All participants must sign a liability waiver and know how to swim. All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who can sign their waiver. Paddlers under the age of 16 must also share a boat with an adult.
Each summer we teach free classes in paddling skills and safety techniques. These classes been developed with beginners in mind, but are appropriate for kayakers of all skill levels. Each session includes instruction on the pier followed by practice time on the water. Classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot accept reservations or pre-registration.
Forward Stroke: Paddling Efficiently and Improving Your Form
July 7th, August 4th & September 1st
Turns: Techniques for Maneuvering Your Kayak
July 14th, August 11th & September 8th
Rescues: A Step-by-Step Guide for Recovery After a Capsize
July 21st, August 18th & September 15th
We offer free kayaking on first-come, first-served basis. We cannot accept reservations and there is no pre-registration required.
Paddling with us is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities, and we ask everyone to limit their time on the water to 20 minutes if there are others waiting for a turn.
You will get wet in our boats, so be sure to dress accordingly. We have lockers for any items you would like to keep dry, and changing rooms at Pier 96.