Kayak Fishing Classes & Trips

California Canoe & Kayak offers classes specifically for kayaker using sit on top kayak to fish. Our classes are taught by highly trained certified ACA instructors. The tools you will learn in the classes will give you invaluable skills to be both efficient and safe on the water as kayakers.

Surf Zone Class for Kayak Anglers

Private or Group Booking Only: If you want to fish on the open ocean with a sit on top fishing kayak, this class is a must! This class will focus on how to read the surf, how to handle breaking waves, and how to launch and land in the surf zone safely. Launching and landing, bracing in breaking waves, and understanding wave dynamics are the fundamental building blocks for sit on top kayak surfing and paddling in the ocean. Our site is ideal, close to Surfers' Beach at Half Moon Bay.

Minimum Enrollment: Private Lessons Only

Cost: Instruction only. Gear rental available at a discounted rate. A limited number of drysuits are available for rent, must request during registration process.

# of Student


1 $249.00
2 $199.00/person
3+ $139.00/person
Max 4:1






Typical Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Main location - Miramar Beach, Half Moon Bay 

Private class available: kayak and gear included in a private class.  Please, contact 510 893-7833 ext. 1004 or classes@calkayak.com for more information.


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: $89.00 (Minimum Enrollment: 3; Maximum Enrollment: 10 - with 2 instructors)

  • Private class can be arranged if minimum not met, additional fee applies

Duration of class: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Oakland, or 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
Location:  Oakland Estuary Jack, London Square    
 Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM










Kayak Fishing Classes & Trips