Charlotte Kayaking 101

Fort Mill, South Carolina
Kayak, Food & Libations
12 Explorer Chicks
1/2 Day


Join Explorer Chick for a Private Women-Only Kayak Lesson and Dinner in Charlotte.

We’ll meet at Anne Close Spring Greenway, a 2,100-acre nature preserve outside of Charlotte. Spend a beautiful summer evening kayaking on the still waters of Lake Haigler! This class is designed to introduce those who have never kayaked to the sport of kayaking. We will meet at the Kayak Launch and start by covering appropriate gear for kayaking and how to fit it, how to choose a safe kayaking location based on your ability and how to safely and effectively get into and out of your boat. Once we’re out on the water we will cover some basic paddling technique, teaching paddlers how to move forward, turn, stop their boats and how to reverse. This session is intended to make you feel comfortable on the water and allow you to have a fun and safe kayak experience!

After you finish your kayak lesson, we will all gather at the Gateway Canteen for a delicious dinner. You’ll be able to chose from a variety of fresh sandwiches and salads, such as “The Trekker”; wheat berry bread with fig chevre, candied walnuts, cucumbers, and spinach, or “The Dogwood Chicken Sandwich”; marinated chicken with sundried tomato pesto, smoked Gouda, lettuce and tomato on a toasted hoagie.  There is beer and wine available for purchase. Here we will talk about all of the great wildlife we saw and have SHE-nanigains!

  • Private Kayak Lesson
  • Kayak and all other equipment
  • Delicious Dinner
    • Check-in Time: 15 minutes prior to departure
    • Duration: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Women-Only, 21+


Anne Springs Close Greenway
2573 Lake Haigler Drive
Fort Mill, South Carolina 29715

  •  Closed-toed shoes
  • We kayak in rain or shine! Dress accordingly.
  • Water Bottle
  • Optional: Cash to tip your guide 10-20%

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