This full-day program on Vermont's inland sea, Lake Champlain, is the perfect beginner or refresher course for paddlers who want to experience open-water kayaking on lakes and oceans. We'll start off the day learning about boat design and features, important paddling accessories, and safety practices. Next, we'll move onto learning and demonstrating proper paddling techniques, followed by solo and assisted offshore rescues.
The day finishes with a tour on the lake. Depending on conditions and group abilities, we'll either head south to the Burlington waterfront or north along the cliffs of Lone Rock Point and Appletree Bay.
" In two hours Umiak's kayaking expert Sawyer was able to take a family that had never kayaked before and made us completely comfortable to do a 4-hour river trip the next day. The instruction was easy and personalized. Sawyer fielded all sort of different questions and built our confidence. He definitely was the introduction we needed to the sport. colors, it was a very pleasant trip. "
August 1st, 2018
$99 Per Person