Pilgrim Paddles advocates fun, skillful, efficient, and safe paddling. We offer certified paddling instruction in canoe, kayak, and standup paddleboard (SUP) as well as paddling tours and trips in the Rochester area and beyond. We love small groups and training youth and those leading youth groups. Also, we are canine-friendly! We can repair wood, fiberglass, and polyethylene.

Pilgrim Paddles

American Canoe Association certifications and endorsements:
  • Solo river canoe
  • Tandem river canoe
  • River kayak
  • Coastal kayak
  • Standup paddleboard
  • Coastal kayak trip leader

Now's the time everyone wants to get out on the water! Remember to bring (and wear!) your lifejacket, water, sunscreen, hat, and insect protection. See these Top Ten Tips from the American Canoe Association to have a safe and enjoyable paddle.

Sessions can be arranged to suit you or you can attend one scheduled with Rochester Community Education. New this season is a classroom session for Smartphone applications. Contact Jeff@pilgrimpaddles.com for scheduling.