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After at least one indoor class the next step is get on the river! You'll start your day at 9:00 am at our store on GA 400 in Dawsonville. Once we size you with the correct gear we will go directly to Lake Lanier to work on wet exits, rolls, paddling strokes, and rescue techniques. After working up an appetite paddling we will break for lunch. Next we will travel to the Upper "Hooch" or an equivalent river. Paddling this section will take between 3-4 hours. We will break at surfing rapid for a snack and to practice surfing and rolls. We'll return to the store at around 5:00 pm.
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Private All Day Instruction
- $250 for 1 or 2 people (call for group rates).
|Guarantees private instruction with instructor with no more than two people. Call ahead for scheduling and reservation.
We are now offering on the water training class for flat water and recreational kayaking. These classes will be taught on the Chestatee River near Dahlonega GA or Lake Lanier at Thompson creek Park in Dawsonville GA. These classes will focus on the basic techniques and skills required to fully enjoy the sport of flat water kayaking. We will be covering proper entry and exit of the boat from the shore and from the water, as well as proper forward, reverse sweep strokes, paddling forward and backward while maintaining a straight line, draw strokes, and edging of the kayak. Our ACA certified Instructor will also explain different techniques for navigating your way down the river, demonstrations on how to catch eddies, execute peel outs, ferries, and other basic water reading and navigation skills will be covered on the river. Other points covered will be things like hazard prevention, such as what to do when encountering deadfalls, small rapids, strainers and other obstacles.
All Day River Class
- $150 for 2 people
- $200 for 3 to 4 people
- Groups of 5 and more please call for pricing
Lake Only Class
- $50 per hour Up to 3 people, minimum of 2 hours.
Guarantees private instruction with instructor. Class Fees include boat, paddle and pfd rental for the class and transportation.
Call ahead for scheduling and reservation.