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We Teach the Way we Wish we were Taught

There is so much you need to learn that isn't being taught anywhere else. That is why we started the Kayak Academy - to offer instruction beyond the industry standards. Whether you come to us for a beginning kayak course, kayak rolling lesson, or advanced skills training, your Kayak Academy instruction will be the most fun, exciting, and intense lessons you've ever had - on any subject!

Experienced kayak instructors know there are significant differences between the way a good kayaker paddles and the way paddling technique is typically being taught. This dichotomy is especially true in rough conditions when technique matters most. At the Kayak Academy we wouldn't feel right if we paddled one way on our own but taught students to paddle with older, less effective techniques. So we started an independent kayak school, developed our own curriculum based on safety and modern techniques and became the industry leader. No other kayak school combines our ideal course locations, small class size limits, instructor experience, equipment resources, and practical training. Our kayaking lessons are designed to maximize your learning and success. To learn more about our how we teach, read our Teaching Philosophy. Our Student Testimonials speak for themselves.

Alumni Discounts

KA alumni get half off on all refresher courses. Reviewing a class is great way to become more confident, and there's always more to learn.

Alumni Google Group

KA Alumni only: Stay connected with other students and keep informed of kayak events around the Puget Sound. We use this group to make announcements and setup informal kayak trips. To sign up, go to the Kayak Academy Alumni Google Group.



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Knots to Know for Sea and River Kayaking

WKC Clinic Washington Kayak Club Date: Oct 22 Thursday Night Time: 7-9pm FREE George Gronseth will bring rope for participants to learn useful sea kayak knots that work for skills activities, securing your kayak on top of your car as well as repairing deck lines. Casey Garland will show useful river rescue...