This two hour class offers an introduction to the sport of touring kayaking using decktop kayaks. On-land, learn entering the kayak, proper body position, holding the paddle, and basic paddle strokes. On-water instruction includes learning power, maneuvering and touring strokes. This class is a great choice for the beginner paddler who wants to learn good kayaking skills for more enjoyment on the water. The class ends with a guided paddle tour offering individual help as needed. The class fee includes kayak, paddles, pfd’s and instruction.
Wear clothing that will get wet. Wear water footwear, not flip flops. Can be old sneakers. We also suggest a hat with a brim, sunscreen, and a water bottle.
No experience necessary
Shank's Mare instructors have years of experience introducing and educating our customers in the sport of touring kayaking.
Basic Kayak Class
$ 50.00 Includes kayak, paddle, lifevest and instruction