Beginner Courses

Kayak Strokes 101

This is a great first lesson and it’s all about the strokes! This class lasts about 1.5 – 2 hours and we cover all of the basic kayaking strokes so that you are learning correctly and not developing any bad habits. This course is hands on so you are on the water from the start. 2018 Dates: July 7, Aug 4, Sept 1

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Duration: 1.5-2 hours
  • Price: $50
  • Reservations required.

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Quick Start Your Kayak

This is a fun 2 hour course that not only covers the basic strokes but also covers kayaking equipment, types of kayaks, etc. This is a great first course and especially good prior to purchasing your first kayak. 2018 Dates: May 5, May 27, June 16, July 21, Aug 18

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Price: $50
  • Reservations required.

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Kayaking for Families

This class makes family paddling fun! NO AGE LIMIT. We will teach you the basics of kayak strokes and how to handle tandem kayaks, how to paddle with uneven weight distribution and basically how to involve the entire family and have fun! 2018 Dates: July 8

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Duration: 1 – 1.5 hours
  • Price: $40 per person; $30 for kids 11 years of age or younger
  • Reservations required.

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Coastal Kayak Essential Skills

Our most popular and comprehensive course. This is a full day course and is suitable for those that haven’t had any previous instruction or have only had the basics. However, we do suggest that you have had some previous paddling experience because it is a long day if you’ve never been in a kayak before. This course is taught in touring kayaks and students are introduced to many aspects of this fun sport including strokes, boat design, wet exits and rescues (you will get wet), navigation, and overall safety on the water. This is a really fun day and we teach this course in some of the same beautiful areas that we run our eco-tours. 2018 Dates: June 2, June 30, Sept. 8

  • Prerequisite: None (although some prior paddling experience is recommended)
  • Duration: 6 – 7 hours
  • Price: $100
  • Reservations required.

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Kayak Rescue Clinic

This is a safety-oriented class designed for paddlers who are interested in paddling closed cockpit or touring kayaks. You will learn the proper techniques for exiting and then re-entering your kayak while in deep water. We cover both assisted and self rescues. Many people in this class have just purchased or are considering purchasing touring kayaks and want to know “what to do in the event of a capsize.” Knowing that you can safely get back in your boat is probably the single most important ingredient in adding fun and enjoyment to your paddling. This class is usually done as a private lesson. Please call for availability

  • Prerequisite: None (willingness to get wet)
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Reservations required. Call 302.539.7999.

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