Kayaking Rescue Class

Covid-19 Update:  SBP is open to individual and small groups to 4 people. We’ll maintain a 6′ distance on shore and on-water, required mask use on shore. All gear is always cleaned. 

Kayaking Rescue Class

This kayaking rescue class will give you more confidence with your paddling knowing you can go further off shore, travel further and explore new places. This is also a great class if you need a refresher.

Our patient ACA certified kayak coaches will show you how to safely wet-exit and get back in your own boat using a variety of methods such as the Cowboy and Paddle Float Rescue.  We will also show you how to help another paddler who can’t get in their boat using the T-Rescue and other easy to learn methods.

If time permits, we’ll give you tips for customizing your cockpit for a better fit and how to use braces which both help with being more stable on the water.  We can provide toasty cold water clothing to make sure you’ll stay warm during the session.

Core Skills You’ll Get:

  • How to outfit your boat to make it easier to work with for rescues
  • We’ll discuss wet exits to make sure you’re exiting safely
  • Learn how to re-mount your boat using the paddle float and cowboy rescue
  • Find out how to rescue another kayaker using the T-Rescue, heel hook method and others.
  • If you have a roll, we’ll look at the re-entry and roll method
  • Learn how to rescue other water craft like SUPs and kite surfers.
  • Find out how to get back on a sit on top kayak or surf ski.
  • What do you want to learn?

Learn the Combat Roll with our 4 session course

Bonus Material

  • Receive a follow-up document summarizing what we covered and other kayak rescue resources
  • We’ll shoot video or stills of your experience.

Class Details:

Schedule:  Private classes or when announced public group classes

Duration: 3 Hours.

Class Size: 1 – 4 People

Location: Shilshole Bay, Seattle (or custom location)



Private or Public Group Classes (3-4 Students): 189 per person

2 Person Rate: 239 per person

Individual Rate (1-1): 399

We recommend wetsuits and booties even in Summer as the Sound doesn’t really warm up.  Our suits are toasty warm, flexible and comfortable. 

+ Add Rental Gear:

  • Stable Sea kayak, paddle, pump, paddle float, spray skirt, PFD (life vest) – $25 per person
  • Full 4/3mm or 5/4mm wetsuit, booties, hood or hooded vest, gloves – $15 per person

OK TO USE YOUR OWN GEAR. It’s best to learn on your own gear if you have it. But please don’t buy gear just for our class.

Rates are non-negotiable / Gratuities are always welcome. 

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Skill Prerequisites: Beginner to Advanced

You should know how to swim (the basics), have basic kayaking skills.  

I conquered several fears paddling in currents and surfing waves and owe it to Rob, where safety and professional instructions are Salmon Bay Paddle’s top priorities!

Margrit Ralph

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