Sign Up: Tacoma Basic Sea Kayaking Course

The Tacoma Mountaineers Basic Sea Kayaking Course is open for registration and launches in April. Learn more about the course and sign up today.
Dan Ritter Dan Ritter
Tacoma Sea Kayaking Leader
January 19, 2022

Sea Kayaking is fun! It offers camaraderie, calm, easy paddles, kayak surfing, marine life viewing on rocks and in caves, camping on islands, and playing in currents. Kayaking is anything you want it to be, and its great fun to paddle with friends. The Tacoma Mountaineers Basic Sea Kayaking Course is coming up soon. You want in?

What better way to learn about basic trip planning, tides, and currents then learning with locals who kayak on a regular basis. Helpful skills are taught for fun and safety on the water - everything from basic strokes to rescues.

Come on, you’ve seen those boats out on the water and thought, “gee that looks so cool, I wonder if they see sea-life like whales and seals.” Now is your chance to join those who have done this before and can show you cool places to paddle. Anything from what the waterfront looks like on Ruston, to going under the Narrows Bridge, to surfing on the coast.

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We can also share what we’ve learned about boat types and racks to carry your boats. What we look for with different gear and places to shop for used gear. Our fantastic instructors all started with this class. From the basic class you can jump into the intermediate program, and along the way we have clinics to help you become a very proficient paddler.

It gets better. We usually have a kayak trip once a week with a bevy of fun leaders. We paddle year-round in all types of weather. Our trips take us all over Puget Sound and even to Canada and Mexico.

Successful graduates earn a Sea Kayaking Badge, and a badge is needed to paddle with The Mountaineers sea kayak groups going forward. Registration is open now. We look forward to paddling with you!

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Important Course dates

  • April 23: classroom session
  • May 7-8 & 21-22: lake sessions

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