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Adult Programs

Whether you are brand new to watersports and looking to get started, a seasoned paddler looking to expand your skillset, or just need a refresher, we have you covered. We have been instructing classes for over 25 years and all of our instructors are experienced paddlers skilled in multiple paddling techniques and safety rescues. Our friendly environment is great for newcomers and weekend warriors to be introduced into the world of kayaking and stand up paddleboarding, a wonderful new way to enjoy the world around you.

Smart Start: Introduction to Sea Kayaking and Capsize Recovery

Starting at $130.00

Learn the basics of sea kayaking and get comfortable in a kayak. After an introduction on land, you'll head out on the protected water of Port Gamble Bay to learn essential strokes, skills, and capsize recovery. Read More 

SK2: Sea Kayak Capsize Recovery

Starting at $89.00

This fun, fantastic class will give you the skills and confidence to paddle on the Puget Sound and beyond. Your professionally trained instructors will guide you through solo and two-person rescues, sling rescues, wet exits, equipment selection and on-water safety. Read More 

SK3: Sea Kayak Touring Essentials

Starting at $139.00

This class is an important step in becoming a competent sea kayaker with the proper equipment, techniques, knowledge and abilities. We'll start in our store where we'll learn about kayaks, paddle and clothing materials and sizing, chart reading and the sea kayak 10+ essentials. Read More 

SUP1: Introduction to Paddleboarding


Ready to have some serious fun and start creating abs of steel? In this class you’ll get a full body workout while learning all the basics of the sport that’s taking over the waterways, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)! Read More 

Private Instruction or Tour

Starting at $130.00

Private Instruction from Olympic Outdoor Center: Almost any paddling topic can be covered in a private lesson. Want to improve your paddle strokes? Practice capsize recovery? Learn the Eskimo Roll? Read More