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Address: 602 North Interstate Highway 35, San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone Number: (512) 392-9910
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Finally Learned How to Roll

I have been kayaking for almost 10 years but using sit on tops because I could never get my roll down. In preparation for an upcoming trip I chanced upon Ben and found he does... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I have been kayaking for almost 10 years but using sit on tops because I could never get my roll down. In preparation for an upcoming trip I chanced upon Ben and found he does private instruction. After two hours in the cook waters of the San Marcos River I am much more confident in my roll. We even paddled... More 

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My boys and i had a fantastic time on the river on a couple Ben's paddleboards, and really loved his giant tree swing after the trip. Will be back again later this summer!

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Waxahachie, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Had an excellent time learning the basics of White Water Kayaking in San Marcos! Was there with a group of Boy Scouts for a high adventure trip. The instruction was incredible - Ben knows how to teach kayaking! Our troop has been there twice in the previous 5 years, and each time it was an event of a lifetime! We... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Highly recommend the summer camp for kids. We have three boys who have done it three different years. Ben and his crew are awesome with the kids. The kids always have a good time and really improve their technique. We want to get our scout troop to do a trip with the Outdoor Center!

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Dallas
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Beginner or advanced, recreational or competitor, backyard or adventurous traveling paddler, the POC has the proven experience to either build your confidence and skills or guide you on one of many "once in a lifetime" adventure trips here in the U.S. or abroad. I should know this as I started as a novice five years ago. Through excellent tutelage, my... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2010

White water kayaking in San Marcos River Between San Antonio and Austin in spring fed river makes this a good place to learn white water kayaking any time of year. The water is around 75 degrees year round so it feels cool in the summer and warm in the winter--strange feeling to put your hands in the water to warm... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

I went down there for their "Classic Weekend", $260 for two days on the river plus they throw in 3 hours of roll instruction for free on Friday night. I had Ben as an instructor all weekend and he was spectacular. I can't say enough good things about the two of them and the shop they run. We lucked out... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

I love spending time at the Power Olympic Outdoor Center! Where else can you spend time with, and learn from, world-class athletes? Ben and Michelle's professionalism and hospitality combine to make the Outdoor Center a family friendly environment that offers top-notch recreation on a beautiful spring-fed river. From my 63-yr old mother-n-law to my 4 yr old son, there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

I have been kayaking off and on for about 5 years while learning from Ben and Michelle. The San Marcos river is the perfect place to learn, and the Olympic Outdoor Center has excellent instructors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

Ben and Michelle are amazing. I learned to kayak at their school and have since been on several trips with them. You'll love it. The instruction is literally the best in the world and you'll experience a whole new type of adventure travel. 5 Stars!!!

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