Basic Kayak Instruction

Learn Basic Flat-Water Kayaking Skillskayakclass

Skills taught include:

  • Doffing and Donning the Life Jacket
  • Launching (from dock / shore)
  • Forward Paddling
  • Stopping
  • Reverse Paddling
  • Capsize w/ Recovery of Boat & Paddle in water to deep to stand
  • Use of Kayak as a Floatation Device
  • Re-boarding in water to deep to stand
  • Avoidance Maneuvers
  • Anchoring (optional)
  • Exiting (to dock / shore)

Equipment provided for the course includes:

  • Kayak
  • Paddle
  • Life Jacket
  • Safety Whistle

The course fee is $45.00 per person with a minimum of two people. private lessons are available for one person for $80.00. Advanced Reservations Required.

*This is an introduction to kayaking for those interested in spending time in the areas many flat water creeks, rivers,  bays, lakes and ponds. This is not a whitewater / swift-water course.