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Kayaking 101

Kayaking 101
Expand your horizons by exploring the world of sea kayaking! This 3 hour course led by certified kayak instructors instills confidence and competence in the novice paddler.
Gillson or Skokie Lagoons
3 hours
Skill Rating
Van Supported
Single Supplement


All sea kayak equipment and instruction.

Not Included

Transportation or personal clothing and equipment. Cancellation policy applies.

Upcoming Dates:

June 2
June 15
June 23
July 7
July 20
August 3
August 24
September 7
September 14


This 3-hour kayak lesson will introduce you to the essential skills and techniques required to confidentially expand your on-water kayaking comfort. Guides will introduce you to the basic paddling skills and essential equipment with a 15 minute safety lesson on-shore. After properly fitting you in the kayak and making you aware of the essential parts of the kayak and paddle you will learn to launch onto the waters of Lake Michigan. Once on the water guides will demonstrate the vital skills necessary to build your confidence. After these demos you will be encouraged to practice with feedback from the guide team to help you along the way. These essential skills include the "wet exit" (removing yourself from the kayak away from shore), partner kayak reentry techniques, proper paddling techniques, solo reentry techniques and much more. There is plenty of time for a shoreline journey to enjoy the gorgeous Baha'i temple from a unique perspective and catch a glimpse of the Chicago skyline. Don't delay take your kayaking to the next level this summer.
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