The HCKC Sea Kayak Fleet organizes kayaking trips and training for touring and sea kayaks. In addition to day trips to nearby lakes, we often do overnight or extended trips on Indiana lakes, the Great Lakes and Atlantic Coastal Areas.
Touring & Sea Kayak Training Include: (details below)
Introduction to Paddling & Intermediate Paddling Training (see HCKC Calendar)
Open Water Rescue Training Geist Reservoir, Indiana
Open Water Skills and Training on Lake Michigan
Tuesday Night Conditioning Paddle Eagle Creek
Pool Practice (see HCKC Calendar)
2023 Trips Include
Extended Trips this year include Beaufort, North Carolina, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan and the Apostle Islands. Weekend trips include Lake Michigan, the Detroit River, Monroe Reservoir Overnight and East Fork Lake, Ohio. Day trips include Cataract Falls, Brookville Lake, Geist Reservoir and the Ohio River.
Click here to view the complete HCKC Sea Kayak Calendar.
If you haven't led a trip before, email or call one of the Sea Kayak co-chairs and we would be glad to work with you on your first trip. Sea Kayak Trip Sponsor's Guide will help you learn the ropes. For each event, participants will sign the HCKC Waiver.
Anyone with a touring kayak or sea kayak is welcome to join us.
Sea Kayaking News and Spontaneous Trips: The Google E-mail list is used (SEAKAYAKHCKC@googlegroups.com) to let people know about upcoming events, spontaneous paddles and to discuss touring/SK questions.
Contact Linda Decker to be added to the E-Mail list.
If you are just getting started as a Sea Kayaker here are some helpful hints Getting Started Sea Kayaking.docx
A new addition is the HCKC Trip Levels grid and the Sea/Touring Kayak Trip Requirements for Personal and Group Safety.
Mobile device link to HCKC SK Trip Levels Trip Level Guide 1-2021.docx
Sea/Touring Kayak Trip Paddler Requirements for Personal & Group Safety
Planning and Preparation for Trip
Registering for the Trip
On the Water
Eagle Creek Tuesday Evening Paddles: In 2022, we will meet for training paddles at Eagle Creek on Tuesday afternoons and evenings from May 3rd through September 27th. Watch the newsletter for details and for the available Tuesday night park pass.