Kayaking Classes


Kayak Roll Lessons
1 Hour, Year Round.

The foundation of every river Kayaker is the Eskimo roll. We recommend that everyone interested in river kayaking get a jump start on the basic skills by signing up for one of our roll sessions.

Private Kayak Lessons
Full Day,Year Round

Redwoods and Rivers is one of the only river companies that offer private individual or charter group kayak lessons. If you have ever taken a course and wished you could have the individual attention of the instructor this is your chance.

Lessons are individually designed for the person and/or persons attending and range from beginner roll lessons to advanced Class IV river running.

Beginning Kayak-River School
6-Day, Class II-III, May-Oct.

Our experienced instructors will provide a safe, patient, and supportive learning environment for all participants. Held on the Klamath and Trinity Rivers, this 6-day course is designed for beginner and intermediate kayakers.

Course instruction focuses on types of gear and equipment, boat control, paddle strokes, bracing, wet exits, Eskimo rolls, river anatomy and river safety. Most graduates of this course develop the basic kayaking skills necessary to safely kayak Class III whitewater.


"Dear Mike and Wanda of Redwoods and Rivers. Thank you for the huge part you played in the success of our wonderful river trip. You're terrific and it was a pleasure to get to know you. You were always there, always cheerful, always helpful. We had so much fun that our planned trip to Africa may bite the dust in favor of another river trip with you next summer."

- Kay, Dick and Scott Windham ~ Browns Summit, NC