Experience a day in the life of a kayak guide.

From distributing gear before a tour to enjoying time with guests on the water, teens ages 13 and up will join the crew for a day, learning the basics of preparing for and guiding a kayak tour.

This is an ideal opportunity for a fun and responsible young adult who is truly passionate about kayaking. Participants will join a guide for 2 tours throughout the day. Specific itineraries vary based on the day’s schedule, but learning and adventure are always guaranteed.

Leadership certification program includes:

  • Two kayak excursions – with leadership opportunities!
  • Morning of learning technical and leadership skills!
  • Afternoon putting those skills to practice!
  • Fox River Kayaking Company T-Shirt!
  • 50% off of kayak rentals for the remainder of the season upon successful completion!

$100 Program


Our tours are safe and enjoyable for novice and advanced paddlers alike. Our sit-on-top kayaks are safe and sturdy for paddlers of all ages and experience levels.

We never guarantee a tour location in advance. Our priority is always safety, and our guides always pick the safest location for us to go paddling, based on wind strength/direction and group ability.

Looking for more info? Check out our FAQs, Weather, or About Us page to learn more!


We do our best to get on the water every day. Sometimes the conditions do not allow for this (i.e. thunder, lightning, very windy). When this happens, we will try to reschedule you to another time or day. If you are unable to reschedule, you will receive a full refund.

If the conditions are good, but you are unable to make it, we request that you give us notice at least 24 hours in advance in order to receive a full refund. This ensures that we can take as many people paddling as possible.