SEA STUDENT
At the Wilderness Kayak Institute, experienced paddlers can become masters of the open ocean through the Masters’ Program, 12-day intensive kayaking classes. Directed by famed kayaker John Dowd, the classes focus on wilderness survival and the range of skills required to paddle safely on rugged seas. Courses cost $1,790 and are offered through September off the Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia. (877) 724-1815, www.wildernesskayak.co -