Our professional instructors have taught thousands of paddlers over the last 26 years, from novices to experts. Let us help you get out on the water.
Join us to earn paddling skills from professionals, and have a fun while you learn! We're in one of the most beautiful areas in the United States, it's practically a crime not to paddle here.
Currents & Tides Evening Class
Thursday, May 9. 7-9:00 pm on Bainbridge Island.
Prepare for boating trips on the Puget Sound and beyond with this important indoor class. Whether you're a novice or experienced boater, you'll gain new knowledge from our professional instructor, Forrest Wells.
This is an introduction to reading and utilizing current and tide charts as well as wind, water and waves of the Puget Sound. This is a very important class for NW boaters of all types.
What to bring: We will have tide tables and navigation charts to use during class, but bring your own if you have them.
Class is indoors on Bainbridge Island at Strawberry Park.
Location: Bainbridge Island
Sea Kayak 101: Weekend Course
May 18-19 in Port Gamble
Gain skills and confidence for touring open water in your kayak or small watercraft.
With a blend of classroom and on-water sessions, learn how to use tidal and navigation charts to plan routes, ferrying techniques to cross currents and shipping lanes, calculate speed and several other key components for boating safely.
Upon finishing this course participants will have a strong foundation for a lifetime of ocean adventures in small watercraft.
Registration for this class is through the Bainbridge Island Parks and Recreation: Class number 130751-01. Call (206) 842-2306 x118 or go to www.BIparks.org.
We have kayaks available if you don't have your own.
Location: Port Gamble
Almost any paddling topic can be covered in a private lesson. Want to improve your paddle strokes? Practice capsize recovery? Have an instructor take your teenagers out for a fun afternoon?
Let us put together the perfect lesson package for you:
360.297.4659 or 1.800.592.5983
June-September. 10-12:00. Saturdays on Bainbridge Island, Sundays in Poulsbo.
If you aren't hooked on SUPing already, you will be after this class! Standup paddleboarding is the latest rage in paddlesports because it's both fun and a great workout.
Our professional instructor will teach you the basics so you can get out on the water...and get you on your way to abs of steel!
SK-1: Sea Kayak Introduction and Tour in Poulsbo
Saturdays 10-1:00 in Poulsbo.
This class will help you get comfortable in a kayak and learn the basics of paddling properly. Your fun, experienced instructor will give you a great foundation for a lifetime of kayaking. You will practice your new skills on a guided tour in our stable single kayaks.
We can also bring this class to your group anywhere in Kitsap County, year-round! We'll specially tailor the class to your group.
SK-2: Sea Kayak Capsize Recovery Class and Practice
May-September in Poulsbo.
This class may save your or another's life! You'll also have more fun paddling once you learn what it takes to tip over and get back into a kayak.
With our professionally trained instructors, learn and/or practice how to rescue yourself and others in a comfortable, fun environment.
No experience is needed and all experience levels welcome. Included: Kayaks, paddles, personal flotation devices and safety equipment. Wetsuits and drysuits are available for rent.
SK-3: Sea Kayak Touring Essentials
Available as a private or group class at any of our locations (Poulsbo, Silverdale, Bainbridge Island or Port Gamble).
This class will help you gain necessary skills and knowledge before heading out on the waters of Puget Sound and beyond.
Our experienced instructors will tailor this class to your needs. Topics include efficient paddle strokes, chart reading, current and tide basics, bracing strokes, crossing ferry lanes and any skills you'd like to learn or practice before heading out on your own kayak trip.
Prerequisites: Sea Kayak 1 and 2 (SK-1, SK-2 above) or equivalent.
Family SUP'n Fun
July-August on Bainbridge Island.
Mondays 10-11:30 or private lessons any time, year-round.
The whole family can enjoy standup paddleboarding! In this class you'll have fun while learning basic SUP safety, paddle strokes and other SUPn essentials.
This class is available almost any time as a private class.
Location: Bainbridge Island