Seatasea is pleased to offer the only Kayaking instruction that we know of in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area. Even if you may know a few things about paddling we're confident that you'll have a much better paddling experience, with help from Seatasea's paddling instructors.
This course is only avaialable in a private lesson format. We can accomodate up to 8 students. Dates, times and location are determined by the group and our instructional staff.
Our course is based on the ACA Intro to Kayaking Course. You'll learn about kayaks, accessories and safety equipment, basic strokes, self-rescue techniques and how to be a safer paddler. Our paddling instructors will give you valuable feedback on your techniques. You'll also have plenty of time during the 4-hour lesson to practice what you've learned. Our goal is to make the whole experience fun and easy.
You'll choose from a selection of new boats from Wilderness Systems, Perception and Dagger and a full range of high quality accessories. You'll need appropriate clothing for the weather and water conditions as well as footwear that can get wet, a beach towel and something to eat for lunch. You may also wish to bring bottled water or the non-alcoholic beverage of your choice.
Locations are up to the attendiee (s). In most cases Lake McBride and Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area are the prefered choice. (The DNR has a fee for group events though and these are payable by the attendees) Praire Park Fishery is another choice and there is no fee for the use of this park.
Please contact us for more information and pricing.