Learn the basics of sea kayaking the Maine Coast in this 3-hour course! This is the course to take if you are new to sea kayaking — or if you started sea kayaking without gaining a solid foundation of skills and knowledge.
Want to learn or advance or your skills in kayaking or paddle boarding? We offer a wide range classes taught by American Canoe Association-certified instructors and Maine Guides! Choose a lesson below!
Kayak & SUP Intro Lessons
Gain confidence on open waters in this continuation of our introductory sea kayaking course. This course builds on the skills taught in Intro to Sea Kayaking Part I and teaches you about crucial resources and equipment that sea kayakers rely on while paddling the Maine coast.
Learn the basics of stand-up paddle boarding, an exciting way to explore Maine’s waterways! This course is designed to introduce anyone who’s fairly new to SUP to the many sides of the sport. No prior experience needed!
Join Portland Paddle and Kayak Ways for an introduction to the traditional Greenland style of kayaking! World renowned instructors and competitors Cheri Perry and Turner Wilson will guide you through the boats, paddles, and techniques of the Greenland Inuit!