The sea kayak is perhaps the most versatile, seaworthy, and efficient boat ever designed. The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most diverse and ideal training grounds in the world for learning to sea kayak. Take advantage of this opportunity with California Canoe & Kayak. Whether your dream is to paddle the bays, traverse the open seas, play in the surf, explore ocean rock gardens, or cruise the calm channels of the delta and marshlands, we've got it all right here!

Sea Kayak Class Progression:

Orderly progression is one of the keys to successful learning in kayaking. You can't learn to surf a kayak, for example, until you have a good feel for boat-lean.
View our Sea Kayak Class Progression Chart.

5 Reasons to Take a Kayaking Class:
  1. Good instruction will provide a shortcut to becoming a competent and safe paddler.
  2. You’ll have more FUN if you learn some basic technique and can control the kayak.
  3. You’ll be much safer after learning how to perform a rescue.
  4. If you get some instruction, you will start out with good habits and avoid having to break bad habits later on.
  5. Many kayaking skills are “anti-intuitive”; they don’t come naturally without any instruction.