3-day Adventure-based Sea Kayak Instruction in the San Juan Islands

The best kayak lessons and instructional classes in the San Juan Islands can be found here in Anacortes, Washington. Join our professional, certified kayak coaches for three days of fun and adventure in the surrounding waters off the the San Juan Islands to strengthen your kayak skills while camping in the beautiful San Juans!


May - September Dates Available

Per Person: $650 +tax
Price per person.
Includes camping and access fees
2 person minimum


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The best kayak lessons and instructional classes in the San Juan Islands can be found here in Anacortes, Washington. Join our professional, certified kayak coaches for three days of fun and adventure in the surrounding waters of the San Juan Islands to strengthen your kayak skills while camping in the beautiful San Juans!

This 3-day kayak course allows participants to develop their skills in a real-world environment. We believe that when you are fully engaged you retain what you are learning at a deeper, more fundamental level. You also experience the joy and excitement of kayak touring. You just can’t capture this in other styles of teaching. At the end of our immersive course, you will be better prepared to plan your own trips and be a better kayaker.

Here are some key items you will learn over the three days of kayak instruction and adventure:

  • Trip planning and risk management
  • Paddling strokes and boat handling skills
  • Self-rescue and assisted rescue techniques
  • Incident Management
  • Towing and Extractions
  • Group Leadership

Your coaches are internationally recognized sea kayak instructors. They are part of the vanguard of passionate coaches coming out of the comprehensive British Canoeing development program. With their help, you will quickly learn the most effective, efficient, and easy ways to plan your trips, to solve problems, and to look fantastic in your kayak.

We do promise you an adventure as part of this experience and we deliver. As you paddle through the beautiful scenery on your way to a remote island in the San Juans, we will deliver your training in manageable, bite-sized lessons. Your instructors are avid and trained naturalists and will become your guides when ‘class is not in session’. They know the San Juan Islands intimately and have a deep love for the natural environment, the plants, and animals of the area.

At the end of each day you’ll camp at a beautiful campsite accessible only by the sea. There is always time to walk or hike to explore the area before settling in for the evening.

At camp there will be time to learn about kayak navigation and the tides & currents of the San Juan Islands.

This is an expedition-style kayak instructional class. You’ll be on the move and active, always looking for new areas to learn skills. By the end of the trip you’ll be tired, but you will have a new level of confidence to find your next sea kayaking adventure.