Learning the Basics: Kayaking Course & Tour on the Skykomish River

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Duration: 4h
Location: Skykomish River, Skykomish, WA United States | Skykomish, United States

Category: Adventures

Introduction to kayaking on the stunning Skykomish River
Both theory & practical sessions to acquire basic skills
Training that allows you to kayak on Class II rivers
Unspoiled natural environment with stunning scenery
Safe adventure led by an experienced instructor

Kayaking course and guided tour
Kayaking gear
Live tour commentary provided in English


Join in the watery fun and learn the basics of kayaking from expert instructors on the whitewater of Skykomish River. The combination of theory and practical sessions provides even beginners with the skills required to confidently kayak on Class II rivers all over the world.

Meet your instructor at the River House and start getting familiar with your gear, which consists of a helmet, lifejacket, wetsuit, and booties. Next, learn all about the basic necessities of river paddling, including river safety, river hydrology, capsizes and re-entry, paddle strokes, boat handling and maneuvering, as well as how to avoid common injuries.

As you and your instructor venture away from shore, your practical course begins. Paddle out on your river adventure and admire the stunning scenery around you, appreciating the local flora and fauna. The easy maneuverability of your craft means you can turn and access difficult-to-reach spots.

Cancellation Policy:
Know before you book: You must be 16 or older., If you have back, neck, joint, or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate., You should have sufficient travel, injury, sickness, or accident (including sporting accidents) insurance., At least 3 people are required for this activity to take place., Maximum group size is 12 people., Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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