Learn the basics of sea kayaking in the warm waters of Riverton pool in Portland, ME! 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
Open Pool Session
- Paddler Ages 16+
Winter Pool sessions are complete for the season! Please see our Summer Lessons page for additional upcoming classes and check back in the fall for winter 23-24 pool dates!
Consider joining a guided tour or one of our early morning social paddles as well!
Join us for an open practice session at Riverton pool!
This is a great opportunity to engage with the community, and to practice rolls, rescues, and tricks! Boats and paddling gear are not normally provided at open sessions, please contact us if you are interested in renting.
Open Sessions are designated by type of boat, and will either be labeled Short Boat/Whitewater or Long Boat/Sea Kayak on the booking. Please make sure you are signing up for the right type of session in order to ensure adequate space in the pool. Boats over 12 feet are considered long, and under 12 feet are considered short. Within these size requirements any kayak or canoe is welcome. Please ensure your boats are thoroughly cleaned of rocks, sand, leaves, etc. before entering the pool.