• Season Spring - Fall

  • Trip Length 1 Day

  • Age 12+

Trip Info

When you are looking for Washington private kayak instruction the expert instructors at Wildwater will tailor the day to fit your needs. From beginners wanting to learn to kayak without distractions to experienced paddlers interested in new skills, Wildwater's kayak instructors are here to help! Our course curriculum is based on American Canoe Association (ACA) and written by our Kayak School Manager who is a certified ACA instructor. All of Wildwater's kayak instructors are certified with Rescue 3 International Swiftwater Rescue certifications and will develop a personalized plan to get your kayaking techniques and skills to the next level.

What You’ll Learn

Our private kayak instruction courses are based and tailored on your experience and focused on helping you progress your skills. Our kayak instructors will personalize the private course to your ability and interest. Below are a few skills and advanced techniques that we could cover for beginner to advanced paddlers.

  • Rolling
  • Advanced river running
  • Boofing
  • Playboating
  • Fundamental kayaking techniques
  • Advanced paddle strokes

Whitewater kayaking is physically demanding and is not recommended for everyone. Participants must be confident swimmers and in good physical health.

"I set up a one-day whitewater kayaking session when I was in the area. From first contact until the lesson was over, I couldn’t be happier. Professional guide, professional contact and follow-up, and top notch gear. I learned how to eddy in and out, and did far more than I thought possible in a single day. Would highly recommend this outfit to anyone!"

kayakinggeek, Trip Advisor

What to Expect

Private one-on-one or small group instruction teaching the skills and techniques you want to learn. Our professional instructors will work directly with you or your small group to develop a day of kayaking that is both fun and informative. If you are unsure of what skills and techniques would be best for you to learn please contact Wildwater for guidance from our certified instructors. No matter the course level, we keep our student-to-instructor ratio low to ensure proper and individualized attention.

What we Provide

  • Kayak
  • Spray skirt
  • Paddle
  • Semi-dry top
  • Helmet
  • PFD (personal floatation device)
  • Wetsuit and booties are provided upon request.

If you already have river gear, feel free to bring your own.

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit or swim trunks
  • Sunglasses (must have croakie attachment)
  • Extra layers for cold spring days (fleece, wool, or polypropylene - avoid cotton)
  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Lunch and/or snack

Have Questions?

View our FAQs or contact us. We would be happy to discuss any question you have.

Read Our FAQs

Participant Agreement Form

We have attached our participant agreement form for your convenience. Feel free to print and fill it out to bring with you to the river, but we will have agreement forms available for you in case you are unable to print this document out. All minors not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian need to make sure they bring this document with all fields filled out and signed by a parent or legal guardian or they won’t be able to join us on the river, no exceptions!

Participant Agreement Form