Take the express track to Whitewater Kayaking thrills. This is like first-time tandem skydiving with an instructor, on water.
Dynamic Duo Tandem Kern River Whitewater Kayaking Class
No prior experience is needed! Feel the rush of paddling in the front of a two-person whitewater kayak with a skilled instructor at the controls in the back of the boat.
We help paddle you down the Lickety Split class II-III section of the Kern River for the sheer fun and excitement of the sport. Your guide gives you all the instruction you need as the two of you together maneuver through the fun rapids of the Kern for an hour’s worth of pure whitewater fun.
This is also a great trip to experience with a friend, spouse, or significant other in another Dynamic Duo with an instructor. It is a gas to watch them go through a rapid at the same time! If you simply want to experience the rush of whitewater kayaking before putting in the time and effort in acquiring the skills, this is the fast track, quickie way to go. Weight and age limits apply.
Schedule & Duration
Months of operation: March – September
Available every day at 8:30 a.m.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your class
Must be at least 14 years old
Must weigh between 50 and 250 lbs.
Please wear shoes that will stay on your feet in the water, such as tennis shoes, water shoes, or sandals that have a heel strap. No flip-flops or bare-feet!
All kayaking classes require a minimum number of guests. If participant numbers are not met we will notify you and provide various options for your class to go on
All of our trips may be adjusted based on water levels and/or other conditions
You may cancel 45 or more days before your Sierra South trip date and receive a full refund less a $25 processing fee per person. Cancellations made 44 days or fewer before trip date are non-refundable. If you must cancel, please try to find a friend to take your space. All trips go rain or shine. However, we reserve the right to alter or cancel a trip/class due to high- or low-water conditions, other such uncontrollable situations, or insufficient reservations. Only in the case of canceled trips are trip fees refundable. Upon approval by our main office, refunds will be sent via mail. Refunds cannot be granted by guides, nor can refunds be given if you leave a trip or class early for any reason. Sierra South is not liable for other costs incurred in association with a canceled trip. We suggest trip insurance such as Travelguard.com to cover any unexpected situations.
Some of our trips require a minimum number of guests to operate. The Dynamic Duo Tandem Whitewater Kayak trip requires a minimum and maximum of 2 guests. We will attempt to contact you if the minimums have not been met for the activity that you have chosen prior to the trip date. Minimum numbers can be met through one or multiple reservations and can be met up to the day before the trip. You can call 800-457-2082 for up-to-date trip status.
Water Levels Change:
Trips may be substituted or changed due to water level.
Responsibility & Liability:
All Sierra South trips and classes involve physical activity and include certain elements of risk. We make every effort to run trips and classes in the finest, most fun-filled manner as possible. However, we cannot guarantee your safety. It is your responsibility to evaluate your level of fitness and to select a trip or class which is appropriate for you. Seek medical advice before your trip if you question your physical condition. It is your responsibility to follow our instructions.
Everyone will be required to sign a release of liability/assumption of risk form and photography/video waiver form before departure. Minors under 18 must bring a release form signed by their parent or legal guardian.
No Unaccompanied Minors:
Minors must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.
Sierra South operates under permits issued by: Sequoia National Forest, Klamath National Forest, and the National Park Service/Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Sierra South is an equal opportunity recreation service provider.