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Our Kayaking Discovery Course is a great way to learn the basic paddling techniques and safety skills of this popular sport.
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Activity level: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 (14 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

Course Description

Exploring nature in a kayak is a healthy and fun way to enjoy the outdoors. Our course begins with a brief introduction and safety talk from our friendly paddling instructors, who will share their knowledge gained from years of kayaking. They'll outfit you with a personal flotation device (PFD), kayak and paddling equipment, giving you insight on the best ways to set up your boat. Then, you'll receive instruction on a variety of paddling techniques. This is a great course for all levels of fitness.

After you feel comfortable on the water, you'll set out in a kayak on a guided, interpretive tour with your group. You'll experience the freedom of skimming across the water, learning about the ecosystem and history of the area.

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.

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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- and activity-appropriate clothing (preferably synthetic*)
  • Water shoes or shoes you don't mind getting wet (closed-toe recommended)
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler
  • One quart of water (no glass bottles)

Optional
  • Dry clothes for after activity
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Waterproof camera
  • 10-foot or longer solo recreational kayak, paddle and US Coast Guard-approved Type III PFD†

What We Provide
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Use of all necessary paddling equipment: boats, paddles, PFD's, etc.
Average Rating 
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477  out of  479 ( 100% ) reviewers would recommend this product. 
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5 / 5
January 25, 2021
Best Intoduction to Kayaking Ever!
Around 20 or more years ago (I am now 73 years old), I went on the L. L. Bean "Introduction to Kayaking" course because I wanted to see if (1)... more
Waterville, Maine
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
October 18, 2020
Marsh Creek
A friend and I went out for the kayaking discovery course on 10/17. This was a great activity and easy to socially distance. Equipment was clean and our... more
Media, PA
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5 / 5
October 6, 2020
Fall Kayak Adventure
My Friend , Fran and I , have been wanting to Kayak again for awhile .We are both over 55 and like to do adventurous things. She leaves her non-adventurous... more
glenside,pa
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5 / 5
October 5, 2020
Kayaking Discovery Course
10/4 Course - Brittany and Bethany were great instructors. They were a great sample of awesome teamwork for our girl scouts that were in attendance... more
EASTON
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
October 4, 2020
Thumbs Up Kayaking in New Rochelle
This was my third kayaking course in New Rochelle this year. Second time with Matt & Jack. Both are excellent. Thanks to them both for the pointers... more
Port Chester
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5 / 5
October 3, 2020
Excellent course
This was our first time kayaking. Their instructors are the best!!! They are so patient and knowledgeable. We kayaked in Lake Nockamixon. It was a wonderful... more
Pennsylvania
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5 / 5
September 26, 2020
Great Outdoors
Loved this introductory Kayak outing in Busse Woods in Elk Grove, IL. Laurie and Ann were just awesome coaches! Simple instructions; kept the group engaged.... more
Elmhurst,IL
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
September 21, 2020
a memorable investment
My wife and I enjoyed this course on September 19, 2020. I have a lifelong experience with kayaking, and my wife has had a few times out with friends.... more
Brunswick, Maine
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5 / 5
September 20, 2020
We loved it!
My husband and I went to the Kayak Discovery Tour in Dedham, MA on 9/19. We were novices and had no idea what to expect. Our instructors, Mark and... more
Quincy
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5 / 5
September 14, 2020
If you enjoy kayaking this class is for you!
I've attended Kayaking Discovery Course at Marsh Creek and it was amazing experience. Even though I'm not new to kayaking I was able to learn... more
King of Prussia
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