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Introduction to Sea Kayaking

Join us 2-day introduction to sea kayaking in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area! Our weekend begins in the protected waters of Horseshoe Cove developing your fundamental sea kayaking skills. Here you will be introduced to the basic paddle strokes necessary for effectively and efficiently maneuvering your kayak as well as learning  techniques for rescuing yourself and others. The evening is spent in the quaint Marin Headlands Hostel where we provide a nourishing dinner and hearty breakfast.

On day two, we embark on a short journey along the picturesque Marin County waterfront. During our journey, we build on lessons learned the previous day, focusing on boat control and touching upon topics relevant to sea kayaking in San Francisco Bay – including practical navigation, dealing with boat traffic, tides and currents and much more! If you are new to kayak touring, this weekend immersion gives you a solid foundation to build your paddling passion on.

This 2-day clinic is designed for new paddlers – no experience necessary! The clinic includes 2 days of instruction, lodging, dinner and breakfast.

Introduction to Sea Kayaking. June 2-3, 2018. 2 Days, 1 Night. $279

Private rooms available at an additional charge and are subject to availability. Email for pricing and options.

Please note: Cost does not include kayak and gear rental. You can rent all the necessary kayak equipment, including wetsuit, paddle jacket, US Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD), sprayskirt, paddle, bilge pump, paddle float and kayak you'll need for the clinic. Email us at for details.

In association with River and Ocean Paddlesports Collective.

Earlier Event: May 5
Surf Kayaking Clinic
Later Event: August 18
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