Our guide Majel was an awesome teacher and made me feel comfortable as it was my first time in a canoe. Although the weather was chilly and rainy, Majel brought ponchos and extra sweaters to keep the group warm. I was quite nervous in the beginning but Majel went at a good pace that allowed us to keep up and provided instructions along the way when we got a little turned around. My husband and I had a great time and learned a lot about the Nederlands. It was truly a highlight of our trip and one we would highly recommend to anyone.