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L.l.Bean Discovery course descriptions


L.L.Bean’s Kayaking
Discovery Course  

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A great way to learn the basic paddling techniques and safety skills of this popular sport.

Friday, August 17, 2018
2:00 – 4:30pm.
Arrive 15 minutes early (1:45) at L.L.Bean Discovery by the large L.L.Bean Bean boot

Prerequisite: None
Activity level: Easy
Minimum age: 8 (14 and under with parent or guardian)
Cost: $25/person (Up to 14 participants)
Reserve Your Spot Now:  Please call Peter or Sandy at 1-888-270-2326.

Course Description: Exploring nature in a kayak is a healthy and fun way to enjoy the outdoors. Our course begins with a brief introduction and safety talk from our friendly paddling instructors, who will share their knowledge gained from years of kayaking. They'll outfit you with a personal flotation device (PFD), kayak and paddling equipment, giving you insight on the best ways to set up your boat. Then, you'll receive instruction on a variety of paddling techniques. This is a great course for all levels of fitness. 

After you feel comfortable on the water, you'll set out in a kayak on a guided, interpretive tour with your group. You'll experience the freedom of skimming across the water, learning about the ecosystem and history of the area.

All necessary paddling equipment is provided.


L.L.Bean’s Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Discovery Course

A great way to try this fun and easy sport. Learn all the basic paddling techniques and safety skills you'll need to play on the water.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018
1:00 – 3:00pm.
Arrive 15 minutes early (12:45pm) at L.L.Bean Discovery by the large L.L.Bean Bean boot

Prerequisite: None
Activity level: Easy
Cost: $25/person (Up to 10 participants)
Reserve Your Spot Now:  Please call Peter or Sandy at 1-888-270-2326.

Course Description: Discover how easy it is to balance on top of the water. Our paddle boarding starter course is an excellent opportunity to learn the basic strokes and skills you'll need for maneuvering a paddle board, allowing you to explore scenic lakes, coves and inlets.

Our course begins with a brief introduction and safety talk from our friendly paddling instructors, who will share their accumulated wisdom from years of paddle boarding. They'll outfit you with a personal flotation device (PFD), paddle board and paddling equipment, giving you insight on the best ways to set up your board. You'll receive instruction on a variety of paddling strokes and have the opportunity to practice each stroke by the shore.

After you feel comfortable on the water, you'll set out in a guided, interpretive tour with your group. You'll experience the freedom of skimming across the water, learning about the ecosystem and history of the area.

All necessary paddleboarding equipment is provided.


Additional details: 

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L.L.Bean does not usually cancel events due to inclement weather. However, we reserve the right to cancel an event at any time due to severe weather, low enrollment or other concerns. If L.L.Bean cancels your event, you will receive a full refund for the cost of your reservation.

Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy

*Synthetic clothing dries quickly and is the best choice for outdoor pursuits. Please do not wear cotton clothing. When wet, cotton rapidly robs the heat from your body and takes a long time to dry. We also recommend you dress in multiple layers, allowing you more flexibility to comfortably respond to the weather conditions and your level of exertion.