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Kayak Course on the Bay of Paraty

Preço R$450 8 hours | Difficulty: Medium
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Kayak Course on the Bay of Paraty

R$450 por pessoa

Duration: 8 hours | Difficulty: Medium | Paddling time: 5-6 hours

Improve your paddling skills on this one day ACA Kayak Course in Paraty

Perfect warm water conditions for practice, practice, practice!

✔️ Control your kayak more effectively with sea kayaking techniques and manoeuvres.

✔️ Boost confidence knowing you can rescue yourself and others.

✔️ Expert instruction with ACA (American Canoe Association) certified Sea Kayaking Instructor (level 3).

✔️ Explore beautiful sandy beaches, tropical islands and mangrove with the skills and techniques included in the course.

✔️ Top quality equipment included – closed cockpit fibre-glass individual sea kayaks, imported paddles (Werner), dry bags and safety equipment provided. 

✔️ ACA Certificate of participation on completion of course.

Sea Kayak Course description and information

This one day sea kayak course is run by an American Canoe Association (ACA) qualified sea kayak instructor in the picturesque colonial town of Paraty. Located midway between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Paraty is easily accessible by road yet far enough from the big cities to offer you the most amazing sea kayaking in Brazil.

On this one day course we work on the main sea kayaking techniques, manoeuvres and rescues in the warm water bay of Paraty. With over 50 islands and more than 100 beaches Paraty has been rightly called a ´sea kayaker’s paradise’ by National Geographic Magazine. The perfect scenario for developing your paddling skills!

Still not sure? Check out this video of the Kayak Tour with Paraty Explorer

What experience do I need? 

No previous kayaking experience is required for the ACA level 2 course. We will begin with the basics and build your skill set and confidence.

We paddle for 4 to 5 hours during the day with plenty of breaks.

To get the most out of the course you should be fairly fit and comfortable swimming or floating (with lifejacket) in deep water.

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  • Local de Saída
    The bay of Paraty
  • Horário
  • Horário de Retorno
  • O que vestir
    Swimsuit (shorts/ bikini), hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, snack, repellent. We provide dry bags for cel phones. Don’t forget your camera!
Top quality individual fibre-glass sea kayaks used on the course

Flat, warm waters in the bay of Paraty provide the perfect conditions for the kayak course

The course starts with paddling and safey Instruction
Passeio de Caiaque em Paraty
Experienced ACA certified Kayak Instructor to demonstrate, correct and help you improve your paddling
Practical and intensive this course develops your skill set of kayaking techniques and manoeuvres
Assisted rescue (pictured) and self rescue techniques included in the course to boost your confidence on paddling trips
The islands and beaches of the bay of Paraty make this a beautiful classroom!
Passeio de Caiaque em Paraty
With a chance to put your newly aquired paddling skills to the test as you guide your kayak through the mangrove
Paraty Bay - Manguezal
Where you will also have a great chance to spot wildlife
Passeio de Caiaque em Paraty

What to take on the Kayak Course: Water - Minimum 1.5L, Cash, Swimsuit (shorts/ bikini), sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, picnic/ snacks for lunch, repellent. We provide dry bags for cel phones.


Location: The Kayak Course takes place on the flat, warm waters of the Bay of Paraty. We will stop at islands and beaches and paddle the mangrove, providing the tide is high enough.

Level of Difficulty: Medium. We paddle approximately 4-5 hours with breaks and stops for theory and onland demonstration and practice. 

Instructor: student: 1:5 ratio. Course requirements: minimum of 2 people; Maximum 10 people (2 instructors)

Minimum age: 14 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For families we recommend private courses - contact us for more info.

Postponement and Cancellation Policy: In case of bad weather you can switch to another tour, postpone or cancel.

Covid-19: We follow safety protocols.


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