Alaska Kayak Academy


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In a Nutshell

On Wasilla Lake, instructors teach entry-level kayakers basic skills, such as sweep and rudder strokes, launching, and stopping

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Promotional value expires Aug 23, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Must be 10 or older. 275 lbs. max weight. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $29.95 for a two-hour beginners’ kayaking class for one ($70 value)
  • $55 for a two-hour beginners’ kayaking class for two ($140 value)

In the Introduction to Kayaking class, instructors teach entry-level kayakers how to navigate the waters of both lake and sea. Skills learned include how to drive the kayak, how to slide up to a dock, how to stop and back up without spinning, paddling straight, making effortless turns and entering and exiting the kayak in deep water. All equipment is included. Classes are held on Wasilla Lake on Wednesday–Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

Alaska Kayak Academy

The instructors at Alaska Kayak Academy share their love for sea kayaking by training and leading adventures in Alaska's rivers and coastal waters. Scheduled year-round, classes range from basic paddling instruction to deep-water rescue techniques. Guided trips cater to all levels of paddlers, with day trips along salmon runs and through the glacial ice of Prince William Sound. Rentals equip paddlers for independent exploration, refining skills, and humming quietly to themselves in peace. Alaska Kayak Academy also encompasses a store, where staff advise on gear such as new and used kayaks and the trendiest way to don a life jacket.

Customer Reviews

Very friendly and helpful. Nice evening on the water
Paul R. · September 16, 2015
Great introduction to Kayaking for all ages.
Chris O. · August 10, 2015
Class was a blast!!! Randy is a great instructor, he showed us so many thing, gave us time to practice and helped us where needed! We got rained on but it was so much fun! I feel comfortable in a kayak! Thank you!!
Alexandra L. · July 7, 2017

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