Choose from Three Options
- $25 for a Basics of Kayaking course or Back to Nature kayak tour for one (up to $50 value)
- $30 for a 90-minute stand-up paddleboarding lesson and 60-minute rental ($61 value)
- $49 for a Basics of Kayaking course or Back to Nature kayak tour for two (up to $100 value)
During the 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 the two-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.