Instruction Calendar

2022 Sea Kayak Courses

Below is the schedule for 2022 sea kayaking instructional opportunities.  If you see a course you’d like to join, but it doesn’t fit in your schedule, please get in touch and we will work with you to make it happen! The schedule is subject to change based on enrollment and conditions.

Offered Daily:

Introduction to Paddling– Basic strokes and maneuvers to be used in sea kayaking, river kayaking, canoeing, standup paddleboarding, and packrafting.

Balance Bracing and Rolling

MAY

Our schedule in May is dedicated to the high demand for guide training and certification for a variety of companies throughout Southcentral Alaska.  Dates will open up as all of our schedules line up.  We’re very thankful to be the go-to company for outfitters and lodges to train and certify their guide, but sorry for the inconvenience to those looking for courses in May.
Please contact us for more information. 

May 1-5 open, 8-10 (full), 18-22 (full) :

Comprehensive I
New to sea kayaking and looking to get a solid grip on this sport?
This course is the guide training program we put together for outfitters and lodges looking to get their guides a comprehensive course.  This course covers: flat water skills, maneuvers and rescues, seamanship: chart and map reading, tides and current, VHF radio overview and protocol, signaling devices, repair and safety gear.  Please see the links below for course syllabi.

Level 1 Introduction to Kayaking
Level 2 Essentials of Kayak Touring
Level 3 Coastal Kayak Basic Strokes and Rescues
Level 3 Coastal Kayak Stroke and Maneuver Refinement
Level 2 Essentials of Kayak Touring Trip Leader

JUNE

4th-5th Whittier Instructional Weekend:
Introduction and Beyond: wet exits, skills, maneuvers, recues and seamanship: chart reading, tides, weather, sea state, VHF radio usage, signaling devices and repairs.  Ideally, we will spend 1.5 days doing skills and classroom work, and an instructional day trip for the 2nd half of day 2.     ACA Sea kayaking Levels 1-3

JULY

2-3 ACA Level 2 Essentials of Kayak Touring

9-10 ACA Level 3 Stroke, maneuver and rescue refinement

16-17 ACA Level 4 open water coastal kayaking skills 

AUGUST

6-7 ACA Level 3 Stroke, maneuver and rescue refinement.   

13-14 Comprehensive I – with a focus on current 

20-23 Comprehensive II- with focus on strong current

SEPTEMBER

6-7 Intermediate Wind Waves and Current -ACA Level 4

13-14 Intermediate Wind Waves and Current -ACA Level 4

20-21 End of season big tide party: Intermediate Wind Waves and Current -ACA Level 4