Kayaking Basics


Free for REI Members

Free for non-members


  • Group size 20 people
  • Instructor REI Specialist

There are few better ways to spend a couple hours or a full day for that matter, than in a kayak moving over water. Think portable fun with which you can explore a favorite or soon to be favorite spot. An experienced Instructor will share information about kayaking and recreational kayaks. You will leave knowing which type of kayak, paddle and PFD will best fit your needs, as well as, the skinny on local paddling destinations. Note: This course does not replace the need for on-water instruction.


    The Catwaba Riverkeeper Foundation will be joining REI for Paddling Basics. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from the Catawba Riverkeepers and learn about the amazing work they are doing. Participants will learn about volunteer opportunities, membership, Water Watcher Trainings, summer camps, Eco-Tours, advocacy, and lot's more. Also get some tips and top recommendations for great paddling locations in the region.

    Activity location

    Charlotte REI

    9755 Northlake Centre Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28216

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