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Alpine Adventure's Kayak Instruction program is for people of all ages and experience levels. We start with the basic building blocks and use innovative progressions to ensure that students are comfortable. We put together a custom learning package to meet the student's individual needs and intensity levels. Alpine Adventures offers 1-2 day instruction packages.

   

What's Included?

All kayak lessons include: kayak, paddle, spray skirt, wetsuit, neoprene booties, splash jacket, personal flotation device, shuttle, and an experienced kayak instructor. If you are providing your own kayak, paddle, and spray skirt, we can take $50 off the per person cost. Kayaking trips last 4-5 hours from the meet time. Meeting times are flexible, usually between 10am - 12pm. Kayak instuction is normally a 1:1 or sometimes a 1:2 ratio.

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   Kayak Instruction

Introduction to Kayaking

Our introduction to kayaking meets in Leavenworth, WA. After going over basic knowledge, terminology, and gear we get the boat adjusted to your body type. Start by sitting in the boat on dry land and get comfortable. Once we put into the river there is slow moving water to start practicing balance and paddling. Once the student is comfortable we will slowly continue downstream going over the basics. There will be an oppurtunity to try an eskimo roll. The instructor will stand in the river next to your boat and help you go through the motions, as well as be there to turn you right side up and provide assistance if needed. This trip is typically available April through August.

   

Multi-day Kayak Instruction

Multi-Day kayak trips are the best way to become a kayaker. Our course starts in a calm pool and gradually progresses through different sections of the river, starting with class 1 and progressing up to class 3 whitewater. Should you choose to do a 2-Day Instruction Package, on day 2 we will review lessons from the 1st day and re-practice rolling the kayak in the water. Depending on skill & comfort levels we will choose appropriate sections of river that will provide a challenge and opportunities to play around with what you've learned. Need a place to stay while learning to kayak? There is camping available at the KOA or up Icicle Canyon along Icicle Rd, as well a numerous hotel and cabin accomodations in and around Leavenworth, WA.



 

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