guide and instructor: ACA Coastal Kayak Day Trip leader courses and assessment 3?season for Alaska Sea Kayakers, Alaska wildland adventures, public course in Homer-Kachemak Bay, ACA courses levels 1-4, Wounded Warrior courses through the U.S. Military, A season of day trips from 4-9 hours, guided and escorted trips throughout the Sound 3-9 days



module date trainer assessor tick NGB qualification Document
Advanced guide observation
Advanced Skills  tick BCU 5* Training
Advanced Planning
Advanced Leadership  tick BCU 5* training
Coastal guide observation
Coastal Skills tick BCU 4* Assessed
Coastal Planning  tick BCU CNTP
Coastal Leadership  tick BCU 4* Assessed
Generic Modules
Incident Management  Jeff Allen  tick Incident Management with Jeff Alan – Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium,
FSRT – Jeff Alan Seward Alaska 2013
Sea Survival
VHF license
Food Hygiene
Coaching  tick Coach Level 2 BCU-old
Level 4 instructor, ACA
Adaptive paddling endorsement ACA
First aid 04/28/2014  tick Wilderness First Responder 80 hr course Yes
Expedition Skills  tick Experienced leader of multi day trips in Alaska