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Since 1990.

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Shop Hours:
Mon & Tues: CLOSED, Wed - Fri: 10am - 6pm, Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday: Noon - 4pm

- Kayak Lessons

- SUP Basics

- SUP FItness

- SUP Yoga

- Canoe Lessons

- Kids Programs

- Paddling Parties

- Custom Group Outings

2015 Schedule TBA

Canoe Basics


The Collinsville Canoe & Kayak lesson program is built on the belief that a proper foundation of skills and techniques will lead to a lifetime of fun and enjoyment. Our highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors will be able to teach you the skills you need to build your confidence in order to pursue your chosen paddle sport. We strive to keep our student to instructor ratio low to ensure each student receives one-on-one attention in a controlled and safety conscious environment.
Adult lessons are for ages 13 and up.
Registration is required. Payment is due in full at time of registration. Registration may be made online by clicking the "Register Now" button below each class or by calling the shop.
Students canceling with 48 hours or more notice will receive a full refund. Sorry, cancellations made with less than 48 hours notice will receive no refund. Students who fail to appear will also forfeit the entire lesson fee. In the event that CCK cancels a class due to lack of enrollment, severe weather or emergency, students may reschedule or receive a full refund.
Private Lessons:
Private lessons are available upon request and instructor availability.

Rates are subject to change without notice.

Call for reservations & information: (860) 693-6977

Canoe Basics
$49 (+ tax) per student

The course objective is to enable you to paddle with control on protected waters. You will learn about boat design, materials and equipment. Students will practice getting into the boat from shore and dock, paddling forward and backward, turning and sideways maneuvers, as well as safety and what to do if the boat capsizes. Emphasis will be on being able to steer and coordinate with the partner.

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What to wear: Please wear quick drying clothes whenever possible, (we prefer students not to be wearing cotton), foot protection, preferably neoprene booties or beach shoes. Remember to bring a change of clothing and a towel. If you wear eyeglasses, retainers will prevent their loss.

Please be considerate to other students and arrive at least 15 minutes before your lesson is scheduled to start. Students arriving less than 15 minutes before class may be denied entrance into a lesson. Classes begin promptly at the scheduled start time.

We strive to provide quality gear and safety conscious instructors. Water sports, however, as well as many other sports have inherent risks. Due to these risks we ask that you read, accept and sign a waiver, which we will provide prior to the lesson, or you may view and print our waiver.

Lessons are subject to change without prior notice. Additional or custom lessons will be added upon request when possible.

We hold our lessons “Rain or Shine”, except in the event of extreme weather.
Wetsuits and paddling jackets are available at no charge.

Collinsville Canoe & Kayak is happy to customize any lesson for work, school or specialized groups. Call us for info. (860) 693-6977

Family & Special Group Lessons
Collinsville Canoe & Kayak is happy to arrange lessons for families or special groups such as Parks & Rec Departments, Girl & Boy Scouts and corporate groups. Please call (860) 693-6977 for more info and to make reservations.

Download a PDF version of our complete lesson schedule.

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