A female kayaker smiles at the camera while running a rapid on an intermediate kayak instrction course.
A group of kayakers watches a kayak practice ferrying on an intermediate kayak instruction course.
A female kayaking student paddles a rapid on a beginner kayaking course. Wet Planet Whitewater in Washington Oregon Idaho

Intermediate Whitewater Kayak Instruction


1 day May - Sept
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    Difficulty: Intermediate

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    Includes: Lunch and all equipment

Build Confidence and Expand Your Skills!

If you are working on building confidence, comfort, and skill in harder whitewater, then this is the course for you. Committing to a full day of intermediate instruction will allow you to push yourself and work on your skills with instructors who can give you the specific, detailed feedback you need to progress.

Course Requirements: Previous whitewater kayak experience required. Comfortable making harder moves in Class II, such as catching challenging eddies, S-turns, and ferrying in fast current. Please refer to our kayaking skills overview to determine if this is the appropriate course for you.

A Day of Intermediate Whitewater Instruction

You and your instructor, along with the rest of your class, will discuss your goals for the course and the types of skills you wish to improve. Sometimes, students come to us with specific goals, such as preparing to paddle a fully loaded boat for a self-support multi-day trip. Other times, students are unsure exactly why they are having trouble executing certain maneuvers and need a new set of eyes and tips from the pros. With this information and a brief history of your experience, we choose from multiple locations to find the ideal setting to achieve your goals. Our headquarters rests in one of the top kayaking destinations in the country, so you can be sure that we can find the perfect place to help you build your skills.

Dates & Pricing

Join our monthly scheduled Intermediate Class, or schedule your own private one-on-one instruction on any available mid-week day.

2024 Intermediate Kayaking Course Dates:

  • May 26
  • June 30
  • July 21
  • August 4
  • September 15

2024 Intermediate Kayaking Course Cost: $170, and includes lunch, transportation, and all equipment necessary (unless you want to bring your own). This course is based out of our headquarters in White Salmon, WA.

Our Instructors

From refining stroke timing and technique to mastering harder lines and maneuvers, our instructors work closely with each student to help them meet their goals. We combine hands-on instruction and practice to help students improve their technique and master new moves. Our instructors have decades of experience assisting kayakers in achieving their goals. We are passionate about helping others discover a lifelong love for kayaking. Give us a call to discuss your specific needs! We can match you with the perfect instructor, or feel free to ask for an instructor you have worked with before. Check out the Instruction Staff Bios here!

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