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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, PFD's, etc.
  • Wetsuit
  • First-aid kit
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools

Women's-Only Introduction to Sea Kayaking Combo Course

Reserve Your Spot Now

OFFERED AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE This sea kayaking course combines our two-half day courses into one full-day course, offering both the strokes and the safety skills you'll need for sea kayaking.

  • Prerequisite:  None
  • Activity level:  Moderate
  • Minimum age:  12 (17 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

Course Description

Discover a new horizon and explore the exciting world of sea kayaking in this fun, full-day course designed just for women. Perfect for beginners, recreational paddlers and anyone else who needs a great refresher course, our combination course teaches basic kayaking strokes and skills, plus safety techniques.

In small groups with knowledgeable instructors, you'll receive friendly, personal attention and one on one coaching. We'll explain kayak design, paddling terminology and boat fit. You will learn the proper mechanics for the forward stroke, reverse sweep and stern draw, plus safety techniques including wet exits, T-rescue and self rescue with a paddle float. Then you'll take a short, guided tour using your new skills, enjoying the natural beauty of the area.

Our experienced guides are passionate about sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for this healthy, low-impact sport, making your day even more enjoyable and inspiring.

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.

Discover a new horizon and explore the exciting world of sea kayaking in this fun, full-day course designed just for women. Perfect for beginners, recreational paddlers and anyone else who needs a great refresher course, our combination course teaches basic kayaking strokes and skills, plus safety techniques.

In small groups with knowledgeable instructors, you'll receive friendly, personal attention and one on one coaching. We'll explain kayak design, paddling terminology and boat fit. You will learn the proper mechanics for the forward stroke, reverse sweep and stern draw, plus safety techniques including wet exits, T-rescue and self rescue with a paddle float. Then you'll take a short, guided tour using your new skills, enjoying the natural beauty of the area.

Our experienced guides are passionate about sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for this healthy, low-impact sport, making your day even more enjoyable and inspiring.

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.