$25 for Basics of Kayaking Course or Back to Nature Kayak Tour at BayCreek Paddling Center (Up to $50 Value)

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$25 for a Basics of Kayaking Course or Back to Nature Kayak Tour (Up to $50 Value)

During a 2.5-hour Basics of Kayaking course, instructors outline the different types of kayaks and how they vary according to their intended uses. A maximum of six students learn to set up, sit inside, and carry their assigned craft before leaving the land to practice five fundamental strokes.

Alternatively, groups of up to seven can depart on a 2-hour Back to Nature tour through the Irondequoit Creek wetlands. Once they've absorbed key safety tips and paddling instruction, patrons navigate the Dansville River in their chosen boat: a single kayak, double kayak, canoe, or duck-drawn sled. Guides narrate the environment's history, from the geoscience of the glacial period to the era of Native Americans, culminating in evidence of modern man's influence. Sightseers might glimpse gliding herons, sunbathing turtles, or swimming beavers on their tour, in addition to plants that have grown on the shores for 300 million years.

Customers need not have any previous kayaking or canoeing experience prior to the course or tour.

BayCreek Paddling Center

Canoes float under a sunny sky, kayakers speed along lush riverbanks, and standup paddleboards engage core muscles in adrenaline-pumping workouts. With dozens of watercraft for rent and sale, BayCreek Paddling Center's team brings aquatic adventures like these to life. Their staff members, which range from young enthusiasts to 30-year industry veterans, launch customers into Irondequoit Creek, where they can float amid an orchestra of bird songs and opera-trained fish. In addition to rentals, the staff guide activities. Aboard their various watercraft, certified instructors lead lessons and nature tours that wind through glacier-carved terrain and former Seneca Native American lands.

Reviews

We can't wait to go back for the beautiful scenery and another pleasant experience!

Kim, Google Places, 8/30/11

The staff was supportive, informative, and cooperative.

Kadie, Google Places, 5/25/10
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    Rochester

    1099 Empire Blvd.

    Rochester, New York 14609

    585-288-2830

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In a Nutshell

Kayaking class teaches strokes and safety tips on the water; nature tour expounds on wetland history as groups paddle past flora and fauna

The Fine Print

Expires Jun 15th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Reservation required. Subject to weather. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Must be 18 or older for kayaking course. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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