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
RK 101: River Kayaking Basics - Not offered for 2022 season
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.
RK 120: River Kayak Training Trips Part 1 - Not offered for 2022 season
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.
RK 206: River Kayak Training Trips Part 2 - Not offered for 2022 season
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 kayaker, 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
SK/RK 203: Intermediate Level Kayak Roll Training - Not offered for 2022 season
This rolling lesson is for both river and sea kayakers. You must already have about 50% success rate on your roll
SK/RK 303: Combat Roll Training - Not offered for 2022 season
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