Why Learn to Paddle?

The world of paddlesports provides a dynamic mode of travel to experience our region’s waterways. Standup paddleboarding, kayaking, and canoeing are excellent ways to explore our rivers, lakes, wetlands, and environments throughout the Finger Lakes region.

At Paddle-N-More, we encourage individuals to take lessons because we want to teach participants to be confident and competent paddlers. This increases the “fun-factor” of paddle-sports. Through our clinics, participants will learn the proper technique and skills necessary to succeed, be safe, and have fun while on the water. 

At Paddle-N-More, we are Stewards of Safety!

Paddle-N-More’s instructors are trained and certified as American Canoe Association (ACA) canoe, kayak, and/or standup paddleboard instructors. In addition to possessing the skills to demonstrate proper technique, these certifications mean that all instructors are trained in a wide range of teaching and communication methods so that, through Paddle-N-More’s lessons, participants will gain the confidence and skills for kayaking, canoeing and standup paddleboarding.

At Paddle-N-More, we want our customers to not only take a lesson, but come back and practice!  To do this, we offer one complimentary 2-hour rental to each individual who takes a lesson to get in practice.  Because, we know, at PNM, to become an excellent paddler, experience and time on the water are important to getting to the next level! You MUST take a lesson to take advantage of this offer.


Spaces are limited to 10 participants per clinic. Payment must be received 24-hours in advance to reserve a spot.
All lessons include a kayak, canoe or paddleboard and necessary gear. There is a discounted price for those who have their own kayak, canoe, or paddleboard.

Reguarly Scheduled Group Lessons are $55 for 2 hours which includes a complimentary rental so you can come back and practice!


Private lessons are by appointment only. Private one-on-one lessons are $95 for a lesson in kayaking, standup paddleboarding, and canoeing. For a private group lesson with more than three participants, it is regular price. Contact jennifer@paddle-n-more.com to schedule your private one-on-one or group lesson. 

Cancellation Policy

Lessons must be cancelled 24 hours prior the lesson/clinic to receive a full refund or receive a paddleshop credit. This credit does not expire and may be used for instruction or rentals at Paddle-N-More.