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Kayak Classes

Which class do I need to take?
If you've never paddled before, and even if you have but have never had formal instruction, we recommend you take the Intro to Paddling Class. This will give you the foundation for good paddling skills at whatever level you choose to paddle.

Follow it up with an Intermediate Paddling Skills class to further refine your technique.

For further refinement, you may look to take a Rolling class which will teach you that important self-rescue technique, or a Rescues class, in which you'll learn the basics of assisted rescues.

Private instruction is also available where we can tailor a lesson to your specific needs.

Where are your classes held?
Our kayak classes are held at Assunpink Lake, Lake Hopatcong, and the Delaware River. All classes meet at the event location. Upon signing up a confirmation letter will be emailed to you with all of the details including directions to the site. Check out our classes page for more information.

How do I pay for a class?
Sign up online or by calling us at 1.866.529.2532. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, PayPal and personal check. Pre-registration and payment in advance of the date of the trip or class is required to secure a spot.

Who can take a class?
You must be at least 12-years old to participate (12- to 15-year olds must by accompanied by an adult).

What about children and kayak classes?
We offer Family Day events on Mondays throughout the summer for children 5-12 years old. You can also bring your children on one of the scheduled weekend, sunset or Tuesday tours. For these tours children 10 years and younger must share a tandem kayak with an adult.


Kayak Tours

Where are your tours?
We offer kayak tours all over NJ, from lakes and reservoirs, to rivers and coastal waterways. All tours meet at the event location. Upon signing up a confirmation letter will be emailed to you with all of the details including directions to the site. Check out our tours pages for more information.

How do I pay for a tour?
Sign up online or by calling us at 1.866.529.2532. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, PayPal and personal check. Pre-registration and payment in advance of the date of the trip or class is required to secure a spot.

Who can take a tour?
You must be at least 6 years old to participate (all persons 15 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult and any person 10 years old and under must share a tandem kayak with an adult). Our tours are rated for the difficulty of the paddle. You can find that information on our tours page.

What about children and kayak tours?
We offer Family Day events on Mondays throughout the summer for children 5-12 years old. You can also bring your children on one of the scheduled weekend, sunset or Tuesday tours. For these tours children 10 years and younger must share a tandem kayak with an adult.

Stand Up Paddling

Is SUP easy?
Stand up paddling is easy to learn. It does require some balance but the boards are wide and buoyant enough to offer a comfortable platform for you to learn.

What if I can't stand up for the entire time?
The beauty of SUP is their versatility. You can stand, sit, kneel and lie down on the board. With this in mind we always take the time to sit down and relax while dangling our feet over the sides of the board.

Which class do I need to take?
Both the Intro to SUP and the Try SUP classes will be good places to start your stand up journey. The Intro to SUP class however will give you more in depth instruction and more feedback.

What age do I need to be to SUP?
SUP is great for people of all ages. For the events scheduled a minimum age of 6 years old is required.

 

Testimonials

John, Thank you so much for sending these great photos and for taking us on that amazing kayak ride - Memories for a lifetime! We hope to join you again for more kayak adventures in the future. You are an excellent guide and we will be recommending your services to our friends. Amy & Rick

John, As always we had a great time on Sunday. You do a great job of finding interesting places to kayak. And your photos are terrific. Len

Thank you John! We had a great time and are already looking forward to next year! You and Phil were great with all the kids and we appreciate your instruction, safety awareness and fun spirit! Carrie

Hey John, Wanted to say thank you again for the rescue class. I would have hated myself if I hadn't done the wet exit. I appreciated your calm demeanor and your encouragement! Can't say enough good things about you, and Phil! Look forward to next time! Erin

Thanks - you are a very patient and effective teacher! I was super-psyched with the progress I made. Best, Anthony

John - Thank you for such a wonderful trip. You are a very talented leader and gracious host. I feel absolutely secure when I am paddling with you and I feel I learn so much each time - about nature, about the sport and about how to read the water and the wind. Your attention to the details of each trip and your effortless ability to give each participant so much of your personal time and attention make it very special. It is a genuine pleasure to learn this wonderful sport from such a professional guide. Yours Sincerely, Cheryl

Thank you for such an excellent class. I really learned a lot and I look forward to learning more. You are an excellent teacher and I very much appreciated your helpful and supportive feedback. Paul

Hi John, Thanks for a great day today. I appreciated how we'll-organized you were, the good equipment, the very friendly vibe. I know Marianne thinks highly of you and values the adventures you have helped create over the years, and I understand why. Take care, Belinda

Dear John, I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for providing us with such a great experience this past Saturday. Your knowledge, skill and patience really made you stand out as a great teacher! We will definitely be looking to Kayak East in the future for more fun. Jorge

Thanks so very much, John! The kids are still raving about it and so are Tom and I. It was so very helpful for them to have your guidance and expertise, and they truly felt like they accomplished something great (which they did!). And thanks for the pictures -- what a bonus! All the best, Karen

Cancellation Policy

Full refund or reschedule with 7 days notice. 50% refund or reschedule with 3 days notice. No refund will be given if you fail to show up for an event. We will make every attempt to reschedule you when possible. All events go out rain or shine. If kayak east cancels an event for any reason, we will give a full refund or reschedule the event
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