A two-hour land based navigation class designed to teach you the basics of small craft, canoe and kayak map and compass navigation relevant to traveling on Lake Superior or in the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA). The emphasis is on the practical instead of memorizing terms. This is a good class for learning navigation and brushing up on navigation before you head out on your trip. Don’t get lost in the woods!
During the class, you’ll learn about: the parts of a compass, how to find north, what deviation is and how to avoid it, variation and declination, taking a bearing, plotting a course, how to read charts and maps, piloting to find your way, ranges, fixes, triangualting and more.
Course outline: Navigation Class Outline
1 person: $60
2 people: $40 per person
3 people: $30 per person
4 people: $25 per person
5 to 10 people: $20 per person
Time: 6pm to 8pm (2 hours)
Age limit: 12 and up.
Skill level: Beginners welcome!
Instructor to student ratio: 1:10 maximum.
Where to meet: Grand Marais campground boat ramp.
Reservations: Advanced reservation and payment required.
The weather in the northland is dynamic, and if our guides determine it’s too bad, we will change locations or reschedule the class.
By arrangement. Call for availability.
We provide the follow equipment for our canoe and kayak navigation class.
Please, bring a simple baseplate compass.