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Lessons & Tours > River Lessons & Tours

Scenic or exciting, we have over 60miles of river to teach on in the Jackson Hole valley. We teach primarily on the Snake and Hoback rivers. The Snake is deep and forgiving and offers some of the most scenic stretches and best instructional whitewater in the world. The Hoback has a narrower channel with more technical challenges. Other rivers you may paddle include the Green, Greys, Teton and Lower Bitch Creek. With an annual average snowfall of over 400", Jackson Hole has the longest paddling season in the Rockies.

For River lesson information, please choose from the following options: 

Snake River Canyon near Jackson WY  

Private Instruction - Any day, any craft!

Our specialty - whatever your paddling experience or ability, you will benefit from the personal attention of private instruction. We are happy to customize lessons of any length to fit your ability and schedule.

Inflatable Kayakers just after hitting Big Kahuna on the Snake River Canyon  

Inflatable Kayak Lessons & Tours (Ducky Trips)

The Inflatable Kayak, or Rubber Duckie, is a unique and exciting way of going down the river for the whole family, with no previous experience necessary.

JHKS Instructor Jon Souter SUPing on the Snake River  

Stand Up Paddleboarding Instruction

Learn the fastest growing watersport in the world.  SUPing is fun for the whole family, come out and learn the skills with our experienced instructors.

 

Introduction to River Kayak Lessons

If you have never kayaked or have minimal experience in a closed-cockpit boat this is the course for you. This course will give you a solid background of kayaking basics and allow you to have fun on the river.

 

River Running Kayak Lessons

You have learned the basics and you're ready for more. This course requires a general knowledge of paddle strokes, (forward & back paddling, sweeps, braces and draws) the ability to paddle straight on flat water and familiarity with river features.

JHKS Instructor Taylor Dwyer kayaking on Snake River near Jackson WY  

Women's Specific Lessons

Differences in men’s and women’s learning styles prompted us to design an introductory course for women, taught by women. This course will have you enjoying kayaking in short order. It covers the same material as Introductory Kayaking.

Jon Souter Looping in Burrito, Snake River WY  

Freestyle Kayak Lessons

If you are feeling comfortable in holes and surfing, you're ready for Freestyle. You will need a reliable whitewater roll and have the ability to confidently front and side surf small waves and holes.

JHKS Rolling Pool  

Rolling Lessons

We offer multiple options for practicing the kayak roll no matter what your experience level. We can give you private instruction in our outdoor pool any day June-September, or you can take one of our group lessons during the winter/spring months in the indoor pool.

Put in for the Grand Canyon October 2010  

Rafting Lessons & Tours

Learn to row a raft down the river, or enjoy a scenic raft trip on the Snake River with your favorite people.

American Canoe Association www.americancanoe.org  

ACA Kayak Instructor Certification Courses

ACA Instructors Course and updates will help you keep you up on your personal boating skills as well as help you learn modern kayak instructional progressions, philosophpies and teaching techniques.

American Canoe Association www.americancanoe.org  

 

ACA SUP Instructor Certification Courses

ACA Instructors Course and updates will help you keep you up on your personal boating skills as well as help you learn modern kayak instructional progressions, philosophpies and teaching techniques.

 

American Canoe Association www.americancanoe.org  

ACA Safety & Rescue Courses

If you paddle long enough you will be involved a rescue situation. The ability to quickly and efficiently respond to a rescue situation is a skill that you as a paddler should have. There is no time like now to bring your rescue skills to a higher level.

Call now to make a reservation (307)733-2471 or write info@jacksonholekayak.com

Jackson Hole Kayak School is a permitee of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and an equal opportunity provider

River Lessons & Tours