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Kayak Self-Rescue Class


Acquire all the skills needed to rent one of our kayaks

Designed for folks looking to rent kayaks from us and gain more information and skills when it comes to kayaking in and around Seward.

Two-person minimum; ages 16+

Miller’s Landing is an excellent place to learn how to kayak. We offer a Seward, AK sea kayaking class which provides a complete introduction to self-rescue techniques, which are necessary for renting kayaks from us.

Our class is a great way to acquire all the self-rescue skills needed to rent one of our kayaks. In this class, we will put you in a dry suit, and if we don’t have your size, a wetsuit and teach you to do a wet exit and paddle float re-entry, as well as provide information and safety tips about our area. Why? Because we want you to learn to kayak safely!  Please note that you WILL be getting into the water!

The sea kayak class is offered at 9 a.m. and at 1 p.m. daily. We normally limit each class to five people with one instructor. Additional instructors are added on for larger groups. Discounts are quoted for groups over 10.

At our Alaska sea kayaking class you learn:

  • Basic strokes and skills
  • Basic gear review
  • Paddle float re-entry
  • Basic camping or navigation skills applicable to the Bay or Park

What you should bring:

  • A change of clothes
  • Warm layers to wear under drysuit
  • A snack for after the class
  • A towel or other warm layers to wear after the class

Book your morning or afternoon kayak self-rescue course now!


Please Note: This class does not grant you any formal certification. You will also need to perform two self-rescues on your own to pass that class.