Unlock Your Inner Explorer: Kayak Lessons Await!
Our curriculum is based on the American Canoe Association’s (ACA) lesson plans and all our instructors are ACA certified, affiliated instructors. We strive to customize our lessons to fit your needs and abilities, so that you get the most out of it.
Every kayak lesson we offer includes essential kayak gear, encompassing the kayak itself, a paddle, and a personal flotation device (PFD). Reach out to us today at 407-267-9950 to discover more or to secure your spot in a class!
Orlando Kayaking Lessons
The Discover Kayaking program lets you experience the excitement of kayaking in a safe environment. During your adventure you will be introduced to fundamental concepts and skills before heading off on a short kayak trip. This course includes pre-launch orientation which establishes basic safety skills and kayak terminology. The on-water orientation initiates the paddler to a foundational set of paddle strokes and maneuvers.
Our Smart Start Kayaking Course provides a brief introduction to paddling a kayak and ensures that foundational skills and concepts are learned to ensure confidence and safety when exploring flatwater by kayak. Both first timers and paddlers with some paddling experience will find this course useful. This course will help you develop the good habits and foundation skills that will amp up your learning curve. Self-rescues, or how to get back in/on top of your kayak are covered as well. After this course you will be comfortable being on the water!
The Introduction to Kayaking program is our most comprehensive beginners course. It emphasizes safety, enjoyment, and skill acquisition for entry level individuals. It is perfect for first timers who want to start off on the right foot, or for people with some paddling experience wanting to work on foundational skills.
This 6-week course will help you develop good habits and foundation skills that will amp up your learning curve. The course covers everything from getting comfortable being in a kayak, understanding the paddling environment, personal physical preparation, appropriate equipment and care, and more. You will be learning various paddling strokes and rescues with ample time to practice. The course concludes with a river trip in which you can put all you have learned together.
The ACA Skill Assessment course is designed to evaluate a participant’s ability to perform all of the fundamental skills along with demonstrating an appropriate level of knowledge. This assessment course provides the participant with the opportunity to receive documentation of having achieved a ACA’s Level 1 of paddling ability.
Our Kayak Paddle Stroke & Safety Primer is a fast-paced training course offering the paddler the opportunity to learn and refine some of the most used paddle strokes and maneuvers.
Some of the strokes we will work on are: low brace, forward stroke refinement, reverse stroke, forward and reverse sweep, stern rudder, and sculling draw. In addition we will also go over the most used rescues: assisted T-rescue, and cowboy/cowgirl self-rescue and paddle float self-rescue.
Our Flatwater Kayak Safety & Rescue course introduces essential flatwater safety practices and rescue techniques that can be performed with a minimum of equipment – in the first few minutes of an emergency. The course covers key self-rescue skills for different mobility levels, and kayak types as well as assisted rescues, rope handling skills, and more. The focus is on fast, simple, low-risk rescue techniques to manage minor in-water incidents.
The Kayaking Essentials program continues where the Introduction to Kayaking course left off. We will refine your skills while introducing a few new strokes and the concept of edging. This 6-week course also covers advanced rescue techniques and foundational skills needed to advance to rolling class.
Completion of the Introduction to Kayaking program is not required. However, this is not an introductory course and students must demonstrate the necessary prerequisite skills.
The course concludes with a day paddle at Cape Canaveral National Seashore where you can put all you have learned into practice.
The ACA Skill Assessment course is designed to evaluate a participant’s ability to perform all of the fundamental skills along with demonstrating an appropriate level of knowledge. This assessment course provides the participant with the opportunity to receive documentation of having achieved ACA’s Level 2 of paddling ability.
We offer private lessons for those that want to work on their skill development.
Float, Glide, Conquer: Kayak Lessons Unleashed!
Our experienced instructors will guide you through the fundamentals, from achieving perfect balance to executing powerful strokes, enabling you to glide effortlessly across serene lakes and enjoy the excitement of ocean kayaking. With safety as our top priority, these lessons are designed to instill confidence and nurture your connection with nature. Moreover, we offer more than just the basics; we also provide advanced kayaking skills training to take your expertise to the next level. So whether you're a beginner seeking to master the essentials or an experienced paddler looking to refine your techniques, our programs are tailored to meet your kayaking goals.