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St. Louis River and Lake Superior Eco-Kayak Tours

Discover the unique natural and cultural history of the Lower St. Louis River, the United States' largest Lake Superior tributary and Lake Superior, the world's largest lake by surface area. Choose from three different beginner level tours: The Historic Fond du Lac Riverfront and Birding Tour, the Duluth Waterfront Tour and the Duluth North Shoreline Tour. Use your choice of sea kayak and enjoy access to a stand-up paddleboard during the tour. We'll begin with a basic introduction and incorporate on-water instruction throughout the three to six mile tour. We will paddle rain or shine and the weather conditions of the day will determine the degree of difficulty. Children aged six and above are welcome to participate in a tandem kayak with an adult. Meets at the UMD Boat Shed. Approximately 4 hours. Call to arrange a date for your group. $50/person/day (2-3 people) $45/person/day (4-6 people)
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Basic Sea Kayak Strokes and Rescues , 1-Day Format

Learn the basics in a day filled with wet exits, paddle strokes, braces, solo and assisted rescues. Our ACA certified instructors will teach you the paddling strokes and rescues most common to sea kayaking. Using the skills learned in this class, you will be able to safely guide your kayak to the places you love to explore. Prepare for a rigorous day of kayaking. Be ready to get wet, work hard and have fun! Meets at the UMD Boat Shed 9am-5pm. Call to arrange a date for your group. $175/person/day (2-3 people) $150/person/day (4-6 people)
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Basic Sea Kayak Strokes and Rescues, 2-Day Format

Cover much of the same material as our 1-day course, but at a more relaxed pace. Day one will be spent learning strokes and rescues along with risk management strategies for paddling in mixed boat traffic. On day two we will paddle under the Aerial Lift Bridge and thru the ship canal to work on navigation and trip leading skills on the big lake. Meets at the UMD Boat Shed 9am-3pm. Call to arrange a date for your group. $205/person (2-3 people) $190/person (4-6 people)
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Pool Based Kayak Bracing and Rolling

Learn the best method of kayak selfrescue. We will lay the foundation of the roll through drills that develop your hip snap and overall comfort in a kayak. Bring your own kayak or use one of ours. Call to arrange a date for your group. $175/person/day (2-3 people) $150/person/day (4-6 people)
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Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking

The Apostle Islands are a beautiful series of islands that spread out into Lake Superior at the northern end of Wisconsin. In your sea kayak, you can explore secluded beaches, sea caves, cliffs and old growth forests. Paddle the largest freshwater lake in the world with us while learning navigation and risk management skills. Participants will be active in all aspects of the course, including rescues! This is a 4-day paddling and wilderness camping trip. Call to arrange a date for your group. $450/person/(2-3 people) $425/person/(4-6 people)
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For current sea kayaking events , please visit the RSOP Paddle Surf Kite (Sea Kayaking) events calendar.