Adaptive Kayaking

Three different types of adaptive kayaking opportunities are available to you!

“Come Try It” events are half-day gatherings where you can take a short outing to see if kayaking is a sport for you. If you like it, the Foundation offers you options to improve your kayaking skills and to take guided paddling trips.

Want to improve your kayaking skills? The Foundation offers “SmartStart Paddling” and “Quickstart Your Kayak” training programs led by an American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instructor. The half to full day programs include instruction on the kayaking environment, safety and rescues, equipment, paddling skills and maneuvers.

2020 Kayaking Events Calendar

Adaptive Paddling Events Dates / Times 9am - 4pm

Mar 22 (Sun) Due to covid-19 this event has been Canceled

April 4 (Sat) Due to covid-19 this event has been Canceled

April 19 (Sun) Due to covid-19 this event has been Canceled

May 2 (Sat) Due to covid-19 this event has been Canceled

May 17 (Sun) Due to covid-19 this event has been Canceled

June 20 (Sat) Battle Island Adventure Club

Kayaking Leader Training 2020 Schedule (Leader Training Only)

Feb 1 (Sat) Trip Leader Training (9 am - 3 pm est)

Feb 15 (Sat) Alternate date for Trip Leader training

Next Kayaking Event (Waiting For Update)








Adaptive Kayaking Video

Really want to get out there? Come along guided, half-day trips on the beautiful coastal waters around Battle Island and New Smyrna Beach. The trips will include a Florida Master Naturalist that will share information about the plants and animals in Florida’s magical coastal systems.

Adaptive paddling volunteers needed!

To speak with someone about Volunteering for the Foundation’s Adaptive Kayaking Program, please contact Bob Lovelace at


how to volunteer for Kayaking

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

Want to talk with someone about the Foundation’s kayak program? Please fill out the form below and we will follow up with you shortly or you can use our LiveBOT  on the bottom right that may be able to answer any questions you may have now.


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