kayak lesson in Grand Marais


One-on-one and small group instruction is customized instruction for you and your friends. We can fine tune the lesson plan to focus on the skills that you need to learn or techniques that you want to improve on. These kayak lessons can focus completely on paddle strokes, efficiency, expedition planning, towing, risk management, emergency response, rolling or other kayaking skills.

Contact us for and we’ll discuss your goals and break those down into manageable lesson plans. Classes are up to six hours long.

1 person: $300 ($50 per hour)
2 people: $175 per person
3 to 5 people: $150 per person

Time: 6 hours
Age limit: 13 and up. Must be 100 lbs.
Skill level: Beginners welcome.
Instructor to student ratio: 1:5 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. This class goes out in weather conditions with winds up to 15 knots, waves up to 2 foot, and current up to 3 knots.

By arrangement. Call for availability.

We provide the follow equipment for our sea kayaking courses.

  • Kayak
  • Sprayskirt
  • Paddle float
  • Pump
  • Stirrup
  • Sample items such as tow ropes, strobes, VHF radio, flares and other safety items.

If you’d like to use your own equipment, please, discuss this when you make your reservation.