Like feral cats and domesticated roommates, bodies of water enjoy being poked with paddles every now and then. Give a nearby water body a relaxing paddle puncture with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get an adult or child Intro to Paddlestrokes indoor kayaking class (a $107.82 value) from Outdoor Adventure Center, headquartered in Redmond. Life jackets, paddles, and other gearstuffs are all included in each kayaking class.
Outdoor Adventure Center makes it easy to experience the great indoors by offering professional instruction and quality equipment for a wide realm of activities. Develop solid paddling skills for aqua-skimming amusement during an Intro to Paddlestrokes class. After a brief equipment overview, the center's instructors will school wannabe water-wanderers in the finer points of dock launching, wet exits, and paddlestroke technique during a 90-minute classroom session, followed by 90 more minutes of practice paddle time at a local pool, where they can safely hone their stroke and solidify their gelatinous knowledge.
Outdoor Adventure Center is an American Canoe Association pro school and staffs experienced instructors who prepare customers for kayak adventures by performing a modern interpretation of the traditional kayak paddle dance. Call ahead to schedule your class and taste for yourself what early seafaring ancestors must have felt as they set out in kayaks to explore drainage ditches and accidentally discovered waterfalls.
CityVoters named Wave Trek, as part of Outdoor Adventure Center, the Second Best White Water Rafting and gave the business five stars:
- …they love what they do, and they love the people they work with. You will not find a better rafting experience! – gombossy
- There is no company that even compares. Great guides, great service, great people, great experience. Number one hands down! – stclair13
- Most professional, experienced and personable rafting and outfitting company I think I'll ever find. – acf24
Outdoor Adventure Center
The Outdoor Adventure Center's wildly experienced guides have led groups off the grid for more than a quarter century, pursuing rugged fun in the scenery and fresh air of mountains, rivers, and coastlines. Explorers at heart, the staff boldly launch kayaks into the ocean around the San Juan Islands and conquer the frothy waters of the scenic Skykomish River, known for its beginner-friendly rapids, migrations of spawning merpeople, pool and drop areas, and breathtaking views of 5,000-foot mountain peaks. Horseback and hiking trips delve into the lush woods, and nature photography excursions pause to celebrate the beauty of the wilderness near Index. The core team of 14 guides takes safety seriously, most with certifications from the American Canoe Association, training in wilderness first aid, CPR, and swiftwater rescue, and life vests tattooed over their chests.