Colson Kayak exists to provide adventurers with high-quality paddle-instruction to help them take their skills to the next level. Whether you’re new to kayaking or have been paddling for a while, we at Colson Kayak understand that we are all learning. Even the most advanced paddlers have skills to refine. As we progress in our skills, we are able to more deeply enjoy our time on the water and are able to explore new places with greater confidence. Join our ACA certified instructor and trip leader for fun and engaging classes and tours.
About Kyle Colson - Owner of Colson Kayak:
I started kayaking in 2005. I casually paddled on the Mississippi River and knew very little about moving-water and the hazards that come with it. I made many mistakes but thankfully, these mistakes didn't have any life-altering consequences. In 2011 I had the privilege of moving to the United Kingdom and received kayak training from a few high-level BCU instructors (British Canoe Union). While in the U.K., I also had the privilege of teaching kayak classes for various age groups and skill levels. I enjoy competing in adventure races and most recently (Summer 2018), I had the opportunity to guide kayak trips to the Apostle Islands in Northern Wisconsin while working for an outfitter. I recently received Trip Leader and Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor certifications.
Videos for Getting Started
Just a few places that kayaking has taken me...