Sea Kayak Lessons

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You’ll benefit from our patient, step-by-step approach developed by the American Canoe Association (ACA).

Lessons are taught by ACA-certified kayak instructors.  Typically, there’s 1 instructor for every 4 students, so you’ll get plenty of support.


Beginner Lessons .

Most students start with our Beginner’s Combo, which includes:

(1) Kayaking 101 – Essentials of Kayaking; and

(2) Day Trip / Skills Review.

The first covers essential skills; the second will give you a chance to practice them and explore!

Bring your own gear or use ours for free!


.Kayaking 101 – Essentials of Kayaking

Outfitting, launching, landing, and various strokes and maneuvers, with a focus on technique, safety, and fun!  Prereqs:  None.

P1060826 300x200 Sea Kayak LessonsWhere?  On flat water.  Most classes take place at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg, MD.

When?  Sept 15.




Day Trip / Skills Review

Here’s your chance to practice the skills you learned in 101 and explore the world from a kayak.  Trite, but true: this is what kayaking is all about!  Prereqs:  Kayaking 101 or equivalent.

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Where?  On flat water.

When?  Choose from:

Sept 8 – Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Oct 13 – Ghost Ships of Mallows Bay



Kayaking 101 – $85

Day Trip / Skills Review – $85

Beginner’s Combo (Kayaking 101 + Day Trip) – $160 (save $10)

Beginner’s Combo students also get 25% off any additional day trips!

Summer Special!  Take 10% off one person or 20% off two or more when you sign up for the Beginner’s Combo by 2pm Sat, Sept 14, 2013

Click here to register!



Intermediate Lessons

Kayaking 102 – Safety and Rescue

Build your confidence by learning how to exit the kayak safely and various techniques for getting back in the boat while still on the water!  Learn how weather and other conditions can affect your paddling and tips for how to plan a great day trip.

Prereqs:  Kayaking 101 or equivalent.  Note, you must also have your own boat and gear for Kayaking 102.

Potomac Kayaking Company Teamwork 300x225 Sea Kayak LessonsWhere?  On flat water.  Most classes take place either on the Potomac or Patuxent Rivers.

When?  Contact us and we’ll email you about the schedule.





.Kayak Rolling

Having a reliable kayak roll will build your confidence on the water and open up new possibilities for you to explore different environments.

Potomac Kayaking Co. Rolling 300x200 Sea Kayak LessonsOur patient instructors–often standing right beside you–will break down the roll into its essential parts, and help you to put it all together.

We offer a set of 3 rolling lessons for those who are new to rolling and also individual lessons for those who have rolled before but want to refine their technique and practice.

Lessons are about 2 hours long and there’s usually 1 instructor for every 4 students.

Where?  Warm weather classes meet at Angler’s on weekday evenings.

Winter pool classes meet in Takoma Park, MD (a 15 minute walk from the Takoma Metro) on Sunday mornings.

When?  Contact us and we’ll email you about the schedule.

Click here for frequently asked questions about rolling.



Kayaking 102 – $90

Introduction to Kayak Rolling (3 lessons) - $165

Introduction to Kayak Rolling (Pool) (3 lessons) – $225

Rolling Refinement - $55

Rolling Refinement (Pool) – $75

 Click here to register!

Click here for our complete schedule.


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