Door County Sea Kayak Symposium
Save the date: July 12-14, 2024

This year is the 21st Annual Door County Sea Kayak Symposium! Join us at Rowleys Bay Resort in beautiful Door County, WI, as we build a community of sea kayakers for a few days each summer. Whether you are an experienced kayaker or just beginning, the Door County Sea Kayak Symposium is a weekend of fun, growth and learning for everyone!


Quality on-water classes and land-based workshops that will help you develop and improve your sea kayaking skills. We offer a beginner track, women-only courses, and specialty courses at all levels. Work on boat control, your forward stroke, rolling, Greenland paddling skills, rescue techniques, and more. Whether you are just beginning, more advanced, or somewhere in the middle, we have classes that will help you learn and grow as a kayaker.


Enjoy guided trips to the rocky coves, rugged cliffs, and sandy beaches of Door County. Whatever your skill level we have a tour for you. Paddle with a naturalist, glimpse a sunken shipwreck, decipher pictographs, spot lighthouses, ride the waves, and more. Discover the beauty of Door County and put your skills to use!


This is what makes our symposium so special! Build a community with other paddlers both on and off the water. Social happenings include group meals, evening campfires, beer wagon, sunrise yoga, lunch seminars, symposium slide show, and an auction to benefit the Door County Land Trust. Make new friends and see the familiar faces of people who have been coming back for years. It's a comfortable, friendly environment that you are sure to enjoy.

You'll love our experienced, fun and dedicated instructors who are passionate about helping you get to the next level. Come learn from the pros!

Family Friendly
Due to low registration, youth classes have been cancelled for 2023. We hope to bring them back in 2024!

Check out photos from our past Symposiums to get a sense of what the excitement is all about!

"The most beneficial aspect of the weekend was becoming part of a paddling community and meeting people who inspire me to learn more and become more confident in the skills I have and have not learned." "The best part about the symposium was being in a community of paddlers in a supportive atmosphere. I prefer solo paddling and getting away from the crowds but I was touched deeply by the positive energy of so many leave-no-trace, silent sports people."