So, you’ve been thinking that this is the year you want to learn how to kayak. You want to get out on a river, run some rapids, see impressive scenery in new ways, learn to surf waves, or take a trip on the ocean.
Or maybe you just want to paddle around some lakes with your friends and family.
Whatever your ambition with respect to kayaking, now’s an excellent time to get started. Especially since Groupon is offering this limited-time deal: a full-day kayaking lesson from Renaissance Adventure Guides. Get started kayaking for only $67.
Kayaking is an outdoor sport that offers something for just about everyone, especially if you love water. Whether the water is moving or still — river, ocean, lake, canal — kayaking is an excellent way to enjoy the outdoors in a new way and a fun way to play. You can even indulge your passion to be an explorer…
Kayaking is for everyone, from those who want to paddle around a secluded pond to athletes who want to do acrobatic maneuvers on waves, run raging rivers, and huck waterfalls (I’m talking about adrenaline junkies).
Kayaking is an activity that combines grace, strength, creativity, beauty, adventure, solitude, and companionship. The upcoming paddling season promises to be epic, with plenty of runoff in streams and rivers, and good conditions well into the beginning of summer. I’ve been planning to do a post on how to get started in kayaking, and I found a great incentive today: Groupon’s current deal for a discounted full-day kayaking lesson from Renaissance Adventure Guides.
I mostly wanted to get info about this deal out to those of you in Colorado (or those willing to travel to Colorado). Renaissance Adventure Guides is an excellent place to learn how to kayak and a full-day lesson for $67 is a great deal (the regular price is $129). The Groupon price includes all the equipment you’ll need, too.
No excuse not to get started now! Click here to take advantage of this deal while it lasts.
The day-long lesson from Renaissance Adventure Guides (your get your choice of Introduction to Kayaking, Fundamentals of Kayaking, River Kayaking, or Whitewater Kayaking) will take place in a location of your choosing, such as Boulder Reservoir, the Colorado River or, for a more “immersive” experience, a Whitewater Kayaking Adventure on the Roaring Fork River. See the Denver Groupon site for details. You can get up to 4, and you can buy it as a gift for up to 3 other people.
Kayaking is a fun sport, good exercise, and a unique way to access country you wouldn’t otherwise get to see.
Like any sport, kayaking has a bit of a learning curve, which is why it’s good to begin by taking lessons from a professional, ACA-certified instructor, such as at Renaissance Adventure Guides. (ACA is the American Canoe Association.) When you learn how to kayak, you want to begin by properly mastering the fundamentals, and that’s what a good kayaking school will teach you. Not only will this make you safer on the water, you’ll begin having fun sooner.
Once you’ve got a taste for kayaking and have caught the “bug” (which can happen any time from your first experience on the water to a month or so of lessons and trips), you can find excellent kayaking gear to pursue your adventures at Colorado Kayak Supply, the largest kayak and paddle-sport specialty store in the Rockies (they have kayaks, kayak accessories, clothing, footwear, transport and storage, books and DVDs, etc.).
By the way, Colorado is one of the best places on earth for kayaking.
Which is convenient for those who can take advantage of this excellent Groupon deal now.