Alaska Sea Kayaking Symposium

The Alaska event will have instructors, guides, outfitters, retailers from around Alaska,
a variety of classes never offered before in a symposium, a 5 day lecture
series, and trade show. It is open to the public for a fun and educational
gathering on Resurrection Bay.



Our classes provide a comprehensive introductory, intermediate, and advanced
learning experiences to sea kayaking using a hands-on, experience based
approach with plenty of on-the-water practice and instruction. We have
weekend packages for beginners, advanced beginners intermediate, advanced,
and families. Our symposium includes kayak sessions with over 20 hours of
instruction; ocean, pool time, trade show and lecture series. Plus our
Keynote Presentation on Fox Island!


The Seward Sea Kayaking Symposium is working with the Alaska Sea Kayak
Symposium which is a non-profit organization funded through sponsorship and
student fees. Principal sponsors include: National Park Service, Alaska
SeaLife Center, Miller’s Landing, Hotel Edgewater, Alaska Kayak School,
Major Marine, the Alaska Railroad, and more.


Registration:


Your registration includes registration packet, (3) dinners, admittance to
the Lecture Series, and water taxi rides:


Symposium participants can select the following learning programs:


Friday Night: dinner hosted by Major Marine Cruises & Tours, All you can eat
Prime Rib! See all the places to kayak in Resurrection Bay and a special
kayaking presentation for all the participants aboard the M/V Star of the
North! You will cruise the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park.
Alaska Maritime Wildlife Refuge, the summer nesting area for thousands of
horned and tufted puffins. View Steller sea lions and catch orca, or “killer
whales,” and humpback whales as they play while you learn more about
kayaking.


Saturday Night: dinner hosted by Kenai Fjords Tours at Fox Island – Our
Keynote Speaker will be David Wm. Miller, Author of Exploring Alaska’s Kenai
Fjords.
Join us on a short bay trip to Fox Island, former home to Rockwell Kent
during 1918-1919. He was a painter, writer, political activist and man of
many talents. Fox Island is a magical mix of temperate rain forest, sculpted
cliffs, protected coves, and long pebbled beaches. The surrounding waters
teem with marine life including sea lions, sea otters, and whales. Dinner
will include grilled wild Alaska salmon, fresh tossed salad, delicious corn
on the cob, rice and rolls.


Sunday Night: dinner hosted by Miller’s Landing End located out at Lowell
Point for a buffet dinner and entertainment. A great way to end the Kayak
Fest weekend celebration w/ LiveKayak Races- balances safety and enthusiasm
Emersion issues!


Lecture Series:


A full 5 days of professional presentations and slide shows. Symposium
lecturers include the Alaska SeaLife Center, National Park Service, NOAA, US
Coast Guard Auxiliary, and more. They will be focusing on a variety of
presentations focusing on Safety, Technique, and Natural History.


Lecture Series Cost Per Person = $50.00
Single Lecture Cost = $5.00
Keynote Speaker and Dinner = $50.00


Free Public Activities


Everyone is welcome at the Seward Sea Kayaking Symposium. The following
weekend events are open to all with:


  1. On Water Boat Demonstrations (Open to the general public on
    Saturday. Health and liability waivers are required to try out different
    boats.)

  2. Visit Outfitter and Retailer Booths.
  3. Trade Show Entrance is Free.


More information:
www.aksks.org/detail.php?id=1

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