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Choose Between Two Options
- $34.50 for an introductory kayaking lesson for one (up to a $69 value)
- $69 for an introductory kayaking lesson for two (up to a $138 value)
During the introductory lesson, groups of up to 10 learn about general safety, equipment, basic movements in the kayak, how to re-enter the kayak from the water, and how to recover from a capsize.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Cascade Canoe & Kayak Centers
An osprey hovers 30 feet in the air over Lake Washington, virtually silent until it spots something beneath the water's surface. Quickly, it folds its wings and plunges into the water, emerging seconds later with a fish ripped firmly between its talons. Nearby, Cascade Canoe & Kayak Centers' founder, Dan Henderson, floats by silently. This slice of the pristine outdoors happens to be his workplace, but none of it would have happened if his mother hadn't forced him to take a canoeing lesson in 1972. Despite his initial reluctance, Mr. Henderson took to the water like a robot to a magnet store. He went on to race whitewater canoes and flat-water Olympic-style canoes, eventually earning four medals as a member of the U.S. national team. Later, Mr. Henderson became a coach and set out to train a new crop of water athletes. To this end, Cascade Canoe & Kayak Centers serves as the natural continuation of Mr. Henderson's journey: a place to, in his words, "share paddling with the community in a manner that is fun and safe."
Under the leadership of expert guides—many of whom learned their trade directly under Dan Henderson's wing—visitors embark on day trips into inlets and bays, paddling in the shadow of the Olympic Mountains or tailgating orca whales. The staff also leads canoe and kayak classes that aim to take novices from beginner to expert. Their efforts have proved fruitful, as three of Cascade Canoe & Kayak Centers' students have made it to international-level competitions.
“Awesome people who make learning kayaking fun.”
“It was so much FUN!! My fiancé and I went there on a beautiful Saturday morning. It was my first time kayaking and I was very nervous since I barely know how to swim....”
“It was so much FUN!! My fiancé and I went there on a beautiful Saturday morning. It was my first time kayaking and I was very nervous since I barely know how to swim. But the instructor was very patient and professional. We felt much more comfortable on the lake after just 30mins and learnt quite a few skills for stoking! My fiancé even volunteered for the rescue demonstration. He got totally wet but highly valued this experience :) -Ping ”
“My first kayak lesson with Cascade Canoe & Kayak was a wonderful experience in a great place (Renton). The instructor explained to us what we needed to do and watched...”
“My first kayak lesson with Cascade Canoe & Kayak was a wonderful experience in a great place (Renton). The instructor explained to us what we needed to do and watched our progress. She offered feedback and encouragement and asked if we had questions. I am glad I chose Cascade and would highly recommend them for lessons or outings.”