Couples Learn to Kayak Class

Description: Looking for a new outdoor skill to learn with your significant other? Join us for a special lesson in kayaking together! We'll teach you the basic skills for a lifetime of waterborne adventure. You'll learn about different types of boats and equipment, basic paddle strokes, how to exit a capsized boat, and spend quality outdoor time with that special someone. Touring kayaks are available for everyone and we even have some tandem boats if you want to try one out. Every couple will get a picture together to keep.

Skills you'll learn:

  • Experience on-the-water instruction in kayaks
  • Learn about basic kayak gear and clothing selection
  • Learn basic kayak stroke techniques including forward, sweep, reverse and draw stroke techniques

Check out the gear list.

Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.

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  • Class Details
  • Gear List

Couples Learn to Kayak Class Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  • Water Shoes/Sandals - Foot attire that will protect your feet and is okay to get wet. (e.g. Teva, Chaco, Keen (not flip-flops)
  • Synthetic / wool layers - Clothing that will stay warm when wet.
  • Water Bottle


  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Energy Snacks
  • Personal Camera
  • Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
  • Eyewear Retainer - A strap to help keep your glasses or sunglasses from falling off in the event of big splash or a capsize.

Gear provided by REI:

  • Touring/Recreational Kayak
  • Paddle
  • Dry Bag
  • Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  • Group First Aid Kit