Basic Strokes

A true beginner’s class covering all the basics including proper gear, safety precautions, float plans, weather, parts of a kayak, and basic strokes & maneuvers. If there’s time, we may demonstrate a self- or assisted-rescue.

  • 2 hours.
  • $50 per person including gear.
  • Seasonal schedule or by appointment.


Practice and review of several deep-water rescues. We will cover both assisted and self-rescues, with & without different types of rescue gear.

  • 2-3 hours.
  • $65 per person including gear.
  • By appointment only.
  • Prerequisite: Basic Strokes/ Kayaking 101

Kayaking Lake Erie

This longer class is a combination of Kayak Basics & Rescues.

  • 4+ hours w/ snack break.
  • $90 per person including gear.
  • Seasonal schedule or by appointment.

Adaptive Paddling

Private classes specifically tailored to meet the needs of the individual. Our ACA Instructors are specially trained with an Adaptive Endorsement so that we can provide the best adventure possible. With Great Lakes experience and Coastal Kayaking (calm-water) certifications, we guarantee a trip you’ll never forget. We start with a personal interview to address the needs and comfort level of the student, and then begin the process of adapting the kayak and planning a specialized adventure. There will be two on-water sessions: first we test the gear adaptations and the student’s swimming ability (including proper wet exit & re-entry); second is an epic paddling adventure on a local waterway.

  • 2 on-water sessions + interview. 
  • $165 per person including gear, interview, planning, design/ build, and on-water time (approx. 3-5 hours – varies per student).
  • By appointment only.
  • Happiness guaranteed.
  • Cannot be held responsible for any kayaking addictions that may occur as a result of this amazing experience.

Need more info?

For more information or a personalized look at all we offer, please contact us. Winter Shak hours are by appointment or special event. Resale shop grand opening will be in May 2018. Details to come.

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331 Missouri Ave.

Lorain, OH      44052