REMINDER: There is NO Winter Camp this week, February 18!!!

Kayak Lessons

Kayaking Lessons at Ultimate Watersports

Ultimate Watersports offers kayak lessons for all skill levels ranging from never-ever to advanced-intermediate.  Pick your lesson and let the adventure begin!

Lessons need to be booked online 24 hours in advance.  If you are looking to register within 24 hours or day of please call our office at 410-335-5352 between the hours of 10am and 5pm.  Thanks!

All Kayak lessons are taught at our Gunpowder State Park, Hammerman Beach location. 
7200 Graces Quarters Road, Middle River, MD 21220.

Introduction to Kayaking

Designed for the first-time paddler.  This course will introduce students to the different types of boats available, how to choose the proper kayak, the basics of paddling and turning, how to get back on the boat if it flips, and a chance to mingle with other new paddlers.  Taught on stable and safe sit-on-top style kayaks, this course will give students the confidence and skills to pursue their kayaking dreams.  After the first hour of instruction, students are treated to a FREE HOUR of rental time to practice their new skills and explore our waterfront!  Minimum age of 13.

Reservation Required

Cost: $45

June-August: Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am-12:30pm

 September: Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30pm-1:30pm

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Properly fit & adjust your kayak
  • Properly grip & control your paddle
  • Understand necessary safety considerations
  • Gracefully enter and exit your sit-on-top kayak from shore
  • Perform basic strokes and maneuvers
  • Assisted and Self Rescue for sit-on-top style kayak

GUESTS MUST ARRIVE AND CHECK IN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO SCHEDULED LESSON TIMEALL CLASSES BEGIN AND END ON TIME.

One Hour Private Kayak Coaching

Available by appointment only.

$60.00 per person

One hour of private kayaking instruction with a American Canoe Association Certified Kayaking Instructor.

GUESTS MUST ARRIVE AND CHECK IN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO SCHEDULED LESSON TIMEALL CLASSES BEGIN AND END ON TIME.

intermediate kayaking skills

Taught in 14 foot sea kayaks, this 1-hour course will teach you all of the skills for a day or weekend long paddling trip.  Skills include basic and intermediate paddle strokes, and how to handle weather, wind, and waves.  Previous paddling experience and a fitness level is necessary.  Minimum age of 13.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Properly fit & adjust your kayak
  • Understand necessary safety considerations
  • Gracefully enter and exit a sea kayak from shore
  • Perform intermediate and advanced strokes and maneuvers
  • Navigate coastal waterways

Rescue Skills for kayaking

Taught in 14 foot sea kayaks, this 1-hour course will teach you all of the skills for assisted and self rescue for sea kayaks.  Previous paddling experience and a good fitness level is necessary for this class.  Minimum age of 13.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Understand necessary safety considerations
  • Help a partner right their boat while inside
  • Wet exit from a capsized sea kayak
  • Gracefully enter and exit a sea kayak from the water
  • Perform intermediate and advanced rescues

 

Contact us at 410-335-5352 between 10am-5pm to schedule your Pirvate Lesson!

What to Bring for all Lessons:

  • Swim suit
  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen
  • A FULL water bottle
  • Sandals or Water Shoes (NO BARE FEET)

Testimonial

"Great instructors! They each have a very distinct style and provide tremendous support in helping your clients achieve what seemed previously unachievable. The other women from class were really charged and had nothing but great things to say about their experience.  I thoroughly enjoyed the classes and feel closer than ever to mastering my technique and more confident on bracing as well. Thanks to their quality instruction, I am unlearning some bad habits."

Fair winds...
Elizabeth K. Outward Bound Professionals