Intro to Sea Kayaking

We’ll teach you the basics of sea kayaking including; boat and paddle nomenclature, effective and safe paddling techniques, and the equipment and skills you need to be safe on the water. Class locations vary, and may be Deception Pass State Park near Oak Harbor, or Spencer Spit State Park on Lopez Island. Check dates/locations below…

$139.00 per person

River Kayaking Basics – Class & Tour

Learn to paddle our local rivers safely by inflatable kayak

Join us for this fun and informative Kayak Instructional Course without the stress of being confined in a hardshell kayak! You’ll be outfitted with an inflatable kayak for a hands-on (i.e. wet!) class that includes basic instruction of skills and maneuvers along with considerable on-water practice time.

$179 per person

Inflatable Kayaking 2-Day Adventure with Camping

Enjoy a 2-day river trip with camping and learn the basics of paddling an inflatable kayak!

You’ll be outfitted with a single inflatable kayak for a hands-on (i.e. wet!) class and guided adventures that includes basic instruction of skills and maneuvers along with considerable on-water time.

$359.00 per person

Jones Island

5 Day Teachin’ Trip in the San Juan Islands

The 5 Day Teachin’ Trip is one of our most popular instructional adventures!

Join with fellow paddlers and your ACA instructors as we travel to the San Juan Islands for a 5 day “learn as you go” sea kayaking adventure. This unique learning adventure includes the best of the Pacific Northwest coastline and is customized for the adventurous paddler who has limited or basic kayaking experience and is eager to learn. Together, we’ll explore the San Juan Islands’ uninhabited State Park Islands and pristine coastal environment. In addition to kayaking, there will be opportunities for hiking, beach combing, exploring, socializing, photography, and relaxing! Spend some time this summer enjoying an exclusive island adventure while increasing your paddling and kayak “tripping” skills.

$1,199.00 per person

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ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor Certification

ACA Instructor Certification Course for Coastal Kayak Trip Leaders & Teachers

Working as a Sea Kayak Guide is a fun and rewarding experience! Guides often have the opportunity to travel, work with a variety of ages and skills levels, and help to create lasting memories.

The ACA Level 1-3 Coastal Kayaking Instructor Certification Workshop consists of 2 essential and required parts; the Instructor Development Workshop (IDW) and the Instructor Certification Exam (ICE). Our 4 or 5-day program is an intensive hands-on cooperative learning workshop experience that is designed to refine your instructional techniques and familiarize you with the processes and curriculum of the American Canoe Association (ACA). Days 3 and 4 (the “exam”) are assessment days which require all participants to prepare and present lessons to fellow students to demonstrate, among other essential skills, teaching and paddling abilities.

$500.00 per person

River Kayaking Class in Index

River Kayaking 1-Day Course

On-Water Whitewater Kayaking Intensive Learning Experience!

Join us for our 1-day ACA River Kayaking Course and get a full day of paddling instruction from our certified whitewater instructors. This is a fast-paced, hands-on class that includes basic instruction of skills and maneuvers along with considerable on-water practice time.

$229 per person

Whitewater Kayaking Class (Introduction)

Ready to learn to River Kayak? Do you live near Seattle or want to get in on the Pacific Northwest kayak action? We are ready to outfit and teach you the basics you will need as you progress in the sport of kayaking.  Outdoor Adventure Center’s “Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking” can give you the knowledge skill and safety needed to get you to you venues of choice from moving water to dropping waterfalls if you so choose.

Did you know that the state of Washington boasts more than 350 kayak friendly whitewater runs, many of them only a stones throw from Seattle?

$299.00 per person

Kayak Roll Class – Outside!

Whether you’re an aspiring whitewater or flat-water paddler, learning how to right yourself when you turn your boat over will give you the confidence you need to go to the next level!

$179.00 per person

River Kayak Instruction at Outdoor Adventure Center

ACA Whitewater Kayaking Instructor Certification

ACA Instructor Certification Course for Whitewater Kayak Trip Leaders & Teachers

Working as a Whitewater Kayaking Guide and Paddling Instructor is a fun and rewarding experience! Guides often have the opportunity to travel, work with a variety of ages and skills levels, and help to create lasting memories.

The ACA Level 1-4 Whitewater Kayaking Instructor Certification Workshop consists of 2 essential and required parts; the Instructor Development Workshop (IDW) and the Instructor Certification Exam (ICE). Our 4 or 5-day program is an intensive hands-on cooperative learning workshop experience that is designed to refine your instructional techniques and familiarize you with the processes and curriculum of the American Canoe Association (ACA). The final days of the course are assessment days (the “exam”) which require all participants to prepare and present lessons to fellow students to demonstrate, among other essential skills, teaching and paddling abilities.

$500 per person

Hardshell Kayak Camp

The river environment is a dynamic and challenging classroom. With unlimited learning opportunities and the support of our experienced instructional team, your teen will gain confidence in their boating skills, river safety, camp and cooking skills, team problem-solving, environmental stewardship, and so much more!

Designed for the beginning/developing kayaker age 13-17 with basic paddling skills, this 5-day overnight camp will challenge your son or daughter to become a confident and responsible river kayaker.

$1,195.00 per person