Lots of great boaters have progressed from beginner to advanced without any formal instruction, but most would agree they had better boaters around them serving as mentors and examples, and instruction may have saved them from some negative, unnecessary experiences a few times. The bottom line is that we believe in the power of education, hands-on, experiential learning- as an incredible tool in creating lifelong boaters and stewards of the river. Seek out instruction before resigning to selling all your gear in a fit of desperation because you’ve had one too many bad days on the river, and don’t forget that even skilled and competent boaters can take away from focused instruction. We love what we do and want to help you love it, too. Beginners and intermediates certainly fit into our instruction, but we have room for more advanced boaters as well. If you’re on the fence about whether or not a lesson is for you, contact us!