Level 1 Kayak Skills

Date:2022: Please click book now for available dates. Contact us for custom date requests.
Duration:2 days
Price:250
2022: Please click book now for available dates. Contact us for custom date requests.

Discover 2 days of Learning the Fundamentals of Sea Kayaking in one of the safest and most picturesque settings you'll ever encounter! 

Enjoy the world of kayaking thinking safety first! What better way than to spend it on the Salish Sea in the Southern Gulf Islands of BC!
This two day skills course is designed for beginners that want a comprehensive understanding of Sea Kayaking in flat water, as well as those whom want to brush up on their skills before taking to your chosen waters! 

 

THIS PADDLE CANADA SANCTIONED SEA KAYAK SKILLS COURSE INVOLVES AN INTRODUCTION TO VARIOUS TOPICS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

 

Correct Paddling Technique

Assisted and Unassisted Re-Entry Techniques

Controlled Wet Exit

Kayak Parts/Styles and Safety Gear

Navigation

Weather

Tides & Currents

Journeying and Seamanship

Risk Management

Injury Prevention

Leave No Trace Principles

Trip Planning Skills for full day paddles along safe and easy landing shorelines

 

Please see the Paddle Canada website for a full course syllabus.

 

Cost is $250 + GST for the course and certification, plus $60 kayak and safety gear rental option (wetsuit included).  Drysuits are available for rent for $80.

 

2022 Dates:  Please click book now button to see availability or contact us with your preferred dates.

 

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Meeting Point:

Port Browning
4605 Oak Rd,
Pender Island
1-855-629-6939

Waivers:

Please read the following waivers which will need to be signed at checkin.

Tides:

Price:250

50% due upon booking. balance due 30 days prior to course start date. 50% refund if cancelled 15-30 days prior to course start date