You Can Learn
to Paddle a Touring Kayak
- Touring kayaks
are stable and easy to paddle.
- Picture yourself
paddling across a glass smooth lake at sunset. Effortlessly, in total
sync with nature.
- Kayaking is
excellent low impact exercise.
- Kayaks can take
you places where there are no roads, phones, radios or clocks.
- Kayaks are easy
to transport and reasonably priced.
- There is a kayak
made to fit everyone.
A kayak school
- Our school is
specially designed for beginners.
- Classes are limited
to eight to allow time for personal instruction.
- Classes last 3-4 hours.
- Kayaks, paddles,
and life jackets (pfd's) are included in the price.
- All Equipment is state of the art-Hurricane Kayaks-Heritage Kayaks-Northwater-Bending Branches Paddles.
is what you'll learn
- How to safely
enter and exit a kayak.
- The correct paddle
strokes to make the kayak turn, track, and glide.
- How to properly
and safely transport and store kayaks.
- The differences
in kayak designs, and materials.
- You'll get to
try different kayaks and paddles to see what works best for you.
- We'll help you
make informed buying decisions for the equipment you need to get started
in the sport.
- We'll show you
how to find great places to explore near your home.
- You must be signed
up a minimum of two days before a class.
- The class fee
of $95.00 must be paid in full in order to reserve a class position.
- The fee is not
refundable unless you cancel two days before the class.
- We accept credit
cards, checks, and money orders.
are held throughout the season for those needing to brush up on skills,
add some new ones, and learn capsize and re-entry techniques
Private lessons are
available by appointment for students wishing to accelerate the learning
curve or focus on specific skills.
Our Tours have proven
to be very popular and give students an opportunity to relax and enjoy
the Land of Falling Waters.
Quiet World Sports
is in Jackson, Michigan, located in the south central part of the state.
The Indian name for the area means Land of Falling Waters. Four major
Michigan rivers have their source in Jackson County, The Grand, Portage,
Kalamazoo and Raison.
We are about an
hour from Detroit, 90 minutes from Grand Rapids, 90 minutes from Toledo
OH and 45 minutes from Lansing.
We meet at our
headquarters check in, and then go to one of three launch sites, depending
on prevailing winds.
If you wish to stay
over in Jackson, we can provide you with campground and motel lists.
Also in Jackson is Michigan Speedway, Cascades Park, Waterloo Recreation
Area and more golf courses per capita than any place in the state.