|Location||NOLS Pacific Northwest|
|Tuition||$5,660 Learn about Financial Aid|
|Fly in/out||Seattle, Washington|
High School Credit
“I learned so much about sailing and sea kayaking. I became a competent outdoorsperson and learned what it takes to be a leader. It was incredibly rewarding to learn these lessons against the beautiful Pacific Northwest backdrop from outstanding leaders and with amazing new life-long friends.”
When you choose to sail with NOLS, you'll learn how to read tidal charts, the finer points of coastal navigation and all the expedition skills you'll need in this dynamic environment.
NOLS sea kayak courses travel to some of the world's greatest locations for ocean paddling, from Alaska's famous Prince William Sound and the unique coastal desert ecosystem of Mexico's Gulf of California to the remote fjords of Patagonian Chile. You'll practice basic and advanced strokes and rescue techniques while traveling in a variety of water conditions.
“The feedback I received about myself and the opportunities to reflect and talk about our experience were so rewarding for me. NOLS has allowed me to grow and flourish individually and in a group context.”
Forest and ocean. Glacier and river. Heather and pine. This is the Pacific Northwest, with its temperate rain forests, stunning ice-covered volcanoes, hidden bays and coves, and lush old-growth forests.
Home to bald eagles, black bears, mountain goats, elk, porpoises, and whales, this will be your classroom. The Pacific Northwest is the birthplace of the outdoor industry, and NOLS has been the region’s outdoor education pioneer for more than 35 years.
We specialize in courses for outdoor educators and trip leaders, and our easy-to-access facilities in Conway, Wash., an hour north of Seattle, were specifically designed to support NOLS’ educational expeditions.
We’ll outfit you with everything you’ll need for an expedition into spectacular backcountry, from Oregon to British Columbia. Whatever your method of exploration—sea kayaking, rock climbing, glacier mountaineering, backpacking, or sailing—you’ll be in for the experience of a lifetime.