Private Kayak Instruction

Private Kayak Instruction

​Learn & Improve with Private Kayak Instruction

​Our hand-picked group of instructors are a group of coaches, able to adapt teaching techniques to accommodate your specific learning style and assure you get the most out of your time.

  • Progressive techniques are used to improve your rolling
  • Playboating and surfing are used as a mechanism to gain more boat control
  • River running is used as the basis for improving your overall skills.

We are proud of our group of instructors. They are committed to working with you in your quest to become a better boater!

​It is all about you. Private instruction is having your own personal coach. Designed to fit your schedule — whether you have just one day or a full week.

    Instruction Price is All inclusive

    You have a choice between full day instruction is scheduled from 9:00-5:00 , and includes your personal instructor, all essential kayak gear, and transportation.

    For specific technique work, half-day instruction is available for experienced kayakers seeking to tune up specific issues. Half day is not available for beginning instruction. Times are scheduled from 9-12:30 or 1:30-5, on a space available basis not including weekends.

    Shuttle logistics are part of instruction time. Private Instruction is available for one (1) to four (4) participants.

    Private Instruction Prices


    Full Day

    Half Day

    1 Person



    2 People



    3 People



    4 People



    Included in the cost of your instruction

    Friendly Professionals

    A smile when you walk through the door from all of our full-time river professionals. One of our hand-picked kayak instructors will be your personal coach during your instruction time. We love sharing our passion for whitewater kayaking with you.

    All Equipment

    We provide the essential equipment you will need for the day. In addition to the five essentials needed to kayak (boat, sprayskirt, PFD, paddle & helmet) we also offer wetsuits and paddle jackets to assure your comfort on the water. The only items you will need are a pair of nose clips and some kind of shoes (sandals, water socks, etc.), as well as water and lunch to keep your energy going for the day.


    Transportation of you, your instructor and all your equipment is included in the price of instruction. With private instruction, we offer a mileage discount to those who come equipped with a shuttle – ready vehicle. With private instruction, we can also meet you at a specific river if it saves travel time (this does not apply to beginning instruction).

    Check our Plan Your Trip page for a link to waivers, directions to the river, and a trip prep checklist.

    Make Your Reservation Today

    We offer kayak instruction year round, seven days a week. Full day and half-day options are available. Call us at 828-488-6199 or reserve your trip specifics today. Please call with any questions you may have regarding instruction, as well as to reserve the dates that are best for you.

    ​Special Group rates and custom day itineraries are available. If you are the planner for special group, please call us for assistance with the logistics of your trip planning.

    Payment Policy:
    We ask that all reservations be paid in advance. Full payment is due 14 days before the trip. Payment may be made by check or credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

    Our instruction courses go rain or shine! Cancellations more than 14 days in advance receive a 100% refund. Any reservation cancelled less than 14 days before the trip is ineligible for a refund.