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Private Kayaking Lesson

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$119.00 - $219.00
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If the times or dates above do not work for you party, we'll be happy to help customize this event for you.
Our private lessons are a perfect place to try kayaking with your own personal coach, allowing you plenty of one-on-one time with expert instructors who'll focus on the exact paddling skills you want.
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Activity level: It's up to you!
  • Minimum age: 8 (14 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-270-2326

Course Description

Having your own dedicated coach is the best way to learn a new sport. Join us for a private kayaking lesson tailored to your needs. If you're not sure what you're looking to learn or just starting out – or even if you're a seasoned veteran looking to refine your skills or learn new ones – a private lesson may be just the thing for you.

Our instructors can build upon your present skill set, adding advanced techniques for paddling straighter, faster and farther. They'll teach you simple tips on the best paddling strokes and safety techniques for kayaking, plus answer any questions you have about this exciting sport.

Some topics may include, but are not limited to:
– Strokes (basic to advanced)
– Rescues (basic to advanced)
– Towing
– Rolling
– Navigation (chart reading, tides, weather)
– Sea kayaking as well as recreational kayaking

All necessary paddling equipment is provided. If you'd like to add more participants, spend more time with an instructor, build your own custom adventure, or have any questions about what a private lesson can do for you, please call 1-888-270-2326.

L.L.Bean does not usually cancel events due to inclement weather. However, we reserve the right to cancel an event at any time due to severe weather, low enrollment or other concerns. If L.L.Bean cancels your event, you will receive a full refund for the cost of your reservation.

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*Synthetic clothing dries quickly and is the best choice for outdoor pursuits. Please do not wear cotton clothing. When wet, cotton rapidly robs the heat from your body and takes a long time to dry. We also recommend you dress in multiple layers, allowing you more flexibility to comfortably respond to the weather conditions and your level of exertion.

†Please call ahead if you plan to use your own equipment as it must pass inspection by L.L.Bean staff before use. If it's deemed unsuitable, we will provide you with the necessary equipment.

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What to Bring
  • Weather-appropriate paddling clothing (preferably synthetic*)
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Sunglasses with lanyard (polarized recommended)
  • Hat with visor
  • One-quart water bottle or hydration system
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler
  • Closed-toed water shoes

  • Waterproof camera
  • 14.5 foot or longer sea kayak with two bulkheads, spray skirt, paddle and US Coast Guard-approved Type III PFD†
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Extra change of shoes
  • Towel
  • Wetsuit or drysuit
  • Lip balm with sunscreen

What We Provide
  • Use of all necessary paddling equipment: boats, paddles, PFD's, etc.
  • Wetsuit
  • First-aid kit
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
Average Ratings
5 / 5
September 2, 2018
I paddle in lots of places that make me feel a bit unsafe, so I decided to finally learn how to self-rescue. I was concerned about a group experience... more
Cape Elizabeth, ME
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5 / 5
June 13, 2018
Just what we wanted
My wife and I bought a couple of 12' LLBean touring kayaks middle of last summer. We used them then, but planned many more adventures for this summer,... more
Parma, OH
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5 / 5
October 6, 2017
Excellent Instructor
This summer I had a two-hour lesson with Gery at Lake Nockamixon. Due to bad weather it was actually split into two lessons on different days. Day one,... more
New Tripoli, PA
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5 / 5
June 18, 2016
Great lesson with Corey!
Corey did a great job assessing my skills and helping me with my personal goals of improving my strokework and working on self rescue technique. She was... more
Doylestown, PA
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