Introductory Kayak Classes

We are slowly offering general booking, please check for availability below.

If you still wish to take a private 1:1 or with a small group, please contact us via  this Google Form.

 

L1: Kayak Basics

Kayak Basics

Do you want to learn to paddle but are not sure where to start? The goal of this four-hour class will introduce a few basic strokes (forward, reverse and sweeps) that are fundamental to all types of kayaking. You will learn about different types of kayaks, including Sea and Touring Kayaks, Recreational Kayaks, and Sit-on-Tops. This class focuses on flat water skills and safety for those who want to paddle recreational kayaks! Further instruction should be pursued later for those who want to paddle touring or sea kayaks in our Beginning Sea Kayaking class.

Cost: Starting at $99/person

  • Enrollment: Minimum enrollment 3
  • Ratio: 6:1
  • Includes kayak, pfd, paddle, paddling jacket, & wetsuit is optional in this class.
  • A Private class can be arranged if the minimum enrollment is not met, additional fee applies

Note: This class does not qualify participants to rent touring (closed-deck) or sea kayaks; our Beginning Sea Kayak class deals with those specific qualifications.

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Prerequisite: No experience necessary, however, a good physical condition is required to assure an enjoyable class. The minimum age for the class is 14 years; children under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Be able to paddle up to 5 miles+

Oakland Class Redwood City Class
Location:  Oakland Estuary Jack, London Square     Location: 487 Seaport Court, Redwood City
 Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM  Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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We are slowly offering general booking, please check for availability below.

If you still wish to take a private 1:1 or with a small group, please contact us via  this Google Form.

L2: Beginning Sea Kayaking

Beginning Sea Kayak

You do not need to take the Kayak Basics class to be in this class (highly recommend it). This class is for those who want to learn how to paddle a sea touring kayak. Our expert instructors teach you a wide range of strokes such as the Forward and Reverse stroke, Sweep Stroke (adjust your course & turn), Draw Stroke (move the boat sideways) high and low brace which helps prevent you from capsizing.

Be prepared to get wet! you will learn how to attach a spray skirt, wet exit from your kayak and learn a Paddle-float rescue and T-Rescue. Both these rescues are essential for paddling closed cockpit kayaks safely on protected waters. You will also learn about tides and currents. Graduates of this class are qualified to rent closed-cockpit touring and sea kayaks and participate in more advanced classes and trips. The Beginning Sea Kayak class will give you the invaluable tools needed to practice and refine your strokes and rescues in future practice sessions.

This class is equivalent to an American Canoe & Association Level 2 Course

Cost: Starting $149/person

  • Enrollment: 1/2 day with 2 people, 3+ = full day.
  • Ratio: 5:1
  • Includes: Kayak, paddling essentials (Paddle, PFD, Paddle Jacket, Bilge Pump & Paddle Float), & wetsuit!
  • Private class can be arranged if the minimum enrollment is not met, additional fee applies
  • Own boat & gear discount available

Prerequisite: No experience necessary, however, good physical condition is required to assure an enjoyable class. The minimum age for the class is 14 years; children under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Be able to paddle up to 5 miles+

 

Oakland Class Redwood City Class
Location:  Oakland Estuary Jack, London Square     Location: 487 Seaport Court, Redwood City
 Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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L2: Sit-On-Top Kayak Rescue Clinic

In this class, you will learn, practice and refine different rescue and re-entry techniques for Sit-On-Top Kayak. These techniques are necessary for safe paddling on any body of water where swimming to shore is not an option. You will be getting wet in this class! Participants will learn and review both solo and assisted rescues'. You can experiment with various options for these rescues to find your 'Go To' method and have fun learning! You are welcome to bring your own kayak to practice with.

Cost: Starting at $99/person

  • Minimum Enrollment: 3; Maximum Enrollment: 10 - with 2 instructors)
  • Includes: Kayak, paddling essentials (Paddle, PFD, Paddle Jacket, Bilge Pump & Paddle Float), & wetsuit!
  • Ratio 5:1
  • A Private class can be arranged if the minimum enrollment is not met, additional fee applies
  • Ask about Own boat & gear discount available

Duration of class: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Oakland, Redwood City, or a Private Class

Prerequisite: L1: Kayak Basics class or the desire to paddle! The minimum age for this class is 14 years; children under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Oakland Class

Redwood City

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Time:10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Introductory Kayak Classes