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Kayak Training and Sea Kayak Tours:

Kayak training by KayakTraining.com offers a wide range of sea kayak training courses and guided sea kayak tours. We have instructional courses for the beginner paddler as well as the advanced kayaker. Our kayaking  lessons are designed to help beginners establish a base set of skills; intermediate paddlers gain confidence in their expanding skill set; and the advanced kayaker immerse themselves in perfecting various kayaking techniques and advanced open water skills.

Our guided kayak tour options include day trips, overnight excursions, and full expeditions. And of course, we happily offer kayak training as part of the tour at no additional charge. A guided tour is a great alternative for those who want to learn at a more leisurely pace and enjoy taking in the sights while you learn.

Kayak training classes are available for groups or by private lessons. Training by ACA Certified Instructors is available in the Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia (DelMarVa) Chesapeake Bay area throughout the year, including Aberdeen, Havre de Grace, Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington, DC, Rock Hall, Kent Island, Easton, Cambridge, Salisbury and Ocean City.



Indoor Pool Kayak Rolling Sessions for 2014  Click to schedule Rolling Class

While kayak rolling can be a great way to save yourself from an unexpected wet exit, it's also just plain fun!  We can teach beginner kayakers, intermediate kayakers and advanced paddlers with good bracing skills to roll a kayak using either standard euro-paddles or traditional Greenland wooden paddles. In either case, we will put you on your way to having the bomb-proof kayak roll you have always wanted.  With winter time Chesapeake Bay temperatures near freezing, there's no better way to learn new kayaking skills or to practice the skills you have learned than to join us at one of our indoor pool kayak training sessions.  It's so warm you'll think you've paddled to the tropics instead of a quick hop to Goucher College in Towson, Maryland.  Come just to practice your own kayak rolling skills or take us up on our kayak rolling instruction.  Also available are lessons in self and assisted rescue techniques. 


The sessions are held in the Aquatic Center (Building 19c on Campus Map). After turning into the college from Dulaney Valley Road, take Campus Loop (the very 1st Left) and travel just 1/2 mile then turn Left just before the Athletic building. Travel through the small parking area and make a Right turn by the tennis courts. You enter the pool area through the large white steel double door in the corner of the building.

Link to Goucher College in Towson




Kayak Quick Start Training Course 2014 Dates TBD

So you bought a kayak, now what? To really get the full enjoyment and maximize your investment, you might want to consider taking an introductory lesson.


ACA Level 2 Kayak Training Course 2014 Dates TBD

The goal of this course is to help novice kayakers perfect kayak strokes and maneuvers as well as take a step towards preparation for advanced open water skill development such as assisted rescue and self rescue skills.


ACA Rescue Training Course 2014 Dates TBD

This course is to help kayakers who have beginner skills to build their confidence with the development of assisted rescue and self rescue skills.  It's a great refresher course for those kayakers who have not practiced their rescue skills in a while.  The course incorporates the rescues section of our Level-2 Kayak Training instruction.


Kayak Lighthouse Tour 2014 Dates TBD


ACA Kayak Assessment Levels

The ACA skills assessment system is designed to supplement ACA Coastal Kayak courses to clarify the paddler’s path of progression, identify skill and knowledge level at the time of assessment, and assist in risk management decisions for sea kayakers. KayakTraining.com will train you on all the skills necessary for any Assessment Level you desire to achieve as well as arrange for your Assessment Level testing.



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Last modified: April 24, 2013