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CANOE, SUP & KAYAK LESSONS IN UPSTATE NY

No Experience Necessary!

Canoe, stand up paddling and kayaking lessons in Upstate NY!  Expert  instruction near Albany NY and Vermont from Lake George Kayak Co. offers a great way to improve paddling efficiency, build confidence, and become a safer paddler. Whether you want to learn how to kayak, canoe, or explore SUP paddling before purchasing one, or already own one and want to improve your skills, our teachers can work with you to build a lesson that will meet your specific needs. 

Our skilled paddling instructors will spend two hours with you honing your paddling technique and teaching you methods that will allow you to continue to improve every time you paddle.   We offer canoe, SUP and kayak lessons in Upstate NY near Albany and western Vermont.

Call us at (518) 644-9366 to schedule your paddling lesson, or contact us online for more information!

Kayak, Canoe & SUP Paddling: The Basics

In order to become a capable kayaker you will need a solid foundation of basic skills to build off of. How to properly sit in a kayak and hold a paddle are so basic people often take them for granted, but before you ever learn how to roll a kayak you will need to learn these skills. 

The Forwards Stroke

Your forward stroke says a lot about how you paddle. Are you stable and comfortable? Does your boat turn the opposite direction every time you take a stroke? Will you tire out after an hour of paddling? Are you wasting energy with a choppy stroke? We work with our pupils to make sure that your forwards stroke helps you to remain comfortable, stable, and unstrained so you can spend more time enjoying the water and less time struggling to stay straight. 

Rescue Techniques

            Even the most experienced kayaker flips over sometimes but not everyone is able to roll a kayak upright again. But the fear of getting a little wet should not keep anyone from kayaking. With the proper technique a flipped and waterlogged kayak can be upright, dry, and reentered in a matter of moments. Let us teach you how in the calm waters in front of our boathouse so you have to competence to feel comfortable in rough weather. We teach multi-boat and single boat rescue techniques whether it's a canoe, kayak, or stand up paddling instruction. Upstate NY and Vermont paddlers trust Lake George Kayak Co. to provide the latest techniques and safety information.

The Roll

           Learning to roll is an advanced technique most people devote entire lessons to. The technique requires some basic paddling ability and a willingness to get wet. Like riding a bicycle, once you have the motion memorized it will stay with you for a long time. 

Lake George Kayak Co. is a leader in providing skilled canoeing, sup, and kayaking lessons in Upstate NY and Vermont. Call us at (518) 644-9366, or contact us online for more information!

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