San Juan Islands Kayak Lessons & Instruction
Would you like to develop your sea kayaking skills and become a safer and more confident paddler? Perhaps you want to lead your kayak expedition or feel better prepared for your daily kayak workout. We can help you reach your goals via a private kayak lesson or our scheduled three-day kayak instruction class in the San Juan Islands.
You can pick any topic for a private kayak lesson or a custom instruction class. We can teach you everything from the basic paddling strokes to a variety of different assisted and self-rescues. More experienced kayakers often want to learn how to brace in rough seas, or perform a roll. And then there are lessons for trip planning, navigation, weather and tide prediction, and much more. If you would like the broadest overview of sea kayaking techniques, we recommend our scheduled three-day kayak lessons class on San Juan Island. We cover it all and you will be able to practice these skills in a safe learning environment under the supervision of experienced instructors. Our sea kayak school has three different sections over the three day class. Part one takes place on a calm lake where you will learn self-rescue and how to rescue others. Part two will take place on the ocean in a protected bay. Here you will learn how to use the various paddling strokes, bracing, and other skills. Part three will emphasis weather interpretation, reading charts and tide tables, navigation, and more. By moving into open waters for part three, we will be able to put this knowledge to work and enjoy the currents and weather that create the kayaking environment.
Kayak Instruction & Classes in the San Juan Islands
Private Kayak Lessons – scheduled on a custom basis so call us with your needs. $399 per day.
Pre-scheduled 3-day Kayak Instruction Classes – call/email for dates and availability
Meeting Time & Place: Per custom arrangements, usually Friday Harbor or another location on San Juan Island.