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Paddleboat Operator Courses

Paddle Boat Operator Course I: Intro

Age 18+ Years Old 1 day (8 hours) $100
An introduction into paddle boat operation.
Minimum Gear Requirements
Appropriate attire for weather (drysuit, wetsuit, etc.)
Helmet (lightweight water or kayak helmet)
PFD (USCG Type III or V)
Shoes (thick-soled water booties or tennis shoes)
Throw bag
Two locking carabineers
Prerequisites
Basic swimming ability.
Course Capacity
8 – 18 participants.

Paddle Boat Operator Course II: Development

Age 18+ Years Old 2 day (16 – 18 hours) $199
Continue honing paddling skills while being tested in class II+ whitewater.
Minimum Gear Requirements
Appropriate attire for weather (drysuit, wetsuit, etc.)
Helmet (lightweight water or kayak helmet)
PFD (USCG Type III or V)
Shoes (thick-soled water booties or tennis shoes)
Throw bag
Two locking carabineers
Prerequisites
Basic swimming ability.
Course Capacity
8 – 18 participants.

Paddle Boat Operator Course III: Advanced

Age 18+ Years Old 2 day (16 – 18 hours) $199
Learn about advanced paddling techniques, the avoidance of common river hazards and raft recoveries.
Minimum Gear Requirements
Appropriate attire for weather (drysuit, wetsuit, etc.)
Helmet (lightweight water or kayak helmet)
PFD (USCG Type III or V)
Shoes (thick-soled water booties or tennis shoes)
Throw bag
Two locking carabineers
Prerequisites
Completion of Paddle Boat Operator 1 course.
Basic swimming ability.
Course Capacity
8 – 18 participants.

USNWC Swiftwater Refresher – Intro to Paddle Boat Operator Course

Age 18+ Years Old 2 day (16 hours) $199
A two-day course designed to fortify techniques and knowledge for swiftwater rescues and introduce participants to Paddle Boat Operator training.
Minimum Gear Requirements
Appropriate attire for weather (drysuit, wetsuit, etc.)
Helmet (lightweight water or kayak helmet)
PFD (USCG Type III or V)
Shoes (thick-soled water booties or tennis shoes)
Throw bag
Two locking carabineers
Prerequisites
Basic swimming ability.
Minimum of 1x swiftwater course within past 3 years.
Course Capacity
8 – 18 participants.