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Essentials of Coastal Kayaking
3 hours • Ages 14 and up • Perfect for novices!
$75 per person
Don’t know what a Wet Exit is? Does your friend’s explanation make you nervous? This class is designed to introduce the basic skills required to safely Sea Kayak by yourself. Students will learn about:
-Basic boat exit and entry maneuvers (i.e Wet Exits)
-Cold water safety
-On-water safety communication
Completing this class gives you the skills needed to rent our Sea Kayaks! Getting wet is mandatory to pass the WetExit Quiz.
This course is designed as a prerequisite to our Rescues & Recoveries class. These two are offered in succession on Saturdays for a full day of kayak skill growth!
If you don’t want to get wet, rent a Sit-on-top Kayak from us or take our Coastal Explorer Tour!
If you complete both classes or you are an experienced paddler looking for even more growth, take a Private Lesson with us!
Rescues & Recoveries
3 hours • Ages 14 and up • $75 per person
Wanting to be more confident and self reliant on the water or learn how to rescue another paddler? This class will teach the skills needed to help you and your companions stay safe if you capsize!
We’ll be on (and in) the water throughout this class, starting with a wet exit practice in the shallows to get comfortable. From there, we will cover the paddle float self-rescue, cowboy self-rescue, assisted T-Rescue, and cover multiple bracing and edging techniques. Understanding the limits of you and your boat is key to being safe on the water!
All needed equipment and gear will be provided; if you have your own wetsuit feel free to bring it!
If you would like to learn in your own kayak please email us first!
Prerequisites: Essentials of Coastal Kayaking or equivalent experience.
Next Step: Try our Tides and Currents or Coastal Navigation Courses & plan your next trip.