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Kayak Rescue Course Las Vegas
Kayak Rescue Class Las Vegas
Kayak 101 Rescue Rolling Canoeing CPR/First Aid WFA Course

Rescue & Safety Course

This course introduces essential flatwater safety practices and rescue techniques that can be performed with a minimum of equipment, in the first few minutes of an emergency. Topics will include prevention, how to avoid potential dangers, and simple, low-risk rescue techniques.

Students will develop and practice key self-rescue skills to manage minor in-water incidents. Course participants should be comfortable paddling in conditions of up to one foot waves, 10 knot winds, and 2 knot current. Students should be in good health and overall fitness, possess solid swimming ability, and be comfortable in the water.

Dress appropriately for weather and water temperature, and expect to be in the water for extended periods of time. Recreational, sit-on-top or touring kayaks may be used, at the instructor’s discretion. You will practice wet-exits, self-recovery, partner resuces, and ways to assist tired or weak paddlers.

A person completing this class is qualified to rent high performance sea kayaks with sprayskirts from Desert Adventures.

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 .

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Every paddler should have the skills to recover from a capsize, and know how to perform rescues when paddling in a group. For students planning to paddle in remote areas (such as Black Canyon), this class is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


Rate: $89 per person

Time: 1PM - 4PM
Offered: Every Wed/Sat
Months: April-October

  self recovery technique

Details: Wet exits, self recovery, partner rescues, assisting, sprayskirt use, communication signals, group management, safety, towing, avoiding hazards.

Equipment: Kayaks, PFD, paddle, sprayskirt, bilge pump, & paddle float are included.

Course Materials: Provided

Skill Level: Beginner
Minimum Age: 14 years +

Pre-requisite: Kayak 101
or instructor approval

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

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