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Ryan Seigel

About Ryan Seigel

Paddle Guide


With his little car packed full of snowboards, scuba tanks and kayak gear, Ryan headed for Canada’s West Coast in 2010 to make Quadra Island his new backyard. In the rural communities of British Columbia’s northern Gulf Islands, Ryan indulges in his love of the mountains, the oceans and the wildlife that call this area home. While he spends his summers there guiding kayaking and conducting whale-watching tours, his love of sports has led him to migrate south for winter, often exploring underwater as a scuba instructor.

Hailing from Ontario’s Lake Country region, Ryan grew up as a young interpreter on his parents’ nature tours, exploring in Africa, Asia and South and Central America and gaining an education brought about by sharing the stories of and delving into other cultures. His time in these locations was often enriched by the local tales, and he brings a similar storytelling element to his nature interpretation. Ryan’s best hours have been spent gaining an understanding of local areas, which has continued to grow his interest in our delicate ecosystems.

Believing that through exploring we have a responsibility to learn more and preserve this planet, Ryan looks forward to spending many hours sharing ideas on board the ship together.