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

Optional

  • Waterproof camera
  • Towel
  • Lip balm with sunscreen

What We Provide

  • Use of all necessary paddling equipment: boats, paddles, PFD's, etc.
  • First-aid kit
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant

Introduction to Recreational Kayaking Course at Sunday River

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Our two-and-a-half-hour introduction to kayaking is a fun way to learn, from expert instructors, the fundamental skills and safety techniques you'll need to discover new waterways.

  • Prerequisite:  None
  • Activity level:  Easy
  • Minimum age:  12 (14 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-270-2326

Course Description

This course covers all the basic skills and safety techniques you'll need to paddle on your own. You'll learn the essentials of recreational kayaking, including launching techniques, paddling equipment, kayaking safety, reading weather conditions and more.

After brief introductions, our expert paddling instructors will explain kayak design and boat fit. You'll learn about paddling terminology and basic paddling strokes. Our guide will lead you step by step through each stroke, helping you hone and refine your abilities throughout the course. You'll learn the reverse, sweep and draw strokes, allowing you to paddle straighter, turn quicker and navigate around obstacles.

When you are confident in your abilities, you'll have time to practice. Our skilled guides will happily share their extensive knowledge of the sport of kayaking and give you insight about places in Maine you might want to explore by kayak.

All necessary paddling equipment is provided.

This course covers all the basic skills and safety techniques you'll need to paddle on your own. You'll learn the essentials of recreational kayaking, including launching techniques, paddling equipment, kayaking safety, reading weather conditions and more.

After brief introductions, our expert paddling instructors will explain kayak design and boat fit. You'll learn about paddling terminology and basic paddling strokes. Our guide will lead you step by step through each stroke, helping you hone and refine your abilities throughout the course. You'll learn the reverse, sweep and draw strokes, allowing you to paddle straighter, turn quicker and navigate around obstacles.

When you are confident in your abilities, you'll have time to practice. Our skilled guides will happily share their extensive knowledge of the sport of kayaking and give you insight about places in Maine you might want to explore by kayak.

All necessary paddling equipment is provided.

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.