Do you want to explore the shorelines of Lake Superior? If you’re paddling in Middle Bay, around Presque Isle, along the Pictured Rocks, or most other places on the Great Lakes, then this course is for you!

Coastal Kayak training will prepare you for travel by kayak close to shore, but in places that are exposed to wind and waves. You will develop and refine critical boat handling, self-rescue, and assisted rescue skills, as well as learn about navigation, weather, trip preparation and planning, and group safety needed for safe exploration of the Great Lakes shorelines.

Dates: Upon Request.

Location: This course will take place on Lake Superior, but the specific launch site will be selected based on the conditions on the day of the course. More information will be provided after sign up.

Requirements: Personal Floatation Device, Paddle, 14′+ kayak with floatation, Sprayskirt, Paddle Float, Bilge Pump, Sponge, Clothing appropriate for immersion.

Cost per participant: $60 (group lesson); $180 (private lesson for 1-2 participants)

Sample ACA Course Outline (may be modified to better meet your personal needs)

To sign up for a course or to schedule private instruction, please contact me at or call 906.451.4539.

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