Have fun and be safe. Skilled boaters have more fun than unskilled
boaters. Skilled boaters are safer boaters than unskilled boaters. Teaching you the skills
necessary for you to become a good boater is what our program is all about. Our goal is
for everyone to have a positive learning experience every day.
Our Primary River:
Our favorite schooling runs are on the middle section of
the wild and scenic Klamath River in Northern California. The Klamath is one of the finest rivers in California
for beginning and intermediate canoers because it possesses that rare combination of good
rapids and warm water. Most canoe clinics are conducted somewhere between Ash Creek (ten
miles from Yreka) and Clear Creek (eight miles southwest of Happy Camp). That's 77 miles
of easily accessible water from which we select the sections appropriate for our students
(more about the Klamath River).
Our Canoe School
Rates: We teach both solo and tandem canoeing. Fees are $200.00 per canoe
per day (note that we charge per canoe, not per person). The price
of instruction includes canoe, paddle(s), and life vest(s). All of our canoes are royalex
whitewater boats with glued-in knee pads and extra floatation. Canoe West will transport canoes
and gear. Paddlers should be prepared to help shuttle people.
Our Booking/Cancellation Policies:
To secure a date in
advance, a 25% deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Final
payment is due thirty days prior to your trip. If we receive written notice within 60 days
of your trip, you will receive a full refund, less a $50.00 booking fee.
We accept all major
credit cards and PayPal!