Kayak Instruction


Private or Semi-Private Lesson

Duration: minimum 2 hours
Skill Rating: 1
Price:$ 90
$70 semiprivate
(2 or more)

One-on-one private instruction from the Chicago area's finest ACA and BCU-certified instructors! Whether you want to refine your strokes with personalized attention or learn a new skill, a private lesson offers the perfect environment.




Pool Rolling and Rescues Class

Duration: Four 2-hour sessions one per week.
Skill Rating: 1
Price:$ 199
Dates:

Come learn the deep water rescues and rolling skills that will bolster your technique and confidence the next time you set off from shore. With at least one instructor to every three students, a wide variety of boats to try and a heated pool, this class provides the perfect environment for learning to roll.




Advanced Kayaking Techniques

Duration: 3 hours, 1pm - 4pm
Skill Rating: 1
Price:$ 79

Go big! This advanced course opens the door high level paddling. Geared towards intermediate paddlers, this course covers surf zone technique, open water navigation and advanced rescue skills.




Basic Rescue Skills

Duration: 3 hours, 1pm - 4pm
Skill Rating: 1
Price:$ 79

Make safety your priority! No matter what your level of experience, or where you choose to paddle, this certified kayak guide led course is essential for anyone spending time on the water.




Introduction to Kayaking

Duration: 3 hours, 9am - 12pm
Skill Rating: 1
Accomodations: N/A
Price:$ 79

Expand your horizons by exploring the world of sea kayaking! This 3 hour course led by certified kayak instructors instills confidence and competence in the novice paddler.




Kayaking Fundamentals II

Duration: 10am - 4pm
Skill Rating: 2
Accomodations: N/A
Price:$ 99

If you already have a solid paddling foundation, this is the course to take you to the next level. Learn advanced paddle strokes and rescue techniques from our certified kayak guides. This is a sure fire way to increase your competence and confidence on the water.




Kayaking Fundamentals I

Duration: 10am - 4pm
Skill Rating: 1
Price:$ 99

Our nationally certified kayak guides will have you well on your way to a fulfilling career of paddling safely and effectively, and you’ll have a blast while you’re at it! No prior experience necessary for this full day kayak course that introduces paddlers to basic and intermediate strokes, rescues and water awareness.




Chicago Day Kayaking

Duration: 2 hours
Skill Rating: 1
Price:$ 60

Folks who join us on 2-hour guided sea kayaking adventures experience the thrills and tranquility of a paddling getaway without the class structure of a skills course. We paddle out of Gillson Park in Wilmette, IL, (our primary location) or Skokie Lagoons.




Crete BCU 3 Star Kayak Training and Certification

Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights
Skill Rating: 3
Accomodations: Family Owned Inns
Price:$ 1,995

Ready for the next level? Train for and demonstrate your mastery of kayaking to 2- and 3-Star British Canoe Union standards under the instruction of a certified teacher, with optional assessments at the end of the week.




Learn to Kayak Series

Skill Rating: 1
Price:$ 258

Looking to jump into the exciting sport of sea kayaking? Look no further. The Northwest Passage has packaged the premier sea kayaking instruction opportunity. Begin your summer with a Fundamentals 1 clinic followed by two day paddles to cement your skills followed by a Fundamentals 2 clinic.