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Private Kayak Lesson

You'll be treated to three hours of a private lesson with no more than four other people. Boats and gear provided - everything you'll need to learn how to kayak is provided with the lesson at no extra charge.

Learn to control and navigate a kayak where you want it to go, paddling safety, Universal River Signals, how to load and unload a boat, what to buy and not buy, and hot tips on safe kayaking and river etiquette. By the end of the lesson, you'll talk and feel like a paddler and have fun! If you aren't sure, read the great comments left by previous students.

Children ages 8+ welcome to attend. Please contact me regarding your child's size so I can determine if any special accommodations are needed. No problem if that's the case, I love teaching children.

What to bring: Wear or bring shoes that can get wet, and comfortable clothes. If you want to get 'baptized' and get your first flip out of the way, wear something that you don't mind getting wet.

Please Note: Open and close the gate on the left side when you arrive. The sign says "Private Property" but please let yourself in. On the property proceed through the opening in the electric fence to the parking area. I hope you enjoy my two German Shepherds who have warmly and enthusiastically welcomed over seven hundred kayak students.

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  • Linda C.

    I am very glad I went as well! I learned so much in such a short period of time, and it all made sense. Can't wait to put it into practice. I loved the ability to try out different boats, learn (and experience) how the structure and length affects your control. Leslie is very patient and understanding with 'newbies'. I highly recommend taking this lesson before hitting the water in a kayak! It will definitely keep you safer and save you a whole lot of grief! :-)

    1 · June 30, 2014

  • Carrie C.

    So glad I went! Leslie is very knowledgeable and coaches everyone well on the basics! Beautiful property and well-maintained without being too commercial. Learn from the best!

    1 · June 28, 2014

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Your organizer's refund policy for Private Kayak Lesson

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • you can cancel at least 7 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: Chance of rain 70% or greater in Castalian Springs, your money refunded or another date chosen for a lesson. Castalian forecast often differs from Nashville's weather. "No call, no shows" = NO REFUND. Emergencies are an exception.

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