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In a Nutshell

  • Seasoned instructors
  • Learn kayaking fundamentals
  • Lesson along Lake Ahquabi
  • Excellent upper-body workout

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person for Class option, may buy 4 additional as gifts for Class option. Limit 4 per person for Rental option. Limit 2 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to availability. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Helicopter pilots are in constant danger of action stars climbing aboard their craft and throwing them out; kayakers, however, need only fear falling helicopter pilots. Steer an unstealable vessel with today's Groupon to CanoeSport Outfitters in Indianola. Choose between the following options:

For $12, you get a two-hour kayak rental (a $25 value). This Groupon expires July 31.
For $15, you get a two-hour introductory kayaking course (a $30 value). This Groupon expires July 3.

CanoeSport Outfitters has dedicated nearly two decades to bolstering paddling prowess on a seaworthy fleet of canoes, paddleboats, and kayaks. Led by one of CanoeSport's seasoned paddling pros, a two-hour introductory kayaking course guides aspiring wave-slicers along Lake Ahquabi State Park, imparting the basics in kayak terminology and techniques, as well as safety tips such as how to paddle without dislodging submerged drain stoppers from the lake floor. Classes will be held from July 1 to 3, with a full schedule available here. Put your kayak knowledge to the test with a two-hour kayak rental, which provides seafarers with an excellent upper-body workout and unveils stunning views of the state park's amenities, including hiking trails, swimming beaches, and bird-run casinos.

CanoeSport Outfitters

Two decades ago, Jeff Holmes founded the original CanoeSport Outfitters in a space so tiny he could only display five or six boats. Today, CanoeSport Outfitters’ Indianola location sprawls out across more than 20,000 square feet of retail space dedicated to stocking shimmering hulls and essential accessories.

Five miles south, on the sandy shores of Lake Ahquabi, lies CanoeSport Outfitters' satellite concessions outpost, which rents canoes, kayaks, and standup paddleboards to those who forgot to bring their pet dolphins. The outpost also teaches basic and advanced paddling classes—including water-based yoga—and sends groups on guided tours of the surrounding waters. No matter the task, the team members from CanoeSport Outfitters hold true to their philosophy of supporting sustainable recreation that minimizes environmental impact.

Customer Reviews

We had a great date day, fast friendly service.
Erin M. · September 7, 2016
Have used Canoe Sport Outfitters in the past and it has ALWAYS been a fun family time. Would highly recommend Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle boarding. Our family had a blast!!
M N. · September 7, 2016
Excellent staff - offer guidance if necessary, otherwise let you enjoy the time on your own. Highly recommend for a fun family activity.
CM I. · September 7, 2016
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    203 W Salem Ave.

    Indianola, Iowa 50125


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