Our Story

We wanted to provide high performance sea kayak instruction that focused on long term student development, utilizing today’s best practices. We believe everyone should have local access to quality equipment, knowledgeable service and instruction. So we quit our day jobs.

Turnagain Kayak is a small, family owned and operated company, based in Hope, Alaska. Established in 2012, we continue to grow and cultivate the Alaskan adventure. After operating in Palmer, Alaska for a couple of years, we wanted to create a hub where paddlers could find lodging, meet for classes, shop for high quality gear and be close to the water. We chose Hope. Since moving to Hope we have expanded to teaching Packrafting, Whitewater Kayaking, and Stand Up Paddleboarding. Check out our rental cottages for when you come adventure with us: www.hopeshideaway.com

We look forward to sharing our backyard with you and seeing you on the water!

Our Expertise

Kayak Skills Instruction


Smiles Per Student


Guided Adventure


Gear Knowledge


*because you can never know all the gear!

I'm on the water! Levi made it happen. After several excellent training trips I purchased kayak and gear from Turnagain. Not only do I feel confident that I got excellent goods at a very fair price, but I know I have a ready resource for the future. Levi is modest and patient but don't be fooled, he is a world-class kayaker and instructor. Plus.....you get to go to Hope!

Joanne W.I'm on the water!

Levi is THE source for performance sea kayaks in southcentral Alaska. Have worked with him for 2 years now and can not speak highly enough about the level of professionalism and quality of kit. Have rented boats for trips from 6-16 days for our groups through Levi. He's a really good coach as well!

Ryan R.The Source for Performance Kayaks