We love to see new people getting involved in kayaking!
We offer lessons for individuals or groups. Our experienced instructors can teach you all the basics to get started. We offer lessons for the beginner on easy flatwater locations.
Lessons are provided by appointment as needed.
Please call to set up an appointment for your lesson(s).
Kayaking is a wonderful outdoor activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. For a new kayaker, there are certain things you should keep in mind before hitting the water.
Firstly, it's important to choose the right type of kayak for your needs. There are different types of kayaks, such as recreational, touring, whitewater, and fishing kayaks, each designed for specific activities. Choose a kayak that best suits your needs, skill level, and the type of water you will be paddling on.
Secondly, it's crucial to learn proper paddling techniques. This includes learning how to hold the paddle, how to use your torso for power, how to steer and turn the kayak, and how to brace and roll the kayak back up if you capsize. Taking a kayaking lesson or joining a paddling club can be a great way to learn these skills.
Thirdly, always wear appropriate safety gear such as a life jacket, helmet, and wetsuit or drysuit depending on the water temperature. Always check the weather forecast and water conditions before heading out, and avoid paddling in strong winds, waves, or currents that may be beyond your skill level.
Lastly, respect the environment and other boaters around you. Leave no trace by packing out all trash and avoiding damaging natural habitats. Follow the rules and regulations of the area you are paddling in, and be mindful of other boaters, swimmers, and wildlife.
Overall, learning to kayak can be a fun and rewarding experience as long as you take the time to learn the necessary skills and safety precautions.