Incident Management

Deception Pass State Park / Bowman Bay Bowman Bay Boat Ramp, Anacortes, WA

Learn different methods of self and assisted rescue, how to call for help, and add tools to the toolbox for dealing with unexpected incidents.

$399

Kayak Rolling & Bracing

Deception Pass State Park / Bowman Bay Bowman Bay Boat Ramp, Anacortes, WA

For paddlers at any level capsize recoveries such as rolling and effective bracing are among the most sought after skills in paddle sports. Many of the mechanics of rolling and bracing are the same. At Body Boat Blade we've developed an effective progression to get students to learn and be successful at these highly desired […]

$225

Advanced Tides and Currents 1-Day

Deception Pass/San Juan Islands Anacortes, WA

This class is similar to our Deception Pass Tides & Currents course (on our Core Classes page), but will be conducted at higher tidal velocities. Participants who have not taken this Core class should have experience paddling in the more dynamic features found in fast-moving water. Please call if you have
questions.

$225

Expedition Skills Course 3-Day

San Juan Islands, WA San Juan Islands, Anacortes, WA

This skills development class is a multi-day overnight trip with coaching along the way. Designed for students who have taken classes from us in the past, or have a solid foundation of paddling skills, who want to continue developing but may not feel ready to paddle the Islands on their own. This is a fantastic […]

$675

Sea Kayak Foundations – Introductions

Deception Pass State Park / Bowman Bay Bowman Bay Boat Ramp, Anacortes, WA

If you are starting to develop an interest in sea kayaking, but you still aren’t sure if it is the right fit, then this easy “taster” kayak class is a great place to start. We will introduce you to the fundamentals of kayaking and help you to develop a better idea of where you want […]

$225

Sea Kayak Foundations – Level 1

Deception Pass State Park / Bowman Bay Bowman Bay Boat Ramp, Anacortes, WA

This kayak class is the starting place for beginners or for experienced paddlers who desire some coaching to help build a solid foundation to their existing skills. You will learn current sea kayaking techniques in capsize recoveries, body-boat-blade awareness, strokes for steering, going straight, sideways, staying upright, and bracing. Using the foundational concepts of paddlesports […]

$399

Tides and Currents–Introduction

Fidalgo Island, WA Fidalgo Island, Anacortes, WA

If you plan to kayak on the sea, then you need to know how to deal with the effects of the daily tides and currents. The San Juan Islands provide the perfect classroom for people who wish to enrich their paddling experience safely explore the coastal environment. If you have never paddled on swift moving […]

$225

Tidal Currents Progression (Cattle Pass)

San Juan Islands, WA San Juan Islands, Anacortes, WA

The poets say that “variety is the spice of life” and we believe them. Kayaking in diverse situations is the most effective way to develop comprehensive skill sets. We will test our skills using multiple venues, helping us develop a more well-rounded ability to read water, react to changing conditions, and use our body, boat, […]

$399

Kayak Rolling & Bracing

Deception Pass State Park / Bowman Bay Bowman Bay Boat Ramp, Anacortes, WA

For paddlers at any level capsize recoveries such as rolling and effective bracing are among the most sought after skills in paddle sports. Many of the mechanics of rolling and bracing are the same. At Body Boat Blade we've developed an effective progression to get students to learn and be successful at these highly desired […]

$225

Navigation and Tidal Planning

San Juan Islands, WA San Juan Islands, Anacortes, WA

With some time at the chart table, and some time on the water weaving your way through the beautiful San Juan Islands, you will learn the foundations of sea kayak navigation. Using compass, chart, and watch, you will be introduced to concepts such as fixing your position, planning for currents and wind, reading a chart, […]

$399

Expedition Skills Course 5-Day

San Juan Islands, WA San Juan Islands, Anacortes, WA

    This is our most comprehensive class. For 5 days, you will be immersed in sea kayaking in the San Juan Islands. We will use the pull of the moon to go from one island to another, faster and with less effort. We will learn how to go from a "low oxygen environment" to […]

$999

Incident Management

Deception Pass State Park / Bowman Bay Bowman Bay Boat Ramp, Anacortes, WA

Learn different methods of self and assisted rescue, how to call for help, and add tools to the toolbox for dealing with unexpected incidents.

$399