Kayak Instruction

For ten years we have worked closely with our great friends at Body Boat Blade International. Shawna Franklin & Leon Somme are two of the best coaches in North America, and we are incredibly fortunate to have this kayak school operating close to us, on Orcas Island.

We put a high value on great kayak instruction and these are the folks who not only help to train our staff every year, they also provide a valuable mentorship and give us priceless feedback on our operations. Any questions that we have regarding risk management or “best practices” are graciously answered by this dynamic duo. We talk a lot about redefining the standard of guide training here in the San Juan Islands and Body Boat Blade helps us to achieve it.

If you want fun and informative kayak instruction then call these guys, you won’t regret a thing!

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Just wanted to let you know what a great first time sea kayaking experience you provided for my husband and I yesterday. We had a great time. Your approach was professional, knowledgeable, friendly and most of all…fun! Our kudos to Dave as well. As guides, you compliment each other very well. Your attention to detail and the fact that you provide such good equipment made us feel comfortable and safe the whole time.

Our best to you, your family and hoping you continued success with your business. We’re telling anyone who’ll listen about Anacortes Kayaking Tours and how they should give kayaking a try. Thanks again.

—Kim and Dan

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