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If you have joined us on any of our beginner tours LINK, or have kayaked some or never before and want to be able to confidently kayak on your own, either when renting or owning your own kayak in the future, our Adventure Kayak Lesson Packages are the best way to gain the skills, experience, and confidence to be able to enjoy years of paddling, plus handle the occasional "what if" scenario, such as how to deal with an accidental capsize. We provide all the gear, including kayak, PFD, paddle, and rescue gear, and you don't even need to know how to swim. Learn excellent paddling technique that makes traveling in a kayak less tiring and more enjoyable!


Adventure Kayaking Beginner Lesson Package

Our Adventure Kayaking Beginner Lesson Package offers 3 FUN and structured 3-hour lessons for the beginner or experienced paddler looking for self-sufficient adventures in calm, protected bodies of water. We'll provide everything and teach you about the appropriate comfortable kayaks and gear to buy, how to launch and land, paddle with great technique using your core muscles, and how to get yourself and others back into the kayak if you should accidentally capsize. We do not use sprayskirts in this program so beginning students feel more comfortable entering and exiting the kayak. Kayaks and and all other gear are provided. Students must provide their own paddling clothing. You have up to two years to complete the three lessons and qualify of our Adventure Kayaking Intermediate Package.

$395 | CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS: LINK


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Adventure Kayaking Intermediate Lesson Package

Our Adventure Kayaking Intermediate Lesson Package offers 3 challenging and structured 3-hour lessons for students who have completed our Adventure Kayaking Beginner Lesson Package and wish to advance further with their paddling and prepare themselves with the skills necessary to head out into open water or potentially windy or choppy conditions wearing a sprayskirt. We'll introduce you to open water kayaks - also called sea kayaks - that are narrower and geared more toward efficiency and feature skegs or rudders to deal with windier conditions. We'll teach you all about wearing a sprayskirt and help you improve your self and assisted rescue skills, as well as your advanced strokes and maneuvers. Kayaks and all other gear are provided. Students must provide their own paddling clothing. You have up to two years to complete the three lessons.

$395 | CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS: LINK


Bracing and Rolling A Sea Kayak

In this 3-hour stand-alone course you'll learn how bracing and rolling a sea kayak dramatically increases safety and efficiency, and it is a great confidence booster. These skills also enable you to paddle in rough conditions more confidently, and even be able to surf your kayak. You'll also get more comfortable with the skill of staying calm while upside down underwater. This lesson is offered individually only to our students who have completed the Adventure Kayaking Intermediate Package. Students must provide their own kayak, other equipment, and clothing.

$200 | CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS: LINK

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Potomac Paddlesports is proud to be an award-winning, charter ACA Pro School.


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