Pilgrim Paddles

Pilgrim Paddles advocates fun, skillful, efficient, and safe paddling. We offer certified paddling instruction in canoe, kayak, and paddleboarding (SUP) as well as paddling tours in the Rochester Minnesota area and beyond. We love small groups and training youth and those leading youth groups. We are canine-friendly, and can repair or advise repairs to wood, fiberglass, and polyethylene.

Be aware that the waiver, checklist of what to wear and bring, and COVID19 procedures document is now online. Contact Jeff@pilgrimpaddles.com for scheduling.

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, and these thoughts on What to Wear When to have a safe and enjoyable paddle.

Sessions can be arranged to suit you or you can attend a scheduled event. With 2021, a new dog trainer has arrived. Please welcome Jasper with patience, but never forget Baxter.

American Canoe Association certifications and endorsements:

  • Solo river canoe

  • Tandem river canoe

  • River kayak

  • Coastal kayak

  • Standup paddleboard

  • Coastal kayak trip leader

  • Adaptive paddling