all year
2h / Session, 5 Sessions
Oeiras Harbour

Take a coastal kayaking course level 3 from the ACA (American Canoe Association)

We are the only Portuguese organization to be certified by the American Canoe Association and here you can take the coastal kayaking course level 3.

On this level, you can choose one of the skills course that fits you better:

Our instructors are certified by the ACA to teach all the contents of the Sea Kayak Courses.

You can see the different course modules on the course link. If you want to be certified by the ACA, you need to take a practical exam where you must complete the minimum requirements to pass and obtain certification (“Assessment”).

This is the beginning of many adventures that await you. You’ll surely be ready to join various expeditions inside and outside Portugal (including ours!) and ready to paddle between rivers and seas with magnificent landscapes.



SKILLS* 320€

*You can take the course with just the skills, but if you want certification afterwards it´s better to choose the skills+assessment option.


DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive 10 minutes before the session start.
RETURN TIME Approximately 3 hours/ session.
WEAR Bring a swimming suit, hat and sunscreen.


Coastal Kayak Basic Strokes and Rescues course:

The course is designed to introduce basic coastal kayaking skills and safety to beginners.

Participants will be introduced to:

  • Proper fit and adjustment of their kayak for effective control and comfort
  • Attaching and releasing the spray skirt
  • Safely entering and exiting kayak, including wet exit
  • Effective use and control of the paddle
  • Performing basic strokes efficiently
  • Performing T-rescue and Paddle float self rescue
  • The importance and influence of weather and tides on the coastal kayaker
  • Dealing with marine hazards and other safety issues
  • Understanding personal limitations and skill level

The Coastal Kayak Strokes and Maneuvers Refinement course is designed to assist coastal kayakers at all levels in refining basic strokes and maneuvers. It may be beneficial to re-take this course at different levels of skill progression.

The course objectives are the following: Using on-water practice, classroom discussion and/or video analysis, participants will practice strokes/maneuvers to increase efficiency, fluidity and control.

The  Sit on Top Coastal Kayaking course is designed as a short program emphasizing safety, enjoyment and skill acquisition covering basic coastal kayaking skills and safety.