River Kayaking Course List & Short Descriptions
The following are short descriptions of our river kayak courses. Click the blue course number links for details on what is taught, what gear is included, prerequisites, tuition fees and schedules for each individual kayak course.
River Kayaking Courses
Whether you've never been in a kayak before or you feel the need to start over -- this beginning river kayaking course gives you the best possible start.
Introductory white water trips designed to provide a non-threatening, fun way to get a taste of the joys of kayaking on rivers. This is a one-day course for kayakers who have already started rolling and paddling in flat water.
Surf standing waves and feel the thrill of acceleration as you peel out across strong eddylines. This two-day course gives students the experience needed to start going on Class II white water river kayaking trips with friends and clubs.
An informal and social practice session
This is a beginning rolling lesson. Doesn't matter if you're a river kayaker or sea kayker, if you've never rolled a kayak up before or you used to be able to roll but lost it, this is the roll training for you
This rolling lesson is for both river and sea kayakers. You must already have about 50% success rate on your roll
Get your roll working when it really counts - when it's not just practice.
...in Deception Pass!
Apply river kayaking skills to long boats in tidal rapids! One full day of playing in the amazing tide race at Deception Pass, WA
Ride waves, carve turns, and learn to surf in a kayak. Surfing is the best bracing practice there is, and it's an outrageously fun time!
Class II whitewater trips and roll practice sessions for Kayak Academy & WKC alumni