Private Kayak Instruction

Private Kayak Instruction

Program Description

Looking to improve your personal kayak skills? From beginner to advanced instruction, our kayak instructors will help you fine-tune your skills on an Oregon kayaking adventure. You will get the personal one-on-one attention you’re looking for. Whether you’re wanting a lot of pool time or a full day on the river – the choice is yours!

Our kayak lessons start at 9am but, since this is a private kayak lesson, you can let us know what works for you. Typically, a full day of private instruction runs from 9am to 4:30pm with a lunch break in between. If you’re looking for more or less time during the day, just let us know! Half-day lessons typically run (Morning) 9am to 12:30pm or (Afternoon) 1pm to 4:30pm.

Your kayak instructor will start the lesson by getting to know more about you and your goals for the day. You will have an opportunity to share your strengths and weaknesses with your instructor, and discuss anything that you want to accomplish. All of this information will be used to help your kayak instructor choose the best plan for your day.

There are several Oregon river kayaking sections to choose from based on your goals. Once on the river, you will have the chance to work on your strokes and technique and receive the critical feedback you’re looking for.

Length: Custom

Prerequisites: None Required!

Season:
June – September

Includes: World-class instruction and all required equipment.

Cost: $265 (Full day) or $205 (Half-day)
All prices per person are subject to a 3% Government Use and Service fee. Guide Gratuity not included in the price.

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Itinerary

Day 1:
Our kayak lessons start at 9am but, since this is a private kayak lesson, you can let us know what works for you. Typically, a full day of private instruction runs from 9am to 4:30pm with a lunch break in between. If you’re looking for more or less time during the day, just let us know! Half-day lessons typically run (Morning) 9am to 12:30pm or (Afternoon) 1pm to 4:30pm.

Don’t Take Our Word For It. Hear What Our Guests Have To Say!

The guides and others created a FUN and safe environment that allowed me to get out of my comfort zone.  JR’s teaching is a combination of silly, serious and encompassed in a positive energy and a can-do spirit.

Charlie, Berkeley, California

My instructors make maneuvering through challenging cross currents look effortless, but I have learned that there are no short cuts to doing so myself. Every time I enter a new rapid, I know a community of paddlers supports me.

Zoe L., Berkeley, California

I recently spent a week on the Rogue River with Lori and JR from Sundance Kayaking school and it was AMAZING!!!! I’m looking forward to going on another kayaking adventure soon and hope to be able to learn more from them again!

Megan S., Los Angeles, CA

In my years as a river guide and in my own trials at learning to kayak I have seen many go through the progression and take up a paddle. But learning how to kayak is not easy and can involve overcoming some very innate fears. Of all the teachers I have encountered none have so effectively turned that fear into fun as Sundance Kayak School.

Aaron B., Denver, CO

My family loved every moment of our week long kayaking school. Not only did the wonderful and fun guides teach us how to kayak and roll, but we also established friendships and memories that I know will last for a lifetime. Thank you, Sundance! We can’t wait for our next trip.

Lauren K., San Francisco, CA

The experience was the highlight trip of my summer. I had been “making” it down the river, but that’s it. I felt like I was kayaking a bunch, but reached a point that I wasn’t getting any better. The instruction I received from your great group of instructors has been so helpful. They gave me so many techniques/paddle strokes to work on and they helped me with the bad habits I had developed. There wasn’t a single instructor that I didn’t think was great and enjoyable to be around, both on and off the water.

Angela W., Olympia, WA

Additional Information

Our Instructors:

All of us at Sundance Kayak School recognize the importance of you having a positive experience. We love what we do and take pride in providing the best instruction around. All of our instructors are ACA Certified. The American Canoe Association (ACA) is the recognized standard for kayak instruction. To learn more about the criteria and standards our instructors must meet to achieve this certification, please visit the ACA website: www.americancanoe.org.