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Whether your interested in learning how to kayak for the first time, brushing up on your skills or taking your skills to the next level, we have the class for you! The City of Tempe offers several kayaking opportunities for youth and adults as well as novices and experienced paddlers.

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Adult Classes

Half-Day Kayaking Trip to Lake Pleasant
Apply what you learned from Kayak Fitness or Essentials of Kayak Touring in this half-day trip to Lake Pleasant. Space is limited and this class will fill up quickly. All necessary boating equipment and travel to and from the lake will be provided. No experience necessary so come one, come all for a great time out on the water. 480-350-8069
50754 18 yrs+           Sa       11/19  6:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.    TTLM  Fee:    $60

Click here for a further review of the difference between Kayak Fitness and Kayak Touring 

Kayak Touring 
Taught by ACA-certified kayak instructors, this class will refine your kayak touring skills and is perfect for all levels of experience. Instructors focus on basic, intermediate and advanced strokes and maneuvers as well as fitness, boat-handling and rescues in “sit-in” touring kayaks. All equipment provided. No experience necessary. Register early. Fee $80. 480-350-8069
Carolina 14 TopCarolina 14 Side
Summer Dates
49673 18 yrs+           Th/Sa 8/4-8/13          5:45-7:45 p.m./6:30-8:30 a.m.        550 E. Tempe Town Lake
Fall Dates
50751 18 yrs+           Sa       8/27-9/24*      7-9 a.m.   550 E. Tempe Town Lake      
50753 18 yrs+           Th       9/1-9/22          5:30-7 p.m.    550 E. Tempe Town Lake  Fee: $70
50752 18 yrs+           Sa       10/15-11/5     7:30-9:30 a.m.    550 E. Tempe Town Lake

Kayak Fitness
Taught by ACA-certified kayak instructors; this is a perfect class for all levels of paddling experience. This class will focus on basic strokes and maneuvers as well as fitness, boat-handling and rescues in “sit-on-top” kayaks. All necessary equipment will be provided. No experience necessary. Fee: $70. 480-350-8069
Tribe 9.5Tribe 9.5 Side
Summer Dates
49681 18 yrs+           T/Sa    8/2-8/13          5:45-7:45 p.m./8:30-10:30 a.m.      550 E. TTL 
Fall Dates
50772 18 yrs+           Sa       8/27-9/24*      8:30-10:30 a.m.    550 E. Tempe Town Lake
50774 18 yrs+           Tu       8/30-9/20       5:30-7 p.m.    550 E. Tempe Town Lake  Fee: $60
50773 18 yrs+           Sa       10/15-11/5     8:30-10:30 a.m.    550 E. Tempe Town Lake

Glow Kayak
The wildest and brightest Glow Paddle on Tempe Town Lake. Join us for a night under the stars while we glow and glide across the water. In addition to all necessary kayaking equipment, participants will receive glow in the dark accessories. Feel free to wear glow in the dark clothing items that you don’t mind getting wet. Register early. Adult Fee: $35; Youth Fee: $20. 480-350-806

Summer Dates
49560 10 yrs+           F          8/5       7:30-9:30 p.m.           550 E. Tempe Town Lake
Fall Dates
50755 10 yrs+           F          9/9       7-9 p.m.          TTLM
50792 10 yrs+           F          9/30    7-9 p.m.          TTLM
50756 18 yrs+           F          10/14  7-9 p.m.          TTLM

Halloween Kayak
Come on down to Tempe Town Lake for a scary adventure. All will enjoy an evening out on the water paddling as well as spine chilling stories told by a professional story teller. No experience necessary (youth ages 10-17 must be accompanied by an adult), Costumes are welcomed and encouraged. Adult Fee: $35. Youth Fee Ages 10-17 ($20). 480-350-8069
50776 10 yrs+           F          10/28  6:45-8:45 p.m.           TTLM  

Boom Kayak
Are you looking for a fun way to stay active and beat the weekend warriors? Join us during the week and our certified instructors will focus on physical fitness and basic stroke technique in a low-stress/low-impact fun environment. 480-350-8069
50788 50 yrs+           W        9/28    8-10 a.m.       TTLM  Fee: $30
50744 50 yrs+           W        10/12  9-11 a.m.       TTLM Fee: $30
50745 50 yrs+           W        10/26  9-11 a.m.       TTLM Fee: $30
50746 50 yrs+           W        11/9    9-11 a.m.       TTLM Fee: $30

What to Bring and Wear for a Paddling Day 

What to wear:
Clothing that the participants do not mind getting wet.
Some sort of water shoes or sneakers the participants do not mind getting wet. Sandals are permissible as long as they are not open back, flip-flop type sandals.
Hats or Visors
Loose fitting comfortable t-shirt. Depending on the participants sun tolerance they may want to wear an SPF coated top shirt, or a long sleeve t-shirt.
If a participant wants to wear long pants, it is permissible, however they should not be cotton or denim, they should be Polyester or Lycra.
Not Allowed:  Jeans of any kind, including Jean shorts
Long pants that are non-athletic type pants; jeans, cotton or corduroy are not allowed. Hiking boots or dress shoes

What to Bring:
Water Bottles
Dry Clothes to change into