We offer the following classes at Tanana Lakes on Tuesdays.

Sign up ahead of time since class size is limited.

ACA syllabus is linked to the class title.


Quickstart Kayak (winter availability)                                                       $80/student                       4 hours

Quickstart Canoe (winter availability)                                                      $80/student                       4 hours

Level 1 Introduction to Kayaking               (no prerequisite)                    $160/ student                    8 hours

Level 1 Introduction to canoeing                (no prerequisite)                   $160/student                     8 hours

Level 2 Essentials of River Kayaking (prerequisite level 1)                     $160/student                     8 hours minimum

Level 2 Essentials of River Canoeing (prerequisite level 1)                     $160/student                     8 hours minimum

Level 2 Essentials of Canoe Touring (prerequisite level 1)                      $160/student                     8 hours minimum


We recommend you bring the following:

2 changes of clothes (just in case, though you should plan to get at least one set soaked, since you will be going in the water at least once)

A towel



Bug spray


Any paddling gear you may own that you want to improve your proficiency with (but we'll provide anything you don't bring)



Quickstart your Kayak or Quickstart your Canoe class is $80 and is scheduled as a 4 hour sessions. These classes are usually scheduled Tuesdays. 

Level 1 Essentials of Kayaking or Essentials of Canoeing are available at Tanana Lakes. This class is generally offered on Tuesday.The Level 1 course is 8 hours of instruction and costs $160.

Level 2 Essentials of River kayaking, River Canoeing, or Canoe Touring are available to be scheduled to your needs. Level 2 requires a prerequisite level 1 completion and is an additional 8 hours of instruction. This class must be conducted at a river setting so the venue is subject to conditions. Level 2 is $160.

Please call or email to sign up.


About the Instructors

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Anthony Mustered fell in love with Alaska in the mid 90’s and decided to make it home. Since then he has spent his time exploring this great state and loving every minute of it. Anthony is an Eagle Scout with first aid and emergency preparedness training, which can come in handy as he is an avid outdoorsman. He has been paddling all his life, and loves to be on the water. He also enjoys reading and computer games, but mostly in the winter when the paddling opportunities are sparse.

Cathryn "Cat" Fordham loves challenging herself and learning new skills, which include (but aren't limited to) juggling, ham radio, climbing, music, cycling, and Epic. She grew up in Virginia, but fell in love with Alaska when she moved to Seward for a summer job in 2006. Despite having a degree in linguistics, her variety of occupations have included everything from dog grooming to surveying, and she has learned primarily that being active is what makes her happiest.