Beginner Courses

Introduction to Kayaking – Certification Course

Basic Kayak introduces the novice to paddling a kayak in calm sheltered water.

Paddle Canada Level 1 Skills – Certification Course

Level-1 provides the skill and knowledge necessary for day-long sea kayaking trips in sheltered waters (non-wilderness areas). Successful completion of Level-1 indicates competence to paddle a sea kayak within a sheltered bay in the company of one or more paddlers with Level-1 or greater skill and knowledge.

Self Rescues – Clinic & Card

Will take the novice kayaker through technique, sequence and practice of one of the most important skills every paddler needs to know. On successful completion you will be able to get back into your kayak safely and securely should you ever fall out.

Assisted Rescues – Clinic & Card

Shows you how to help another kayaker to get back into their kayak using teamwork while minimizing your risks.

Introduction to Kayak Paddle Strokes – Clinic

Goes over technique and practice of six basic and very useful strokes.

Kayaking “Elements” Series – 4 Parts

Climate and Weather             –        learn their influence and effects for boating

Compass and Navigation     –        know where you are going and how to get there

Tides and Currents                –        discover forecasting and use of Tables

Trip Planning                          –        understand what needs planning and how to do it

VHF Maritime Radio Course – Certification Course; Canadian Power Squadron

Teaches you how to properly use a VHF Maritime Radio.  To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate. It’s the law!