Save the cost of a lesson ten times over buy purchasing the right equipment the first time!
Discover Kayak offers classes for the beginner to the advanced paddler taught by American Canoe Association instructors. With a large fleet of Recreational, Fishing / Sit-on-Top, Whitewater and Touring Kayaks we have the right boat, paddle and life jacket for you to maximize the fun and safety in your experience.
A class with Discover Kayak will help you paddle in safety and with the proper strokes, which will prevent injury and help you paddle further with less effort . The information presented and our diverse fleet of kayaks will allow you to choose the right kayak and gear the first time, saving you time and money.
Classes are held at Lake Grapevine in Meadowmere Park and Lake Arlington, Richard Simpson Park. Both parks have clean restrooms and sand / gravel beaches. We maintain a one to five Instructor to student ratio as recommended by the American Canoe Association. Discover Kayak classes are taught exclusively by ACA certified instructors.
THIS WEEKS EVENTS
KAYAK, CANOE RENTALS FRIDAY 10AM-3PM, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 9AM-7PM IN MEADOWMERE PARK
$20 PER HOUR /PERSON, SINGLE, DOUBLE OR CANOE!
KAYAK, LIFEJACKET AND PADDLE INCLUDED WITH ALL BOATS!
Kayak Basics, 10-1pm Saturday August 2nd - Meadowmere Park
cost: Regularly- $99-- 33% discount with on-line registration! on line, $66.34 ( 4 seats open )
Kayak Basics, 2-5pm Saturday August 2nd- Meadowmere Park
cost: Regularly- $99-- 33% discount with on-line registration! on line, $66.34 ( 3 seats open )
Friday Night Sunset Paddle and Fireworks Show- Every Friday!
Cost: $30 per person , $20 with your own boat
Great date night or family event, no experience needed!
August 1st is FULL, August 8th is open, book now! (this is not a groupon event, tour below is)
Saturday and Sunday Sunset Tour- All skill levels welcome!
Every Saturday and Sunday evening Discover Kayak conducts a sunset tour to various location. Along the way you will see Blue Herons, Egrets and other shorebirds. After a break and swim on a sandy beach we will return to the park. Departs 5pm Saturdays and Sundays
Cost: $60 per person including all gear, $40 with on line registration (33% discount)
MORE DETAILS BELOW ON ALL EVENTS
Family, Corporate Events and Group Tours
Half day trips for any group size group!
Discover Kayak offers family, group and corporate trips on the DFW area lakes or the Trinity River. No experience is necessary, we will guide you through the basics. We provide high quaility, stable touring kayaks as pictured above. The equipment makes the difference in your paddling experience with boats suited to kids and all adults.
Cost: Weekends-$30 per person Weekdays-$20 per person
email or call to reserve your date
Become a Certified Instructor
Discover Kayak can certify you as a ACA Instructor. This three day course will train you on teaching styles, picking venues, safety and proper paddling tecnique. Contact us for more details. Cost: $350
ACA membership also required to be certified ($65)
No experience necessary
This fun three hour class covers 6 basic strokes, safety, how to get back in your kayak with a partner if you fall out, and general kayaking knowledge. You'll also see the difference between boats, paddles and how to transport and carry boats. In a few of hours you'll will have more confidence and skill then you ever imagined you would in a kayak.
Two locations: Lake Grapevine, Meadowmere Park and Richard Simpson Park, Lake Arlington
Boat and Gear included. Location: Lake Grapevine
Saturday 10am-1pm OR 2pm-5pm
August 2nd. 9th, 16th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Sept 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Oct. 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
and every Saturday thru 2014
cost: $99 -33% off ($66.34) with on line sign up
Richard Simpson Park, Lake Arlington
Saturdays-August 2nd, 16th and 30th
Take your skills to the next level
In this six hour class we will build on the skills from Kayak Basics. We will add seven more strokes including; stern rudder, side slip, draw on the move, hanging draw, bow rudder, reverse paddling and low brace turn.
We will also cover bracing ( the use of your paddle and body to stay upright ), self rescue and team rescues.
Bring lunch and plenty of water/hydration drinks for this course.
Cost : $150 including all gear ( $99 with on line sign up )
Dates: This class is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month from 10am-4:30pm
Next class- July 12th- full, August 19th
After completing Kayak Basics and Intermediate Kayaking there is still more to learn!
In Advanced Kayaking we will add a technique called edging and leaning to all of our strokes. By doing this we will improve your efficiency and control in all conditions. You will find that you can turn the longer, fast boats with ease.
On shore the class will examine what goes into a prepared kayakers gear choices, use of map and compass and emergency strategies.
Lastly we will practice "speed rescues" , towing and group leadership.
This is a 8 hour course. Bring lunch and snacks.
Cost: $175 ($117.25 with on line sign up, click here)
Dates: This class will be held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month from 9am-6pm
Next class- August 9th
KAYAK ROLL, GUARANTEED
(see video clip above)
The kayak roll is not a advanced skill, it is a skill that can be added at any stage in a paddler's progression of learning. With our three step process on the surface you will build the muscle memory necessary to roll before you try underwater, eliminating a lot of the dunking. With a roll, you will find you will advance you're skills quickly because you won't worry about capsizing, it's also a great way to cool down in Texas. Discover Kayak has a 90% success rate in the first two hour session, 100% in the follow-up when necessary. You may return for follow ups as much as needed, no extra charge !
Maximum 2 students per session.
Taught on a one on one basis, call we will arrange a time for you!
We Guarantee you will roll! Cost: $150
33% discount for on line sign up $99 , (Click here)
Discover Kayak offers private lessons with Texas only American Canoe Association Level 4 Coastal Instructor. With a private lesson you can advance your skills in a one on one setting.
Available Monday-Friday 8am-7pm for whatever period of time you with. Cost $35 per hour, Min. 2 hours
Rough Water Training- Galveston
San Luis Pass on Galveston Island in the best training ground in the state for open water skills with it's currents, tides, sand bars and surf.
We will apply all the flat water skills you have developed to the dynamic ocean environment in and around San Luis Pass. A very personal learning experience is achieved by having a least 2 instructors with a max of 5 students insuring safety and knowledge.
Class length is two days, Saturday and a Sunday, 8-5pm
Day One: Surf Zone Skills, Bracing and open water rescue.
Day Two: Open Water skills in San Luis Pass.
Cost: $250 for two days instruction.
Accommodations are up to students. Hotels available for about $70 per night and Beach Camping is free!
Date: August 23-24
San Marcos White Water Trip
Instead of the paddling the surf on the Gulf your interested in Whitewater. Discover Kayak has you covered.
The San Marcus River is 72 degrees and a steady flow year round making it a perfect training ground for the first time whitewater paddler. We will spend two days on the river.
The first day will be in the city water park that features three man made "drops" where you can learn the basics of Whitewater in a controlled setting. Day two we will take a run down the river using the skills from day one. In addition we will learn to read the river, scout rapids and choose portage.
Classes are held on a Monday and Tues to avoid the weekend crowds
Cost: $250, class only. Students responsible for lodging