Kayak Safety Courses in Minnesota

Kayak Safety Courses in Minnesota
Minnesota has many exciting waterways for kayak paddlers to explore, but they also can be dangerous. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources enforces safety regulations and advises the public to learn more about boating and water safety. Many kayak safety courses are available in the state.

Boat Minnesota

Boat Minnesota is the official Minnesota Department of Natural Resources online safety course where boaters can obtain a state boater education certificate. The duration of the online course is 3 hours. A temporary certificate can be printed immediately after passing the course. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources also offers a free home-study course and a boating course in a classroom environment led by an experienced instructor. Scheduled classroom courses can be found at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website.

Boat Minnesota

Recreational Sports Outdoor Program

The University of Minnesota Duluth offers the Recreational Sports Outdoor Program. The program offers canoe and kayak safety and instructions depending on skill level. Safety and Rescue Course and Basic Sea Kayak Strokes and Rescues are offered. There also are kayak tour courses that are designed for boaters who want to learn sea kayaking in a monitored and safe environment. Courses focus on kayaking safety, paddling skill development and risk management training. A variety of kayaking courses also are available including eco-kayak tours, pool-based kayak bracing and rolling as well as climb and sea kayak combo courses.

Recreational Sports Outdoor Program
53 Sports and Health Center
Duluth, MN 55812

Superior Kayak and Outdoor Adventure Club

Superior Kayak & Outdoor Adventure Club is based in Twin Cities and is comprised of a group of experienced paddlers, instructors and kayaking enthusiasts. The club is dedicated to exploring Lake Superior and other water trails around the Upper Midwest region. The club offers kayak safety and skills development classes taught by American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instructors. Classes include ACA Basic Strokes and Rescues, Introduction to Lake Superior Touring, ACA Flatwater and Coastal Kayaking and Pool Sessions.

Superior Kayak and Outdoor Adventure Club
Minneapolis, MN 55458

Article Written By Rona Aquino

Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.

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