Special thanks to all of the participants in this year’s class. Sessions have concluded for this season. We will continue this program in spring 2014; please sign up for our newsletter and Like us on Facebook to make sure you see the announcement of registration opening for the 2014 season.
(In the meantime, you can use the contact form at the bottom of this page to submit questions about the 2014 program)
Join us on a fun, family-friendly excursion in the beautiful Ventura Harbor!
These classes will be offered monthly.
Classes will run from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We will meet at Harbor Cove, off of Spinnaker Drive, in Ventura (map)
Sponsored by Kayak Obsessions
Kayak lesson includes:
- All equipment
- Water safety lesson
- Educational tour of the harbor, where a variety of sealife can be spotted
…All under the supervision of fully-trained California State Parks Life Guards!
Cost per participant: $40
All fees associated with this program help to support educational programs and projects in the California State Parks in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties!
Space is extremely limited! Reserve your spots today!
(To check out photos from our previous sessions, click on the calendar dates above)
Would you like to provide this opportunity FREE for someone else? Consider sponsoring an opportunity for local youth. CLICK HERE for more details.
There are two kinds of kayaks available: single-person kayaks and tandem (two-person) kayaks. Participant must be at least 12 years of age to use a single-person kayak. Participants as young as 6 years old are welcome to join us, but they must be accompanied in a tandem kayak with an adult.
Parties with children will have priority for use of the tandem kayaks.
We have received a few questions about the weight limit for the program. For a single-person kayak, the weight limit would be 350 pounds. For a tandem (2-person) kayak, the limit is 375-425 lbs.
All participants will be required to sign a standard waiver of liability in order to participate.
Upon filling out the registration form below, you will be placed on a list for the class on a first-come, first-served basis. You will receive an email within 48 hours outlining payment methods. Payment can be made online using credit or debit cards, or a Paypal account. Payment can also be made via mail using check or money order, or in person at district headquarters (pending arrangements) using cash. The fastest and easiest way to submit payment will be online. Your registration will not be considered complete until payment has been received. Any participants who have registered but remain unpaid 72 hours prior to kayak class will be bumped from the registration list and replaced with participants from the waiting list.
Payment cannot be accepted on the day of the class.
Please wear a bathing suit or clothes that can get wet. You will also want to bring: a hat, sunglasses, water to drink, and sunscreen. You might also want to bring a (waterproof) camera.
A special thank you is due to our program sponsor, Kayak Obsessions.