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Lessons & Tours

Beginner Lesson

  • Cost

    $75.00

  • Class Size

    Small Group of 3-5 people
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Arrival Time

    10-15 Minutes Early
  • Private Lesson

    Add $25
During the course of the lesson you will learn how to safely lift your kayak, the difference between feathered and unfeathered paddles, entering and exiting a kayak from the beach or from docks of various heights. Paddle strokes and techniques will be emphasized, including the basics of moving forward and in reverse, how to stop effectively, the forward and reverse sweep strokes, the draw stroke and the sculling draw. You will also learn the importance of using your lower body, core and upper body to help you keep proper form and paddle with the highest degree of efficiency and with appropriate balance. Finally, we will touch upon the two-person and solo rescue as well as talk about water safety and conditions.

Advanced Workshop

  • Cost

    $75.00

  • Class Size

    Small Group of 3-5 people
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Arrival Time

    10-15 Minutes Early
  • Private Lesson

    Add $25
The lesson will begin with a brief overview of the solo-rescue, but will move quickly into focusing on the high brace maneuver and the Eskimo Roll.

Note: Requires Advance Reservation. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early. If you don't own a kayak, we offer a free complimentary rental for the duration of the lesson.

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2017 Guided Kayak Tours

Get ready to Spring into Summer! The weather is warming up and Glacier Bay Sports is pleased to announce our Spring and Summer Schedule of Guided Tours and events.

  • Sunset Paddles

  • Single Kayak

    $45.00

    Tax Included
  • Tandem Kayak

    $55.00

    Tax Included
  • Full Moon Paddles

  • Single Kayak

    $49.00

    Tax Included
  • Tandem Kayak

    $69.00

    Tax Included
  • Class Size

    Small Group of 3-5 people
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Sign-Up

    24 hrs (or more) before scheduled tour or lesson. E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Cancellations

    Must be made 24 hours in advance. Glacier Bay Sports reserves the right to cancel due to poor weather or weather forecast.
  • Private Lesson

    Add $25

All of our trips are intended for beginner through advanced paddlers, with learning opportunities and fun for all. This summer we are particularly pleased to announce a Sunset Paddle series every Thursday night – what better way to end a stressful day of work and gear up for the weekend! Additionally, our Full Moon Paddles are a phenomenal success each and every summer, so be sure to join us for those. Take a look to see what other weekday or weekend guided tour options there are, we tried to provide something for everyone.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or to set up a private guided tour for your particular group. We are happy to accommodate large and small groups for birthday parties, corporate events, camp outings or for just a few friends getting together.

We provide kayak, paddle, lifejacket and a bottle of water for all trips. 

We try to accommodate everyone, but please sign up early because space can be limited. If you have a last minute opening in your schedule – call us anyway, we'll do the best we can to get you in!

"stress is caused by not kayaking enough"