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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Megan — thank you in particular for the fine shopping and meal planning. The boys and I were joking that we ate better during the trip than we did at home the past 2 months (due to baseball and the need for lots of hasty meals.) We certainly didn’t lose weight.

Thanks too to Tiffan and Pete, our guides. They really made the trip special. I can’t say enough about their expert planning, and the fun we had with their local knowledge. I’m not normally a “guided tour” kind of guy, but this trip was the better for everything they brought to the table.

Pete, Matt, and Andrew Noone

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