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Introduction to River Kayaking

If you have never kayaked or have minimal experience in a closed-cockpit boat this is the course for you. Being a competent swimmer with a taste for water and fun is all that is required. This course will give you a solid background of kayaking basics and allow you to have fun on the river. Because everyone has busy schedules we offer a few different options for you to choose from. All gear is included in our lessons, and lunch is provided for full day lessons!

Scheduled Group Lesson

Join a group and learn to paddle with other folks at your ability level in one of our prescheduled 2 day courses. If you want to continue you can add on a 2 day prescheduled River Runner course and make it a 4 day course!

2014 Introduction to River Kayaking Group Lesson Course Dates
  May 10-11
June 14-15
July 12-13
August 9-10
Price $310/person

Private Group Lessons - Multiday

We offer 2 day introduction to kayaking group lessons throughout the year. If the dates above don't work for your group, or you want private instruction for your group, you can create your own dates for a custom group lesson. All you need is to get at least two other friends to join you for a private custom group lesson.

  2 Day 3 Day 4 Day
Three People (minimum) $310/person $450/person $575/person
Four People $280/person $420/person $540/person

Private Instruction

Get the custom course fit just to your groups needs any day of the week! The cost is on a sliding scale depending on how many folks are in your group and how long you want to go for. We will keep a 4:1 student to instructor ratio, so the more folks you bring the more world class kayak instructors you get all to yourselves on the river!

If you truly want to learn to ww kayak we recommend at least a full day lesson to give you the basics. Half day lessons are great if you already have experience with wet exits, or if you want to learn in a Sit-On-Top kayak.

  Half Day Special Half Day Deluxe* Full Day Special Full Day Deluxe*
One Person $250 $275 $350 $375
Two People $160/person $175/person $225/person $250/person
Three People $135/person $150/person $170/person $195/person
Four to Six People $120/person $135/person $155/person $180/person
Seven or More $110/person $120/person $145/person $165/person

Deluxe lessons include digital images from your day on the water, a Rendezvous Water Bottle & an extra deluxe box lunch for full days – snacks for half days. 

Introduction to River Kayaking for Women

Have you noticed differences between men and women? We have! Differences in men’s and women’s learning styles prompted us to design courses for women, taught by women.  If you are a female and have never kayaked or have minimal experience in a closed-cockpit boat this is the course for you. Being a competent swimmer with a taste for water and fun is all that is required. This course will give you a solid background of kayaking basics and allow you to have fun on the river. 

Join a group and learn to paddle with other folks at your ability level in one of our prescheduled 2 day courses. If you want to continue you can add on a 2 day prescheduled River Runner course and make it a 4 day course!

2014 Women's Introduction to River Kayaking Group Lesson Course Dates
 

May 17-18
August 16-17

Price $310/person
Kayaking on Snake River near Jackson, WY

Catching an eddy on Snake River
near Jackson, WY

Introduction to Kayaking on Flat Creek, Jackson WY

Introduction to River Kayaking group lesson
on Flat Creek, near Jackson, WY

Kayaking on Snake River near Jackson, WY

Kayaking through some rapids on the
Snake River near Jackson, WY

Private Introduction to River Kayaking on Snake River near Jackson WY

Private Introduction to River Kayaking
on Snake River near Jackson, WY

JHKS Instructor Taylor Dwyer

JHKS instructor Taylor Dwyer paddling on the Snake River near Jackson, WY

 

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

Introduction to River Kayaking