|Tuition||$3,600 Learn about Financial Aid|
|Type||Prime - 23 & Over|
|Start/End||Palmer, NOLS Alaska|
|Fly in/out||Anchorage, NOLS Alaska|
“I loved being in nature and being able to share the experience with people who shared the same values. I appreciated the keen eye of my peers and instructors and found our itinerary to be perfect :)”
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.
“I really appreciated learning about sea kayaking and the environment of Prince William Sound with the particular instruction I received from Donna and Yuri, as well as my teammates. As a result of the course, I feel a newfound sense of joy in experiencing the outdoors with other people.”
The boundlessness of the place will grab you first, for there is nowhere as far-flung as Alaska. It will alter your concept of space.
Glaciers calve into the sea, Arctic tundra stretches beyond the horizon, rugged and expansive mountains reach into the sky, wildlife is abundant, and humans are scarce.
The Land of the Midnight Sun has a whopping 238 million acres of public land. The around-the-clock daylight of summer, the vast geographic distance from the Lower 48, and the variety of cultures set it apart. From our state-of-the-art headquarters in the historic Matanuska Valley outside Palmer to one of our operations bases in Fairbanks or Petersburg, we’ll outfit you with everything you need for an expedition into the wild.
No other organization offers the breadth of opportunities in Alaska that NOLS does, from the Arctic Circle to the Southcentral coastal ranges to the Southeast archipelagos.
Backpacking, sea kayaking, or mountaineering: no matter how you choose to explore Alaska, you’ll learn with NOLS all you need to know about living and traveling in this vast wilderness.