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  • Weather-appropriate paddling clothing (preferably synthetic*)
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Closed-toed water shoes
  • Sunglasses with lanyard (polarized recommended)
  • Hat with visor
  • One-quart water bottle or hydration system
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler

Optional

  • Waterproof camera
  • Wetsuit or drysuit
  • 14.5-foot or longer sea kayak with two bulkheads, spray skirt, paddle and US Coast Guard-approved Type III PFD†
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Lip balm with sunscreen

What We Provide

  • Use of all necessary paddling equipment: boats, paddles, PFDs, etc.
  • Wetsuit
  • First-aid kit
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools

Introduction to Sea Kayaking Strokes Course

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Our fun, half-day sea kayaking introduction is an excellent place to learn the basic paddling techniques you need for a seaborne adventure.

  • Prerequisite:  Kayaking experience helpful but not required
  • Activity level:  Moderate
  • Minimum age:  12 (17 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

Course Description

This exciting sea-kayaking course is perfect for beginners, recreational paddlers and anyone else who wants to start enjoying this popular sport. We'll teach you the paddling skills you need to embark on most kayaking adventures.

You'll start by learning the paddling skills you need to improve your control and efficiency out on the open water. In a small group setting, you'll get plenty of one-on-one attention as our Registered Maine Guides share their knowledge and answer your questions. You'll learn how to effectively use each piece of equipment. They'll also explain kayak design and boat fit – helpful information for when you purchase your first or next boat.

After this thorough introduction to the sport, you'll learn paddling terminology and basic paddling strokes. They'll guide you step by step through each stroke, helping you hone and refine your abilities. You'll learn the reverse, sweep, low brace and stern draw strokes, allowing you to paddle straighter, turn quicker and navigate around obstacles.

You should expect to work hard, get wet and see substantial improvements in your technique by the end of the course.

All necessary paddling equipment is provided.

L.L.Bean does not usually cancel events due to inclement weather. However, we reserve the right to cancel an event at any time due to severe weather, low enrollment or other concerns. If L.L.Bean cancels your event, you will receive a full refund for the cost of your reservation.

This exciting sea-kayaking course is perfect for beginners, recreational paddlers and anyone else who wants to start enjoying this popular sport. We'll teach you the paddling skills you need to embark on most kayaking adventures.

You'll start by learning the paddling skills you need to improve your control and efficiency out on the open water. In a small group setting, you'll get plenty of one-on-one attention as our Registered Maine Guides share their knowledge and answer your questions. You'll learn how to effectively use each piece of equipment. They'll also explain kayak design and boat fit – helpful information for when you purchase your first or next boat.

After this thorough introduction to the sport, you'll learn paddling terminology and basic paddling strokes. They'll guide you step by step through each stroke, helping you hone and refine your abilities. You'll learn the reverse, sweep, low brace and stern draw strokes, allowing you to paddle straighter, turn quicker and navigate around obstacles.

You should expect to work hard, get wet and see substantial improvements in your technique by the end of the course.

All necessary paddling equipment is provided.

L.L.Bean does not usually cancel events due to inclement weather. However, we reserve the right to cancel an event at any time due to severe weather, low enrollment or other concerns. If L.L.Bean cancels your event, you will receive a full refund for the cost of your reservation.

Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy

*Synthetic clothing dries quickly and is the best choice for outdoor pursuits. Please do not wear cotton clothing. When wet, cotton rapidly robs the heat from your body and takes a long time to dry. We also recommend you dress in multiple layers, allowing you more flexibility to comfortably respond to the weather conditions and your level of exertion.

†Please call ahead if you plan to use your own equipment as it must pass inspection by L.L.Bean staff before use. If it's deemed unsuitable, we will provide you with the necessary equipment.