KAYAKING INSTRUCTION

Maine Kayak offers several kayaking instruction options.  Learn safety and rescue techniques, boat balance, strokes and advance on-water skills with Maine Kayak!  We offer two basic kayaking instruction clinics focusing on learning the essentials to hit the water.  Our Registered Maine Guides will teach paddling strokes, boats balance, on water safety, navigation, self and assisted kayak rescues.


Basic Kayaking Instruction –

Maine Kayak’s Basic I 4-hour Sea Kayak Lesson

We fKayaking Instructionocus on all the essentials of Maine sea kayaking to get you on the water safely and knowledgeably. We provide all of the kayaking equipment, clothing and ACA Certified Instructors. The following information is covered in the Basic 1:

  • Kayak construction and nomenclature
  • Kayak equipment
  • What to wear and how to wear it
  • How to select and “fit” a kayak
  • What to do if you fall over (the “Wet Exit”)
  • Basic moving and turning strokes
  • Forward and reverse touring strokes
  • Forward and reverse sweep strokes
  • Basic draw strokes
  • The T Rescue
  • Practice Paddle

Meeting Time:  9:00 am
Trip Length: 4 hours
Price: $80 Per Person
Schedule: Daily – Offered 7 Days a Week (May – October)
Requirements: Minimum of 2 or more people to start a trip or you can join an existing scheduled group.
Minimum Age: 16 years old
Skill Level: No experience necessary

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Basic Kayaking Instruction –

Maine Kayak’s Basic II 4 – hour Sea Kayak Lesson

Sea Kayaking InstructionWe focuses on fine-tuning Basic I skills and a second helping of knowledge, to further extend your kayak expertise. We provide all of the kayaking equipment, clothing and ACA Certified Instructors. The following information is covered in the Basic 2: Discovering kayak stability

  • Advanced turns
  • Braces and sculling strokes
  • The J-Lean and hip snap
  • Self-rescues: the Eskimo bow rescue and the paddle float rescue
  • Stirrup rescue
  • Navigation and trip planning
  • Applying your new-won skills in a real world environment

Meeting Time:  9:00 am
Trip Length: 4 hours
Price: $80 Per Person
Schedule: Daily – Offered 7 Days a Week (May – October)
Requirements: Minimum of 2 or more people to start a trip or you can join an existing scheduled group.
Minimum Age: 16 years old
Skill Level: Experience required or Level I completion

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