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Florida Sea Kayaking Skills Course

During our Tybee Island Ocean Skills Course we asked folks what they would like to do as a late winter trip. Our friend Ralph said “I just want to go somewhere with palm trees”.  So join us for 6 days of coached paddling in the Florida sun!  We’ll be based out of the small town of Summer Haven, just south of St. Augustine on the Atlantic coast.

We’ll have the opportunity for a variety of paddling from the Matanzas River to current play to surfing and more.  The Matanzas River provides protected conditions and the Matanzas Inlet will provide some bumpy conditions and moving water plus miles of surfing beaches in both directions. We can also include an ACA Level 3 or 4 Skills Assessment for anyone interested.*

February 17 – 24, 2023  6 days, 7 nights $1495.00 

Arrive Friday, February 17. Saturday – Thursday coaching day trips based on weather and group desires. Depart Thursday evening or Friday morning

Kayak transportation from Lansing, MI is available for additional cost.

Florida Ocean Skills Week


When: Feb 17 – 24, 2022
Where: Matanzas Inlet, Summerhaven FL
How much: $1495 
What’s included: Lodging in a rental home, meals Saturday breakfast through Thursday dinner (we will eat one dinner out  and 2 dinners at local restaurants during the week that are not included)
Individualized coaching

Skill Development

Core strokes and manuevers
Tide race paddling
Rough water boat handling
Self rescues
Group rescues

Florida Ocean Skills Week