ACA Instructor Workshops

Since 1999, we’ve been doing instructor and adaptive paddling workshops nationally and internationally.

Come to an SKS workshop or one of those that we partner with organizations from around the region to run. Some of these workshops can train and certify you to be a ACA instructor.

Private Lessons

We have over 40 years of paddling including significant expeditions from around the world.

We work with all levels of paddlers on a variety of skills from paddle strokes and rescues to trip planning to paddling in extreme conditions. Let us help you get to the next level.

Adaptive Paddling

We have 30+ years instructing paddlers with disabilities and setting up inclusive programs.

We offer instruction for a person with a disability as well as consult with programs, therapists, camps, etc looking to include everyone. Let us help you work with all levels of ability.  


We have 20+ years of running programs including staffing, outfitting and program design.

We’ve worked with programs, outfitters, retailers and symposiums around the region to start new programs, improve existing ones or to assess incidents. Let our experience help you.


Skilled, experienced and professional are the words people often use to describe us. Well presented, serious and fun describes the work we do. With decades of experience, we bring to you the opportunity to grow, to improve, and to get more out of your own paddling, your program or your business. Let us help you or your program or your business reach the next level.

These are the services we offer, feel free to contact us to discuss how we can help out.

Please note our summers are busy, so  if you are looking for our services during this time, contact us early so we can get you on our schedule.


We’ve been entertaining audiences for the last 10 years on our trips and expeditions from around the world.

Presentations include paddling from Helsinki to Stockholm, circumnavigating Lake Superior, paddling British Columbia’s remote Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii), circumnavigating Ireland and more. See some of the great places to paddle around the world while being entertained by great stories.

At Sea Kayak Specialists, we provide more than instruction, we love paddling and want to see quality programs succeed and become common place.