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Kayak Lessons LLC has ACA certified kayak instructor offering foundational paddling courses. Our focus is on inclusivity where all are welcome. We are committed to setting people up for success and giving them the tools to have more fun on the water.
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ACA Certified Kayak Instructor, Founder

Heidi is an ACA certified kayak instructor with years of experience. She is passionate about sharing her love for kayaking with others and helping them develop the skills to enjoy it safely and confidently.


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Heidi Tybee

Our Courses

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Intro to Paddling

Our kayak lessons are the perfect way to introduce you to the exciting world of paddling! Our experienced instructors will teach you the foundations of kayaking in a fun, creative, and engaging way. With our lessons, you can enjoy a new and exciting outdoor activity.

Rescues and Games

Our Kayak rescue lessons are designed to help you learn the essential skills needed to mitigate risk. Our instructors will provide you with comprehensive instruction and hands-on practice in kayak rescue techniques, giving you the confidence to handle unexpected situations safely and efficiently. Join us and learn how to be prepared for any kayak rescue situation.


Our kayak one-on-one coaching classes provide personalized instruction tailored to your individual skills and goals. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the basics of kayaking, helping you to develop your skills and confidence in the water. With our personalized instruction, you'll be paddling like a pro in no time



Kayaking into Sunset
Heidi's approach helped me feel more confident in my boat and on the water. 


  • What areas do you work in?
    Based in the south east of Michigan. Depending on the needs I am available to travel. Contact for out of area quotes.
  • Are my instructors certified?
    All classes are taught by ACA (American Canoe Association) certified instructors. Additionally they also are CPR and First aid certified.
  • What should I bring?
    All lessons require you to bring your own paddling clothes, food and water. We’ll provide such as boats, paddles, and PFD's.
  • What are the class ratios?
    Maximum student: teacher ratio is 5:1. Ages: 14 and up.
  • Who can participate?
    Ages: 14 and up. Participants must meet the ACA eligibility requirements a vest-style pfd (life jacket) must be worn at all times wh
  • Can I participate if I don't have my own kayak?
    Yes, I have a limited number of recreational kayaks available for classes. When you contact me for classes please share your gear needs.
  • What is your refund policy?
    We understand that things come up. If you need to cancel you'll get 100% credit towards future classes.
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