We work with American Canoe Association and British Canoe Union coaches to provide a comprehensive method for refining your paddling skills. Whether you are just getting in a kayak or a canoe for the first time or would like to enhance your skills for guiding, leading or instructing in a packraft or on a SUP we can help you achieve your goals.

We continuously provide instruction that does not make it to this list including skills assessments, ACA trip leader certification ACA instructor certification, packraft courses, river kayaking, SUP courses and certification, and canoe classes. If you would like to be informed of other training opportunities, please contact us.

Classes for 2023!

ACA Packraft Instructor Certification Course – NEW!
ACA level 3
Dates: May 19th-May 22nd
Venue: Hope
Cost: $800

Sea Kayak FUNdamentals 
ACA Level 2 training
Dates: August TBD
Venue: Kachemak Bay, Homer

Advanced Sea Kayaking Skills Course
ACA Level 3-4 Training
Dates: August TBD
Venue: Kachemak Bay, Homer

Women’s Whitewater Workshop 
Dates: August – TBD
Venue: Hope
Cost: TBD

2023 Packraft and River Kayaking Courses

Packraft River Safety Class (beginner to intermediate) (2 days)
Dates: June 10th-11th, July 8th-9th, August 5th-6th
Venue: Hope

Packraft River Safety Class (beginner to intermediate) (2 days)
Dates: June 24th-25th, July 22nd-23rd, August 19th-20th
Venue: Eagle River

Style Over Survival Packraft Course (intermediate to advanced) ( 2 days)
Dates: TBD
Venue: Hope

Rolling Classes: Whether you are a whitewater kayaker, sea kayaker, or packrafter, learning rolling techniques can open up opportunities in your paddling venues. Our instructors are skilled in helping you roll in a comfortable learning environment. We can help you start from the beginning, or if you are an experienced paddler we can help add new rolls to your repertoire. Contact us about rolling classes in Anchorage or Hope.

Beginning Whitewater Kayaking: (Beginner-A roll is not required, but a rolling and wet exit class is a prerequisite) (2 days) Contact about availability

Intermediate Whitewater Kayaking: Class II-III (2 days) Contact about availability

Advanced Whitewater Kayaking: Class III-IV (1 day) contact for details.

Ready to Learn? Contact Us

Levi Hogan

Levi Hogan

Instructor, Barista, and Dad

Levi is a ACA Level 4 Coastal Kayak Instructor Trainer and BCU 5 Star Sea Kayaker. Levi is also certified in Swift Water Rescue Instructor, Whitewater Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding, and Canoeing. When Levi isn't on the water he spends his time as a volunteer firefighter and medic in Hope, and chasing down his three year old Rylan and five year old Nigel.

Patrick Higgins

Patrick Higgins


Patrick is an ACA level 5 Advanced Whitewater Instructor, ACA Level 5 Advanced Open Water Instructor, Swift Water Rescue Instructor, and Level 4 Whitewater Kayaking Instructor Trainer. Patrick has various other certifications from the American Canoe Association and British Canoe Union, in Stand Up Paddleboarding, Packrafting, Canoeing, and Sea Kayaking. When Patrick isn't getting soggy sneakers, he is the Outdoor Programs Coordinator at Alaska Pacific University and a skiing and snowboarding instructor at Hilltop Ski Area.