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Just getting started? Want to improve your paddle strokes? Practice capsize recovery? Almost any paddling topic can be covered in a private lesson from Olympic Outdoor Center.

Interested in receiving a Private Lesson or Tour? Please complete the selection below and process order. We will then call you to set up a date, time, and location for your lesson or tour.

Our professionally trained and experienced Instructors can tailor your time to accommodate your goals and needs.

Tours and instruction are either at our Port Gamble  or Poulsbo Rental Locations. Additional travel fees will apply for separate locations.

Potential Topics:

  • Stroke Technique
  • Self Rescue
  • Expedition Prep
  • Touring Essentials
  • Safety Essentials
  • And More....

Potential Tours:

  • Port Gamble Bay (Port Gamble)
  • Liberty Bay (Poulsbo)
  • Keyport (Poulsbo)
  • Hood Head (Port Gamble)
  • Hood Canal (Port Gamble)


It is always a good idea to use your own equipment for your lesson. If you bring your own kayak it needs to be fully compartmentalized, water tight bulkheads forward and aft. Don't worry if you don't have a kayak, we can match you with one that will be appropriate for both your stature and skill level.

Paddlers are also encouraged to bring their own immersion gear (dry suit or wet suit), especially if we are going to practice capsize recovery. If you don't have the appropriate Immersion gear you can rent that gear from us!