Flatwater Kayak Safety & Rescue

Lake Gleason Park, Deltona


Our Flatwater Kayak Safety & Rescue course introduces essential flatwater safety practices and rescue techniques that can be performed with a minimum of equipment – in the first few minutes of an emergency. The course covers key self-rescue skills for different mobility levels, and kayak types as well as assisted rescues, rope handling skills, and more. The focus is on fast, simple, low-risk rescue techniques to manage minor in-water incidents.

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4 Hours

$160 per person

Season: Year Round
Activity Type: Kayak Lessons
Difficulty Level: Level rating 1
Group Size: 1-5 Students
Tour Length: 4 Hours

Difficulty Level 1

Scale of 1-5. 1 least difficult; 5 most difficult

Solitude Level

Scale of 1-5. 1 least solitue; 5 most solitude

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  • 3-5 people: $160 per person
  • 2 people: $210 per person
  • 1 person: $220

*Prices do not include gratuity for your instructor.

Class Dates & Booking

Class Dates & Booking

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Class Details

Class Details

What’s Included?

We are happy to provide you with a kayak (paddle and PFD included) to use during your class free of charge. This is particularly beneficial when you are just starting out and are still trying to figure out which kayak is right for you.

If you already own a kayak it is advisable to learn and get used to your own kayak. However, we may require you to use one of our kayaks if we consider yours to be unsafe or inappropriate for the class.

What’s Not Included? (Recommended)

  • Quick dry clothes
  • Water / river shoes
  • Warm wool or fleece top (Winter)
  • Waterproof rain jacket or poncho
  • Sun protection (sunhat, sunglasses, sun screen)
  • Towel (to dry off afterwards)
  • Gratuity for your instructor
  • Dress according to the weather (bring extra layers in cold weather)
  • For any of our rescue classes participants are asked to dress for complete immersion
  • Drinking water

Class Logistics

Where do we meet?

You will meet your instructor at the public boat ramp at Gleason Lake Park in Deltona.

Flatwater Kayak Safety & Rescue
Lake Gleason, 1019 East Gaucho Circle, Deltona, FL, USA

Driving Directions

From Orlando:
Get on I-4 E and head towards Deltona.
Take exit 108 toward Debary Ave.
Turn left onto Debary Ave, then take another left onto Deltona Blvd (pass McDonald’s on the left).
Turn right onto Cloverleaf Blvd. then turn left onto E Gaucho Cir.
Your destination will be on the right. We will meet you by the lake front.

Safety Considerations

Your safety is our top priority. Our kayak lessons are led by professional instructors, certified by the American Canoe Association (ACA), each with years of teaching experience. We’ve developed comprehensive risk management protocols that our instructors adhere to in case of an emergency. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 407-267-9950 for more information.


Your lesson will be led by a trained, experienced professional with a solid teaching background, years of personal kayaking experience, and a passion for teaching people the ins and outs of kayaking. Check out our Meet Our Team page for staff bios.

Group Size And Age Restrictions

The maximum group size is 5 students. If you have more questions about group size, please give us a call at 407-267-9950 and we’ll answer all your questions.

Age restrictions are as follows:

  • 10 years and older to join kayak lessons, underaged require adult supervision.

Weather In Central Florida

Central Florida on average maintains warm temperatures throughout the entire year with slightly lower temperatures during the winter months. Summers, lasting from May to October, are long, warm and particularly humid. Rain showers are common during this time of the year. The winter month are short, cool, and dry, lasting from December to February. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 52°F (11°C)to 91°F (33°C).

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