Have an idea? We are not limited by numbers or ideas. This is for the folks that want to custom tailor a program based on their needs or for a specific group of people that can include topics that we offer in our signature courses. We can teach one skill or combine them into a program as unique as your group needs.

Private Instruction

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Private instruction lies at the heart of all kayak instruction. These lessons are better suited for individuals that have a specific set of goals in mind and do not want to have the added logistics of group clinics. Private clinics are also well suited for those needing to work on kinesthetic skills such as roll or stroke refinement. There are three options for private instruction:

Half Day: (3 hours) We currently only offer half day instruction on our home river The Green, in Saluda, NC. Skills classes on the Green River are ideal for those wanting to work on the finer points of stroke refinement, rolling and combat rolling progressions, freestyle and slalom coaching, as well as those wanting to work on general paddling fitness and finesse. Don’t anticipate running a river during these sessions, but instead working on specific skills at a specific location on the Green River.

  • Green River……….$150 per person


Full Day: (4-6 hours) For those with no experience, wanting more or just a longer more relaxed day this is the model instruction, and with H2o Dreams you can rest assure you are getting the best. Full days of private instruction include instruction and shuttle once at the river. These days can be intense, and good overall fitness is highly recommended. Full days outside of the Green River are available on a 2 hour perimeter from our base of operations for an upgradeable price. Rivers we work a lot on are the French Broad, Wilson Creek, and Tuckasegee just to name a few. We always have a suggestion based on the skills you are looking to enhance or be introduced to.

  • Green River…………… $259
  • 2-hour Perimeter…….$299


If you want to custom tailor a personal training kayak program or discipline coaching for you or someone you know, contact us or call 828.767.7109 to specifically talk through your desired results.

Have a group? Instruction as low as $95/day

Below are some skill ideas for groups:

  • Beginner, intermediate and advanced clinics
  • Camp, club, university, or corporate programs
  • ACA certification courses
  • Professional development workshops and consulting
  • Team building
  • Guiding services
  • Adventure travel trips


Where: rates are for Saluda, NC. Additional costs apply if we come to you.

When: name the number of days.

Who: give us your numbers and we will keep it at 4 students: 1 instructor, ALWAYS!

*please note: custom pricing is for groups of paddlers at a similar skill level aiming to work in the same venue with a ratio-appropriate number of instructors (ie: 2-4 paddlers = 1 instructor, 5-8 paddlers = 2 instructors)

Number of people
Price of instruction/day

*we can provide equipment, transportation, meals and lodging as added logistical costs.

Submit a request or call us for a quote at (828) 767-7109 or check here for our full Custom Group Rates