Classroom-Based Instruction

Many of these classes can be modified to be presentations for paddling clubs and organizations.

Understanding Sea States

  • Tides
  • Currents
  • Weather
  • Waves (coming soon)

Practical Navigation

  • Reading nautical charts
  • Finding bearings
  • Ranges and transits
  • Plotting a course to steer

This class includes materials as part of the class fee if requested

Trip Planning

  • Choosing a route
  • Picking a launch time
  • Determining landing time
  • Back up and safety plans

This is a hands-on class that will walk you through all aspects of planning a trip.

On-Water Communication

  • Audible communication
  • Visual communication
  • Electronic communication

Using a VHF Radio

  • Choosing a VHF radio
  • Which channels to use
  • When make to call
  • How make to call

Gear and Kits

  • What to wear
  • What to carry in your PFD
  • What to carry on your kayak
  • What to carry in your kayak


  • $155/person; minimum of 4 people required
  • $225/person; minimum of 4 people required for practical navigation (includes materials)

Discounts available for clubs and organizations.