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Learn to Kayak Class

Learn to Kayak Class

Regular price $149.00 USD
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Richmond Marina: Public Boat Launch

This class will introduce you to the fundamentals of kayaking in a comfortable setting and at a relaxed pace. You will learn about proper strokes and paddling technique, and get the chance to practice these new skills on a beautiful, local waterway. REI's expert guides will also teach the basics of water safety, trip planning, and how to have an enjoyable time on the water. This is a great way to build a new skill set or improve upon what you already know about kayaking. REI provides kayaks, paddles and all necessary safety equipment.

  •  Learn how to launch and stay comfortable in a kayak
  •  Practice the forward, reverse, and sweep paddle strokes
  •  Get exposure to the fundamentals of on the water safety

Bring to class:


  •  Personal Prescription Medications - Including, but not limited to, epinephrine auto-injectors for anaphylactic allergies.
  •  Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  •  Synthetic Quick Dry Clothing
  •  Water Bottle
  •  Water Shoes/Sandals - Foot attire that will protect your feet and is okay to get wet. (e.g. Teva, Chaco, Keen (not flip-flops)


  • Face Covering(s) - Masks should be two or more layers and fit snugly under the chin and over the nose and mouth. Please come prepared with more than one as your primary mask may get wet and no longer be functional.
  •  Lip Balm/Protection
  •  Paddling Gloves
  •  Sunglasses
  •  Waterproof Camera
  •  Wide Brim Hat w/ Retainer - Sun protective & safe in case of wind

Gear provided:

  •  Dry Bag
  •  Group First Aid Kit - Contents include wound care items and over the counter medications for minor injuries and illnesses
  •  Kayak
  •  Lifejacket
  •  Paddle

More directions and information

There is limited free parking marked Marina Access Parking, just south of the circular turnaround. All other parking is within the gated parking area and has a $15 fee, but it's closest to the boat launch. There is a restroom at the Richmond Marina Office.

CANCELLATION POLICY UPDATE: For programs after January 1st, 2023 you will need to cancel at least 7 days before the program to receive a refund or no-cost reschedule. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the course for check-in and plan accordingly for travel time. Late arrivals cannot be accommodated as this disrupts the experience for all other participants on the course.

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What makes Classy Hippie Tea Co.  Special?

Classy Hippie Tea Co.  is building a global community through our commitment to sourcing, developing, and delivering the best and most beautiful tea to the people. We are the fastest growing tea company in the country right now. Every day we strive to develop beautiful teas, fair relations, and delicious approaches to living. 

Where is Classy Hippie Tea Co. blended?

All of our Tea is proudly blended at our Certified kitchen on 1st ave. in Sacramento, CA.

How many Tea Blends do you have?

22 signature teas

13 Herbal Blends

6 single origins

How do I store Classy Hippie Tea?

All teas have a shelf life, to encourage the most beautiful cup, Classy Hippie Tea Co should be served ideally within 3 months of purchase. Avoid putting your tea in the refrigerator or freezer as this can cause your leaves to become stale faster.

Each order of our 2oz of sommelier select blends are packaged in a resealable pouch with a one way degassing valve to keep your tea fresh with the packing date stamped on the back.

What makes your tea special?

We are Community-based, Creative, Local, Great product and we are devoted to our social mission.

What is specialty tea?

Specialty tea is the highest quality tea in the world and refers to tea that scores an 80 or above on a 100 point scale. Specialty teas are grown in special and ideal climates, and are distinctive because of their full cup taste and little to no defects. The unique flavors and tastes are a result of the special characteristics and composition of the soil in which they are produced.

Where is your tea from?

We import and have direct relationships with tea farmers around the world.   in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Indonesia, Guatemala, Brazil and Colombia. 

What is the difference between white, green, and black roasted teas?

Generally, light roast teas are more acidic, bright, with fruity flavors and less body  Note: Body refers to the mouthfeel - i.e. coffee feels thick and syrupy in the mouth or thin like tea.