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Sea Kayaking Summer 2021

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SEA KAYAK TRAINING COURSES

Intro to Flatwater Kayaking

So you bought a kayak? Or maybe you just want to have fun learning something new? This half-day course is a safe and fun introduction to kayaking in primarily flatwater environments. Get oriented with boat and body position, efficient stroke technique to reduce fatigue, strategies for keeping your boat upright and what to do if you tip. Includes instruction, boats, paddles, kayaking and safety equipment. You provide swimsuits, towels, water bottle, snacks or bag lunches, and adult chaperones if minors are present. Ages 12 and older. Youth under 12 may paddle with an adult chaperone in the boat with them.
Cost: 2-3 people: $50/person
4 – 6 people: $45/person

Basic Strokes and Rescues for Sea Kayaking

This is a safe and fun introduction to the sport of coastal kayaking. The course will prepare paddlers to comfortably and safely paddle on protected flatwater environments with conditions not to exceed 1-foot seas, 10-knot winds, and be no more than ½ mile from shore. You will be actively involved and learning about sea kayak equipment, paddling techniques, navigation, on-water safety and rescues. Condensed 1-day format, and more relaxed 2-day formats available!
Cost: 1-day format:
2-3 people: $150/person
4 – 6 people: $125/person
Cost: 2-day format:
2-3 people: $200/person
4 – 6 people: $150/person


REGIONAL DAY TRIPS FOR FAMILIES, CAMPS AND GROUPS

Trips are available June 9 through mid-August unless otherwise noted. Includes instruction, boats, paddles, kayaking and safety equipment. You provide your own transportation, swim suits, towels, snacks or bag lunches, and adult chaperones when minors are present. Ages 12 and older. Youth under 12 may paddle with an adult chaperone in the boat with them

Duluth Harbor Sea Kayak Tour

Experience the activity of Duluth's working Harbor with its expansive skyline and bird sanctuary island. See freighters visiting from around the world, and weather dependent: glide alongside the William A. Irvin, a docked 611 foot iron ore ship! Meets at the UMD Boat Shed on Park Point, 1401 St. Louis Avenue, Duluth, MN 55802
Cost: 4 to 6 people: $200 (4 hours)
Each additional person add $30 up to 8 people maximum

Lester River and North Shore Sea Kayak Tour

Available July 1 - mid-August
Paddle under a historic stone arch bridge at the mouth of the Lester River, and explore the North Shore with unique views of the Duluth skyline, aerial lift bridge, rugged rocks and cobble beaches while paddling on Lake Superior's crystalline blue waters. Meets at the UMD Surf Shack, 6008 MN HWY 61, Duluth, MN 55804
Cost: 4 to 6 people: $200 (4 hours)
Each additional person add $30 up to 8 people maximum.

Dwight’s Point Sea Kayak tour & Picnic

Explore the newly designated National Water Trail! Towering white pines on steep clay embankments stand sentinel on your paddle, and lily pads bloom. Get ready to see the flora and fauna who make this place home! Meets at the UMD Boat Shed on Park Point, 1401 St. Louis Avenue, Duluth, MN 55802, and we’ll caravan to Woodstock Bay Landing. (Bring your own picnic).
Cost: 3 to 6 people: $250 (6 hours)  
Each additional person add $50 up to 8 people maximum.

Full Moon Sea Kayak Tour

Close out the day with a little bit of magic! Join us on Lake Superior to watch the Sun set, and the Moon rise from a sea kayak! Headlamps required.
June 24, 2021, 6:00pm – 9:30pm
July 23, 2021, 6:00pm – 9:30pm
August 22, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $50 / person
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8 people
*See Covid-19 Safety Precautions at the top of this page

Add Sea Kayaking to your Family Camping Trip this Summer!

We’ll bring the kayaks, paddling equipment, and expertise! Each 4-hour outing provides basic instruction, a kayak tour, with an option for on-water skill-building games! We can meet you at a variety of locations including: Gooseberry Falls State Park, Split Rock Light House State Park, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.* (Pending National Lakeshore opening in 2021).
Cost: 3 - 4 people: $95/person
Each additional person add $65, up to 8 people maximum