Dog Paddles: Family Kayak with your Dog!
Summer is just around the corner and it is time to get our 4-legged friends outside for some kayaking. Yes, Dog Paddles are the latest way to bring the whole family out for some water fun. We work with all breeds and temperaments.
Some dogs love the water and we teach them how to stay IN the kayak. Some dogs are afraid of the water and we teach them how to be comfortable around the water and in the kayak. Some dogs have never had an opportunity to be around the water, so they get to find out how much fun it can be.
We start with on land instruction and then take an easy paddle around Mission Bay. Then we make a pit stop at Fiesta Island for a quick romp and some exercise. Then we launch again for our trip back to the launch area. Family Kayak makes it easy for you to go out for a paddle. We provide the kayaks, life vests, paddles and safety equipment plus an ACA certified kayak instructor.
No previous kayaking or swimming experience is required for the humans or canines. We use stable, roomy kayaks that can accommodate any size dog. The kayaks can be set up for one or two human paddlers and one or two canines. Each kayak can hold up to 500 lbs.
Cost is $42 per adult, $17 per child (2-14 years of age), $10 per dog for each private session. If you have a group of friends with dogs that already know each other, we are happy to put together a group lesson. Give us a call for group discounts.