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Tunnel vision to Whittier reveals Alaska's splendor

Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2002

Alternatives to sport fishing on the Kenai Peninsula are becoming more popular thanks to professional guides such as Pete Denmark of Alaska Sea Kayakers in Whittier Alaska.

Denmark offers professionally guided day trips into the coves, canals, and bays of Prince William Sound with no experience necessary. "Much of our business is taking people out, young and old, kayaking for the first time, and time after time, we come back with folks wearing smiles of amazement from ear to ear after a day that we know they will remember forever. It's what makes our day worthwhile," says Denmark, who came to Alaska only three years ago.

 

Alaska Sea Kayakers guide Seth McCord and Adam Sikorski, home from college, get a ride with their kayaks to Blackstone Bay out of Whittier.

According to Denmark, a seasoned kayaker, who came to Alaska to visit some college friends, he started the business as a bit of a lark. After knocking around the state for a few months, he landed in Whittier and ran into the opportunity to purchase what has become his full time job.

Sea kayaking is a relatively easy sport to pick up on that opens up vistas of waterfalls, hidden coves, and glacial spectacles that amaze even the most seasoned Alaskans and worldwide travelers.

 

Alaska Sea Kayakers guide Seth McCord and Adam Sikorski, home from college, get a ride with their kayaks to Blackstone Bay out of Whittier.

Unlike river kayaks, the sea kayak is a stable boat that is more comfortable to paddle than a canoe.

A ride over the river and through the tunnel to Whittier, is highly recommended for anyone wanting an out of the ordinary Alaskan experience away from the crowded camp grounds and river banks.

 

Adam Sikorski sets up a photo of a calving glacier in Blackstone Bay.

For details call toll free 1-877-472-2534, or visit their website at www.alaskaseakayakers.com.



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