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Vicki - Monday, September 8th, 2014 4:13 PM PDT
All I can say is WOW! The Moonlight Guided Paddle is something I'd do again! Many beautiful moments with the sun setting over the rivers, fire with s'mores and moon lit waters. Kayaking is relaxing, easy and fun and Ridgefield Kayak takes special care in getting you set up. Thank you for a memorable evening!

Lisa Marty - Sunday, August 17th, 2014 3:35 PM PDT
I took the basic 101 & 102 course. This (kayaking) has been on my list of dreams for years, now finally with the expertise and wonderful personal attention from Ridgefield Kayak I have begun to achieve my goal. The staff and instructors make you feel like good friends from the start. And the time that they spend outfitting you correctly and pre-instructions before you enter the water give you confidence and assurance that you are in great hands. I am looking forward to additional outings with Ridgefield Kayak in the near future.

Barbara Hatch - Friday, July 18th, 2014 9:59 AM PDT
What a wonderful experience on the Lake River with Gayle. :) Thank you so much for a terrific, safe, confidence building activity with my two best friends. Gayle made this first timer feel like I've been doin' this for years. There will definitely be another trip on the river.

Gail - Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 10:23 PM PDT
National Trails Day in Ridgefield WA. celebrated the 3rd annual Big Paddle. Sending a terrific shout out of thanks to everyone who showed up to make the day!!!! Lake River is a 12 mile tributary tidally influenced and flowing to the Columbia River. Thank you Clark College students for joining us.

Laura Nelson - Sunday, June 29th, 2014 9:32 PM PDT
We Had a Great Time! Thank you!

Erika Agnew - Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 8:46 PM PDT
I went on a paddle with 3 young ladies and had a real good time. Paddled to the confluence with the Columbia River. Truly enjoyed the paddle,the birds,conversation and the quiet. Great experience.

John Nay - Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 8:46 PM PDT
My wife and I had a great time during the basic skills course! The guide and staff were outstanding. First time kayaking learn a lot of skills during the course. Can't speak highly enough of the course, guide and the company. John

Nancy and Jim - Monday, June 2nd, 2014 4:49 PM PDT
Thank you Ridgefield Kayak for making our very first kayak lesson such a wonderful experience. Because it was such a windy day, we started out with some apprehension but our fears quickly dissipated because of your teaching skills, Linda. You made us feel very comfortable. We had such a great time that we signed up for the Big Paddle this Saturday and look forward to another class or two very soon then on to various paddle trips that are on the calendar through October. We also plan to bring our grandchildren out to RK for their very first kayak experience this summer because we know they'll be in good hands, have am awesome time and we feel confident with your guidance they will continue kayaking for many years to come. We're 71 and 75, respectively, and life is good!! Again, thank you all so very much. See you soon!

Linda Neel - Friday, May 30th, 2014 11:36 PM PDT
Had such a cool group of seniors in my lessons today!

Peny Gibbons - Monday, May 19th, 2014 9:36 AM PDT
GREAT pictures you have here :)

I was hoping to work for you guys :(

I will come out and go paddling on Lake River soon.

Enjoy your day
and Paddle on

Kari brown - Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 9:40 AM PDT
Thanks for calling. I am so excited. Motivation to keep getting healthy. Hopefully I can eventually get my own kayak and explore and be free to enjoy.
Thank you so much.

Starr H. - Friday, June 7th, 2013 8:11 PM PDT
This was my second visit this year to Ridgefield Kayak, and both times the staff was super helpful in making sure we had the right equipment for our needs, instead of just pulling a kayak off the rack and sending us out like the "other" kayak place did. It took over 30 min to get one of us situated right, but Juan was going to do it right, no matter how much rearranging had to be done. I would recommend this place above all others for getting it done right!

Don Knies - Friday, August 31st, 2012 3:49 PM PDT
I and a group of four others recently rented from Ridgefield Kayak and paddled up the Lake River. The service at Ridgefield Kayak is first rate. The staff secures details ahead of time to customize the kayak selections based on each individual and then provides good preparation, as well as an ingenious overhead entry bar inside their dock to make kayak entry and exit easy and comfortable. A great place to use if you want accommodations for individual needs and guidance. I have used kayak rentals at two other sites in Portland. Ridgefield stands out for its professional approach. Don Knies, Rockaway Park, NY.

E Scovel - Friday, July 13th, 2012 6:59 PM PDT
What wealth to discover Ridgefield Kayak so attentive and in our own backyard. My family values your talents, knowledge and service to our community and to the great outdoors.

Donna Prigmore - Sunday, July 8th, 2012 8:26 AM PDT
My friend and I went kayaking yesterday at Ridgefield Kayak, LLC. We were very impressed, the gal who assisted us explained the weather conditions, best places to paddle up the river, and gave us lots of other information. I'm in the customer service business and know it when I see it. Ridgefield Kayak has outstanding customer service and treat you like they really care that you have the best experience possible. Thank you so much. We had an awesome time!
Donna Prigmore

Ahnesty Ondrak - Saturday, July 7th, 2012 12:09 PM PDT
We had the most delightful experience at Ridgefield Kayak, all of the employees are extremely friendly and professional and very knowledgeable about the area.

We scheduled a guided trip with our entire Cub Scout Pack and the folks at Ridgefield Kayak made the experience SAFE, fun, entertaining and educational for all of our Scouts and parents.

Thanks a million Ridgefield Kayak, we will definitely see you again soon. :-)

Ila Reinstein - Sunday, June 17th, 2012 11:06 AM PDT
Four of over 65 decided to check kayaking off our "bucket" list and want to thank Ridgefield Kayak for a wonderful experience. Their instructions and patience were great. We had much fun and plan to kayak again often. Thanks again!

Tommy Kabat - Sunday, December 11th, 2011 10:32 AM PST
I love Ridgefield Kayak! You guys are beyond friendly and have always been extremely helpful! I tell all my friends about you...

carl - Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 3:30 PM PDT
I took your beginning class, found our instructor to be wonderful. Next week my wife and daughter took the class, and similarly loved it. looking forward to getting on the water again.Thank you one and all.

Tami - Saturday, July 16th, 2011 3:59 PM PDT
I had a friend rent a boat from you and can say, that hands down, you provided the best service I've seen from a kayak rental outfit. Thanks!

Ilia - Monday, June 13th, 2011 2:42 PM PDT
May, 2011, my friend and I took our first kayak trip. I was experiencing some trepidation as we both were complete novices, but we had a FABULOUS time. Our guide was relaxed and informative and knowledgeable (and not too hard on the eyes) and it turned into an unforgettable and relaxing experience. Thank you Ridgefield Kayak!

Ft. Vancouver USPS paddle group - Monday, April 11th, 2011 7:51 PM PDT
Hey many thanks for putting on the very excellent self rescue classes for our group. We all learned a lot about the hazzards of kayaking and also how to avoid them and deal with them when they happen. See you on the water.

Liz Adams, Kristen Westergaard, and Ashley Grant - Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 10:06 AM PDT
We had a blast on our very first kayak tour!! The customer service was fantastic and our guide was very personable and knowledgeable! We defnitely recommend this kayak tour as a great way to see wildlife, get outdoors, and enjoy nature while being active!!

Jim & Jamie Hicks - Monday, August 9th, 2010 11:06 AM PDT
We kayaked for the first time on Saturday and it was a blast! Very friendly and knowledable staff...look forward to doing it again

Karen & Neil - Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 2:46 PM PDT
We took a basic skills class with Linda this morning and we can't wait to get back out on the water! Thank you for all the technical guidance Linda, and a wonderful morning!

Kay and Gari - Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 8:19 AM PDT
We just did the full moon paddle and it was awesome! Even a friendly beaver joined us as we paddled down to the beach. It was a hot day but the water was just perfect! Highly recommend it! Thanks Ridgefield Kayak and Linda too!

John F. Gatchet - Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 11:34 PM PDT
Thank you for the friendly service today. While kayaking on Lake River we stopped to enjoy the sun on the beach. We were able to watch a deer swim across the river and come out on the beach near us. We also had exactly 30 bird species on our trip.

Mike and Betty Johnson - Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 2:29 PM PDT
Thank you so much for a wonderful morning of kayaking. Linda, you are a great teacher! We'll be back.

Gari and Kay - Sunday, July 4th, 2010 9:17 PM PDT
Basic Class was great. I learned a lot! I was given a lot of great information over the course of 3 hours. Demonstrations and discussions all while paddling up and down Lake River. The entry and exit (always the scariest for me) made me feel more confident. There was so much information packed into three hours and for that I must thank our instructor/guide Linda. She did a fantastic job. Take the class, you will get more than you thought!

Charlie - Thursday, July 1st, 2010 1:33 PM PDT
Thank you Ridgefield Kayak for a very enjoyable guided kayak outing. Many of us were 1st time beginners and your experienced staff took care of all of the details from kayak instructions for 1st timers to paddling with a group and providing a great campfire and marshmallow roast for all of us. We saw to Bald Eagles and even saw the full moon rise as we paddled on the quiet waters. Thank-you for a wonderful experience.

Felipe Madrigal Sr. - Sunday, June 27th, 2010 6:34 PM PDT
Lots of fun!! I hope to see you again soon.

Linda - Saturday, June 12th, 2010 6:14 PM PDT
The sun finally came out and we had a wonderful paddle around bachelor island. If you have some kayaking experience, this is a great trip. We saw eagles, osprey, kingfishers, purple martins, great blue herons, and many more.

Mark Geer - Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 9:48 AM PDT
The day before Mother's Day we were privileged to take 16 people from our church, Mountain View Christian Center, on a fabulous Mother/Father and Daughter/Son Kayak trip that was absolutely fabulous. The help at Ridgefield Kayak was outstanding and we were treated with such professional yet friendly service. Thanks you guys! We hope to come kayaking again soon!

steve - Sunday, May 9th, 2010 5:33 PM PDT
Went out this morning for 3 hours. awesome weather and water was SO smooth. Birded along the way and saw 34 species of birds. What a trip!!! Great way to see so many bird species. Many nesting bird of prey species.

Linda - Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 7:55 PM PDT
We experienced a kayakers heaven this past Sun. when 13 of us paddled from Cathlamet to Skamokawa. I am sure we will see this trip on our options for next year. It was UNBELIEVABLE!!

Lenora - Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 12:00 PM PDT
Went out on a lark with my sister for her birthday on August 19th. The two young men on staff that day were absolutely wonderful. Had us ready to go within 20 minutes and checked us back in just as speedily. Bonus, they didn't even roll their eyes at the two 'old' women.

Richard Paz - Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 2:53 PM PDT
Looking forward to our planned paddle in Sept. This will be my grandkids first paddle. Thanks again for all the great times we had with you. See you on facebook soon.

Susanne Hutton - Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 7:11 PM PDT
We had a great time on our very first kayaking trip...Great guide, great scenery...we are hooked and we'll be back!

Susan Kate Perry - Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 8:17 PM PDT
Before this day ends, I want to thank you from the bottom of my grateful heart for the kayaking experience enjoyed by my family and me today. Your warm welcome and calm way inspired confidence in the "first-timers" among us. We will remember this day, and will definitely return to visit you and your river again. Sincerely, Susan,Colleen and Greg, Karen and Butch, Mandy and Jan, Megan, Barb, Carrie, and Justin.

janet - Sunday, July 19th, 2009 9:12 PM PDT
we went on the Lewis river, Bald Eagle trip on Saturday...overweight and out of shape!! It was a wonderful way to spend my fiftieth birthday!!!My arms are reminding me of what i did but I cant tell you how much we enjoyed it!!!

Linda - Thursday, July 16th, 2009 11:20 AM PDT
What a great time we had in our group rescue class last Sun. We had 12 ladies 3 guides and some volunteer assistants in the class. I think everyone learned a lot and now feel much more confident paddling. A class I recommend for anyone who loves to paddle.

Tim - Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 8:26 AM PDT
Thanks for everything. We had a blast on Saturday. We'll be back with friends and friends of friends for fun floats with you guys. It was a great way to stay cool on a hot July 4th.

Deanna - Sunday, July 5th, 2009 6:45 PM PDT
My fiance and I rented kayaks from here this past weekend and had outstanding service. The staff is so sweet and helpful. I would recommend renting kayaks from here.

Lisa - Friday, June 5th, 2009 10:41 PM PDT
I can't sing enough good praises about Ridgefield Kayak. Last summer I bought a month long pass. It was the highlight of my summer vacation and has been my cherished memory throughout this year. I can't wait to do it again. Kayaking the refuge is not only stress relieving, it builds your strength and increases your stamina. Ridgefield Kayak, LLC is like a gift that I hope never goes away. The staff is courteous and helpful. You are made to feel as if you are borrowing a friend's kayak for the day to explore some of the most beautiful scenery and wildlife possible. I tell all my friends about Ridgefield Kayak. Give it a try. You'll be hooked.

- Monday, April 20th, 2009 9:16 PM PDT
I escaped from work early enough today to paddle in the Ridgefield wildlife reserve. It was an amazing experience. We saw eagles, sandhill cranes, Canadian geese, a flicker, and a couple Osprey. You could even smell the sweet cottonwood trees. Can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon.

Rachel - Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 8:35 PM PDT
I just wanted to drop a line and tell you how much fun Alicia and I had on our paddle yesterday. We even saw 2 (what looked like) bald eagles perched up in the trees. We were very pleased with the boats, the pre-paddle tutorial, and of course the river. Thanks so much and I'm sure we will be coming back as the weather keeps warming up.

Ridgefield Kayak - Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 2:16 PM PST
Guides and volunteer staff jump started the season @ the Marshall Pool with a fun packed session of wet exits and rescues. We are ready to paddle.

Richard Paz - Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 3:49 PM PST
Roma and I had some real fun times this last year and we are looking forward to some more trips this.My grandkids from Calif. had a blast out on the river.Thank you again. Richard, Vancouver, Wa.

Jean - Monday, October 6th, 2008 8:43 PM PDT
What a wonderful experience to rent from Ridgefield Kayak! It's just the best setup around - great boats, great staff, great waterway - what's not to love? I'll be back.....

Suzanne Day - Sunday, September 28th, 2008 5:41 PM PDT
We enjoyed our very first kayak experience from your boat house. We had a blast!
Thank you for all the support and encourgement. We found it very easy to do, especially from two tomboys now grandmothers! We are ready to play so more.


Lehman Holder - Thursday, September 25th, 2008 10:12 AM PDT
Heartfelt thanks to everyone at Ridgefield Kayak for their terrific assistance with our Sierra Club kayak outings the past two years. Because they're there, we've been able to get a lot of new people in a kayak and on the water! You're terrific!!

Brett Lovins - Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 4:33 PM PDT
It is such a pleasure to be working with you on your website. Such a cool business and great attitude. Sorry it took me so long to sign the guestbook. Really enjoyed taking my niece and her friends out this summer.

Linda Lander - Tuesday, July 8th, 2008 5:29 PM PDT
Finally got to your site. Check ours out www.ridgefieldinstitute.com.

Have a great day,

Barb Franz - Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 7:26 PM PDT
Thanks so much for an incredible three paddles. My very first paddle, with Donna, was enough to wet my whistle. The Lake River paddle was another memorable experience, as was the Mother's Day paddle. Both days were full of once in a life time experiences with unique wild life and awesome smooth as glass water. Even though I have only paddled a whopping total of 3 times, I am totally hooked. You will all have to put up with me because I plan to keep on paddling. Thanks again for 3 awesome paddles.

Linda - Sunday, May 25th, 2008 9:25 PM PDT
The Lake River paddle from Filida to Ridgefield was absolutely amazing. This paddle and Bachelor Island are my favorite!!

virginia Johnson (Ginny) - Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 5:50 PM PDT
Thank you for all the times you rented boats for me and my friends and family. They will still be renting. You provide a great experience that can be had nowhere else that I know. We still talk about last year's full moon ride. That was majic.
Your website is lovely.

Kristrun - Thursday, May 1st, 2008 7:58 PM PDT
Hope to be back in the boat again and hope to see ya all soon.

Linda - Friday, April 25th, 2008 11:11 PM PDT
I did a practice paddle from Filida up to Salmon Creek today. Nice to have a sunny day for a change. It was great to be on the water and what a treat -- we paddled right under a pair of bald eagles sitting on a branch!! It was amazing!!!

Jo Ann Brown - Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 7:31 PM PDT
I was so excited to meet you today at the Legacy Clinic in NW. I came home & told my husband about our visit in the Dr.'s office. He was so excited that I would be interested in Kayaking. We are definitely signing up for a class. I might even sign up my son-in-law & daughter for a class.

Marylyn - Thursday, April 17th, 2008 5:43 AM PDT
Donna and I paddled the Lewis River on Saturday and it was fabulous. 78 degrees and virtually no river traffic. Had lunch on the beach looking at the lighthouse, basking in the sun. A PERFECT way to spend the first glorious spring day.

Mary Hitt - Sunday, April 13th, 2008 8:07 AM PDT
April 10th, 71degrees, first spring day and beautiful! Monica George and I went out for an evening paddle and had a wonderful tiime. It felt like a summer evening in August. As always, love the area and the incredible selection of birds.

Michael Hebert - Saturday, April 12th, 2008 9:22 AM PDT
Went Kayaking for the first time on April 4th with Ridgefield Kayaks. Such a great time,, I am going back today!!

Monica George - Sunday, April 6th, 2008 4:47 PM PDT
Mary Hitt and I were out paddling on March 29th, when we suddenly got caught in a hailstorm on the way back! It was a wild experience and we absolutely loved it!

Maureen Friedman - Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 11:22 AM PDT
Your website is most helpful for a first time kayaker. Love the improvements!

Linda - Monday, March 24th, 2008 6:36 PM PDT
What a great time to be on the water. On our way back from St. Helens we saw 2 baby Blue Heron flying. The beaver are also busying themselves along the river. It is warm enough for kayakers but not warm enough for waterskiers so it is quiet and peaceful!!

Gail Alexander - Monday, March 24th, 2008 1:12 PM PDT
Great business profile written by the Columbian on 3/22/08. Many thanks of appreciation.

Donna - Sunday, March 23rd, 2008 9:19 AM PDT
Who says kayaking's only a summer activity? We paddled to St.Helen's for brunch yesterday and it was fabulous!

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