Ryan Wadkins - Owner
Ryan was born and raised in Texas, and spent almost a decade working for the government in a law enforcement capacity. His last duties involved flying and patrolling aviation assets along the US/Mexico international border. In 2019, Ryan had grown dissatisfied with the bureaucracy and political climate of his job and decided a career change was in order. Ryan followed his love for the water, sand and sunshine to the island of St. Croix, where he acquired Sea Thru Kayaks VI in May of 2019.
Ryan holds certificates and ratings as a commercial and instrument-rated helicopter and airplane pilot, water egress and survival trainer, certified Emergency Medical Responder, advanced first aid and trauma, CPR, and he’s American Paddlesport Association certified.
Ryan’s love for the ocean and the island is conveyed on every tour. He is passionate about environmental stewardship and looks forward to sharing the beauty of STX for generations to come!