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Classes, Seminars and Tours

On-Water Classes
From beginners to intermediate paddlers, the Door County Sea Kayak Symposium offers high-quality on-water instructional opportunities. Use this information to select the classes best suited to your skill level and your paddling goals. Many classes are offered several times, so create the symposium that works for you.

Intro to Sea Kayaking - All Day   Kayak Essentials
Kayak Essentials for Women   Kayak Tune-Up
Boat Control   Boat Control for Women
Forward Stroke   Combining Strokes
Combining Strokes for Women   Rescue Techniques
Rescue Techniques for Women   Towing
Video Stroke Analysis   Intro to Greenland Paddling
Forward Stroke 2   Greenland Paddling 2
Paddler's Choice   Kayak Play
Intro to Kayak Rolling   Kayak Rolling 2
Advanced Rescues and Towing   Open Water Adventure
Wind, Waves and Surf   BCU 3 Star Training

On-Land Workshops
Take a break from the water and join one of our On-Land Workshops. You'll explore selected topics in-depth during these hands-on, participatory workshops. These workshops require pre-registration, the same as on-water classes and paddling tours.

Navigation Basics   Outfitting Your Boat
Navigation Tools & Charts - On Land   

Skill Builder Tours
Learning on the go awaits you in our Skill Builder Tours. A combination of tour and class, you'll develop your skills in the context of a group paddle. As you enjoy the scenery, your instructors will help you learn to deal with real paddling situations appropriate to the skill level of the tour. You'll practice navigation, rescues, boat trim, working with wind, and more. And as in real life, you never know just what may happen!

Sister Islands Skill Builder Tour   Horseshoe Island Skill Builder Tour
Tip of the Door Skill Tour - All Day   

Paddling Tours
A variety of wonderful touring opportunities for all skill levels await you. Each tour is offered several times and advance registration is required. Note that tours may be modified or rerouted due to weather or water conditions.

Rowleys Bay to Spider Island   Baileys Harbor Relaxed Pace
Garrett Bay to Ellison Bay   Moonlight Bay
Sister Islands   Strawberry Islands
Northport to Plum Island   Whitefish Dunes & Cave Pt. - All Day
Tennison to Chambers Is. - All Day   Porte des Morts Open Water Passage

Relaxed Pace Tours
These tours offer you beautiful scenery and a unique look at Door County with no pressure to keep up with faster-paced paddlers. Instead, you'll enjoy an easy-going pace with plenty of time for drifting and observing. Perfect for those who are content to take it slowly, think of these as "stop and smell the roses" tours.

Mink River   Naturalist Tour - Mink River
Kangaroo Lake Relaxed Pace Tour   Europe & Newport Bays Relaxed Pace
Rowleys Bay to Sand Bay Relaxed Pace   Garrett Bay Relaxed Pace

Youth Classes
Introduce your young paddlers to the excitement and wonder of kayaking. We are offering our Youth Kayaking series for two ages groups: ages 8-11 and ages 11-15.

Youth Go Kayaking 1/Refresher   Youth Go Kayaking 2/Refresher
Youth Challenge   

Youth Paddling Tours
Just for kids, our Youth Paddling Tours will give young paddlers a chance to explore new areas under the eye of experienced instructors who love working with kids. Designed for ages 8-15.

Youth Paddle Tour of Garrett Bay