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Kayak Classes

kayak Classes

Are you looking explore inland waterways and slow moving rivers, gliding silently as you sneak up on herons and egrets in coastal marshes?  Or perhaps you want to cover miles of open coast, packing enough gear for a multi-day island-hopping adventure?  Or does taking on waves and crashing surf sound like your idea of fun?   If any--or all of the above--sound appealing to you, our classes will help get you closer to your goals.

All our courses include all the gear you need:  kayak, spray skirt, paddle, life jacket, and course-related safety equipment.    

Check out our full range of ACA-certified kayak classes below.


 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Sea Kayak Essentials

INTRO TO RECREATIONAL PADDLING

3 HOURS

This short class is the perfect way to get introduced to recreational kayaking on flat water.    READ MORE...


Sea Kayak Essentials

101:  SEA KAYAK ESSENTIALS

7 HOURS

Our full-day class for those who want to learn to safety enjoy coastal waters in a sea kayak.   READ MORE...


Finding balance points for better control

102:  ADVANCED STROKES

3 HOURS

This skill-building course picks up where 101 leaves off.   It stresses better boat control and handling.  READ MORE...


Wind-Waves-Weather

103:  ADVANCED SEA KAYAK RESCUES & SAFETY

3 HOURS

This class can be taken in conjunction with 102 or as a stand-alone course.   Participants will learn and practice more advanced rescue techniques.  READ MORE...


Wind-Waves-Weather

201:  WIND, WAVES, & WEATHER

7 HOURS

In this class, Mother Nature is the real teacher.  Taught at the Erie Islands, this class takes advantage of the dynamic nature of coastal conditions.  READ MORE...


Rough Water Erie Islands

301:  ERIE ISLANDS ADVENTURE

7 HOURS

The Erie Islands offer refracting waves, steep beaches, and rock gardens.   In this class, we stress group leadership for paddling in challenging conditions.   READ MORE...


ACA INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

LEVEL 2 KAYAK INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP

4 DAYS

This four-day program is for experienced paddlers who are ready to seek certification as an ACA Level 2 (Essentials of Kayak Touring) instructor.     L2 instructors may teach all courses in the ACA L1-L2 curriculum in protected flatwater environments.  READ MORE...

 

 


 

LEVEL 3 COASTAL KAYAK INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP

5 DAYS

This five day program is for experienced paddlers who are ready to seek certification as an ACA Level 3 Coastal Kayak instructor.   Level 3 instructors may teach all courses in the ACA L1-L3 curriculum within 1/2 mile of shore in winds

 

 


 

LEVEL 4 OPEN WATER COASTAL KAYAK INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION EVALUATION

3 DAYS

For previously-certified Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructors who have completed a Level 4 Open Water Instructor Development Workshop and/or are ready to upgrade to an L4 certification.   Level 4 instructors may teach all courses in the ACA L1-L4 curriculum within 1 mile of shore in winds

 


 

UPCOMING KAYAK COURSES: