Kayaking. Photo Provided by Portland Paddle

Sea Kayak Lessons

This is the course to take if you are new to sea kayaking — or if you started sea kayaking without gaining a solid foundation of skills and knowledge. You’ll learn all the basics with a small group of other paddlers in the protected waters near our East End Beach site in Portland. Your instructor will get your group started onshore with a discussion of equipment and the risks and hazards kayakers face on the Maine coast. Then you’ll get fitted into kayaks and head onto Casco Bay to learn proper paddling technique for the essential strokes of the sport.

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Portland Paddle
East End Beach, Cutter Street
Portland, Maine 04101 United States
About the Event
Presented by
Portland Paddle
(207) 370-9730
Saturday, May 21 – Saturday, September 10

Every other Saturday
10:00am -1:00pm
Occasionally on Wednesday evenings
$70 per person


Proper technique for the essential paddling strokes

How to identify the major risks and hazards kayakers face

How to complete a “wet exit” when a kayak capsizes

The primary features of a sea kayak that make it seaworthy


Kayak and other paddling equipment

Wetsuit (please use your own if you have one)