Improve your paddling efficiency, ability and confidence in this four-hour course. The perfect follow-up to our Introduction to Recreational Kayaking Course, this fun half-day of instruction will teach you the skills to be more proficient on the water, allowing you to paddle farther and get more enjoyment on kayaking trips. Our expert instructors will teach you balance, boat lean and the basic body mechanics of advanced paddling strokes. You'll also receive instruction on water skills and safety, including how to successfully perform wet exits, self and assisted rescues and T-rescues.
All necessary paddling equipment is provided.
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.
*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.