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