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Serving Northwest Colorado since 1980 with top quality kayak instruction. Our most popular program is structured for those who have never paddled on moving water or never kayaked before. Our 3 hour lesson is a great way for you and your family to...more
800 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005
+1 970-879-8794
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a great morning SUPing with Barry on the beautiful yampa. Barry was a great teacher,an excellent conversationalist; he did a great job catering to the different skill levels of my husband and I and challenging each of us to improve...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Our first SUP lesson on the Yampa River was an amazing experience for the entire family! Everyone at Mountain Sports Kayak School was very friendly and helpful. Our guide, Barry, was a great teacher (especially for my 10 and 14 year old) and taught us...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Learning to kayak was an awesome thing for my family to do together. I was surprised by how easy it could be. It was refreshing learning that I was capable of doing something as physically and mentally challenging as this complex sport.

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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Great fun for all including 16 yr and 10 yr children. They gave the skills to feel comfortable and experiences to challenge you. Saw beaver dams and birds carry off fish. They were patient and fun. They even offered to take pictures. You feel like...More

Thank Amzz1
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful experience!!! Friendly, top notch customer service. Our guide was Matt and he did a great job preparing us for the rapids. I was a little anxious going into it but he was very skilled and patient at giving tips and tricks. Felt very safe....More

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Barry and crew are first rate. We had a group of nine with the youngest age 7 and everyone had a blast!

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

AND WE DID !!! My wife & I lake kayak & canoe, but this was our first time in a river -- w/ lots of rocks & some limited white water. AUG the river is low, less than 10% of Spring during the thaw. A...More

1  Thank LoboCPA1
MartinBradleySmith, Manager at Mountain Sports Kayak School, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Glad you had a great time! Hope to see you guys next time your in Steamboat!! Thanks for the great review! Marty

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We signed up to kayak through the ranch we were vacationing at without really paying attention to the planned activity. Arrived at Mountain Sports Kayak School and were greeted warmly. Fitted with the appropriate safety gear and then headed off to the river. All equipment...More

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MartinBradleySmith, Manager at Mountain Sports Kayak School, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thanks for the great review Debbie! Glad you had a great time and hope to see you again next time you guys are out at the ranch! Marty

Reviewed 16 August 2016

My husband and I signed up for the "Never Ever Lesson" which is a 3 hour lesson intended for beginners was perfect. Our class had one other couple so it was a small group. The father and son team were both exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable....More

Thank carolynflowers
MartinBradleySmith, Manager at Mountain Sports Kayak School, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Hey Carolyn Thanks for the review i just saw it! Hope to see you guys next time your in Steamboat! And we will work on missing a few more rocks next time ;) Cheers, Marty

Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Had so much fun paddle boarding with our guide who was extremely knowledgeable, experienced and above all patient. The river was beautiful as we meandered down, and I was surprised at how much easier it was than I imagined. They even took photos for us...More

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MartinBradleySmith, Manager at Mountain Sports Kayak School, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thanks for the review Rainey! Im just seeing all these review from last summer and getting excited for this coming season! Hope to see you guys again next time your in Steamboat! Cheers, Marty

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Wendy A
28 November 2016|
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Response from MartinBradleySmith | Property representative |
Hey Wendy, some years we do lessons in March and some years we don't because its snowing still... we hope its still snowing but if now we will be doing lessons. best to give us a call and we can answer your questions as... More