Kayak & SUP

Lessons

Courses offered

We offer kayak and SUP lessons for beginners as well as more advanced paddlers who want a refresher. We are nationally-certified paddling instructors through the American Canoe Association (ACA) and will have you ready for the Olympic Team by the end of the course! Instruction covers basic and advanced strokes, navigation, rescue, safety, and gear selection.

Beginner Kayak Lessons

$65 / person / hour

  • All ages
  • Beginners welcome

We offer instruction courses for beginners as well as more advanced paddlers who want a refresher. We are nationally-certified paddling instructors through the American Canoe Association (ACA) and will have you ready for the Olympic Team by the end of the course! Instruction covers basic and advanced strokes, navigation, rescue, safety, and gear selection. Appropriate for all ages. One-hour lessons are held Sundays at 9am by reservation.

Paddleboard (SUP) Lessons

$65 / person / hour

  • All ages
  • Beginners welcome

Whether you are a newby or want to improve your skills, this one-hour lesson will make a happy (and smart) paddleboarder out of you! Let our professional SUP instructors (certified Level-2 through the American Canoe Association) guide you through the equipment basics, strokes and maneuvers, paddling techniques, and general safety. Appropriate for all ages. Lessons are held Mondays at 9am by reservation.

Paddling Certification (ACA)

  • Age 16+
  • Intermediate paddlers

We are proud to offer training that is standardized to the American Canoe Association’s rigorous coursework at the Level 1 (beginner), Level 2 (intermediate), and Level 3 (advanced) stages of paddling expertise. Skills and assessment courses are usually multi-day and combine classroom and on-water instruction, followed by on-water certification exams. Courses are offered during the winter months each year – please inquire about upcoming scheduled sessions.

About our Kayak & SUP Lessons

Paddling lessons include all paddling and safety equipment and cover the following skills, with varying degrees of difficulty depending on the course level:

  • Paddling strokes
  • Navigation
  • Rescue techniques
  • Safety
  • Gear selection

If you have any specific questions, check out the descriptions for each lesson option (above), read through our FAQ page, and feel free to contact us any time! We hope to see you on the water soon!