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Mountain Sports Kayak School

800 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005
+1 970-879-8794
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A 'Must-try' when in steamboat

My husband and I had a great morning SUPing with Barry on the beautiful yampa. Barry was a great... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2017
ClairML
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Denver, Colorado
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Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Our first SUP lesson on the Yampa River was an amazing experience for the entire family! Everyone... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2017
bkridel
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Clemmons, North Carolina
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Serving Northwest Colorado since 1980 with top quality kayak instruction. Our most popular program is structured for those who have never paddled on moving water or never kayaked before. Our 3 hour lesson is a great way for you and your family to experience kayaking on a river. All equipment, transportation and kayaks are provided. We also offer Rentals Stand Up Paddle boards, Canoes, Lake Kayaks, Inflatable Kayaks, White Water Kayaks, Sea Kayaks and all the equipement that is needed to get you out on the water. We offer private lessons upon request for kayaking and Stand Up Paddle boarding. Give us a call if you have any questions! Cheers, Mountain Sports Kayak School
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800 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5005
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+1 970-879-8794
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Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a great morning SUPing with Barry on the beautiful yampa. Barry was a great teacher,an excellent conversationalist; he did a great job catering to the different skill levels of my husband and I and challenging each of us to improve...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2017

Our first SUP lesson on the Yampa River was an amazing experience for the entire family! Everyone at Mountain Sports Kayak School was very friendly and helpful. Our guide, Barry, was a great teacher (especially for my 10 and 14 year old) and taught us...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

Learning to kayak was an awesome thing for my family to do together. I was surprised by how easy it could be. It was refreshing learning that I was capable of doing something as physically and mentally challenging as this complex sport.

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Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

Great fun for all including 16 yr and 10 yr children. They gave the skills to feel comfortable and experiences to challenge you. Saw beaver dams and birds carry off fish. They were patient and fun. They even offered to take pictures. You feel like...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful experience!!! Friendly, top notch customer service. Our guide was Matt and he did a great job preparing us for the rapids. I was a little anxious going into it but he was very skilled and patient at giving tips and tricks. Felt very safe....More

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Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Barry and crew are first rate. We had a group of nine with the youngest age 7 and everyone had a blast!

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Reviewed September 16, 2016

AND WE DID !!! My wife & I lake kayak & canoe, but this was our first time in a river -- w/ lots of rocks & some limited white water. AUG the river is low, less than 10% of Spring during the thaw. A...More

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MartinBradleySmith, Manager at Mountain Sports Kayak School, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2017

Glad you had a great time! Hope to see you guys next time your in Steamboat!! Thanks for the great review! Marty

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Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We signed up to kayak through the ranch we were vacationing at without really paying attention to the planned activity. Arrived at Mountain Sports Kayak School and were greeted warmly. Fitted with the appropriate safety gear and then headed off to the river. All equipment...More

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MartinBradleySmith, Manager at Mountain Sports Kayak School, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2017

Thanks for the great review Debbie! Glad you had a great time and hope to see you again next time you guys are out at the ranch! Marty

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Reviewed August 16, 2016

My husband and I signed up for the "Never Ever Lesson" which is a 3 hour lesson intended for beginners was perfect. Our class had one other couple so it was a small group. The father and son team were both exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable....More

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MartinBradleySmith, Manager at Mountain Sports Kayak School, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2017

Hey Carolyn Thanks for the review i just saw it! Hope to see you guys next time your in Steamboat! And we will work on missing a few more rocks next time ;) Cheers, Marty

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Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Had so much fun paddle boarding with our guide who was extremely knowledgeable, experienced and above all patient. The river was beautiful as we meandered down, and I was surprised at how much easier it was than I imagined. They even took photos for us...More

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MartinBradleySmith, Manager at Mountain Sports Kayak School, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2017

Thanks for the review Rainey! Im just seeing all these review from last summer and getting excited for this coming season! Hope to see you guys again next time your in Steamboat! Cheers, Marty

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Wendy A
November 28, 2016|
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Response from MartinBradleySmith | Property representative |
Hey Wendy, some years we do lessons in March and some years we don't because its snowing still... we hope its still snowing but if now we will be doing lessons. best to give us a call and we can answer your questions as... More
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