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.
102: ADVANCED STROKES
This skill-building course picks up where 101 leaves off. It stresses better boat control and handling. READ MORE...
103: ADVANCED SEA KAYAK RESCUES & SAFETY
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...
301: ERIE ISLANDS ADVENTURE
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
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
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
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: