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.
- Duration2 hours
- Duration10am - 4pm
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.
- Duration10am - 4pm
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.
- Duration6:30 - 8:30 AM
A one-hour guided paddling excursion will follow the Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi practice. It's the perfect time to appreciate moving freely and feeling your balance atop the water following the grounding Body & Brain session.
- Duration3 back to back 20 mile days
After School Adventures with The Northwest Passage is a unique outdoor education program that expands personal horizons. Explore local natural spaces by kayak, SUP, and hiking. Participants will gain confidence and skills that open the door to a lifetime of outdoor sports enjoyment and ecological appreciation and stewardship. Ages: 10-14
Slip into the water and take in a unique sunset perspective from the seat of your kayak off the waters of Gillson Beach, WIlmette. As the sun sets our paddle on Lake Michigan is rewarded with the brilliance of the moon rise.
- Durationminimum 2 hours
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.
- Duration3 hours, 1pm - 4pm
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.