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Kayaking Class - Desert Adventures
Beginner Kayak Class
Kayak 101 Rescue Rolling Canoeing CPR/First Aid WFA Course

Kayaking 101 - Intro Class

Introduction to Kayaking is a 3-hour course focusing on skills needed for any type of kayak including but not limited to touring kayaks, sit-on-tops, recreational, folding and inflatable.

You'll learn kayak nomenclature, stretches, and how to adjust your outfitting to suit your body. Topics include dressing for immersion, weather, and potential paddling hazards. Simple rescues are demonstrated by the instructor combined with the paddling skills practiced by students to maneuver safely and comfortably on still water.**

The Kayak 101 classes focus on the basics. In the classroom we discuss paddling safely, local destinations and equipment. On the water, we introduce the basic paddle strokes needed to efficiently move a kayak through the water. Participants will learn how to be efficient in their strokes, understand and work with their boat’s stability, execute a wet exit. Classes include all gear, including kayaks, life vests, paddles, and safety equipment.

We recommend reserving space early as we take a maximum of 10 participants in each class. If you would like to schedule a private class for your own group, advance notice is required. Please contact us for rates and availability at 702-293-5026 .

**Students planning to paddle in remote areas (such as Black Canyon) should consider pairing this class with our Rescue & Safety course - where you will become proficient with capsize recoveries and self-rescue techniques.


Rate: $79 per person

Time: 9AM - 12PM
Offered: Every 1st Saturday
              Every 3rd Saturday
Months: April-October

    kayak lessons

Details: Intro to kayaking, basic paddling, wind, weather, dress, & wet exits.

Equipment: Tuition includes kayaks, PFD, paddle, instructor.

Course Materials: Provided

Skill Level: Beginner +

Minimum Age: 14 years +

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What to Bring
  • Water bottle and snacks
  • Shorts or pants and shirt (not cotton)
  • Swimsuit (wear under clothes)
  • River sandals or water shoes
  • Dress in layers
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Dry clothes for drive home
  • Pen & Paper for notes

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