Eskimo roll kayaking lesson on San Juan Island Washington

San Juan Islands Kayak
Lessons & Instruction

Would you like to develop your sea kayaking skills and become a safer and more confident paddler? Perhaps you want to lead you own kayak expedition, or simply feel better prepared for your daily kayak work-out? We can help you reach your goals via either a private kayak lesson or our scheduled three-day kayak instruction class in the San Juan Islands.

Why choose Sea Quest for your
Kayak Lessons in the San Juan Islands?

  • Best kayak instructors on San Juan Island – we are often asked to train the guides of other companies in the region.
  • Learn new kayak skills while paddling in best area for kayaking with killer whales in the US.
  • Kayak the beautiful sea cliffs & lighthouses of the rugged San Juan Islands nearest Canada.
  • State-of-the-art kayaks & paddling gear in new condition.
  • Sea Quest has led kayak expeditions in the San Juan Islands since 1989 without an accident.

You can pick any topic for a private kayak lesson or a custom instruction class. We can teach you everything from the basic paddling strokes to a variety of different assisted and self-rescues. More experienced kayakers often want to learn how to brace in rough seas, or perform an eskimo roll. And then there are lessons for trip planning, navigation, weather and tide prediction, and much more.If you would like the broadest overview of sea kayaking techniques, we recommend our scheduled three-day kayak lessons class on San Juan Island. We cover it all and you will be able to practice these skills in a safe learning environment under the supervision of experienced instructors. Our sea kayak school has three different sections over the three day class. Part one takes place on a calm lake where you will learn self-rescue and how to rescue others. Part two will take place on the ocean in a protected bay. Here you will learn how to use the various paddling strokes, bracing, and other skills. Part three will emphasis weather interpretation, reading charts and tide tables, navigation, and more. By moving into open waters for part three, we will be able to put this knowledge to work and enjoy the currents and weather that create the kayaking environment.

Quick Lesson & Class Facts

Private Kayak Lessons – scheduled on a custom basis so call us with your needs. $200 per day.

Pre-scheduled 3-day Kayak Instruction Classes – dates are listed on our trip schedule.

Meeting Time & Place: Per custom arrangements, usually Friday Harbor or another location on San Juan Island.

Kayak Instruction & Classes in the San Juan Islands