Whether you are brand new to kayaking and looking to get started, a seasoned paddler looking to expand your skillset, or just need a refresher, we have kayak classes and lessons for you. Hosted in beautiful, historic and charming Port Gamble, Washington, on Hood Canal our friendly instruction environment is great for everyone to learn the necessary skills, techniques, and safety considerations so you too can be safe and comfortable while you explore the world of kayaking, a wonderful way to enjoy the natural beauty of Puget Sound and the Salish Sea.
Here at Olympic Outdoor Center, we have been teaching classes for over 25 years and all of our instructors are experienced paddlers skilled in multiple techniques and safety rescues and we are committed to developing and delivering the best programs possible. We hire and train skilled instructors who are passionate about teaching, the environment, and outdoor recreation. All instructors have basic first aid and CPR certifications.