Packrafting Lessons and Tours

Packrafting Lessons - an amazing craft

Packrafting is rapidly changing who and where people are getting on rivers, streams and mountain lakes. An incredible tool for backcountry exploring in areas that regular kayaking gear makes difficult because of its size and weight. Your enjoyment and safety will greatly increase with solid paddling skills and  knowledge of river features. In this lesson, you will learn and apply the basics paddle strokes, understanding of river currents and hazards, maneuvering around rocks and into eddies, caring for and, packing your packraft. Being such a versatile craft, packrafts often get used for multiday expeditions via hiking, biking or a variety of other sports. We can help you figure out how to best secure your cargo and pack for a multiday trip. This course will get you off on the right blade for exploring the wilderness like never before.

Packrafting the hoback river


Depending on the size and scope of the lesson we will be using Alpacka Raft packrafts of varying construction. This will allows you top learn which craft will fit your needs best. We are a full river and lake outfitter and we have the gear to make any lesson a success. If you have personal gear you are welcome you to bring and use it.

Otherwise here is a list of items to bring:

  • Swimwear or non-cotton layers
  • Water in a reusable water bottle (we have them if needed)
  • Snacks (full day trips provide lunch)
  • Dry wear
  • Protective or water prof case for small items 
  • Sunscreen and Sunglasses with a retainer

Packrafting instruction available any day as a private lesson

Two Day Specialty Course 

June 8-9, 2024

$395.00 Per-person

Call now to make a reservation (307)733-2471 or write [email protected]

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


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