Coastal Bend Kayak uses only sit-on-top kayaks so
the incidence of roll-over is greatly minimized.
If you are new to
kayaking or stand-up paddling (SUP) sports, we will teach you
the necessary skills and give you the knowledge needed to
successfully kayak or paddle. Swimming is not required
but helpful and there is some physical fitness required but we
go slowly - at your pace. Once you know the
basics, we'll take it very easy on a short tour in a
protected part of the bay or inlet.
Life vest is worn at all
times on the water.
Introduction & Logistics Personal
Safety & Rescue Basics
Proper Use of Equipment
Paddle Strokes & Maneuvers
If you have a disability, let us know and we'll do our utmost
to see that you're learning is tailored to your requirements.
We are wheel-chair friendly.
If you are not timid
around water and of average fitness, you'll find the tour more
interesting and exciting. Generally, tours last from 4 to 5
hours with approx. 2 - 3 hours of paddling. There are two
breaks - one in the morning and one in early afternoon to
stretch and have a snack or cold drink...or just lay back and
enjoy the incredible beauty and pristine water surrounding
you... kayaking is a relaxing and eco-friendly sport!!
Please contact us for
information about this level. If you have a specific
paddling technique or maneuver that you want help with, just
let us know and we'll help you achieve that goal!
If you've been away from paddling
then you should probably sign-up for a beginner or refresher course with a Coastal
Bend Kayak certified instructor. Basic paddling instruction &
equipment rental is included at the start of each trip. Life
vest is worn always when you're on the water.
Life"... That's What We Say!!
LIFE VESTS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.
Coastal Bend Kayak
instructor - CPR/First Aid Certified.
Kayak Fishing Class:
Description: Imagine a great day
out on the water with the family....fishing by kayak in regions of
the Aransas Bay Water Complex that offer fantastic fishing
You'll learn safety skills, how to read coastal waters and the
role that water conditions play with regard to where the fish are
that day and how to choose the right lure for that kind of water
Kayak PARENT-CHILD Fishing Tour
Skill Level -
Beginner to Advanced
and PFD provided.
$250 per parent/child team
BRING YOUR OWN
TACKLE OR USE OURS!
Call to Reserve:
A LICENSED COASTAL BEND
KAYAK/PADDLE SPORT INSTRUCTOR IS TRAINED TO HANDLE ANY SITUATION.
BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED
All Student are
a Kayak, PDF
It's important to find a
kayak guide who will take the time to tailor the tour to suit your
needs and skill level - especially for beginners or where younger
children, tweens and teens are concerned. Our classes are
specially designed to help all ages and skill levels become
proficient with paddling techniques, learning the physics of
kayaking and how to effectively maneuver around.
tour guide will want to know as much about you as possible.
This is especially helpful when matching you with group paddlers of
the same skill level.
Bend Kayak - 361-557-7003 for info!
Coastal Bend Kayak give students a thorough intro-duction to
paddling sports and let's you know what to expect, how to be
prepared for the unexpected, the importance of the "equipment
check." This is followed by "on the
water" demos, agility and balance exercises by one of our licensed and certified guides.
Then it's your turn - there's plenty more to learn once "you" are on
the water. Swimming isn't essential, but it is good to know.
As in any outdoor
activity, knowing what to do by being prepared is taught to all
classes. Safety is 1st!
Coastal Bend Kayak is
CPR and First Aid Certified.
As with any adventure there is always an
element of risk. While our trips are not considered to be too
strenuous or physically demanding, some physical fitness is
necessary. ASK YOUR DOCTOR FIRST!
PFDs (personal floatation devices or life vests) are provided and
they will protect you.
Closed-toe shoes are recommended but nor required. Oyster beds
and shell reefs hurt feet; water shoes are OK too!
Bend Kayak a call today.
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