Paddle School


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 Stand Up 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 guided tours. 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.



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