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Chattahoochee River- Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Course

Atlanta, GA
from $130

Take your paddling skills to the next level with an Intro to Kayaking Course. NOC highly trained instructors will teach beginners basic paddling and maneuver skills perfect for individuals, families, or groups.

18+ Years Old
All Day
Group of colorful kayakers learning to kayak on the Introduction to Kayaking Course – Chattahoochee River course
Group of colorful kayakers learning to kayak on the Introduction to Kayaking Course – Chattahoochee River course
Group of colorful kayakers learning to kayak on the Introduction to Kayaking Course – Chattahoochee River course
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Overview

This is the perfect introductory course for those looking to explore whitewater kayaking! NOC’s Paddling School instructors have 40+ years of experience dedicated to creating the best learning environment for your first time in a kayak.

This full day course includes the highest quality introduction to whitewater kayaking instruction. A great experience for families with kids as young as eight, each person is provided with professional instruction, and high quality gear.

Call 828.488.7249 for more information or to register by phone.

What You’ll Learn Copy

Develop an understanding of:

  • Boat Design
  • Whitewater Gear & Proper Fit
  • River Feature Terminology
  • Boat Safety

Skills You’ll Acquire

  • Forward & Reverse Paddling
  • Moving your Boat Sideways
  • Balancing & Edging
  • Safely Exiting a Capsized Boat

What to Expect

Guests will start by getting outfitted with the latest in whitewater paddling gear before heading to a calm stretch of the Chattahoochee River to learn basic strokes, boat control, and safety maneuvers. After a delicious riverside lunch, you will head to an appropriate section of river to put your new skills to use! This course emphasizes scenery, companionship, and fun in whitewater paddling. The course will take approximately 7 hours including time on the water, gear selection, shuttles, and lunch.

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Location

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5450 Interstate N Pkwy
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

  • All necessary specialty whitewater equipment
  • Lunch & In-Course Transportation
  • Access to NOC’s extensive fleet of instruction boats for in-clinic use
  • NOC’s highly trained, ACA certified instruction

NOC provides the primary gear needed for each course, including specialty boats, paddles, PFDs, helmets and spray skirts.

Participants will need to provide individual gear outlined below.

Necessary Items (for All Courses)

  • Shorts or Swimwear
  • Water Shoes or old sneakers
  • Synthetic T-Shirts
  • Sunscreen/Lip Balm
  • Towel and Change of Clothes
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Clothing and Personal Items
  • Rain Gear

Optional Items

  • Synthetic Long Underwear
  • Light Fleece Hoodie/Pullover
  • Nose Clips
  • Sunglasses and Eyeglass Strap
  • Hat or Visor
  • Ear Plugs

Participants must be at least 8 years old. All minors (17 and under) require the presence of an adult during whitewater activities.

Lunch is included in the course fee. Participants are encouraged to bring additional snacks and beverages as needed.

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