Team Building

June 2011 002esIf you’re looking for the perfect idea for a group outing, team building activity or other corporate events, a guided kayak trip is what you seek. Whether an incentive or reward for a group, a wellness or stress-management outing or a team building experience, a guided kayak trip with our professional staff is the ultimate group activity for visitors to the coast — and a great way to bring groups together.

When people share a new experience, or work together to solve a problem or overcome a challenge, teamwork is fostered and relationships are built. Kayaking is indeed a new experience for most people. And, even for those who have kayaked before, kayaking with a group – as part of a team – is an excellent opportunity to learn to work together in a fun, low-stress environment while experiencing nature in a truly unique and exciting way.

Without exception, our guided kayak trips and team building events begin with several individuals learning a new activity in a natural setting – and they end with one group sharing laughter and stories about one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives. Even without a team-building agenda, group kayaking is the perfect team-building evolution and one of the best ways to build memories and bonds that will truly last a lifetime.

For our team building programs, we take cooperation to the next level. First, we utilize tandem (two-person) kayaks and randomize the two-person teams to create new one-on-one relationships instantly. Learning to paddle a tandem kayak requires a high-degree of cooperation and teamwork. We further build teams by separating the kayaks into two-teams where several double-kayaks have the opportunity to work together in a friendly competition against the other team.

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Finally, with kayaking and cooperation skills honed, the teams return as one group – paddling together and helping each other overcome any challenges they may face along the way. Of course, the challenges are usually created by our guides, but occasionally we have help from our guests. With guidance from our staff of professional paddlers and team building experts, the group is given a task requiring them to use new skills and knowledge – proving to themselves that, together, they can do anything.

Team Building in War Canoes

Our Giant War Canoes are perfect for group outings and team building events! These BIG CANOES accommodate 10-people each and highlight all the aspects of teamwork and team building. A War Canoe Adventure requires immediate and constant cooperation and teamwork and bonds the group in a very special way. Sharing new and unusual experiences creates special connections between participants; and our War Canoes are by far the most unique and unusual group experience around. For more information on Up The Creek’s BIG CANOE FUN, visit:

Our guided kayak trips and team building events and activities help people and groups learn, grow and find the mindset and tools to work through new experiences effectively — both as individuals and as a team. In a safe and comfortable environment, your group will find it fun and easy to try new things and open their minds to new ideas and effective ways of thinking and working together.

Contact our staff for details or to schedule your next event. If you’re a meeting planner and you are already working with a destination services coordinator, simply ask them to make sure paddling and team building is on the list of available activities and we’ll coordinate with them to ensure your group has an ideal on-water experience.

Approximately 2-Hours (With advance notice, we can design an event to fit any itinerary.)
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We have made booking online super easy and convenient. If for some reason you have questions, are planning on paying in cash or would rather book directly with us please fill out our Inquiry form under the book a tour tab and we will personally handle your booking. We look forward to sharing the beauty of the coast with you.

What to Bring Paddling

There are several things that you can bring to ensure that your kayak tour with us will be enjoyable. Up The Creek provides all the necessary equipment, including a Kayak or Paddleboard, Paddle, PFD, water and snacks. The list below details some additional recommendations for a pleasant day on the water.
  • Dress for the weather in quick drying clothing
  • Hat & Sunglasses w/strap
  • Sandals or Old Tennies
  • Sunscreen & Bug spray
  • Emergency Medications
  • Dry bag or box if you have one
  • A smile and enthusiasm
  • No Jeans or Sweatshirts

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