This unique partnership offers you quality American Canoe Association instruction,
your choice of kayak (sit on top, recreation, or touring),
and an "instructional" site-seeing tour along Spa Creek.
The launch is at the end of 3rd Street, the heart of Eastport
and is easily accessible, including by wheelchair.
2017 classes will begin on May 27, conveniently following the Annapolis Canoe and Kayak Mothers' Day Sale. See schedule below.
You can also set up a class with your family/friends at these same group rates
for any group of 3 or more.
And we also offer private instruction/coaching, including adaptive paddling.
Spring Class Schedule -
check back for more dates and feel free to suggest a date for your group!
These classes will be Quick Start "Plus" classes. That is semi-customized with Quick Start content plus skills and topics requested by participants like to rescues and trip planning.
May 27 10-1 (ACK)
June 24 10-1 (ACK)
July 15 10-1 (ACK)
June 11 10-1 (ACK)
QUICK START YOUR KAYAK (KAYAK BASICS)- Quick Start is an American Canoe Association course designed to help you learn the paddle strokes necessary to maneuver safely and comfortably in still water - forward, backward, and sideways! We call it Kayak Basics, because in this class you will learn the basics about paddle strokes as well as boats and paddles, safety, and how to dress for the water.
BRACING & RESCUES aka "Next Time" This is a 3-hour class for people who have already taken a Quick Start or other intro class and who said they'd fall out their kayak and learn how to get back in "next time". Focus is on bracing to avoid capsizing, controlled capsizing and self- and assisted rescues (paddle float and t-rescues). Dress to get wet and expect to have fun! You can also take this class before taking Quick Start, if you're that kind of person. Location may vary depending on water conditions.
Current Schedule (check for updates)
June 17 (1-4) location TBD
contact us to set up a 3-hour session for you and your friends
Classes are held at Annapolis Canoe and Kayak, 311 Third Street, Annapolis, MD.
Rescue classes may be held at alternate sites, depending on water conditions.
Cost for instruction is $40 for all 1/2 day classes.
You may bring your own equipment or rent from Annapolis Canoe and Kayak
at a special rate of $26.50 (includes tax).
Space is limited, so please sign up early.
Register now or for more information call 301.873.2410