Training on the Provo River, Utah & the Kern River, California

River Rafting & Kayaking Training & Instruction • What Makes Us Different


We offer comprehensive, in-person classes from river rafting and kayaking experts. Our instructors have been running rivers for decades all over the world. They have experienced many of the unknowns, hazards, and hard events. Learn skill and safety from instructors who have been through a variety of situations on diverse rivers in remote, exotic and wilderness environments. Train with our experts to raft and kayak with confidence and skill.

Customized Classes

Students receive customized materials, group learning and discussion. Our students receive time to physically demonstrate and practice skills with a dedicated trainer overseeing their technique. Class sizes are small so students receive excellent attention. Class curriculum and materials are structured with specific training outcomes and they are also flexible to fit students' specific goals, knowledge and abilities.

Small Classes • Focused Attention

Class sizes are small so each student has time to practice and demonstrate skills at his/her pace. Our instructors help students, who need the time, to overcome apprehensions and gain confidence. Classes are arranged so students with similar skills team up. No one is held back waiting for others to catch up and those who need more time, receive it. Each student receives focused attention allowing for highly-effective training and safety.

What You Get

Classroom instruction & written training materials.

Two (2) guided rafting & kayaking training trips & shuttle.

Hands-on, skills & drills instruction on the river.

Personal flotation device, helmet, paddles, safety throw ropes & river map.

Access to our live & recorded webinars, training videos & private groups.

Pricing & Pay

Purchase Online 24/7.

If you are coming with a group, reserve & secure your group's training online by booking your class & paying for your spot. Your team can find your booked class & sign-up for that same class & pay later.

Tiered pricing available with discounts for groups of 15 or more.

We can beat any outfitter's Raft & Kayak Training Class prices -- Just ask us!

Quick Facts

Class instructors are Lead River Guides with expert-level whitewater rafting & kayaking experience & swift water rescue, first aid & CPR training & certifications.

Classes run from 4-5 hours (from check-in to finish.)

Training runs on the Provo River & the Kern River feature Class I through Class III whitewater.

Rafts fit 4-16 people & inflatable kayaks fit 1-2 people. Hard shell kayaks available.

Age Minimum: For adults 18 & over. For youth classes, see Youth Training.


Learn the fundamentals of river rafting & kayaking:

Boat Handling, Paddling, Communication (verbal & and hand signals), Reading Water (scouting, hazard avoidance), Safety, Rescue , Edging, Rolling, Capsizing, Wet Exits, Trip Planning, Transportation, Developing Emergency Plans

Apply your boat handling & paddling skills on 2 river trips in easy-moving currents. As your confidence builds, move to faster water.

Learn to paddle correctly for successful, safe & fun river rafting & kayaking. We will show you the techniques involved in raft guiding, following raft guide commands & how to kayak as a team.

Learn to paddle correctly without bad form, bad habits or taking unnecessary risks.

This class gives you the best possible start to developing skills so you can get out on the rivers without an outfitter guide.

***We customize classes to you. If you want RAFTING ONLY or KAYAKING ONLY, tell us. If you want to focus on specific aspects of rafting or kayaking, let us know & we will plan your class with comprehensive focus on that topic.

***Rolling is not a pre-requisite.

***We offer private ADVANCED SKILLS rafting & kayaking training classes. If you & your group want to get on continuous whitewater to work on advanced boat control, hazard avoidance, scouting, running rapids & surfing standing waves - this class is for you! Call us for details.