Private Instruction in Kayaking, Canoeing, or Stand-Up Paddleboarding


Working one on one with an instructor is the best way to learn. If you would like to improve your skills at your own pace, with personalized attention and a customized focus, we would be happy to arrange private lessons with an expert instructor.

Contact us to schedule a private lesson.

Lesson Pricing

Session Length 1 Student 2 ppl 3 ppl 4+ ppl
1 Hour of Instruction $85 $105 $125 $145
1.5 Hours of Instruction $127.50 $157.50 $187.50 $217.50

Kids Private Lessons and groups:

We can take groups of up to three kids with one instructor for $125 on weekdays and $145 on weekends for a 75-minute lesson including boat rentals. We can also accommodate larger groups with more instructors.

Reservations Are Required Contact us to Request a Private Lesson

ACA Assessments

Our ACA-Certified Instructors can also provide ACA Skills Assessments. Contact us for details.

Registration/Cancellation Policy for Paddling Private Lessons

  • Full payment for private instruction is due upon reservation.
  • Reservations must be cancelled at least 48 hours before the event to receive either a refund less a 10% registration fee, or a full credit to a store account. This credit does not expire and may be used for instruction, rentals, or sales at Charles River Canoe & Kayak or the Weston Ski Track.
  • Cancellations due to weather must be made at least 2 hours before the event.
  • For all cancellations made after these deadlines, no refunds or credits will be issued.
  • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
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