Find the Thrill of a Lifetime whitewater kayaking on the Penobscot River at the foot of Mt. Katahdin, Baxter State Park and the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
Maine Kayak offers specialized whitewater kayaking instruction with a course for every skill level and ability.
We offer individualized teaching with American Canoe Association certified instructors to address every student’s personal goals and objectives. We offer a low student to instructor ratio and state of the art whitewater kayaks, safety equipment, and personal gear to provide the optimum environment for student success. Learn the art of whitewater kayaking in Maine with Maine Kayak.
Maine Kayak’s Beginner One & Two whitewater Courses introduce basic flatwater skills and progress to class II-III white water paddling techniques throughout the course curriculum. These courses are offered as a complimentary and successive instructional forum to take student’s from novice whitewater boaters to advanced beginner Class III paddlers. Experienced paddlers can hone their skills in our Intermediate and Advanced whitewater courses. Or try our Private Instruction for a more personalized learning opportunity for all abilities.
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Beginner to Advanced Whitewater Kayaking
Maine Kayak offers specialized whitewater kayaking instruction with a course for every skill level and ability. We offer individualized teaching with ACA certified instructors to address every student’s personal goals and objectives; a low student to instructor ratio and state of the art whitewater kayaks, safety equipment, and personal gear to provide the optimum environment for student success.
The Beginner One Whitewater Course introduces students to the art of kayaking. Fundamental boating skills such as boat balance, proper paddling technique, safety, and basic paddling strokes are addressed. Over the three-day course, students progress from flatwater paddling to Class II river running.
Our Beginner Two Whitewater Kayaking Course builds on the skill foundation provided by our Beginner I course. Students will have the opportunity to refresh and refine their paddling knowledge and technique. More advanced paddling skills will be taught such as the Eskimo roll. Beginner Two participants are required to have either completed the Beginner One course or have demonstrated Beginner-level abilities and white water experience.
Maine Kayak’s Intermediate and Advanced White Water Kayaking Courses are designed for boaters who wish to take their whitewater paddling abilities to the next level, focusing on the needs of the skilled whitewater boater who wishes to refine their technique and is designed to help paddlers expand their river running, rodeo and playboating abilities. Participants should be experienced boaters and have accomplished an Eskimo roll in current.
Private Whitewater Instruction is designed for the beginner to skilled whitewater paddler who seeks to refine their whitewater technique. One on one coaching allows students to progress on the learning curve with highly individualized teaching. Price instruction is great for both beginner boaters, who feel they would benefit from individualized attention, and advanced boaters, who would like to hone their play boating skills with the advantage of a personal coach.
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Whitewater Kayaking Penobscot River
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