Door County course-4

We’ve got several courses on our 2016 schedule and more in the works. We’ve also decided to place more of our efforts on writing occasional articles in this space when we have something especially article-worthy to share, rather than frequent articles that strain our available time.

So here’s what’s on tap now. If you are seeking a course we aren’t offering here or on our calendar, contact us and we’ll see what we can do.

Door County Kayak Trip Skills: May 5-8
This course is for paddlers who have enough skill to handle their boats in a variety of conditions and are interested in learning how to prepare for and execute a multi-day, self-supported trip. We will cover choosing, packing and loading your gear, managing a loaded boat on land and on water, meal planning and preparation, and leave-no-trace practices. The water portion will also cover simple navigation, route selection and how to handle common problems that can arise with our gear, our group and the weather. $550. Includes coaching, campsite fees, and all meals Friday morning through Sunday morning.

Rhode Island Ocean Skills Week: May 29 – June 3
Join us and the phenomenal coaches of The Power of Water – Trey Rouse and Scott Fairty – for five days focused on paddling in tides, current and rock gardens; navigating open-water crossings, and more. Get some top-notch coaching in a dynamic and scenic ocean environment, where you can develop skills while having fun and enjoying Rhode Island’s craggy, scenic shoreline. Coaching $750. Coaching, lodging and meals $1,200.

Tide Races and Dynamic Paddling at Orient Point: June 5-6
We’re teaming up with Bill Lozano of Atlantic Kayak Tours, one of our favorite east-coast coaches, for two days of exciting paddling at the tip of Long Island, where strong currents create exciting tidal races and opportunities for complex navigation and crossings. (This is the perfect add-on for Rhode Island participants, too.) Coaching $300.

Contact us soon at or 708.628.HKWT for more information or to register.