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Kayaking Lessons & Classes

Kayaking at MBAC

Mission Bay Aquatic Center is a great place to learn to kayak in San Diego. You will be able to learn how to kayak in the protected waters of Mission Bay. Our kayaking classes are progressive, starting with the basics and moving on to more advanced strokes and manuevers. Our kayaking program provides many options of classes and instruction for all levels. You can start with basic kayaking fundamentals in our introductory kayaking classes, develop your skills in our advanced level classes, or take to the surf in a specialty clinic.

We also offer tours and trips including a nighttime paddle under the moonlight. Whatever your kayaking skills or goals, we have the program for you!

You can save with packages!

Kayaking Classes & schedules

INTRODUCTION TO KAYAKING

2 1/2 hours. 1 class session. Have fun learning the basics you need to know to paddle a kayak safely and effectively. Using sit-on-top kayaks, we will begin by learning how to control our boats. Next we will learn some maneuvers and techniques that make kayaking more fun and safe. Then we're off to tour Mission Bay for a chance to use our new skills in action. Be sure to wear clothes that you will comfortable swimming in as we will be getting wet.

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Students Fee
$45.00$35.00
View the INTRODUCTION TO KAYAKING schedule
INTRODUCTION TO KAYAKING SCHEDULE
Class Runs # of Sessions Day(s) Time Enroll Online
1/7/2017 1 Sa 9:30AM-12:00PM Enroll!
1/21/2017 1 Sa 9:30AM-12:00PM Enroll!
2/4/2017 1 Sa 9:30AM-12:00PM Enroll!
2/18/2017 1 Sa 9:30AM-12:00PM Enroll!
3/4/2017 1 Sa 9:30AM-12:00PM Enroll!
3/18/2017 1 Sa 9:30AM-12:00PM Enroll!
Advance registration required. Please register online using the Enroll link or call (858) 488-1000 to register by phone.

SEA KAYAKING LEVEL 1

6 hours. 2 class sessions. Sea kayaks are sleek, fast and very seaworthy. With their sit-inside design and the skills you learn in this class, sea kayaks can become an extension of your body and allow you to glide effortlessly over the water. In this class you will learn the basic paddle strokes, assisted and solo re-entry methods, and touring techniques necessary for low risk and fun sea kayaking adventures. This class will explore Mission Bay and, if conditions permit, paddle into the ocean! No prior paddling experience is necessary, so start today!

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Students Fee
$75.00$59.00
Save $$ by purchasing this class as part of a package! See packages below.
View the SEA KAYAKING LEVEL 1 schedule
SEA KAYAKING LEVEL 1 SCHEDULE
Class Runs # of Sessions Day(s) Time Enroll Online
1/14/2017-1/15/2017 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-12:00PM Enroll!
1/28/2017-1/29/2017 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-12:00PM Enroll!
2/11/2017-2/12/2017 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-12:00PM Enroll!
2/25/2017-2/26/2017 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-12:00PM Enroll!
3/11/2017-3/12/2017 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-12:00PM Enroll!
3/25/2017-3/26/2017 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-12:00PM Enroll!
Advance registration required. Please register online using the Enroll link or call (858) 488-1000 to register by phone.

SEA KAYAKING LEVEL 2

6 hours. 2 class sessions. Advance you sea kayaking skills in this fun class. We will review the skills from Sea Kayaking 1, with an emphasis on making them more efficient and effective. We will cover new, more advanced skills for a wider variety of conditions, such as surf zone and open water environments. You will learn the basic skill needed to develop your "Eskimo roll." The class will include basic navigation skills. We will practice handling wind, waves and currents. In this class you can continue to improve your sea kayaking skills in a fun atmosphere, so come join us.

Prequisite: Sea Kayaking 1 or consent of instructor.

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Students Fee
$75.00$59.00
Save $$ by purchasing this class as part of a package! See packages below.
View the SEA KAYAKING LEVEL 2 schedule
SEA KAYAKING LEVEL 2 SCHEDULE
Class Runs # of Sessions Day(s) Time Enroll Online
12/10/2016-12/11/2016 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-12:00PM Call to enroll.
2/4/2017-2/5/2017 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-12:00PM Enroll!
3/4/2017-3/5/2017 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-12:00PM Enroll!
Advance registration required. Please register online using the Enroll link or call (858) 488-1000 to register by phone.

MOONLIGHT KAYAKING

3 hours. 1 session. Enjoy the beauty and romance of Mission Bay under a full moon! After a short skills session, we will launch at sunset for a pleasant paddle under the moon and stars. Please bring a change of clothes for after the trip (your paddling clothes may get damp) and we'll supply all the equipment. No prior paddling experience is necessary, so come join the fun!

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Students Fee
$49.00$39.00
View the MOONLIGHT KAYAKING schedule
MOONLIGHT KAYAKING SCHEDULE
Class Runs # of Sessions Day(s) Time Enroll Online
2/4/2017 1 Sa 5:00PM-8:00PM Enroll!
3/11/2017 1 Sa 5:00PM-8:00PM Enroll!
Advance registration required. Please register online using the Enroll link or call (858) 488-1000 to register by phone.

YOUTH AND FAMILY SUNSET PADDLE

Join us for an evening paddle designed specifically for families to enjoy some time together on the water during San Diego's most beautiful time of day.  The paddle will end under the stars on the calm waters making for a truly unique experience. 

Prequisite: Participants under 18 must be accompanied by their parent/legal guardian. 

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Students Fee
$49.00$39.00
View the YOUTH AND FAMILY SUNSET PADDLE schedule
Advance registration required. Please register online using the Enroll link or call (858) 488-1000 to register by phone.
YOUTH AND FAMILY SUNSET PADDLE SCHEDULE
Class Runs # of Sessions Day(s) Time Enroll Online

Class is currently not scheduled. Call (858) 488-1000 to schedule.

SAVE WHEN YOU PACKAGE!

SEA KAYAKING PACKAGE

Package price includes Sea Kayaking Level 1 and 2.

$129.00 Package Fee
$109.00 SDSU/UCSD Student Fee