Paddle School

Select a Location

boston button                      boston-button

510x350 kayak1

Our paddle instruction programs range from introductory kayak and SUP lessons to multi-day ocean kayaking courses. Our most popular programs are the full-day Kayak Strokes and Rescues class and our Intro to Standup Paddleboard class. These programs are great for paddlers who have not taken any formal kayak/SUP instruction and are looking for coaching from ACA certified paddle instructors. Classes are kept small, usually between three and six participants, and instruction is very hands on.

In addition to lessons we also offer a wide selection of tours outside Boston. Tours are fun for any skill level and are a great summer activity to do with the family. All equipment is provided for each person including kayak or SUP, paddle, and PFD. All you need to do is show up with proper footwear (no sandals), pack snacks and water and dress appropriately for the weather. We take care of the rest!

All of our paddling instructors are certified by the American Canoe Association (ACA). The ACA is the governing body of paddle sports in the U.S. and provides the most consistent and comprehensive instructor training and certification programs. Roughly translated, when you learn from us, you learn from experienced paddlers who are current on the latest techniques and best practices. More importantly, our guides’ focus is on helping you have as much fun as possible in a safe environment.

“My husband and I had recently taken the Kayak Strokes & Rescues on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Lincoln Woods in Rhode Island. This class gave me more than I had expected. Our instructor Joe had lots of patience and his instruction was very clear and easy to understand. Joe started the class asking us our experience, how secure we were on the water, what we wanted to get out of this class and then proceeded to go over every step from equipment, clothing, safety and the plan for the day. His experience and ability to teach was impressive. While I was originally not a fan of the water, the class gave me the confidence and the additional skills I needed. My husband who originally did not want to take the class thought the class was great and well worth it. Highly recommend this class.”

Iris Arsenault

Woodstock, CT