Women’s Ocean Skills Clinic

kr-woodshole-300hSpend the day learning the skills you’ll need to be self-sufficient on the water, in a supportive, no-pressure environment.

Throughout the day, we will explore the beautiful coast and also focus on the foundations of kayak paddling. While in the protection of the harbor, we will work on boat control. Outside the harbor, we’ll stop for lunch, then end the day with practice of rescues geared specifically to women.

Our expert all-female instruction team will personalize the instruction to each member of the group, focusing on individual technique. If you want to expand your skills and boost your confidence on the ocean, all while having fun with good company, our Women’s Sea Kayak Clinic is for you.

This clinic is designed for women who are looking to start down the path of kayaking. No experience is necessary.

Our Ocean Skills series is a critical part of our
Recommended Progression for Aspiring Sea Kayakers.
Women's Ocean Skills Full-Day Trip meets at our Paddle Shop in Waltham and we'll travel by van to the destination.
$155 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
$169 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability). Pre-Requisites & Requirements: It is recommended but not required to have the following:
  • Formal introductory instruction, like our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 5 miles in an outing.

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