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Midcoast Kayak Lessons

All of our kayak lessons are instructed by guides who love the water and are looking to make your water experience awesome. We will supply the kayaks and gear you need for the class, but you are always welcome to practice with your own. Wetsuits are also available for lessons when requested. Reservations required by calling (207) 563-5732 or booking online.

Beginner Kayaking   $45       2 hours          

 

This course is for the beginner kayaker. The class will cover kayak entry and launch techniques, important paddle strokes, and safety. Newly acquired skills will be used to explore the Damariscotta River. At the end of the program, instructors will demonstrate a capsize scenario.

Sea Kayaking Fundamentals   $65       3 1/2 hours         

This Fundamentals class is for beginners and those who would like more practice feeling confident on the water. Weather, tides, route/trip planning, and safety gear will be discussed. Plenty of time will be spent learning the forward, reverse, and sweep strokes, which we will practice while exploring Muscongus Bay. Emphasis is also placed on self and assisted rescues, one of the most important skills for sea kayak touring.

Open Water Sea Kayaking   $80       4 hours  
For experienced paddlers who want to increase their skills on the open water. Trip planning and navigation will be discussed before concentrating on the leans, paddle strokes, and rescues necessary for safe island to island crossings. In addition, we will observe and discuss the effect of the wind, weather, and tides on our kayak trip. Open water lessons take place on Muscongus Bay and are scheduled by request.