This course will start by going over types of recreational kayaks and SUPs, and the different parts of a kayak or paddle board. Next, we will go over the safe and proper way to lift, carry, load and transport your gear. Once we have gear fitted and boats/boards loaded we will head to the water where we will go over launching, landing, and strokes to allow you to efficiently paddle (forward, back, turning strokes, etc.). We will put all these skills to the test on a short paddle followed by lunch and a return to the store where we will wrap up.


Maine Sport Outfitters
115 Commercial Street
Rockport, ME 04856

After meeting at Maine Sport Outfitters in Rockport, we’ll shuttle as a group to a location determined by the course instructor. Location based on sea conditions and tides.


Offered twice a month on Sundays
10am - 2pm (4 hours)

June 9th & 23rd
July 7th & 21st
August 4th & 18th
September 1st & 15th

Additional dates available upon request.

Important Info

Course requires minimum of 4 people to run. Custom course may be offered at an alternate price for less than four people.

Participants should bring a bottle of water, sunscreen, appropriate clothing and a sense of adventure! Lunch will be provided. Minimum age: 10

If you have any questions, or, if you would like to book within 48 hours of departure, please call our Outdoor Programs Department at (207) 236-8797.