Learn to Kayak Class
$79 for REI Members
$99 for non-members
- Minimum age 14
- Group size 8 people
This class will introduce you to the fundamentals of kayaking in a comfortable setting and at a relaxed pace. You will learn about proper strokes and paddling technique, and get the chance to practice these new skills on a beautiful, local waterway. REI's expert guides will also teach the basics of water safety, trip planning, and how to have an enjoyable time on the water. This is a great way to build a new skill set or improve upon what you already know about kayaking. REI provides kayaks, paddles and all necessary safety equipment.
- Learn how to launch and stay comfortable in a kayak
- Practice the forward, reverse, and sweep paddle strokes
- Get exposure to the fundamentals of on the water safety
What to bring with you
More directions and information
NO FLIP FLOPS ALLOWED. Park entrance fee is $7 per vehicle. From AZ 74/Carefree Hwy: Turn Right onto N Castle Hot Springs Rd, travel 5.6 mi. At the T-Junction, turn Right onto Castle Creek Dr (REI sign here). Pass through the North Entrance and continue to 4 Lane Boat Ramp (look for REI sign directing you to the shoreline). Call 520.477.7344 with any questions day of course.